The Green Schools Programme is an international environmental
programme designed to teach good habits to children and
parents about the environment. It is a partnership between
An Taisce, the local authority (in our case Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown
Co. Council) and the school.
The driving force of this project is the Green School Committee comprising of pupils elected by
their peers, led by Ms Leigh Morton and Ms Arlyne Kilpatrick. We have children from 3rd - 6th Class on our Green School Committee this year this year however, the whole school community is involved in making sure we are a MEAN GREEN TEAM in Kilternan.
Our most recent accomplishment as a Green School was being awarded the Travel Flag. This is our fourth green flag, having previously succeeded in being rewarded the Litter and Waste Flag, the Energy Flag and the Water Flag!
In 2004 we were awarded our first Green Flag for our efforts in reducing
the amount of rubbish going from the school to the landfill.
The Green Flag is renewed every two years and in 2006 we were awarded our second flag for our efforts to reduce energy usage and wastage within the school.
May 2009 saw our third flag award for water awareness and conservation.
September 2014 sees the beginnings of working on achieving the reward of the Biodiversity Flag. We are so excited to start to work on this theme and are so lucky to go to school in such a wonderful location. We have lots of great ideas and hope to make many more improvements both at home and school to help us achieve this flag!