Published Tuesday, 11 September 2012
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The announcement came as a special meeting was held by members of the local community to raise funds for the rebuild.
Arvalee Special School was burned down at the end of August, with police believing the blaze was started deliberately - although investigations have so far proved inconclusive.
One concerned parent at Tuesday night's meeting said the school "means everything" to her son.
"It was just totally devastating. He has came on leaps and bounds since he started Arvalee School and we are totally lost without it," she said.
Concerns were raised over the journey the children now have to make to get to their temporary classes.
"I know what it is like myself over the years it is stressful, very very much so," said another parent in attendance.
"We have got to stick in and stick together, no one will put us down or our school because that is our children's lifeline."
Those who turned out at the meeting are determined to ensure everything is done to rebuild the school at the heart of their local community, and John O'Dowd's approval for the rebuild will come as a welcome move.
The Western Education and Library Board has put measures in place to ensure the children could return to classes on Tuesday, but in temporary accommodation.
Two sites are being used - one at Knockavoe in Strabane and one at St Eugene's High School in Castlederg - while the building of a proper replacement school is now set to be fast-tracked.
Helen Brogan, a teacher at Arvalee said it was brilliant to get back to some form of normality for the staff and children.
"We're all out cheering, welcoming them," she said.
"They came straight into the classrooms, they're delighted to be back as well and started to play straight away."
Principal Jonathan Gray says the fire has meant children have missed out on an important start to the term.
"They've missed six days of their education, they've missed six days of their structures, of what they need for everyday," he said.
"That was on the back of already a lengthy summer break, so it was very important for them to get back, to start learning again and start moving forward."