The governors, parents, staff and children of St. Bernard’s Primary School were delighted with the recent news that funding of almost £1,000,000 is to be provided under the School Enhancement Programme for the completion of five new classrooms, reconfiguration of seven internal rooms and new playground facilities.
Principal, Mr Paul Flanagan said,
“This is great news for our school which is growing by the day. It is a wonderful gift for the future of our school which celebrates its 50th birthday in 3 years’ time and will enhance the educational provision and facilities.
Work is due to start in January 2016 with a completion date in Autumn 2016.
This announcement comes on the back of a recent £350,000 extension that has enabled the school to comply with recent disability legislation. The Four new lifts, automatic doors, internal and external ramps, adult and disabled toilets will facilitate free movement through the building for all pupil and adult wheelchair users. New storerooms, a new foyer, an Accelerated Reading Room and new paint work have been additional benefits of this scheme.
Governors, staff, parents and pupils gathered to mark the occasion at the official sod cutting and opening of the new facilities on Wednesday 11November 2015.
Invited Guests included Education Authority Chief Executive, Gavin Boyd and CCMS Chief Executive, Jim Clarke.