St. Vincents Primary School

St Vincent’s Primary School are proud to participate in the Green Schools programme. This programme was established by An Taisce to promote environmental awareness amongst primary and secondary school students throughout Ireland and to encourage them to actively participate in environmental issues. 



Our Green School Committee is working hard to promote green school initiatives in our school. The team is student-led with the assistance of Ms Byrne. It is made up of students from 2nd to 6th class. 

To date St Vincent’s have successfully achieved 3 green flags. We have flags for;

  1. Litter and Waste

  2. Energy

  3. Water


We are currently working on our 4th flag – Travel


To achieve this flag, we first identified our priority. We conducted a survey and found out that 89% of students walk to school. We conducted a Walkability Survey with our Travel Officer from An Taisce, Lisa O Grady,  to identify how to make it safer to walk to school.

This year we have organised : 

  • A talk by our Lollipop Lady  Margaret on crossing the road safely

  • A Road Safety Poster Competition

  • A Road safety Talk by the RSA (Road Safety Association) to all classes from 1st – 6t


  • We are not forgetting our other Green School Initiatives and continue to promote Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. We had a whole school anti-litter campaign last year and hope to have another successful one this year. We try to reduce our energy consumption by using energy saving lighting, turning off computers and closing doors when the heating is on.