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Our school is an twelve teacher school.  The teaching staff consists of 

A  Principal teacher
Eight assistant teachers
Three resource/learning support teachers
Special Unit teacher

Most of the teachers taught in the Convent school or the Boys school before amalgamation of the two schools in 1991.  Ms. Cotter and Mrs. Boylan joined the staff in September 2001 . Ms. Doris in 2002.  Ms Keane in 2005. Ms O'Loughlin and Ms. Rellis in 2006. Mr Kirby in 2007. Ms Doyle in 2008.



The principal is Michael Curran. He taught in Dublin, and Waterford, and came to Portlaw in Jan. 1986. 

 


Mrs. Maureen Halley began her teaching career in Portlaw Convent School. Appointed Deputy Principal in May 2001

She is one of our Resource/Learning Support teachers

 

Mrs. Therese Keyes has taught in Ferrybank and then Portlaw Boys National School

She is one of our Resource/Learning Support teachers


  Mrs Mary Phelan began her teaching career in Portlaw.

She teaches Senior Infants

 

Ms. Peggy McCarthy began her teaching career in Portlaw Boys  National School. 

She is one of our Resource/Learning Support teachers

 

 


Ms. Bríd Cotter teaches Fourth Class.  Bríd is a native of West Cork and joined the staff from Mary Immaculate College in September 2001. 
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Mrs. Siobhán Boylan is a native of Portlaw and joined the staff from Curraghbaha N.S in September 2001.  Siobhán coaches the football and camogie teams. 
 Siobhán teaches Second Class.

 

 

Ms. Elaine Doris joined the staff from Portarlington in September 2002.  Elaine also studied for her degree in journalism in USA.  
Elaine teaches Third Class  

 

 

Ms. Jane Keane is a native of Kilmacthomas and joined the staff in 2005 after completing her course in Wales
She teaches Junior Infants. Ms. Curtin is presently substitute for Jane

 

 

Ms Kate O'Loughlin. Kate previously taught in the school as a temporary teacher and was appointed permanent teacher in 2006. Kate was selected for the Irish ladies rugby squad.

Kate teaches Sixth Class 

 

                    

Mr David Kirby is a native of Piltown and previously taught in Dublin. David is an avid hurling fan and joined the staff           in  September 2007.

David teaches Fifth Class

Ms. Karen Doyle joined the staff of the school in May 2008. She previously taught in Kilcullen.

Karen teaches First Class

Ms. Ciara Clancy was appointed temporary teacher to our Special Unit in 2008.

 

Ms. Sinéad Fitzgerald was appointed Special Needs Assistant in September 2000.  Sinéad has been responsible for some of the beautiful art work on display in the school and for Confirmation and First Communion. 

 

Mrs. Martina O'Donoghue is the school secretary and also helps Mrs. Boylan with the camogie and football teams.

 

 

 

Mrs Valerie Tebay was appointed Special Needs Assistant in June 2002.  Valerie previously worked in the Mercy pre-school.  In her spare time Valerie can be found on the golf course.

 

 

Ms. Pauline Murphy was appointed Special Needs Assistant in July 2005. Pauline previously worked in Owning N.S. 

 

 

Mrs Caroline Corcoran was appointed Special Needs Assistant in September 2005. Caroline is a native of Tramore.

 

 

Ms. Sharon Galvin was appointed Special Needs Assistant in Sept. 2005. Sharon is a native of Portlaw and has gained extensive experience in this area while working in Canada.

Mrs Peggy Crowley was appointed Special Needs Assistant in Sept. 2007

Mr Frank Murray was appointed caretaker in December 2008 and is a native of Portlaw.

 

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