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Munster's first Community National School to get under construction in record time

The school will have eight classrooms and is expected to be completed in 2015.

Plans for the building
Plans for the building

MUNSTER WILL GET its first Community National School when one opens in Mallow next year.

The Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB) has announced that school, the first of its kind in Munster, will be built in record time of 36 weeks by a new rapid response unit of the Department of Education and Skills.

It will be located on a site at Castlepark with a finished square area of 1576 metres, Cork ETB CEO,  Ted Owens, confirmed.

The new school will have eight classrooms, as well as two special education tuition rooms, an external ball court and a play area.

The school will be delivered in mid to late 2015. “This is an exciting development and a first for the Munster region,” said Owens.

He said that a tender for the project will be issued in Autumn this year, with construction starting in the new year.

A principal will be appointed in the coming week for the new school, and enrolments have already commenced.

Though the main structure won’t be finished until next year, the school will open in September of this year in a temporary structure which is being built at the Mallow GAA complex at Carrigoon.

Community National Schools are described as “child-centred, inclusive, multi-belief, State supported schools which strive to provide a high quality primary education for every child in line with the Primary School Curriculum and guidelines”.

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