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Happy Birthday #EU50

Mar 26 2023
Ireland celebrates 50 years as a member of the European Union this year. This Tuesday our Junior EU Ambassadors from 2AT will be raising awareness. They have been busy preparing posters, designing quizzes and will be decorating the entrances and doing face painting at lunch time.

Art Trip

Mar 21 2023
On the 20/3/23 the Art Department brought a group of Fifth Years to The Van Gogh Immersive Art Exhibition in Artane, Dublin. The exhibition blends art and technology, bringing the most iconic works of Van Gogh’s to life. On the day the students enjoyed a combination of visuals, light and sound in an innovative new way to experience art. It gave students the opportunity to be able to step into famous paintings like Starry Night and Sunflowers and view them in a new exciting way. Click on the heading or: More Photos to see the rest ot the lovely photos.

Enterprise Awards

TY Mini Company #StudentEnterprise Programme! ‘Cover Up’ is an innovative method to protect cups from unwanted visitors. Transition Year students Lexi Mia, Kayla and Jan have enjoyed their entrepreneurial journey with teacher Ms. Vanessa Byrne. They received the Best in School Award this week. Click on the heading for more photos.

EPAS Monitoring Visit

Second Years had a monitoring visit via Zoom on Friday. Presentation College is one of the European Parlament Ambassador Schools. Ms. U. Byrne and her CSPE class are preparing for an EU awareness raising day on March 28th. This is in advance of Europe Day on May 9th. Our three Junior Ambassadors answered questions on the programme and all were present for the meeting.

National Problem Solving Finalists

Two talented Sixth Year Presentation College Students competed at the National Problem Solving Final. Congratulations to Brandon Jaroszczak and Jake Baker who were two of the 100 Students from 49 Schools who competed at the National Linguistic Problem Solving Final in DCU on Wednesday....Four winners from the Final will go on to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad held in Bulgaria in July.

Sample puzzles from the Olympiad can be downloaded at Contact Ms. Cumiskey if you are interested. Just click on the heading for more information and photos.

Online Webinar for Parents

Here is a link for an upcoming free one-hour online webinar on the transition from Primary to Secondary school that parents of incoming First Years may find useful. The one hour online event covers important topics like the Junior Cycle, helping teens manage and embrace change and identifying areas of concern.

Business Trip to Butlers' Chocolate Factory

First Year Business Studies students in Presentation College Carlow got the opportunity on January 12th to visit Butlers' Choclate Factory and to see what really goes on behind the doors of a working factory. They got the chance to learn about how Butlers Chocolates have grown to be a true Irish success story since its beginnings in 1932 and of course taste some chocolate!  They were accompanied by teachers - Ms Byrne, Ms Fogarty, Mr Fennell and Ms Gibbons.