New Chapter for Ballyraine NS (Article in the Donegal News, Nov 2021)
There was a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air as pupils from 3rd and 4th Class in Ballyraine N.S. Letterkenny returned to school after the mid-term break.
With the new extension completed pupils were delighted to move into their bright new spacious classrooms.
The new extension is comprised of two mainstream classrooms, Special Needs classrooms and a school kitchen where pupils can practise their culinary skills. There is an indoor sensory trail for movement breaks and a ‘Quiet Zone’ beside the sensory garden.
The school also has a new library which was funded by Children’s Books Ireland with the ‘Robert Dunbar Library Bursary Award’.
Mr Oliver school principal commented ‘The additional accommodation has been a major boost to pupil and teacher morale during these challenging times. It is lovely to see the pupils’ excitement as they settle into their new learning environment’.
The Board of Management would like to acknowledge the excellent work of Design Team McCabe Architects, Donegal Town, project supervisor Anita McDermott and McHugh Bros. Builders.
An exciting new chapter lies ahead for staff and pupils in Ballyraine NS.
Our former colleague, vice-principal and learning support teacher, Mrs. Marina Sterritt (retired 2011) wrote a very interesting history of Ballyraine NS ‘Changed Times’
This book is available to purchase from the school office.