- Students volunteer as helpers for St. John’s Bazaar
- Students visit nursing homes and entertain residents
- Students fundraise for Sr. Consilio
- Students distribute St. Brigids crosses at Mass in St. John’s
35 Transition Year students from Pres Tralee were involved in the children’s liturgy programme at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church as part of the school’s Faith In Action programme co-ordinated through the Religious Education department under the guidance of Fr Patsy Lynch. The students were presented with certificates on Wednesday 17th of May in the school.Thanks to RE teachers Ms. Foley and Ms. O'Connell.
TY & 5th year students from Pres Tralee participated in the Donal Walsh 4th anniversary and Youth Mass in St. John's church at 12.00 p.m. on Friday 12th of May. At this time, we encourage all to remember Donal's message - #Live Life.
CUAN MHUIRE VISITS TRALEE SCHOOLS - FEBRUARY 2016
As part of their Catholic Schools week programme of events, students from Presentation Secondary School Tralee invited representatives from Cuan Mhuire to meet with Transition Year students from each of the local secondary schools. On Wednesday morning 3rd February the Cuan Mhuire team consisting of an addiction counsellor and three clients addressed the students in St John’s Parish Centre Tralee. In thought-provoking and often moving contributions, each speaker shared their personal experience of addiction.
The Cuan Mhuire organisation is Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Rehabilitation Treatment for individuals suffering from addiction and other related issues. Since its formation in 1966 Cuan Mhuire has treated over 75,000 people. Its main objective is the rehabilitation of persons suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. At any one time Cuan Mhuire has 600 people in treatment through their nationwide centres in Bruree, Co. Limerick; Farnanes, Co. Cork; Athy, Co. Kildare; Coolarne, Co. Galway and Newry, Co. Down.
BRIDGET’S CROSSES 2016
The TY class made the traditional St. Bridget’s crosses this year as part of their ceol agus cultúr class. Rushes were sources from the usual outlet and transported and stored in the school shed until the making began! Sincere thanks to Mr. O’Connor Snr. from Knochnagoshel for the pain staking task of cutting all the rushes for us.
When all the crosses were finished we invited our school Chaplin, Fr. Piotr to the school to bless them.
Distribution took place after Sunday Mass and after the 10 a.m. Mass on February 1, Lá le Bríde which we all attended. Sincere thanks to all who made monetary donations, They were much appreciated.
ADVENT PRAYER SERVICES – WEEK OF DECEMBER 14TH
As part of the Religion and Ceol agus Cultúr subjects, we organised the Advent prayer services for the different years in the school, with music provided by TY students. The prayer services were held in the Assembly area and incorporated Reflections, Prayers of the Faithful, favourite Christmas Hymns as well as the laying of the Crib figures in the crib. A particular highlight was the surprise 1st year Christmas party held after their prayer service. The 1st years enjoyed capri suns and sweet treats provided by the school. The TY students provided and served extra with delicious home-baked goods – brownies, cookies, rocky road and much more. While the 1st years enjoyed their food, they were treated to carols by the School Choir conducted by Laura Lee with music from the Guitar club led by Alfie– including “Winter Song” as well as the classics “Jingle Bells” and Rudolph the Red –nosed reindeer. Because it was also Santa Hat day in the school , there was a real festive atmosphere! Thanks to Ms. O’Neill and Ms. Foley for coordinating the event.
LAUNCH OF PASTORAL PLAN - NOVEMBER 23RD
A group of TY students from Pres Tralee participated in the launch of the new Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2016-2020, Be Christ's Joy by Bishop Ray Browne in Killarney on Monday Nov 23rd .The TY students added colour and movement as they wove different coloured flags, reflecting the variety of gifts and creativity within the diocese. Thanks to Ms. Foley for coordinating the students involvement.
PARISH DAY - NOVEMBER 10TH
TY students attended the Parish day in the Ballyroe hotel on Tuesday November 10th. This day of reflection incorporated talks by Dr. Fergus Heffernan , Psychologist and psychotherapist ,on thriving in tough challenging times, Elma Walsh on "Donal's message on living and appreciating life" and Avril Ronan of TREND MICRO- International ONLINE security company on "Staying secure online". Thanks to Ms. Foley for accompanying the students on the day.
OCD TALK - OCTOBER 16TH
Simon Tierney from OCD Ireland visited pres Tralee on Friday 16th October as part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the condition. He spoke to a group of TY students, outlining various types of OCD and describing his own experience of living with and managing the condition. Simon initiated the project of planting a tree in every county in Ireland as a way of emphasising the positive message of growth and recovery for people who live with a mental illness. We are delighted that Simon chose Pres. as the location for the tree in Kerry. The freshly planted Silver Birch has been planted just inside the front gate.
JOURNEYING IN HOPE - FEBRUARY 2014
2 Transition year students - Ciara O'Reagan and Ellen Carrick- Fortune were photographed with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin who was the guest speaker at the "Journeying in Hope" evening, on Tues Feb 24th in St. John's Church, Tralee. Archbishop Martin spoke on the topic of "The Church in Ireland - Signs of Hope, New Challenges."