NJS Green Schools

Friday, March 13, 2015

 NJS a Model School !
How proud we were today as NJS was chosen by An Taisce as the "model school" for how to achieve the Green Schools Flag for water. 
Our pupils were invited to the Viking Hotel to present their work to other schools in the City and County who are currently working on the "Water" theme.
This invitation came about at the recommendation of Ella Ryan - Conservation and Environmental Officer at Waterford City Council And also Darragh Deevers who recently visited our school for the Stride to School Day.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

 NJS in the News
A picture taken from the local papers

Friday, March 6, 2015

Ireland ranks below Germany, England in children's mobility study

Children in Ireland have less freedom than children in countries such as Germany, England, France and Finland when it comes to travelling to school and moving about in their communities.
The finding comes in a new study ranking children's independent mobility in Ireland at 12th out of 16 countries. 


Spot the Cuckoo in the Nest

A selection of pictures from our
 Park and Stride Days!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Water theme Fashion Show

5th and 6th class organised a water themed fashion show. All the costumes had to have a water them and they all had to be made from recycled materials.

The rest of the school were invited to the fashion show and we all had great fun.

Clean Up Crew

Here are members of our clean up crew ready for work

Our new Water Butt

The Green School Committee held a Siopa Glas to buy and sell all pre loved books and toys. With the money we raised, we bought a water butt to collect rain water which can be used to water plants in our garden instead of using tap water.

Local Beach visit

Here are photos from our visit to Tramore Beac for a beach clean up. Sdaly the weather was not too good so we went and learned all about sealife.

NJS wins Environmental Award

Newtown Junior School recently won the environmental award for being the Tidiest School in Waterford.

Below is the Green School Committee with the award.