Principal’s Welcome

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Dear Presentation friends, parents and students,

Together with Presentation Primary school we launched a major fund-raising effort after Christmas this year and both schools are delighted with the response from the whole school community and from the suppliers and businesses in Clonmel and environs. So, this term has been very busy with parents, staff, Board members and the extended family of Presentation schools Clonmel preparing and rehearsing.

Ms Conway, Principal of the Primary school and I wish to thank everyone who made our fundraising ‘Stars in their eyes’ possible.

The very generous sponsorship of CAMIDA gave us the confidence to take on this task. The generosity of the Nallen family ensured that we would have a great night in beautiful facilities.

We are indebted to all those who sponsored our 12 acts and to those who purchased advertising in the programme. The many businesses, suppliers and families who gave prizes for the raffle thank you.

Both of our schools are blessed to have very talented staff, parents and members of Boards of Management; 51 of them, including several members of the extended school community, who will take to the stage on 8th March.  Meanwhile a crew of committee members and students will sell Votes and raffle tickets on the night.  Backstage we have a busy hair and makeup team, otherwise known as student teachers and an eagle- eyed group who will count all the votes.

Thank you to our judges Aoife O’Keeffe, Mattie McGrath T.D. and Owen Lonergan, – I understand that Louie Walsh and company are feeling nervous by this competition.

Our MC, Brendan Cummins, a safe pair of hands, will keep everything moving along smoothly.

We are very grateful to the Primary school Orchestra and the Secondary music students who are performing before and after the main event tonight.

Finally thank you to our professional Director Diarmuid Boyle without whose advice, guidance and encouragement we might have floundered. Mile buíochas.

Ethel Reynolds