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Graduation 2018, A Special Day for all to remember...



‘And so the adventure begins’ for our 6th Year students who graduated in glorious sunshine on Friday 18th May, along with their parents, guests and school community.


The school community as a whole was in excited preparation for this event for weeks in advance – the sounds of rehearsals, the editing of speeches, the careful arrangements by the Principal Ms.Kelly and Vice Principal Ms.Moore along with the 6th Year Head Ms. Dennehy.

The preparation work done by Colm and the support staff aided by the Art Department and the ever-giving Transition Year students, led by Bean Uí Néill and Mrs.O’ Sullivan, ensured that the school itself glistened in the sunshine to echo the positive energy and enthusiasm of the day itself.

Blessed by the weather, the 6th Year students were escorted to the church by their teachers. Inside the lantern lit beauty of St. John’s was only enhanced by the sunshine  streaming in through the magnificent stained glass windows.


Our celebrant for this celebration was Fr.Linnane.

The ceremony was wholly enhanced by the work of the Religion Teachers and the 6th Year religion classes – in their choice of liturgy, prayers, music, reflection and symbols. The symbols, were varied, sentimental and also fun, were received by Fr. Linnane – albeit with some bemusement – particularly with the packet of digestives!

The Ceremony of Light, which is a focal point of the celebration, was delivered by varying representative groups of the school community - from the Parents Council, Board of Management and the Staff. However, they were totally eclipsed by the final beautiful reading of Ella Scanlon from 1st Year who gave a poignant address, reminding the 6th Years to ‘remember us as we will remember them.’

The service was supported by 5th Year ushers, Ministers of the Eucharist from 4th Year, 2 altar servers from 1st Year and the sacristan Mr.Hegarty.

The music was supported by Clara Vetense, our German guest student and powerful bodhrán playing from Antonia Gergely.

The mass itself ended with a rousing rendition of the unofficial school anthem, ‘One  Step beyond.’ Following an address by Ms.Kelley and Ms.Moore, the Class of 2018 were presented with Graduation Certs and a Brian de Staic sliver commemorative chain, featuring the Presentation Cross.

Proceedings in St.John’s ended with an address from the Head Girls Aoife Dillane  and Áine O’ Sullivan. In this, they reflected on the values instilled during their time in Presentation and those which they hope to bring forward in to their future lives.

The theme chosen by the students was ‘ and so the adventure begins’. If there was a musical theme, it was friendship. Talented generous musicians from Class of 2018 gave stunning renditions of  True Colours, You’ve got a friend in me, Lean on me and A joy for all the World, the official hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2018. 

The graduation song chosen by Class of 2018 summed up the positive energy and optimism of the day, ‘ I lived.’

The students and guests finally retired to the school where Ms.Kelley hosted a reception. Squeals of laughter were heard, and a few tears were shed, when the 6th Years stepped into a time-machine, opening their memory pods from 1st Year.

Here’s wishing the Class of 2018 every joy, health, happiness and success that only they deserve.

Celebrant:           Fr. Linnane

Narrators:          Sarah Buckley

                             Erika O’ Sullivan

Symblos:             Rebecca Devane

                             Sharon O’ Connor

                             Lorna O’ Shea

                             Rachel Mc Carthy

                             Sarah Tansley

                             Emma Slattery

                             Sarah Campion

                             Kate O’ Connor

                             Siún Broderick

                             Emma Daly

1st Reading:                 Isabel Horgan

2nd Reading:                Emily Molloy

Prayers of Faithful:    Emma Sheehy

                                      Nóra O’ Connell

                                      Mary Fitzpatrick

                                      Andrea Callaghan

                                      Amy Cullen

                                      Allanna Collins

                                      Caoimhe Hanafin

                                      Sarah Fitzgerald

Offertory:                     Kelly Tobin

                                      Ciara Sookary

Ceremony of Light:     Aoife Doyle

                                      Roisín Curran

                                      Jessica Stephenson

                                      Nela Budayova

                                      Maebh Pierse

Reflection:                   Andrea Gergely

First Year Reader:      Ella Scanlon

Altar Servers:             Ibukau Odugbesan

                                      Cara Grealish

Support Musicians:    Clara Vitense & Andrea Gergely

Ministers of Eucharist: 

Ruth O’ Connell

Saoirse Horgan

Orlaith O’ Brien

Zainab Lawal

Clodagh Begley

5th Year Ushers:         Kate Lynch

                                      Orlaith O’ Sullivan

                                      Feyi Odugbesan

                                      Laura Devane

                                      Ciara Boyd

                                      Niamh O’ Shea

                                      Anu Olijitan

Transition Year Culture Walk


Transition Year students enjoyed a Culture Walk to Glanageenty on Tuesday 22nd May. They were blessed with glorious weather as they accompanied their teachers Bean Ui Neill, Ms O'Sullivan and Ms Hand. 

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Class of 2018 Graduates

Our Leaving Certificate Class marked their Graduation from Presentation Tralee on Friday 18th of May with a Celebration and Liturgy in St. John's Church followed by a gathering of family, friends, staff and students in the school afterwards.

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Graduating Class of 2018

Congratulations to the Leaving Certificate class of 2018 who are graduating from Presentation Secondary today the 18th May 2018. Well done to all and best wishes in the future.

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Presentation Tralee Sports Day 2018

Our Annual Sports Afternoon took place Mon 14th May and was a tremendous success - all the students came together to participate in various activities.

It featured track & field events (Sprints, relays, longer runs, shot putt) as well as fun activities to cater for all student interests and talents. The fun events included: Spikeball (also teacher-student match), Penalty Shootout, Frisbee Golf, Obstacle Course, Skittles, Pot the Buckets, Musical Statues, Treasure Hunt, Hoola Hoop and Hop Scotch challenge, three-legged race, spud and spoon race and wheelbarrow race where students collect points individually and for their class.

The 6th years dressed-up and as always, put a great effort into their costumes. It is a real joy to see all the colourful outfits as they do the 400m run!

The 4th years worked hard to prepare a brilliant warm up for the event and the 5th years organised and run the afternoon with the guidance of the teachers!

But the work isn't done yet!!! All the results will be collated in the coming days to determine the best student, the best participating student and the best class! All the winners are going to be recognised at our end of the year Prize Giving Afternoon.

The PE and Sports Dept would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff and management for their support and co-operation. 

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Transition Year students visit Knock

Presentation Tralee TY students attended the 5th anniversary Donal Walsh event 'Live life to the full' in Knock on May 11th. The students met with past pupils of Presentation Tralee and were accompanied by their teachers Norma Foley and Bean Uí Néill.

They also met Papal Nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo along with Finbarr and Elma Walsh.

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Reflective Thought

" In winter, I plot and plan.

 In spring, I move."

 Henry Rollins



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