History of St. Laurence's



The school was talking about purchasing its first computer.


Teachers: 17

Pupils: 567


The mural as you walk in the front doors of the school represents the story of Táin Bó Cuailgne. There were carpets in all rooms in 1991. The first recorder teacher came to the school. Father Declan arrived. Our Learning Support Teacher is shared with Delgany National School.


Teachers: 18

Pupils: 550


Lydia Hayden, our school secretary came to the school in 1992 and she has been with us since then. She was the first permanent secretary in the school. When she arrived, there were only Junior Infants to 2nd Class, so the school is a lot busier now. She is a talented seamstress, and she used to make a lot of the costumes for the school plays.When se came to the school, there was only a very old photocopier.


Teachers: 19

Pupils: 566


The then Minister for Education, Niamh Bhreathnach T.D. visits St. Laurence's to see the refurbishments that had been made to the school. She viewed the new School Crest. The crest was designed by teacher Bernadette Cotter. The books represent knowledge. The bishop's crozier represents St. Laurence, after whom the school was named. The boats symbolise the school proximity to the sea, and the lamp is the lamp of learning.


Teachers: 19

Pupils: 555


This year, we received our first computer for the school. It was a gift from entrepreneur Fergal Quinn of Superquinn. Nowadays, we have a dedicated computer room, and each classroom has its own computer. Paul McShane (Irish Soccer International) became a St. Laurence's past pupil. The teachers' carpark was tarmacadamed.


Teachers: 19

Pupils: 547


The railings around the school grounds were erected.


Teachers: 19

Pupils: 535


This year, John Markham became Chairperson of the Board of Management of St. Laurence's. He had been a board member since 1990. He is a very nice man who always comes into the school with a smile on his face. The first St. Laurence's Summer Camp was run by Mrs. Fitzgerald and Ms. Martin. The Undersea Mural downstairs was done by Mrs. Cotter and her 1st Class. Caroline Mooney became the school's first ancillary member of staff.


Teachers: 19

Pupils: 529


The Computer Room and Rooms 7 and 8 were added to the school.


Teachers: 20

Pupils: 545


This year, our school was tranformed from a Junior Schoor into a Primary School catering for classes from Junior Infants up to 6th Class. Ms. Duggan's 2nd class produced a fabulous wall hanging of Greystones made entirely from recycyled items. It won 1st prize in the ESB Environmental Awards. The then Minister for Education, Micheál Martin T.D. visited the school to open the first Learning Support Unit, and he gave permission to set up a second unit. Drama Teacher Lisa Walsh first arrived in our school. She teaches drama after school to the present day.


Teachers: 17

Pupils: 544


Healthy Lunch Week was started by the Parents' Association and has been going strong ever since. St. Laurence's Choir won the Regional Slógadh Cup. (Pictured: Mr. John Markham, Chairperson of the Board of Management)


Teachers: 21

Pupils: 540

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