Green Fingers in the Making

As part of our Health and Well-being initiative, Killusty School is appreciating the value of connecting with nature as a way of improving our overall health and well-being. The children are enjoying many gardening activities such as vegetable planting, creating colourful window boxes and even weeding!.  

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Incredible Edibles

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With Health and Well-Being in mind the children in Killusty N.S. are participating in the Incredible Edible Projects. Check out some of the activities that the children have been completing.

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​Killusty National School is delighted to have achieved Health Promoting Schools status in June 2019 in recognition of the work that has been carried out in the school  over the previous two years.

"A Health Promoting School can be characterised as a school constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working".

The aims of a Health Promoting School include: 

  • Promoting the health and well-being of pupils

  • Enhancing the learning outcomes of pupils

  • Upholding social justice and equity

  • Providing a safe and supportive environment

  • Involving pupil participation and empowerment

  • Linking health and education issues and systems

  • Addressing the health and well-being issues of school staff

  • Collaborating with parents/guardians and the wider community

  • Integrating health into the schools’ ongoing activities, curriculum and assessment standards

  • Setting realistic goals built on accurate data and sound evidence

  • Seeking continuous improvement through ongoing monitoring and evaluation