All Ireland title for Herbertstown N.S.

It was a proud night for HNS on Friday 6th March in Thurles with the school winning 1st prize for ‘Promotion Of Gaelic Games and Culture’ and 3rd place in ‘Small School of the Year’ in the Cumann na mBunscol awards ceremony sponsored by Cornmarket. Trophies were presented on the night with a total cash prize of €1000 also awarded to the school. Well done the the boys and girls for their participation and input into the winning entries, parents for always supporting games in the school and the staff for their hard work and commitment.

The ‘Promotion of Gaelic Games & Culture’ Award was based on videos produced by schools and the HNS video can be viewed here:

Electric Circuits

4th & 5th class make simple circuits.

4th & 5th had been investigating electricity in the past week and on Friday they gained experience in using electrical components to construct circuits. They also used symbols to record the circuits they created.

Star Awards – January

Congratulations to our Star Award winners for January! 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.

Pupils Have Their Say On New Taoiseach

Fourth Class pupils got the experience of polling day on Tuesday as the countdown to Election 2020 nears an end.

Pupils were asked to select who they would like to be the new Taoiseach with a number 1 vote and were also asked to continue their preferences along the ballot paper. This was to help explain the Proportional Representation system and a candidate being required to reach a quota.

As it worked out, it wasn’t until the SIXTH count that it was determined that Micheál Martin was their selection, beating current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar into second place.

We will see what the real election has in store next weekend!