An Nuacht – 26th February


Volume 15, Issue 23

February 26th 2015


School is closed on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March

New after-school basketball club has commenced. The senior group is now full, cost €16 per child. Please drop money into office if you haven’t already paid. This will run until Easter Holidays

Term 2 White Envelope Week (WEW). Thanks to those who have contributed & a reminder to those who may have forgotten. Receipts have been issued.



Carole Gurnett, a past parent of this school and currently involved with the After School Club, has written a historical novel for adults entitled The Curtain Falls. The book opens in 1897 and it tells the story of actor, Edmund Jeffers, who is at the height of his fame and is very well respected but has a secret life that threatens to undo him. The action switches between London and South Africa during the Boer War.

Carole’s two daughters, Julie and Tess McLoughlin went to LSP and are now in fifth year and second year at Laurel Hill Colaiste. The book launch will take place on March 12th  in Dooradoyle Library at 7pm and the book will be on sale from this weekend in all good bookshops!


Peace Proms will take place on Saturday 28th February in UL. The LSP School choir will be taking part in the 8pm performance. Tickets can be booked on the peace proms website  and family tickets are 50 euro for 4.

On Friday 13th February we had our 5th annual Valentine’s Fair, and we raised €450 towards the school concert. Many thanks to all the families who baked such lovely cakes.


Parent Teacher Association News

Sponsors of The Magic of the Musicals Raffle

The LSP Parent Teacher Association kindly received sponsorship for the raffle prizes from the following businesses:

  • Niamh Bowen @ Baby Dessa
  • Jack Mondays
  • Crust Café
  • Zest Cafe
  • Bellissimo Salon
  • Del Arte Restaurant
  • Bobby Byrnes Pub and Restaurant
  • Bonkers Shoes
  • The LSP Homework Club
  • Cornhill Fire Protection
  • John Coughlan @ The Edge Clothing
  • Ruth @ The Stormy Tea-cup
  • The Card Company

Our sincere thanks to all those who contributed.

Thank you also to all those who volunteered to sell programmes and raffle tickets on both nights of the show. Also thanks to Liz Nolan for MC-ing. All the help is much appreciated and all the funds raised will go towards the cost of putting on the show.

Tai Chi Classes Beginning February 26th The Parent Teacher Association has organised for Tai Chi Instructor, John Sheehan, to come to the school and give Tai Chi classes to all the children. This will begin today, Thursday 26th February, and will run for 8-10 weeks. On the day of the classes, the children will need to wear loose clothing and soft shoes, the pumps that they used for the Lime Tree concert would be ideal for this, or else a pair of runners. The classes will take place during school hours.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese of form of relaxed movement for children and adults. It helps improve balance, posture, flexibility, body awareness, relaxed movement, breathing, concentration, attention span and learning in a positive and fun environment.

The classes for the children in Limerick School Project will include mobility of all body joints through a large range of movement, ‘fun’ moving and standing balancing exercises including specific ‘Reeling Silk’ exercises and learning a Tai Chi form. Many of the terms and animal names of each posture will become familiar. The pupils will gradually progress from single basic postures to moving smoothly and continuously with minimum effort. The moves learned can be practised for very short time spans of a few minutes to a full class. The fun can be shared with other pupils, teachers and the family when at home. It is a lifelong activity with many health and wellbeing benefits

Tai Chi for Kids – everyone has fun Chi 4 Kidz

Photos of the Show Photos of The Magic of the Musicals are in the process of being uploaded to the school website. Keep an eye out for them!

Post Office Savings Stamps

‘Saving with Cyril’ is back on a weekly basis. Melissa a parent of a past pupil will call weekly, on a Thursday with the stamps and books. This is a great way to get children saving and a reminiscent of the Sammy Stamp saving scheme we had in the early days of the school. Any family wishing to avail of this service will need to open an account for the child in the post office beforehand. Documents needed will be the child’s birth cert, PPSN number and photo ID, utility bill and PPSN of parent. Any further questions will be answered in the Post Office, 90 Henry St. There are some post office account application forms available in the office. Please let Louise know if you are interested. Melissa will be in school next Thursday.

The PTA monthly update for February can be found here.


LSP 25th Anniversary concert has been a huge success. We are awaiting final figures but we hope to almost cover our costs.

Thank you to:

The BOM for providing the opportunity to every child in the school to sing and dance on a real theatre stage;

Gerdi McGlynn for working her magic and producing a fantastic show;

The PTA for the fabulous posters, programmes and for organising the raffle, selling tickets and generally helping out anywhere necessary;

The entire staff and helpers for the hard work involved in rehearsing, fitting costumes, supervising and entertaining backstage;

The soloists for showcasing their talents;

The parents for helping, buying tickets and coming along to see the show

And lastly the children of the LSP for being so talented and performing so well.


DVDs will be available soon and we will pass on the details as soon as we get them.


Some quotes from pupils:

‘Great fun, especially on stage’ Julia, 5th class

‘A lot of the acts were hilarious. Mairead was really funny. She’s a great actress’ Kallen, 5th class

‘It was a great show. My mum was shocked that I had a part’ Luke, 6th class

‘I loved all the songs. I was in Annie’ Alannah, 3rd class

‘We were very lucky to be in the show. I really enjoyed it.’ Elio, 4th class

‘It was an amazing experience for everyone in the school, even if you didn’t have a solo part’ André & Isobel, 6th class

‘It was awesome!’ Danilo, Junior Infants.

‘I loved the show’ Pattharawarin, Senior Infants.