A Board of Management meeting was held on Tuesday, 13th April. The following is the agreed report:
- The Oil Remediation Work is now complete. The oil leak caused considerable damage both inside and outside the school building. The support room and staff room have been refurbished and are back in operation. The contaminated soil has been removed from outside the building and the affected area has been made good.
- Over the lockdown period the Department of Education gave approval for the building work to go to tender. This stage is complete. The Department has now instructed our design team to proceed to the next stage. It is hoped that work will commence before/during the summer months.
- The Board commended the staff, parents and children for their efforts implementing and adhering to the additional Covid 19 safety measures.
- There are a number of ongoing and upcoming initiatives
- Green School – the school is currently in the process of renewing our Green Flag. We will undertake the Global Citizenship Litter and Waste Theme over the coming year.
- Active School – we are applying for our first Active School Flag.
- Junior Entrepreneur Project – children in 6th class will take part in the Junior Entrepreneur Project this year
Today Friday, 19th March, is the Feast of St. Joseph. Pope Francis will announce, through video message, the new status of Knock Shrine as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine during the 7.30 p.m. Mass. This is a very special, unique and historic moment for Knock and you are invited to be part of the occasion by clicking on the link below.
Archbishop Neary will be the celebrant of the Mass and it may be viewed online via the link below. We strongly encourage all families to take part in this historic occasion for our parish.
Mass, Friday, 19th March at 7.30pm: www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live
Triduum to Celebrate ‘Year Of St Joseph’: https://www.knockshrine.ie/triduum-st-joseph/
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