By Eoin Ryan
Construction has begun on St. Peters National school’s permanent building after being in temporary accommodation since 2004.
5 classrooms and 2 Special Education Needs rooms are to be made available after its completion.
This project also includes general purpose hall, central activities space, multi-sensory room, new school office, ancillary accommodation, car parking spaces and landscaping works.
The school will also cater for students in Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Maynooth and Kilcock. Children in the rural communities of Rathcore, Agher, Summerhill, Rathmolyon and Enfield will also be catered for after construction is complete.
“The local Church of Ireland community have shown themselves to be so dedicated, first in establishing the school and secondly in working to get a proper permanent site,” local TD Thomas Byrne said in a Facebook post. “Wishing the Dunboyne and Rathmolyon parish and group of churches all the best with this project.”
“I have met so many great people over the years, at meeting after meeting, who have pushed this project forward,” Councillor Damien O’Reilly said. “Wishing the Dunboyne and Rathmolyon parish and group of churches all the best with this project.”
“I would like to thank LMETBS, Head of Land and Buildings Sinead Murphy and Chief Executive Martin O’Brien for leading this project with their excellent high level project management skill set and professionalism and I thank them for leading the way with hundreds of millions of capital investment educational projects across Meath and Louth providing educational and employment opportunities for all across the region for decades to come,” O’Reilly continued.
The new school building is expected to be open and available for use by January next year after waiting for permanent accommodation since the school started in 2004.