Green School Committee Report
This year the school has two Green School Committees as there has been huge interest among students. Each committee is working on separate campaigns and have some great ideas for the year ahead. The committee members are listed below.
1st, 5th, and 6th years: Megan Johnston, Eve Robinson, Caoimhe Kelly, Ella O’Hanlon, Megan White, Muirinn Carty, Sadhbh Dee, Nadine Goodison, Hannah Devereux, Brianne Kidd, Sadhbh Quinn, Rachel Burke, Saoirse O’Connor, Chloe Fortune and Roisin O’Reilly.
4th years: Ciara Murphy, Shonagh McCourt, Ailbhe Cleary, Avril Rochford, Eimear Halpin, Eabha Crosbie, Meenakshy Bino, Isobel English, Rachel Goff, Meenakshy Bino, Kaelah Farrell, Ella McGuire, Sarah Kate Ennis, Anoushka Nolan, Dobroslawa Staszewska, Amelia Harpur, Ciara Keegan, Taralee Doyle, Somer Penwell, Rebecka Nagel, Laura Doyle.
The Green School noticeboard is currently being updated with some helpful information, such as which sustainable social media influencers to follow, how to reduce your use of single use plastic, how to be sustainable during COVID19 and definitions for commonly used terms relating to the climate emergency.
- The School Planning Group now meets every Tuesday morning at 08.25. At present, the group is reviewing policy on the use by students of mobile phones in school. An agreed draft policy will be circulated to stakeholders in the coming fortnight with the Board of Management due to finalise policy at its next meeting on 7 December.
- The Academic Council meets monthly and is currently finalising arrangements for a virtual Academic Awards Ceremony on 17 December. 16 students who each received 550 CAO points in Leaving Cert. 2020 will be presented with prizes.
- M. Jordan has set up an Inclusion Committee in school to ensure that students have a forum to express their thoughts on important issues to do with inclusion all year round rather than just during awareness weeks such as Multicultural Week and Inclusion Week. This year, Multicultural Week will run from 22 to 26 February and there will be an Inclusion Week in May also. This committee will help with the organisation of these weeks but will also meet to discuss any other relevant issues about inclusion that may arise in school life. The committee aims to work towards a broader sense of inclusion in school.
- The attention of all members of the school community is once again drawn to the Child Protection tab on our website where full details of our safeguarding statement, risk assessment and DLP may be viewed.
- Due to Covid-19 preventive measures, a wide range of school activities cannot happen at the present time, most particularly in the areas of sport and trips away. We acknowledge the disappointment that this causes to so many students and teachers. As hopes for safe and effective vaccines increase, we may now see a return to normal school activities in the not too distant future. In the meantime, let us all do what we must to ensure everyone’s safety to the greatest extent possible.
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