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 Litter and Waste, Energy and Water. We continue to promote the Green School pillars of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We carry out a successful whole-school anti-litter campaign each year in which families volunteer to do a litter-pick in their local area. We continue to focus on reducing our energy consumption by using energy saving lighting, switching off lights and closing doors to retain heat.


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 and A Road safety Talk by the RSA (Road Safety Association) .,