Stepping Stones Forest in Sacred Heart Junior National School

Stepping Stones Forest Killinarden

Tallaght Councillor Charlie O’Connor has warmly welcomed the announcement by his Party colleague Norma Foley TD Minister for Education of a major building programme at Tallaght Community School, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.  According to Charlie O’Connor the Minister made this significant announcement while on a visit to Tallaght Community School in the presence of board chairman Mick Duff, Principal Aidan Lynch, school staff and board members and Dail deputies Francis Duffy and John Lahart. The Minister said that “I am pleased to confirm that a project to provide a new 1,000 pupil post primary school building including a four classroom Special Education Needs Base for Tallaght Community School has been approved.”

Charlie O’Connor said that this announcement will be warmly welcomed across the community and said it was important that arrangements are now put in place to expedite the process. The Minister also visited St Mark’s Primary School, Springfield and Sacred Heart National School, Killinarden and Charlie O’Connor said that she was enthusiastically received by pupils, staff and parents. He added that this was Minister Norma Foley’s first visit to Tallaght and she made it clear how delighted she was with the welcome and being given the opportunity to see the great work being carried out in the Schools. Finally Charlie O’Connor thanked all concerned in making the visits so successful.

Pictured at the Stepping Stones Forest in Sacred Heart Junior National School, Killinarden, on the occasion of the visit by the Minister for Education were Teacher Sharon Jenkins, Councillor Charlie O’Connor, Students Karl and Jodie, Minister Norma Foley TD and Francis Duffy TD.

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