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.
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 G谩is 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.