Gerald Griffin St. Cork


 North Presentation Primary School 

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.


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).

We have been awarded the Yellow Flag which flies proudly in our school yard.

After all our work 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.

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!