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Glenroe Community National School Management Board Launch Handbook 

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Glenroe Community National School Management Board Launch Handbook – Pictured from left at the recent launch: Deirdre McSweeney – Management Board, Carmel Fox – Management Board, Donncha Ó Treasaigh – Director of Schools, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, George O Callaghan – Chief Executive, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Michael O’Sullivan – Management Board, Julie O Connor – Head Teacher, and Elaine Noonan – Management Board. Picture: Brian Arthur Photography.

Glenroe Community National School Management Board Launch Handbook 

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board recently launched a new Management Board Handbook at Glenroe Community National School. Members of the local community, parents, staff and patron representatives attended a special socially distanced launch to mark the occasion. The school opened last September after an extensive period of engagement between the local working group from Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council, the Diocese of Limerick, Department of Education officials and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

Speaking at the launch, George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, said: “It’s wonderful to be here a year after the re-opening of the school as Glenroe Community National School. I am very impressed with the progress that has been made by Head Teacher, Julie O’Connor, and the wonderful pupils, with the support of the highly active parent and guardian community. The handbook being launched here today will provide another source of support and guidance for the school’s Management Board.” He also spoke enthusiastically about the ETB’s ongoing relationship with the school: “We are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community and to provide all the help and support we can give to the school. This is being facilitated through Donncha Ó Treasaigh, our Director of Schools, Shelagh Graham, our Director of Organisation Support and Development, and of course through Julie O’Connor, as Head Teacher.”

The launch of the handbook follows the establishment of the school’s Management Board, involving parents and members of the local community. Its establishment ensures a strong and vibrant local involvement in education in the Glenroe/Ballyorgan community.

Donncha Ó Treasaigh, Director of Schools, who also attended the launch, commended the school community on the “excellent progress made throughout the year in spite of the challenges of school closures due to Covid-19.” He continued: “Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is delighted to be patron of the ever-growing network of Community National Schools across Limerick and Clare.”

Glenroe CNS is the first Community National School in Limerick and joins a growing network of community national schools throughout Ireland. The school provides a child-centred education that caters for the intellectual, physical, cultural, moral, and spiritual needs of the pupils. The staff nurture pupil development with a rich and diverse learning experience where there is a particular emphasis on languages, wellbeing, technology, arts, and natural sciences. More information on the school is available on www.GlenroeCNS.ie.

 

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