Board of Management Meeting – 23/01/2018
Presentation Senior School
Agreed Report
  • The school’s financial situation was discussed.
  •  Our current enrolment stands at 351 pupils.
  •  Tin whistle lessons with third classes have started and are going well and the Board have agreed to fund another five weeks of lessons up to March 7th with Siobhan Masterson. Monies raised in our Cash for Clobber drive will go towards this.
  • A Dental Hygienist Donna Paton will be coming to visit our 3rd classes on Tuesday 27th Feb.
  • The Gardai will be visiting the school over the coming weeks to give talks to all classes on subjects such as bicycle safety, the role of the Garda and Substance misuse.
  •  Catholic Schools Week / Catechist’s Visit: Next week in our school is Catholic Schools week and this culminates in Grandparents Day with a service on Friday Feb 2nd at 1pm in the hall which Fr. Padraig hopes to attend. The Catechists will visit on Wednesday.
  • Clothes Collection: The Cash for Clobber collection will be held on Tuesday Feb 13th.
  • Coyne’s Cycles: Coynes Cycles will be visiting the school on Thursday, Jan 25th and will be making a donation of a child’s bicycle to the school for a raffle prize.
  •  Christmas Events / Charitable Donations/ Letters of Thanks: Mr. Fry told the Board about the many successful Christmas/ charitable events that we had in December including our Sale of Work, Carol Singing and Miss Coleman’s Christmas Karaoke. The proceeds of these events were distributed between TEAM and St. Vincent de Paul and  John McCauley’s Orphanage project.
  • Primary Language Curriculum Day: The  that the school will be closed for the staff to attend an in-service day on Tuesday Jan 30th.
  • Nano Nagle 300: Miss Coleman informed the Board of some of the activities planned throughout the school to celebrate Nano Nagle’s tercentenary.
  • Next meeting: The next Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20th 2018 @ 7pm.
Board of Management Meeting – 28/11/2017
Presentation Senior School
Agreed Report
  • New Appointments: Since our last meeting, Peter Kelly and Shane Killian have appointed to the permanent staff and Daniel McNeill has been appointed to cover the maternity leave of Mary Jo McDonnell.
  • The Board ratified the following school  policies:

1.       Special Educational Needs

2.       Healthy Eating

  • Cyber-bullying talks: In October, Pat Courtney came to our school and gave a series of highly successful talks to pupils, parents and staff.
  •   Tin Whistle: Tin whistle lessons with third classes have started and are going very  well.
  •   Boys/ Girls Football: Our boys and girls football teams have finished their matches for the season and have done us proud.
  •   Green Schools: Mrs. Jacinta Sullivan continues to do Trojan work on Green Schools with her committee of children.
  •    Nano Nagle 300: Mrs. Jacinta Sullivan and Ms. Carol McLoughlin went to a meeting in Mount St. Anne’s to find out about plans to celebrate Nano Nagle’s 300 anniversary. There will be more information on this in the new year.
  •       Presentation Day: On Nov 21st we went to mass at 10am in the cathedral as a whole school with Fr. Padraig.

Board of Management Meeting- 03/10/2017

Presentation Senior School

Agreed report

The finances of Presentation Senior School were reviewed and discussed.

Mr. Fry welcomed the appointment of two new members of staff since the Board ;last met: Miss Ciara Nally and Miss Carol McLoughlin. Mr. Fry said that the school is lucky to get two teachers of such quality and talent and he is sure they will be a great addition to our school.

Mr. Fry informed the Boardthat he is delighted to welcome back Mrs. Jacinta Sullivan who has returned to take up her post as deputy principal. Mr Fry wanted to thank Miss Catherine Denieffe for her outstanding service over the past two years.

Mr. Fry informed the Board that Tin Whistle lessons for 4th classes and guitar for our 6th classes should commence shortly.

Mr. Fry informed the Board that our bag packing at TESCO in May raised just over €650 between the two schools.

Mr. Fry informed the Board that skipping ropes have been purchased for every class in the school following a very successful two days of skipping with Skip Hop in our school recently.

The date has been set for the next meeting on Tuesday November 28th at 7pm

Board of Management Meeting- 16/05/2017

Presentation Senior School

Agreed Report

The finances of Presentation Senior School were reviewed and discussed.
Mr. Fry informed the Board that standardised testing is going on in all classes this week.
Mr. Fry informed the Board that Sports Day will be held on June 8th weather permitting.
Mr. Fry informed the Board that Science Day will be held on June 16th in our school hall.
Mr. Fry informed the Board that the Celtic Blondes will visit our school to teach Irish dancing on the 25th and 26th of May.
Mr. Fry informed the Board that our schools bag packing day is on Saturday May 27th in Tesco Mullingar from 10am.
Miss Clare Colman told the board on behalf of Mrs. Sullivan about our schools successful visit to the Challenge to Change project day in Tullamore last week.
No date has been set for the next meeting.

Board of Management Meeting- 21/03/2017

Presentation Senior School

Agreed Report

  • The Board offered it’s sympathy to Mrs. Valerie Moore on the recent passing of her mother Mrs. Mae Lynch.
  • The Board offered its congratulations to Mr. Des Walsh on the achievement of 100 years in business in Mullingar Town.
  • The finances of Presentation Senior School were reviewed and discussed.
  • Our recent Cash for Clobber initiative earned €315 for the school. The Board are grateful for all the support received.
  •  Mr. Fry congratulated Miss Glynn’s third class on their wonderful achievement in reaching the Leinster Finals of Scoildrámaiocht.
  • Mr. Fry informed the Board that our recent Scholastic Book Fair raised €905 in free books for our school. Thank you to Ms. Denieffe for all her efforts.
  • Our schools Anti- Bullying Policy and our Voluntary Absence Policy were reviewed, discussed and approved.
  • Our next meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 16th

Board of Management Meeting- 29/11/2017

Presentation Senior School

Agreed Report

  • The Board welcomed the appointment of Mr. Peter Kelly to the staff of Presentation Senior
  • The finances of Presentation Senior School were reviewed and discussed.
  • Fr. Padraig thanked the children, teachers and choirs for their contribution to the Presentation Day Mass. He felt the mass was a wonderful tribute to the life Nano Nagle.
  • Fr. Padraig also thanked Miss Denieffe and her choir for their involvement in the success of his jubilee celebrations on October 1st last.
  • The Board were informed that the school choir will be singing for charity in aid of TEAM on Thursday 15th, December in Harbour Place Shopping Centre ´@ 3pm

Board of Management Meeting- 24/01/2017

Presentation Senior School

Agreed Report

  • Our school finances were reviewed and discussed.
  • Our school’s enrolment was reviewed and discussed.
  • Our Cash for Clobber fundraiser will take place on Tuesday 31st, Jan in the school hall.
  • From Carol singing, jumble sales and our Christmas Jumper Day, €1300 was raised for our chosen charities in December.Fry spoke about the number of different events and fundraisers that went on in the school during December last. This culminated with a presentation to TEAM and a memorable Christmas Karaoke led by Claire Coleman.
  • GAA coaching, an art project with Lucy Tormey, guitar lessons, cycling / road safety all going on in the school at present.
  • Grant is running a fifth class soccer league in the hall at lunchtime for 5th class boys
  • Our school choir under the direction of Catherine Denieffe will represent their school at the Peace Proms in Dublin on Sunday Feb 5th.
  • Miss Hannah Mulroy has kindly agreed to run our first ever Spelling Bee over the next few weeks. Our champion will then go on to the Co. Final.
  • Credit Union Schools Table Quiz takes place on Friday night, Jan 29th at 8pm in the Park Hotel.
  • The date for our next meeting is set for March 21st, Tuesday at 7pm.