A Message from the Principal and Deputy Principal

Welcome to Presentation Secondary School’s website. We hope our site will answer some of your questions that you may have about our school and give you an insight into what we offer.

We are a Voluntary Catholic Secondary School for girls operating under the trusteeship of CEIST. It supports the Religious and Educational Philosophy of its Foundress, Nano Nagle.

Presentation Secondary School is tremendously proud of its history, tradition and past achievements and it recognises the immense contribution of all those who have worked in the school since its foundation. However, we are also committed to embracing new thoughts and processes and are mindful of current educational reform and change.

In this website we give you an overview of school life. If you require any further information, please do contact us at the school directly. We will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Ms. Nicola Barrett Principal  

Ms. Gillian Murphy Deputy Principal

Micheál Martin Guest Speaker


The importance of education and dealing with stress and anxiety. That was Micheál Martin’s message to us today when he visited our school. It was a privilege to have him in the school and to hear him speak and we all found it hugely beneficial. He also made time to buy some hot chocolate and kitkats from the 3rd years, as part of their Fairtrade CSPE project. Thank you Mr. Martin. #proud of our school #importanceofeducation


World Home Economics Day!!

Local artisan food producer Isabelle Sheridan visited Transition Year students on World Home Economics Day. She brought samples of local cheeses and crackers for students to taste. They enjoyed the opportunity to broaden their taste buds! Isabelle produces terrines and pâté which she sells in her ‘On The Pig’s Back’ shop in The English Market and Douglas


Sleepover for Sleeping Bags!!

Students held a sleepover in school to raise funds for Cork Simon

All Ireland Light Entertainment Festival 2017



Our 4th year girls were the winners of the final of the All Ireland Light Entertainment Festival 2017

Our 4th Year girls on stage in the Briery Gap Theatre performing their play. We are now through to the final of the All Ireland Light Entertainment Festival 2017

Fundraising for Marymount

6A class presented a cheque for €212 to Ann Hilliard, a fundraising volunteer from Marymount Hospice. They raised the money with their mini company Winter Essential Pack.

1st year students visited Cork Public Musuem

1st year students visited Cork Public Musuem in Fitzgerald Park and the Ogham Stones of the Stone Corrider in UCC as part of their history trip.

5th Year LCA Horse Riding

5th Year LCA Horse Riding – part of their Leisure and Recreation course March 2017

CSPE action project.

CSPE action project visit to Lord Mayor in city hall.

Visit to the English Market

T.Y. students visited The English Market to research local food producers and the history of Irish food. Here they are pictured at the main entrance on Grand Parade and at Kathleen Noonan’s, examining crubeens!

Healthy Eating

The 4th years prepared a selection of nutritious and healthy dishes for 1st years to inspire them to try new foods which they could include as part of their school lunch. The dishes, all homemade included fresh fruit salad, homemade vegetable soup, flapjacks, banana muffins, tortilla pizza and mixed berry smoothies.

The first years got a recipe leaflet as well as a lot of delicious food samples. They gave very positive feedback to T.Ys about the event.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Event

Students at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) event, in city hall. This is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursue careers in STEM.

Subject Fair

TY students and parents speaking to teachers at the Pres Ballyphehane subject fair. Important choices to be made for next year – always good to be informed

Cork Geography Teachers Association table quiz

Our 2nd Year Geography students took part in the Cork Geography Teachers Association table quiz last night. Our girls did us proud.

We Won!!

Well done to our footballers who won 7-2 to 5-7

Cross Country

Our great cross country runners who took part in the South Munster Championship on Friday.

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week! Students wrote positive things about themselves for our Positivity Wall