This is a fourteen teacher multi-denominational primary school on Greendale Ave, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5. It is one of 35 multi-denominational schools currently in operation in Ireland. North Bay received their first Green Flag in 2004 for their work on litter & waste and successfully renewed their flag in 2006 for their work on energy.
The committee consists of 8 students from 3rd to 6th class (2 from each class), the principal, 2 teachers, school secretary, caretaker, and 2 parent representatives. The student committee members were elected onto committee and rotate annually. The committee meets two to three times per term. Each committee member has a class that he/she is responsible for keeping informed of Green-Schools issues and so ensuring that "the Green-Schools message is kept alive" in the whole school community.
The committee works in cooperation with the School Council, which comprises 8 students from 3rd to 6th class. Both groups have joined forces to make some changes to the school by ordering environmentally friendly stationary for the school shop. Members of the council take turns at being shopkeepers.
With regard to energy conservation and awareness, North Bay is doing the following:
Class "click teams" ensure lights are turned off when not required.
Adjust radiators if temperature is too high.
Take part in Energy Awareness Week.
Turn off computers at the end of day.
North Bay have continued their work on the litter & waste theme. In the school year 2003/04, the school achieved a 50% reduction in its waste going to landfill. They have set more goals to reduce further their waste going to landfill. There main goals to be achieved before the end of the school year 2005/06 are to reduce waste going to landfill to just non-recyclable materials, and making compost from food waste and to use it in the school garden.