Sponsored: Presentation Castleisland — A Positive School Culture Based On Core Values And Beliefs

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PRESENTATION Secondary School Castleisland is holding its Open Day and Enrolment on Saturday, October 19 next from 10am – 1pm, with the Principal’s address at 11am.

Presentation Castleisland offers the following benefits :

• Inclusive, welcoming environment

• Positive school culture based on core values and beliefs

• Wide range of academic opportunities, subject options, Transition Year (TY) and L.C.V.P.
— TY is a Joint Venture with St. Patricks Secondary School
— Provides an exciting, innovative and challenging programme of study

• Leaving Cert 2019 – 70% of our students achieved over 400 points
— With 95% progression to 3rd level

• Leading STEM promoting school, nurturing students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
— Currently in year 2 of a 3 year Digital Programme

• Supervised study, lunchtime clubs & after-school activities

• School canteen, providing healthy food options

• Overall Winners of National Student Enterprise Programme in 2018 & 2019
— 7 County Enterprise titles 2019

• 27 All-Ireland Basketball titles
— Current All Ireland U14 schools champions

•Ladies Football and Camogie also played

• Lunchtime Clubs
— Coding
— Chess
— Science

• School Choir
— Just recently produced their 1st CD

As reigning All-Ireland U14 Schools Basketball champions, Pres Castleisland has been granted an automatic invitation to represent Ireland at the inaugural International Schools Federation (ISF) World Schools U15 Basketball Cup in Zadar, Croatia in March 2020.

When John Enright, Basketball coach for Presentation Secondary School Castleisland, was planning the year ahead for the various teams under his guidance, he certainly hadn’t planned a trip to Croatia for his charges.

Excitement is growing amongst the U15 basketballers at the thoughts of representing their school and their country and no doubt it will reach fever pitch by March.

Thoughts have now turned to the serious matter of fundraising as all costs, including flights will have to be met by those participating. Given the community spirit in Castleisland, the girls are hopeful of great support which will make the cost burden easier to manage.

Commenting on the news, school Principal, Katherina Broderick, said she was delighted with the news and it was just reward for the commitment of the girls to basketball in Presentation Castleisland, which is the most successful school in Ireland with 27 All-Ireland titles.

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