World Water Day

World Water Day


The school marked World Water Day in a number of different ways. The centrepiece of the day was a ‘Walk for Water’. The object of the walk was to highlight the distances people in certain parts of the world have to walk for water.


Over the previous few weeks, the children had brought in used plastic bottles. These bottles were filled using water from Barry the Barrel. The children then carried the water bottles on their walk around Herbertstown. The Walk was led by our water mascot, Spencer Sponge. Afterwards, the pupils brought their bottles home with them with the aim of using the water to water plants etc.


Below is a gallery of photographs from the day.



Prior to the walk, the junior infants joined forces with the pupils of the senior classroom to take part in a water themed quiz.

Roman Battle Herbertstown Style

The yard in school was turned into the coliseum for one day only last week! 3rd and 4th class designed their own shields and took part in a mock battle just as the Romans would have done. The children became true gladiators decorating their shields, practicing moving with their legions in the turtle formation and attacking the other legions with bean bags. Unfortunately, the rain brought a swift end to the gladiator battle but everyone had lots of fun!


Peace Proms 2017

Peace Proms Limerick 2017


The pupils of Herbertstown NS joined other choirs from the mid west and the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland last night for Peace Proms Limerick 2017.


In a spectacular show, the audience were treated to some classic songs which included Heal the World, You’re the Voice, Best Day of My Life and Ireland’s Call. The orchestra also performed versions of the Star Wars theme and a medley of 90s Dance tracks.


It was a truly memorable night and the children did the school proud.



Spikeball & Camogie

Spring has sprung and our teams are starting to venture out to events once again.


On Monday, pupils from the senior classroom travelled to Limerick to participate in a Spikeball blitz in the Villiers school in Limerick.

On Tuesday, the girls were in camogie action in Martinstown.

Symmetry All Around Us

Third and fourth class have been keeping their maths eyes peeled this week for symmetry. We went on a symmetry hunt around the school and found lots of cool examples of symmetry all around us. Have a look at some of the things we found!