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  • Academic Awards

    Leaving Certificate 2022

  • Academic Excellence

    Junior Cycle 2022

  • 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

Happy Birthday #EU50

Ireland celebrates 50 years as a member of the European Union this year. This Tuesday our Junior EU Ambassadors from 2AT will be raising awareness. They have been busy preparing posters, designing quizzes and will be decorating the entrances and doing face painting at lunch time.
26/03/2023 13:53 | Presentation College

Saor Workshop

Transition Year students participated in an early intervention wellness workshop run by Soar in the school library on Tuesday and Friday.  

25/03/2023 20:59 | Presentation College

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day took place on Friday 24th March 2023. Thanks to all who made it a success. More news and photos later.

24/03/2023 13:07 | Presentation College

Junior Rugby Team

Congratulations to the Junior Rugby Team who have reached the first ever Duff Shield Leinster Final beating a strong and determined St Columba’s side this afternoon 22-12 in Carlow. Congratulations!
23/03/2023 20:33 | Presentation College

JCPA Certificates Awarded


Congratulations to our students who were awarded their JCPA Certificates on Thursday.

23/03/2023 17:00 | Presentation College

Leaving Certificate 2023

The use of the online system, the Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) will continue for the 2023 Leaving Certificate. The CSSP will open at 1pm on Wednesday 8 February for candidates to confirm their subject entries and levels. It will remain open for this purpose until 5pm on Tuesday 21 February. Further information is available on your child’s Microsoft Teams account.



Important Information from the HSE

Dear Principal,

Please see attached an important letter from HSE colleagues, which you are asked to bring to the attention of parents, guardians and staff.

Flu Vaccine walk in clinics for children aged 2-17 this week

Copy of LAIV Schedule



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

School Closed/ Holidays

Monday 3 April 2023

School Closed/ Holidays

Monday 1 May 2023

Last Day of School

Friday 2 June 2023

State Examinations Begin

Wednesday 7 June 2023

St Patrick’s Day - Bank Holiday

Sunday 17 March 2024

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