Green School

2016 – 2017

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal

This 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.

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


June 2016 – 5th Green Flag

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After all our hard work in Cloonakilla we were presented with our 5th Green flag for Biodiversity.  We had litter pickers, we made bird boxes with some support from parents,  we had many WOW days and we attracted mini beasts to our school with bug hotels ! The seniors planted a wonderful vegetable patch with has lettuce, potatoes and scallions !

We had a wonderful day of celebration  when the parents were entertained by a presentation demonstrating the work involved in the Green School Programme. We proudly raised our 5th Green Flag – and the pupils were treated to an icecream !