Cappawhite N.S. is proud to announce that it has achieved Digital School status. The Digital Schools Award is an initiative that recognises excellence in a school’s approach to the integration of ICT in learning and teaching. This award aims to build on the excellent progress already made by schools in ICT integration and to encourage them to strive for further progression and improvement. Currently, only two schools in Co. Tipperary have achieved this much-coveted award.
In Cappawhite N.S. Information Technology is an important part of the curriculum from Junior Infants to 6th class. The school’s computer room, which has 12 computers, hosts daily computer classes. Each classroom has an inter-active white board and pupils readily use the Internet for research and study purposes. Pupils’ work is also actively promoted on the school’s website, www.cappawhitens.ie.
Cappawhite N.S. students have also excelled in environmental conservation, achieving three Green Flags for litter, energy awareness and water conservation from An Taisce.The school’s third green flag was proudly raised by local County Councillor, Mary Hourigan in June this year. As part of the Green Flag programme, students compost all their food peelings, deposit their recyclable waste in separate bins in the classroom and are running a water conservation project in the school, collecting rainwater in collection barrels that is used for arts and science classes. Currently, work is in progress for the Fourth green flag, based on the travel theme.
Cappawhite N.S. has a very welcoming policy towards the parents of its pupils. Parents Association members run the Parent and Toddler Group, assist with school sports and other extra-curricular activities and do much needed fundraising for the school. As part of this fundraising, the next organised event will be “Santa Ponsa or Bust “ show, as seen on the Dragon’s Den. This show will be held in the Excel, Tipperary on Saturday October 22nd. All proceeds will be in aid of school funds.