Presentation Brothers' College is a Catholic secondary school founded by the Presentation Brothers. Primary and Secondary Educatioon have always been the main ministry of the Presentation Brothers. The institute of Presentation Brothers was founded in Waterford in 1802 by Edmund Rice for the education of poor boys.
The name � Presentation College � was chosen by Edmund Rice to highlight the aims ond ideals of his new congregration. It is derived from an ancient tradition that Mary, the mother of Jesus, �presented� herself to God without reservation to be the instrument of his loving care for all mankind.
Presentation Brothers �present� themselves in the same spirit to serve young people. Our brothers are currently working in Canada , the United States , the Caribbean, Peru , Ireland , England and Ghana . Over the years lay men and women have collaborated with the Brothers in providing quality education to young people throughout the world.
The early Brothers provided schools and teachers in many locations around the world and this has been the Brothers' response to social needs similar to those prevailing when Edmund Rice established his first school.
In the classroom and through extra-curricular activities, the Brothers and their lay Associates have continued to work to devlop the talents of their students and to provide a practical education imbued with the values of the Gospels.
In the vision of Edmund Rice, education is seen as the essential means of assisting young people develop as people who are able to live full human lives and to make their best contribution to the human community.
Presentation Brothers' College is a Christian Community of students, staff, parents, alumni and patrons working together to encourage excellence, responsibility, integrity, initative and respect. The College believes in a positive approach to discipline. Students are guided and encouraged to accept responsibility for their own behaviour.
During its early years, the college, through relatively small student population, established a reputation for instilling moral values, maintenance of high standards of discipline, and for effective teaching � particulrly in the areas of Mathematics and Science. In addition to its academic, moral and ethical standards, the college enjoyed a reputation for excellence in athletic activities. As a result of our students' achievement the school is known locally, regionally and internationally. Presentation Alumni are leaders in government, education, research and other professional fields of endeavour throughout the Caribben, North America and various Commonwealth countries.
The present school was constructed in 1950. Currently, enrollment totals 430 young men.