Green Schools

Our mission

To promote awareness within the school of what we can do to improve our school environment and that of the wider community, with particular emphasis on recycling and cutting down on waste.

The Green Schools committee has been up and running for a number of years now and we already have three Green flags. They are the ‘Litter and Waste’ flag, the ‘Energy’ flag and the ‘Water’ flag.

We have just recently been awarded our fourth flag, the ‘Transport’ Flag. The committee has members in every year, first up to sixth years, and six teachers.

We meet every Monday at 1.10 in the Geography room for around half an hour. All are welcome. We have a notice board on the school corridor which contains all new information and projects.

Green Schools - Our Green Flag!

The Green Schools Committee 2014

  • Ayo Arogundade 6L
  • Fiona Deegan 6C
  • Louise Burne 6L
  • Niamh McGrath 6L
  • Caoimhe Dempsey 6N
  • Nicole Wallace 6C
  • Emma Cummins 6C
  • Orla Cryan 6C
  • Ellen O’Connor 6C
  • Kelly Livingston 6N
  • Zoe Byrne 6C
  • Aoife Nolan 5N
  • Kate Doorly 5L
  • Becky Hackett 5L
  • Ciara McKeown 5N
  • Niamh Doyle 5L
  • Lucy Carvill 5N
  • Ellen O’Hagan 5N
  • Cliona Rellis 5L
  • Niamh Plunkett 5N
  • Grace Hickey 5N
  • Grainne Fay 5C
  • Ella Browne 4L
  • Rebecca Maher 4L
  • Chloe Langan 4N
  • Hannah McSweeney 4L

Current Aims

  • To increase the use of the recycling centre and green bins
  • To promote proper use of ‘green buckets’ for disposal of plastic bottles
  • To increase awareness of water usage in the school
  • To reduce water usage in the toilets and other areas
  • To reduce litter/waste in the school
  • To reduce the cost of water and waste bills

Our recycling centre is inside the student entrance

Here you can recycle:

  • Old inkjet cartridges
  • Reading/distance glasses
  • Old bus tickets (with refunds)
  • Mobile phones
  • Stamps
  • Batteries

We have just introduced plastic bottle bins into all the classrooms. The green schools committee will undertake to empty, wash and squash these bottles and put them in the green bins.