Wallace delivers another school building for Ratoath
Significant news for St. Pauls National School
St. Pauls National School Ratoath has this week received the fantastic news that they can expect to have the builder on site in February to build the brand new 24 classroom school that was granted planning permission on 25th November 2010 says Meath East TD Mary Wallace .
The decision has been taken, following the tender process, to issue the all important letter of intent to the successful building company. On receipt of the letter the company will then submit the required documentation to the Department and subject to this being in order the builder can be expected to be on site with a month.
Deputy Wallace would hope that as this school is included in the rapid building programme that all is now in order for the new building to be ready for the new school year in September 2011.
Deputy Wallace stated “I am delighted to report that the Department of Education have rapidly moved the St. Paul’s National School Building Project in Ratoath through the building programme to this great day and I am thankful to all the officials for their attention to detail on this important project.
The plan is to build a new two storey 24 classroom school to replace the existing temporary classroom accommodation with a general purpose room and 2 special needs classes. In addition a car park will be developed to provide 72 new car parking spaces.
A Project Manager was appointed to oversee the project from planning permission stage through to construction and finally handover to the school authorities. “
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairperson and members of St Paul’s board of Management and to all the parents who kept in contact with me and who worked with me to support the delivery of this most important school project for the families involved with St Paul’s and indeed the wider community.”
“I would also like to thank Fr Gerry Stuart who at all time provided such excellent backup, facts and figures on the parish numbers. His ongoing support and commitment on behalf of the Diocese has been very important.”
“In addition I would like to thank Principal Morag McGowan and all the wonderful teachers for the wonderful education being provided to the pupils of St Pauls National School.“ Deputy Wallace concluded
Ratoath Cllr Nick Killian who is a member of the board of management of St Paul’s National School and who attended many of the meetings in the Dept of Education in Tullamore with Deputy Wallace praised the Deputy and the school authorities for all of the hard work involved in getting to this great day.
As a member of the board of management Cllr Killian also praised the principal teacher and staff for the wonderful education being provided at the school since the school opened 6 years ago. He pointed out that the school now has reached 4th class and in two years time the first graduation will take place for 6th class. This is another proud day for education in Ratoath.