‘Chronic shortage of space at St Patrick’s needs resolved’ – Ennis

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Monday, May 29th, 2017
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sineadennisLocal MLA Sinéad Ennis has urged the Department of Education and the Education Authority to provide much needed extra teaching space in St. Patrick’s Primary School, Hilltown. Speaking to Newry Times, Ennis said, “St. Patrick’s P.S. currently has an enrolment of 330 pupils and has been on a Department of Education waiting list for the provision of extra accommodation for three years.
  “CCMS and the Education Authority have described the situation at the school as a ‘chronic shortage of accommodation’.
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Go For It March 2017“In an area where the school population is growing, expansion is desperately needed to provide a high quality teaching environment for all pupils,” she insisted.
  “Department of Education and Education Authority representatives visited St Patricks P.S. in February this year but staff and pupils are still waiting for a commitment from the Department to move forward on this issue. “I urge the Education Authority to commit to resolving this as soon as possible.
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertEnnis added, “I will continue to work with St. Patricks P.S. to ensure this matter is of high priority to the Department of Education and the Education Authority.”

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