Green Schools

Friday 24th May 2019

School Grounds Clean Up

This term, we have decided to do some work on our school grounds.

First, we looked at the front of the school. The children in the Junior and Senior Room weeded the area. The children in 3rd to 6th class placed their ‘Bee Barn’ here and planted some wild flowers near it.

Next we are working on the school garden. The children in the Senior Room have weeded the space, painted the fence and the back wall. The children in the Middle Room are going to finish the wall and paint the raised beds.

We look forward to sharing the end results!

Thursday 19th June, 2014

Today was a very special day at St. Columba’s N.S. as we raised our fifth green flag. The pupils read prayers and spoke about some of the highlights of our work over the last few years on the theme of ‘Biodiversity.’ We were delighted to welcome Mr. Caldbeck to raise our green flag. Many thanks to Mr. Caldbeck for all his help and support over the years. It was a very proud day for us all. Thank you to the staff, pupils and Green Schools Committee on their wonderful achievement. Many thanks to the Board of Management and parents for their continued support. We look forward to beginning work on our sixth theme of ‘Global Citizenship.’

Wednesday, 21st May, 2014

Today was a very special day for the Green Schools Committee. Representatives of the Committee attended a ceremony in Kilkenny to collect our fifth Green Flag under the theme of Biodiversity. It was a very proud day for our school. We are looking forward to raising our flag over the coming weeks. Many thanks to all the pupils and staff on their wonderful work over the past number of years.

We are very proud of our green school.  We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded our fifth green flag on the theme of Biodiversity. Many thanks to the wonderful and dedicated work of our Green School Committee. Thanks also to the staff and pupils on their continued hard work over the previous number of years. We will continue to promote and improve the biodiversity in our school. Biodiversity is defined as the variation of living organisms from all sources and the habitats of which they are part of. Our Green School Committee continue to develop and promote our work under the first four themes. These themes are ‘Litter & Waste,’ ‘Energy,’ ‘Water’ and ‘Travel’.


Our School Garden & Vegetable Plot

We are very proud of our school garden. The pupils and teachers have transformed the school garden into a bright, relaxing and creative area for the pupils to enjoy. The garden walls were painted by 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils in bright colours using the theme of biodiversity as inspiration. Over the past number of years, the pupils have planted a wide variety of bulbs. A vegetable plot has been recently added to our school garden. The pupils plant vegetable seeds and take responsibility for watering the vegetables. We look forward to watching the vegetables grow over the coming weeks. The pupils have also painted stones in bright colours and placed them around the garden path to brighten up the garden. Thank you to the staff and pupils on their continued hard work. The garden has become a favourite break time place to relax. The pupils are captivated by the biodiversity in our garden. All our hard work has fostered a love of nature in our school.

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