The Yellow Flag Programme is a progressive equality and diversity initiative for primary and secondary schools. It promotes and supports an environment for interculturalism, diversity and inclusion. Castaheany Educate Together National School proudly flies a Yellow Flag. We were awarded the flag in 2009 and were one of the first four schools in Ireland to be recognised in this way. The Yellow Flag programme was successfully piloted by the Irish Traveller Movement in four schools, two Primary and two Secondary in the academic year Sept 2008 to June 2009. All four schools were then awarded a Yellow flag which was presented by Minister Mary Hannifin at an awards ceremony in Trinity College Dublin in October 2009, in recognition of their work around diversity and social inclusion. (See www.yellowflag.ie for more details)
We successfully renewed our Yellow Flag last year and continue working hard to be a friendly, welcoming school which promotes inclusion and celebrates diversity. Come into the school and see the monthly displays on our Yellow Flag noticeboard. This will give you a flavour of the wonderful work going on in our classrooms. Tar isteach agus fáilte!