Communication with Parents

Education is an ongoing process, where the school complements and extends the ideals of the home. Parents and teachers work together as partners in education. Regular communication between school and home is facilitated by:

路 Regular letters to all parents from the Principal on events and activities.

路 Letters to the parents of particular year groups addressing issues of concern to that year group.

路 Letters from Year Heads to parents regarding unexplained or persistent student absences.

路 Parent-Teacher meetings for each year group.

路 Individual appointments. Parents are always welcome to contact the college office in order to make an appointment with the Principal, Deputy Principal or a member of staff.

路 Progress reports on individual students when requested.

路 Attendance reports on individual students when requested.

路 Behaviour reports on individual students when requested.

路 Regular meetings of the Parents' Association.

路 Parents' representatives on the Board of Management.

路 Articles and photographs published in local newspapers.

Parents/Guardians have a vital role to play in the management of their daughter's behaviour in school. Time should be given to discussing the Presentation Secondary School's Code of Behaviour and explaining the value and importance of the rules and regulations therein. Younger students, especially, will need this guidance on a regular basis. Parents/Guardians are expected to support the school's efforts to create a learning environment that meets the needs of all and are asked to:

路 Provide written notes for all absences. Absences should be kept to a minimum and holidays during term time should be avoided.

路 Attend parent/teacher meetings.

路 Attend meetings arranged by the Year Head, Discipline Committee and the Principal.

Parents/Guardians have a particularly important role to play in the area of homework/revision. Students should be expected to spend at least two hours every night at homework and revision. Every effort should be made to provide a quiet location and regular times for this work to be done in the evenings. The co-operation of parents/guardians in ensuring that their daughter arrives to school on time, in her proper school uniform, and with the appropriate books is essential.

Click here to read letter about the temporary change to school day during the Pre exams and click here to view the arrangements re the changes to school day.

The Pre Exam 2018 timetable is now available - click on the Calendar tab, then the Examinations tab to view.

We are the only girls school in the region to offer Politics & Society to 5th & 6th Year students - click on the Curriculum tab, then the Senior Cycle tab to read about this subject.

Calendars for the new school year are now available, click on the Calendar tab to view.

The extra-curricular clubs are up and running, click on the Extra-Curricular tab, then the Sports tab to view the timetable.

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.

Click here to view a fantastic video about our Basketball team's trip to Limoges, April 2015.

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.





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