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Why Choose Pres?

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Academic Success

At Presentation Castleisland, we pride ourselves on the academic success of all our students. The Leaving Certificate results each year, testifiy to the quality of the education received at our school.

Leaving Cert Students 2021 celebrating their success with Minister for Education, Norma Foley.

63% of the Leaving Cert Class of 2021 achieved 400 points or greater, with 29% achieving greater than 500 points and 5% achieving 600 points or more.

We are particularly proud of four of our Leaving Cert Students in recent years:

  • In 2021, Siobhán Brosnan, achieved top marks of 625 points. Siobhan is now studying Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology in Trinity College.
  • In 2021, Laura Manley achieved 601 points. Laura is now studying Occupational Therapy in UCC.
  • In 2020, Eibhlís Brosnan achieved 7H1’s.
  • In 2019, Mary Healy received the highest mark in Ireland in Geography and was awarded the Gwenda Hurst medal by the Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland.

First Year Experience

A Past Student Reflects

My name is Eibhlís Brosnan and I completed my Leaving Certificate in 2020 in Presentation Secondary School Castleisland and achieved 625 points.

The six years I spent in the school were some of the happiest of my life. I cannot emphasise how much the school fostered and encouraged my personal and academic development, as well as that of all the other students.

The school is a fantastic place to learn. The teachers are supportive and committed to providing a stimulating learning environment. This is reflected in the consistent high results achieved in Pres Castleisland.

There is also a broad range of extracurricular options in our school. The basketball and football teams both have achieved remarkable success – the school has over 20 basketball All-Ireland titles. I myself was a member of the choir and the trad society, which worked together to release a CD last year. There are myriad other choices too – from chess to debating to enterprise, there is a club for everyone at Pres Castleisland.

Nonetheless, the best thing about Pres Castleisland is the atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone, and each teacher is fully aware of their students’ strengths and potentials. The health and wellbeing of students is prioritised, and there are frequent workshops and seminars held to promote the importance of self-care. Any student enduring a difficult patch in their lives can unquestionably find support from both their peers and the staff. This is really the standout feature of Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland. I feel fully equipped to face the challenges that third level holds because my secondary school education was second to none, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.


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