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Welcome to Sandylane National School’s website. Sandylane NS is also know as Scoil Náisiúnta Cúil an tSúdaire 2.

Sandylane is a co-educational primary school under the Patronage of the Church of Ireland. We have four mainstream classes catering to children from Junior Infants to 6th class.

If you have a question on any aspect of our school life, please do not hesitate to contact us at



Principal: Mr. John Noonan
Vice Principal: Ms. Orla Whittle
Teaching Staff
Junior Infants and Senior Infants: Ms. Angela Breen
First and Second Class: Ms. Alison Mooney
Third and Fourth Class: Ms. Elaine Cobbe
Fifth and Sixth Class: Ms. Orla Whittle
SET: Mr. John Noonan
EAL Teacher: Vilma Butkuviene
Special Needs Assistants:
Ms. Sinead Maher
Ms. Audrey Nolan
Ms. Susan Brown
School Secretary:
Ms. Joany Carter

Board of Management:

Sandylane is governed by a Board of Management. Boards of Management of primary schools have a four yearly term. It is the duty of the board to manage the school on behalf of the patron for the benefit of the students and their parents.

The school depends on the expertise of the members of the Board who work on a voluntary capacity to best govern our school.


Parents’ Council:

The Parents Council is made up of all parents & guardians at the school. The Parents’ Council Committee is formed each year at the AGM. New members are welcomed to the committee at the AGM, to bring fresh energy and new ideas. Everyone is invited to join the Parents’ Council and to attend the meetings.

The Parent’s Council works in collaboration with the school management to:

  • Promote the interests of all the students
  • Enhance the learning environment
  • Raise funds for, and contribute to, school initiatives and activities
  • Support community events involving the school and parents

Mission Statement:

At Sandylane NS, we endeavour to create a happy and safe environment which promotes the dignity and individuality of every pupil, enabling them to reach their full potential. We aim to educate the whole child in a Christian atmosphere in partnership with parents/guardians and the wider community.



To read about the rich history of our school please click here.


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Sandylane National School,
Sandy Lane,
Co. Laois,
R32 Y195,
Phone: 057 8643281

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