Glenroe School refurbishment completed – The Moynihan Benson family who have relocated from Melbourne Australia to the countryside valleys of South Limerick Sophie (age 7), Aurora (age 10) Amy, Eireann (age 5) and Daniel (age 12) pictured on their first day in the new school building in Glenroe. Picture: Brian Arthur
Excitement for Pupils and Parents as Glenroe School refurbishment completed
The pupils at Glenroe today moved into state-of-the-art facilities following the successful completion of refurbishment works at the school. Approval was granted by the Department of Education earlier this year to refurbish the school’s main building. The works on the building help build on a successful first year of operation for the school and increased enrolment this year. The refurbishment will provide excellent accommodation for the school for many years to come.
With the Glenroe School refurbishment completed, George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, said: “I would like to congratulate the design team appointed by the ETB, as well as the contractor, on the successful completion of the refurbishment to the existing building. The construction project undertaken over recent months will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the pupils in the school.”
Glenroe opened in September 2020 following a collective effort and partnership between the local working group from Glenroe/Ballyorgan Community Council, the Diocese of Limerick, Department officials and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Julie O’Connor was appointed as Head Teacher of the school. Welcoming the staff, pupils and parents as they arrived this morning, Julie said: “With the Glenroe School refurbishment completed, this is the beginning of a very bright and exciting academic adventure for the pupils of the Glenroe Ballyorgan community. I am delighted to welcome you all and wish you many years of fun, laughter, success and fulfilment in Glenroe.”
Glenroe 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.
A beautiful sunny Sunday @CnsGlenroe looking forward to welcoming staff and students tomorrow morning pic.twitter.com/rMG4KfTJS8
— Julie Uí Chonchúir (ní Dhualaing) (@Dowling23Julie) November 21, 2021
About Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board:
Established on July 1, 2013, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually.
Community National Schools are co-educational, multidenominational schools underpinned by the core values of excellence in education, care, respect, equality and community. The ETB is patron of two other Community National Schools in the region: Mol an Óige, Ennistymon, and Raheen Wood, Tuamgraney.
The authority also has responsibility for 18 multi-denominational, post-primary Community Colleges in its administrative region and is co-patron of 4 Community Schools.
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