Today our Green Schools Committee went to the Omniplex in Rathmines for the regional finals of the SEAI One Good Idea. Everyone got to watch their 1-minute film and presenting their idea to the judges. Check out their presentation below: Thanks to the Omniplex and SEAI for providing our team and supporters with cinema snack …

Recently two of our pupils, Emma from Mr Fagan’s 6th class and Tymoteusz from Mr Donnellan’s 5th class, wrote a letter to Carambola, who are our lunch providers and sponsors of our sports teams. In their letter below they asked two questions: 1) Can we reduce the packaging on our school lunches? 2) Where does …

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 …

Energy Audit

During the last week of school in December, four of our Green School committee braved the elements every morning and afternoon to record the meter readings for the electricity and gas. These meter readings tell us how much gas and electricity was used during the school day and after school.Mr Vaughan gave our reps a …

Today all our senior classes from 3rd class up to 6th completed a Kahoot quiz, by The Green Schools Committee to find out how much the pupils knew about Green Schools and a selection of environmental issues. Try yourself on the link below: https://create.kahoot.it/share/st-dominic-s-n-s-green-schools/2ad1a272-cf72-43cb-b7b9-35973c5c36f2 The use of ipads and the app Kahoot was a fun …

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 …