Ombudsman for Children to Open New School

Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, will formally open Balbriggan Educate Together National School’s new building today Friday, April 15th. The school, established in 2005, is one of two Educate Together schools in the town.

Principal Fintan McCutcheon commenting on the ceremony said ‘This is such a great day for all the staff pupils and parents of our school community. We are very privileged to have the Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan here today. As someone who is dedicated to ensuring children’s rights and needs are properly respected we could have no better guest to officially open our school’.

Construction on the new building was completed last summer at Moylaragh in Balbriggan. Today’s formal opening ceremony is a day of celebration for the school’s pupils and their parents. Festivities commence at 8.45am with a walkabout for parents while the children can take advantage of the break from lessons to enjoy the variety of entertainments on offer.

Balbriggan Educate Together was established in 2005 in temporary accommodation. It moved into its new permanent home at Moylaragh in June last year. In six years pupil numbers have grown to 372 pupils and the school is now firmly established as a vibrant part of the Balbriggan community.

Educate Together Chief Executive Paul Rowe who also will attend the opening ceremony stated ‘Balbriggan Educate Together is a great success story and a fine example of how popular Educate Together schools now are with parents. We have opened 19 new schools in the last 5 years and demand for places continues to grow healthily. Our core mission as an educational patron is to make multi-denominational education available as a choice to every parent in Ireland. Today we celebrate a successful new school that will serve the Balbriggan community for many generations to come’.