Three of our existing prefabs dating from 2000 were damaged on Wednesday September 19th, due to the adverse weather conditions associated with Storm Ali.
We are currently undertaking repair work in collaboration with our insurance providers and roofing contractor. Two classes and two special education resource rooms were evacuated due to the damage sustained. We have had to split classes up and distribute pupils to already overcrowded classes and Special Education teachers have had to work from the staff room and corridors.
As we approach another autumn and winter in inadequate accommodation and with unforeseeable weather conditions we are urging immediate action by the Department of Education on our permanent extension.
At present, the Department are waiting the completion of a report by the technical team so that the project can proceed to Architectural Planning. We are hoping that our major building project could be fast tracked, due to the number and age of our current temporary prefab accommodation.
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