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Green Schools Global Citizenship: Marine Environment

Here in Pope John Paul II NS we are busy working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment Theme. Keep an eye here for updates on the wide variety of workshops, projects and initiatives the children are participating in as we work towards our 8th Green Flag Award!

And the Green Code winners are......

Congratulations to Naoise, Dearbhla and Robyn, whose entries were combined to give us our wonderful new Green Code! Well done girls! 

The Green Code - Winner to be announced soon!

Explorers Marine Fact or Fiction Webinar January 2022

In January , some of our classes participated in a live online Webinar as part of the Explorers Education Programme. The children listened to stories and marine based facts and had to predict if they were fact or fiction! We had great fun using Slido to record our answers. We learned lots about jellyfish , sharks and seaweed! 

Room 19's Seakeeper's Project Artwork

Life in Our Oceans Workshop

As part of the Explorer's Marine Project, Ms Costello's and Ms McDaid's class took part in the 'Taking Care of Our Oceans' virtual workshop which was facilitated by Marine Dimensions. During the first session, which was hosted by Mona, the children learned about and explored litter in our oceans, in particular the devastating effect of plastic pollution. Then then completed projects which they presented to Mona during the follow-up session. These are just a sample of some of the amazing work both classes completed!

Our Green Schools Committee!

Green Schools Global Citizenship - Energy

Taking Care of Our Oceans Workshop & Projects

Feet First Friday! smiley


A huge number of children walked/cycled/scooted to school today and the best class at each year level was awarded the 'Golden Boot' trophy! Well done to all, especially Room 4, Room 8, Room 17, Room 24 and Room 25 who won the awards for November! 

ICHH Christmas 2018 Shoebox Appeal

Our Green Code!

Green Schools Global Citizenship - Litter & Waste

This is the winner of our Green Code competition. She is in Ms. Forman's 4th class. Congratulations to her and well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the Green Schools competition!

Ms. Hannon's class created posters to show that we are all global citizens!

Ms. Forman's class created these beautiful pieces to show what being a global citizen means to them!

Some of the children ready to present their projects on Fairtrade!

Researching Fairtrade on iPads during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Mr. Rixon's class learned about how Fairtrade helps farmers around the world. They then wrote fictional interviews with these farmers to show how much Fairtrade has helped them!

Fairtrade goodies available at the annual Parent's Council bake sale 2017.

Fairtrade coffee morning in the staff room.

Some of the classes made posters to show the children in an orphanage in Belarus that 'We are your friends in Ireland.' One of the teachers on the Green School's committee visited this orphanage during February midterm and the children were delighted by the pictures the children in PJP created especially for them.

Ms. Marron's class have been learning how to say "I Love You" in languages all around the world for Valentines Day!

Some of the children have been learning all about Japan!

In November and December of 2016, we worked with our local church, Sacred Heart Church Seabury, and organised a collection for the homeless within our classrooms. We were delighted to be able to collect so many items and help others within our community.

Check out our Fairtrade stand at the Parent's Council annual bake sale!

Global Goals

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In September 2015, our world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development that would see an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030 if completed.
One of our classes put this beautiful performance together to share and promote these goals within our school community.