Three years after the Jewish school in Rathgar, Dublin was destroyed by fire a new facility opens offering education facilities to a range of ages.
Stratford College on Zion Road brings together three separate strands of education including Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary Schools. Children from the age of three can now be catered for all the way up until Leaving Certificate.
In 1980, the old secondary school on the same site was burnt down by vandals and has now been replaced by a new building.
Minister for Education Gemma Hussey joined teachers, parents and pupils for the official opening of the new building.
A milestone for the history of education in Ireland for the Jewish community.
The new building includes a chemistry lab and computer room, and a library.
Chief Rabbi David Rosen explains the school's importance in providing the Jewish community with their own cultural and religious needs. Stratford College also welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 April 1983. The reporter is Alan McCullough.