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Scoil Mhuire, Caislean Nua, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Green Flag


Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools.

Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and coordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland).

Green-Schools for Everyone

Green-Schools’ mission is to protect planet Earth – our shared home to which we all belong – and we want everyone involved! A Green Schools’ Committee was elected with representatives from each class who work together in order to achieve the Green Flag for our school

Green Schools: Biodiversity

This year, in 2023, we achieved our 5th Green School Flag for Biodiversity.Biodiversity refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. We have nine members on our Green Schools Committee. Ms. Stafford is the Green Schools Co-Ordinator. Three members from 3rd class, Adam Prendergast, Gracie O’Dwyer and Jessie Burke. Three members from 4th class, Lauren Kelly, Oisín Harris and Shay Condon. Two members from 5th class Lucy Hackett and Tiernan Begley and one member from 6th class Callum Hackett. Lucy is our president, Tieranan is our secertary. We have two photographers Shay and Callum. We have three artists Oisín, Gracie and Adam. Lauren and Jessie are our rubbish, water and energy monitors. Two of our SNA’s Roisín Mc Grath and Riona Grant are also part of the green school committee. Dave Hewitt has been coming into us to help us with our school garden. We have a lovely sensory garden with different beds for the different senses such as taste, smell, sight and touch. The Green schools committee meet after school on a Wednesday.

We have achieved our goal of getting our fifth green flag.  We are delighted with all the hard work that the students put in to getting this flag for the school.  Well done to Ms. Stafford and the committee.