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Warm tributes and well wishes paid as popular Laois school principal retires

Warm tributes and well wishes have been paid to Aoife Elster, Principal of Dunamase College in Portlaoise, following the announcement that she intends to...

Kind-hearted Laois school children bake delicious treats for Direct Provision

Children in the Presentation Primary School in Portarlington baked some delicious treats and donated them to residents at the Direct Provision Centre at the...

Portlaoise students encouraged to enter logo competition for low carbon project

Students in schools in Portlaoise are being encouraged to enter a logo competition as part of the Low Carbon school's project. Laois Green-Schools officers Lorraine...

WATCH: RTE News visits Laois secondary school as 2021 Leaving Cert gets underway

The 2021 edition of the Leaving Cert got underway at schools across the country yesterday. For the first time in the history of the state,...

Laois secondary school combine with local charity to raise €4,000

Portlaoise College Parents Council teamed up with Laois Offaly Families for Autism during the month of May by encouraging students, families and members of...

Laois secondary school receives approval to tender for new works

Minister of Education Norma Foley has given the green light to proceed to tender for refurbishment works for Portlaoise College. This funding will see improvements...

In Pictures: More honey for your money – Timahoe NS take part in Science...

There was quite a ‘buzz’ in Timahoe recently as the children of Scoil Mhuire Fatima took part in ‘Science Blast’, the prestigious Science competition...

Portlaoise College elects Prefects and Meitheal Leaders for new academic year

Portlaoise College endeavours to create a holistic learning environment for its students, where individual talents and strengths can come to the fore. Amongst the plethora...

Warm tributes paid as two teachers and principal retire on the same day in...

Warm tributes have been paid in a Laois school following the retirement of a Laois secondary school's principal, home economics teacher and an Irish/French...

In Pictures: Academic, sporting and societal achievements recognised at Scoil Chríost Rí awards

As the old saying goes, ‘the show must go on’ and with that in mind, Scoil Chríost Rí celebrated their students’ achievements in an...

Second Laois woman wins prestigious scholarship to study in America

A second Laois woman has secured a prestigious scholarship to study in America. Back in April, we revealed how Miriam Keegan, a primary school teacher...

In Pictures: Awards handed out as Coláiste ĺosagáin bid farewell to 181 Leaving Cert...

While it was a wet morning, the weather did not dampen the spirits of the Leaving Certificate students in Coláiste ĺosagáin as they gathered...
Heywood CS awards

In Pictures: Heywood CS honours 6th year students at end of year awards

One of the annual highlights in any secondary school is the end of year awards - but the current circumstances have meant that that...

Six Laois schools to receive extra special education classes for new academic year

Six Laois schools are to receive extra special education classes for the new academic year. Sean Fleming, Minister of State at the Department of Finance,...

Star-studded line up as Laois TY students launch podcast which was recorded in lockdown

Transition Year students from St Mary’s CBS have launched the first episode of their new school podcast. The students wrote, recorded, edited and directed their...

Funding approved for Laois primary school for ’emergency access works’

Ratheniska National School is to have improvement works carried out following government approval. Sean Fleming, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, says the...

Portlaoise CBS award two scholarships for incoming first years ahead of new academic year

Two incoming first years have won the St Marys CBS “From each his best” scholarship awards for 2021/2022. Eoghan Deegan of St Colman's National School...

In Pictures: Knockbeg College host annual Parents’ Day and Awards Ceremony

Knockbeg College's annual Parents' day and Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday of May 18 in St Claire's Church in Graiguecullen. The school wants to...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school holds annual awards day

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise held their annual awards day in the school last Friday. Traditionally the awards ceremony is celebrated at night and is a...

In Pictures: Students from rural Laois school awarded top engineering honour

Students from Arles National Schoolhave been awarded Engineers Ireland's STEPS Young Engineers Award today for their ‘Smart Windmill’ project. This project aims to help livestock...
Portlaoise College graduation

Portlaoise College hold unique graduation to celebrate class of 2021

Portlaoise College held a unique Graduation for its Leaving Certificate class of 2021. To start off, 1st Year students formed a guard of honour for...

National accolade for Laois group at Student Enterprise Awards

A group of students from Laois are celebrating after claiming a national accolade at the Student enterprise Awards. Colm Byrne, Aaron Dooley and Adam Ramsbottom...
Clonaghadoo NS

Laois primary school apply for planning permission for new extension to include ASD unit

A Laois primary school has applied for planning permission for an extension that would include a new classroom, multi-sensory room and office. Clonaghadoo NS, which...

National PE Award for the students of one of Laois’s smallest schools

18 students from one of Laois's smallest schools claimed glory in a national PE competition recently. There are only 33 students in Mayo National School...
Student Enterprise

Three Laois entries bidding for glory at the National Student Enterprise Finals

The National Student Enterprise Award Finals take place virtually on Friday May 14 and Laois has three entrants. Two are from Portlaoise CBS, one in...

New Summer Education Programme for 2021 ‘good news’ for students with special educational needs...

The announcement of a new enhanced Summer Programme for students with special educational needs and those facing disadvantage has been heralded as 'good news'...
Rachel Scully sustainability

Laois primary school teacher publishes children’s book on sustainability

A Laois based primary school teacher has published a children's book on sustainability. Monasterevin native Rachel Scully, who now lives in Vicarstown, is working as...
Flanagan AIT

First ever Technological University announced for the Midlands

Laois/Offaly Fine Gael TD, Charlie Flanagan, has today welcomed the establishment of a new Technological University in the Midlands following confirmation from his colleague...
Music Generation Laois

In Pictures: Laois school awarded grant for new harps as part of Music Network...

Rath National School near Ballybrittas this week received three new harps, under the Music Network Music Capital Scheme. Rath National School established a harp...

Laois girl named Farm Safety Regional Champion for Leinster

A young Laois girl has been named FBD Farm Safe Schools Regional Champion for Leinster. Clodagh George, a fourth class student in Arles NS, was...