Since 1983, the school has seen a lot of change, both inside and out. We are now very proud to have some of the best facilities available to any school in the country.
The school grounds have been upgraded considerably since 2010 with the development of an astro-turf pitch and a flat grass play area for field sports. With the removal of the pre-fab, a carpark was developed and an electronic entrance gate was installed.
Not only has the development significantly added to the appearance of our school but we are proud to be able to provide a safe and spacious play area for all our children. Our astro-turf pitch, which was added in 2010, means the children now have a safe and dry surface to play on all year round.
At present, the school grounds consist of:
- All-weather astro turf pitch which can be used all year round
- Flat grass area which can be used for gaelic football, rounders, soccer and athletics
- Play area at front and rear of school
- Carpark for 10 cars including a wheelchair space, accessed by an electronic gate at the front of the school.
The most recent development to the school took place in 2014 when the prefab, which served originally as a classroom, was removed and replaced with a new permanent SEN classroom. This bright and spacious room provides an excellent environment for learning. Further upgrades to the original school building saw the replacement of the 6 single glazed windows with triple glazed windows. This has allowed our school to become more energy efficient thereby reducing our energy costs.
At present, the school building consists of:
- Junior classroom
- Senior classroom
- SEN classroom
- Multi-purpose room
Both the junior and senior room in our school are equipped with SMART Interactive Whiteboards which enhance the learning environment in the classrooms.
Each room has an excellent range of resources and books to stimilate and support teaching and learning.
We take immense pride in our school garden at Carrickleck NS. Since winning the Meath Council Pride of Place Awards in 2007 and 2009, our garden has gone from strength to strength. Each child from Junior Infants to 6th Class gets a great opportunity to take part in the planting, sowing, maintenance and harvesting process. Not only does it allow the children to learn in the ‘outdoor classroom’ but it also gives them an opportunity to develop a love of gardening and the outdoors.