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Welcome to Patrician Presentation Secondary School We are delighted to have the opportunity to extra-curricular fields and a pleasant, caring and introduce you to our school and to give you an friendly atmosphere. insight into what we have to offer. We believe we The transition from Primary to Secondary school provide a balanced educational experience for is daunting and we pride ourselves on the support every student in our care. system we have in place for our First Years to We pride ourselves on the atmosphere of make this transition as easy as possible. cooperation that exists in the school between all the Our students are encouraged by our excellent educational partners thus leading to an unmatched team of teachers to work hard to achieve their Our Mission Second Level experience for our students. potential. We believe that we should encourage our students We would be delighted to welcome you should you to challenge themselves on a daily basis to reach “Our Mission is to encourage all pupils to wish to visit us to learn more about our forward- their full potential, both in and out of the classroom. The excellent relationship shared by our teachers reach their potential in a caring and Christian looking school. environment” We aim to equip our students for life so they will and students creates a positive setting for progress Our school has been serving the Fethard Community become well rounded individuals who contribute for 150 years and we look forward to continuing this and success in the classroom. We Aim to Promote positively to their community. rich tradition of education in the future. We believe in, and value Parental Involvement and • excellence in teaching and learning • spiritual and personal development see it as the primary key to student success in school and in life. ‘Everyone working Everyday Who we are • respect for self and others • citizenship and leadership We are committed to the holistic development of for Everybody’ The Patrician Presentation Secondary School embraces and promotes are in classes of mixed ability, with a good working atmosphere in each • tolerance, justice and co-operation our students and their full preparation for life as the values of its founders the Patrician Brothers and the Presentation class. At all times, the student is the focus of our attention and our Student Pat Coffey • a caring community mature citizens and valued members of society. Sisters. Nowadays we are a Post-Primary Catholic co-educational day Support Team is always on hand to support individual pupils experiencing Principal school under the trusteeship of the Le Chéile Trustee group. particular family or personal difficulties. This team is assisted by our Home A good education is difficult to define but it School Community Liaison Officer who regularly conducts or carries out should touch the whole person. In our bright and The Le Chéile Schools Trust comprises the schools of fourteen religious home visits and our School Completion Programme Co-ordinator welcoming buildings we offer the best of teaching congregations, the nearest being the Ursuline Secondary School in to the highest standards, opportunities in many Thurles. The aim of the Trust is to carry on the legal, financial and We are proud of the many excellent achievements by our students inspirational role of trusteeship that has, up to now, been done by in the past and many of our Leaving Certs have qualified to study individual congregations. It carries out the legal and inspirational role of in such Higher Level institutions as University College Cork, Dublin trusteeship. This is a significant development in Irish education as the City University, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Catholic Church and the individual religious congregations renew and Cork Institute of Technology, Waterford Institute of Technology, Mary reformulate their commitment to Irish education. Immaculate College Limerick and Tipperary Institute. Mr. Pat Coffey Ms. MaryAnne Fogarty The school aims to enable each student to achieve his/her own potential Many of our past students are scattered throughout the world and Principal Deputy Principal and students’ progress is monitored at all stages/levels. Incoming students now head up different institutions and businesses.
Why choose Patrician Links with Home Presentation Secondary The school operates an open door policy for parents and we are School happy to meet with parents regularly. Parents can meet with the Home School Community Liaison Officer, Guidance Counsellor, Class Tutors, Class Teachers as well as the Principal and Deputy By modern standards, Fethard Secondary School is a small school. Principal. We work closely with Parents and encourage regular Herein lies our great advantage of a family-like environment which communication between school and home.The school links with helps create a sense of belonging so important to our new pupils. home on numerous occasions throughout the year: Each student is valued and cared for as part of a learning • Parent/ Teacher/ Student meetings community. We know all our students, their parents and families and • Information Evenings ht of we understand their needs and ambitions. We are constantly striving Heig all? • Parents’ Association the w to do the best for our entire student body and to offer them as many • Home School Community Liaison Officer learning opportunities as possible. We offer a broad curriculum and • Reports small classes. We expect and promote high standards of good • Texting service behaviour based on respect for self and others. try! ome igon ...use tr imb No ne ed to cl Curriculum At present, Patrician Presentation offers 5 programmes. Junior Cycle, Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Transition Year Programme and the Junior Certificate School Programme. Junior Cycle Subjects/Areas of Learning Irish English Mathematics History Geography French Science Home Economics Business Studies Computers Technical Graphics Materials Technology (Wood) Art Religion Our students are articulate and confident, with a CSPE SPHE Physical Education strong sense of social responsability. We take pride in providing a rounded education for the whole Key skills of Junior Cycle person: intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual. • Working with Others • Staying Well • Communicating • Being Literate • Managing Myself • Managing Information & Thinking • Being Creative • Being Numerate
Transition Year Extra Curricular Breakfast Club / Parents’ Association Career Guidance and After the Junior Cycle is completed, students can opt to take Transition Year before proceeding to their Leaving Certificate To cater for the wider aspects of student development and to aid in the development of each student’s potential Homework Club/ Study There is a very active Parents’ Association which Counselling Service course. The Programme is exciting and varied providing an we provide a comprehensive range of Extra-Curricular contributes greatly to the school. They have been, and Each day starts with the Breakfast Club and finishes with the continue to be, involved in all major events in the school. Our Counsellor is always on hand to support students of the excellent opportunity to mature and to sample all subjects that activities to suit boys and girls. These activities will Homework Club which are both free to students. We have a They select the Parents’ Representatives for committees school. Students have to make significant decisions while still in will be on offer for their Leaving Certificate. Transition Year include: kitchen and dining area where pupils arriving early in school developing or reviewing school policies with the other school. These choices are related to personal and social issues, students participate in many community activities such as • Football can partake of breakfast. A local freshly prepared lunch is partners in education. Through fund-raining, they have educational issues and career choice. Our Guidance Counsellor • Meals on Wheels • Hurling also available (subsidised) and a light snack is provided free provided in recent years new P.E. equipment, valuable is a trained professional with the expertise and knowledge to • Day Care Centre • Soccer of charge for those remaining in school for the Homework resources for our Learning Support teacher and for the aid with these decisions. This is implemented through individual • Charity Fundraising • Table Tennis Club. It operates from Monday to Thursday under the care and Library. In conjuction with the Religion Department in the consultation, guidance classes and other activities. • Volleyball supervision of our School Completion Programme Co-ordinator. school, they promote and fund two 5th Year students Such experiences are intended to train the students to be • Outdoor Pursuits After school there is also provision for Supervised Study. These to travel as volunteers to Lourdes with the Diocesan responsible members of the community in the future. Among • Music, Drama and School Show help to ensure a good start to the day and that students get Pilgrimage each year. The association also regularly the highlights of Transition Year are: • Educational Day Trips their homework done with the support of staff in the evening. sponsors Study Skills days for our students, mock • Outdoor Pursuits • Cultural Trips interviews for the Leaving Certificate pupils and have been • Work Experience • Foreign Trip generous in their sponsorship of the awards on Prize • Setting up and running a Mini-Company • External Competitions Giving Day. They also fund a grant to help students attend • School Bank • School Shop • Lourdes Trip Student Support Team a Gaeltacht summer course. • Draughts • Certified First Aid course • Games Club The Student Support Team closely monitors the needs of all • Media Studies (Inc. TY Radio) • Coder Dojo students. The team meets once a week and consists of: • Junk Kouture • Summer Activities • Road Safety • Principal and Deputy Principal • Educational Trips • Home School Community Liaison Officer • Yoga • Special Needs Co-ordinator • Self Defence • School Completion Officer • Physical Therepy At Patrician Presentation School we give • Guidance Counsellor young people every opportunity to learn Academic studies also continue, offering an excellent foundation for their Leaving Certificate studies and a broad life-long skills in a variety of after-school and balanced educational experience. clubs and societies.
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