Gerald Griffin St. Cork



 North Presentation Primary School 

The school of many welcomes!


  • Each week on this website you can access the Plan of Work and the Padlet Online Link prepared by the class teachers for your child They can be accessed on the relevant class page on this website by choosing the correct class tab on the right hand side. Websites, links, games etc. have also been provided. 

  • Look out for others in your community who may be more vulnerable than you. At all times you can contact the school by emailing and we will make contact with you by email or phone. 

  • You can also use the school’s Aladdin Connect App to receive and send noticeboard messages directly to your child’s teacher. If you have not accessed the app until now you should do so immediately. Email the school if you need a new access code.


We are very proud of the work of one of our amazing 6th Class girls and her Literary talents. Have a look at the poem she wrote on the impact of the COVID-19 Closure on us all

Well done Ema!


In North Pres wellbeing, and the emotional, social, mental and physical health of our entire school community is really important to us. In these difficult times while we are all missing family, friends and daily routines, it is essential that we all look after our wellbeing as best we can.

We have created a North Pres. Wellbeing Padlet (link on our new Wellbeing page accessible from the tab on the right hand side) which has suggestions of nice, easy ways to help look after your children’s wellbeing. There is also a little section for the grown ups – remember mums and dads – you can’t pour from an empty cup! We all need to look after ourselves and our wellbeing in order to look after our children!

Thank you to all of you parents at home for engaging with teachers, doing a great job with the school work and trying to stay connected with us and each other. To all our children we miss you all and can’t wait to see you again!

The Padlet will be updated regularly and we hope you enjoy the activities posted.


Thank you,

North Pres. Wellbeing Team

Thank you so much to all who sent in photos and messages…keep sending them to us and we’ll put them here for all their friends to see!




We would love to see everyone Drop Everything And Read. Here are some beautiful photos of our pupils doing just that. It makes us very proud!



Our school is situated in the historic centre of Cork City under the Shandon Bells and a stone’s throw from the Cork Butter Market.

North Pres. has a long and proud history of education on the northside of Cork city. Our aim is to combine the best traditions of the Presentation ethos with modern teaching aids and ideas so that our pupils can look forward to the future with confidence and skills.


North Presentation Primary School caters for boys from Junior Infants ( 4/5 years ) to 1st class ( 6/7 years) and for girls from Junior Infants ( 4/5 years) to 6th class ( 12/13 years).

We have an Early Start Pre-School catering for girls and boys aged 3 to 4 years.

  • Our school is a Catholic school founded by the Presentation Order. We also welcome and cater for children from all other religions.
  • North Pres. School is a diverse community with pupils from more than 40  Ethnicities. We encourage respect and inclusivity.
  • We see parents as the primary educators and value their contribution to our school through our active Parents’ Association and our Home-School-Community Links Programme.

School Policies and Plans are available to parents from the Principal’s Office and are available to download and view from the Policies Page (see link on the right hand bar).


Health Promoting School Team News!

In May of last year, the North Pres Health Promoting School Team sent out questionnaires to pupils, parents and staff, which many of you very kindly filled out. We compiled the results and put some plans in place based on the findings. There were lots of wonderful suggestions and ideas. The most common suggestions were:

  • To further promote positive mental health and wellbeing
  • To increase opportunities for physical activity
  • To provide more nutritional information
  • To promote good hygiene
  • To further enhance the positive school atmosphere through our social interactions with each other

Here is a brief summary of the plans and initiatives we put in place as a result of your valued feedback:

  • Monthly School Assembly – to celebrate effort, successes and promote class unity and school spirit
  • Buddy Week – to promote new friendships and a positive school community
  • Monthly Kindness Award
  • Well Done Wall
  • Inspirational Quote of the Month
  • Mindfulness Monday – opportunity to relax our minds for a few minutes in our busy week
  • Wake Up and Shake Up Club – Before school skipping club
  • Brunch Club – to promote class spirit and unity
  • Screen Free time

Thank you for your support in helping us to make North Presentation a Health Promoting School!

North Presentation Primary Health Promoting School Team 2018-2019