Update October 2022
Well done to all our committee members for their hard work on the Green Schools initiative.
We have been working hard on raising awareness for water conservation in the school.
Our green schools committee came up with some great water saving tips:
All wash cycles in the washing machine and dishwasher are to use the eco cycle option.
Turn off the tap when washing your hands until you are ready to rinse the soap.
Use water displacers in the toilet cisterns to reduce the amount of water waste from flushing.
Bring in water from home in a reusable water bottle.
We held a sponsored “Walk for Water” in May to raise awareness for the theme and to raise money to buy some water hippos to act as water displacers and placed them in the cisterns.
We put up posters and signs in the classrooms and noticeboards to remind people to be aware of water waste in the classroom.
We conducted a leak check with our caretaker.
We also participated in the “save the bees” programme with Tidy Towns. We planted wildflower seeds in our sensory garden which bloomed beautifully over the summer.
We are going to take part in a local litter pick in October 2022 and March 2023.
We are going do a school battery collection and drop off.
We are going to organise a water themed poster competition.
We are going to organise a senior school kahoot quiz on water.We have our local council committee member Bernadette Moloney coming to visit on November the 21st to assess our work and complete a workshop with our students on all things green!
The students and staff worked tirelessly for the flag, and we intend to continue this good work, starting on the road to our second flag in September 2012.
St. Kieran’s College transition years have formed a strong link with our school, attending every Thursday and participating in sports and the green schools project.