The school has an active Green Committee and we have recently been awarded our 4th 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, 5th and 6th 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. We have a connection with St Kevin’s GAA Club and basic hurling skills are taught by coaches from the club to all classes for a couple of months each year. A volunteer parent teaches French to 6th Class. From time other extra teachers may be employed on a short-term basis, e.g. a gymnastics expert, a cookery teacher etc. We also take part in the National Children’s Choir (4th, 5th and 6th Classes, every second year) and occasionally in other musical events. From time to time 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.