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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Principals chosen for two latest Swords schools, Rivervalley and Broadmeadow

L-R, Mr Adrian P. Flynn, Director of Schools DDLETB; Mr Michael Byrne, Principal Broadmeadow CNS; Ms Anne McArdle, Principal Rivervalley CNS, and Mr Paddy Lavelle, CEO DDLETB
L-R, Mr Adrian P. Flynn, Director of Schools DDLETB; Mr Michael Byrne, Principal Broadmeadow CNS; Ms Anne McArdle, Principal Rivervalley CNS, and Mr Paddy Lavelle, CEO DDLETB

John Manning

Principals have been appointed to the two newest schools in Swords which are set to open in temporary accommodation in September.

Rivervalley Community National School and Broadmeadow Community National School will open in September 2019 and recently Paddy Lavelle, chief executive of schools' patrons, the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Eduction and Training Board (DDLETB) and Adrian P. Flynn, Director of Schools for DDLETB were delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Anne McArdle to the post of Principal in Rivervalley Community National School and Mr Michael Byrne to the post of Principal in Broadmeadow Community National School.

'DDLETB have a strong presence in the Swords Community through our existing post-primary schools Fingal Community College, St. Finian's Community College and Swords Community College. We are grateful to the people of Swords for entrusting the opening of their new primary schools to us. We wish our newly-appointed Principals every success in their roles,' said Paddy Lavelle.

Adrian P. Flynn, is a Swords resident and former Deputy Principal in St. Finian's Community College and went on to say: 'DDLETB provide the administrative support to schools that ensure our schools can concentrate on what really matters to students and their families which is providing the highest quality teaching and learning experiences. I have enjoyed huge support, through my capacity as a teacher and Deputy Principal in Swords, and I know that the community will rally behind Anne and Michael as they begin the process of starting our new schools to serve the needs of the next generation of Swords families.'

Newly-appointed Principal Anne McArdle added: 'I am honoured to take on this very important role in Rivervalley.

'I would like to thank Paddy, Adrian and everyone in DDLETB for the support to date.

'If parents would like more information regarding the opening of Rivervalley Community National School, please contact me via email on rivervalleycns@ddletb.ie.'

Michael Byrne concluded by saying 'I am delighted to be given this opportunity to contribute to the educational provision in Swords through DDLETB.

'I am excited about our new school, to be located off the Rathbeale Road on the same campus as Swords Community College, and I encourage parents to contact me via email on broadmeadowCNS@ddletb.ie about our enrolment and further details about the school.'

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