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Green Schools Success

We did it again! The children of Killusty School clocked up their third Green Flag in Spring 2024 - Water Conservation and Sanitation. We are delighted with our achievement.  

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Fire Safety at Killusty N.S.

On Wednesday May 7th 2024 a Fire Safety Officer visited Killusty School to promote Fire Safety Practices.  The lesson was delivered through a user-friendly video followed by a Q and A session. The children were a captive audience and learned some important Fire Safety messages.

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All children in Killusty N.S. participated with pride in the local Community Games Art and Hand Writing Competitions in March. Many medals made their way to Killusty to the delight of the children.  Next round - here we come!

Community Games 2023

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Community Games 2024

Children in Killusty School participated in the First Round of the Art and Hand Writing Community Games in March. Wonderful pieces were entered by all and to much delight many medals made their way out to Killusty School.

Green Schools 2024

As part of our Green Schools work on Water, children in Killusty School entered the Water for Peace A3 poster competition.
We have also been busy litter picking

Apple Trees

A big thank you to Fethard Tidy Towns who visited our school recently to plant three Apple trees on our grounds. The children saw from start to finish how an apple tree is planted and learned valuable tips along the way.  

Green Schools World Earth Day 

        April 22nd - World Earth Day - The Earth is in our Hands.
As part of our commitment to our Green Schools theme - Water - Children in Killusty School engaged in environmental based activities to mark the importance of this day. Children in the Junior Room reconstructed an oil spill in water and explored the challenges of cleaning up such a catastrophe. They also completed a whole-class Acrostic poem based on Water and an art presentation with an important message. Children in the Senior Room created very colourful agamographs and looked at ways of reducing our carbon footprint. . 

World Water Day 2023

On March 22nd 2023 Killusty School celebrated World Water Day. We completed a WALK FOR WATER activity which we incorporated into our Green Schools work for our Water Flag and also our Active Schools Flag work. On that day we also remembered the people around the world without any access to clean drinking water. 

Green Schools 2023

We are currently working towards our Third Green Flag - Water.
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The Big Dig 

Children in Killusty N.S. enjoyed an Archaeology Day with the School of Irish Archaeology on Monday, February 13th. The children excavated for treasure and made coins the Viking way!

 

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JEP Treats

The senior room children enjoyed a special delivery of chips from the proceeds of their Junior Entrepreneur project, which capped off a very successful programme.

Tipperary Community Games Finals 

Children enjoyed great success at the highly competitive County Tipperary Commmunity games finals in Thurles on Saturday the 18th June. Gus O'Flynn came 3rd in the Boys Under 8s Art competition winning the bronze medal. Imogen Coen competing in the Girls Under 10 Art, also came in 3rd place and won the bronze medal. Aaron Feery partcipating in the Boys Under 12 handwriting, finished in 2nd place and won the silver medal. Congratulations to our medal winners and all who took part and represented Fethard/Killusty with pride.
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Incredible Edibles

We were delighted to receive our Certificate for completing the Incredible Edible programme run by Agri Aware. We were even more delighted to find out we were awarded the gold school award for all our efforts.  

Visit From Fire Fighters

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On Monday 13th of June a member from the local Fire Brigade visited Killusty N.S. and gave a talk to all the children about Fire Safety at home and in school. Children benefited by learning very worthwhile fire-safety messages and protocols. 

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An Taisce Spring Clean 2022

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All children participated in the An Taisce Spring Clean in April 2022

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Migratory Birds

Children in the Senior Room in Killusty N.S. collaborated with the local Community on environmental education. They participated in a bio-diversity project - Migrating Birds in our local area. The children drew pictures and created stories about migrating birds. 


They embraced the opportunity to think about Biodiversity and observe our visiting nature from other parts of the world.

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Green Schools
We did it again!

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Killusty N.S.  is a proud participant of the Green-schools programme. The aim of the programme is to make environmental awareness and action, part of the life and ethos of the school.​

In 2021 we built on the success of our First Green Flag for Litter and Waste and were proudly awarded our second green flag for Energy and Global Citizenship.  Check out our Project Focus below.

We are conserving energy as best we can by turning off our lights and computers when not in use. Our main area of focus was researching the fashion industry and identifying ways of how we can be more sustainable with our fashion choices. 

The clothing & textile industry is the second largest contributor to global pollution. The process of making textiles is both energy-demanding and pollutant-intensive, involving huge amounts of water, energy, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.

To combat this we can REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE AND REPAIR our clothes!



 

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Our Green Schools Board

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To boot, congratulations to the sixth class who

who won the Energy Competition in the local Library.

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Blue Star Programme

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Congratulations to the The children in the senior room were recently awarded their Blue Star Flag and certificates for their hard work in completing the programme for the school year 2020/2021.

The Blue Star Programme teaches primary school pupils about European cultures and the EU through creative activities and projects which complement the national primary curriculum.

The idea is simple: to foster better understanding and knowledge of Europe and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among Irish primary pupils in a curriculum friendly manner.




 

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The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is a 12-16 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school children. Developed in Ireland, this innovative programme opens the minds of pupils to the joy of entrepreneurship while developing a number of skills including  writing, presentation, drawing, technology, research skills, numeracy, financial, consumer awareness, creative thinking, problem solving, team building and collaboration skills.

During the programme the children taking part propose a number of ideas, with one of these being chosen as a class business.

The programme also has a significant impact on building confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, and an appreciation of individual skills and talents of each child.

Here are some photos from our JEP project in 2019/2020.



 

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