Green School Information Working Together For a Sustainable Future What is ‘The Green Schools’? Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools. The Green-Schools is a student-led programme within a school with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland) and is delivered in our school with the co-operation of Tipperary County Council and Partnerships. Every theme in the ‘Green Schools’ programme is approached and developed over 1-2 years within the school. Themes are linked to many subject areas of the school curriculum. What are The Green Schools themes? The themes are divided into the following: 1. Litter and Waste 2. Water 3. Energy 4. Travel 5. Bio-Diversity 6. Global Citizenship What are the steps to being awarded a Green Schools Flag? The 6 steps are: 1. Forming a Committee of Students. 2. An Environmental Review within the school. 3. Devise an Action Plan to further develop awareness of this theme. 4. Follow the Action Plan, community based. 5. Monitoring Progress within the community. 6. Evaluating all information. Green Schools Flag We are currently in our second year of working towards our first Green School Flag on the theme of ‘Litter and Waste’, (2019-2021). Our committee was set up in October 2019 and they will complete their duties when the Green Flag is achieved. A new committee will then be set up for the next theme. We meet on a regular basis to discuss and implement our ideas to reduce litter and waste in our school. Our committee is looking forward to the year ahead to keep our school an environmentally friendly green school. Pupil Committee Members: Dawn Cuddihy – Ms. Martin Jack Cavanagh – Ms. C. O’Brien Damien Mulhall – Mr. Browne Jack Stokes – Ms. Cullinane Kelan Hyland – Mr Anderson Rhys Minchin – Ms. Barrett Brendan McAndrew – Ms. O’Doherty Johnathan Sweeney – Ms. O’Doherty Paddy Delaney – Mr. Ryan Cian Cooney – Ms. Skehan Patrice Duffy – Mr. Doran Cormac Kennedy – Mr. O’Heney Brandon O’Donnell – Ms. Roche Peter Hislop – Ms. O’Dwyer Rimma O’Meara – Ms. O’Dwyer Staff Committee Members: Ms. Cummins, Mr. Browne, Ms. Hickey, Mr. O’Heney, I. Lonergan, Caretaker Eddie, Mr. Ryan. Our Green School’s Code The Green Code competition was held in January 2020. The entries were to a very high standard showing creativity and meaning. The committee had a hard job to choose the winner. After a lot of deliberation the winner was chosen. Thank you to Ms. O’Dwyer’s class who created our new 2019/2020 Green School Code.
Work as a team to keep Scoil Chormaic clean!
Our Green School board informs our pupils of our current work and updates. Litter-less Campaign 2020-2021 Our litter picking rota for the school is being carried out two days each week. This is all looked after by our committee. A monitoring survey is the first stage of this campaign where the pupils are not only picking up the litter, but recording and weighing the litter that is picked up so that we can see if there is a reduction on litter around our school grounds. December 2020 The Green School Committee and all of the children have done amazing work in decorating our Christmas tree this year. Our decoration theme this year is ‘Recycle and Reuse’. The children made some wonderful decorations from re-used/recycled materials. They did an amazing job!! Well done to everyone. The Winners of the competition are: Clara - Ms Moirs Fionn - Ms. Commins Nazar - Ms. Roche Patrick - Ms. Cummins Peter - Ms. O’Dwyer Thomas - Ms. Campion Ms. Tobin’s class Ms. O’Dwyer’s class Ms. Skehan’s class Ms. Barrett’s class November 2019 2019 has kicked off to a great start! The committee have been working very hard and their dedication to keeping our school green is remarkable. Each pupil carried out an online survey of their own awareness on litter and waste in our school. The results were positive overall but for the minimal percentage of pupils who were not aware of certain information – the committee informed each class using a PowerPoint presentation along with the tallied results of the survey. As each pupil bring their waste home, it is important to make sure that parents are aware of proper waste disposal practices, otherwise the problem is just being displaced and not reduced! We now collect batteries for recycling. If you have any at home, please send in to recycle.
Work as a team to keep Scoil Chormaic clean!
Green School Information Working Together For a Sustainable Future What is ‘The Green Schools’? Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools. The Green-Schools is a student-led programme within a school with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland) and is delivered in our school with the co-operation of Tipperary County Council and Partnerships. Every theme in the ‘Green Schools’ programme is approached and developed over 1-2 years within the school. Themes are linked to many subject areas of the school curriculum. What are The Green Schools themes? The themes are divided into the following: 1. Litter and Waste 2. Water 3. Energy 4. Travel 5. Bio-Diversity 6. Global Citizenship What are the steps to being awarded a Green Schools Flag? The 6 steps are: 1. Forming a Committee of Students. 2. An Environmental Review within the school. 3. Devise an Action Plan to further develop awareness of this theme. 4. Follow the Action Plan, community based. 5. Monitoring Progress within the community. 6. Evaluating all information. Green Schools Flag We are currently in our second year of working towards our first Green School Flag on the theme of ‘Litter and Waste’, (2019-2021). Our committee was set up in October 2019 and they will complete their duties when the Green Flag is achieved. A new committee will then be set up for the next theme. We meet on a regular basis to discuss and implement our ideas to reduce litter and waste in our school. Our committee is looking forward to the year ahead to keep our school an environmentally friendly green school. Pupil Committee Members: Dawn Cuddihy – Ms. Martin Jack Cavanagh – Ms. C. O’Brien Damien Mulhall – Mr. Browne Jack Stokes – Ms. Cullinane Kelan Hyland – Mr Anderson Rhys Minchin – Ms. Barrett Brendan McAndrew – Ms. O’Doherty Johnathan Sweeney – Ms. O’Doherty Paddy Delaney – Mr. Ryan Cian Cooney – Ms. Skehan Patrice Duffy – Mr. Doran Cormac Kennedy – Mr. O’Heney Brandon O’Donnell – Ms. Roche Peter Hislop – Ms. O’Dwyer Rimma O’Meara – Ms. O’Dwyer Staff Committee Members: Ms. Cummins, Mr. Browne, Ms. Hickey, Mr. O’Heney, I. Lonergan, Caretaker Eddie, Mr. Ryan. Our Green School’s Code The Green Code competition was held in January 2020. The entries were to a very high standard showing creativity and meaning. The committee had a hard job to choose the winner. After a lot of deliberation the winner was chosen. Thank you to Ms. O’Dwyer’s class who created our new 2019/2020 Green School Code. Our Green School board informs our pupils of our current work and updates. Litter-less Campaign 2020-2021 Our litter picking rota for the school is being carried out two days each week. This is all looked after by our committee. A monitoring survey is the first stage of this campaign where the pupils are not only picking up the litter, but recording and weighing the litter that is picked up so that we can see if there is a reduction on litter around our school grounds. December 2020 The Green School Committee and all of the children have done amazing work in decorating our Christmas tree this year. Our decoration theme this year is ‘Recycle and Reuse’. The children made some wonderful decorations from re-used/recycled materials. They did an amazing job!! Well done to everyone. The Winners of the competition are: Clara - Ms Moirs Fionn - Ms. Commins Nazar - Ms. Roche Patrick - Ms. Cummins Peter - Ms. O’Dwyer Thomas - Ms. Campion Ms. Tobin’s class Ms. O’Dwyer’s class Ms. Skehan’s class Ms. Barrett’s class November 2019 2019 has kicked off to a great start! The committee have been working very hard and their dedication to keeping our school green is remarkable. Each pupil carried out an online survey of their own awareness on litter and waste in our school. The results were positive overall but for the minimal percentage of pupils who were not aware of certain information – the committee informed each class using a PowerPoint presentation along with the tallied results of the survey. As each pupil bring their waste home, it is important to make sure that parents are aware of proper waste disposal practices, otherwise the problem is just being displaced and not reduced! We now collect batteries for recycling. If you have any at home, please send in to recycle.
Work as a team to keep Scoil Chormaic clean!
Work as a team to keep Scoil Chormaic clean!