Meet Our Green School Committee
Climate Action Week
Green School Surveys
Thank you to all of the school community who took part in our surveys. Please find the results underneath. Well done to all on keeping up their hard work in relation to recycling and reducing waste. We are aiming to be more globally aware and aware of our role as Global Citizens. Special thank you to 5th class who presented the findings so beautifully.
The pupils take part in the litter pick up rota to keep St. Joseph’s as clean and green as possible! See 4th class hard at work using the litter pickers and other safety equipment during their month in charge of litter checks.
Third class have been learning about caring for our environment through Dr. Seuss’ story “The Lorax”. As the book states “Unless someone like you, cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better its not”.
Fifth class have been busy researching different countries and cultures around the world. They have been learning about the differences and similarities between these countries. They focused on countries represented in our school community.
Christmas shoe box appeal
The Christmas Shoe Box appeal has been running in St Joseph’s NS for many years. Parents, teachers and children have all worked to decorate and fill the shoeboxes. Sally Daly our local organiser, has as always, been on hand to encourage and educate us on the project. In total St Joseph’s has provided 125 shoe boxes for Christmas 2017. Well done to everyone involved.
Collections for the Missions
The school contributes to the Cork and Ross Mission in Peru. The funds we raise here are used to help provide access to after-school education for poor families who cannot afford it. Sr Immaculata Murphy runs an after-school club for children whose parents are working, where they are fed and can complete their homework. Our contribution allows the poorest children to attend this club.
We also collect batteries for recycling with WEEE Ireland.