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Dunamase College

Extension of six new classrooms approved for Laois secondary school

A Laois secondary school has been given approval to proceed with an extension to their existing building. Minister for State at the Department of Finance,...
Eileen Brennan

In Pictures: Laois school open garden in honour of retired caretaker following 40 years...

Mayo National School in Crettyard celebrated the opening of "Eileen's Garden" with a lovely service on June 27. The outdoor classroom is a tribute to...
Colaiste Iosagain Seamus Bennett

Long-serving Laois secondary school principal announces decision to retire

The long-serving principal of Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington has announced his decision to retire. Seamus Bennett has been principal of the Laois-Offaly school since September...
Portlaoise Educate Together NS Agri Award (2)

Laois School wins best junior submission in Agri Aware Nationwide Schools horticulture programme

The pupils of Portlaoise Educate Together National School are celebrating after they won best junior submission in the Incredible Edibles primary schools’ horticulture and...
SUSI Grant

Laois TD calls for means test surrounding SUSI college grant to be changed

A Laois TD has called on the government to change the means test which judges whether an applicant is eligible or not for a...
Portarlington BNS Marathon

In Pictures: Laois primary school’s ‘marathon’ fundraiser for outdoor classroom and garden a success

The primary school students from Portarlington Boys National School took part in a marathon fundraiser last week. The school ran a total of 42km on...
Laois teachers INTO honoured Killeshin Hotel Function

Host of Laois teachers honoured by INTO at function following retirements

A host of Laois teachers were honoured at a function recently following their recent retirements. A total of seven teachers were honoured by the Portlaoise...

In Pictures: All smiles as two Laois schools officially opened

It was a momentous day for two Laois schools on Thursday as they were officially opened. Education Minister Norma Foley was the guest of honour...
St Francis

Education Minister says new school for Kolbe moving ‘at great pace’ as Department commitment...

Minister for Education Norma Foley says that she is doing everything in her power to move the project to build a new school for...
St Francis Special School Official Opening

Education Minister Foley pays tribute to Sr Helen as St Francis Special School officially...

It was a glorious day in St Francis Special School in Portlaoise as Education Minister Norma Foley officially opened it. Back in July 2017, almost...
Gaelscoil Thromaire

Momentous day as Gaelscoil Thromaire is officially opened

The Minister for Education, a Minister of State, two TDs, a bishop and the parish priest were all in Trumera this afternoon for a...
Holy Family Senior School Active Week Main

Active School Flag raised as Laois primary school celebrates physical activity

There was great celebration in a Laois primary school today as they hoisted their Active School Flag. Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of...
INTO Brian Stanley

Laois primary schools in need of post-Covid lift says Laois TD following INTO meeting

A Laois TD has called on the government to give extra funding to primary schools in the county as they emerge from Covid. Sinn Fein's...
Portarlington Boys National School

Laois primary school set for ‘marathon’ fundraiser on Friday for outdoor classroom and garden

The primary school students from Portarlington Boys National School are set to take part in a marathon fundraiser on Friday. The school will run a...

Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year

Portlaoise College have announced this year’s winners for their First Year scholarship programme. Sean Cheah from Educate Together in Portlaoise and Aisling Lambe from Holy...
Clonaslee College Awards Main

In Pictures: Academic and sporting achievements honoured at Clonaslee College awards

Students at Clonaslee College were honoured for their academic and sporting achievements in the school recently. Before the academic year concluded for the summer, students...
Mountmellick Trinity College

Laois secondary school win prestigious Trinity College award

Mountmellick Community School has been recognised by Trinity Access, Trinity College Dublin, for their ongoing work in creating a college-going culture in their school. The...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College TY students busy installing Laois Sensory trail

The TY class of Portlaoise College have been installing a sensory trail at Kylebrook Equestrian Centre over the last few months. This trail is now...

In Pictures: All smiles as Portlaoise College celebrate academic year with awards day

Portlaoise College held their Award Ceremonies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Year students recently. Normally there would have one award evening for all year...
Dympna Kelly Dunamase College New

Laois’s newest secondary school announce appointment of new principal

Laois's newest secondary school have announced that they have appointed a brand new principal. Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) has confirmed that...
Hewyood Community School Awards

In Pictures: Excellence rewarded as Heywood Community School host annual awards night

Following a two year break, the annual Heywood Community School Awards night took place last Thursday evening, May 19, in the school gym. In front...
Cian Campion, John Phiri and Jamie Fitzharris received first place in an All-Ireland “Frame of mind competition”.

All-Ireland success for Knockbeg students following TikTok on mental health

Knockbeg College TY students John Phiri, Jamie Fitzharris, Cian Campion and Jamie Walker received first place in an All-Ireland Frame of Mind competition recently. The...
Dunamase Ethos Awareness Day Main

In Pictures: Ethos Awareness Day a huge success in Laois secondary school

Ethos Awareness Day was held in Dunamase College on Thursday May 19 in conjunction with Laois Offaly ETB. It got off to a great start...
Mountrath CS

In Pictures: Laois secondary school celebrate multi-cultural fun day

The students of Mountrath Community School celebrated multi-cultural fun day on Friday. The organiser of the day was Ms Evelyn Geary and she was delighted...
SciFest Mountrath CS

Laois students exhibit their projects at SciFest National Awards in DCU

For the first time in two years, the SciFest National Awards were held in person recently in Dublin City University. Nine Transition Year students at...
Luke Dunne, Derrylamogue National School

Laois student and his class honoured at award ceremony for vision of Ireland’s seas

Students from 15 schools were honoured at an award ceremony yesterday celebrating the winners of this year’s Green-Schools Marine Spatial Planning Competition: Our Ocean,...
SUSI Grant

Local TD voices ‘disappointment’ as changes to student income earning limit ruled out

There is to be no change to the €4,500 limit on student earnings in order to qualify for the SUSI Grant. So says local TD...
Portlaoise College All Ireland Enterprise Awards

Two Laois students excel and triumph in All-Ireland Enterprise Awards

The Student Enterprise Programme is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme with over 26,000 second level students taking part each year. Last month...

Laois Student receives prestigious President’s Scholar Award from University of Limerick

A Laois student was among the recipients of a prestigious scholarship award at University of Limerick recently. Emily Mulhall, from Ballinakill, received a President’s Access...
Mountrath

Laois secondary school celebrate diversity as 17 nationalities represented

17 countries were represented in a wonderful celebration of diversity in Mountrath Community School recently. Students from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Italy, Spain, South Africa,...