News from Presentation Secondary School Waterford

April 2017

Presentation Secondary School Waterford shortlisted for
Bord Gais Student Theatre Awards

Congratulations to students in Presentation Secondary School, Cannon Street, Waterford who have been shortlisted for the Bord Gais Student Theatre Awards,
The awards will take place on May 17th for our Transition Year 2016 production of the Lion King Junior.

May 2017

Presentation Secondary School, Waterford shared the following news snippet on their recent Active Historian Competition.

Active Historian Competition

The Active Historian Competition has been running in the school since 2006. All 1st years are asked to make a model that represents a period in History that they have studied in 1st year.
This competition is kindly sponsored by the school Tuck Shop.
The entries include models of Newgrange, Early Christian monasteries, Roman aqueducts, dolmens, Neolithic weapons.
Parents and 6th class students from the Presentation Primary school attended an exhibition of the entries.
Once again the standard was extremely high, and the overall winner was Katie Whelan for her wonderful model of Reginald’s Tower and a Viking longboat, for her excellent model of the Book of Kells.
Katie Whelan overall winner.
Zara McEvoy who was awarded 2nd place.
Leah Keane who was awarded 3rd place.

Highly Commended Awards

Emma Clarke and Ciara Kirby.
Damiana Gabrielli and Michail Moran.
Herika Guimaraes.
Molly Mai Flynn and Pamela Phelan.
Olivia-Doherty and Taylor Hearne.
Sarah Reidy.

Presentation Secondary School SciFest

Presentation Secondary School, Waterford participated in SciFest this year and have kindly shared news and photos from the event.
Pictured above Winners - Best Chemistry Project- Aoife Nolan and Niamh Buck “Does the structure of fats affect their solubility”
1. Olivia Kopezynska, Frances Drohan & Rebecca Cummins “How different salts crystalize”
2. Lily McGrath, Ava & Ella Murphy: “The chemistry of carbonation (fizzing)”
3. Eeman Fatima, Ana Maria Grigoras & Orla Rothwell “Milk and vinegar make plastic?”
4. Holly Meagher, Zoe Frampton & Shauna Hennessy “ Enzymes in detergents”
5. Sophie Holohan & Laura Sullivan “How temperature affects magnets”
6. Ginty Skackauskaite, Niamh Sullivan & Pippi Hennessy “ Which fruit give the best DNA
7. Almira Shabani, Sophie Griffith & Kayla Dam Walsh “ Supertasters”

June 2017

Presentation Secondary School Summer Newsletter 2017

As the 2017/18 school year draws to a close I would like to thank all of our parents for their continued support of the school. I would also like to wish our Junior and Leaving Certificate students the very best as they face into the State exams. I am sure that all of the hard work will pay off.
Our students have achieved many great things this year both academic and sporting. The school’s strong commitment to the community has remained through our continued involvement with St. Vincent de Paul, Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Green Schools to mention but a few. This year Second and Fifth Year students took part in Sci-fest at Waterford Institute of Technology with Mr. Lynch. This was our first time entering the competition and we were delighted that all of the groups excelled with our Fifth Year Group winning the Chemistry award. We hope to build on this success in science.
I hope that you will enjoy reading about some of the events and initiatives that our students have been involved in since January. Now as we enjoy the summer break I’m sure all of our students will stay safe and we look forward to welcoming our new First Years as the class of 2017/18 graduate.
Adrian Gibbs
Full news letter can be found here