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Mark Cunningham

Popular River Valley Principal Retires

Popular principal of Holy Family Junior National School, Mark Cunningham has decided to call it a day after a teaching career that spanned 35 years. Children, teachers and parents thronged the school yard on Thursday last, where the school orchestra made up of teachers, entertained the large crowd who turned…

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Loreto College Awards Day

Loreto College Swords held its annual end of year prize giving ceremony at the school recently. The awards were for non-academic achievements and were for endeavours in the area of outstanding sporting success, music, baking, arts and drama. Principal, Peter McNamara was delighted with the level of success achieved by…


New Scheme To Help With School Costs

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme for 2017 is now open for applications. The budget provision for the 2017 scheme is E37.4 million and eligible families will receive a once-off payment to assist them with the extra costs incurred when children start school in September 2017. Balbriggan…

Maura Owens

Loreto Swords Teacher Calls It A Day

Loreto College Swords is set to lose three teachers at the end of the school term later this month. One of the teachers, Maura Owens spoke to the County Leader about her time at the Swords school. She said, “I have been here since the school moved out to Swords…

Rush student, Diana Oprea

Rush Student Selected For Prestigious Programme

Diana Oprea, a first year Global Business student at Dublin City University from Rush, has been chosen to represent Ireland in Washington DC this summer, as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Programme (WIP). Diana, a former student at St Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, is one of four DCU…

Erasmus project

Erasmus+ Project Visits Malahide School

St Sylvester’s National School, Malahide has been accepted into an Erasmus+ project for the school years 2016/17 and 2017/18. The co-ordinators of the project are Mrs. Averill and Mrs. Kelly and they told the County Leader, “We are delighted to announce that our school has been accepted into an Erasmus+…


Opening Of New Educate Together Senior School Postponed

The opening of the much anticipated Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School, has been postponed until 2018. Educate Together has been working intensively with the Department of Education and Skills in its efforts to source suitable temporary accommodation for the school for September 2017. While efforts to advance plans on…

Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase Innovative Projects

Loreto Swords Buzzing After Win

A group of students from Loreto College in Swords were jubilant after winning the Overall Junior Award at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Finals at the Mansion House in Dublin last week. The girls from Loreto won with their ‘Let It Bee’ project, which saw them plant a Wild Flower…