Star Awards – November

Star Awards – November 2019

Congratulations to our Star Award winners for November! 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.


Mrs Heelan’s 5th & 6th class create fantastic cribs in time for Christmas.

The pupils in Mrs Heelan’s classroom have created some excellent cribs at home and this week the other pupils in the school got an opportunity to have a look at them. It was clear that a huge effort went into each crib at home!

The members of local Men’s Shed also called in to view the work.

Board of Management Update

BOM News ~ November 2019

  • HNS recently received news that the late Thomas McCarthy left the school €5000 in his will. Thomas, originally from Cahercorney, attended Herbertstown NS and his grand niece and grand nephew are currently attending. The money has been added to the Playground Enhancement Fund (Pedal to the Peak fundraising etc). We are extremely grateful for this bequest and will ensure it is put to good, long term use. The family have been contacted to express our gratitude.
  • HNS successfully secured extra funding for the classroom extension, increasing the grant to reflect the increase in Building Costs since the original approval and also to allow for circulation areas. The project is currently in the design stage, with a view to sending plans to the Department of Education & Skills for approval early in the new year.
  • The BOM has established a sub committee to lead the design and implementation of enhancements to the school yard and playground areas. Members are currently researching alternative surfaces and securing quotations with a view to finalising plans and proceeding in the new year. 

The new BOM is now in place for the term 01-12-19 50 30-11-2023

Chairperson:                      Mary Jones

Patrons Nominee:           Canon Conor Ryan

Secretary:                           Carmel Heelan

Teacher Nominee:          Margaret Brosnan

Parent Nominee:             Carline Keane

Parent Nominee:             Michael Gleeson

Community Nominee:  Nora Wallace

Community Nominee:  TBC       


On Wednesday the 4th December the girls in 6th Class left for Kilmallock school to play basketball. When we arrived we got on our bibs and then went and played against Mitchelstown. We won that game by 1 basket. After that we went and played Hospital. We won that match by 8 baskets. In the end we won all our matches, we really enjoyed our day.

By Jamie & Méabh

Herbertstown NS pupils take part in South Handball Blitz

6 Herbertstown N.S. players competed in the South Limerick Schools Handball blitz in John the Baptist C.S. on Monday.

Over 40 players in total were present at the event and there were some excellent games played on the ‘One Wall’ courts in Hospital.

We had 2 pupils taking part for the first time, 1 playing in his second blitz for the school and 3 players playing in their third blitz.

2 Herbertstown N.S. pupils met in the U13 B decider and provided a top class game for those who were watching on. Another one of our boys finished runner up in the U11 A competiton.

Well done to all our pupils who once again represented our school with distinction.