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AILO Problem Solving Competition

On Monday 25th January eight students tackled the first round of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad. Congratulations to Asia Aloi, Jake Baker, Oliwier Jakubiec, Damian Korus, Gellert Moravcsik, Hannah Regan, Chloe Ryan and Eoin Walsh who all took part in the competition. The top four top students in the individual category of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) are selected to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad. IOL 2021 will take place in Ventspils, Latvia in July 2021. To see some IOL Puzzles click here

German Olympiad

Congratulations to Eva Kavanagh who reached the Final of the Bi-annual German Olympiad. Eva was the only student from Carlow in the Final. This year the Final  was on-line with the fifteen students from all over Ireland and the judges. Eva took part this week in an online discussion and interview through German. We are still awaiting the results and wish her all the best. The competition is organised by the Goethe-Institut in Dublin.

Covid-19 Important Information in Many Languages

There are many students and parents in Ireland for whom English/Irish is not their first language. With this in mind, the Department of Health and the HSE have produced Covid-19 resources in a range of languages other than Irish and English which you can access below: 

The languages currently available include: Chinese, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latvian and Lithuanian. 

Please pass on this information.

International German Olympiad

Several students had their work selected and were entered into the biannual German Olympiad which is organised by the ‘Goethe-Institut’ worldwide. This year the theme of the competition is “Meine Lieblingsstadt in Deutschland ist..” (My favourite city in Germany is…) Best of luck to Eva Kavanagh – who made a video about Berlin, Wicktor Pinski who wrote about Frankfurt and Aibha Kiernan who selected Düsseldorf as her favourite city in Germany...

German Tour for Second and Third Years was a Trip of a Lifetime

Dec 08 2019
Forty-one Second and Third Year students from Presentation College began December with a four day activity packed trip to the Rhine region of Germany They visited the Christmas markets in .Düsseldorf, Koblenz and Cologne, went ice-skating in the theme park Phantasialand and Cologne, visited Marksburg Castle, visited a school, met their pen pals and much much more. Four days of adventure....

Report on Berlin Trip by Sean O’Driscoll

On my way back from Berlin, Germany I decided to write a report on my experience taking part in the theatre workshop run by the Goethe Institute. This is how it went!

It began on a cold Tuesday morning in Berlin where the rest of the Irish team and I made our way over from the hostel to the theatre. In the theatre we...

Amazing Goethe-Institut Sponsored Trip to Berlin

Five lucky students from Presentation College are currently spending a week in Berlin courtesy of the Goethe-Institut. Presentation College was selected to represent Ireland in a German Theatre Project earlier in the year. The title of the project is ‘Europa im Wandel’ which roughly means ‘Europe in Transition’. The other countries involved are Denmark, Finland, Scotland and  Norway....

Presentation College Hosts German Public Speaking Competition

Monday 30 September saw the German and European flags raised at the entrance to the College. The German Ambassador HE Deike Potzel, Michael Hauke from the Goethe Institut and Louise Reeves the President of the German Teachers Association were among our honoured guests. In total we had thirty-seven speakers from four schools...