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Welcome to our Green Schools page! 

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Over the years our school has worked very hard towards earning and maintaining the four Green Schools flags that we hold very proudly- LITTER AND WASTE, ENERGY, WATER and TRAVEL.

This year we are aiming to uphold these flags as well as setting our sights on the next flag- BIODIVERSITY.

We would like to thank all the teachers, students and parents alike that have helped along the way and hope that you will continue with us on our Green Schools Journey.

Stay tuned here for Green Schools updates!

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Don’t put batteries in the bin, recycle them for Laura Lynn – SVDP Girls School Launch Battery Collection Campaign today!

Last year, due to our fantastic effort, St. Vincent de Paul Girls School became the overall Dublin prize winner of the WEEE Pledge Initiative for 2016/2017.  We collected 45 full boxes of batteries for WEEE Ireland that time.  Not only was this superb for our planet but we also helped the wonderful Laura Lynn Foundation […]

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Walking Bus Information

5th September, 2018   Dear Parents & Guardians, We would like to get our Walking Buses up and running once again. The Marino Walking Bus started on Monday 3rd Sept and departs every day at 8.40am from the junction of Marino Park and Fairview Avenue. While we have a rota of parents to help (usually […]

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Seashells and Sand….Bull Island Fieldtrip

Recently the Greenschools Committee was invited by Niamh Ní Cholmáin from Dublin City Council Biodiversity Department to participate in an exploration of the Bull Island Biosphere. It was a scorching hot day and perfect conditions to enjoy this amazing place.  We walked over the wooden bridge at Dollymount to eventually meet with Niamh and her […]

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BEE CATCHERS!!!

The Greenschool Committee were SO lucky to have two workshops with Kieran from the Irish Wildlife Trust. Our theme was POLLINATION. Kieran met with us and did a presentation about BEES and pollination. He inspected our school garden to see if we had created enough habitats to promote pollination and to encourage bees. He gave […]

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Raising the flag!

Last Thursday was a very special day in our school as we raised our 5th Green School flag. What an achievement! Rebecca from An Taisce was there and spoke very highly of all the work the girls have done over the last two years. From making bird houses and bird feeders to watering and weeding […]

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Bling your Bike/Scooter/Helmet!

Last Monday we had a lot of funky looking bikes and scooters in the bike shed! The girls put a great effort into ‘blinging up’ their scooters, bikes and helmets. There was a big parade in the school yard where the girls got to show off their bling! Well done to the winners and to […]

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Biodiversity Flag! Our Fifth Green Flag!

We are delighted to announce that we collected our ‘Biodiversity’ flag today from Green-Schools at a ceremony held in Dublin City University. We would like to thank everyone involved. What a fantastic whole-school effort! Well done everyone! Keep an eye out for signs of biodiversity in our garden and around the school grounds.

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Walk to School Week

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the National Walk to School Week. As you can see our Green Schools members were very happy with the results. It was great to see the number of walkers rising while the number of cars were dropping. Even though the week is over we hope […]

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