Learning support and resource teaching is an integral part of Presentation Secondary School. It is provided by the Special Needs Team which comprises two learning support teachers, Ms Carol O'Shaughnessy and Mrs. Mary McInerney, and other committed and dedicated members of staff. Mrs. McInerney holds the position of Learning Support Coordinator.
Our learning support programme is provided on an individual or small group basis.
Specific programmes, timetables and a variety of educational resource materials are provided to meet the special needs and requirements of these students.
This programme has its own specially resourced classroom. The learning support programme works in tandem with the Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP), School Completion Programme, and all subject teachers where appropriate.
Learning support in Presentation Secondary School is organised to be a fun, happy and secure experience to help pupils with learning difficulties to develop to their full potential. Those who would benefit from learning support are identified from their entrance test results and independent psychological reports.
An IEP (individual educational plan) is developed for some pupils. Teaching progresses with a multi-sensory and individualised approach to learning spelling, reading and writing. Additional help, if required, is available in mathematics and other subjects.
Application is made to the Department of Education on behalf of all SEN pupils for special arrangements in both the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate examinations.
To facilitate the implementation of the new Junior Cycle programme we will have a timetable format for the 2017-2018 academic year, click here to view.
Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available - click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletters tab to read.
Congratulations to our new Head Girl Ruth Walsh and Deputy Head Girl Megan Thornton
Book lists for 2017-18 are now available - click on the Curriculum tab, then the Book Rental tab to view
The timetable for the Summer Exam and revision blocks is now available, click on the Calendars tab, then the Examination tab.
We have been shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Student Theatre Awards on May 17th, best of luck to all.
The timetables for the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams are now available, click on the Calendar tab, then the Examination tab to view.
The Christmas Newsletter is now available - click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletter tab.
The calendars for 2016-2017 are now available - Click on the Calendar tab to view.
Click here to view a fantastic video about our Basketball team's trip to Limoges, April 2015.
Click on the parents tab, then Upcoming Events to read about courses for parents starting in October
Click here to read a letter from the Principal, Mr. Adrian Gibbs
Click on the Calendar tab to view the Calendar for 2015-2016
Click on the About Us tab, then the Newsletter tab to read the Summer 2015 Newsletter
Click here to read the Transition Year 2015-2016 Brochure
The report from the WSE/MLL Evaluation that took place in May 2014 has been published. Click on the Curriculum Tab to read the report.
Scroll to end of this page and click on the photogallery to view photos from Awards Night.
Click on the About Us tab, then the History tab to read 'Looking Back', the reflection delivered by 2 past pupils and 1 current pupil at the Official Opening.