The Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association met with both primary schools today with the proceeds of fundraising efforts from the school year 2018/2019.
€1800 was presented to Frank O’Connor Principal Scoil Mhuire BNS. These funds have been used to purchase STEM equipment and materials and a portion was put towards the important purchase of a defibrillator. The defibrillator has been installed in the school yard of Scoil Mhuire BNS and will be operational shortly. Further communication to come on this.
€1800 was also presented to Joan O’Mahony Principal Presentation National School, seen here with Mrs Twomey’s 1st class pupils. These funds are allocated towards spending for this school year. Recent use of MPA funds has been purchase of Aistear materials and basketball equipment.
The MPA wish to thanks all parents and local businesses who support the many fundraising efforts throughout each school year.
Parents are invited to show their support at the upcoming AGM next Monday 14th Oct 8.30pm.
Today (7th March 2019) is World Book Day in Ireland. Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney – shares the following background to our pictures. (S.R.)
“Millstreet Library was delighted to welcome the boys and girls from 1st Class Presentation National School to meet renowned Irish author/illustrator Derek Mulveen and enjoy a special storytime reading of his book “Oisín the Brave, Robot Island” an adventure story that takes Oisín and Órane the Dragon to three islands on a quest to find a GOLDEN KEY and save Robot Island….before time runs out.” Click on the images to enlarge.
We are now enrolling pupils for the coming school year! Our school website gives an insight into the fun and learning which takes place in our school everyday. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our school website or collected from the school office from 10am – 3pm. Please return all forms by February 1st. Please ring 02970957 for any queries. [millpresns.weebly.com]
While it was not clear in the beginning of 1919 that the Dáil ever intended to gain independence by military means, and war was not explicitly threatened in Sinn Féin’s 1918 manifesto, an incident occurred on 21 January 1919, the same day as the First Dáil convened. The Soloheadbeg Ambush, in County Tipperary, was led by Seán Treacy, Séamus Robinson, Seán Hogan and Dan Breen acting on their own initiative. The IRA attacked and shot two RIC officers, Constables James McDonnell and Patrick O’Connell, who were escorting explosives. Breen later recalled:
…we took the action deliberately, having thought over the matter and talked it over between us. Treacy had stated to me that the only way of starting a war was to kill someone, and we wanted to start a war, so we intended to kill some of the police whom we looked upon as the foremost and most important branch of the enemy forces. The only regret that we had following the ambush was that there were only two policemen in it, instead of the six we had expected.
Before Christmas the Presentation National School held a concert in St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet. They were brilliant on the night. Below is a video of them singing “When the Saints Go Marching In”
Hi there all, My child is in Millstreet National School. I wanted to know if anyone has a snowman costume to borrow for a day (next Wednesday the 19th)? Age 7-8 years, or if anyone is selling I would gladly pay. Please advise me, thanks, Khuram.
A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music. This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils. Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”
In our current Millstreet Pictorial News we share scenes regarding the important visit of Millstreet Fire Brigade for fire drill at Presentation N.S. (on Wednesday, 17th Oct.); Halloween is celebrated at “Cinnamon”; we hear about a splendid fundraising Fashion Show in Rathmore; we view further images of the wonderful colours of Autumn; we continue our pictures on the hugely successful Toy Show on Sunday (14th Oct.) in Dromtariffe where we picture Noel Dempsey from Cork with his amazing display of famous buildings made entirely of matchsticks while we also view a most impressive model of the GPO and we witness a truly magnificent international 50th Birthday event at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Sunday…Special thanks to Thomas Duggan for the loan of tables for the superbly colourful event coordinated by Ini and Friends. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association fundraising efforts from this school year totalled €5,000, and it was divided equally and presented to Scoil Mhuire Boys National School and Presentation National School this week. A note of thanks to all parents, guardians, school staff and local sponsors who helped contribute to the fundraising efforts this year.
Many thanks to Brendan Cronin now of Carrigtwohill who sent us this photo that was taken in Millstreet Presentation Convent National School in or around 1962/63. Brendan says that he “has done his best to put names to faces, but there are many blanks. Perhaps some of my old school mates would be able to identify the boys and girls in that photo”.
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Front Row: Jerry Buckley, Brendan Cronin, Pat Breen, Jerry O Connor, Jerry Sweeney, Jack Sullivan, Richard Kiely, Kevin Marron, Connie Daly, Ted Carroll Crowley. Second Row: Kieran Cronin, Billy Linehan, DanMurphy, Diarmuid Driscoll, Brendan/Kieran Coughlan, John Curtin, Greg Cleary (?), Michael Dennehy Kelleher, Donal Kelleher 2, John ‘Fox’ O’Connor, Declan O’Connor; Third Row: Patsy Cotter, Eileen Dunne (Enright), Elizabeth Forde, Noreen Cremin, Mary Farrell, Margaret O’Keeffe, Maureen Murphy, Mairead O’Sullivan (Cooley), Kathleen Barry, Noreen Murphy; Fourth Row: Chrissie Carroll, (……) (……), Kathleen Forde, Anne McAulliffe (Cullinane), Marion Galvin (Connell), Betty Buick (Twomey), Deirdre Dineen, Bibi White; Top Row: Majella O’Connor, Mary Garvey, Claire Hickey, Frances Duggan (?), Theresa Barrett, Breeda O’Sullivan, (…….), Marie Hehir.
We were delighted to record three wonderful Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre today. Coordinator Mary Feeley introduced us to Julia Murphy who is celebrating her 104th Birthday and who sang for us all a beautiful rendition of “My Donegal Shore” without even having to use glasses when referring to the words of the song! Joining Julia was Kathleen Moynihan and Peg Tarrant. A very Happy Birthday to all three splendid ladies. Adding to the occasion there was a superb musical presentation by pupils from Presentation N.S., Millstreet. A cheque of €500.00 was also presented to the Centre by the Pupils and Teacher Nora Murphy as the result of a recent Bake Cake Sale at the School. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday”
Dear Parent / Guardian, we invite you and your child to visit our school on May 16th from 10am – 11am to give you the opportunity to become familiar with our school building and to meet with some of the staff of Presentation N.S. While the children play and interact with fellow peers enrolled for Junior Infants, we will have a brief chat with all the parents to help you prepare for the transition from playschool to primary school. We are looking forward to meeting you. [Enrolment Form][ref]
Our School Choir (2nd- 6th) will compete tomorrow Friday 13th in the Feis Maitiú Competition. This is the first time our school will participate in this event and we look forward to watching our girls perform on stage at 10am in Fr. Matthew Hall, Cork. Below we share recordings of the two songs the choir will perform. If you would like to send messages of good luck or praise, please leave a comment on the School Website. [fb]
Update: The girls finished second … congrats to all … details again on the School website here.
Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association held their annual school quiz fundraiser on the Friday of the Easter holidays in Millstreet GAA Hall. The hall was packed with lots of tables from both the Millstreet schools as well as lots of tables from schools from the surrounding areas. Further details and photos on the Presentation N.S. website
There was a large crowd in St.Patrick’s Church today to celebrate Grandparents’ Day at the Presentation National School in conjunction with National Catholic Schools’ Week. Below is a little of the singing, and more can be heard on the Presentation N.S website.
We are now enrolling pupils for the coming school year (2018/
2019) . Our school website gives an insight into the fun and learning which takes place in our school everyday. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our school website (here) or collected from the school office from 10am – 3pm. Please return all forms by February 6th.
Please ring 029 70957 for any queries. Download: Enrolment Form for Junior Infants 2018
On the return of the new school year, there’s a wonderful new mural in the school yard of the Presentation National School, and it’s all thanks to the hard work of Mamwish throughout the summer months. – picture above is thanks to Aleksandra Cashman.
The Presentation N.S. hope to see many grandparents at this mass and we extend a warm welcome for you all to join us after for some light refreshments and to have a look around your grandchild’s school.