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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.


Webinar for Parents

There will be a Parents' Webinar on Monday 19th April at 7:00pm on: Dyslexia and how it affects students at Second Level and How parents can support the student at Second Level


The presentation will be given by Wyn McCormack and is just over an hour with questions and discussion following. Click on the heading for further details.


To sign on for this course please email  stating your Name and School and a Zoom link to the webinar will be sent to you. There is no fee for the course.

Return to School Assemblies

Apr 06 2021

We look forward to welcoming all students back to school next week.  Parents have recieved details regarding the relevant assemblies as well as the links for the respective Parent Declaration Form which should be completed in advance of Monday.

Click on this link for the Powerpoint for Parents

Navigating the Final Term of Leaving Cert 2021 - A Webinar for Parents

Navigating the Final Term of Leaving Cert 2021 - A Webinar for Parents

Thursday, March 18th at 8pm

The aim of the session is to present the facts of Leaving Cert 2021 to the parents/guardians of the learners in order for them to play a supportive role in the decision making of the students.

Brian Wall (Guidance Counsellor and IGC Member) will make a presentation on the night and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions via the Q+A function also.

Brian’s presentation will focus on the practical and emotional obstacles that lie ahead as well as the issue of calculated grades and/or sitting the Leaving Certificate exam/s.

The presentation will give tips and suggestions around how parents can help their teenager optimise the remaining study time from now until June and their management of the obstacles that may prevent students maximising their efforts.

Please find the registration link here

The webinar will be recorded and a recording will be sent as a resource for all schools to send to parents/guardians of LC students.

Thursday 18th March @ 8 pm.

Facilitated by: Brian Wall 

Presentation College Awards Academic Excellence

The top-achieving students in the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examination processes of June 2020 were recognised and rewarded recently through the fourteenth annual Presentation College Academic Awards.


Academic achievement among 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.


Normally the Awards Ceremony would have consisted of a sit-down meal for all recipients and their parents in the Seven Oaks Hotel, along with the Principal, Deputy Principals, Year Heads, Deans of Discipline and Board of Management members followed by the presentation of awards. However, this year due to public health restrictions, no such event was possible and the Principal, Mr Murray, privately presented the awards to the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate high-achievers. He wished the senior students every success in their future studies and encouraged the junior students to return for further awards based on a successful Leaving Certificate Examination.


The Junior Cycle recipients were– Isabelle Fortune, Lucy Gibson, Emilia Hamulewicz, Lauren Hennessy, Megan Hosey, Clare Miller, Cillian Moore, Aisling Mulcahy Ralph, Elizabeth Mulcahy Ralph and Tommaso Stynes.


The Leaving Certificate recipients and their current course of studies were Julie Becker (Commerce, University College Dublin), Meadhbh Broderick (Actuarial and Financial Studies, University College Dublin), Fiona Butler (Medicine prep.), Ailís Coyne-Chapman (Law, Trinity College Dublin), Ellen Dempsey (Biomedical Science, Technological University Dublin), Laura Donovan (Biomedical Science, Technological University Dublin), Peter Dowling (Engineering, Trinity College Dublin), Luke Drought (Business, Dublin City University), Conor Dunne (Bachelor of Education, Dublin City University), Scott Egan (Engineering, University College Dublin), Anna Fennell (Radiography, University College Dublin), Alexandra Fortune (Design and Education, National College of Art and Design), Nikola Glowinska (Philology, University of Lodz), Melina Heim (History and Political Science, Trinity College Dublin), Meghan Jennings (Children and General Nursing, University College Dublin), Rachel Kelso (Arts and Music, University College Cork), Charlie O’Meara (Law and Human Rights, University College Galway) and Anita Thapa (Psychology, Dublin City University).

Global Education

Well done to a group of our Transition Years that spent this morning talking to students in Japan and the Netherlands as part of the 'Interactive Global Education' programme. Thanks to Danny from @CarlowCEILS and Noel at Equinox Education Services for all their work.

Presentation College Concludes CSL Leadership Project

Presentation College was involved in a two year Collaborative Leadership Project. Those involved from Presentation College were: Ms Gillespie (DP), Ms Murphy (Coordinator),  Ms Bradley, Ms U. Byrne and Ms Owens. The project involved three schools with Presentation College being the Lead School. St. Patricks College was also involved.   Here is a short video where Ms Murphy explains the project: Video

The project was supported by CSL and Wexford Education Centre. 


The project has now concluded and there was an online presentation of all projects. This can be viewed by clicking on the attached link:  Link to Leadership Clusters celebration