4 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

The newly renovated Model School in Monaghan reopened its doors to 137 pupils – including 22 new junior infants – on Monday.

The renovation work, which began in March last year, has resulted in three new classrooms, a general purpose room and a library. The older part of the building has been restored to its original state.

Speaking to The Northern Standard, school principal Linda Mills said that while staff and students were still adjusting to their new surroundings, it was a case of “so far, so good.”

Ms Mills also said that she had received very positive feedback on the renovation and refurbishment work. She added that although there had been major developments on-site, the Model School still remained a five teacher mainstream school and the intake of pupils remained as was.

The renovated school will be officially opened on Friday, 9th October. This is a significant date in the history of the Model School as it opened its doors for the first time 154 years ago on 9th October 1861.

For anybody interested in seeing the school an open day will take place the day after the official opening, Saturday, 10th October from 11am – 3pm.


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