First Years

First Years 2024

Dear 6th-class Students

My name is Noel Daly, and I am the Principal of Portlaoise College.  Many of you might have visited Portlaoise College in the past on guided tours at our Open Night or for a STEM workshop. You may even have played football or basketball in our sports hall over the last few years.

We here at Portlaoise College make sure that you do not have to worry about starting secondary school because when you start in September, we have a lot of people to help you if you have any questions or need some help.

We want to make sure that all our first years settle in very quickly and make friends.

Finally, can I say that there is no need to be concerned or to be worrying about starting secondary school because I know that here in Portlaoise College we will make sure that you settle in really quickly. Remember you have got through eight years of primary school so starting secondary school will be a breeze.

Noel Daly.