Thank you to the members of our 2017-2018 Green School Committee who did such sterling work over the past year in leading our school to achieve our latest Green Flag. One of their final acts was to meet with the Chairpersons of both the Board of Management and the Parents’ Association. At this meeting, they made a presentation on the necessity to reduce our use of single use plastics in our school. We are very grateful to both Mr. Joe McNeil and Mr. Gareth Gallagher for listening to the presentation and for supporting our Green School Committee as we try to reduce our use of plastic.

Thank you too to all the girls from second to sixth class who made fabulous Christmas tree decorations for our annual competition to find the best decoration made by recycling and reusing materials already at home. A winner from each class was selected and our new Green School Committee was tasked with selecting an overall winner. Lucy Kelly from Ms. O’Malley’s sixth class created this wonderful penguin which was chosen to represent our school in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown schools’ competition. Lucy attended the awards ceremony in the Town Hall on the 7th of December and we were all delighted to hear that her penguin won second prize. Congratulations, Lucy!

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Our next Green Flag is on the theme of Global Citizenship: Energy. As a first step, our Green School Committee is monitoring whether or not we are closing our doors and switching off our lights when we go to the yard at breaktimes. They are also busy sharing tips for a Greener Christmas such as using LED lights and reusing materials for wrapping gifts. Finally, please look out for our online nationality survey after Christmas. We are proud of all the nationalities in our school and love to see all the flags on our green school board.

Nollaig Shona agus Ghlas Daoibh