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Green Flag Celebrations '08

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There were great celebrations in Scoil Iosa on Friday 16 of May, as the school celebrated the achievement of receiving their third Green Flag.
The theme of the programme (run by An Taisce) for the third flag, was water, and also to revisit the previous two themes covered – Recycling & Waste Management and Energy.
A great number of parents, dignitaries and the local community turned up to join in the school’s celebrations, along with local Parish Priest Fr. Joe Caulfield and Bishop Brendan Kelly. A very special welcome was given to the children of the local pre-school who enjoyed the day with us, and also to the Green School Committee of Holy Family N.S. Tubbercurry.
Visitors to the school were welcomed by the school band, who played a medley of tunes. They were then treated to an amazing outdoor dramatic performance, by 5 and 6 class, who explained the importance of water conservation in a fun and interesting way. The play was written by the children themselves, under the guidance of Mrs. Margaret Nyland and there are definitely a few budding actors in the making.
Bishop Brendan Kelly then raised the flag along with the School’s Green Flag Committee.
A big thank you to the parents, who finished off the day by providing refreshments to all.
A great day was had by everyone.


We were delighted to welcome Bishop Brendan Kelly, on his first visit to the school. Bishop Brendan Kelly visited each of the classrooms and spoke to all of the children. He kindly presented each of the First Holy Communion class with a certificate.
Bishop Brendan Kelly then watched the children’s performances outside and he commended them on all of their hard work.
He finally raised the Green Flag along with the School’s Green Flag committee, teacher Mr. Michael Bracken and principal Mrs. Marian Maloney.
We were very grateful that Bishop Brendan Kelly could be with us on our very special day.

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