Patrician Presentation School jottings

Pictured above is Mr Joe Keane, Chairman Fethard Tidy Towns, presenting a cheque towards sponsoring pupils who will travel as supporters of the local Junk Kouture entry in UL on Thursday. Also included in the photograph with the pupils are Ms Pat Looby (Art Teacher) and Mr Ernan Britton (School Principal).
Junk Kouture group supported by Fethard Tidy Towns

Junk Kouture group supported by Fethard Tidy Towns

Best Wishes to Kate Quigley, Niamh Morrissey and Niamh Crotty whose entry ‘Anything could Happen’ will compete in the regional finals of the Junk Kouture competition in the concert hall in UL on Thursday evening next, March 14. Kate will model the outfit and there is great excitement in the school as this is the second year in a row that the school has qualified for the regional finals of the competition.

We also look forward to viewing the competing creations from other schools in the South of Ireland. Well done to all including Ms Patrica Looby who inspired the girls to enter the competition. The school wishes to thank most sincerely both the Tidy Towns Committee and the Environment Section of South Tipperary County Council for their sponsorship of the supporters’ bus to Limerick. The main sponsors of the Junk Kouture competition is European Recycling Platform (ERP), a company set up in response to the introduction of the European Union’s (WEEE) Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment project. Our pupils incorporated electrical copper wire into the accessories for the competition. Remember to Re-use, Re-cycle and Re-fashion!

Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage helpers

Fifth Year pupils, Michelle Walsh and Tara Horan, have been chosen to travel to Lourdes as youth helpers with the diocesan pilgrimage on June 16. A non-uniform day in aid of the Lourdes Fund will be held on Friday, March 15. The annual Table Quiz, also in aid of the Lourdes Fund, was held in the school’s study hall on Monday, March 4. There was good support for the quiz and well done to the Parents’ Association and Mr and Mrs Prendergast for all their help with the organisation of the event. The school has long associations with fundraising for Lourdes in the parish and is well represented by its pupils each year in Lourdes. The quiz winners on the night were, in the senior section: Betty Walsh, Claire Walsh, Carly Walsh and Shirley Cooney; and in the Junior Section: Jack Spillane, Mark Hayde, Thomas O’Reilly and Nathan Costin.

Le Chéile

Dr. Eilis Humphreys, Education Officer and Mr Sean Goan, Faith Development Officer with Le Chéile Trustee Group made their annual visit to the school on Wednesday last. The Le Chéile Trust, to which our school belongs for the last few years, is a collaborative trust involving fourteen religious congregations who wish to affirm their commitment to the future of Catholic Education in Ireland and to work in partnership with the government in education. The Ursuline Congregation, with schools in Cork, Thurles and Waterford, joined the trust group in 2012. The Principal, Mr Britton and two of our pupils, Michelle Walsh and Tara Horan, attended the Le Chéile AGM, Conference and Student Event in Dublin on January 31.

Entrance Assessment and Enrolment 2013

The entrance assessment for intending First Year Pupils was held in the school on Saturday last March 9. The Parents Association hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ event for parents during the morning. It was the opportunity for parents to meet with other parents, members of the parents association and the management of the school.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Class events are taking place this week in conjunction with the annual Seachtain na Gaeilge with pupils being encouraged to wear Green on this Friday’s non-uniform day.

Geography Field Trip

As part of their Leaving Certificate Programme, the TY pupils and their teacher Mr McGree carried out a Geographical Investigation in Tramore Bay on Monday, March 11. They studied the geomorphological processes of transportation and deposition in a coastal environment.