info@presentationcollegecarlow.com059 914 3927
  • 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

Bake Sale this Thursday

The Headstrong Mental Health Committee will hold a Bake Sale on Thursday 6th May from 1.05pm-1.50pm in the Marquee. Students and Staff are also encouraged to get create a piece of art based on the theme ‘What Inspires Me’. Please bring your work (posters/paintings/drawings…) to the Guidance Offices from Tuesday 4th until 11.45am on Thursday 6th May to be included in the display. Social distancing protocols will be in place for this event and a one-way system through the marquee will be in effect. If anyone wishes to donate some baked goods towards the event, please get in touch with Ms Cumiskey. Click on heading for the full information.

05/05/2021 13:13 | Presentation College

Darkness into Light 2021

On May the 8th, amazingly, Darkness Into Light will be commencing again. Keeping your social distance, it’s a wonderful chance for you to go out, get some fresh air, and raise some money. Jake and Olivia have been busy creating posters for the event. Please click on the heading for the full article written by Jake Baker.

04/05/2021 16:14 | Presentation College

Ceist Student Council Gathering 2021

On Tuesday 27th of April, three representatives of the student council Seán, Emily Jane and Emmanuel attended the virtual 2021 Ceist Student Council Gathering. There were one hundred and seven schools in attendance and the theme of this gathering was hope. A lovely quote was read to the students at the beginning. “Let your hopes, not your hurts shape your future”. This really resonated with us because during these tumultuous times it is vital that we remember that there is an end to this and at the end there is a golden sky....Click on the heading for the full report.

28/04/2021 11:25 | Presentation College

How's Your Head?

How's Your Head? #KeepWellCampaign' Transition Year students Jacob, Darragh and Tomasso are members of the @ComhairleNaNog1 group in @CarlowYouth and have teamed up with #HealthyCarlow to bring out their very own youth friendly#KEEPWELL boards in line with the national roll out. This group have also worked with Tusla to produce face masks and leaflets. The leaflets will inform you of local supports and services specifically for twelve to eighteen year olds.  Well done to all those involved in this initiative!   


28/04/2021 09:09 | Presentation College

Bake Sale Thursday 6th May

The Headstrong Mental Health Committee made up of Transition Year students in our school @Pres_Carlow are running a Bake Sale on Thursday, 6th May from 1:05-1:55pm in the Marquee. Please suport 🥞@ywirl @ceist1

27/04/2021 11:17 | Presentation College

Leaving Cert Examinations and Accredited Grades 2021

A series of guidance documents and support materials related to the Examinations and the Accredited Grades process will be published on This is updated on a regular basis.


There is a dedicated phone-line service for queries on the Accredited Grades process. The Department can be contacted in this regard by calling the COVID Helpline on 057-9324461 (and select option 2). The phoneline will be open from Monday 26 April 2021 and will operate Monday to Friday, 10.00  to 17.00. Alternatively, queries can be e-mailed to


The Candidate Self Service Portal will reopen at 12pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021 until 6pm on Friday 30 April for candidates to review and finalise their level selection and their choices of examinations, Accredited Grades or both. 

A comprehensive guide to this phase of the portal will be published  on and  Candidates will receive a text message alerting them to the availability of the guide with a follow-up e-mail issuing over the weekend. idates are required to complete this process, even if their choices have not changed since March.



'The Ombudsman for Children' would like to hear from all under 18 year olds.

Email from Ombudsman for Children


Have Your Say Social Pack


FAQ and Information


Information in Polish



Accredited Grades in Leaving Certificate 2021

Notice to schools regarding: Accredited Grades in Leaving Certificate 2021 for out-of-school subjects, out of school learners, and students of non-curricular languages 


Return to School April 2021

Return to School Powerpoint for Parents 


Further Adjustments - Leaving Certificate Written Examinations 2021

Further Adjustments to the Written Examinations - Leaving Certificate 2021 - 23/3/21 


A Guide to Accredited Grades

Please click on this link: A Guide to Accredited Grades for Out-of-School Subjects and Learners if you are applying to sit an exam that you are studying out of school or if you are an external candidate for the Leaving Certificate 2021.



Important Information for the Leaving Certificate 2021

Please click here for an update in relation to the arrangements for the delivery of the Leaving Certificate examinations 2021. This information is important for school management, teachers, students and parents.



Webinars for Parents

Webinars for Parents This link contains information about a variety of webinars that may be of interest to parents. Topics include:  Helping your child in the transition from primary to secondary school; Understanding and supporting bereaved students; Yoga and mindfulness; Supporting the disorganised student; Behaviour - what is my child trying to tell me?; Building resilliance and Getting ready for secondary school.

You may book via the above link.



Letter from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer

This is the link to the: Letter from DCMO to schools



A Guide to State Examinations and Accredited Grades for Leaving Certificate 2021



Parents' Update

We are looking forward to welcoming our Sixth Years back to school on Monday 1/3/21. Please click on this link to view very important information for parents and students: 

Parents' Update 



Letter from Minister for Education to Parents (Feb. 2021)

This is the link for the: Letter from Minister for Education to Parents (Feb. 2021)



Letter to Schools re State Examinations 2021

This is the link for the: Letter to Schools re State Examinations 2021.



Letter from the Minister for Education to Parents

This is the link to the letter from the Minister for Education. 

Letter for parents



Letter to Students from the Minister for Education

Letter to Students December 2020 


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



Information from HSE for Parents

This is the link to the most recent information from the HSE for parents.
Information from HSE for Parents



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

Summer Holidays Begin

Friday 28 May 2021

St Patrick’s Day - Bank Holiday

Thursday 17 March 2022

Office 365

Access your school email and download software



View your attendance, grades and more

SchoolWise Learning Platform


School teaching and learning platform