Chess

Well done to our chess team who represented the school at the Ficheall Tournament earlier today in Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff.

The team had been taking time out of their lunch breaks in recent weeks to prepare and really enjoyed the experience in Bruff.

Walk on…Thursday

Bad weather had hampered a few attempts to complete WOW walks in December and earlier in January so we took the opportunity on Thursday to make the most of the lovely day.

It is always a nice experience for the boys and girls and a great way to support our efforts to renew our Active School Flag status.

4th/5th Class Investigate the Impact of Salt on Ice

In this experiment we investigated the impact of salt on ice. We placed ice cubes in a tin can, laid the string on the ice, added salt and after approximately one minute we pulled the string out of the water with all the ice cubes attached.

When salt is sprinkled over the ice, it lowers the ice’s freezing point and causes it to melt. Water around the ice forms and then the string sinks into the ice.

School Shows 2022

Well done to everyone involved in the excellent shows which were performed by Junior & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd class and 3rd class on Tuesday.

Junior and senior infants performed The Sleepy Shepherd, 1st & 2nd class performed Stable Manners and 3rd class performed A Very Mixed Up Christmas. Congratulations to all the boys and girls, all their hard work over the past couple of months was clear to see for everyone who attended the shows.

Sincere thanks to all the parents, guardians and extended school community who supported the production of the shows and helped with the raffle.

Thank you also to the school staff who worked hard on the preparations and in the production of all elements of the matinee and evening shows.

Primary Schools Handball 2022

Sixth pupils from Herbertstown NS competed today in the South Limerick Primary Schools Handball blitz in Hospital.

Each of the sixth players did very well in what was their first game of handball outside of PE lessons in school. Three of the players were medal winners as the school collected a silver medal in the Roinn B girls division and bronze and silver medals in the Roinn B boys division.

All sixth were excellent representatives for the school at the event.

Raffle open to everyone for top prize of 32” LED SMART TV

Preparations for the upcoming shows by junior & senior infants, 1st & 2nd class and third class are in full swing with a less than a week to go before their performances!

An added element of excitement is that the traditional raffle on the night of the shows will include a top prize of a 32” LED SMART TV, which has been kindly donated by Finucanes Electrical (Limerick).

Raffle tickets will be available to purchase at both the matinee and the evening show on Tuesday next (13th Dec). In light of this special top prize, if any parents/guardians are not attending the shows, but would like to enter the raffle, they can do so by purchasing tickets through Aladdin ePayments up until Monday.

All tickets purchased (e.g. online tickets, matinee tickets and evening show tickets) will be entered into the draw for the tv.

Dare to Believe

Congratulations to Sixth Class who have completed the Dare to Believe Olympics Schools programme.

Following the very successful visit of Limerick Olympian Sarah Lavin to the school, sixth class had to complete their Dare to Believe log books. Once this was completed, their hard work led them to being awarded a Olympic Ireland Dare to Believe Flag. We look forward to raising this flag in 2023. The class also received commemorative Irish Olympic pins as a memento of their work in the programme.

Well done to all the class.