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This year, we may not have our traditional Christmas shows, carol singing or parties to celebrate this special time of year. But it was with a great sense of festivity and generosity, that everyone in school took part in the Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Crumlin Childrens' Hospital.


Thank you to all families for contributing and to all pupils for putting on their cheeriest jumpers, hats and accessories, and making Christmas Jumper Day a big success!



Here are some photos from the day

























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  • Writer's picturePresentation School Castlecomer

This year, boys and girls from 1st to 6th class engaged in history/ craft workshops with Dig it Kids. The workshops were facilitated by Stephen, Lisanne and Francesca, history and archaeology experts, via Zoom.


1st to 4th class made some very impressive shields, as pupils learned about local Anglo Norman History and heradlry. They developed greater awareness of the concept of change and continuity and through story and gained insight into how people lived during the Medieval period in Ireland.


This is all part of Dig it Kids' Knights and Castles programme, and was facilitated by the Heritage in Schools Scheme.


5th and 6th class engaged in a great crafts activity, following a pre-recorded video with Stephen and Lisanne, during which the pupils learned about the Norman Invasion and the history of Kilkenny Castle.

The craft activity gave the pupils an insight into the concept of change and continuity and into how people in Kilkenny lived during the high medieval period and the Anglo-Norman invasion.


Thanks to Mrs Jacob for securing the workshops with the Heritage in School experts from Dig it Kids, and to Lisanne, Stephen and Francesca for making the workshops fun and engaging.


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  • Writer's picturePresentation School Castlecomer

Happy Presentation Day!

November 21st marks the Feast of the Presentation. Our school, along with other Presentation schools from all across the globe, celebrate Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation order.


Usually, we at Presentation Convent N.S Castlecomer have a big celebration, with a prayer service, singing, drama, artwork, history projects and so much more. Past staff members visit the school to join us for an assembly.


This year, as we could not all get together as a whole school. Each class, however, remembered Nano, her history and her legacy, by making lanterns, reading our Nano Nagle story books, learning about the Nano Nagle icon, discovering the countries in which the Presentation sisters are at work today, and of course, praying together.


Here is our school's prayer to Nano, as adapted some years ago, by Mrs Betty Brennan:



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Here is a powerpoint on the Nano Nagle Icon.

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Each boy and girl coloured an oak leaf or an acorn. These were put together to form our oak tree, which is one of the symbols for the Presentation order. Nano began her teaching life in a small school in Cove Lane, Cork City and now there are Presentation schools worldwide.

'From Small Acorns, Great Oaks Grow.'






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