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  • Academic Awards

    Leaving Certificate 2020

  • Academic Excellence

    Junior Certificate 2020

  • 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


There will be a zoom session for Parents on how they can help the Student with Dyslexia at second level on Monday 11th October at 7.00.  The zoom format allows parents from all over the country attend and it is very time effective for them. 

Dyslexia Parent's Zoom 11th October

16/09/2021 14:25 | Presentation College

German Embassy Visit

Presentation College was delighted to welcome Mr. Robert Henneberg from the German Embassy to our school on Monday 13th September. Whether for travel, education, pleasure or employment, Mr. Henneberg, who speaks fluent English, French and Irish in addition to his native language of German, assured students that it will always be of value to work on one's language skills. There are of course increased opportunities in life for those who speak several languages. We would like to thank the German Embassy for valuing the importance of the young learners of German and French by supporting them with the interesting and educational visit and the gift of on the heading for the full report and photos.

15/09/2021 16:48 | Presentation College

Our Meitheal Team

Our Meitheal Leaders have been an amazing support helping our First Year students settle in. Thank you all for your help and kindness in helping our school community.
01/09/2021 11:07 | Presentation College

Fostering - An Online Information for Potential Foster Parents

Tusla are urgently trying to recruit new foster carers for the Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary areas. 


Tusla foster carers provide a home for children who are unable to live with their own families, and give them the support they need to thrive. Fostering may be for a few days or weeks, or for many years, and the children range from babies to teenagers. Fostering can be challenging and also highly rewarding. Foster carers come from all walks of life. Many foster carers have their own children. Foster carers can be single, married, in a same-sex relationships, employed, unemployed, and retired. 

Tusla needs carers from varying ethnicities and cultures. Tusla – Child and Family Agency provides the training and support which will enable people to undertake this challenging task.


Please do not hesitate to contact Tusla on 1800 226 771 or e-mail if you would like to make an enquiry about becoming a foster carer.

An Online Information Session will take place on the 15th September 2021 at 10am for anyone who would like to find out more about Fostering. 

To register for this event please click the link  : More information can be found on these documents: FOSTERING LEAFLET  Tusla Fostering Online Information Session

01/09/2021 10:56 | Presentation College

Reopening Presentation College - August 2021

Reopening Presentation College - Student and Parent Briefing Document 2021-2022
24/08/2021 21:17 | Presentation College

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 27 September 2021

School Closed / Holidays

Monday 25 October 2021

Staff Day (No school for students)

Wednesday 8 December 2021

School Closed / Holidays

Thursday 23 December 2021

Staff Day (No school for students)

Thursday 6 January 2022

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