Further work is taking place in a whole new wing of the building - on the ground floor inside the school gate - to provide two new classrooms and a shared play/learning area for them, a library, principal's office, meeting room, toilets, lots of storage and an amazing double-height PE hall! We are very excited about moving into this new space.
The work is so extensive on that new wing that it will not be quite ready for the start of the school year. However, we have secured two lovely classrooms for the Senior Infant children on the top floor of our current building and have secured a full-class kit-out for those classes, including wet area and sink, Interactive WhiteBoards and a new toilet block for them to use for September while waiting for their new classrooms. We have been assured that our new wing will be ready by the end of September.
Once that work is completed, work will start on preparing rooms for our new Special Class. This will include a classroom, a life skills room, Resource teaching room, toilets, storage, a multi-sensory room AND a multi-sensory garden! The children starting in this class will have a unique opportunity as the classrooms will be designed based on their specific needs.
We are very grateful to the Department of Education for funding all of this work and to DDLETB for undertaking it on behalf of the Department. In addition, our Board of Management are working hard behind the scenes in securing the best value-for-money contracts we can for the coming year and in seeking cost-saving measures for our school.