Education Minister Visits St Josephs Primary School

Education Minister, Peter Weir, pictured with Principal Chris McCann and Maurice Flynn, visited St Joseph’s Primary School, Newcastle to view progress on the £2.124million improvement project. St Joseph’s Primary School was successful under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP). The project consists of five new build classrooms, a new multi-purpose hall and the refurbishment of the existing school building.

Speaking during the visit, the Minister said: “I have been very impressed with the progress on the new facilities at St Joseph’s Primary School. The £2.124million investment will benefit the entire school community now and for future generations. This project has been delivered under the School Enhancement Programme  which provides schools with much needed new and modern facilities.“ In addition to the improved provision for the school, such investment also provides a boost to the local construction industry.

School Principal, Christopher McCann said: “The SEP Programme addressed our immediate accommodation needs. When the project is complete, we will have a school which enables our pupils to learn in an environment fit for purpose. I believe SEP funding, particularly in the Primary sector will deliver the change needed to improve the school estate in a cost effective and efficient way.”

Maurice Flynn, Chairman of FLYNN said:“ We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to build a school fit for the next generation at Carnacaville and have been very grateful for the wholehearted support and cooperation of the principal Mr McCann and his staff.”