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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

Return to School Dates and Calendar

25th August     First Year students 26th August     Third and Sixth Year students 29th August     Second and Fifth Year students 30th August     Transition Year students

School Calendar 2022-2023


Open Night       20th September



28/06/2022 14:11 | Presentation College

Presentation College Awards 2022

This is the link for the full list of awards at our Awards Ceremony on June 1st 2022: AWARDS 2022.pdf Congratulations to all.


17/06/2022 11:09 | Presentation College

Annual Prize-Giving Awards Ceremony 2022

Our Annual Awards Prize-Giving Ceremony took place recently to recognise all the achievements by our students both academically and through extra-curricular activities throughout the year.
The awards ranged from Sporting Achievements, Musician of the Year, Student of the Year, AILO/AIPO, Student Council, CEIST, Bridin Quinn, Amanda O'Mahony Memorial German Award.
It was very uplifting to recognise the continuous hard work being done by all our staff and students both inside and outside of the classroom, particularly during a most difficult year.

We congratulate all our worthy award winner recipients and thank them for always representing themselves and our school with such pride and honour. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.  Click HERE for information on the awards and photos.

01/06/2022 14:01 | Presentation College

Donation to Éist

Two Fifth Year Agricultural Science students presented a cheque of €4,500 to @ÉistCancer from proceeds of our #Tractor Run. Well done to all involved and a big thank you to our sponsors. 

24/05/2022 16:09 | Presentation College

Meitheal Team 2022-2023


Well done to our new Meitheal Leaders who did a wonderful job on Saturday welcoming our First Years into the school to sit their entrance exams. We wish them all the best in their journey ahead.
16/05/2022 13:51 | Presentation College

Return to School Dates, Open Night and Calendar

25th August            First Year students 26th August            Third and Sixth Year students 29th August            Second and Fifth Year students 30th August            Transition Year students

20th September    Open Night 7 - 9pm

School Calendar 2022-2023



Important Notice - Leaving Certificate 2022

Here are links to the latest information relating to Leaving Certificate Examinations 2022. 

Best of Luck to all of our students. 


Leaving Certificate 2022 Candidate Information


Leaving Certificate Candidate Information Link as Gaeilge 


Deferred Examinations

This is an extract from a letter from the State Examinations Commission.

For the 2022 Leaving Certificate, it has been announced that a second sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be provided with access strictly limited to students unable to sit one or more papers in the main sitting in June on grounds of serious medical reasons and due to close family bereavement.  For the 2022 examinations  candidates with Covid-19 or with symptoms of Covid-19, will also have access to a deferred sitting of the examinations. 

These are the links to three important documents setting out details of the deferred examinations series. 

Addendum to the Deferred Examination series outlining the Covid-19 criteria.pdf


Circular S34 22 outlining the Deferred Examination series.pdf


Information for Candidates and Parents/Guardians on the Deferred examinations.pdf

All of the documents are available on our website at


As you know three Leaving Certificate written examinations have already been completed during term time.  The LCVP examination was held in schools on Wednesday May 4; LCA ICT on Wednesday 11 May and the LC Computer Science examination was held on Wednesday 25 May.  Deferred examinations will be available for eligible candidates for these examinations also.  We have a number of applications from schools for a deferred sit in these examinations and therefore we will be in direct contact with the schools who have submitted requests for the deferred sit on behalf of candidates to arrange for the deferred examination.  The LCVP will take place on Wednesday 29 June in the regional centres set up for the deferred series while the Computer Science examination will be held will on Saturday June 18 in the candidates school.



Booklists for 2022 - 2023

The booklists are available under the Parent's tab on the website. Here is a link: Booklists 2022-2023.



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.



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.



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

Staff Day (No school for students)

Wednesday 24 August 2022

First Year Meitheal Induction

Thursday 25 August 2022

Third and Sixth Year students return to school.

Friday 26 August 2022

Second and Fifth Year students return to school.

Monday 29 August 2022

Transition Year students return to school.

Tuesday 30 August 2022

Leaving Certificate Results Issued

Friday 2 September 2022

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