Presentation Mitchelstown open night opens students' eyes to what the future could hold
There was an excited hustle and bustle about the Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, last Thursday night, as they opened their doors to prospective students.
Formalities began at 6.30pm when prospective students and their parents were assigned a ‘buddy’ to show them all the facilities and amenities the school has to offer and to answer any questions they might have.
This tour of the school also gave girls from all of Mitchelstown’s hinterland primary schools the opportunity to meet the teachers who will help and guide them during their years in the Presentation Secondary School.
Parents and students were welcomed by the Head Girl, Gemma Coffey, who spoke eloquently on her six years as a student in the school. She recounted her memories of school tours and Transition Year while highlighting all the help she had received over the years from her teachers. A speech was also given by first year student, Eadaoin Joy, detailing her experiences so far in the school.
Prospective students then left the meeting to take part in fun activities while parents heard the welcome address by Principal Anne Kirke followed by tea and finger food.
Ms Kirke explained how the school prides itself on its academic achievements and highlighted the Presentation Secondary Schools’ outstanding performance in Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate and Leaving Cert. Applied exams, while also recognising that school is not ‘all about exams’. She went on to say that the aim of the school is to provide a full developmental education for students in a caring and nurturing environment.
The girls spent this time carrying out experiments in one of the science labs, decorating mini cup cakes with ‘Angry Birds’ in the home economics room, taking a language quiz and trying out some of the dance moves for the school’s upcoming performance of ‘Greased Lightning’ in the new PE hall.
The night recorded another success for the Presentation Secondary, but more importantly all the prospective students left with feelings of confidence and enthusiasm for starting the next stage in their school life.
The principal and staff are looking forward to welcoming the new first year students in September.
Thursday 6th February 5:21pm