Here in Presentation Secondary School Tralee, we have a wide range of supports in place to ensure that your daughter settles well into the school community, finds the help she needs while she is with us and is ready to take her place in the adult world when she leaves us.
Mentors are senior students who will help First Years to settle in. Each Mentor is assigned to four/five students and they check in on them on a regular basis. It may be easier at times for the First Years to approach their Mentor with questions or queries.
Each class has an assigned teacher who acts as their class teacher. The class teacher meets with students regularly and monitors their progress. The class teacher offers support and advice to students or when required ensures they are directed to the correct support service within the school.
Homework is an important part of learning as it reinforces the material covered in class. It is important to develop good habits regarding homework from the beginning of the school year. You, the parent/guardian, will have a key role to play in reinforcing the importance of completing homework daily with your daughter.
Supervised study is available to all students five evenings a week. Study commences 15 minutes after the end of the school day and lasts for two hours. The journals of those who attend supervised study are stamped to confirm attendance. Students are charged a nominal fee per term to be paid in advance for this service.
I really like my new school. I am settling in great. It’s like one big family. I am proud to be part of Pres and wear the uniform. The induction week was really fun!
(1st year student)
Code of Behaviour
In Presentation Secondary School Tralee, our Code of Behaviour is designed to ensure that all students feel safe and welcome during their time as part of the school community. The Code is also designed to allow our students to develop the key adult skills of self-awareness and self-regulation. We explicitly teach behavioural expectations to our students to ensure they understand what is expected of them and why. Enrolment of all students into the school is on the understanding that they, supported by their parents/guardians, accept and agree to work within the school’s code of behaviour.
Parents Advisory Council
The aim of the Parents’ Council in Presentation Secondary School Tralee is to enable parents to be partners in their daughter’s education. The Parents’ Council discuss new policies as they are drafted, they organise talks by speakers who would be of interest to both parents and pupils and they are involved in fundraising for a number of essential school initiatives.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Parent-teacher meetings are an effective tool for the teachers of Presentation, Tralee to communicate the progress of your daughter’s secondary school journey. It is vital for you as parents/guardians to attend your daughter's parent-teacher meeting.
Student Representative Council
Presentation Secondary School actively encourages its students to participate fully in the life of the school. Led by the Head Girls and comprising students from all years, the Student Council represents the views of the entire student body. The Council, supported by a member of the teaching staff, meets regularly to discuss matters raised by the students. It provides an important and constructive outlet for student activities and opinions.
Learning Support / Special Education Needs (SEN)
Presentation Secondary School offers an inclusive education to all its students, irrespective of their diverse intellectual abilities. Our learning support department aims to support the student with SEN in a manner which will encourage her to be a valued member of the school community and help her to acquire adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable her to embrace adult life with confidence and achieve her own unique potential.
The counselling service is available to all students for information and help with issues.
Students are offered one-to-one appointments on a need to see and priority basis.
Counselling is offered on a confidential, one-to-one basis and/or in classes.
Students can self-refer to the service by making their own appointment with the Guidance Counsellor, or they may be referred by parents, teachers, Year Head, class teachers, Deputy Principal or Principal.
The purpose of the Care Team in Presentation Secondary School, Tralee is to provide for students who have a need for a higher level of intervention from the school community.
Students who are experiencing difficulties in school life will find it hard to learn.
Therefore, the rationale of the care team is to strive to improve the well-being of students and thereby ensure access to the curriculum and learning.
Behaviour Support Team (BST)
It is our aim in Presentation Secondary School Tralee that our students are given the chance to develop all the skills they will need to function effectively as adults. The Behaviour Support Team meets every week with a view to streamline the Code of Behaviour in the school, to design teaching modules for students to develop the core skills of self-awareness and self-regulation as well as to promote positive engagement in the life of the school.
Student Support Team (SST)
The wellbeing of all our students is of utmost importance to us in Presentation Secondary School, Tralee. From time to time our students can face particular difficulties or challenges in their lives. The Student Support Team (SST) is a dedicated core team of teachers that meets every week and aims to provide ongoing personal, emotional and psychological support to students. The SST also works outside agencies to ensure maximum support for students.