INTO Mini 7s Hurling/Camogie

Our boys and girls teams travelled to Martinstown this week to take part in the South INTO Mini 7s blitzes.

The boys played games against Kilfinane NS and Ballylanders NS and performed very well.

Boys INTO Mini Sevens Hurling 2019

The girls also played Kilfinane NS, as well as Emly NS. The girls have made it through to the South Finals next Tuesday at 10am.

INTO Mini 7s Camogie 2019

Training continues for the girls football team ahead of the County Mini 7s final on April 3rd in Rathkeale.

Girls Football team training ahead of County Final on April 3rd

Children’s Run for Fun

The Great Limerick Run and the Children’s Run for Fun is now only 50 days away!

We are encouraging as many children and parents as possible to get involved in the event as we are currently in the process of renewing our Active School Flag.

An added bonus of involvement in the event is that for every pupil that registers for the Children’s Run for Fun, the school will receive €5.

To help get ready for the run, Herbertstown NS has partnered up with Limerick Sports Partnership and for the next 6 weeks one of their coaches, Rachel, will provide some fun training & activities for the infant classes.

If you are getting involved and taking part, please let us know and we will add your name to our wall which is supporting all this year’s participants!

The Bee Man

A bee man called Benny came to our school to talk to us about bees. He said bees are good for the environment but their population is slowly decreasing. He also brought in a hive to show us, the main parts of a hive are the brood chamber, the stand, the super and the frames. There are three types of bees, the queen and the worker bees who are the females and the males are called drones ,but the drones don’t work. A bee can travel up to 5 km for food. A good queen bee can lay around 2000 eggs a day. In winter bees don’t hibernate, they must fly every 6 weeks. If you happen to own a hive you must put a mouse guard in front of the bottom so mice don’t get in during winter. After winter most of the drones will be evicted from the hive because they barely do anything. When you get a queen bee you must clip her wings so she doesn’t fly away. You would find the queen bee in the queen cell which is located in the brood chamber. Benny said that he feeds his queen bee with something he calls royal jelly. It is important you stay quiet if you are near a hive so you don’t scare the bees away from the hive. About a week after Benny came to our school he sent down tests for us to complete. Erika got the highest score in the test. Tadhg, 6th Class

A bee man called Benny came to our school to tell us about bees. He said that they are actually good for the environment. A female bee is called the worker and the male bees are called drones. When the female bees get cross the male bees will be evicted from the hive. The total distance the bees covered to make a jar of honey is 100KM. To keep mice out over the winter we usually use a mouse guard. The Queen cell is found in the brood chamber. The Queen lays approximately 2000 eggs a day. We know the Queen bee from the rest because she is the biggest and a spot is painted with paint. The gap at the front of the hive is 9mm. The frame of honey in the super is made from timber and wax. Aoibhinn, 5th class.

Photos from Juniors/Seniors

Photos from Seniors/First

Photos from Second & Third

Photos from Fifth & Sixth

Training continues ahead of Mini Sevens

Training is continuing ahead of the INTO Mini Sevens hurling and camogie competitions next week. Hospital/Herbertstown hurler Michael Whelan is providing coaching for rest of the term and it is a great help to the school as it allows our camogie and hurling teams to train side by side.

Our girls mini 7s football team will contest the county final on Wednesday April 3rd in Rathkeale. It will be the second time that the school has played in the county football final, the previous occasion being in 2017. Our girls are back training ahead of what will be a great day for the school.

Girls Football Training at Lunchtime
INTO Mini Sevens- County Finalists 2017

Herbertstown NS secures Second Place in National Awards

The school has been awarded second place in the National Cornmarket Cumann na mBunscol Awards in the Promotion of Gaelic Games and Culture category.

Members of the school staff were at the awards ceremony in Sligo on Friday night where the awards were presented. A video created in the school which highlighted the 2018 fourth class project on hurleys for the RDS Primary Science Fair was entered for consideration and the video received great plaudits on the night. The video was on display for the over 200 guests in attendance.

This morning, the current fifth class who completed the project and starred in the video, were pictured with the award and the one they received at the Fair in January 2018.

Star Awards – February

Congratulations to our Star Award winners for February! One pupil from each classroom was selected by their class teacher and the award winners were presented with certificates at today’s assembly. They were also given a night off homework for their efforts!

An extra award, decided on by Ms O’Dwyer and Mrs. Brosnan, is presented to pupils for a particular act of kindness or to pupils who have completed an exemplary piece of work in school. Well done to the latest recipient of this award.

Third/Fourth Mark Engineer’s Week

Third/Fourth class marked Engineer’s Week and the contribution of engineers to our daily lives with a series of activities.

Each child came up with a design of a machine that would transform their lives. There were a range of inventions from money making machines to dog walking robots and even a machine that would turn spiders & mice into kittens!

Inventions that WILL change the World

A construction activity was a great source of fun during Engineer’s Week. The pupils had to work in small groups to construct a tower using foam blocks. A Minion would be placed on top of the highest block and the height of the tower would then be measured. Pupils needed to use all the blocks and ensure that all the blocks in the construction were connected. Well done to the winning team whose tower rose to 73cm!

There was also an Engineer’s Week colouring competition where the pupils coloured pictures of different types of engineers. Congratulations to the prizewinners!