Our 4th Green Flag and our Active School Flag
This flag was achieved for Green Transport after a lot of hard work by our Green School Committee and school co ordinator Mrs Burns. This is the 4th Green Flag that Mrs Burns has achieved for our school and her work is deeply appreciated by our school community. Thanks to our Green School Committee chaired by Diego Carroll and secretary Kayleigh Gogarty – energy team Cian Gargan, Shannon Farrelly, Eoin Mc Niece, Katie Mc Cabe, Sophia Hearty , Grace Power and Litter and waste Michael Mc Cullagh, Aisling Clarke, Callum Johnston, Abi White, Nikija Maculska and Danny Lynch, Communication Team- Lee Moan, Josh Leahy, Billie Jean Yorke, Megan Clarke, Conor Madden , Paul Cosgrove, Bihn Hanratty Notice Board Jacub Tomzyck and stickers Jade kerley, Anna Proudfoot, Sam Dodd and Lauren Owens. Thanks to all of you who have walked to school and made our WOW days such a success and used our Park and Stride areas. We have enjoyed the Shake and Wake- a great way to get ready for a busy day We hope you continue to walk , along with the health benefits, it also eliminates all the traffic congestion at the entrance to our school entrance . We welcomed Susan Doorley of An Taisce who has been a huge support for our Green School Projects over the last number of years to raise our 4th Green Flag
We have also achieved our 1st Active School Flag this month after a year of work on increasing the range of sports played, expanding our playground area with two new courts, and increasing the participation in playground games. We thanks our active school team Garreth Morris, Lewis Sheenan, Liam Kerrigan. Evan O’ Reilly, Damien Farrell, Dermott Bennett, Lisa Prendeville, Kayleigh Carolan, Kerija Frieman and Georgia Fox for all their work.We had an active School Week at the end of April. You all remember our Skipping Workshop with Mark Mc Cabe , our Yoga workshop with Aislinn Halpenny, Orienteering in Dun A Ri Foest Park Park organised by the scouts who also have a cycle on this Sunday, our Sponsored Walk where our local Fire Service escorted us safely to and from the school to Dun A Ri. Thanks to Sharon at Gym an Rí who provided gym sessions for our senior pupils. Thanks to all the teachers who supported the Active school Project with extra P.E. dancing with GO Noodle, gymnastics, soccer, tag rugby, rounders, swimming, G.A.A and a special thanks to Benny Mc Cormack our G.A.A. coach . Congrat to our Girls GAA team who competed in the Finals of the League last Saturday- a great achievement and thanks to their coach Mrs. Rogers. We also have had huge achievements with our athletics in the Cross Country Championships in November and the relays in May under the guidance of Ms . Carroll The 2nd class under the stewardshop of Ms. Murtagh composed our Active Song anthem which hugely impressed our Green School Inspector. They will sing this song for us today. The Handball club have invested in two fabulous handball walls which we will formally cut the ribbon on at 2 p.m today. Our girls handballers Julia Soadowska Nicole Whelan and Emmalee Morgan were in the Ulster Finals of the Cumann na mBunscol Handball – a great achievement. Next year we hope to have more competing in the handball League. We thank our very special guest today Daniel Hand who was the initial inspiration for our Active School Project. Daniel was with us from September to Christmas where he organised games and extra P.E. lesson for all classes from Juniors to 6th . He also organised the BE ACTIVE after school during the first term. Daniel was here today to raise our 1st Active School Flag!