Cross Country Training Up and Running!
All pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes are welcome to participate in cross country training during lunch breaks each Wednesday and Friday. Mr Collins, Ms McCarthy, Ms Judge and Ms Foley are particularly keen to welcome new boys to training. As always, the school will send teams to participate in cross country and track events throughout the year. However, first and foremost, we encourage as many of our pupils as possible to participate in the school's cross country and track activities in order to get fit and have fun!
We look forward to welcoming back our pupils at 8:40 am on Thursday the 29th of August. We extend a particularly warm welcome to our new intake of junior infant pupils and their families. We welcome Mr Dave O'Mahoney back to the teaching staff this term. During the summer break, we reinforced the roof over some parts of our building, installed Promethean smart boards in the senior classrooms and added some play equipment to the junior infant yard area. We hope to have a wonderful year at Star of the Sea!
Green School Flag
We are delighted to announce that Star of the Sea BNS has received its seventh Green School Flag.
The Star of the Sea school community has been working on the theme “Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste” for two years. Assessors from An Taisce visited our school to speak with our Green School Committee and many other pupils about the projects completed for the theme “Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste”. They were impressed by the knowledge and awareness raised in our school about the seventeen Sustainable Development Global Goals. They were also delighted to see that Star of the Sea BNS has maintained momentum on prior projects that support our previous themes. Until this year we had achieved six Green School flags covering the following themes: Litter & Waste; Energy; Water; Transport; Climate Change and Biodiversity.
On the 22nd of May our Green Schools coordinator and Deputy Principal, Ms Finnerty accompanied members of our Green School Committee to a special Green School presentation day in the Helix where they were presented with our 7th green flag.
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The school community are very proud of this achievement. Well done to all involved!