Green School

Raising the Green Flag!

At Sports Day, we had the pleasure of raising our new Biodiversity flag for the first time! We congratulated Ms. McDevitt and the Green School Committee on their hard work and praised how they made the initiative so interactive for all the students. Our green school committee will be rewarded with ice cream and pizza before the school year is out!

Pictured: Diarmuid, Conor, Harry, Erin and Aaron

Christmas recycling competition! 07-12-2018

Well done to all our upcycling artists who won prizes today for the Christmas decoration challenge!

Overall winners: Izaac, Charlotte and Freya!

Imagine, this material could just have been dumped! Now look how beautiful it has become!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Yo! 

What an awesome afternoon with  ! We learned so much about recycling through puppetry, tricks and comedy! Many thanks to Cliona from  for providing this lovely treat!

We learned about landfills, reusing glass bottles and about the excess of paper that is dumped when it could be recycled! We will think twice in future! As we are a green school, we are committed to consciously recycling in our school. 23-11-2018

A visit from our feathered friends!

Today (23-10-2018) was such a fun and memorable day for our students as they got to experience a bird workshop with Colin Travis. We saw owls and hawks and even got to hold them using a special bird glove! Colin was so patient and kind towards our pupils, giving each one enough time to enjoy their experience. One reminded us of Hedwig from Harry Potter!

This experience falls under the SESE umbrella as we investigate the habits and lifestyles of these beautiful birds. It also comes under the Green Flag heading as it is part of biodiversity.

It’s a thumbs up from Cian!

Autumn fun!

We are loving the abundance of crunchy autumn leaves in all their shades of crimson, brown and gold! Children were making ‘leaf angels’ – a warmer, drier version of snow angles!! They also loved making leaf men and throwing leaves at one another!

Summer fun! Our trip to Clones beach!

Check out our gorgeous photos of our school mini field trip to Clones beach. This fulfilled the active aspect of our Biodiversity flag project. Thank you to Ms McDevitt who organised and to Julie Robertson for coming to talk to our school about coastal care.

How lucky are we to have this on our doorstep! Memories are made of this……

Green school flag – news!!

Greenschool Award
It is with great pride and excitement that we can announce that we have got our 5th Green flag!!!!  Yes we have our Biodiversity flag!!  Well done to all involved, especially the committee.  Our garden is flourishing and we have a lot of pictures to take of it during the coming months to prove ourselves to An Taisce.  We also have to keep sending in lots of evidence that we are doing all we have promised to do, so our trip to the beach will have to be documented well.  We will undertake this big adventure in June as the weather is not on our side.
We will be awarded our Green flag in Kilkenny on the 22nd of May along with all the other schools in the southeast.  Two lucky children from the committee will get to go and receive the flag.
I would like to commend Ms. Mc Devitt for all her dedication and to our wonderful student council – well done!!!

At Assembly on Friday, we had a really interesting presentation from our Green School Committee members around the theme of biodiversity. We explored what biodiversity is and looked at different types of habitats.

Our students are now taking part in Spring Watch – students can record first sightings of new life with our green school committee and may even receive a little treat from Ms. Russell!

Thanks to Ms. McDevitt for all her hard work and dedication in the green school initiative. Thanks too to Carmel for maintaining our crocus plants. They have now been arranged into a star shape in memory of the children who were lost in the holocaust. #crocusday

Future plans include the creation of a bug hotel! Watch this space!



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An Taisce Green Flag Award:


As we all know by now Biodiversity is our theme for our upcoming flag renewal.  We have elected a new committee which includes the following people: Katie Kinsella, Jack Kenny, Harry Ryan, Conor Fanning, Aaron Halford, Erin Cunningham, Niall O’Shaughnessy, David Byrne, Carmel, Ms McDevitt and Ms D’Arcy.  They are going to fill us with all the knowledge they are learning about Biodiversity throughout the year.  We have all undertaken a survey with “The Great Plant Hunt” to find out what our knowledge of Biodiversity is and we will retake this survey in June hoping to see a big improvements.  We plan on keeping a small corner of the field for wildlife and possibly have a bug hotel to encourage more wildlife to visit.  When the weather improves in the spring we will take part in another programme called the Eco Rangers which involves us recording things we find on various nature walks.  Any parents that would like to help out with this exciting flag please contact Ms McDevitt.