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Catholic School’s week was celebrated in many different ways at Presentation Secondary School Tralee during the week of January 29th. Ms. Kelly launched the programme for the week with TY students on Monday 29th. TY students presented the thought for the day each morning over the intercom on the theme of Catholic Schools – A family of Families. The school corridors were also host to a marvellous photographic display of images that made students stop and think of God as well as a display on the entrance noticeboard of the many families within the school – students, department staff groups, management, friends etc.
TY students attended an event in the Parish centre on Tuesday afternoon to learn about Cuan Mhuire. Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Addiction Treatment Services and Residential Rehabilitation. It’s main objective is the rehabilitation of persons suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. The Cuan Mhuire Programme is based on the philosophy of total abstinence and strives to restore the confidence, self-respect and sense of responsibility of all participants. 3 clients spoke with students about their experiences and story of recovery with the help and compassion of Cuan Mhuire. This event will be followed up with a series of fundraising events organised by the TY students to support the valuable work of Cuan Mhuire.
TY students took to the polytunnel for the annual workshop to make Bridget's Crosses. Rushes were sourced from near and far and over 200 crosses were made. As usual the girls took to the task with enthusiasm and with a little ceol and caint the cultúr class was both enjoyable and productive. Special thanks to our Chaplain,Fr. Piotr who came to the school to bless our crosses. As is tradition in the school a new cross will be placed in each room in the school and the old one will be disposed of. Also the students will distribute the crosses to the parish after Mass , Lá Fhéile Bríde.
Pres Tralee was well represented at the North Munster Schools Cross country event on Thursday 25th of January by the following students:
Junior: Katherine Quilter, Chloe Quirke, Chloe Fitzpatrick, Emma Lee, Ava Barrett, Jessica Reymond, Sarah Guerin and Cara Grealish.
Minor: Saorlaith Moore
Intermediate: Niamh O’Mahony
Senior: Eloise Le Clainche.
Niamh O’Mahony (placed 3rd ) and Eloise Le Clainche (placed 7th ) qualified for the Munster Championships on February 23rd in Waterford.
Well done to all of you for representing Pres in this event and thanks to Mentors Ms. Czarnoleska and Teresa for accompanying you on the day.
Language week Prizewinners:
1st year Bingo: Veronika Herbus, Mairead Guerin, Clodagh O’Sullivan
1st year Posters: Paula Alverez, Kayleigh Kileen, Zara Chaudry, Rebecca Jahangir, Olga Pachacz
3rd Year table quiz: Lizzy Brassil, Emily Hayes, Marina Tolsdorf
The 20th year celebration of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards was held in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee on Friday 26th of January. Pres Tralee extends it’s congratulations to 2 of our students who received awards on the night. Ciara Lynch , 5th year received one of four distinction awards and Leanne Savage , 5th year received a merit award. Both students engaged in a wide range of voluntary activities both in school and outside ranging from fundraising for Special Olympics and the St. Vincent de Paul, being involved with the Red Cross and various in school activities including the school breakfast club .Well done girls – this is a tremendous achievement for you both.