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German Embassy Visit

Presentation College was delighted to welcome Mr. Robert Henneberg from the German Embassy to our school on Monday 13th September. Whether for travel, education, pleasure or employment, Mr. Henneberg, who speaks fluent English, French and Irish in addition to his native language of German, assured students that it will always be of value to work on one's language skills. There are of course increased opportunities in life for those who speak several languages. We would like to thank the German Embassy for valuing the importance of the young learners of German and French by supporting them with the interesting and educational visit and the gift of on the heading for the full report and photos.

Petit Déjeuner

Our Sixth Year French class got a chance to enjoy their 'Petit Déjeuner Traditionnel' on Wednesday 19th May. It was great to be able to enjoy each other's company outside, all the while being mindful of our 'distanciation sociale'. Wishing all our Sixth Years 'Bonne Chance' over the coming weeks and every best wish for the future.

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...