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Laois teacher launches new Junior Cert Home Economics cookbook

Some teachers go over and above - and that's something Portlaoise College teacher Julie Cunneen has done by publishing a cook book for Junior...

Laois student receives prestigious scholarship following leaving cert results

Durrow native Fionn Whelan was awarded the Ad Astra Scholarship at UCD last week. Fionn attended St. Kieran's College Kilkenny where he achieved the maximum...

Portlaoise College annual STEM night a huge success

On Thursday January 30, Portlaoise College welcomed a large group of 5th class pupils and their parents to the annual STEM Experience Night. Information Leaflets...

In Pictures: Laois school reach final of climate change competition

The One Good Idea is a competition about taking small steps to tackle Climate Change by SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland). It runs every year...

In Pictures: Laois duo enjoy huge success at Intel Grand Final

Timahoe NS students Seamus Ramsbottom and David Galwey were the toast of their school as they returned from the Intel Mini Scientist national finals...

Laois Early Years educators set to march for ‘respect’

There will be a strong Laois representation at the Early Years protest in Dublin as creche and playschool owners and staff from around the...

Serious issues with sewage and heating as new school sought for Abbeyleix

Students in Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix are having to endure blocked toilets, the smell of sewage, a leaking roof and damp and cold conditions...

Local primary school adds two ASD classes for children with autism

Castletown NS have been sanctioned for two Autism Spectrum Disorder classes. Exclusively mainstream classes aren’t always the best setting for autistic students and children will...

Laois lecturer releases new computer science textbook for Leaving Cert

This week a new textbook was launched entitled “Computer Science for Leaving Certificate”. The book was written by Kildare native, now Mountmellick man Dr Keith...

In Pictures: New TY Community Care module at Portlaoise College

Since October the Transition Year Students of Portlaoise College have been visiting Ballard Nursing Home as part of a new TY Community Care Module. The...

‘Kindness Committee’ at Portlaoise school gift thousands of books to Peter Mcverry Trust

Students at local Portlaoise school Scoil Chríost Rí have donated thousands of their own books to the Peter Mcverry Trust in Dublin. A committee was...

Laois sports stars to the fore as IT Carlow commemorates 21 years of Academic...

Institute of Technology Carlow last week celebrated 21 years of its sports scholarship programme at a special ceremony for 2019/2020 sports scholars. This included international...

Three Laois students graduate from Hibernia College

Laois students, Julie-Anne Carter, Maria Dunne and Teresa Bourke were amongst the 750 graduates who qualified in Primary or Post-Primary teaching at the recent...

In Pictures: Mountrath CS students visit Capuchin Priory

Third year students from Mountrath CS, had the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Capuchin Priory in Dublin recently. Here, they got to meet Brother Kevin,...

In Pictures: The Laois School Christmas Concert that really Rocks

‘Tis the season to be jolly and you couldn’t get a more joyous, fun or entertaining an occasion than The Rock National School Christmas...

In Pictures: Two Laois students win at Regional Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition

Last Friday marked yet another memorable day for Timahoe NS as sixth class students Seamus Ramsbottom and David Galway were crowned regional champions at...

In Pictures: Google sponsored Coding Workshop proves to be a big hit in Timahoe

Computer coding may seem like a daunting exercise to many, but not to the children of Timahoe NS. On Wednesday last, the children in 4th,...

Laois secondary school raise money for Focus Ireland

A TY group in St Mary's CBS recently took part in the Focus Ireland, Shine a Light campaign. The boys took part in a sleep...

In Pictures: Laois school celebrate successful College Awareness Week

College Awareness Week recently took place in Portlaoise College and they carried out many events and activities where the whole school community came together...

In Pictures: Kashmir Conference in Laois proves to be a successful event

The Midlands Park Hotel was host to Ireland's largest conference on the Kashmir conflict recently. The conference was organised by Naeem Iqbal and was organised...

Scoil Chríost Rí launches Christmas Book Drive for the Peter McVerry Trust

This Christmas Scoil Chríost Rí are calling on all staff, students and parents to donate their once loved children’s books to those who are...

Existing staffing levels at Laois school set to be maintained

Laois/Offaly Fine Gael TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD that Scoil Bhríde National...

Our School: Welcoming and vibrant atmosphere as we visit Borris-in-Ossory

Our School series brings us to St Joseph's NS in Borris-in-Ossory this week where principal Kevin Horgan, a Cork man who has been in...

German trip, storytelling and Community Care in Portlaoise College

It has been a very busy period for the students in Portlaoise College and here are some of the things they have been up...

In Pictures: Clean air week launched by Green schools in Laois

What a great initiative! Schools from Laois will be celebrating Clean Air Week from the November 18 November 22 to  by undertaking activities and events...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College wish farewell to long serving member of staff

What a great send off! There was great celebrations recently when the staff of Portlaoise College came together to acknowledge the retirement of one of...

Clonaslee College a buzz with science, biodiversity and building for the future

They don’t hang around in Clonaslee College. This is Science Week and Clonaslee is a buzz of activity and excitement as they have lined up...

Laois man at the heart of Trinity College Med Day 2019

On Friday November 8, over 600 medical students will hit the streets collecting for some money for some great causes in Trinity-affiliated hospitals. 'Trinity Med...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre host Evening Class Awards

Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre held their awards ceremony for the evening class provision last Tuesday. Participants received Major Awards in level 5 Healthcare...

Our School: Newtown NS – a small, rural school deeply embedded in the Crettyard...

This week for the Our School series we visited Newtown NS where principal Kevin Gorman and staff welcomed LaoisToday to meet the students. Located in...
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