The Green Schools will be working on the Biodiversity theme for the next two years. Biodiversity is the huge variety & variation of life that surrounds us, from the
tiniest flower in your garden to the biggest whales in the sea. As part of this flag, we will be studying and improving the biodiversity on our school grounds. Gardening will be part of this. We are looking for parents to be part of our committee who have an interest in this area to help us to achieve our flag and raise the awareness of diversity among our students.
If you would be interested in being part of the Green Schools committee, please speak to Ms Long or Ms. McCarthy.
On Wednesday 09th of May we are going to “Walk on Wednesday” to school (weather permitting).
There will be three meeting points where the ‘buses’ will leave from.
Point 1: (for children living in Pairc na Habhainn estates, Cois na Crainn or Ballinacurra direction)
The Great Wall Restaurant @ 8.40am
Contact person leading the bus: Maria O’Brien
Point 2: (for children living in Cloyne Meadows and Churchtownsouth direction)
Car park by the Round Tower @8.40am
Contact person leading the bus: Anne Moynihan
Point 3: (for children living in Traonach or Whitegate direction)
Outside Traonach @8.40 am
Contact person leading the bus: Donna Dempsey
Buses will meet at 8.40am and set off at 8.45am to walk to school. Children living closer to the school than the meetup points can join the buses along the way. All welcome – remember to wear your Hi-Viz vest!
Our school will be taking part in The Big Travel Challenge. This is a nationwide competition that we will be running from the 1st – 14th of February. We are looking to increase the amount of people walking or parking ’n striding to school every morning over the two weeks.
During the time we will continue to record how many children walk to school and at the end of the two weeks our results will be sent to Dublin and the winning school will be chosen. Schools will be in with a chance of winning €1,000 and there are four runners- up prizes of €500.
As a parent / guardian, we really appreciate your effort and co-operation for this event. It will be different from the WOW days, there won’t be any meeting points or supervision. Every pupil in the school received a Hi-Viz jacket this year, so visibility en route should not be a problem. Please feel free to walk with your child if needed or inform your child of the safest route to take.
Remember – a little less gas and fumes going into the atmosphere can make a big difference. Plus, we also get a little fresh morning air which is excellent for our health.
Good luck St. Colman’s.
The Green School committee is currently working to get our Travel flag. We have been invited to part take in the “The Travel Challenge” in February where we have to increase one mode of getting to school. We are currently doing a walk-ability
survey on Cloyne to try to start Walking buses to school but this will not be ready by February. Therefore we are asking everyone who drives to
This means we are asking that everyone parks, no closer than the car park by Motherway’s shop if approaching from that side or Traonach if approaching from that side, and walks the rest of the way to school.
This will be from Monday February 13th – Wednesday February 22nd inclusive.