Ardaíonn an t-Aire Oideachais agus Scileanna ár dTriú Brat Glas

Ar an Aoine, an 28ú Samhain, bhí searmanas ag Coiste na Scoile Ghlasa GCL chun an triú brat do Chaomhnú Uisce a chéiliúradh agus a ardú. Thosaigh an tsearmanas amach le ceol álainn ó Eibhlín Halpin (Bl 5) fad is a thóg daoine a gcathaoireacha. Chuir cathaoirleach an Choiste Glas David Sheehan (Bl 5) fáilte roimh gach éinne agus chuir sé na cainteoirí ar fad in iúl do gach duine. Ina dhiaidh sin bhí óráid againn ó Evan Sheehan (Bl 3), baill don choiste glas a labhair faoin dá bhliain atá caite aige ar an gcoiste agus na dualgaisí a bhí aige agus na postanna a bhain an coiste amach chomh maith leis na gníomhaíochtaí a d’eagraigh siad chun an brat seo a bhaint fháil. Bhí óráid inspioráideach againn ansin ón Aire Jan O’Sullivan agus labhair an Príomhoide chomh maith. Bhronn Gráinne bronntanas bheag uirthi ag deireadh an searmanas. Sheinn an club traid ceol álainn ag deireadh an tsearmanas agus ina ndiaidh chuaigh an coiste agus an t-Aire suas go dtí an ceathrú úrlár chun an brat glas a árdú. Bhreathnaigh na daltaí agus na múinteoirí suas ón mbunúrlár agus thug siad bualadh bos mór nuair a bhí an brat á ardú. Bhí atmaisféar iontach ann. Bhí soláistí curtha ar fáil ina dhiaidh. Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghábháil leis an gcoiste as an tréan oibre atá déanta chun an brat seo a bhaint amach agus as na daltaí agus múinteoirí ar fad as a gcuid tacaíochta leis an dtéama uisce.


Minister for Education and Skills Raises our Third Green Flag

On Friday 28th of November the Green Schools Committee raised their third Green Flag for Water Conservation. This flag raising ceremony was held to celebrate the hard work and success of the Green Schools Committee and the whole school community over the last two years, as we worked towards achieving our third green flag. Students, teachers, parents, representatives of the Schools Board of Management, Parents Council and members of Limerick City Council and An Taisce all attended the ceremony.

Eibhlín Halpin (5th year student) played beautifully on the keyboard while guests took their seats. David Sheehan (Chairperson of the Green Schools Committee) welcomed everyone to the ceremoney. Evan Sheehan (3rd Year) spoke to the audience about the hard and continued work of the committee over the last two years in achieving this flag. GCL’s trad group closed the ceremony with some beautifully played energetic music.

Our Principal, Donncha Ó Treasaigh praised the students on their efforts to educate their fellow students on preserving the environment. Minister Jan O Sullivan gave an inspirational speech. She praised the students for their passion and wished us all the success as we continue to work towards our fourth green flag.

The Green Schools Committee, our Principal, Donncha Ó Treasaigh and the Minister then made their way to the fourth floor of the school building to raise the flag. Students and teachers applauded from the ground floor as they watched the flag being raised. It now fly’s proudly alongside our two other green flags, high above the city.  Refreshments were provided after the ceremony.