I am pleased to tell you that work on our long-awaited permanent school building will start next Monday 24th September 2018. The project will be built in two phases with the first phase of 8 (plus two temporary) classrooms, special classes and general purpose hall ready to occupy by May/June 2019. At that stage they will remove our existing building and start on the second phase which we expect to occupy by January 2020.
During this period Health and Safety is the main concern as well as managing the inevitable disruption. The Board of Management has identified a number of changes that are needed to current daily operating practices in order to ensure effective traffic management and school operation for the duration of the work as our school will have a reduced site space. The changes needed to achieve these outcomes are as follows:
- New arrival and dismissal arrangements: to be confirmed next week.
- Request that parents and guardians of children from 1st class upwards drop off.
- Afternoon pick up has yet to be finalised but a new arrangement will be implemented when finalised
- Open bus lane to cars
- Special Class student bus arrival time will be delayed and departure time changed : times to be finalised next week
The Board of Management is asking for your full support for any changes necessary to existing practices for the period of these works. The Board has committed to facilitate the works so that the building delivery timetable can be met. The initial works will be the erection of the site compound fencing starting next Monday and the full builder’s compound will be put in place the following weekend. Changes to school operating practices will commence from Monday 1st October.
As works commence we will keep everything under review. The contractor will provide fortnightly updates to the Board of Management and we will provide ongoing information on the work to the school community as the project progresses.
Board of Management
Maynooth Educate Together NS
20th September 2018