From Dream to Reality
Our days of dreaming are over, our new school now seems a definite reality. The plans for the new design were presented to the Board of Management at a special meeting on Monday Night. These plans will be put on view in the school in the coming weeks.
The proposal envisages a 35 room school – 32 mainstream rooms and 3 Reading classes-and sufficient rooms for all our Learning support team and a generous office area. The new PE Hall will be twice the size of our present hall and capable of accommodating two classes working independently. Included also is a fine library space which is to be welcomed.
It is proposed that the new school will be built just to the rear of the Old School which is to remain standing. The other two buildings will be knocked when the new school is ready. The school will will remain in operation on the site while building works takes place. The period of construction will be less than two years.
This is very exciting news for the school community which has waited almost 13 years for a permanent solution to the scattered campus and the dreaded portacabins.
A new website for our school will be unveiled at the Parents Assoication AGM this evening, Monday 15 March.
The new website is being hosted on Scoilnet web servers. This is part of the national School Broadband programme and it includes free hosting of a website and a blog for all primary and post primary schools. The service also allows for uploading of all types of media files — audio, video and flash. So, watch this space!!
Google recently ran a competition for students to decorate the Google logo. Two of our pupils reached the regional finals, Maria Cobain & Shona Delaney. Maria Cobain reached the final and her design, entitled ‘A wake-up call’ was put up for public vote. The entry showed polar bears and melting icecaps on a blue background. The closing date for voting was Feb 1st. We trust everyone voted for her and hope she does well.. Well done Maria & Shona for getting so far. We are extremely proud of your achievement!
As you are all aware our school is taking part in the ―green home programme‖ developed by An Taisce. It is a two year programme and on completion of this programme we will be awarded our fifth green flag. But we need to work really hard to achieve this!
Well done to Ciara Mullen after coming third in horse riding inter-schools. She was representing our school against secondary schools e.g. Santa Sabina, Sutton Park, Loretto in Navan and many more. Ciara was the only person under 12, and completed a nice clear jumping round. She then went into a jump off and jumped seven fences in the time of 38.04. It is hoped she will be doing more inter-school’s for our school in the future.