As part of World Autism Awareness month, we were so proud today to officially open our new classroom ‘Seoda’.
Rihanna, James, Kevin, Jeremiah, Aaron and Lauren were the undoubted stars of the ceremony as they were piped to their state of the art new classroom, by their teacher Mr. Roche with SNA’s Aisling, Sinéad, Biddy and secretary Anne.
Ms. Foley warmly welcomed everyone to this momentous day for St. Joseph’s P.S. and our wider community. Inclusivity is at the heart of our school ethos and is embraced by staff and students alike.
Our guest of honour, Mary d’Estelle Roe officially cut the ribbon and declared ‘Seoda’ open!
Mary recently published a book of poetry ‘A Granny’s Journey Through The Pandemic ‘, the proceeds of which are going directly to our own ‘Seoda’ and ‘Cairdeas’ in St. Colmcilles. This book is onsale in the school as well as shops around the town.
Mary penned  ‘The Pieces of My Jigsaw’, a very fitting poem especially for today’s official opening ceremony.
Canon Hayes then blessed the new building to bring proceedings to a close.
We extend our sincere thanks to McHugh Glynn & Associates, Roadmaster, Mr. Roche and Ms. Corrigan for the construction, design and setting-up of our state of the art modular building. And to our kind and compassionate SNA’s, Aisling and Sinéad we extend our warm thanks for the work that you do with our children in Seoda each and every day.
Also, to our Board of Management for their unwavering support and to our principal, Ms. Elaine Foley for planning and coordinating all aspects of the project.