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Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year

Portlaoise College have announced this year’s winners for their First Year scholarship programme. David Laffan from St Colman’s National School in Stradbally and Grace Quinn...

Laois school principal calls for calculated grades to remain in some...

With students around the country currently sitting their Leaving Cert exams, a Laois secondary school principal has called for this year's system to continue...

Laois secondary school combine with local charity to raise €4,000

Portlaoise College Parents Council teamed up with Laois Offaly Families for Autism during the month of May by encouraging students, families and members of...

Laois secondary school receives approval to tender for new works

Minister of Education Norma Foley has given the green light to proceed to tender for refurbishment works for Portlaoise College. This funding will see improvements...

Portlaoise College elects Prefects and Meitheal Leaders for new academic year

Portlaoise College endeavours to create a holistic learning environment for its students, where individual talents and strengths can come to the fore. Amongst the plethora...

In Pictures: #LoveLaois – TY students take a trip around the...

TY students from Portlaoise College headed on a Laois mystery tour this week. They had no idea where they were going at the start -...

Portlaoise College hold unique graduation to celebrate class of 2021

Portlaoise College held a unique Graduation for its Leaving Certificate class of 2021. To start off, 1st Year students formed a guard of honour for...

Portlaoise College announce 100k in May fundraiser for two very worthy...

Portlaoise College Parents Council have announced details of their “100K in May” fundraiser challenge. 50% of all funds raised will go the Laois Offaly Families...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Former Laois football manager helping parents and staff of Laois school...

During this latest period of lockdown, the Portlaoise College community has embraced the online world by offering exercise classes for parents and staff in...

Portlaoise College embracing the challenges of online learning yet again

Here we go again. Schools across the country closed their doors to students after the Christmas break and are not set to reopen until...

Glory for Laois student as first ever virtual BT Young Scientist...

Over 1,000 students from across the island of Ireland took part in the first ever virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The event this...

Laois Leaving Cert student launches petition calling on Minister Foley to...

A Laois Sixth Year student has launched a petition calling on the Minister for Education to reverse yesterday's decision regarding a three-day week for...
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WATCH: Portlaoise College ’10 Days of Wellness’ culminates in hilarious video

Christmas is a time of joy, a time for giving, and a time for making memories - and with some of the dancing in...

In Pictures: Young entrepreneurs at Laois school host successful exhibition

Transition Year students at Portlaoise College recently held a showcase of their enterprise creations. The small businesses included products such as caffeinated chewing gum (Go...

Watch: Laois secondary school TYs launch video in support of 20×20...

The Transition Year students in Portlaoise College have thrown their support behind the 20x20 campaign to promote and champion the involvement of women and...

Seven Laois projects chosen for first ever virtual BT Young Scientist...

Seven Laois projects are among the 550 finalists for the 2021 BT Young Scientist Exhibition. Two Laois schools will be represented - with four projects...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College TY students busy designing Laois Sensory trail

The TY2 class of Portlaoise College are currently working on designing a sensory trail for the children of Laois which will be located at...

In Pictures: Laois parents come together to brighten their teacher’s day

This is a lovely gesture. Parents at a Laois secondary school have come together with a novel idea to give back to teachers who have...

The incredible story of how a Polish child with no English...

From Poland, to Portlaoise College, to becoming a PE teacher - Pawel Nowakiewicz has gone through a challenging but ultimately most rewarding few years...

Laois secondary school publish first edition of new digital newspaper

A Laois secondary school has published the first ever edition of its brand new digital newspaper. The 'Student Voice' was officially published for the very...

Portlaoise College innovates again with Virtual Open Night

On October 1, Portlaoise College took the innovative step to stage a Virtual Open Night for its perspective students ahead of the October 23...

Collegiality vanishes as teachers prepare to head into battle on the...

In a record-breaking year, five of the teaching staff at Portlaoise College are still standing at the business end of the Laois hurling and...
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Engage with the Students and Staff of Portlaoise College at their...

"School days are the best days of your life." It’s a phrase many of us have heard before. In order to make sure this statement...

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

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...

If you’re thinking of repeating your Leaving Cert, check out Portlaoise...

If for whatever reason you're thinking of going back to repeat your Leaving Cert, then Portlaoise College is well worth considering. Opened in 2006, Portlaoise...