Visit of Minister Mary White to Holy Family BNS

Holy Family BNS Principal Mrs. Wall thanked the Minister, Father Liam , invited guests, Green Schools Committee, Staff, and boys for attending  the presentation of the John Gormley Environmental Award for Schools & Colleges. This award is a great achievement as over 1000 schools and colleges took part in this competition and it is the result of many years work. Holy Family has successfully received three green flags and are pending word on it’s 4th flag. Minister White complimented the lads on having such a fantastic school and doing so much excellent “Green” work. Minister Mary White also gave the boys off homework, which was very well received! It was a lovely visit with singing from the Junior Infants and a very warm welcome from everyone –especially the Green schools committee. The Minister was given a tour of all the wonderful environmental activities such as the vegetable garden, the outdoor classroom, the bird camera, the bug hotel, the bicycle shelter, the recycling facilities, the water collection barrels and the schools two wonderful gardens. It was a great day and everyone was very proud of a fantastic school and Carlow’s very own Minister.

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Míle Buíochas

Holy Family BNS would like to thank following for all they did for the school in the past week. Firstly, there was a fantastic response to the school tidy up which was organised by the Green School’s Committee as part of the National Spring Clean. There was a brilliant turnout after school and fantastic work was done by parents, teachers and pupils in tidying up the school. On Wednesday 5th and 6th class had a very enjoyable day in Tullow taking part in the FAI inter schools soccer competition. In the clash of the top two teams Holy Family were one nil up with five minutes to go. However, Bishop Foley rose to the occasion and scored two great goals to win the tournament. Best of luck to the lads as they represent Carlow in the South Leinster Finals in Arklow.A special word of thanks to Gary Coady FAI development officer who ensured that it was brilliant day for all concerned. Third Class went to New Oak Community Centre where Sustainable Energy Ireland had organised a great large scale board game which the children enjoyed thoroughly. Second Class had a lovely day in the Carlow Library where Carmel Flavahan had organised art lessons and treats for the children. Finally fourth class went to Oakpark Research centre where they learned of the central role it’s weather station in recording Ireland’s weather. Mr John Hogan of Oakpark was just brilliant with the children. Míle Buíochas.

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Photos show 4th class children Holy Family BNS enjoying their trip to historic Oakpark Estate.