With the countdown now on to Friday, the excitement is truly palpable. Up until now,details of shimmering costumes, shiny tights, glitzy shoes celebrity stylists and best spray tans have been shared in hushed tones among the guys and gals. Partners have been abandoned -or swopped! Moves have been perfected to the nth degree. Leg warmers have been finally discarded so we’re all set for the event of the year – our very own Strictly Blackrock!
Among the stars of the show are staff members Mrs. Moore, Ms. Foley and Mrs. Haugh. All their effort and your support will be for the benefit of our pupils in the year ahead. So hurry up and get those tickets , which are available from the secretary’s office.
Proud Sporting Achievement
Comhairdeas to 6th class pupil, Hugh Collins, All-Ireland Champion in the 60m hurdles U14. Hugh, a member of Leevale A.C., also came 3rd in the long jump in the recent meet which took place in Nenagh.
A very promising athlete from his early days in Beaumont, he won County Champion, representing the school at Lúthchleasa Bunscoileanna Chorcaí in Páirc Uí Chaoimh some years back. He, along with all our athletes, was coached by Deputy Principal, Mr. Buckley, no mean athlete himself, in his day!
Green Schools 2016
Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools,is an international environmental education programme, environmental managementsystem and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.
Our Green Schools Committee
Our school’s involvement in the Green Schools programme began in the Spring of 2012. A committee was established, consisting of two pupils from Second Class upwards,plus some teaching staff. We immediately began work on achieving our goal….attaining a Green Flag for ‘Litter and Waste’ management!
Our starting point was to conduct a Litter Audit of the school and grounds and aWaste Audit on the content of our bins! From there we were able to draw up an Action Plan to tackle the issue of litter and waste in our school.
Since its formation, the Green Schools Committee has met regularly to implement our Litter and Waste Action Plan. The following is a list of some of the actions we have taken…
- Litter Wardens nominated in each class
- Assemblies about waste/recycling
- Poster Competition to raise awareness about litter
- School Green Code for Litter and Waste devised
- Spring Clean-ups
- Package Free Lunch Days
- Recycling Art Competition
It was a lot of hard work on the part of all involved, but we were delighted to be awarded a Green Flag in Spring 2014!
Each class has two Litter Wardens. Their role is to monitor litter in the classroom and ensure that classroom bins are used correctly by all.
Package Free Lunch Days
Pupils are asked to exclude any unnecessary packaging from their lunches (e.g. using plastic, tinfoil, cling film, paper etc.) and opt for re-usable containers instead.
This exercise highlights how, with a bit of effort, we can reduce the amount of waste produced in the school in the space of one day!
Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Green Schools Committee took up the challenge of applying for a second Green Flag under the theme of ‘Energy’! Work began in September 2014, with the Committee meeting to conduct an Environmental Review to identify the school’s environmental impact in relation to energy. An Action Plan was drawn up to reduce our energy consumption. The following is a list of some of the activities carried out by the Committee in relation to theEnergy theme…
- Energy Monitors nominated in each class
- Appliance Audit
- Lighting Audit
- School Green Code for Energy devised
- Energy Awareness Slogans
- Low Energy Day