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Green Schools

Scoil Naomh Pádraig is proud to be a Green School!

2016 was a fantastic year for Green Schools because we received our 5th Green Flag for Biodiversity in a special ceremony in the Helix, DCU. This flag helped us to learn about the importance of native plants, animals and habitats in our schools grounds. Through lots of work, love and dedication, we now have an organic school garden that has produced mouth-watering strawberries, potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onions…but to name a few! Our garden hosts a range of plants, trees, a log pile and a wildflower patch. We even planted a special tree for Ms McHugh when she retired as principal at the end of June 2017.

Our other flags and mottos are:

  • Litter and waste
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Travel

Our school participates in Walk on Wednesday (WOW) and Cycle on Wednesday (SOW). The classes with the highest amount of walkers and cyclists receive the Golden Boot or the Golden Helmet for their class to display for the week!

The Litter Patrolling, garden maintenance, energy/water conservation and commitment to keeping our school as traffic free as possible, is overseen by our very active Green Schools Committee. Have a look at our Green Schools board in the school hall to keep in touch with any news the committee would like to share.

This year, we are delighted to continue working towards our 6th flag for Global Citizenship Litter and Waste. This theme enables schools to discover how work on Green-Schools has positively influenced our global community. It is focused on raising awareness on how looking after our environment can aid people all over the world, promoting ‘Active Citizenship’ and making an improvement in the litter and waste management in our school.

Green Schools Song

Our Green School is tidy


Our Green School is tidy,

We’re green we’re clean, we’re mighty.

We litter pick all day

So don’t throw your rubbish away.

Don’t throw away your apple core,

Coz that’s what compost bins are for.

Little things like this will keep us Green

Green Schools.

Glas agus Glan is the motto for our song

Coz littering is very, very wrong,

Very wrong!

Save all our energy

Or else we’ll have to pay a fee.

Being green is what we’re for

Wasting energy’s no more

Turn off taps and close all doors

We can all do lots lots more

Little things like this will keep us green

Green Schools!

Water, water everywhere

In SNP, we really care,

We've changed the loos and got new taps,

That's cause we are such clever chaps.

We walk and cycle to our school

Because we are so super cool

Carpooling, park n stride

It fills our school with joy and pride

We've got our fourth Green Flag, Yippee!

It's flying high, how proud are we,

Little things like this will keep us Green

Green Schools!

Scoil Naomh Padraig is the best

We have four flags, let’s get the rest.

Caring for our world are we,

Our school and our community

Michael, Simon, Tiger too

A very, very, big thank you

But don’t forget it’s up to you

We’ve all got lots lots more to do

Little things like this will keep us green

Green Schools!

27 2020
Catholic Schools week
09 2020
Do this in Memory Mass
16 2020
Mass for Confirmation
17 2020
Mid-term Break
08 2020
Do this in Memory Mass
Scoil Naomh Pádraig,
Ballyroan Cresent,
Dublin 16,

01 494 6566

Green School
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