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

Awards 2017-2018

Well done to all students who received awards at our inaugural Presentation Secondary School Student Award Ceremony – all awards so well deserved – you are our school. And thank you to our special guests

Mr Victor O’Flynn, Dr. Steele and Megan Horgan


CATS awards



Positive Behaviour awards



Attendance award and a special mention to Natasha and Amy who had 14 and 10 years unbroken attendance



Principal’s awards 



Student of the Year



Tercentenary Concert

Our school theatre is now called, Nano Nagle Theatre. A beautiful choral evening celebrated the rededication, with guest choirs, St.Stephens Episcopal Madrigal Singers from Texas and Scoil Maria Assumpta. Special guests, our Presentation Sisters and Micheál Martin Really enjoyed the evening. Well done everyone on a fantastic evening and a huge congratulations to our own choir. Photos: Finbarr Barry

iwish 2018

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths.  Well done to 4th years on presenting their Award winning science app “rattle my bones” and creative art design for junk Kouture at this year’s iWish conference in Cork City Hall. Thank you to Ms Buckley-Kelliher, Ms O’Sullivan & the many teachers that helped out.

County Champions!!

Congratulations to our U16 Camogie team who have been crowned County Champions. Fantastic achievement girls and a great year for Pres Ballyphehane

December’s Cork City and County Youth Team Award Reception

Our All-Ireland Futsal champions at a reception yesterday in the Metropole Hotel where they received the award for December’s Cork City and County Youth team. It was a lovely afternoon for the girls, truly deserved and we wish them the best of luck in the overall awards on February 9th. Thank you John Buckley Sports and the Metropole Hotel who sponsor the awards.

Cork City and County Youth Team

Huge well done to our Futsal All-Ireland Champions who have been awarded December’s Cork City and County youth team. They will go forward for the overall award in January! Well done girls, you have done us so proud  

One Step Beyond Awards!!

Congratulations to the students who received ‘One Step Beyond Awards’. This award recognises students who go that extra mile in school life. Well done everyone!


Christmas Jumper Day

Huge effort was made for our Christmas jumper day! Well done everyone and €420 was raised for Cork Simon! Special thank you to our TY students on organising a great day.

Writing Club

Creative Writing Club getting into the Christmas Spirit


Leaving Cert Link Modules students held a Purple Day fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland recently. They raised money for the charity by having a balloon blowing challenge and baking chocolate chip cookies.



Bring on the Rebels! Both the girls and boys cups are on their way home to cork!

Award Winning App!!

Huge congratulations to our 4th year students who won an award for Best Functionality for the app they developed, ‘Rattle my Bones’ in CIT yesterday. Fantastic achievement girls, well done! 

Munster Futsal Championship!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 1st year students who were honoured at an assembly today after winning the Munster Futsal Championships! The very best in the All-Ireland Finals next Tuesday

The panel of players are: Clara Callanan, Abi Callanan, Alix Mendez, Amy Noonan, Sopie Thomson, Lya Gilhooly, Shianne Butsana, Sophie Murray, Laura O’Sullivan, Katelyn Power

Positive Health And Well-Being!!

College Awareness Week!!!

Well done to our College Awareness Week competition winners Ciara McGann (6th year) and Katelyn O Mahony (3rd year) for coming up with creative jobs of the future relative to their current school subjects.

Fundraising at Presentation!!

Sixth years presenting a cheque to Pat O’Regan a volunteer from Marymount Hospice. The money was raised with a cake sale, a raffle and fancy dress day.

Mental Health Awareness

4th year art students creating a visual production for mental health awareness, organised by Mr O’Shea, under the tutelage of Ms Buckley Kelliher & Ms Rafferty.

First Yr Futsal

Well done to the First Yr Futsal soccer team who are now the Cork Futsal champions and are through to the Munster Finals!

Cork Mental Health Seminar

On Tuesday 12th October 2017, TY students attended the Cork Mental Health Foundation seminar at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs along with almost 800 other students from Cork city and county,
Students listened to a number of speakers on the day. This included Aishling Thompson (Cork camogie player) , Gavin Hennigan (adventurer) and Liam Doocey (Youth Development Officer at the Youth Health Service) who addressed both their own personal mental health struggles and those facing teenagers.
Students are pictured here with Liam Doocey.

Student Council.

Training for the new Student Council Training took place on Wed. 27th September with Pat Murphy. The training proved very valuable and gave the new council food for thought.