A look at Class Lettering

Class designation in PCC History

S-men: In the early day of the College there was streaming and some students were placed in the S – class, but later on there was another group of S- men

S-men: those ‘special’ students that transferred into the Pres family at Form Four entering the S Class. They came from other Secondary Schools, some writing 14-Plus exams to do so, while others transferred into College.

Class named after the Saints or Founders

P-men: students entering the College and placed in the P Class. Class named after Saint Philip.

J-men: students entering the College and placed in the J Class. Class named after Saint James.

M-men: students entering the College and placed in the M-Class. Class named after the Founder of the College, Canon Malcom Max Murphy

E – men: Students entering from form 3 to form 4. This occurred when S-men were no longer being taken into the College. Some placed in the E class. Class named after the Founder of the Presentation Brothers, Edmund Rice (Blessed). Eventually, this was replaced by M-men.


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