School Mhuire celebrates 30th anniversary
A LARGE gathering of the local community took place in Scoil Mhuire recently as the school celebrated 30 years since it first opened its doors. Teachers, parents, former members of staff and members of the community at large were present to celebrate the landmark and it was a great evening according to Principal Pat Goff.
'The school is a real success story,' he said. 'Since it opened thirty years ago, we've doubled in size, we've been hugely lucky to get rid of all our prefab buildings, we have one of the most modern buildings in Ireland at the moment and of course we have wonderful and dedicated staff.'
With all this to celebrate, the children of the school gave performances and people were able to take a look around to see just how much the school has come along since it first opened. Among the former members of staff to return to the school, was author Eoin Colfer who addressed the children for the first time as Laureate n nOg. Also present was Mayor George Lawlor who presented the school with a tri-colour given to him by the Mayor of Waterford, where the tri-colour was first flown.
Scoil Mhuire now looks forward to a bright future and hopefully it can grow even further in the next 30 years. 'I suppose we are looking forward,' said Pat.