We are now in our new school Coláiste Clavin since August 2017 on the site adjacent to the primary school. Fr Clavin was parish priest in Longwood during the 1950’s and was instrumental in having a secondary school established in this area. It is fitting therefore that he was honoured by having his name on the school. This building has cost €8 million and can cater for 500 Students.
The building has been designed by Jackie Carroll of McCarthy O’Hora Architects, Portlaoise and is a very modern design with a number of unique architectural features which will fit naturally into the surrounding landscape. The contractors are a very reputable firm called Ganson Engineering based in Balbriggan with considerable experience in school construction.
The design incorporates a two storey building around a central courtyard with a full-size gymnasium and fitness suite. There are three Science laboratories, state of the art Information Technology facilities, a Music room, a Materials Technology Wood room, a Metalwork room, a Design and Communication Graphics room, a Home Economics room, an Art room, a Library, a Meditation room, General Subject rooms and a general purpose canteen area. The building has a spacious social areas for students to communicate and collaborate. The campus has five hard-court areas and a playing pitch. It includes many modern energy conserving features which are in keeping with the current School's Green Policy. A feature of the design is that the hall has a separate entrance and zoning area to facilitate use by groups and organisations in the community.