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Improvements for Laois school’s heating system after funding approved

Improvement works for the heating system in a Laois primary school will commence shortly following the approval of funding. Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming confirmed...

In Pictures: Laois students transform old storage unit on school grounds for visual art...

Bright Space Project Art is all around us and we have never needed its mood-boosting qualities more than we do now. After a whirlwind year...

In Pictures: Laois school turning yard into beautiful outdoor art gallery

One Laois school have come up with a brilliant idea to improve the appearance of their yard - by turning it into an outdoor...

In Pictures: Laois Student Enterprise winners receive awards ahead of national finals

The two victorious teams from the 2021 Laois Student Enterprise Awards received their winning prizes yesterday. Both are from Portlaoise CBS and will go forward...

‘Rock solid’ case made for new school in Laois town

A 'rock solid' case for a new school has been made to Minister for Education Norma Foley following a meeting with officials from Scoil...

GAA Future Leaders programme a huge success in Laois school

The GAA Future Leaders Transition Year Programme is a joint initiative from the GAA and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). The modules being...

Seven schools represented as Laois County Final of virtual Student Enterprise Awards set for...

The Laois County Final of the Student Enterprise Awards 2021 will take place virtually on Wednesday March 24 at 12pm. Students from seven secondary schools...

Laois student crowned winner of Leinster Junior Schools Debating Competition

Weronika Popko, a Third Year student in Portlaoise College, has been crowned the 2021 Individual Winner of the illustrious Leinster Junior Schools Debating Competition. The...

WATCH: Laois students qualify for heats of the Irish Film Festival with video on...

Six students from Portlaoise CBS have qualified for the heats of the Irish Film Festival's Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year for 2021. Sean Stafford,...

Laois students reflect on ‘Inspiring Women’s Week’ in their school

A Laois secondary school recently held an 'Inspiring Women's Week'. International Women's Day was on Monday March 8 - but a group in Scoil Chriost...

Watch: Timahoe students celebrate St Patrick’s Day with brilliant video parade

It would take more than a pandemic to stop schools marking the very important occasion of St Patrick's Day. The annual parade in Timahoe village...

90 different countries, 50 languages, 22 religions – Portlaoise strive to be a Community...

There are people living in Laois from over 90 different countries, speaking 50 different languages and practising 22 different religions. Over 10,000 people in Laois...

Laois debater reaches semi-final of Leinster Junior School Debating competition

A Laois teenager has made it to the semi finals of the illustrious Leinster Junior School Debating competition. Weronika Popko, a third Year Portlaoise College...

In Pictures: Laois school develop outdoor classroom and gardens

In the times we live in, people are doing things that they would never have thought of doing before - and this certainly fits...

Impressive Coláiste Íosagáin video for International Women’s Day

The students and teachers of Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington came together to produce a very impressive video for International Women's Day, piecing together poetry,...

Staff and students collaborate to overcome restrictions in Portlaoise College

At this time of the year, Third Year pupils in secondary school are faced with the uneasy task of deciding what programme of study...

Special Schools return in Laois a success ahead of larger reopening next week

Students and staff of a Laois Special School are delighted to be back in their normal routine of going to school. So says Fr Paddy...
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‘It’s amazing the impact that teachers have’ says Laois man set to have his...

The influence and importance that teachers have on their students should never be underestimated and this was highlighted recently by Michael Egan, the Killenard...

Laois native appointed to top job in Limerick Institute of Technology

Limerick Institute of Technology’s Director of Industry Engagement Seamus Hoyne has been appointed LIT’s new Dean Flexible and Work Based Learning. A native of Ballacolla...

Laois girl pens ‘Covid Poem’ to describe how school closure has affected her

A Laois primary school student has penned a poem which sums up how she feels the Covid pandemic has affected her. Holly-Jane Connolly is a...

Large secondary school teacher’s union pulls out of talks on Leaving Cert 2021

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has withdrawn from discussions with the government and other stakeholders on discussions over Leaving Cert 2021. The teaching...

Laois secondary school students advance to knockout stages of national debating competition

For the first time this year, Portlaoise College participated in the Concern Worldwide Debates. The hard work and determination of the students has resulted in...

Laois school launch ‘Lockdown Bake Off’ challenge on TikTok

A Laois school have launched their own 'Lockdown Bake Off' challenge on TikTok. Portlaoise CBS, led by Home Economics teacher Martina Murphy, are encouraging cooking...

Laois student selected on NUIG team for European Debating Championship

A Laois student has been selected on NUIG's team for the European Debating Championship. Anna Lee Dowling, who completed her Leaving Cert in Scoil Chriost...

Laois students among 51 awarded academic scholarships in IT Carlow

Three Laois students are among 51 who have been awarded academic scholarships in IT Carlow. Now in its 17th year, the institute’s academic scholarship initiative...

Laois school undertaking virtual ‘Camino de Quarantine’ in aid of Focus Ireland

The Transition Year students, staff and parents of St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise are taking part in a Virtual Walk known as Camino De Quarantine...

Weekend Read: A potential solution to the Leaving Cert impasse as Laois primary school...

Next week, the first set of students of 2021 will return to physical education after almost two months out of the classroom. The Department of...

Knockbeg student earns prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award

A Knockbeg student has become the seventh person from a Laois based school to be awarded a prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award. Last week,...

Laois president of national student’s body calls for clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert...

The president of a national student's body has called for clarity on this year's Leaving and Junior Cert exams. Reuban Murray, who is the Irish...

Watch: Laois first years challenged to put editing skills to the test with uplifting...

First Year students in Mountmellick Community School are being challenged to put their video editing skills to the test and asked to create uplifting...