First day at the new Ravenswell
Ravenswell pupils made their way to their new school last Monday after a long wait.
The school had been closed the previous Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Principal Emer Breen said that everyone is delighted at the move. The building is warm and peaceful, and with excellent facilities.
‘It’s very exciting,’ said Ms Breen. ‘It was a long wait, it would have been nice if it had been earlier.’
Children started the day as normal in their old school, then teachers walked everyone to the new building.
The collection times then went ahead as normal from the new premises. Not before children and teachers had a chance to get used to their new rooms. They had also gone over the previous week to have a look at their new surroundings.
Parents had helped with the move, rolling up their sleeves alongside staff to move furniture and boxes, paint, and help out in many ways.
The entire school body is very excited about the new era ahead.
Ravenswell had been one of the schools affected by the collapse of the developer Salmon, which caused significant delays.
Their neighbours, Coláiste Ráithín, moved in at the start of September.
Doreen McHale acts as lollipop lady as the children walk from the old Ravenswell school to the new one.
The longest serving members of staff: Deirdre Dillon, Paula Dutton (past pupil), Principal Emer Breen, secretary Imelda Keogh and Denise Dutton (past pupil).
Ellie Rose O’Brien and Daisy Devlin wave goodbye to their old school as they walk to the new building on Monday morning.
Ms Keane with Lily O’Brien and Mitchell Dunwoody Byrne in one of the new bright junior infant classrooms.