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  • Academic Awards

    Leaving Certificate 2019

  • Academic Excellence

    Junior Certificate 2019

  • All Ireland Champions 2017

    Minor Girls and Senior Boys Relay Teams.

  • Basketball Champions 2019


  • Blood Brothers

    This year's musical was a huge success.

  • Meitheal Leaders

    Vibrant school community.

Our Mission Statement

Presentation College is, by choice, a truly co-educational school. We aim to prepare all of our pupils, girls and boys alike for the challenges, responsibilities and experience of adult life. All members of the school community - pupils, parents, teachers and other staff - are held in very high regard and their dignity, worth and individuality is respected. We strive to build a sense of community based on Christian values. The school’s Code of Conduct acknowledges this and aims to promote a culture of respect throughout the school. It recognises that good discipline enables good teaching and allows good learning to take place.

Latest News

Options after the Leaving Certificate

There will be an online talk for parents on: 'Options After the Leaving Certificate' this Wednesday 21st October at 7:30pm. 
20/10/2020 16:17 | Presentation College

Activity Trip for Transition Years

Thanks to all at CP Adventure. Our Transitions Years had a wonderful time and while there were many restrictions and precautions due to the current situation all enjoyed the day out. In fact due to the number of students in Transition Year, we had to divide them into two groups and go on two separate days. Three bus loads of students and lots of fun and new friendships made. Thanks to the teachers who organised the event and accompanied the students...Click on the heading for photos.

15/10/2020 16:42 | Presentation College

Second Green Flag Awarded

Congratulations to our Green School Committee and members of the wider school community. We have been awarded our second Green Flag and this year we will be working on the 'Travel Theme'. We have already had a visit from the Travel Officer and she was delighted to see the many bikes parked in the bike parking areas. We have applied for covered parking and hope this will encourage more staff and students to cycle to school. This year as students may wear their PE uniform on PE days, we are hoping that more girls will consider cycling. 
15/10/2020 16:28 | Presentation College

Science Award

Congratulations to Asia who was awarded a trophy from the Irish Science Teachers Association for her project in the SciFest  in colleges competition. 
15/10/2020 16:16 | Presentation College

Leadership Training for Transition Years

All Transition Years were involved in a 'Leadership Training Programme' in September facilitated by their teachers. Click on the heading for photos.
15/10/2020 15:59 | Presentation College

Online Payment System Instruction Sheet

Please click on the link below for easy to follow instructions on how to use our online payment system.
Online Payment System Instructions 


Admission Notice 2021-2022

Applications for incoming First Year students for the school year 2021-2022 will be accepted from 1st - 23rd October 2020. Please click on the following link for all the relevant information.


Admission Notice 2021-2022



Calculated Grades Results

The Leaving Certificate Class of 2020 will receive their Calculated Grades Results on Monday, 7th September from 9:00am via the Student Portal, and not from school.  Our Guidance Counsellors can be contacted by students, if they wish,  through the school email addresses of Ms Cumiskey and Ms O’Looney. Wishing all students the very best of luck!



Important Information for the 2020 Leaving Cert Class

Class of 2020 - The results are out what happens now?



Letter from Minister Foley

Please click on these links to read important information from the Department and the HSE with regard to returning to school.
Advice for parents

Letter from Minister Norma Foley to Principals

Comhairle do thuismitheoirí



Information from HSE for Parents

This is the link to the most recent information from the HSE for parents.
Information from HSE for Parents




Reopening Presentation College - Student and Parent Briefing Document

Reopening Presentation College - Student and Parent Briefing Document 


2020/2021 School Year - Return to School Dates (Revised)

Return to School Dates (Revised)




A Letter to Parents from Minister Foley

To Parents - Letter from Minister Foley.pdf 


16 July, 2020 - Minister Foley announces next steps for this year’s Leaving Certificate students

  • The re-opening of the Calculated Grades Student Portal for Leaving Certificate students to opt to receive Calculated Grades on Monday, 20 July 2020 at 12 o’clock.
  • Leaving Certificate students to receive Calculated Grade results on 7 September
  • First round CAO offers to be issued on 11 September 
  • Results will be available in time for Round 1 offers from CAO and UCAS for colleges and universities in Ireland and UK
  • Press Release 16/07/20 Regarding: Leaving Certificate 2020



Pisa Performance Report

Presentation College recently received positive feedback on its participation in the sample group of 157 schools which were assessed in the national PISA 2018 Main Study.

PISA Performance Report



Return to School Date

Please note that students will return to school on a phased basis from Wednesday, 26th August – further details to follow closer to the time, taking public health regulations into consideration at that stage.

Enjoy the holidays and stay safe and well! 


Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades Online Portal

In circular 0037/2020 published last week, the Department indicated that the technical administration of the Calculated Grades model for Leaving Certificate 2020 would be supported by an online system for students.

This online system, the Calculated Grades Student Portal, available to students through, will open at 10 AM on Tuesday 26 May and will close at 10 PM on Thursday 28 May.

This link provides very important information for parents and guardians:

LC 2020 Calculated Grades - Guide for Parents

The following links contain very important information for all students:

LC 2020 Calculated Grades - Guide for Students

Letter to Students re Calculated Grades 

Calculated Grades Student Portal - Before You Start Guide



Child and Family Support Network

The Senior Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) Co-ordinator in Carlow would like to let parents know that they are still providing and co-ordinating services for children, young people and families in the county.  Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the ways in which supports are being provided have been altered to best meet the needs of families, while adhering to governmental guidelines.  The CFSN Co-ordinator provides support for all families, whether or not they have been engaged with Tusla previously, these supports can include access to counselling; family support; supports for young children and teenagers; therapy online or on the phone, or help with food and practical supports.

If you would like to find out more, please contact your local Snr CFSN Co-ordinator: Sandra Collins 087 3802163


Presentation College Carlow

Presentation College, Carlow

The school is a co-educational Catholic voluntary secondary school which caters for pupils of all religions and backgrounds. We aim to provide our pupils with an education that equips them for life and living in the modern world. We aim to challenge students to share with us the Christian vision of life. We have drawn up a Mission Statement that describes the kind of school we wish to be. We hope that every member of the school community will attempt to live by it and we intend that all of our decisions are informed by it and our school development plans based on it.

Upcoming Events

Mid-Term Break

Monday 26 October 2020

Presentation Day

Saturday 21 November 2020

School Closed

Monday 7 December 2020

Staff Day - No school for students

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Christmas Holidays

Wednesday 23 December 2020

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