Presentation Secondary School Tralee
Telephone: 066 7122737 

Email: prestralee@gmail.com 
School Roll: 61450C

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

Business/Enterprise is an exciting and dynamic programme for the students of fourth year. They have the opportunity to become involved in a range of competitions that strive to develop their teamwork skills, interpersonal skills and communication skills. Along with taking part in these competitions students also cover aspects of the Leaving Cert business, accounting, and economic course.

The Students Enterprise Awards is a National initiative organised by the County and City Enterprise Awards Boards which aims to foster an Enterprise culture amongst Second level students in Ireland. It offers the opportunity to take a business from idea stage through market research to production, selling, record-keeping, management and finally to writing a comprehensive report on the activity. Pres Talee have won County and National Enterprise Awards with innovative and exciting ideas.

Transition year students also participate in the A.I.B. Build-a - Bank competition and have reached the National finals in recent years and have won the National award in 2015.

The school also participated in the past in the Young Entrepeneur Programme with great success - winning the overall prize in 2013. An account from Kaithlin Corcoran, the winner, is available in the Achievements section.

NEWS/ACTIVTIES:

 

AIB BUILD A BANK 2017 - NOVEMBER 

Following the recent interview process the following students from TY have been selected as the Management team for the AIB school bank:

Leah Canty,Bronagh Foley, Rachel Kilgallen, Zainab Lawal , Orlaith O'Brien and Doireann Thomas.The girls are currently working on their business plans and preparing for the launch. We wish them well for the year.

20171127 112522

DRAGONS DEN 2017 

On Monday the 13th, our year had our very own ‘Dragons Den’. For transition year, as part of enterprise, we form mini- companies and sell a good or service. Each mini-company had to give a five or six minute long presentation to four judges. This was to help us to prepare for when we make our presentations to enter into the Student Enterprise Programme. The judges would then give us constructive criticism on our work.

 We were extremely fortunate as to have four amazing judges attending; Lisa Carroll, the local enterprise officer, Aidan O’ Mahony, community Garda and Dancing with the Stars winner, Juilette Harrington, AIB student officer and Teresa Walker, marketing manager for Lee Strand. After each presentation the judges would give us feed back and then score us. They had sheets with a marking scheme including how innovative our product was and how well we presented it.

The judges were with us till lunch time. Our enterprise teachers, Ms Boyle and Ms O’ Conor, then counted up our marks. There were fourteen teams. The winner our the competition got a €40 Yummy Café voucher. The Binder Minder group won. The day was extremely enjoyable and a very good experience for getting us ready to present for the competition.

Orlaith O'Brien

P1060534

DRAGON'S DEN - 1

TY students at Pres Tralee took part in their annual Dragon's Den workshop on Monday 13th of November. Students presented their enterprise ideas to the dragons and gained invaluable guidance and advice.  It was a great opportunity for them to gain confidence in presenting their businesses in preparation for the Kerry student enterprise awards.

Dragons who attended were: 

Lisa Carroll - Kerry Enterprise Board

Juilette Harrington - AIB

Teresa Walker - Lee Strand 

Aidan O'Mahony- community Garda/ former Kerry footballer / strictly come dancing

and we extend our gratitude to them for giving so generously of their time and expertise. Thanks to coordinating teachers Ms. Boyle and Ms. O'Connor.

LOCAL ENTERPRISE SPEAKER: 26/9/17

On Tuesday the 26th of September 2017, Maeve Townsend from our Local Enterprise Office came to speak to our class about enterprise and setting up our own mini-companies.  While Maeve was with us she talked to us about the characteristics of an entrepreneur, and she gave us many great ideas of innovative and creative products that have been created in the past couple of years - to get us thinking about potential products we may create as our mini businesses.  Maeve also told us that there are many ups and downs to starting your own business, but we are really looking forward to the challenge.

By: Eve Duffy, Sarah Daly and Clare O’Connor TY

 

2016/2017

AIB BUILD A BANK - TOPS AGAIN!

P1060481 comp

26/9/17 ENTERPRISE SPEAKER:

On Tuesday the 26th of September 2017, Maeve Townsend from our Local Enterprise Office came to speak to our class about enterprise and setting up our own mini-companies.  While Maeve was with us she talked to us about the characteristics of an entrepreneur, and she gave us many great ideas of innovative and creative products that have been created in the past couple of years - to get us thinking about potential products we may create as our mini businesses.  Maeve also told us that there are many ups and downs to starting your own business, but we are really looking forward to the challenge.

By: Eve Duffy, Sarah Daly and Clare O’Connor TY

 

MAY 2017

Pres-ent, an Enterprise Awards Ceremony was introduced in Presentation Secondary School, Tralee to showcase the numerous enterprises in TY 2016/2017.  The creative, innovative skills of these young entrepreneurs was recognised and rewarded during the ceremony on Wednesday 17th of May. Speakers from the world of business and sport included Barry John Keane, Laura O'Mahony of Munster Rugby, Pat Carmody Bank of Ireland, Sarah Leahy and and Karl O'Brien of A.I.B. who spoke of the importance of indigenous industry for the Irish economy and the role of female entrepreneurs in achieving this aim. 

Prizes presented included:

Caca Collector - 1st Prize

 Niamh Walsh, Bláthnaid Cotter, Niamh O'Shea, Eimear Ellard and Chloe Morris

CEO Pens-2nd Prize

 Orlaith O'Sullivan, Ciara Lynch and  Emma O'Keeffe

Chockyroad- 3rd Prize

 Therese Keane and Jordan Quinlivan

TY Enterprise Reporter

Xena Mitchell

 Thanks to Ms. O'Connor and Ms. O'Grady for coordinating the event.

ent 2

ONE BIG IDEA - MARCH 2017

One Big Idea for Tralee  is a new initiative which is run by Tralee Chamber Alliance.  The TY Phone Projector is entering  this competition with their idea of a mini projector which is attached to your phone to watch films with your friends.  This meets a social need whereby young people  can gather  together and enjoy a film at home with their friends. This competition will run on the 20th of March in the IT  Tralee. Good luck to the students involved.

 

DRAGONS DEN 2017

Presentation Secondary School, Tralee hosted their annual Dragons Den session in the school on Wednesday the 7th of December last.  This was a very successful event with 54 students pitching their ideas to a number of Dragons in the school.  The TY students have been brainstorming and generating their ideas in enterprise class since the start of September.  Many have formed groups and some are going it alone to develop, produce, market and sell their products in the school and to the wider community.  On Wednesday, they pitched their ideas to a group of highly skilled and experienced business people from Tralee town.  

20161207 125632 comp

20161207 125758 comp

We would like to thank the following entrepreneurs and business people who gave their time to the event Margaret Brick, CEO Connect Magazine, Fiona Leahy Business Adviser & Co-ordinator, Kerry Enterprise, Melanie Harty CEO Harty's Foods, Sarah Leahy, Student Officer AIB, Ken Tobin, Wizbiz Media, Social Media Consultant and Startup Advisor and Maeve Towsend Business Consultant and Advisor.  The students received excellent feedback which will now allow them to evaluate further their products and develop comprehensive costings which will take them on to the next level of their entrepreneurial journey. 

Thanks to Ms. O'Grady and Ms. O'Connor for coordinating the event.

 

2015/2016

AIB BUILD A BANK 2016

Congratulations to  Blossom Bank at Pres Tralee  on winning 2nd prize in the AIB Build a Bank finals in Dublin  and to mentors Ms.O'Grady and Ms.O'Connor.

 Eimear Brosnan, Isabel Horgan, Muireann Moriarty, Kate O'Connor, Sarah Fitzgerald and Meadbh Dowling were commended for their initiative and creativity in linking with the outside business community.  The girls made contact with Brian McCarthy CEO of Fexco and Frank Hayes Kerry Group to get their opinions on banking in Ireland. 

20160303 151535 comp

COUNTY ENTERPRISE AWARDS 2015:

Well done to the TY students who attended  the County Enterprise awards in Tralee IT on Friday 4th of March.

Four enterprise groups from Transition Year qualified for  the final of the County Enterprise Awards.  Cool Mom Clothing, Heavenly Aroma, O’ Snap Photo Booth and O-Pops set up eye catching stands on the day.  Throughout the day they were spoken to by various judges regarding their business plan and model.  Some of the groups were interviewed by TraleeToday.ie and were filmed by a film crew. 

Cool Mom Clothing (Emma, Erika and Aoife)

Cool Mom Clothing is an enterprise group selling customised tie-dye t-shirts at an affordable price. They have sold many t-shirts including over 40 TY t-shirts. At the moment CMC are focusing on LC t-shirts in which they have received over 70 orders for.  In the future they hope to expand into tie-dye tote bags and socks.  Their business is very successful.

O-Pops (Anna, Meabh and Muirne)

O-Pops is an enterprise group selling oreo biscuit cake pops.  They sell over 200 Oreo Pops every week in school.  They sponsored a local science project “Out With Japanese Knotweed” by donating their O-Pops as prizes for competitions.  In the future the girls hope to expand into different flavoured cake pops.  The O-Pops cost €1 and they girls have sold a total of 3360 O-Pops since the beginning of the year.  They have been super successful.

Heavenly Aroma (Leona and Roisin)

Heavenly Aroma is an enterprise group that sell homemade Bath Bombs and Body scrubs. They have visited many marts and fairs around Tralee. Heavenly Aroma have had many sales not just in school but at these fairs as well.  The bath bombs are made to order as the girls take orders in school every week. Once the order has been competed the girls make a suitable arrangement for the product to be collected by the customer. 

O’ Snap Photo Booth (Eimear, Sharon, Nela, Ciarda and Meadhbh

This group take photo snaps and produce a high quality photo for their customers.  This group have a number of orders and enquiries regarding the hiring of their photobooth for upcoming events.

Congratulations to the following groups who won prizes at the County Enterprise Events.

Heavenly Aroma who won best Business Plan:

WIN 20160304 142142

O Pops who won Best Display Stand:

WIN 20160304 142438

We want to congratulate all the teams who represented their businesses on the day.

Well done to the members of the Blossom Bank who attended the AIB Build a Bank regional finals in Cork on Thursday the 3rd of March with their teachers Ms. O'Grady and Ms. O'Connor. The Blossom Bank won the Regional Finals of the AIB Build A Bank and were chosen to represent their school in the National Finals in Dublin in April.  All six girls were interviewed by a number of judges on the operation of their bank.  The team then made a two minute presentation to three judges and answered a number of questions on the running of their bank. Congratulations  to the following girls on their success Eimear Brosnan, Isobel Horgan, Sarah Fitzgerald, Kate O'Connor, Muireann Moriarty and Meadbh Dowling.

20160303 151535

DRAGONS DEN -  NOVEMBER 18TH 2015

Presentation Secondary School, Tralee hosted their annual Dragons Den session in the school on Wednesday the 18th of November last.  This was a very successful event with 52 students pitching their ideas to a number of Dragons in the school.  The students have been brainstorming and generating their ideas in enterprise class since the start of September.  Many have formed groups and some are going it alone to develop, produce, market and sell their products in the school and to the wider community. Ideas vary from the ever-popular baked goods such as Nutella cookies and cake pops to Tie dye T-shirts and O’Snap  photo booth . On Wednesday, they pitched their ideas to a group of highly skilled and experienced business people from Tralee town.  The Business teachers Ms. O’Grady and Ms. O’Connor are very grateful to the local  entrepreneurs and business people who gave their time to the event: Margaret Brick, CEO Connect Magazine, Fiona Leahy Business Adviser & Co-ordinator, Kerry Enterprise, Melanie Harty CEO Harty's Foods, Mary Rose Cantillon, Retail Manager AIB and Ken Tobin, Wizbiz Media, Social Media Consultant and Startup Advisor. The students received excellent feedback which will now allow them to evaluate further their products and develop comprehensive costings taking them on to the next level of their entrepreneurial journey. Students Ava Kelliher and Caoimhe Hannafin said "This was a very rewarding experience and  it will of huge benefit to us throughout our life".

 WIN 20151118 124617   WIN 20151118 125411

WIN 20151118 130132  WIN 20151118 163247

2014/2015

DREAM BANK HEADING TO NATIONAL FINALS

P1010738 comp

Huge Congratulations to the Dream Bank team: Manager - Katie Ahern, Assistant Manager - Lauren Kelly,Customer Rpresentatives -  Sarah Kilgallen, Aishat Lawal, Marketing Advisor - Laura O'Connell, Financial Advisor -Ciara Dennehy on their success at the  AIB Build-a-Bank Regional Awards in Cork on Wednesday 25th. The girls are now heading to the RDS for the National finals on April 16th with teachers Ms. O'Grady and Ms. O'Connor. Well done to all concerned!

Remember the Bank is open for business every Thursday in the 1st year area - all customers encouraged to continue to support the Bank for the next few weeks!

ENTERPRISE SUCCESS - MARCH 2014

The Student Enterprise Awards were attended by approximately forty student enterprises at Senior Level in the Institute of Technology, Tralee on Friday the 20th of March.  Presentation Tralee  had the largest number of projects at the event with five getting through to the Finals.  

Magnetics by Doireann Morgan and Katie Ahern designs quirky magnetics for the student and business market.  This company has been very successful throughout the year.  The girls use common phrases and place them on magnets which are suitable for student lockers, home appliances and business customers.  They have produced and sold over 200 magnetics.

TYPD by Laura O'Connell, Sinead Kearney, Susie Rice and Lucy McGrath saw a gap in the market for a spring that would prevent the line of phone chargers from breaking.  They cleverly used the springs from biros and attached these springs to the phone line charger.  This makes the phone cord more flexible and prevents it from breaking.  

Cake My Day by Niamh O'Shea, Vaneza Panagase, and Aoife O'Mahony decided to bake red velvet cake pops.  These girls have been providing delicious cake pops to the student population since before Christmas.  Their uniquely decorated packaging made these chocolate delights a huge hit in the school.  The girls even sold 60 cake pops at the event on friday. 

The Beauty Bible, by Isobel O'Donoghue and Sarah Gavaghan produced a beauty book for young women.  This book looked at various skin types and beauty products which would suit all age groups.  The girls had the novel idea of running a competition at the beginning of the year in the school to create a front cover for their beauty bible. Amanda Goldberg from third year was the winner and her drawing is on the front of their cover. They also held nail and hair demonstrations throughout the year to increase the profile of their book. 

The Jumble Book, by Aine Petley Falvey and Leonie Stack is a specially designed book to help children with dyslexia.  This creative design is a child friendly and useful tool for children with dyslexia.  It highlights the difficulties associated with it and gives excellent advice on how to overcome these difficulties.    The girls have orders from the UK and from local schools for their booklet. 

Instant Cuimhne by Lauren Kelly and Marie Daly, captures moments on film and creates a number of small polaroid pictures.  These are then packaged in amounts of eight and ten and sold in a box.  This business was nominated to go forward for the Social Media Awards.  The girls are presently working on social media campaigns to highlight their products.  

The Pres Business team were delighted when two teams were awarded prizes.

The Beauty Bible received best Business Plan and The Jumble Book received The Social Award. Judges also commented on the creativity of TYPD's idea. 

Instant Cuimhne by Lauren Kelly and Marie Daly was nominated for the Digital Media Awards.  

Well done to all and Thanks to Ms. O'Grady and Ms. O'Connor.

DREAM BANK - OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The School Bank is now open for business every Thursday lunchtime. The  Dream bank is the ideal way for students to get into the saving habit so everyone is encouraged to open an account as soon as possible. Ongoing promotions will be advertised around the school so keep an eye out for them.

Good luck to the members of the school bank as they participate in the Regional finals  of the AIB "Build a Bank" competition in Cork on Wednesday 25th February.

Manager - Katie Ahern

Assistant Manager - Lauren Kelly

Customer Rpresentatives -  Sarah Kilgallen, Aishat Lawal

Marketing Advisor - Laura O'Connell

Financial Advisor -Ciara Dennehy.  

bank poster

AIB SCHOOL BANK

"Last week, bank interviews were held for transition years students to pick the team for this years ‘Build a Bank’.

The AIB “Build a Bank” team were set to interview the transition year group to find six suitable candidates that would fill the positions of Bank Manager, Assistant Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Financial Manager and Customer Service Representatives. It was a huge opportunity for all the girls in transition year and nerves were running high.

Mrs O Grady and Mrs O’Connor, the transition year business teachers talked us through some of the frequently asked questions in interviews and attempted to calm the nerves of some of the students.

Each girl who wanted to apply had to fill out an application form and then were to be interviewed by two professional AIB employees. The interviews took place through out the whole of Thursday and each student was asked a number of questions to assess who were suitable for the job.

After a couple days of careful deliberation and discussion, the 6 girls were picked; Katie Ahern, Lauren Kelly, Sarah Killgallen, Aisha Lawal, Laura O'Connell and Ciara Dennehy. They are already set to follow in the footsteps of last year's bank, and all of transition year is behind them to win this year!

'The Dream Bank' is opening on the 27th of November and every girl is encourage to sign up and save!"

Zoe O'Connor

 DRAGONS DEN TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2014 

ENT 1   ENT 2    ENT 3   

On the 21st of October, our transition year enterprise class took part in a Dragon’s Den setup in our classroom to see how we getting on with our projects. 

The sense of nervousness was palpable in the transition year rooms before the dragon's den commenced. Each of the twenty two businesses were finalising their pitches and perfecting their displays.

The dragons Cillian, Maeve, Diarmuid and Fiona arrived and introduced themselves to a very anxious enterprise class. However once we began to present our business plan and settled into our pitches it began to flow naturally with the four dragons putting us at ease.

Everyone presented their businesses to the dragon’s and each dragon asked a number of questions to further understand our business ideas. They then each gave us constructive criticism on how to better our businesses. These business representatives were from companies such as AIB, Bank of Ireland and Kerry Enterprise Group. 

At the end of all the pitches, another dragon sporting green and gold came along to say hello. But he didn’t come alone, he was accompanied by the Sam Maguire. This gave us all an extra boost at the end of what could have been quite a nerve wrecking day. 

All in all, it was such a great day for transition years, full of encouragement, inspiration and optimism.

 Zoe O'Connor, Lauren Kelly

Reflective Thought

" In winter, I plot and plan.

 In spring, I move."

 Henry Rollins

 ceist

nipt

btysbuild a bank 825x375

greeneco unesco

 olympiadseai

enterprise

 

School Office Hours

8.30 A.M. – 1.15 P.M.

2.00 P.M. - 5.00 P.M. Monday and Tuesday

2.15 P.M – 5.00 P.M. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday