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  • Academic Awards

    Leaving Certificate 2021

  • Academic Excellence

    Junior Cycle 2021

  • Prefects

    Supporting our school community.

  • Gaisce Awards

    Outstanding achievement.

  • Meitheal Leaders

    Vibrant school community.

  • Blood Brothers

    This year's musical was a huge success.

  • Basketball Champions 2019


  • All Ireland Champions 2017

    Minor Girls and Senior Boys Relay Teams.

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

Cross Country Success!

Jack Mahon came sixth in the All Ireland u14 Cross Country Championships on Sunday.  Congratulations Jack! Click on the heading for more information and photos.

21/11/2022 17:12 | Presentation College

Transition Year German Tour

This week a large group of Transition Years have travelled to Germany. We wish them a safe and enjoyable trip. This photo is from Cologne and is in front of the famous cathedral.

21/11/2022 17:00 | Presentation College

Presentation Day

Today is Presentation Day. We think of the family of Presentation Sisters and schools. We remember the inspiring story of our foundress Nano Nagle. We prepare to celebrate with a mass tomorrow.


21/11/2022 09:00 | Presentation College

Senior Science Quiz

Three teams represented Presentation College in SETU in the South East Regional Senior #ISTA Science Quiz. While none won on the day, all did very well. Click on the heading for more information and photos. 
18/11/2022 13:27 | Presentation College

Lions Club Youth Ambassador Awards

Congratulations to Sarah, Seán and Marie who represented the school at the Lions Club Ambassador Award's Interviews on Thursday. They all spoke very eloquently about their community involvement and volunteering. They are pictured here with John Carley, Lions Club President.

18/11/2022 13:16 | Presentation College

School Musical Cancelled

Due to the recent death of one of our students, all performances of the school musical have been cancelled. We appreciate everyone’s understanding of the cancellation at this sad time in our school community.



Additional Accommodation Approval

The Board of Management is very pleased to welcome the approval by the Department of Education and Skills of substantial additional accommodation for our school, based on a long term projected enrolment of one thousand students. 


This approval by the Department of Education and Skills is testament to the progression and development of the school over recent years and is a strong indicator of the reputation and status of the school moving forward. The provision of the additional accommodation will ease the annual oversubscription for places in our school and will enhance the top-class facilities already available to students.


The additional accommodation includes thirteen general classrooms, Staffroom, Multimedia Room, Music Room, DCG Room, Construction Studies Room, Technology Room, Textiles Room, two Science Laboratories, Pastoral Offices and associated circulation areas, student locker spaces and toilets.


Our school community looks forward, with excitement and anticipation, to the further development of Presentation College.



Decision of the Press Council of Ireland

The Board of Management welcomes the decisions of the Press Ombudsman and the Press Council of Ireland upholding the complaint of the Board of Management against The Nationalist concerning its reporting of school assemblies November 2020.


It was determined that The Nationalist breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) and Principle 2 (Distinguishing Fact and Comment) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland. The full decision can be accessed at the following link: Press Ombudsman and Press Council of Ireland Decision - Presentation College, Carlow v The Nationalist


The Board of Management would like to sincerely thank all those who stood by our school community during this difficult time - for the support we received  from within our school community, local community and further afield.



Statement re School - PE Uniform Regulations

The rules concerning the correct wearing of our school uniform have not changed since previous years, other than the introduction of a half-zip top for First Year students this year.


Students are regularly reminded of school rules and regulations at Assembly.


The school continues to look after the pastoral care needs of all students through its excellent Pastoral Care/Student Support systems in the school.


Any queries in relation to the above from parents or students will be dealt with in the normal way through the usual school channels.


Link to Principal's Interview on RTÉ's Morning Ireland







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

Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Staff Day (No school for students)

Thursday 8 December 2022

School Closed/ Holidays

Thursday 22 December 2022

Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting

Tuesday 17 January 2023

First Year Parent Teacher Meeting

Thursday 26 January 2023

School Closed/ Holidays

Monday 6 February 2023

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