She says the break has really affected children's socialisation.
A Laois teacher is assuring parents and children that school will definitely resume next month.
Concerns are being expressed about the tight time frame for the re-opening.
1,000 more secondary school teachers will be hired under the Government's plans.
While 75 million euro is being allocated to allow schools adapt their classrooms for social distancing.
But Deirdre Fleming - a teacher at Scoil Bhríde National School in Portlaoise and INTO Central Executive Committee rep - says it'll take a massive effort but they will re-open: