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Laois school hosts very successful Mental Health Awareness Week

Wellbeing and the promotion of positive mental health has always been a key element of life in Dunamase College  - and this was certainly...

Case of Coronavirus confirmed at Laois primary school

A case of Coronavirus has been detected in a Laois primary school. The HSE informed parents in Scoil Eoin Phoil Naofa II, Ballyroan, of the...

Sustainability and Leaving Cert Results – a busy time in Portlaoise College

In response to an audit on single-use plastic waste, the Green Schools Committee in Portlaoise College decided it was time to take action, and...

Confirmed case of Coronavirus in Laois secondary school – but remote learning systems to...

There has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the Dunamase College secondary school in Portlaoise - but only students who have been deemed...

Laois principals overwhelmingly happy with new Leaving Cert system

Secondary school principals across Laois have paid tribute to their Leaving Cert students  after over 1,000 Laois pupils received their calculated grades yesterday morning. This...
The results of the Junior Cert will be out today

Over 1,000 Laois students set to get Leaving Cert results today under calculated grades...

Over 1,000 Laois students will receive their 2020 Leaving Cert results this morning under the new calculated grades process introduced after the exams were...

Portlaoise College welcome record 168 first year students for a new school year like...

There was great excitement in Portlaoise College as the school welcomed 168 First Year Students to start their second level education. This is the highest...

More great Back to School photos from around the county

Starting or going back to school is a momentous occasion in any young person's life. For those who are going through the system, this week...

In Pictures: Students in high spirits as schools re-open around the county

Five and a half months since closing their doors last March, primary school students from around the country went back to the classrooms today. It...

Send us your back to school photos as new year starts

It's a big day for students, teachers and parents as a new school year like none before begins around the country. The schools of Ireland...

16-year-old Laois student wins Microsoft competition in Ireland and the UK

Daisy Thomas from Abbeyleix has been crowned Microsoft Specialist Word 2016 Champion of UK and Ireland. Daisy is a Transition Year student in Heywood Community...

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

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in November 2009. This week for the Our School series we visited Newtown NS where principal Kevin Gorman and...

New principal appointed in St Fergal’s College in Rathdowney

St Fergal's College in Rathdowney will have a new principal for the 2020-2021 school year following the appointment of Gerry Quinn to the role. The...

WATCH: National Learning Network in Portlaoise embracing new methods as remote working becomes the...

Allan Boyle, the centre manager at the National Learning Network in Portlaoise, has said that it was difficult adapting to working remotely for the...

Laois man appointed principal of high-profile Limerick secondary school

Portlaoise native Diarmuid Mullins has been appointed as principal of the highly-regarded Crescent College in Limerick. Mullins has taught English and History in the co-ed...

Summer education to proceed for children with special needs

Children and young people with special needs in the Laois-Offaly constituency will benefit from a new programme called Summer Provision according to local TD...

Our School Revisited: Warm welcome on our trip to Ballyadams NS

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in October 2019. We love nothing more in LaoisToday than visiting one of the county's many primary schools. The atmosphere...

Primary school students could attend school just one day a week from September, according...

Primary school students will attend school for one day per week and secondary school pupils for two days per week if the two-metre social...

Our School Revisited: St Fiacc’s NS in Graiguecullen – big school with huge spirit

Though the schools are closed, we look back on the LaoisToday Our School series, where we visited a number of schools around the county. Our...

‘Low risk scenario’ as Government announce that schools will re-open at the end of...

Taoiseach Leo Vardakar has said that the current government plan will see schools open at the end of August to begin the new school...

Well-being of students to the fore as Dunamase College embrace interactive activities

This week is the final week of online distance learning at Dunamase College. Before the Easter break, Dunamase College ran a very successful Well-being Week...

Laois student receives Trinity Scholar award for medicine

What an amazing achievement this is. Former Mountrath Community School student Katy White (20) has been elected to the position of scholar in Trinity College...

IT Carlow working to ensure students not disadvantaged – while preserving integrity and standards

Because of the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Institute of Technology Carlow has been working to ensure that their students are not disadvantaged...

LOETB develop online course in Infection Prevention and Control to aid HSE

Laois-Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) has developed a short online accredited training programme as a result of the HSE’s request for people in...
The results of the Junior Cert will be out today

Leaving Cert Orals and practical exams cancelled

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams have been cancelled and all students will be awarded full marks, the Department of Education...

In Pictures: Laois school wow at ESB Science Blast

Steps, shuffles, jigs and reels were to the forefront at ESB 'Science Blast' recently, as children, adults and even the judges strutted their stuff...

Laois school participate in prestigious music event

Students from Ballacolla NS had the honour of participating in the prestigious musical event Peace Proms 2020 in Waterford Institute of Technology Arena recently. The...

Local primary school awarded at renowned Robotics competition

400 primary school children from across the region descended on Institute of Technology Carlow last Friday to participate in the VEX IQ Robotics competition. St....

Former Mountrath CS student achieves outstanding awards at UCD Award Ceremony

Former Mountrath Community School student Christopher Carew has been honoured for outstanding academic success achieved during his first year of studying medicine at University...

Laois duo elected as Regional Officers for Irish Second-level Students Union

Two Laois students have been elected as 'Regional Officers' for the Irish Second-level Students Union. The region consists of three areas: Laois, Offaly and North...