Latest Student News from Presentation Secondary School Clonmel

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

Academic Awards for Excellence 2015 -16

Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel celebrated the 20th 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 Adi Roche, Chernobyl Children International and past pupil, as our guest speaker.
Mrs. Ethel Reynolds (Principal) welcomed the large attendance which included special guests, Presentation Sisters from the local community and the trustee’s representatives, members of the Board of Management, Teachers, Parents, Sponsors and most importantly, the students themselves.

Sarah O’Gorman and Ciara Coffey (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

Mr. Michael O’Loughlin (Deputy Principal) presented the Junior Cert Academic Award to Ne Ne Lonergan, a past student of Sisters of Charity.

Leaving Cert Academic Awards

Mrs Reynolds (Principal) presented Leaving Cert Academic Awards.

Traditional Leaving Certificate Award was presented to Sinead Cosgrave, a past pupil of Kilsheelan N.S who achieved 625 points in her Leaving Certificate. Sinead is now studying Physiotherapy in UCD. During the six years which she has spent as a student of Presentation Secondary, Sinead 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 625 points.

Deirdre Browne & Emma Brown were joint winners of the Leaving Cert Applied Academic 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.

The Award winners were as follows;

Academic Awards: Junior Cert: Ne Ne Lonergan
Leaving Certificate: Sinead Cosgrave Leaving Cert Applied: Deirdre Browne & Emma Brown

Student of the Year: Caoimhe Woods (First Year) Sadhbh O’Brien (Second Year) Aoife Walsh (Third Year) Mairead O’Donnell Aoife Delaney Reade (Sixth year)

Special Category Awards; Ne Ne Lonergan (Creativity Art), Caoimhe O Flynn (Creativity in Writing), Ty Fun Run (Enterprise and Initiative) Cailin Napier (Sports Junior) Eileen Flannery (Sports Senior) Megan Fitzgerald (Scientific Endeavour) Lauren Moriarty (Junior Master Chef) Leanne O’Connell (Senior Master Chef) Ceire Meagher & Katie Gough (CEIST Award).

Student Peer Awards:
First Year: Caoimhe Woods Second Year: Annabel Ryan Third Year: Lauren Barry O’Riordain Fifth Year: Rosie Mai Fitzgerald Sixth Year; Becky Lyttleton.

Pictured above are students Ceire Meagher and Katie Gough receiving the CEIST award. 

School Shows

The High School and Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel presented “Annie” as their annual school show in the White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel recently. This joint schools project has been running for forty 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  “Annie”. The storyline of “Annie” certainly kept the audience enthralled. There were some outstanding performances by Annie (Aoife McNamara/Simone McInerney), Oliver Warbucks (Ciaran O’Brien), Miss Hannigan (Rose Logue Hallinan), Grace Farrell (Aoife O’Loughlin), Franklin Roosevelt (Tadhg Kenna) and Drake (Cormac Hennessy).

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.

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