The journey from Ireland in 1873 for Mother Mary Paul Mulquin and the six Presentation Sisters was long and arduous. However they
were determined to provide Catholic education for young people. This work of the Sisters was steeped in the tradition of their
Order’s founder, Nano Nagle, who educated girls in Cork, Ireland, at a time when Catholic education was forbidden.
In the already established tradition of the Presentation Sisters in the century prior to their arrival in Australia, there was an
understanding that the future would demand more of women than pretty accomplishments and good manners. For over 100 years
previously the Presentation Sisters in Ireland had been training girls to earn their own living.
In the many years since, the Presentation Sisters have established a number of schools throughout Victoria that have at their
heart a keen interest in the holistic education of young people. Great emphasis is placed on the well-being of the individual and
the nurturing of community, which involves collaboration with parents, students and teachers in a lively educational
The Sisters' continued interest in issues relating to social justice is reflected in the annual Community Forum hosted by
Presentation College Windsor. For well over a century the sisters have remained committed to the education of young women.
Their dedication has left us an enduring legacy that ensures that the governance of their schools long continues to reflect the
work of their founder Nano Nagle.