New School/Maynooth Education Campus

by unaphillips on March 22, 2013

The PTA previously advised parents that Dr. Gerry Jeffers would conduct a consultation process with the members of the Parents’ Associations of our various feeder schools.  These meetings took place in recent weeks. Many MPPS parents participated in these meetings as they also have children attending the various national schools.  At this stage he has met the PAs of all of the feeder schools that will send their children to Maynooth and completed his report for the Co. Kildare VEC.
While there are a number of aspects to Dr. Jeffer’s   draft report one key conclusion is that the overwhelming majority of parents who attended the meetings in the feeder schools expressed a strong preference that the school model to be implemented in Maynooth should be a combination of a junior and senior school rather than two separate schools as currently approved by the Department.
Representatives from all of the feeder schools will shortly meet with Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn TD to communicate the overwhelming desire of the community in Maynooth and surrounding areas for a junior/senior school concept.
In relation to the design of the new school buildings at Moyglare Hall MCOH Architects presented plans for the new schools to the staff of MPPS on 12th March and Principal Nevin presented an overview of the plans to the PTA on the same evening. Full details will be presented to the PTA at the next meeting.
The design work is moving ahead quickly with a view to applying for planning permission in the next few weeks.  Achieving planning in the coming months would enable the Department to invite tenders in Autumn 2013 with a view to having the two new school buildings completed for occupation in September 2014.
The PTA will hold an information meeting for parents to present and discuss the plans at the appropriate time.

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