Gabriella and Isabelle from the Green Schools Committee will be going around this week to let classes know that each block in our school will have a battery collection box located in the strongroom. If the boys and girls have used batteries at home that they would like to recycle, they can bring them into …

Last Friday Mr Ward’s 2nd class made bird feeders in the cookery room with Ms Brady from the Green Schools Committee and Evan from 6th class. They used recycled plastic bottles with an opening cut into them for the birds to reach the seeds. First Ms Brady cut up cooking fat, melted it in the …

The use of scrap paper boxes was taking place in some classes in the school but Green Schools Committee thought it would be a good idea to extend this to all classes in the school. Scrap paper is any photocopied sheets that are blank on one side and can be used for drawing pictures, playing …

Scores on the Door

Our green school initiative for recycling was in full swing this month with so many classes across the school getting the top score of ten out of ten for recycling. Thanks to the pupil representatives from the Green Schools committee, Ms. Brady, Ms.Hickey & Ms. Tighe for organising it. Each class will now receive extra …

his morning Gordan and his colleague from Team Hope came to collect the 82 shoeboxes and donations kindly given by pupils, parents and staff. They presented the school with a certificate and extended their thanks to everyone involved, for their hard work and to everyone who donated. This week the Green Schools reps visited most …

Christmas Shoebox Appeal a huge success! 🎄🎁

Today the Green Schools’ Committee we finished all the boxes for the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Our initial goal was to send 18 boxes: one for every class in the school. By the end of school today we had 82 boxes for boys and girls covering the age range 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14 years …

Between now and Thursday, we are collecting donations for the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal. Some of the Green Schools’ committee were busy this afternoon wrapping shoeboxes, making posters, visiting classes to show example items and writing and delivering an announcement over the school intercom. We are looking for items suitable for boys or girls …

St Dominic’s Green Schools Committee are organising a Christmas shoebox collection for Team Hope in our efforts, as global citizens, to support others outside of Ireland. The festive period is a busy, exciting time for many of us so it is fitting to spread the joy with children who are less fortunate. We can only …

Last week was Climate Action week. Some of our classes wrote their own pledges to make a small change to protect our climate. Mr Ward’s second class watched a short informative video with ideas that we could all follow. Then each child chose one idea that they could work on this year. 2nd class writing …

Big Clean Up for National Spring Clean Day

At eleven o’clock yesterday all the classes in St Dominic’s took part in cleaning up rubbish for National Spring Clean Day, which is headed by An Taisce. Bags upon bags of litter were collected by pupils and staff from around the school, outside the school grounds, around the church, Mountain Park and around the community …