Colaiste Iosaef Community College staff pictured at the event
Multi-million euro new school extension officially opened at Coláiste Iósaef Community College Kilmallock
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board marked the official opening of the multi-million euro new school extension at Colaiste Iosaef Community College, Kilmallock.
The opening and plaque unveiling was undertaken by Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan TD.
The event was attended by the school’s students, staff and board of management, the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Michael Sheahan, the Chair of the ETB, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon, the ETB senior management team, representatives from the Sisters of Charity of St. Paul community, the project design team and the main contractor, as well as numerous elected representatives and representatives of the local community.
George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, said, “This is a significant day for the entire school community and the area. The substantial value of the building project reflects the commitment of the ETB to enhance the social and economic infrastructure of Kilmallock and the surrounding area. The project was completed on programme and on budget.”
The new extension at Colaiste Iosaef Community College consists of a three-story building over 3,000m² in size, designed by Healy Partners Architects and built by Conack Construction.
It consists of a number of new generals and specialist classrooms, which include two new Science Rooms, a new Technology Room, a new Music Room, and a new ICT suite.
A new full-sized PE Hall along with new outdoor playing facilities provide for a diverse range of extra-curricular activities that contribute significantly to the physical and mental health of the students in the school.
Noel Kelly, Principal, said, “Our school community has grown significantly in the past number of years and this new extension reflects the growth of our student numbers and the commitment of the ETB to provide the very best facilities and resources to the students in our care.
Official opening and plaque unveiling of the new school extension @ColaisteIosaef took place earlier today. Lots of attendees from school staff and students, @LCETB senior management, Minister @podonovan and many others to celebrate opening of this multi-million euro extension pic.twitter.com/6F6UncSULS
— Limerick & Clare ETB (@LimClareETB) November 8, 2019
“We have forged strong relationships with primary schools in the area which we are very grateful to in making the transition from primary to post-primary as seamless as possible,” he added.
Performing the official unveiling of a plaque at the school, Minister Patrick O’Donovan TD, said, “Today is a day I think for celebration. It is a day that will really lay out a chart for the future of what second-level education will look like in this part of South Limerick and the relationships it will have particularly with the primary school network in the greater Kilmallock area and in the wider area.”
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