The highly anticipated Recycled Christmas Decoration competition was held last week. Once again there was huge interest and a great amount of entries. The standard was extremely high and all the wonderful decorations were on display for everyone to see. Congratulations to Grace, Lukas, Veste, Augustina, Dion, Scott, Jessica, Alexander and Michael on their winning entries. Their entries have been sent on to represent the school in the SDCC competition where entries are displayed in Tallaght library.
On Friday 21st of June we held a ceremony to mark the raising of our sixth green flag. This was a very proud occasion as our school also won the award for National Global Citizenship litter and Waste school of the year 2019. Newly elected Green Party Councillor Peter Kavanagh attended our ceremony and raised our flag. The whole school celebrated with a garden picnic and disco.
The fifth classes travelled .into the Irish Aid offices in Clonmel Street to participate in a workshop about Global Goals. They enjoyed the interactive stories, singing in Swahili and participating in a drumming session. They stopped off in the Iveagh Gardens for a picnic lunch.
Students from fifth class were given the opportunity to create and design some artwork and crafts for the SEED organic school garden at the Bord Bia Bloom festival held in the Phoenix Park. They were then invited to attend the festival where they received a guided tour of the completed school garden and the festival. This was an amazing opportunity and the children had a fantastic experience. They even managed to bump into President Michael D. Higgins.
Three officers from our Green School Committee and Ms. Conlon attended a ceremony in The Helix, DCU to collect our sixth Green Flag for Global Citizenship Litter and Waste, which we had spent the last two years working to receive. An extra dimension to the Global Citizenship theme had been added this year. The best schools were picked out for a special celebration and we were chosen as Regional Winners for the Dublin Region and a top ten finalist in the National Competition. At the ceremony we were very proud to receive the news that we had been awarded the prestigious title of NATIONAL GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2019. The children were awarded another trophy and a cash prize for the school. A huge congratulations to all the officers, students and teachers on the committee and to all the students, staff and parents in the school on this fantastic achievement. A whole school celebration will take place on flag raising day.
Congratulations to all the participants in the European Week against Racism Art competition. St. Ronan's NS received a huge amount of entries, all of a very high standard. We had a record amount of winning entries and those children attended a special awards ceremony in SDCC where they received their prizes.
The Green School Committee are very busy working towards their Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste Flag. The committee are now collecting raw food waste every Friday to compost in the school wormery. The Clean and Green Team as well as some students from Fifth class have been busy planting new flowers and cleaning up the garden area in the Main School Area. The Committee organised a green day on Friday 1st of February in order to raise funds to go towards the installation of a sensory garden in our School Garden. The total raised was €356.88 . Thanks to all students for their contribution.
Well done to all the people who put in entries to our competition this year. We had 38 different art-works this year and they were wonderful. A big team of judges picked out the following 8 projects which were sent on to the S.D.D.C competition. They will be on display in The County Hall in Tallaght.
Fifi's Christmas Tree, made from recycled bottles
Kuba and Filip's recycled can tree
Ryan Morris's Egg- Box Christmas Tree
Freya and Lacey's Christmas Tree also made from plastic bottles
Channelle's lovely Christmas Wreath
Rebecca Maguire's Angel made from a book
Andrea's Christmas Tree
Denis's plate of cookies.
Here are some links to events we have held over the years: