Green Schools

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Just a quick note to inform you that Scoil Cholmcille SNS is continuing the Green- Schools Flag programme. A Green- Schools flag has already been awarded by An Taisce to the school to promote and acknowledge long- term, whole school action for the environment in litter and waste. It is the school’s aim to reduce the volume of rubbish it currently creates. To achieve this, the following initiatives have been set up in our school:

* A Green Schools Committee has been set up. The committee comprises of pupils from each class. The committee members will perform various duties such as

1. Litter monitors

2. Relaying information that will be discussed at meetings back to other pupils/ classes regarding recycling

3. Informing other pupils of various upcoming environmental competitions and events

4. Energy savers- turning off electrical appliances when not in use

* A Green Schools Noticeboard is on display in the entrance hall. Its purpose is to communicate information on Green-Schools events and initiatives taking place in the school.

* Classroom Recycling Two bins have been placed in each classroom, one rubbish bin and one recycling bin. The children are encouraged to place recyclable waste only in the recycling bin. They are encouraged to bring non- recyclable lunchbox waste home and place in the compost bin.

Yours Sincerely

The Green-Schools Committee