Presentation Killina News – September 2019

Climate Change

On Friday the 20th September, students and staff in Killina Presentation Secondary School stood in solidarity with students around the nation and around the world at 12 o’clock.  The theme of climate change is an emergency, and the lack of action is alarming.  During class 5 today, teachers switched off the lights and computers in rooms to demonstrate the little things that we can all do in the fight against climate change.

In Killina, we are a member of the Worldwise Global Schools (WWGS) group, and have received our 3rd ‘Passport Award’ last April in recognition of our work in the area of GCE.

Our student-led Global Citizenship Education (GCE) committee are organising a ‘Social Justice Week’ from the 4th to the 8th November, to create greater awareness of issues relating to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as climate action and sustainable consumption.

A committee of students are taking part in a workshop on Tuesday 1st October to organise a campaign against single-use plastic bottles in our school.

Killina Presentation Secondary School has a Global Partnership with Mahilo Primary School in Kaoma, Zambia, where we do a joint project with the students there- last year the topic of the project was ‘Plastics and Pollution’.

Well done to all the students involved for their energy, enthusiasm, ideas and actions- truly setting an example for us all.


Killina bids farewell to the Presentation Sisters

On the 7th July, a beautiful and moving ceremony and mass took place in Killina to give the opportunity to the parish and wider community to bid a fond and emotional farewell to the Presentation Sisters from the convent.

A large crowd assembled to demonstrate their appreciation, gratitude and affection for the nuns, and to acknowledge the incalculable contribution to the area via the secondary school and many other community activities.

It was a bittersweet day full of fond memories and the sense of an era not so much ending as evolving, as the nuns’ legacy in the thriving, modern, well-equipped school will stand testament to their vision, dedication and steadfast adherence to the guiding principles of the foundress Nano Nagle long into the future.

All that can be said is a simple thank you, as there wouldn’t be enough words or enough time to adequately reflect the positive impact on so many lives over so many generations.

Go n-eirí an bóthar libh…