KILCOLGAN Educate Together National School unveiled its new website this week. The school, which opened in September 2008, launched the new website (www.kilcolganetns.com), which promises greater input from pupils and teachers alike, according to principal Anna Eagleton.
“With the rapid growth of our school, it is becoming increasingly important to have a wide-reaching and easily accessible and easily manageable platform to keep our parent body and community up to date.
“A school website is, for many, the first contact they will have with a school and our hope is that any visitors to our site will enjoy the virtual experience as much as the real one,” said Ms Eagleton, who paid tribute to third-class teacher, Clare Lucey, who designed and built the site.
“The most genuine and sincere thanks are due to Aidan McCarthy and Clare Lucey for developing the new website,” she stated.
When the school first opened, there were just 20 children and two teachers. Now, in the region of 150 children attend the school at its temporary premises at Colgan Court, Kilcolgan. The school is multi-denominational and serves the greater ’south Galway’ area.
According to Ms Eagleton, the new website is designed to be user-friendly and allow senior pupils and teachers to upload and update content regularly.
The website includes a section from the parents’ association and the board of management.