Presentation Secondary School to Get Major Refurbishment
The tenacity of the Board of Management of the Presentation Secondary School in Thurles has been praised following an announcement by Minister Alan Kelly of a “significant” allocation of funding towards the refurbishment of the old laundry area of the school.
North Tipperary County Councillor Seamus Hanafin told The Tipperary Star this week that the tenacity of Principal Marie Collins and Board of Management Chairperson Sister Fideles Purcell resulted in the allocation materialising and he added that the refurbishment of the building is the “final piece in the jigsaw.”
Minister Kelly visited the school on Monday and informed the Principal that he had been extremely impressed with the manner in which business is carried out. And, he pledged the funding to the school for the provision of six additional classrooms and four resource rooms as part of the second stage of departmental allocations to schools across the country. However, he added that only the CBS in Nenagh and the Presentation Secondary School in Thurles have been allocated funding at this stage.
“I am delighted to say that North Tipperary is doing very well contrary to comments from some public representatives recently. I have been working very closely with the Presentation school over the last few months through the Principal, Marie Collins, the Deputy Principal, Mary B Lanigan-Ryan and the Board of Management Chairperson, Sister Fideles. I think this allocation is a fair acknowledgement of the great work being undertaken in what is an excellent school providing top class education for the students,” said Minister Kelly who added that he hoped local employment would be created once construction work commences.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.
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