Category Archives: Green School

Last meeting of Green School Committee 2016/17

The Green School’s Committee had their last meeting of 2016-2017. We have all learnt a lot about Global Citizenship. We will continue working hard to be good global citizens next year and hopefully we will gain our next Green Flag. Thank you to all the committee members who worked very hard all year.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal


img_6266 img_6267 img_6268 img_6271 img_6272This year Cloonakilla N.S supported the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal. The families in our school were extremely generous and donated lots of items – on Monday evening we dropped off countless bags and boxes of food and goodies to St Vincent de Paul!!! In the images below you can see the proud Green School Committee members pictured with all of the items that were donated. We decided to support this appeal as we are currently working towards obtaining our 6th Green Schools Flag. The theme for this year is Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste.


Thank you to everybody who contributed to this appeal.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas,

The Green School Committee

Green School Action Plan 2016-2017


September Class elections held – Committee members selected

Environmental Audit Carried Out

Research carried out on nationalities in our school

Individual pupil profiles of students from other countries

Global Awareness Survey carried out in 4th, 5th and 6th

October First Committee meeting held

Bin Police checking bins every Wednesday –   star chart and later prizes for winning classes

Waste Audit Carried Out

Global News displayed on Green Schools Notice Board

Litter Pickers Rota started

November Science week integrated with Green Schools to cover experiments incorporating uses of reusing and recycling
December St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal
January Global Awareness Raising – Each class to do one lesson as part of SPHE on Global Citizenship

Poster Competition: Clean Water and Sanitation

February Compose new school jingle
March World Water Day March 22nd
April WOW Days to start

National Spring Clean

May WOW Days

Projects on countries around the world to be displayed

June WOW Days


Science Week

During science week we learned lots of new things and carried out many experiments. Scientists visited the school and 6th class visited Aran Chemicals to see scientists at work. 4th class visited the AIT to see a science presentation.

We love science.

Science Week: 3rd Class carrying out and experiment to find good insulators.

Science Week: 3rd Class carrying out and experiment to find good insulators.

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Science Week

Science Week


Presentation of 5th Green Flag

  • Presentation of our 5th Green Flag