The under 19 basketball team have booked their place in the South East semi final by overcoming Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir this week by 32 points to 20. The girls will now travel to take on Our Lady of Lourdes, New Ross on Wednesday 27th at 2.45pm.
Congradulations to the Presentation Junior camogie team for their 3-9 to 2-4 victory over Loreto Wexford!
The Senior footballers of Presentation Secondary School, Wexford have progressed into the quarter-finals of the Leinster Post-Primary competition after two well-fought and well-earned victories in the group stage of the competition.
The first match was away to FCJ, Bunclody. These matches have proven to be highly entertaining affairs over the last number of years and this match was no different. Presentation deservedly emerged victorious by 4 points at the end of the game, on a score-line of 3-11 to 4-4.
The second game was at home to Ramsgrange Community School. In the end, this proved to be a very close affair. Presentation were comfortably ahead at half-time but Ramsgrange rallied and put in a very spirited second-half display but Presentation emerged victorious by a single point.
Presentation Secondary School, Wexford now have a home quarter-final against the runners-up of the Laois/Offaly group. We await word from the Leinster Council on who the opponents will be.
Training continues on Tuesday lunchtimes and after-school, on Thursdays with Mr Rolston, Miss Barry and Mr O'Tuairisg.
1A5 students meet author Sarah Webb
On Wednesday 2nd October, students from 1A5, accompanied by their English teacher Mr Rolston, visited the new Wexford Public Library to meet Irish author, Sarah Webb. This was a great opportunity for students to meet a published author and the students really enjoyed their time with the creator of the 'Ask Amy Green' series. Sarah spoke to the students about her background and upbringing, she also spoke about the kind of books she read as a child and teenager. She spoke about how determined she was in becoming a published writer, even though her novels were rejected many times by publishing companies, this didn't put her off and her persistence paid off. Sarah has close to 30 novels for children, teenagers and adults now published and her books have been translated into many languages. Sarah also read from her newest book in the 'Ask Amy Green' series. She then gave students a chance to become guest editors on her new book and asked them to choose the title for her next book. The talk concluded with a very engaging Q&A session. Many thanks to Sarah and the staff of the Public Library for inviting the students.
JUNIOR CERTIFICATE RESULTS 2013
Junior Cert Results will be issued by the Department of Education and Skills on Wed 11th September 2013. Results will be available from the General Office from 10.30 am. There will be no school for TYs or 5th Years on Wednesday. School will resume as normal on Thursday 12th at 9.00am. It is expected that all students will be in attendance.
Three students from 2A1, Gaille Pajarito, Holly O’Connor and Sarah Hanly travelled to Waterford Institute of Technology on Wednesday 1st May to compete in this year’s Scifest. The competition attracted entries from all over the south east, with over 100 students presenting over 40 projects. A large team of judges drawn from industry in the southeast and from the schools of Science and Engineering at WIT questioned the participants on their scientific investigations.
The girls were very successful, achieving the award for Best Environmental Project, sponsored by Green Innovation and Future Technologies.
Their project was entitled ‘A cleaner way to make your garden green’ and in it the students investigated the use of desalinated sea water and diluted grey water as a source of nutrients to boost plant growth.
The Presentation hockey club currently has an Intermediate A team involved in South East League. This Inter A team started off the season with a practice match on the 13th November against St Leos Carlow where the girls drew 0-0. The following week the girls met with Loreto Kilkenny (team 2) and put on a superb performance winning by 4-0!
On Wednesday 12th December the girls met with Kilkenny College in Enniscorthy and came home with another outstanding win of 5-0! The next challenge was the following Monday (17th December) where they met with Ursulines in Waterford. This proved to be a very tough game on a grit pitch! Still they proved themselves worthy in the end when Eadaoin Fitzgerald got a goal in the 2nd half.
In the New year (15th Jan) they met with Colaiste Bride, Carnew and again came home with another great victory (3-0).
Despite having won their section in January it was unfortunate that the opposing section didn’t complete all their matches until March. The girls will play the final on Wednesday 17th April against Loreto Kilkenny (team 1). The venue will be in Newtown School, Waterford. We would like to wish the girls the very best of luck
Congratulations to all the students and staff involved who were recently nominated for a Spider Award in the 'internet' category. Deep green is run by students and staff with an interest in music, arts and literature and was recently spotted and nominated by the committee for this award ceremony.
For secondary school students the awards are split across two categories. The 'Giga Spiders' are open to students who are either in first, second or third year, while the 'Tera Spiders' are open to students from 4th to 6th year.
The Giga and Tera Spiders reward students under the categories of Best Concept, Best Project and Best Web Design. The Suiomh Is Fearr award rewards students for the best site using the Irish language. The Tera Spiders also has the Best App award and the three categories have an overall Grand Prix winner.
Friday- we headed one more time for the RER but this time towards the West of the city. We arrived in Versailles. After off loading our bags to "lovely" French people (all the stereotypes came true at once!) we enjoyed a lovely golden tour and we were very envious of the king and queen' bedrooms. Unfortunately the weather turned to heavy rain so we shortened the garden tour. We headed back to place d Italie for a bit of shopping or even lèche-vitrine.
On Thursday, we had a busy day and a long walking day. We started off with a visit of Montmartre and Le Sacré Cœur. After many steps, we made it to the top and admired the lovely views. We then had our lunch and headed for the Champs-Élysées. We went up to the Arc de Triomphe and walked down the Champs-Élysées. We visited a few shops. We then headed back to school to meet up with the French students.