FAI Schools Futsal

Fourth Class Boys & Girls take part in the FAI School Futsal Programme.


Teams from fourth class participated in a Futsal blitz today in Cappamore. They played games against Scoil Caitríona, Cappamore, Cloverfield NS, Caherline NS & Killinure NS.


Thank you to FAI Development coach Barry McGann for organising today’s blitz.



Heinz Beanz Tokens

Herbertstown NS are collecting tokens from Heinz Beanz packs.


Heinz are running a promotion where schools & clubs can secure playing gear and equipment through collecting coupons. Coupons from Heinz Beanz packs can be dropped into the school and any support will be greatly appreciated!

Third/Fourth Cast Their Votes

The boys & girls in 3rd/4th class vote for Irish President*


3rd & 4th class learned about the Irish Presidential Election this week and had an opportunity to experience what voters will be taking part in on Friday. The pupils learned about how the President will be elected, how the votes are cast & counted and how the winner will be decided.


There was a clear winner following the counting of our votes. We will have to wait and see what the actual election result will be!

Hospital/Herbertstown Present Sliotars/Hurleys to the School

Shane Markham & Pádraig O’Dea from Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na n-óg make presentation of playing gear to the school.


Local coaches Shane Markham & Pádraig O’Dea from Hospital/Herbertstown visited the school on Monday and presented the staff & pupils with hurleys, sliotars and gaelic footballs for the year ahead. Thank you to Hospital/Herbertstown for their cntinued support of Gaelic Games in the school.

Presentation of Cheques to Charities

On Wednesday last we were delighted to present 2 children’s charities with donations, totalling €4000, thanks to the success of our Pedal to the Peak fundraiser.

A presentation of a cheque for €2000 was made to Brendan Ring of Clíona’s Foundation and another €2000 was presented to Sinéad Nolan of CMRF Crumlin.


Thank you once again to everyone who donated so generously and those who supported Pedal to the Peak in any way.



South Finals

Well done to our boys and girls who completed in South Cumann na mBunscol finals this week.


Our teams met two very strong Ballylanders NS sides in Martinstown and unfortunately did not bring home a trophy on this occasion. Our teams deserve huge credit though for the way they played and their supporters and mentors were very proud of them.


In terms of Gaelic Games, attention now turns to hurling where 2019 will see teams participate in indoor hurling, INTO Mini 7s, camogie and 11 a side competitions. Before that, the school’s handballers will be in action in November in the South Primary Schools Handball Blitz.


Our girls will also represent the South division in the county finals of the INTO mini 7s sometime in the spring.


Third/Fourth Class Make Skype Call to Vietnam

Ms Griffin and Third & Fourth class had a very interesting conversation with a teacher in Vietnam during October via Skype.

The children prepared questions for the Irish teacher based in Vietnam ahead of the call. Some of the queries they had were:

  • How is the weather?
  • What animals do you have there that we don’t?
  • What language do they use?
  • How do women dress?
  • How long is the flight there?
  • How do people travel?
  • Have you met many people?

The pupils were given lots of information about Vietnam and some other neighbouring countries and really enjoyed learning about Asia.