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Presentation College Awards Academic Excellence

The Board of Management implements a system of Academic Awards to honour the top achieving students in the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations. Academic achievement among the students is a top priority in Presentation College and they perform consistently at a very high level in terms of results in the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations each summer. This is due in no small manner to the hard work ethos of the students and their teachers, coupled with the support and encouragement of their parents.


The Junior Cycle recipients were – Michael Duke, Kate Kumpiranon, Amy McDonald, Esther Ogbegile, Lauren O’Reilly, Chloe Ryan, Emma Stevens and Sophie Stevens.


The Leaving Certificate recipients and their current course of studies were - Harry Feeney (Biomedical Science, UG), Lauren Hennessy (Pharmaceutical Science, SETU), Megan Hosey (Pharmacy, UU), Oliwier Jakubiec (Software Development, SETU), Brandon Jaroszczak (Software Development, SETU), Clare Miller (Bachelor of Education, MU), Cillian Moore (Bachelor of Commerce, UCD), Alannah O’Brien (Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry, MU), Dáire O’Sullivan (Engineering, UG) and Tommaso Stynes (Bachelor of Arts, UG). 

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Lions Club National Ambassador of the Year

Jan 29 2024

Lions Club National Young Ambassador of the Year Finals (2023-24). Keeva Delaney from Transition Year in October was successful in going forward to represent Carlow. On Sunday 21st January Keeva impressed the judges with her presentation and work she has done to support Cliona’s Foundation. This an Irish based charity that provides help to families who are dealing with a financial crisis while caring for a child with a life limiting illness. Keeva and her family have put countless hours and creative energy in to a huge range of initiatives to support the work being done. The prize money that is awarded to Keeva as part of the title will be split evenly between Cliona's Foundation and the rest will be used as a seed fund to encourage the development of other youth lead initiatives to support engagement with local charities.

Keeva will now represent Ireland in Birmingham in February. She will also take part in an exchange programme over the summer coordinated through the Lions Club and in October Keeva will represent Ireland in the European Lions Club Young Ambassador Finals.

Maynooth University - Entrance Scholarship

Congratulations to two former students who were awarded a Scholarship earlier this week.  Recipients were Alannah O’Brien and Clare Miller who both received Maynooth University Entrance Scholarships for entry 2023 as both achieved 575 points or more. The full value of the award is €1,000 each. Presentation ceremony took place in Maynooth University on Wednesday,

Representing Ireland in Karate

Oct 23 2023
Best wishes to Evan Woods who has been selected to represent Karate Ireland and compete in the International Karate Union Championship in Slovenia from 26th - 29th October. We are very proud of you Evan.

School Awards 2023

Congratulations to all students on completing the school year 2022 -2023. At our Awards Ceremonies on Thursday and Friday many students were recognised for both accademic abd extra curricular achievements. Special mention to Clare our Senior Student of the Year and Chloe our Junior Student of the Year. To see more awardees please click on the Gallary Link above or on this short cut. Gallery Link
Senopr Student of the Year - Clare

Junior Student of the Year - Chloe

EPAS Award Ceremony

Apr 28 2023

On Friday 28 April Mr Carly, Ms Byrne, Natalia and Timas two of the Junior Ambassadors from Ms. Byrne's CSPE class attended the EPAS Award Ceremony in Eurofound (Dublin constituency). Natalia presented our project to those assembled. There were two MEPs Frances Fitzgerald and Barry Andrews and 53 students from six schools. Click on the heading for more information and photos.



Enterprise Awards

TY Mini Company #StudentEnterprise Programme! ‘Cover Up’ is an innovative method to protect cups from unwanted visitors. Transition Year students Lexi Mia, Kayla and Jan have enjoyed their entrepreneurial journey with teacher Ms. Vanessa Byrne. They received the Best in School Award this week. Click on the heading for more photos.

National Problem Solving Finalists

Two talented Sixth Year Presentation College Students competed at the National Problem Solving Final. Congratulations to Brandon Jaroszczak and Jake Baker who were two of the 100 Students from 49 Schools who competed at the National Linguistic Problem Solving Final in DCU on Wednesday....Four winners from the Final will go on to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad held in Bulgaria in July.

Sample puzzles from the Olympiad can be downloaded at Contact Ms. Cumiskey if you are interested. Just click on the heading for more information and photos.