Green School News
Six Primary Schools from all over Ireland were chosen to exhibit their Green School work in the RDS at the Green School’s EXPO in February 2016.
Ms. Bernard applied on behalf of St. Paul’s Green School’s Committee (our entry included statistical information from our 'Walk on Wednesdays', information and slideshows from our ‘Waterworld’ dress up Day and much more
WONDERFUL NEWS….WE WERE CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE SIX SCHOOLS !!
Fantastic work by the committee and all the pupils in our school.
Thank You to our Outgoing Committee
As we head towards our Halloween Break, we wish to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing G.S committee for all their hard work and dedication. They have acted as energy, litter and water monitors and really helped to improve waste management both in our school and within the broader school community. They did this through good example, providing information to classmates and parents and ENCOURAGING AN INTEREST IN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL. THE WORLD IS LITERALLY A BETTER PLACE FOR YOUR COMMITTMENT.
OUR NEW COMMITTEE WILL TAKE UP duties after the mid term break.
Meetings are being held for pupils interested in being involved during the week and all prospective members will be given an opportunity to present their views and vision on improving our transport options as a school community.
An Taisce will send a rep also this week to review our current status.
Continued success to all our budding environmentalists who showed huge commitment already this term through involvement in National Tree Day activities.
'Plant a Tree' Day - October 8th
The Tree Council of Ireland supported by Tetra Pak, is delighted to launch Tetra Pak Tree Day themed ‘Be a True Friend of the Environment - Bí dílis don dúlra', which will take place on Thursday, 8 October.
To celebrate Tetra Pak Tree Day classes throughout the school for the next few weeks will be busy planting in recycled Milk Cartons, completing Environmental Crossword Puzzles & activities and much more.......
To kick start the event Ms. Bernard's class will begin planting tomorrow, Oct 8th.
log on to http://www.treeday.ie for more information.
Green School Flags
St. Paul’s National School has been part of the Green School Programme for a number of years resulting in 3 Green Flag awards for our school.
These flags are a culmination of hard work by our dedicated Green School Committee under the guidance of Ms. Margaret Bernard, our Green School’s Co-ordinator.
This year we are now focusing on our 4th Green Flag - TRAVEL
Walk on Wednesday - Green School Update
Our Green School Committee co-ordinated by Ms. Bernard will launch their 'Walk to School' initative again very shortly.
Please take part in our WEEKLY WOW (Walk on Wednesday) and walk to school with your child/children or if old enough allow them to walk with some friends.
Three safe walking routes have been identified and parents are being asked to leave the car at home or ‘PARK AND STRIDE’ from the designated points.
The 3 starting points (all leaving at 8.30am) are 1. Raheen Church 2. Garryowen Rugby Club 3. Huntsfield Roundabout via Stoneyhurst/Lawndale Drive
A REMINDER from the Committee :-)