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15-December-22
School News!

Presentation Thurles

GAA Gear Appeal for Ugandan Pupils

A primary school in Uganda has organised an appeal to Irish GAA clubs for second-hand helmets, boots, football gloves and jerseys, as a lot of local school children in Uganda have fallen in love with hurling and football. The club was founded by two friends after coming across videos of matches on YouTube and TikTok in 2019. They then started watching matches on the GAAGO app using a subscription gifted to them by the GAA for the 2022 season. The equipment was sent to them by Co. Meath company, Cúltec after its owners saw the children on Instagram playing with makeshift hurleys and tennis balls. Second year CSPE class, Naomh Tomás, here at the Presentation Thurles, have decided to organise a GAA gear appeal for this Ugandan club. We are collecting hurleys, socks, helmets, shorts, jerseys, shin guards, football boots and football gloves suitable for 4-14 year old children, all of which will need to be in good condition.

We are going to be collecting all of the gear until Wednesday the 21st December every morning from 8.30 a.m. until 8.45 a.m. We will also be collecting them in early January for a few days before the GAA gear is transported to Uganda from Co. Meath.

All support is much appreciated.

GAA Gear Appeal for Uganda Children organised by Pres Thurles 2nd Year students from Naomh Tomás.jpg

Poster Competition – Wellbeing Week

Congratulations to all of our winners of the poster competition that was held during our Wellbeing & Anti-Bullying Week recently. These include Kelly Ferncombe (1st Year), Cara Delaney (3rd Year), Amelia Tracey (3rd Year) and Katie Henderson (5th Year). The winning designs will be framed and displayed around the school. “You Matter Here. You Belong Here. You can Succeed Here.”

Wellbeing Week Poster Competition Winners - Pictured from L-R Kelly Ferncombe (1st Year), Cara Delaney (3rd Year), Amelia Treacy (3rd Year) and .jpg

Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop

Well done to our TY students who participated in wreath-making workshops last week. Beautifully designed wreaths will now adorn the doors of many local households this Christmas. Sincere gratitude to Ms Laura Bryan and to Ms Sinead Glascott for running and co-ordinating this brilliant seasonal activity.

TY Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop - Katie Conway, Isabella Madden, Tiani Garrett, Amy Reddan & Lucy O'Brien - Copy.jpg

Christmas Jumper Day - Annual St Vincent de Paul Fundraiser

A HUGE ‘Thank You’ to all of our students and staff who contributed to our fundraiser for the local St Vincent de Paul Society. At the time of printing, over a thousand euro was raised for this very important charitable cause at Christmas time. A sincere ‘Thank You’ to our Student Council who ran this fundraiser, ably guided by their advisor, Ms Susan King.

Christmas Variety Concert

We are thrilled to have our annual concerts back on stage again following the pandemic break. We had a very keenly contested and entertaining 1st Year Variety Concert last Thursday! Our First Year students showed their creative sides with many class group and individual performances. Well done to all who performed; we have a very talented bunch! A big ‘Thank You’ to the 1st Year Year Head, Ms Yvonne O’Sullivan, for organising this fun afternoon for the girls.

Christmas Wishes

Everyone at Presentation Secondary School Thurles would like to extend their good wishes and festive greetings to all of our Presentation Sisters, to our staff and their families, to our students and their families, to our past pupils both near and far and to everyone in the greater Thurles area. Nollaig shona daoibh go léir agud Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh.

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