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Thread: New schools in your area...while the established schools crumble!!

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    Default New schools in your area...while the established schools crumble!!

    Was hoping for some feedback really.

    Live in Dublin South West and as such have a variety of schools to choose from( at second level)

    Have been involved in all the parents associations....(4 kids) and therefore 4 different schools.Junior primary,senior primary and two different secondary schools. Am very active in the local community generally.

    The secondary schools have been on waiting lists for a new build for a long number of years now!!
    AND yet I see money being spent on schools with "links" to the GAA....primary schools being fast tracked because they fall under the Educate together or Gael Scoil....and yet one secondary school has been "parked" yet again on the list for a new build(2nd time around!!)....!!

    This all girls secondary school has a large number of different religions which attend.It is a catholic school but empowers all students to achieve and has got really positive feedback from the dept and from parents!!

    It is more through hope than wood that the windows are still in place!!...The science lab wouldn't be found in any other school in this area and the Home Ec room is like something in your Great Grannys house!!!!!!

    Is there an agenda involved?
    Ensure more choice...though we have not been part of the "parental choice survey" in the Dept of Ed and Science??

    Is there an agenda at play here??

    Positive discrimination some would say!....or should be those who are their longest deserve their reward??


    Any examples from your area??
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    The government does seem to have kicked off a lot of building projects recently, odd given we're broke, but certainly in keeping with the "myth" that all successive Irish governments believe tax payers money is something they can use to buy support from big business.
    The more things change....

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    I'd say not not a million miles off the mark with your question " is there an agenda here"? New development in monaghan - plc + Irish secondary + Vec run multi denom primary school. All state of the art. Is actually out of scale with existing development.

    Meanwhile two very well known long established schools in town St. Louis and st. Macartans in need of major upgrades but I'd guess they will be waiting a while

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    My daughters ex secondary school got a few bob in "emergency" summer funds!!!...as a sop!!(me thinks)...

    The "new school" was promised(?) when she was in 1st yr...she did her leaving this time last year!!...and now its been long armed!!......

    GRRRRrrrrrrr!!
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    Errrrr???

    This us about new school builds where teachers have not been evaluated as yet!


    I suggest you find a PS bashing thread Revolution!!!
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    I want a secular secondary school to be built by the time my eight old son requires it.

    I also realise a trip to the moon is more probable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texal Tom View Post
    I'd say not not a million miles off the mark with your question " is there an agenda here"? New development in monaghan - plc + Irish secondary + Vec run multi denom primary school. All state of the art. Is actually out of scale with existing development.

    Meanwhile two very well known long established schools in town St. Louis and st. Macartans in need of major upgrades but I'd guess they will be waiting a while

    RCC schools?

    Let them pay for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    I want a secular secondary school to be built by the time my eight old son requires it.

    I also realise a trip to the moon is more probable.
    I'd be surprised if it was built by the time his kids require it - more's the pity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'orebel View Post
    I'd be surprised if it was built by the time his kids require it - more's the pity.


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