A decision by the Department of Education to provide funding for the refurbishment works at St. Patrick’s NS, Tuam to provide a second ASD classroom unit is most welcome.
The accommodation approved will provide a 70 sq. m. classroom, a 12 sq. m. withdrawal space and universal access toilet. The design is currently being progressed and it is hoped that the works will be carried out very shortly. The case for a second ASD classroom has been demonstrated by the number of applicants for a place in the school and I compliment the Principal Padraig Bermingham, school staff, Board of Management and parents in pursuing these facilities.
This unit is in addition to the previous unit which was established last year and is a very welcome and necessary addition to the education facilities being provided by St. Patrick’s NS.