Work started on Kildare Town’s new Educate Together National School last week in time for the grand opening on August 29 next.
The management committee members were on hand for the occasion with a commencement ceremony, marking the beginning of the renovation works last Thursday 28 June.
“I am really excited that the building work is starting on what will be a great temporary home for the school,” said principal Gerry Breslin. “We are especially delighted with the plans agreed by ourselves and the VEC which I think will bring out the very best in our location here. I know that the parents and children are very excited about the project and we all look forward to seeing the results”.
The school is set to have five refurbished classrooms, staff room and office facilities. The grounds are also set to receive a face-lift with facilities for football, a new basketball court and other sporting activities. There are also some very interesting plans for the other outdoor areas of the extensive site.
Chair of the School start-up committee Judith O’Connor said “I was really delighted when I heard we were getting this beautiful site for the school. Apart from, all the sporting facilities, we also have a lot of mature trees and green areas on the grounds which will house our natural sensory garden. There are also plans to start a school vegetable garden for the budding horticulturists of the school”.
The new junior infant children have already enjoyed a get-together day where they took part in activities such as football, face-painting, colouring and generally playing games recently
Meanwhile the school is still enrolling children in their Junior Infant class. You can find out more information on www.kildaretownet.ie. You can enrol online or call the school on 086 224 9909 for more details.