A large extension project for Coláiste Mhuire Buttevant has been approved by the Department of Education and Skills, David Stanton, Fine Gael TD for Cork East and Minister of State at the Department of Justice has learned. The additional accommodation has been approved to allow the school to meet current and future demand for places.
“Coláiste Mhuire in Buttevant has been approved for a very substantial extension which is required to accommodate existing students and the demand from students in the coming academic years. I understand that the permanent accommodation sought by Colaiste Mhuire are four general purpose classrooms to replace existing prefabs; three additional general purpose classrooms; two science rooms/preparation areas; one design and computer room; one art room; two special educational needs base classrooms. All of which has been approved.
“Although Coláiste Mhuire moved to a new school, which was built on a greenfield site, just five years ago an increase in population in Buttevant and the surrounding area and the quality of education on offer in the school has led to a rise in applications for enrolment. Just this academic year the four prefabs were installed to allow the school to cater for all the local students who were leaving primary school and seeking second level places.
“I would like to congratulate the Principal and Board of Management and all the teaching and support staff and students along with Cork Education and Training Board, for the success of Coláiste Mhuire. I am glad that this large extension will ensure the continued success of the school into the future”, concluded David Stanton.