Presentation Thurles News – September 2019

Culture Night Debut for Maura Tobin

Congratulations to Maura Tobin 5th year, who has been invited to take part in Poetry Ireland’s celebration of “Culture Night” on September 20th in Parnell square, Dublin. Maura was a finalist in last year’s Poetry Aloud competition and is thrilled to be part of what promises to be a wonderful night of Poetry. Maura will speak two of her favourite poems, “September 1913” and “In Memory of Eva Gore Booth and Con Markiewicz” both written by WB Yeats. Maura will be accompanied by her teacher Ms. Regan, her parents and siblings.


Transition Year News

On Tuesday last, our Transition Year students set out from Kilmacthomas for their first outing of the year on the stunning Waterford Greenway cycle. On route to Dungarvan, we took a detour to Clonea, where our students enjoyed a dip in the sea. It was a most enjoyable day and a perfect start to a great year ahead. Thanks to Ms. Coleman and Ms. Bourke for accompanying the students on this memorable trip. We look forward to creating more memorable memories throughout the year.


SVP News

The academic year has only begun and already the school’s branch of the SVP group is in action. This year, the group is primarily made up of third year students who, together with Ms. Stanley have begun planning a coffee morning and Christmas party for our senior citizens. Another integral aspect of this group is the “Giving Tree” which encourages everyone in the school to become aware of the needs of others. Such a philosophy is very much in line with the ethos of our foundress, Venerable Nano Nagle, “Not words but deeds.”

SVP Committee:
L- R {Back Row} Katie Rigney, Michael Kerwick, Pat Moroney, Brian O’ Halloran, Danny Broderick.
{Front Row} Claire O’ Brien, Rose O’ Donnell, Bonnie Hehir, Mary Kate Cronin and Saoirse Bourke


Aoibheann Stars in Lithuania!

Presentation Thurles Transition Year student Aoibheann Clancy travelled to Lithuania last week as a member of the Irish under-17 Soccer team for their European Qualifying matches against Albania, Lithuania and Greece. Aoibheann scored in each of the three games, helping Ireland to secure qualification for the next round. Well done Aoibheann!


Trip to Delphi

Transition Year students kicked off what is certain to be a wonderful year with a trip to Delphi Adventure Centre, Co.Mayo. The girls headed for the award winning adventure centre, set in the rolling hills of rugged and gorgeous Connemara. Over the following two and a half days the girls enjoyed a wide variety of water and land activities including surfing, kayaking, rock climbing, high ropes tunneling and team challenges. The trip allowed the Transition Year students to interact in a setting outside the school environment while at the same time conquering their fears and challenging themselves with new experiences. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we look forward to the year ahead.


Sixth Year Ecology Trip

Our Sixth Year Biology students enjoyed a trip to Fota Wildlife Park to carry out a comprehensive ecology study of a Grassland ecosystem for their Leaving Certificate.

The girls identified various flora and fauna in their habitats, recorded abiotic factors using light and pH meters, hygrometers and gradiometers.  Qualitative and quantitative surveys of the grassland were also carried out. Agricultural Science students carried out similar field work in Clocannon Biofarm. Good weather on the day kept spirits high while completing all tasks.