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 …

Check out Shriya, Holly, Tymoteusz and Nicolas’s 1 minute film for the regional finals of the SEAI One Good Idea competition https://youtu.be/YEX0XQ9VT8U

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 …

Three of our pupils today visited D.I.D. Electrical in Tallaght to research washing machines as part of their entry in the SEAI One Good Idea competition. Stephen the manager was very obliging when we contacted him to arrange the visit. Today we visited the store and Alan kindly took the time to explain the different …

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 …

This year Miss Duffy’s 5th class have been learning lots about climate change. We have designed posters and even went on a climate strike. When we returned from our Christmas break, the bushfires in Australia were a hot topic! We researched the devastation that they were causing and were horrified to read that the fires …

Today some of the 5th class pupils from Mr Donnellan and Ms Duffy’s classes were cooking up a storm down in the cookery room with Ms Tighe. We’ll let the pictures tell what they did… Well done to the boys and girls involved in putting the dinner together. Thanks to Ms Sheridan for helping Ms …

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 …