Presentation Secondary School Tralee is an all-girls, post-primary Catholic school under the Trusteeship of CEIST, (Catholic Education – an Irish Schools’ Trust).
The origins of Presentation Tralee date back to July 9th, 1809, when the Presentation Sisters came to Tralee to teach the children of the area.
Their first school was in the Blackpool area of the town. Later they moved to the Parish Church and in 1824 a school was built.
The school continued to develop and the Presentation Sisters, with the co-operation of the local people, erected a new school in the 1850’s.
Today the school is located on a large site near the town park with the best of modern facilities.
The official opening of Meánscoil na Toirbhirte, Tralee, took place on March 15th, 1985.
Presentation Secondary School is a school community in its truest sense, where all individuals have the opportunity to develop their abilities and reach their potential in a caring and happy environment. A spirit of co-operation, respect and understanding is encouraged between staff, students, parents and management. Through nurturing human relations in our school community we foster self-esteem in each individual. We recognise the importance of the development of the whole person and nurture their intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical development.
Presentation has a proven record of academic achievement and our school continues to foster an educational tradition of excellence. We prioritise learning and teaching in a supportive environment which meets the needs of all our learners. Our teachers work hard to ensure all students achieve success and as educators we aim to inspire them to fulfil their potential.
We are inspired by the educational vision of Nano Nagle and the Presentation congregation. Our Catholic ethos underpins all of what we do in the school. We offer a holistic education which is inclusive and respectful of diversity. Each student is a valued member of our school. When they leave Presentation, each student will be a confident, well-adjusted and fulfilled member of the wider community.
What We Treasure – CEIST Core Values
The core values of CEIST are intended to support and nourish the lives of the people who are at the heart of our schools - students, staff and parents. These values can only be lived out if students, staff and parents work together for the common good of all.
We believe a knowledge of and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ give meaning and purpose to our lives.
We are committed to excellence and to continually improving the quality of teaching and learning.
We respect the unique and intrinsic value of every person.
Our schools are faith communities of welcome and hospitality where Gospel values are lived and where there is special care for those most in need.
We seek to act justly and responsibly in all our relationships.
The years I spent in Pres were some of the best in my life. I made lifelong friends from all walks of life and made memories that I'll hold forever. I had the opportunity to explore a wide variety of subjects and figure out which ones best suited me. The teachers and extended staff were always warm and welcoming, helping me any way they could. Overall, I would always recommend Presentation Tralee, as I knew I was getting the best education around, and that my needs would always be met. You would struggle to find a better and more wholesome education.
Past pupil now studying Primary teaching in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick