Carpenter calls for Piper’s Hill Community National School to get Permanent Building

Issued : Monday 14 April, 2014

STATEMENT BY FERGUS CARPENTER

LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATE, NAAS ELECTORAL AREA

Monday 14/4/14

 

Carpenter calls for Piper’s Hill Community National School to get Permanent Building

 

 

Naas Area Local Election candidate Fergus Carpenter has responded to the news from KWETB that the new Naas Community College will not be enrolling students for the 2014/15 school year, as previously planned. “Naas Community College will not be opening in the temporary building in Craddockstown this August” explained Carpenter. “The Department of Education and Skills had originally identified approximately seventy 2nd level students who had no school placement for the coming year. I have been told that these students have now been catered for, that places in existing schools have been found.”

“KWETB have assured me that Naas Community College will open in a new, permanent building in Millenium Park in August 2015. This has been approved by the Department of Education and Skills and will be built under the Rapid Build Programme. It will provide a welcome multi-denominational schooling option for Sallins, Kill, Caragh and other nearby areas. “

“This is a golden opportunity” said Fergus Carpenter, “to use the building in Craddockstown to house Piper’s Hill Community National School temporarily, while the Department of Education and Skills build a proper, permanent building for this school. As a school principal I have seen the unsuitability of students being accommodated in prefabs – let’s not wait until these prefabs deteriorate and get to the stage where there are leaks and rats. Student numbers in this national school will be up by 60 for the coming year, thus proving the demand for a multi-denominational national school into the future. I call on the Department to look urgently at this and to seize the opportunity this provides”, finished Carpenter.

 

ENDS

 

FERGUS CARPENTER 087 9094138

 

 

Fergus Carpenter


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