Presentation Philosophy

The Presentation Sisters are women who have responded to the call to follow Christ in the spirit of our founder Venerable Nano Nagle. Inspired by her example, they are dedicated to reaching out to those on the margins by engaging in compassionate service.

They are a Roman Catholic, international religious Congregation. They participate in the mission of Jesus by working for the transformation of unjust systems, the integrity of creation and the flourishing of humanity and the earth.

Here in PCH we endeavour to carry on the Charism of our founding Presentation Sisters by striving for excellence in a caring, committed, just, Christian education community.


CESIT Vision and Mission Statements


CEIST is the trustee body for the voluntary secondary schools of the Daughters of Charity, the Presentation Sisters, the Sisters of the Christian Retreat, the Sisters of Mercy and the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.



The founders of CEIST honour their rich heritage in education and pass its stewardship to lay colleagues. This will ensure that Catholic education will be an option in the Irish education system into the future. The Congregations face unprecedented challenges but are confident that Gospel values and the radical vision of their founders can continue to inform and energise people as they meet the evolving needs of children, families and teachers. In the words of T.S. Elliot,

“We will take heart for the future, remembering the past”



A compassionate and just society inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.



To provide a holistic education in the Catholic tradition.