Sinn Féin hold joint meeting on St Colm’s High School Colin
Speaking after a meeting with the Department of Education, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools and St Colm’s High School, Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn said:
“Paul Maskey and I have held a series of meetings over the past two years with Department of Education, CCMS and St Colm’s in support of the long and at times frustrating campaign for a new school for St Colm’s.
“We held a joint meeting in St Colm’s with the school principal Adrian Walsh, Department of Education permanent secretary Derek Baker, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) chief executive Gerard Campbell, Annie Armstrong of the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership and member of the Board of Governors to discuss the need for a new school for Colin.
“Sinn Féin has been campaigning for this over a number of years.
“The Colin area is being transformed by a regeneration process including urban villages, investment in the Twinbrook Link, the Belfast Rapid Transport System and a new transport hub.
“Work is also currently underway on a new state-of-the-art leisure centre and work on a new public park and play park for the Colin area is due to start.
“Central to all of this regeneration is the educational facilities and opportunities available to our young people.
“It’s crucial that CCMS and the Department of Education do everything they can to ensure that a new post primary school in Colin is realised.”