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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...

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...