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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

Transition Year Cycling

Our three Transition Year Cycling Ambassadors, Anna, Tara and Amy have organised a biking sessions for around fifteen Transition Year girls. This one took place on January 18th from 11.45 - 1.05 . The Ambassadors are organising these with the assistance of Ms Kavanagh as part of their #andshecycles Ambassador Programme. We are delighted to announce that the PE Department have purchased ten bicycles and helmets for students to use in school. We would like to thank the Green Schools Committee for promoting the introduction of cycling to the curriculum. We are currently working on the #Travel Theme.

18/01/2022 12:14 | Presentation College

Scohlarship Winners

Congratulations to two of our former students on being awarded an academic scholarship for the academic year 2021/22 by Institute of Technology Carlow. The Scholarship Winners are: Nurlan Kennedy, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in TV and Media Production and Jack Nulty, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Development. Leaving Certificate Year: 2021. We are delighted to celebrate their success and wish them all the best in their studies and future.

11/01/2022 20:41 | Presentation College

Art Competition Success

We had three winners in the Tinryland Christmas Fair Art Competition. Second Place: Isabelle Mc Cormack in First Year. Third Place: joint winners  - Sophie Stevens and Keeva Delaney both in Second Year. Congratulations and well done to all of the wonderful artists who were involved. Click on the heading for pictures.


10/01/2022 13:42 | Presentation College

Dyslexia Webinar and Information for Parents

There is a lot of good information including a webinar on January 19th in the attached documents:

Update on digital copies of textbooks 2022  

Newsletter 12 Jan 2022  

Parents' zoom 19th January 2022

10/01/2022 11:18 | Presentation College

Christmas Doors

Happy Christmas to all. Thanks to the social committee for all the work getting students and staff into a festive mood. Here is a little video of the Christmas Doors: Christmas video link - Christmas Door Competition. Congratulations to the Ancillary staff who surpassed themselves once again, with a festive corridor and very festive #Ralph our #Wellbeing_Dog. Attached is your runners up & winner! The Winners


22/12/2021 12:55 | Presentation College

HSE Encourages All to get the FLU Vaccine

Information on the Flu Vaccine has been circulated by the HSE. 

Please read the information relating to the FLU and how this year it is vitally important to vaccinate and protect against the flu.



Covid-19 Presentation for Parents

This is the link to the Covid-19 presentation that was shown to all students earlier this week: COVID 19 Presentation Dec 2021


Annual Admission Notice for 2022-2023

Applications for First Year 2022-2023 are being accepted between October 1st and October 22nd. 

Please read our Annual Admission Notice for 2022-2023 for the full details.



Dyslexia - Zoom Webinar for Parents

There will be a Zoom webinar for parents on October 11th. Attached is the link to register and also some information on Dyslexia.

Dyslexia Parent's Zoom 11th October     Dyslexia - Factsheets for Second Level Schools 2021




Reopening Presentation College - August 2021

Reopening Presentation College - Student and Parent Briefing Document 2021-2022 


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 last November.


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.



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.



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

School Closed / Holidays

Monday 21 February 2022

JCT Cluster Day (No school for students)

Wednesday 9 March 2022

St Patrick’s Day - Bank Holiday

Thursday 17 March 2022

School Closed / Holidays

Friday 18 March 2022

School Closed / Holidays

Monday 11 April 2022

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