03 Jul

We had a wonderful afternoon at school on Thursday last celebrating our Seventh Green Flag renewal for Global Citizenship-Energy, our Active School Flag and our Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence.

Green School

This theme helped us discover how Green-Schools work has positively influenced people and environments worldwide while we revised our previous energy theme.

It was a great success. An afternoon of music and song with a few speeches thrown in along the way! Thankfully the weather was very kind to us. At the outset we must say a very special thank you to Ms.Delaney for all her hard work not alone on this renewal but indeed her commitment to the Green School programme over many years. She can be so proud of her hard-working and talented committee and indeed all the students in our school. Each of the children supported and worked so hard on this renewal. Fr Doherty had the honour of raising flag, we are very appreciative of all his support of our school and would like to congratulate and wish Fr John well on the recent Diamond Jubilee of his ordination.

Active Schools

We were thrilled recently to have been awarded Active School Status recognising our physically educated and active school community.Active schools programme has been hugely successful project this year in our school.We are very appreciative of our hard working committee, supporting parents and co-ordinating teachers Mrs Quinn, Ms.Sloyan, Ms.McDonagh and Ms.Durkin. We were also delighted to welcome past pupil Ella Brennan back to our school to raise our Active Flag. Ella is a member of the Mayo Senior Ladies panel preparing for their Connacht Senior Final replay.Ella is a great role model for the children in our school and county. We wish her every success for the Summer ahead!

Finally thank you also to all our wonderful teachers for their continued support as without them days like yesterday would not happen.Thank you also to our Parent Association who provided a lovely treat which everyone certainly enjoyed! We thank all the members sincerely for all their hard work today and throughout the year.

Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence

Huge congrats and thank you to Ms.Ruane and Mr.Clarke who successfully coordinated our Discover Primary Science and Maths Award submission. We received lovely feedback on our whole school efforts to promote STEM throughout our school involving young and old. This is the third year in succession that we have received this award. It is a fantastic initiative having a significant impact in all of our classrooms!