The school has an active Green Committee and we have recently been awarded our 7th Green Flag by An Taisce. Children all take an active part in “green” duties e.g. litter duty, energy monitoring (turning off lights!), etc. At some stage during the year all students in 1st & 2nd classes attend swimming lessons as part of their PE programme. These lessons take place during the school day. We also have an orchestral studies programme and all children from 1st Class up learn either recorder or violin; flute and clarinet have recently been introduced, and we are hoping to introduce other instruments soon. (Due to Covid restrictions our Orchestra Programme has had to be curtailed) We have a connection with Kevin’s Hurling & Camogie Club and Templeogue Synge Street Football Club and basic hurling and football skills are taught by coaches from the clubs to all classes for a couple of months each year. From time to time extra teachers may be employed on a short-term basis, e.g. a gymnastics expert, a cookery teacher etc. The school is involved in charitable fund-raising activities. We also organise occasional “special days”, e.g., Intercultural Day, Maths Day, etc., in which parents are invited to become involved.