A new start: 65 students enter Greystones Community College for the first time
There was plenty of smiles, relief and a few first day jitters from students and parents as Greystones Community College, the new post primary school, opened its doors for the first time this week.
A total of 65 new first year students arrived at the school gates in impeccable new uniforms as they began their journey into secondary education.
The new multidenominational school under the patronage of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training board is underpinned by the values of excellence in education, care, equality, community and respect.
The school has been established by the Department of Education and Skills to meet the huge demand from local parents for school places and its opening was brought forward by a year to facilitate these students.
The Chief Executive of KWETB, Dr Deirdre Keyes is delighted that Greystones Community College has opened its doors and she welcomes all the new first year students and new staff.
She states that this cohort of students and staff will pave the way for the school, will forever be part of the school’s history and will leave a positive, lasting impact on the school’s future.
She confirms that the school is in great hands under the principalship of Mr Ruairi Farrell who already has played an extraordinary role in the school set-up.