Gerald Griffin St. Cork


Welcome to the North Presentation Primary School website.


The school of many welcomes!


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.

Our school caters for boys from Junior Infants ( 4 years ) to 1st class ( 6 years) and for girls from Junior Infants ( 4 years) to 6th class ( 12 years).

We also have an Early Start Pre-school catering for girls and boys.

School Policies and Plans are available to parents from the Principal’s Office including:

  • School Self-Evaluation Report
  • School Improvement Plans in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Learning Support and Special Educational Needs Policy
  • Enrollment Policy
  • Assessment Policy

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.

After all our work this year learning about different cultures, religions, languages and nationalities and celebrating our uniqueness, we have chosen the North Presentation Diversity Code. The children came up with some really impressive poems, raps and songs. Congratulations to Emily, Bethany and Sophiya for writing the winning Diversity Code.

D   is for diversity, we have our nationality

I    is for inclusion, we don’t tolerate exclusion

V   is for various races, we all have beautiful faces

E   is for equal rights because we don’t want any fights

R   is for respect because we all need to connect

S   is for strong because we all belong

I    is for inspire because together we can climb higher

T   is for thankful because we are a handful!

Y   is for you because I am me and you are you!