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  • Introducing our new Green Schools Committee 2017-2018

The new committee has been elected and they are looking forward to maintaining green practices in the school this year.

  • Bio- Diversity Project 2017 and meeting Prince Albert of Monoco.


  • Green Flag

Congratulations to the Green Schools Committee on achieving the Green Flag for Biodiversity. Mrs O' Reilly and Ms. McManus, along with two representatives from the Green Committee, went along to collect the Green Flag in City North Hotel today. Thank you to everyone who helped us get this latest flag. It was a team effort.

  • School Garden March 2017

  • Green Schools Noticeboard

  • 4th Class trip to beach and Boyne Estuary

  • Design a Scarecrow Competition Winners.

Latest Addition to our school garden- November 2016

  • Introducing our new Green School Committee 2016-2017

Second Class:    Alicia
Third Class:      Caoimhe
Fourth Class:    Alannah
Fifth Class:       Siobhán
Sixth Class:      Abbie


School Garden Diary
September 2016
Our school garden pictured early one Autumn morning.

  • Walk on Wednesdays(W.O.W)

W.O.W has re-commenced on Wednesdays. Meeting points as usual.Blackhill Crescent and Castle Glen at 8.50am. Parents/Guardians are asked to volunteer as supervisors.Teachers will be in attendance.


Top Tips for Safety


  • Always be bright and be seen.

  • Always stay on pavements or footpaths.

  • Always use pedestrian crossings or lollipop wardens.

  • Always be responsible near roads.

  • Always remember the Safe Cross Code.

  • Always take care when crossing cycle lanes.


  • Always wear the correct high vis clothing.

  • Always wear a helmet that fits.

  • Always check the brakes and wheels.

  • Always use cycle lanes where possible.

  • Always use lights in poor light and visibility.

  • Always use a bike that suits your size.

  • Never use an ipod, walkman or mobile phone when cycling.

Travelling by car

  • Always wear a seatbelt.

  • Always use a booster seat if needed.

  • Never distract the drivers attention.

  • Never open doors while car is moving.

  • Always get out of the car with caution and never on the side where traffic is passing.

School Garden Diary

Beginnings of our school garden (May 2015):
The group arrived  bright and early at 8.30am and quickly got down to work on the Outdoor classroom. The space was measured out and then the real work began. We dug and removed the layer of grass and wheelbarrowed the loads down to the bottom of the 'garden'. Then it was raked removing the next layer of soil along with any stones found. Then a load of gravel arrived and this was raked evenly to provide floor space for 'classroom'. Extra gravel was used to provide a meandering pathway through the trees planted earlier this year.
We then started work on assembling the raised beds. We then lined the sides and bottom with plastic and covered with soil removed earlier.  
See below gallery for photos

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