Green School

Green School is an international programme promoting responsible behaviour towards the environment.

St Mary’s has been awarded 6 Environment Green Flags for its efforts to recycle waste and save on energy, water and transport.

We have just been awarded our 6th Green Flag for Biodiversity Awareness among our students. The school also encourages the boys to recycle, conserve electricity and water, and walk, cycle or use public transport in order to get to and from school.

We have a very active ‘Green School Committee’ made up of pupils and teachers. We have a small school garden in which pupils grow organic vegetables which can be harvested and eaten by themselves!

This year, we are delighted to have been awarded a Neighbourhood Community Garden Award from Dublin City Council. At a recent Regional Award ceremony in the Mansion House, where we were represented by a group of boys from St. Mary’s girls from St. Brigid’s,  accompanied by Ms. Irwin and Ms Gaire, we were highly commended for our Halloween Garden, and received €350 towards our Fundraising campaign.


After a very successful harvest of our organic vegetables, various classes produced wonderful dishes with our crop….onions, garlic, celery, herbs, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, etc

Winter planting  includes garlic, winter greens, and bulbs.