In this section of the website, I will keep you updated on recent developments here in the school.
Where does the time go to? It only seems like yesterday that we were returning to school last August. What a year it has been for many reasons!
Camogie, Basketball, Gaelic Football, Athletics, Equestrian, Soccer, Literacy week, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Happy Week, Active Week, Happy week, Careers Night, Ski Trip, Iceland Trip French Exchange, Subject Fair, TY Pantomime, Mama Mia Hits, 5th Year Subject Fair, College trips, Drama Trips, History Trips, Art Trips, Geography & Biology Field studies, Presentation Bake off, Exams, Homework Study, friendships. The list goes on. As a school community, we have learned so much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. This community and wholehearted passion help to make our school a wonderful place of learning for all our students. It has been a year of celebration when we marked 200 years of providing education to the people of Wexford.
The week of celebrations last October, took 2 years of planning to mark what had been in the making for 200 years. It would not have been possible without a very hard working, dedicated Bicentenary committee of 20 staff members and sisters from the convent. When we look back over the week, there were many highlights and events to think about.
• Choir at our annual CEIST conference, • The Book Launch, • Open school for past pupils, • The lantern walk , • Student tours of the convent and its gardens, • Our bicentenary mass, • Gala concert
One of my own personal highlights was the student visits to the convent, the excitement and chat from our students when they returned from the convent was electric. It is a memory that will stick with me and I am sure with our students for many years to come. One thing that struck me throughout the week and which indeed was commented on by the many people that helped us mark the bicentenary is the Presentation Ethos, as one person described it to me, the ethos is alive and well in the people in Presentation Wexford. It is alive through our students, our staff, in the past pupils, past staff that have been involved in this journey of celebration this year.
On a sadder note we as a school community experienced sadness during the school year when we lost incoming first year Tara Bishop in August and then 6th Year student Hannah Kelly in December. To lose a student at any time is a tough time for the whole school community but to lose two students is extremely hard to fathom. We will as a community remember to keep both Tara & Hannah in our thoughts & prayers. In April our school community experienced further loss in the shape of our wonderful caretaker Mr. Eamonn Rossiter. Eamonn had worked in Presentation, Wexford for over 20 years. His passing has been felt by the whole school community, Eamonn was very dedicated to the school and we will miss him greatly, Presentation, Wexford was a 2nd home to Eamonn, and the staff and many students over the years were like a 2nd family to him. May Tara, Hannah & Eamonn rest in peace.