Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland

Mission Statement

St. Joseph’s Presentation School is a Christian community based on Nano Nagle’s vision of bringing God’s love to all people and is dedicated to an all round Christian education, based on Gospel values.

Mutual respect is the corner-stone of our philosophy. Parents, pupils, staff and management all have an important role to play in school life at St. Joseph’s.

Ní neart go cur le chéile.

School History

On the 7th October, 1846, the Presentation Sisters came to Castleisland. From 1925- 1945 a Secondary Top operated within the Primary School System.

It was decided to open a full Secondary School in September 1945 and Sr. Marie Therese Scanlon was appointed Principal.

Owing to war restrictions, a new building could not be undertaken. Two classrooms of the Primary School, with a separate entrance, were given over for Secondary work. Towards the end of the year 1946, a notification was received from the Department of Education that no part of the Primary School could be used for secondary work. Alternative premises were sought.

The top floor of the parish hall across the street (now the Veterinary Centre) was rented from Mr. Aloysious Roche. It was opened in September 1946 as “St. Joseph’s Secondary School”. The location of the school was again changed on the 13th October 1951, to what was then known as the Imperial Hotel (now Castletown House). Rev J. J. Enright blessed the premises and over 100 pupils were enrolled.

In 1966 a new Primary school was built; the old premises then became available for a Secondary School. The latter was opened in September 1968 and extensions were added in 1974 and 1978. St. John’s Hall was built in 1972. A new Cookery Room was added in 1993 and a new Computer Laboratory and general classroom in 1996.

News from Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland

05 Jan 2021
Presentation Castleisland News – December 2020

St. Vincent de Paul Giving back to the local community Presentation Castleisland teamed up with our neighbours The St. Vincent de Paul…

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23 Oct 2020
Presentation Secondary School Castleisland News – October 2020

Transition Year Religion Programme The Elphin Diocese and Jesuit Secondary Schools in Ireland have partnered together to come…

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30 Apr 2020
Presentation Secondary School Castleisland News – May 2020

Mary’s on Cloud 9 with Top Geography Grade Mary Healy was awarded the highest grade in Ireland in…

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23 Mar 2020
Presentation Caslteisland News – March 2020

Presentation Secondary’s Junk Kouture Entries 2020 The Art room in Presentation Secondary School Castleisland was a hive of…

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27 Feb 2020
Presentation Castleisland News – February 2020

Safer Internet day celebrated in style in Presentation Secondary school, Castleisland Safer Internet day is globally celebrated to…

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27 Jan 2020
Presentation Castleisland News – December 2019

Annual Christmas Carol Service and School Enterprise Final On Friday 20th December Presentation Castleisland held their Annual Christmas Carol…

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