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 School’s programme is approached and developed over two years. 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 have begun our first year of the Travel flag, (2023-2025). We continue with our themes completed; Water and Litter & Waste throughout which we will also renew when applying for out Travel flag. A new committee was set up in September 2023. We meet on a regular basis to create, discuss and implement our ideas on our new theme Travel along with both Litter & Waste and Water themes. Our committee is looking forward to the year ahead, to keep our school an environmentally friendly green school. Pupil Committee Members: C. Larkin, L. Burke, C. Moriarty, C. Kennedy, D. Duggan, A. O’Dwyer, R. Bracken, B. McCormack, H. McCarthy, J. Delaney, A. Dunne, J. Moore, S. Flemming, W. Briody, F. Cummins. Staff Committee Members: Ms. Cummins, Ms. S.O’Brien, C. O’Dwyer, C. Keyes, J. Joy.
Work as a team to keep Scoil Chormaic clean!
2021-2023 WATER We will encourage, educate and practice reducing our water usage. While we work on our water theme, we will also be continuing on our works of reducing, re-using and recycling our litter and waste. Green School Board Our Green School board keeps our school community updated throughout the year.
Our Water Green School Code winner is James Daly in Ms. O’Doherty’s class. All pupils were invited to enter and the committee voted on the winner. This will be our code for the next two years. Well done James!
EVENTS DIARY
February 2022 SEAI Water Workshop: The workshop was directly linked to the curricula and was a great way to inform and involve pupils in ways to save water, bring about awareness and help our school to achieve the Green Flag award. The workshop involved inquiry-based learning through experiments, videos, games and talks.
March 2022 We held our Save Blue, Live Green competition to spread awareness and knowledge on ways to conserve water. Each entry was a class video of their chosen topic. All the entries were saved on our Google shared drive which allowed each class to access all videos, therefore creating the maximum of water conservation ideas to all. The entries were highly innovative, fostered creativeness and an enjoyment of learning. 1st Place: Ms Mulcahy’s class. 2nd Place: Mr. Bales’ class. 3rd Place: Mr. Shields.
June 2022 Mr. Browne’s class up-cycled (re-used) many materials to create amazing useful items that we need around the house. For example, flower pots, tool box, candle holders. Well done to all!
September 2022 Our litter picking continues in Scoil Chormaic. A rota has been set up for classes to participate. The rota is for the 2022-2023 school year.
Scoil Chormaic’s Green School Action Day was held on the 23rd February. Each committee member created their stall under the theme of water or litter and waste. At the exhibition in the hall, each committee member showcased their project to raise awareness and knowledge. We asked each pupil and staff for a donation to Trócaire which will go to people who are suffering from drought or in need of clean water. Our school is hoping to achieve our water flag this year. Check our compilation video we have made of the day.
Action Day of 2022/2023 We carried out our second Action Day of 2022/2023 in May. It was a great success and between the two Action Days, we raised €539.55 for Trócaire. This will go to families who do not have access to clean water. The Green School committee have worked very hard throughout this school year. We are delighted to receive our second Green School flag for Scoil Chormaic.
November 2023 WEEE want your used batteries to recycle. Recycling batteries can contribute to our school’s sustainable development goals to prevent climate change and help contribute to the circular economy by giving batteries a new life. We hope to fill 10 boxes by March 2024 to be in with a chance to win a €2000 sports equipment voucher for our school! Please send in your used batteries any day, week or month.
JANUARY 2024
Green School Travel Action Day March 2024
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 have begun our first year of the Travel flag, (2023-2025). We continue with our themes completed; Water and Litter & Waste throughout which we will also renew when applying for out Travel flag. A new committee was set up in September 2023. We meet on a regular basis to create, discuss and implement our ideas on our new theme Travel along with both Litter & Waste and Water themes. Our committee is looking forward to the year ahead, to keep our school an environmentally friendly green school. Pupil Committee Members: C. Larkin, L. Burke, C. Moriarty, C. Kennedy, D. Duggan, A. O’Dwyer, R. Bracken, B. McCormack, H. McCarthy, J. Delaney, A. Dunne, J. Moore, S. Flemming, W. Briody, F. Cummins. Staff Committee Members: Ms. Cummins, Ms. S.O’Brien, C. O’Dwyer, C. Keyes, J. Joy. Our Green School board informs our pupils of our current work and updates. 2021-2023 WATER We will encourage, educate and practice reducing our water usage. While we work on our water theme, we will also be continuing on our works of reducing, re-using and recycling our litter and waste. Green School Board Our Green School board keeps our school community updated throughout the year. Home Community Remember we recycle batteries. Please send in any batteries that you have at any time throughout the school year. Recycled School Benches Our new school benches are made from recycled plastic.
Work as a team to keep Scoil Chormaic clean!
Our Water Green School Code winner is James Daly in Ms. O’Doherty’s class. All pupils were invited to enter and the committee voted on the winner. This will be our code for the next two years. Well done James!
EVENTS DIARY
Scoil Chormaic’s Green School Action Day was held on the 23rd February. Each committee member created their stall under the theme of water or litter and waste. At the exhibition in the hall, each committee member showcased their project to raise awareness and knowledge. We asked each pupil and staff for a donation to Trócaire which will go to people who are suffering from drought or in need of clean water. Our school is hoping to achieve our water flag this year. Check our compilation video we have made of the day.
Action Day of 2022/2023 We carried out our second Action Day of 2022/2023 in May. It was a great success and between the two Action Days, we raised €539.55 for Trócaire. This will go to families who do not have access to clean water. The Green School committee have worked very hard throughout this school year. We are delighted to receive our second Green School flag for Scoil Chormaic.
November 2023 WEEE want your used batteries to recycle. Recycling batteries can contribute to our school’s sustainable development goals to prevent climate change and help contribute to the circular economy by giving batteries a new life. We hope to fill 10 boxes by March 2024 to be in with a chance to win a €2000 sports equipment voucher for our school! Please send in your used batteries any day, week or month.
JANUARY 2024
Green School Travel Action Day March 2024