Years of work come to fruition in Kilrane
Years of work came to fruition in Kilrane National School recently when Minister Brendan Howlin turned the sod on the new extensive extension for children with Autism.
The school's commitment to equality and inclusion for all the children in the community of Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour was praised by Minister Howlin who said the school treasured all its children with great care and attention.
The extension will be a purpose-built, high specification ASD Unit for the school. This project when completed will, according to the principal Eoin Ó Donnagáin, see over €1.5m spent on the school in the last five years. The school has 300 pupils and 30 staff.
The principal said it growing at a phenomenal rate and this is reflected in the purposeful leadership of the school's board of management. The Minister also welcomed over 120 grandparents and great-grandparents to the school to celebrate 'Grandparents Day' which is one of the highlights of the school year. Grandparents were entertained by the school orchestra, followed by its traditional music group and then 5th and 6th class pupils who sang alongside Miss Emma Hore.
After a visit to their grandchildren's classes there was plenty of tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches and lots of reminiscing by grandparents over their own days at school.