On Friday 15th June, we held our first Green Flag raising ceremony. It was a very proud day for our school as all the children and staff had worked very hard over the last number of years to get this flag. We were very lucky to have a number of invited guests and parents attend the ceremony. The army band also came to play for us in the hall and they were absolutely fantastic. There was over 30 of them !!! We also had a fantastic cake made to celebrate the occasion.

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Catriona Jones, also attended the ceremony and Catriona raised our flag for us. The Green Team bought her on a tour of our school and showed her our segregated bins and Green Schools Noticeboard. She also spoke to members of the Green Team about the hard work they has done all year. She then gave a lovely speech to the whole school, praising St Aidan’s students and their achievements both in and out of the classroom.

The next green venture is to work toward the flag for “energy awareness“. Keep up the good work everyone !!!

The Green Team

Filed Under (Green Schools) by mfoley3666 on 25-05-2012

On Friday the 19th of May, Ms Foley, Mr Mc Carthy, Caitlin White and Courtney Richards travelled to Croke Park to collect our Green Flag at the National Awards Ceremony. We each got a got a goody bag filled with green goodies!! We also got a certificate that said “Well done St. Aidan’s, You got your first Green Flag” and most importantly we got the Green Flag!!!! Thanks to all the classes and teachers for your help. We will be having a Flag Raising Ceremony in school in the coming weeks.

The Green Team

Filed Under (Green Schools) by mfoley3666 on 20-03-2012

Well done to all classes this week. Fantastic results from the Green Inspection. Ms Free, Ms Collins, Mr Hoban and Mr Rennick’s classes all had full points!!!!

Keep up the good work. The winners of the hamper will be announced before the Easter holidays.

The Green Team

Filed Under (4th, Green Schools) by mfoley3666 on 20-03-2012

The Green Team would like to say a huge well done to JOHN MC ALEER from 4th class who recently won a place in South Dublin County Council’s Anti Litter and Anti Graffiti Calendar 2012.

He was sucessful in getting his entry into the calendar. You can see his winning entry beside the month of April.

Well done John,

The Green Team

Filed Under (Green Schools) by mfoley3666 on 20-03-2012

Last Wednesday, 29th February we had a very special visitor to our school: THE GREEN SCHOOL’S INSPECTOR!!

The Green Team made a fantastic job in making her feel welcome and showing her around the school. She looked at our Green Schools Noticeboard, our classroom bins and asked the Green Team lots of questions. She then visited some classrooms and spoke to some of the children about recycling. Ms Donnellan’s class told her about their classroom ‘dump’which was inspired by a visit from South Dublin County Council.

She said we had made a tremendous effort in trying to get the Green Flag and would be writing us a very good report. We will find out in the next few weeks whether or not we have got the Green Flag.

In the meantime, keep up the good work everyone and keep RECYCLING 🙂

The Green Team

Filed Under (Green Schools) by mfoley3666 on 28-02-2012

Well done on a great last term everyone !!

Miss Foley’s class had the highest scores and got a piece of homework off last week.Well done!!! See the Green School’s noticeboard for results.

This term ( February to April) we have a special hamper to give away to the class who is the GREENEST

The Green Hamper

Keep up the good work 🙂

This weeks scores also also in. Congratulations to the 6th classes who scored very high this week. Keep it up !!

This week's scores

The Green Team

Filed Under (Green Schools) by jmccormick4866 on 17-01-2012

Week beginning 16th January
This weeks scores are in
Everyone has done much better that last week!!

Ms Kelly 4
Mr Rennick 3
Ms Sheekey 4
Mr Hoban 5
Ms Collins 5
Ms Mc Rory 3
Ms Monaghan 3
Ms Foley 5
Ms Donnellan 5
Ms Ni Almhain 5
Ms O Leary 3
Ms Scullion 5
Ms Doran 5
Ms Mc Cormick 5
Ms Maher 5
Ms Free 5

Keep up the good work for next week !!

Filed Under (Green Schools) by mfoley3666 on 20-11-2011

St Aidan’s Senior National School in Tallaght is a proud member of the world wide Green Schools Project. The aim of this global project is to encourage schools to actively reduce their harmful or negative effects on the environment.

The green schools committee of St Aidan’s  is a small committee made up of both teachers and students from all classes.    The main goal of the green schools committee is to achieve the Five Green Flags. The flags represents Litter Awareness, Energy Conservation, Water Usage, Travelling and Social Impacts. They must be obtained in this order. The flags are not just awards for being a clean school but demonstrate that schools are contributing in a positive way to the saving of the environment and reducing polluting effects. This year, 2011, we are aiming to achieve our first Green Flag, which is for Litter Awareness. The pupils and staff have put in a tremendous effort making our school green and we look forward to continuing our progress for the coming year!!