Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane

Mission Statement

Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane strives for excellence in a Christian environment.

Our Aims;

  • To strive for excellence in a Christian environment.
  • To foster an understanding and critical appreciation of Christian values, i.e., moral, spiritual, religious, social and cultural.
  • To foster a spirit of self reliance, innovation, initiative and imagination and to prepare students for life.
  • To create tolerant, caring and politically aware members of society.
  • To nurture a sense of personal identity, self-esteem and awareness of ones unique abilities and aptitudes combined with a respect for the rights and beliefs of others.
  • To raise awareness of students national and European heritage and identity, coupled with a global awareness and respect for different traditions and cultures.

School History

Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane, was founded in 1966 as a Secondary Top of the 1950’s Maria Assumpta Primary School. In 1969 it became a full Secondary School under post primary Branch of the Department of Education and later initiated post Leaving Certificate programmes as well as being to the forefront of curriculum development. The school began with 18 students and now caters for up to 500 students. In 1987 a magnificent new extension was completed.

Our school has always being to the forefront of development. Its former Trustees, the Presentation Sisters, were founded by the pioneering Nano Nagle, whose vision of education for all has been implemented by the management and staff since our foundation. This has meant an open door policy towards every child and our school has been enriched over the years by students from cultures other than our own. Through these students, international links have been made, while strong links with the community are a vital part of the ethos of our school.

As the Global Village shrinks, we are constantly forging connections with the rest of the world, to assist in the development of every student.

News from Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane

23 Oct 2020
Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane feature in All Island Virtual Choir

Song of Hope & Friendship Wonderful to see the students of Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane feature in this…

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17 May 2019
Presentation Ballyphehane CEIST Spirit Award winner 2019

Huge congratulations to Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane CEIST Spirit Award winner and overall Student of the Year Kerri…

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24 Apr 2018
Sr Sheila Kelleher’s Invaluable Contribution

Thursday 31st May 2012 Staff and students appreciate Sr. Sheila’s dedication to and vision for Presentation Secondary School,…

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24 Apr 2018
Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane win Best Short Film at Cork Film Festival!

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane,Co. Cork students were thrilled, when short film, ‘Oiche Nollaig na…

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24 Apr 2018
Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane Presentation Day

Tuesday 28th November 2017 A community Mass was held in Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane on Tuesday 21st November…

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