Education

Great News for Educational provision in Ashbourne

Details have been announced this week of the work that will be proceeding under the Department’s school building programme says Ashbourne Cllr Nick Killian.
New Post Primary School for Ashbourne
Cllr Killian continued “I am delighted that the Tánaiste has recognised the need to establish a further Post Primary School in Ashbourne. On Monday of this week the Tánaiste announced that Ashbourne was among the nine areas that will require a new Post Primary School between 2012 and 2016. Planning is already under way for accommodation solutions for schools in these areas. In some cases, permanent sites are already available and secured, while for the remainder the Department is actively engaged in securing sites as a matter of urgency. The school is to be established to cater for the demographic growth in the school going population of the Ashbourne area.”
This development will be warmly welcomed by local families who were concerned to ensure that there would be a place for all Ashbourne teenagers in a local Secondary School.

New Primary School for Ashbourne

The Department of Education have also clarified that the 4th Primary School for Ashbourne is planned to open in September 2011 in Ashbourne.
The Department are currently looking at proposed locations for this school and are in consultation with the Patron bodies. A letter issued to the various Patron bodies in December 2010 and the Department are actively working to ensure, again, that there will be ample Primary School places in Ashbourne for September 2011.
I have attended many meetings in the Department of Education Building Unit in Tullamore with Ashbourne T.D. Mary Wallace to ensure that Ashbourne would be well catered for in terms of education provision and it is good to see this important work coming to fruition.
I look forward to the opportunity of working with the Department of Education on ensuring that this school building programme is delivered in Ashbourne as it is a recognised educational requirement for the area.
These announcements continue my work over the past 20 years in working towards the provision of 1st class educational facilities for all of the students and their families that I have represented since becoming a Councillor in 1999 and prior to that my involvement at local and national level in the parents movement. As a local parent whose children attended the local schools, please keep me advised of your views on these important matters.
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Nick Killian
Member of Meath County Council.
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Great News for Educational provision in Ratoath and Ashbourne

Details have been announced this week of the work that will be proceeding under the Department’s school building programme for Ratoath and Ashbourne says Cllr Nick Killian.
Cllr Nick Killian stated “I am particularly pleased that Ratoath Community College Ratoath will begin the process of appointing a design team (architect, engineer and quantity surveyor) in 2011 for the proposed school extension.
The design team will then begin work on designing this extension.”
“I met with the Department of Education officials in Tullamore recently in relation to Ratoath Community College extension project with Deputy Mary Wallace, Fr Gerry Stuart PP and Mr Peter Kierans CEO Co Meath VEC to
initiate the project and I am delighted to see this progressed speedily under the 2011 school building programme.”
“Ratoath teenagers last year had the opportunity to sit the Leaving Certificate in their own town for the first time and I look forward to seeing the new extension to this fantastic building in Jamestown allowing it to further cater for
the demographic growth in the Ratoath and surrounding area.”
“I would like to thank Principal Máire Ní Bhróithe and all the wonderful teachers for the wonderful education being provided to the pupils of Ratoath College Ratoath.”
Cllr Killian continued “I am also delighted that the Tánaiste has recognised a need to establish a further post primary school in Ashbourne between 2012 and 2016 in order to cater for the demographic growth in the school going population of the Ashbourne area.”
“I look forward to the opportunity of working with the Department of Education on ensuring that this school is delivered in Ashbourne as a recognised educational requirement for the area.”
“These announcements continue my work over the last 20 years in working towards the provision of 1st class educational facilities for all of the students and their families that I have represented since becoming a councillor in 1999 and prior to that my involvement at local and national level in the parents movement.

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Work begins on St Peter’s College Dunboyne

Work began this week on the replacement of windows at St Peters College Dunboyne said Cllr Nick Killian.
Cllr Killian stated “The money was allocated in July 2010 following an appeal under the Summer Works Scheme. This investment is most welcome and created much-needed jobs in the construction sector.”
“I will continue my work over the last 20 years in working towards the provision of 1st class educational facilities for all of the students and their families that I have represented since becoming a councillor in 1999 and prior to that my involvement at local and national level in the parents movement.”
Deputy Mary Wallace TD said this is part of the government ongoing policy to upgrade schools and she is delighted with this announcement for St Peter’s College Dunboyne.
Dunboyne Cllr Noel Leonard also his delight with the news and praised the principal teacher and staff for the wonderful education being provided at the school.