A big THANK YOU to our hard-working caretaker Ged Gallagher who has been taking such good care of the school while we have been closed. As well as freshening up the paintwork, and polishing the floors, he has found time to upgrade our Bug Hotel !
We look forward to welcoming many guests to our new accommodation.
As you know, we have six birdboxes on the school's north facing wall (ie the one facing Rosmore) and two of these boxes have cameras installed so we can observe any activity. We hope some day to attract swifts, which are becoming endangered in Ireland, but are happy when any species decides to make their home there.
On a rare trip to the school to check post today, I spotted that one of the birdboxes is now home to some chicks...
We were delighted to receive this letter today from An Taisce...
Dear Green-Schools Coordinator,
I am delighted to inform you that your application for the renewal of your Green Flag has been successful. The team at Green-Schools were very impressed with your application, congratulations! Please pass on all our thanks to all the hard-working members of your Green-Schools committees, and everyone in the school.
As we mentioned last month, Noeline Haylett will be shipping backpacks and school bags to Ghana after Christmas, so we are asking parents to donate old or spare school bags they may have so that we can donate to Noeline and her great work with school children in Africa.
PLEASE DROP YOUR BAGS IN TO THE SCHOOL ON
THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER
and leave them at the front of the school hall.
At the end of that day, we will deliver the bags...