Presentation Castleisland Giving Back to the Local Community

Presentation Castleisland Giving Back to the Local Community

Presentation Castleisland teamed up with its neighbours the St. Vincent de Paul Society to support their Christmas hamper appeal 2020. “We were very conscious that due to the unusual circumstances families find themselves in this year, demand would be higher than ever for their Christmas food hampers,” said Pres teacher, Annette Leen. SVP Special Request “Our local SVP office made a…

National Honour for Presentation Castleisland Business Teacher

National Honour for Presentation Castleisland Business Teacher

On Monday 30th November, Pierce Dargan, business teacher at Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland will be a special guest on the Student Enterprise Programme, national live webinar. Mr. Dargan was chosen due to the huge success achieved by the school at the national finals. Six National Titles The school has claimed six national titles in the…

Double All-Ireland Win for Pres Entrepreneurs for Second Year

Double All-Ireland Win for Pres Entrepreneurs for Second Year

Presentation Castleisland scooped the top prize in the Intermediate Category at the Student Enterprise National Final in Croke Park on May 3rd. Kelly-Anne Nix and Katelyn Curtin took first place ahead of 22 other county champions to claim the top prize in their category with their enterprise Crios Mhadra. Crios Mhadra is a three-point car…

Young Entrepreneurs Excel in Kerry Student Enterprise Awards

Young Entrepreneurs Excel in Kerry Student Enterprise Awards

The finals of the Kerry County Council annual Student Enterprise Awards was held on Friday in the Institute of Technology, Tralee. Outstanding participation levels saw 24 mini-businesses being set up by over 120 second level school students involved in the competition. The competition promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, marketing/sales and the presentation…

Pres Entrepreneurs Hoping to Double on Camán Success

Pres Entrepreneurs Hoping to Double on Camán Success

Presentation Castleisland held its annual Student Enterprise School Final and Christmas Carol Service in St. John’s Hall just before Christmas. On the day, 11 First Year Enterprises were on display and one Second Year Enterprise. “A total of 45 students took part in this year’s programme and two prizes in the first year category and…

Pres Awards Night – A Celebration of Achievement and Talent

Pres Awards Night – A Celebration of Achievement and Talent

On May 10th last Presentation Secondary School Castleisland held its yearly awards night. By: Katie O’Reilly With a fantastic variety of guest speakers lined up and many awards to to hand out, and a few songs from the school choir it promised to be an eventful, fun-filled entertaining night and it sure was! The school’s…

Pres Girls Win All-Ireland Entrepreuner Titles with Complete Camán

Pres Girls Win All-Ireland Entrepreuner Titles with Complete Camán

On Wednesday of last week five first year girls from Presentation Castleisland headed for Croke Park for the National Student Enterprise Awards Final. The were accompanied by their business teacher and mentor, Pierce Dargan and their hopes and dreams for the long day ahead. It was an early start leaving Kerry at 4.45am via bus…

Pres Castleisland Entrepreneurs on Countdown to National Finals

Pres Castleisland Entrepreneurs on Countdown to National Finals

Some 23,600 students from 480 Irish secondary schools take part in the Student Enterprise Programme through the Local Enterprise Offices every year, bringing the world of business into the classroom. Individuals and teams of the county’s most enterprising teenagers are counting down to the national finals on Wednesday, May 2nd in Croke Park. 77 Finalists…

Presentation Castleisland is the ‘Most Enterprising School in Kerry’

Presentation Castleisland is the ‘Most Enterprising School in Kerry’

Presentation Castleisland sent three groups to the Student Enterprise County Finals in IT Tralee last weekend. Two first year groups were entered into the Junior Category and one third year group into the Intermediate Category of the competition. Educational and Training The two first year groups were: ‘Complete Camán’ who made an all-in-one training hurley…

Young Entrepreneurs Excel at County Final

Young Entrepreneurs Excel at County Final

The county final of the Kerry Student Enterprise Awards was held in IT Tralee at the weekend. St. Joseph’s Presentation, Castleisland had three enterprises that qualified for the final. Two first year projects entered the Junior Category: Rocking Records and Floral Floats. Clocks and Coasters Rocking Records made clocks and coasters out of old vinyl…