Presentation Secondary School, Listowel

Presentation Secondary School, Listowel are our profiled school for June, 2010. Presentation Secondary School is a Catholic School for girls situated in Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

It was founded in 1930 by the Presentation order of sisters. From an original enrolment of 60 girls, it has grown to become one of the largest all-girls secondary schools in County Kerry.

It offers a wide range of subjects, the teaching of which is guided by the pastoral care ethos of the Presentation order's foundress, Nano Nagle. There are 3 different Leaving Certificate Programmes available to students as well as an optional Transition Year programme.

Click here to view the School Mission Statement, School History and contact details.

Recent News and Events

Academic Awards

Leaving Cert Applied 2009 - Saorcha Fitzgerald











Saorcha Fitzgerald is pictured above being presented with a certificate from Senator Fergal Quinn to acknowledge her outstanding results in Leaving Cert Applied 2009.

School Yearbook 2009 Contribution - Katie Wall











Sr Consolata (former Principal and Trustee) presents Katie Wall an award for her contribution to the School Yearbook for 2009.

Joint Students of the Year 2009 - Jane Kissane and Barbara Mulvihill











Jane Kissane and Barbara Mulvihill having a chat after been awarded the Nano Nagle joint Student of the year at Presentation Secondary School Listowel.

Contribution to L.C.V.P. Programme - Jacinta McCarthy










Jacinta McCarthy is presented an award by Sr Consolata for her contribution to the L.C.V.P. programme.

Music Award - Holly Doyle











Pictured above - Holly Doyle receiving her award for Music.

Senior History Award - Joanne Gilbert











Joanne Gilbert pictured above receiving her Senior History Award.

Trocaire Fund Raising

'Willy Wonka was a resounding success'                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

As part of the L.C.V.P. programme a group of 5th Year Students ran a mini-company and successfully raised money for Trocaire Haiti for Trocaire Haiti Appeal.

They sold scrumptious chocolate desserts with an array of mouth watering dips which were enjoyed by both students and staff.

A cheque for €600 was gratefully received by Janet Twomey who is the Munster Regional Development Officer of Trocaire. She visited the school and spoke to the girls about the work being done by Trocaire in Haiti.

A special thanks to our very generous sponsors, Garveys Super Valu and T'n T Celebrations.

Pictured above (back L-R), Elaine Hudson, Marie Mason, Teresa Culhane (Teacher), Janet Twomey (Regional Development Officer for Trocaire in Munster), Leann Costello, Geraldine O'Connor (L.C.V.P. Co-ordinator), Sonia Sheehan, Kayleigh Donegan Front L-R, Michelle Henchy, Jennifer O'Donoghue, Laura McCarthy, Maire Dillon, Regina Cremin, Heather O'Rourke, Lorraine Foley, Yvonne Carmody.

First in Ireland in Technical Graphics!

Presentation Secondary School, Listowel Technical Graphics teacher, Mr. Brian Coffey, was thrilled to learn of his student, Abigail Walsh, winning 1st place in the Country for Technical Graphics.












Mr Brian Coffey, (pictured on left) is delighted to see his student, Abigail Walsh, presented with an award for coming first in Ireland in Junior Cert Technical Graphics. Sr. Nuala (Principal of Presentation, Listowel) is on the far right and Abigail's mother is also proud of her daughter.

School Mini-Company raises money for Irish Cancer Society

5th Year L.C.A. girls set up a mini-company called 'Crazy Chicks' to raise money for 'The Irish Cancer Society'.

As part of the L.C.A. programme in Presentation Secondary School, Listowel the students ran a mini-company making Easter Chocolate Nests to sell to students, staff, family and friends.

They worked together to make the product and fulfilled all their orders successfully.

They were delighted to raise €300 for their chosen charity. Their great effort was recognised by Maeve O'Brien (Chairperson of 'Listowel Cancer Support Group') who visited the school to accept the cheque on behalf of the 'Irish Cancer Society' from the girls.

Back L-R, Charmaine Dillon, Katie Heaton, Maeve O'Brien (Chairperson of the 'Listowel Cancer Support Group'), Teresa Culhane (Teacher), Michelle O'Brien Front L-r Katie O'Connor, Paulina Lapczynska, & Amanda Healy.



Presentation Secondary School Listowel Students won the Kerry Schoolgirls Senior Badminton Championships, which were held in Tralee.










Picture above LtoR are Emer Liston, Sarah Murphy, Ms Keane Teacher, Elaine Hudson & Laura Stack.

Pres Listowel clean sweep of Schools Photography Competition!

Students from Presentation Secondary Listowel made a clean sweep of the schools Photography competition in the Ballydonoghue Magazine.



L-R Chloe Sheehy 2nd place, Maureen O Donnell Committee, Keira Finucane overall winner, John McGrath Chariman and Editor, and Fiona Curtin 3rd place.




Make a Wish Foundation

As part of their L.C.V.P. programme the following pupils of Presentation Secondary School, Listowel raised €410 for the “Make a Wish Foundation”.










Young Entrepreneur Finalists

Despite the recession, these Listowel students carried off some prizes at the Young Entrepreneur Competition recently.

Pictured below are Rosie Ashman who reached the final, Breda O'Connell and Michelle Horgan who were semi-finalists.











ISTA Senior Science Quiz 2009 Regional final Win

Presentation Secondary Listowel won the ISTA Senior Science Quiz 2009 Regional Final.











Picture above are the winning students, Anna O Sullivan, Emma Guerin and Patricia Lynch.