Green Flag Ceremony – Raising our Green Flag

We were delighted to learn that we had received our sixth Green Flag! Ms Morris, Mrs Buckley and two representatives of our Committee went to the Awards Ceremony in Cork to collect our new Green Flag. We look forward to raising this flag soon.

Following our Sixth Class Graduation on June 21st 2023 – we raised our Green Flag.

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Green Schools

We were delighted to learn that Knockainey NS has been awarded their sixth Green Flag! We were awarded this flag as a result of our work on the theme Global Citizenship Litter and Waste.

Our committee worked so hard on this theme for the last two years and we want to thank all of the students, staff, parents and wider community for the ongoing support we received with all of our initiatives. This would not have been possible without the many Picker Pals, Spring Cleans, Walk-on-Wednesdays, wildflower gardens and various school activities. We really appreciate all of your help and support.

We look forward to collecting our sixth Green Flag!

Kind regards,

The Green Schools Committee.

Irish Water Competition

Dear parent/guardian,

We hope you are all well.

Green Schools are running a national Irish Water Competition. The theme for the competition was ‘Local Water Actions for Global Change’. Our Committee decided to run a school competition first with two winning entries chosen from each participating classroom to be entered at national level.

The posters created by every child was amazing and the standard was very high. We had a tough job judging the winners!

A massive congratulations to Russell Enright, Isla Foley, Oisín Lunn, Páidí O’Leary, Sally O’Brien, Ruth O’Connell, Jane Egan and Eliza Terrén Hogan! Their posters have been entered into the next stage of the competition. Maith sibhse!

Thank you all again for your continued support,

The Green Schools Committee.

Green Schools Inspection

Yesterday we had our Green School’s Inspection. This took place via Zoom where our Green School’s Committee had the opportunity to let our inspector know about all of the amazing Green School’s initiatives we are running in the school. We are so proud of all of our committee members who did an amazing job representing our school. Well done!

We are looking forward to hearing about hopefully receiving the Green School’s Award for the above flag in the not too distant future.

We will keep you all informed.

Kind regards,

The Green Schools Committee

Green Schools

It is with great pleasure that we announce our success in receiving our fifth Green Schools flag, the Biodiversity flag. We were thrilled to tune into the online ceremony today to celebrate this award. We all here are committed to maintain our green schools habits in order to make a better future.

An Taisce commended the boys and girls of Knockainey National School and their dedication to the Green Schools initiative over the last 10 years.

We wish to thank Mrs. Davern, Mrs. Conway and the green schools committee for all the hard work and dedication that made getting this flag a reality.

Green – Schools

It is with great pleasure that we announce our success in our application for our fifth Green Schools flag, the Biodiversity flag. We received this flag via post today, however the official award ceremony will not take place until September of the new school year 2021/22.

An Taisce commended the boys and girls of Knockainey National School and their dedication to the Green Schools initiative over the last 10 years.

It is acknowledged that our application was submitted well in advance of the end of June deadline and it was of a very high standard.

Cathy Baxter, Green Schools Manager stated that the work that we are doing, which was evident through our application and on our website, is truly

Many thanks to all for your continued support.
Le Meas,

The Green School Committee.

Biodiversity Week 2020

For the months of April and May, students in the younger rooms – Juniors to Second have been patiently observing the magical process of metamorphosis unfold before their very eyes.

Mr.Cleary, Mrs.Conway and Ms. Morris welcomed five new additions into their classroom in the form of five hungry caterpillars.

These caterpillars grew significantly over the course of ten days, at which point
they began to form their chrysalises and begin the metamorphosis process. The children anxiously waited for two weeks for butterflies to emerge and were very lucky to witness this magical process unfold, with some even been caught on camera. This was an amazing experience for both the pupils and staff. During National Biodiversity Week, we set our 15 Painted Ladies free.

Many thanks to all the children involved for keeping a close eye on the caterpillars and keeping us all update on their progress.

Well done to all and many thanks for your continued support,
The Green School Committee.

Green Flag – Biodiversity. Meet our new classmates!!!

Today we welcomed 15 tiny caterpillars into the younger classrooms. We look forward to watching these caterpillars grow over the next couple of weeks and watching the metamorphosis process unfold.

This will be a great experience for the children to witness. Stay tuned!!!

The Bug Hotel sign arrived today. I think you will all agree that it looks amazing. Well done to the winning entry of the create a Bug Hotel sign competition.

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