Latest News from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel

Deputy Principal, Michael O'Loughlin has kindly shared the latest news from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel with CEIST. 

Academic Awards for Excellence 2014-15

Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel celebrated the 19th Annual Presentation Awards for Excellence in St.Marys Church Irishtown in October. The awards acknowledge the tremendous achievements of the girls across the whole spectrum in education in the school. The awards recognize that this pursuit of excellence is not confined to academic achievement but encompasses the whole range of activities that makes for a rounded and balanced education. The evening is a celebration of the achievements of the students over the past school year. The evening began a beautiful rendition of “One Step Beyond” by the Junior School Choir under the guidance of music teachers, Ms.Siobhan Alley and Ms.Jennifer Williams.

The school was delighted to have Justin Brown,CEIST, as our guest speaker, Mrs.Ethel Reynolds (Principal) welcomed the large attendance which included special guests, Presentation Sisters from the local community and the trustees representatives, members of the Board of Management, Teachers, Parents, Sponsors and most importantly, the students themselves.

Anne Marie Power and Mairin McGrath (President and Vice President of the Student Council) replied on behalf of the students. Certificates of Recognition of Outside Achievement in Extra Curricular Activity The evening started with a presentation by Ms.Kathriona Murphy to over 90 girls for their involvement in extra-curricular activity. In presenting these certificates, the school recognized the outstanding achievements of the students in their chosen field of activity and is acknowledging the ambassadorial of the students on behalf of the school.

Student of the Year Awards

The Student of the Year Award from the 1st to 6th year groups were presented by the respective Year Head in association with the sponsor of each year group. Nominations from each year were invited on stage and with mounting tension, the Year Head read out the winner.

These awards were followed by the Academic Awards.

Junior Cert Academic Award
Mrs Anne Dwyer presented the Junior Cert Academic Award to Aoife O’Farrell,a past student of Grange N.S.

Leaving Cert Academic Awards.
Mr.Michael O’Loughlin (Deputy Principal) presented Leaving Cert Academic Awards.

Traditional Leaving Certificate Award was presented to Lorna Ni Chealligh,a past pupil of St Olivers who achieved 595 points in her Leaving Certificate. Lorna is now studying Science in UCD. During the six years which she has spent as a student of Presentation Secondary, Lorna has shown herself to be a student of exceptional ability. Needless to say when it came to Leaving Cert she shone again with a brilliant result of 595 points

Jade Loftus was the winner of the Leaving Cert Applied Academic Award.Sophie worked very hard and consistently since starting her programme in September 2013 and is described by her teachers as an excellent student who showed great care for others as well.


Pictured above Sinead Cosgrave being presented with the CEIST award from Justin Brown of CEIST with Principal, Ethel Reynolds and Deputy Principal, Michael O'Loughlin. 

The CEIST award was an extra addition to our ceremony this year.

This award was presented to a student who made an overall contribution to school life through a number of categories.

Sinead Cosgrave was the winner of the award.

Special Category Awards

Special Category Awards were presented in areas such as Creativity, Enterprise & Initiative, Leadership, Sports Awards, Student Peer Awards, Scientific Endeavour and Master Chef.

These awards recognized the tremendous work by students outside the academic area and their participation in extra curricular areas in the school community.

Mrs Reynolds concluded the ceremony by congratulating all the award recipients for their individual achievements and paid tribute to Ms.Jean Rogers for organizing the smooth running of the event.

Pictured above are the Student Peer Award Winners with Principal Ethel Reynolds, Justin Brown, CEIST and Deputy Principal, Michael O'Loughlin. 

The Award winners were as follows;

Academic Awards: Junior Cert: Aoife O’Farrell

Leaving Certificate: Lorna Ni Cheallaigh Leaving Cert Applied: Jade Loftus

Student of the Year: Cailin Napier (First Year) , Niamh Power (Second Year) Kayleigh Hill (Third Year) Nadine Mullery (TY) Kornelia Gucwa & Aoife Delaney Reade(Fifth year) Aiman Khan (Sixth Year)

Special Category Awards; Moya O’Dywer(Creativity Art), Caoimhe & Sadhbh O Flynn(Creativity), Sophie O Sullivan & Beibhinn Nolan (Enterprise and Initiative) Sarah O’Connor (Sports Junior) Megan Fitzgerald (Scientific Endeavour) (Junior Katie Glynn, Senior Aoife Shortiss (Master Chef) Sinead Cosgrave (CEIST Award)

Student Peer Awards:
First Year: Ella Traas Second Year: Olivia O’Brien Third Year: Aoife O’Farrell Fifth Year: Rosie Mai Fitzgerald Sixth Year; Aine English.

UCD Scholars Awards

Congratulations to Lorna Ni Cheallaigh LC 2015 who received an UCD Entrance Scholars Award for her outstanding Leaving Cert results.

Lorna received 595 points and is studying Science in UCD.  Best wishes to Lorna in her future studies.

Cross Country Championships

We had a very enjoyable and successful day in Marlfield last week at the South Tipp Cross Country Championships.

Our first year team finished third in the team event.

Sarah Ni Cheallaigh ran an outstanding race in the second year race. Sarah was a convincing winner and the second years finished second in the team event.

Lauren Kearney, even though, carrying an injury, finished third in the senior race and our senior girls won the team event.

Presentation Day

We celebrated Presentation Day with a prayer service organised by our RE Department & TY students.The service was attended by all members of our school community and we were delighted that Sisters from the local community attended as well.

Les Miserables

The High School and Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel presented “Les Miserables” as their annual school show in the White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel recently. This joint schools project has been running for thirty nine years. We were treated to another excellent production. The Theatre was packed to capacity for the four nights. The students also performed two matinees for the local primary schools.

The show provided some great nights of entertainment as the boys and girls of Highschool Clonmel and Presentation Secondary School,Clonmel performed to their normal high standards.

A large cast of over seventy talented teenagers took to the stage, to tell the story of Les Miserables.The storyline of one man’s struggle in post-Revolutionary France sent certainly kept the audience enthralled. There were some outstanding performance by Jean Valjean (Conor McGuigan), Javert (Daragh Johnson),Fantine (Kate Alyward Brown), Cosette (Tara Gearon),Enjolras (Joe Sheehan) and Marius (Daniel Traas).

The cast was treated to standing ovations on all nights such was the great reaction to the show. Great acknowledgement should be given to the Producer and Director, Jennifer Williams, with musical direction from Siobhan Alley and Olga Gannon.

The students had been working hard since their return to school in late August and they can be very proud of their production. Both schools would to like to acknowledge the support of their sponsors for the raffles over the four nights which help to defray the costs of the production of the show.

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