St. Colman’s National School received its first European Green Flag award from An Taisce on May 21st 2012. This coveted award was presented to the school in recognition of its work in promoting recycling and waste management. A school committee was established under the guidance of Ms. Rachel de Brit the Green Schools Coordinator. It consists of school staff and pupils from all school classes. The committee worked together to formulate a plan to reduce the amount of waste produced in the school and to promote recycling. Regular monitoring takes place in each class to make sure that the action plan continues to work throughout the school. The results of the monitoring are on display within the school.