School opens doors as four-year wait ends

by Staff Reporter

Students attending Luttrellstown Community College are settling well into their new school building, which opened its doors for the first time this school term.

Over the summer the school moved from its temporary premises in Blanchardstown to its permanent, state-of-the-art building in Luttrellstown on the Porterstown Road with the official hand-over taking place on August 12.

After a four-year wait, the school’s principal Fionnuala Ni Chaisil was delighted to say the school had arrived.

“We have arrived on Porterstown Road to our amazing new building. It has been exciting and hectic getting all services and equipment set up as quickly as possible. The school community of Luttrellstown Community College has a strong school spirit and parents have supported me as príomhoide [principal] from day one.

“We have had many great events but this move is a very special chapter in our history as we start our first leaving certificate programme in our new permanent state-of-the-art building on Porterstown Road.”

The college now has up-to-date resources that include two fully equipped ICT (Information and Communication Technology) rooms, numerous practical rooms for technology subjects and practical subjects.

“It was quite a change to meet all year groups in the library as they began the new school year. The new GP [general purpose] area will have a first class canteen by the end of September and will also be in use for whole school assemblies into the future,” Fionnuala said.

All classrooms will have the interactive whiteboards and the physics lab will have the latest in tablet and apple TV technology, the school’s first step to using tablets.

To raise funds for the introduction of more tablet technology, the school’s parent council will hold a fashion show on October 24 – more details will be available on their website.

“We believe that these enhanced facilities will provide better resources to promote our mission to encourage academic development, personal responsibility, inter-dependence and the development of the whole person.

“We continue to facilitate the best in academic and non-academic achievements,” she added.

The college will hold its first open night in the new building on September 26. See for further information.

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