Mount Sion to expand


A NEW €20m build for Mount Sion Secondary School has been announced by Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler.

“The new state-of-the-art school will be future proofed to ensure capacity of up to 500 pupils, with 430 currently enrolled,” Minister Butler said.

“It will also have capacity for four Special Educational Needs classes to support pupils with special educational and complex needs.

educating young people in Waterford since 1802

“The project cost of the new build will be circa €20m and represents a significant milestone for Mount Sion Secondary School. I recently visited the school alongside Minister for Education, Norma Foley, who has now sanctioned the new build for this historic inner-city Waterford school.

“Mount Sion has been educating young people in Waterford since 1802 and was the first Edmund Rice school in the world. Mount Sion proudly holds the title of ‘School of Sanctuary’ with 35 different nationalities attending this historic school, encouraging positive mental health, wellbeing and inclusivity.”


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