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Fostering - An Online Information for Potential Foster Parents

Sep 01 2021
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Tusla are urgently trying to recruit new foster carers for the Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary areas. 

 

Tusla foster carers provide a home for children who are unable to live with their own families, and give them the support they need to thrive. Fostering may be for a few days or weeks, or for many years, and the children range from babies to teenagers. Fostering can be challenging and also highly rewarding. Foster carers come from all walks of life. Many foster carers have their own children. Foster carers can be single, married, in a same-sex relationships, employed, unemployed, and retired. 


Tusla needs carers from varying ethnicities and cultures. Tusla – Child and Family Agency provides the training and support which will enable people to undertake this challenging task.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Tusla on 1800 226 771 or e-mail tusla.fostering@tusla.ie if you would like to make an enquiry about becoming a foster carer.


An Online Information Session will take place on the 15th September 2021 at 10am for anyone who would like to find out more about Fostering. 

To register for this event please click the link  : https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/tusla-fostering-32600270585 More information can be found on these documents: FOSTERING LEAFLET  Tusla Fostering Online Information Session

2021/2022 School Year - Return to School Dates

Aug 12 2021
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Please note students will return to school as indicated in the link below. The initial return for each Year Group, with the exception of First Year and Transition Year, will be an Assembly/COVID-19 Session only for the times indicated. Normal classes will resume for each Year Group as indicated in the link below.

2021 Return to School Dates

Awards Ceremony 2021

Jul 12 2021
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Please click on this link to view the 2021 School Awards. Congratulations to all nominees and recipients.

Decision of the Press Council of Ireland

Jun 18 2021
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The Board of Management welcomes the decisions of the Press Ombudsman and the Press Council of Ireland upholding the complaint of the Board of Management against The Nationalist concerning its reporting of school assemblies last November. 

 

It was determined that The Nationalist breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. The full decision can be accessed at the following link: Press Ombudsman and Press Council of Ireland Decision - Presentation College, Carlow v The Nationalist

 

The Board of Management would like to sincerely thank all those who stood by our school community during this difficult time - for the support we received  from within our school community, local community and further afield.

 

Additional Accommodation Approval

The Board of Management is very pleased to welcome the approval by the Department of Education and Skills of substantial additional accommodation for our school, based on a long term projected enrolment of one thousand students. 

 

This approval by the Department of Education and Skills is testament to the progression and development of the school over recent years and is a strong indicator of the reputation and status of the school moving forward. The provision of the additional accommodation will ease the annual oversubscription for places in our school and will enhance the top-class facilities already available to students.

 

The additional accommodation includes thirteen general classrooms, Staffroom, Multimedia Room, Music Room, DCG Room, Construction Studies Room, Technology Room, Textiles Room, two Science Laboratories, Pastoral Offices and associated circulation areas, student locker spaces and toilets.

 

Our school community looks forward, with excitement and anticipation, to the further development of Presentation College.

 

First Years Get Creative

May 29 2021
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The Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge produced some amazing and creative designs from the  First Years during their recent 'Fun Day'. The students had to create the tallest free-standing structure in groups of  four using a limited amount of marshmallows. Students developed lateral thinking, problem identification, and problem-solving skills while working cooperatively as part of a team. Thanks to Ms Michelle Ryan for facilitating the challenge.

Prefect Team for 2020-2021 Announced

May 29 2021
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Congratulations to our newly appointed Prefect Team. The Head Boy for 2021-2022 is Aaron Smith and the Head Girl is Doireann Broderick. Our Deputy Head Prefects are Emer Flynn, Aibha Kiernan and Sean O’Driscoll....

Energia's Seachtain na Gaeilge All Ireland Competition

May 28 2021
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We are delighted to announce two students from Presentation College, Carlow have won some prizes in Energia's Seachtain na Gaeilge All Ireland competitions. Seán (Second Year) from Ms. Ryan's class wrote a poem titled 'An tEarrach' which describes the beautiful flowers, animals playing and the excitement of Easter coming. Seán received Second Prize in the division First to Third Year. Eva (Fifth Year) from Ms. Breen's class wrote a poem titled 'Go Deireadh a tSaoil' in memory of Nadine. Eva received First Prize in the division Transition Year to Sixth Year.... Click in the heading for photos and more inofrmation 

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