Fifth year students had the fantastic experience of meeting with Bishop Ray Browne today. Bishop Ray visited Presentation Secondary School, Listowel as part of the SYNOD listening sessions. Pope Francis has invited us all to contribute to the renewal of the church and to begin the process of synodality, which means moving into the future by listening to all members of the church especially those who have been marginalised. Pope Francis has said it is especially important to listen to the voice of young people and so Bishop Ray joined us today to hear our students’ view and their experience of Church.
On Wednesday our Junior Football Team took part in the first round of the inaugural Kerry Schools Competition against Pres Tralee in Kerins O Rahillys. We started the game well with some quick scores and held the lead into half time. After the break Pres Tralee came out strong and narrowed the gap but our girls fought back, finishing strongly with an impressive score of Pres Listowel 5 – 9 to Pres Tralee 2 -9. Well done to all our players on an excellent game of football. Our next game will be the quarter final of the Cup Competition.
Our 1st Year Students enjoyed their visit to Nano Nagle place in Cork city last week. They learned about Nano Nagle’s life, how she worked tirelessly to educate the poor of the city and about the powerful impact she had on education in Ireland and worldwide. An insightful and inspiring trip. Nano Nagle Place has been awarded the prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2021. It continues to provide support and care for people in need.
Ms Kennelly as we bid farewell to you we wish to thank you for putting your heart and soul into your work as Principal for the last seven years. You made a difference to the whole school community and we’re all so very grateful. Nothing but the best, that’s what you always gave. And that’s what we’re wishing for you as you retire. ‘Now go and do all that you Love’
Congratulations to the following students Orla Joy who won the Nano Nagle Student of the Year Award 2021, Laura O’Connor who won the Donal Walsh School Spirit Award 2021 and Aisling Kelly who won Sportsperson of the Year 2021.