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Carlow College Graduations 3

Laois students receive top awards at Carlow College graduation

Two Laois students were recognised with academic excellence at the recent Carlow College, St Patrick’s Conferring ceremony for 2022. Jessica Higgins from Portarlington and Robert...
Holy Family Senior School Water Action Day Main

In Pictures: ‘Save Water, Save Earth’ – Laois school’s Water Action Day a huge...

Two years of concerted effort to reduce water usage culminated in a Laois primary school on Friday. Holy Family Senior School in Portlaoise held a...

In Pictures: All smiles as two Laois secondary schools celebrate Junior Cert results

After a very long wait, the 2022 Junior Certificate students finally received their exam results yesterday. Although they sat the state exams back in June,...
Mountmellick Community School

WATCH: Laois secondary school launch TikTok page to promote Stand Up Awareness Week

A Laois secondary school set up a TikTok account as part of their efforts during Stand Up Awareness Week. Mountmellick Community School produced a video...
Annie Musical Heywood

Two Laois schools all set to perform their musicals – Annie and the Wizard...

Two Laois secondary schools are gearing up for musicals that are taking place in the coming weeks. Heywood Community School are putting on a performance...
Portlaoise College We Will Rock You (6)

‘We Will Rock You’ – Laois secondary school gearing up for annual school musical

Portlaoise College are in the final preparations for their school musical 'We Will Rock You' with excitement building. The show will be performed in the...

Silverware on display in Portlaoise college as seven teachers win various championships

Portlaoise College teachers brought chemistry from the classroom to the pitch as an unprecedented seven teachers from the school won various county and all...
Nationwide Mountrath Community School appearance

Lights, camera, action as Laois secondary school all set for RTE appearance

Mountrath Community School welcomed the RTÉ1 Nationwide team last week as the wonderful Transition Year students had a head start of Science Week 2022. Wednesday...
Trinity College Award Portlaoise College

Laois secondary school receives award from Trinity College to recognise their innovation

Staff and Students in Portlaoise College have a lot to cheer about recently as they have been recognised by Trinity College Dublin with a...

In Pictures: High standard of projects as Intel Mini Scientist competition takes place in...

'Slurry Safety' was this year’s big winner at the Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition at Timahoe NS. The annual showcase which took place on Thursday 27th...

Learning Hub launched as Laois secondary school hold first Open Night since the pandemic

Dunamase College hosted a very successful Open Evening recently as pupils and parents/guardians from the local primary schools got an in-person tour of the...
Abbeyleix Further Education Awards

In Pictures: Over 100 students honoured as Abbeyleix Further Education celebrate

After a hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, Abbeyleix Further Education and Training Centre graduation night returned last Friday, October 21. Over 100 students received...

In Pictures: New Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board Information Hub is officially...

Minister Seán Fleming, officially opened the new Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) Information Hub in Portlaoise town centre on Friday last. The...
Portlaoise College Multicultural Day Main new

In Pictures: Laois secondary school embraces its diverse cultures with special day

Portlaoise College has students from over thirty eight different countries and held a special day for them recently. The school relished the opportunity for students...

Portlaoise College visit to the historic Royal Irish Academy

Portlaoise College 6th year students went to the official launch of the exhibition on the life and career of Jan Łukasiewicz, the noted Polish...
Portlaoise CBS Open Night

In Pictures: Laois secondary school hosts very successful open night

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise hosted a very successful open night in their school on the Borris Road recently. Parents, guardians and students of 5th and...
Grace Creggan from Durrow

Laois student among first to attend brand new Irish Technological University

Atlantic Technological University welcomed students to the university’s first induction as a University and a Laois person was among them. Grace Creggan from Durrow in...

End of an era as long-serving teacher retires in Ballyadams NS

It was a busy week in Ballyadams NS last week where a long-serving teacher retired and another teacher moved to a new school in...
Ann Bergin retirement Timahoe

In Pictures: Tributes paid as long-serving Laois primary school principal retires

Friday September 30 was a very emotional day at Scoil Mhuire Fatima as the community of  Timahoe celebrated the retirement of Principal Ann Bergin. In was...
Ella Byrne collecting her results with her Physical Education teacher John Scully and fellow past pupil Eleanor Healy

Portlaoise student receives prestigious Naughton scholarship for outstanding Leaving Cert results

A Portlaoise student has been awarded the prestigious Naughton Scholarship following her outstanding Leaving Cert results. Ella Byrne, who sat her Leaving Cert in Scoil...
Carole Devine St Fergal's College

Former pupil becomes Laois secondary school’s first ever female Deputy Principal

A former pupil has been appointed as a Laois secondary school's first ever female Deputy Principal. Carole Devine is the new Deputy Principal of St...

In Pictures: Massive excitement ahead of county final for Black and Amber Day in...

The Heath are a proud bastion of Laois football - but they haven't had much to shout about over the past 30 years or...

Laois parents express extreme frustration as school bus struggles continue

A group of Laois parents expressed their extreme frustration over the ongoing school bus situation to Minister Sean Fleming at a meeting in Emo...
Justin Brown Colaiste Iosagain Principal

Laois secondary school appoints new principal as existing one set to retire after 22...

A Laois secondary school has appointed a new principal as their existing one is set to retire in a couple of weeks. Justin Brown has...
Portlaoise Bus Service

Laois parents continue campaign for school transport service as further meeting planned

Parents from Emo, Vicarstown and the Rock held a public meeting and met with local representatives recently in relation to ongoing and persistent school...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College hold concert to officially open school’s new outdoor canopy

They really know how to do things in style in Portlaoise College. To celebrate the start of the academic year and to officially open the...
Sean Conroy St Fergal's

Tribute paid as well-known Laois teacher and vice-principal brings 40 year career to an...

Tributes have been paid and well-wishes made to a well-known Laois teacher following their recent retirement. August 31 was a bitter sweet day for St...
Heywood Community School Leaving Cert (1)

Heywood Community School acknowledges eight students who received more than 550 points in their...

Heywood Community School has recognised the achievements of eight of their students who excelled in the Leaving Cert recently. Principal Philip Bowe was joined by...
Sarah Talbot

Laois student achieves one of the best Leaving Cert’s in the country with perfect...

A Laois student has achieved one of the best Leaving Cert results in the country this year. Sarah Talbot, who hails from Ballacolla, scored eight...
Mountrath First Years

In Pictures: All smiles as new batch of First Years begin life in Laois...

It was a very memorable and exciting day for the new first years arriving for their first day in Mountrath Community School recently. It was...