Official Opening of Temple Carrig School

Oct 09, 2016

The first Church of Ireland secondary school in the voluntary model to be established since the foundation of the State, Temple Carrig School in Greystones, was officially opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Friday 7th October 2016.   The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, dedicated the building in the presence of almost 400 students, their principal Alan Cox, their teachers, government ministers, local TDs and public representatives and members of the construction team including our Director Brian Kavanagh.  GARLAND provided civil and structural engineering services for the successful delivery of this project. 

Temple Carrig School Opening

While it is under Church of Ireland management, Temple Carrig School provides education for the whole community in the Greystones and Delgany area. This makes the school unique in an Irish context in that while it is run by a minority faith, just 20 percent of the students are from a Church of Ireland background.

Temple Carrig was established in 2012 following the awarding of a grant of patronage by the Department of Education. The School took its first intake of pupils in September 2014 in temporary accommodation on the current school site. The school building was completed in December 2015.

The Taoiseach said that the opening of the new school was an important day in everyone’s lives. He stated  “This is a beautiful building, but it’s just a building. It is the pupils, their parents and teachers and the staff that make it an educational facility. All of you will make your mark”.  In the words of US President, Barak Obama, he told the students: “Dream big dreams. To the children of Temple Carrig, you can be what you want to be. You can be the person you see 10 or 20 years out. There is nothing that can hold you back if you believe in what you want.”

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