Limerick’s Newest Secondary School Mungret Community College Opens
Limerick’s Newest Secondary School Mungret Community College Opens – A total of 94 first year pupils and 14 teachers have started work at Mungret Community College today which is located in a building once occupied by the Educate Together school.
Limerick’s first new secondary school in 11 years opened today as the first students at the new Mungret secondary school started the academic year.
A total of 94 first year pupils and 14 teachers have started work at Mungret Community College today which is located in a building once occupied by the Educate Together school. It’s anticipated 600 students will attend the school.
Educate Together will also start the school year this week in its own purpose built accommodation, while it is hoped within two years, the Community College will have a building to call its own within the Mungret College site.
The first new secondary school in the city since Gaelcholaiste Luimni in 2006, its first principal Liam O’Mahoney has hailed the opening as a “significant milestone”.
“There hasn’t been a secondary school here since 1974 when Mungret College closed, and it is not lost on us that we’re opening a new school in the shadow of this. We are looking forward to providing a high quality, inclusive education, where our students will be at the centre of everything we do,” he said.
The official motto of Mungret Community College, which is being run by the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board – is ‘a community learning together’, and its crest has at its heart the Abbey of Mungret.
Helen Ryan, deputy principal said that the secondary school was something the “four feeder primary schools along with the LCETB have worked hard to achieve”.
“It’s key the children of Mungret will now have access to high-quality post-primary education,” she said.
For now, the new school has six general classrooms, along with specialist resource rooms, a general purpose room, along with classrooms specialising in woodwork, art, music, science and home economics.
LCETB was awarded patronage of the new Community College in November last year. LCETB is already Patron to a number of Community Colleges in Limerick City and environs including Coláiste Ciaráin, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Castletroy College and Thomond Community College.
Gaelscoil an Ráithín also opened in new accommodation at Mungret this week. Up to now, it had been based in a prefab at Garryowen Rugby Club.
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