Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland Unveil School Ethos Wall

On 21st May 2015 Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry unveiled their school Ethos wall in the main foyer of the school.

The design and creation of the Ethos wall celebrates the values we hold and share as a community in Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland.

Pope Francis said we must be “the living presence of the Gospel in the field of education, science and culture”. 

Our school is a professional educational institution, we provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values but it is much more than this. Our school is a place in which Jesus Christ is both proclaimed and encountered through the daily interactions between staff and pupils.

In the past few months we have revisited our purpose which in the daily demands of covering a curriculum, paperwork and planning, assessment and all the other things that have to be done, we always remember that our students need first and foremost to experience the face of Jesus Christ in our daily interactions.

The wall gives witness to the founder of Presentation sisters Nano Nagle.

Our Ethos wall is a visual representation of the connectedness between the spirituality which the school seeks to promote and the daily life of the school.

It is the end result of a most worthwhile process and discussion on what it means to be part of our school. The story of its journey is truly an inspiration.

The commitment and dedication of the Transition year students and teachers to the project is commendable.

They have given of their skills and time freely with one purpose in mind to make this a centrepiece for our school to be proud of and proud of it we certainly are.

Pictured above is Bishop Ray cutting the ribbion at the unveiling of the school ethos wall. 

Pictured above are Sr Teresa, Katie Flynn student, winner of inaugural CEIST Award, Sr Maureen, Sr Elizabeth, and Sr Margaret.

Pictured above are (LtoR) Elizabeth O'Connor, Student, Sr Teresa, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Student, Sr. Maureen, Sr. Elizabeth and Sr. Margaret.