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Nano Nagle, who set up the Presentation Sisters was born in 1718 in Ballygriffin near Mallow, Co. Cork. She was the eldest of seven children. She lived during the Penal days when Catholic schools were forbidden by law. Nano was a courageous woman who founded seven schools in Cork. In 1775, Nano founded The Presentation Congregation and a community of Sisters to teach children. It was November 13th 1838 when the first Presentation Sisters came to Fermoy.
We are very proud of our school and we do our best to live by the Gospel values that Nano passed onto us. Prayer was a very important part of Nano’s life. She prayed constantly for her pupils, their families and for people in need at home and abroad. We too, pray at home and at school for our own needs and those of others.
The love and compassion of Jesus was very evident in Nano’s life. We too have many opportunities every day of being loving and caring to those in need of a helping hand, both at home and at school. Let’s not forget them!
November is a special month for us, because during it, we celebrate our school’s big feast day on the 21st of November. Tradition tells us that Mary, at a young age, was presented in the Temple by her parents, Ann and Joachim. This was the beginning of her preparation to be the mother of God. We pray to Our Lady of the Presentation and to Nano for a very happy feast day for all of us here in our own school and for people in Presentation Schools throughout the world.

Mission Statement

The Presentation School is a Christian Community and a centre of formation. As such we seek to;

1. enable the children to become aware of their own personal worth and dignity, and to invite them to share in building a community where mutual respect and care for others prevail;

2. share the Christain vision of life with others;

3. care for the poor and disadvantaged;

4. (a) provide our students with education for life and living by encouraging them to participate as fully as possible in an academic programme which is child-centred in orientation.

(b) enable each child to develop his/her talents to the fullest, thereby achieving his/her potential.

5. foster good relationships between parents and teachers. Promote opportunities for parents to take a meaningful role in the education of their children.

6. create an environment that provides security and warmth in relationships, that enables pupils to relate and work in responsible imaginative ways, both indepently and as a member of a group or team.

7. We will encourage children to;
(a) be caring towards each other and to show politeness and consideration at all times.

(b) value and appreciate friendship and the contribution others have to make.

(c) develop a sense of fair play and a sense of responsibility


May all children
In the world
Share love
Share friendship and live
In the peace
Of God's love
Now and forever


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