We were delighted to be invited to take an exciting excursion to the construction site grounds where the old St. John’s Primary School WAS and where the NEW Scoil Naomh Eltin is being built. Equipped with hard hats and reflective safety vests, Principal Susan O’Hanrahan and project manager Dermot lead our tour through the clay-like earth and mud to view the progress of the building’s assembly.
Impressive was the skeleton of what will be the school hall. Tall and spacious, we imagine the expansive space will be a true asset for so many school functions. We were informed that Scoil Naomh Eltin will have vehicle entrances and exits that will allow for smooth and organized traffic flow. That is incredibly good news for parents who have muddled through the treacherous chaos of school drop off/pick up. Also, safe pedestrian paths have been allocated for those of us who trek by foot. Another positive safety trait is the administration offices will be on the main floor by the main entrance. No one will enter or exit the premises without passing someone of authority. There are two floors to this building, a positive aspect that allows leeway for growth, development and the ever expanding pupil populous of the future.
This is an exciting time for all of us. It is especially exciting for the children who have this unique opportunity to benefit from a structure that has been created specifically for them to experience optimal educational development.
Thea Pires and T.J Foley (Reina Shane Foley’s parents)