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

A  Principal teacher
Seven assistant teachers
Two resource teachers

Most of the teachers taught in the Convent school or the Boys school before amalgamation of the two schools in 1991.   Mrs. Clancy joined the staff in 1998, Ms. Cotter and Mrs. Boylan in September 2001 . Ms. Doris in 2002.

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 teaches Fourth class.


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

She teaches First and Second classes

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

She teaches Third class.


Ms. Sinead Clancy worked as substitute teacher in a number of schools in Waterford. Began as substitute teacher in Portlaw in 1998 and was appointed Resource teacher in Oct.1998.
Sinéad is currently on maternity leave


Ms. Bríd Cotter teaches Sixth Class.  Bríd is a native of West Cork and joined the staff from Mary Immaculate College in September 2001. 
Bríd is currently on career break in Australia.



Ms Kate O'Loughlin  joined the staff as temporary teacher in September 2003.  Kate is a native of Co. Waterford and previously taught in Dublin. Kate plays rugby for Clonmel and Connaught.  She teaches Sixth class



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 First Class and Senior Infants.



Mrs. Elaine Doris joined the staff from Portarlington in September 2002.  Elaine also studied for her degree in journalism in USA.  
Elaine is currently on maternity leave 

Mrs. Galvin is now teaching fifth class 

Mrs. Andrea Mulcahy was appointed resource teacher in 2002.  Mrs. Mulcahy began her teaching career in Portlaw and has taught most classes in the convent and then in Portlaw N.S.

Ms. Aisling Quinlan joined the staff as temporary teacher in September 2003.  Aisling is a native of Co. Waterford and came to us from Mary Immaculate College.

She teaches Junior Infants.

Fr. Pat Gear is the  Chairman of the Board of Management.  Fr. Gear replaced Fr. Power who has moved to Clonmel



Ms. Sinéad Fitzgerald was appointed classroom 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. Philomena Walsh has been the person responsible for the exceptionally high standard of cleanliness in the school. She has been employed by the school since the amalgamation.


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



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