Refurbishment and Expansion
18th September 2020
While the present is certainly presenting more than it's quota of challenges, we are heartened that it doesn't stop us looking to the future and continuing to expand and develop our facilities.
We are delighted to say that tenders are complete and a contractor has been appointed to convert existing buildings on site into 5 special education teaching spaces.
Part of the original Killina Girls' primary school, since 2007 they have been used as storage spaces, but they will now get a new lease of life as teaching spaces, and they will be linked into main school building by a glazed covered walkway. Those with a mind or memory for history might be interested to know that the building was originally part of a farmyard belonging to the Convent, part of which was used as a hay shed and stables. It's nice to think that new life is to be breathed into this historical structure, and it will now become stitched into the story of our school's development.
And in further good news on the expansion front, we are delighted to announce that a DES-sanctioned extension is now at stage 1, with planning permission expected soon. It is envisaged that this 1500 square metre development will, over 2 levels, contain 2 classrooms, 2 Labs, a Home Economics room, and 2 purpose- build rooms to host our new Nagle Classes for ASD students.
Our past has brought us safely this far, and points confidently towards the future. We look forward to seeing these facilities enhancing our students' experience and opportunities.