All posts by Antonia Buckley

Drama in LSP

Some children from Senior Infants and 1st Class have been attending drama classes on Wednesday mornings. They work with children from other schools and have lots of fun!

Here are some photographs of our last lesson (19th November)

An Nuacht – 20th November 2014

Today is Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated in many countries around the world.

Universal Children’s Day is a day to celebrate children for who they are.

It is celebrated to bring awareness to children around the globe that have been subjected to violence in forms of abuse, exploitation and discrimination.  Currently there are about 153 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 who are forced into child labour.

While appreciating and celebrating what we have with our children let us be aware of those others who may not have the same.

 School is closed on Friday 28th November, Multi-Denominational Day.

Parent-teacher meetings will take place today and next Tuesday.  If you haven’t signed up for an appointment, please do so ASAP.

We have no objection to buying a lunch for children who may forget theirs but money must be brought in the following day.

There will be Learn Together Assembly next Thursday at 11.00.  Each class will share something related to the Learn Together Curriculum (either about Belief Systems, Moral/Spiritual Development, Equality and Justice or the Environment).  The school choir will perform.  All are welcome.

The Mobile Library will be in school on Monday next 24th November and books need to be returned.

The Drama group from Senior Infants and First class who have been working with Joanna Parkes met other groups of children from Presentation Primary school and Scoil Mháthair Dé. They performed together and had a celebratory feast in the Halla in LSP.

Tickets are being printed for our show ‘Magic of the Musicals’ next February

17th and 18th 2015. They will be available soon from the Lime Tree Theatre.

 School Council Request

The members of the School Council have discussed the fact that, in the mornings,

some children run down the side of the school from the front gate to back gate to get into school first.

The council feels that this is dangerous as there is no footpath in the laneway and there are lots of cars at this time.

Parents please keep your children beside you or speak to them about this

before there is an accident.

        School Council 2014 – 2015

We’d like to thank our parent community for not parking in the school

yard. It makes our school yard a lot safer for everybody.

A reminder. Please ensure that the front door is locked behind if you need to call during the school day. If you need to gain entry when the office is unattended please ring the bell and we will answer as soon as possible.

Please bring in old phones you may have at home, they can be swapped for IT equipment.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) News


Winter Fair Poster

The Parent Teacher Association’s (PTA) biggest event in the school year is the “Winter Fair”, Sunday December 7th. Whilst this is a social and celebratory event, it is also a key fundraiser for the PTA and funds go towards extra-curricular activities for the kids, thus it needs the help of the whole school community to make it a successful, enjoyable and memorable event for all concerned, particularly the children.  We need as many volunteers as possible. If you’ve worked at the Winter Fair before, and would like to again, we’d love to hear from you, your experience is important to us. If this is your first fair, and you would like to get involved, your participation is much appreciated.

  • On the day the Halla will be turned into a restaurant, serving hot lunch (Veg / Meat main course and Soup, Hot Dogs for the kids), cakes, tea/coffee, winter punch, etc.
  • There will also be a number of stalls set up around the school (crafts, books, lucky dip, face painting, raffles, Guess the weight of the cake, and Wrap a present room).

We will need people to man the stalls and serve in the restaurant. People will be needed to set the event up and take it down at the end of the day. We would like everyone to get time to enjoy the day with their own families so we hope there will be enough volunteers to spread the work around.

 With the above in mind, a few requests/points:

  • Can you volunteer on the 7th of December? Are you available in the morning, the afternoon, or all day? Or even just an hour or two? We will begin setting up at 10am, the fair opens at 1pm, and we will be packing up and putting the school back together from 4:30pm. Finishing up by 5.30pm (approx)
  • Can you make Christmas Wreaths on Friday the 5th Dec, 8.30am? Outside the staffroom.

Items we need to borrow for the day:

  • 6 large catering size saucepans 8/10 – 14 litre, (the kind you’d cook a Christmas ham in)
  • 6 -8 microwaves
  • 3 portable hotplates or induction hobs
  • 2-3 Filter coffee machines, min. 1.25ltr jug size
  • If you have any of the above or know of anyone who has one, Please ask around.

Items Needed for Donation:

  • The Hot Food (veg and meat main courses) will be organised and cooked by the PTA committee but we are looking for Cakes, Buns, Tarts, Desserts, Breads, Scones, Salads, to be donated for the restaurant (please bring in on the day of the fair early).
  • Bric a BracIn good condition for the Wrap a Present room – knick knacks, toys, trinkets, candles, Unwanted Gifts, etc
  • Books for 2nd hand book stall
  • Hand Made Crafts and Decorations, Homemade Jams and Chutneys for the Craft stall
  • Newspapers are needed for the Wrap a Present room.

All non-food items can be left in the labelled boxes in the foyer of the school. Crafts and jams can be donated closer to the date or on the day of the fair. Food Items can be donated on the day.

If you could let us know what level of support you can give on the day by emailing us.

You can contact us at

Also if you could spread the word amongst the other parents please.

We appreciate all your support, thanking you in advance.

You can find the minutes for October’s BOM meeting here 








An Nuacht – 13th November 2014

School is closed on Friday 28th November, Multi-Denominational Day.

Parent-Teacher Meetings will take place on two days. Meetings will take place on Thursday 20th, November from 6.00pm – 9.30pm and Tuesday, 25th November from 2.30 – 6.00. Sign up sheets will be posted outside your child’s classroom door tomorrow morning.

Please mark your diary!

Unfortunately, we have to ask parents

not to park in the school yard at any time.

The yard can only accommodate staff and after school coaches.

Any increase in traffic poses a safety

risk to all our children.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) News

COFFEE MORNING takes place tomorrow Friday 14th Nov, 8.30am, outside the LSP Staffroom.

All Parents/ Guardians are invited.

WINTER FAIR – Sunday 7th December.


Books needed for the Bookstall – novels, literature, recipe, gardening, childrens, etc.

Bric a Brac – We need items in good contition. e.g. Knick knacks, trinkets, candles, smelly soaps, baubles, beads, bangles, crockery, toys (small), etc.

Handmade Crafts and Decorations, Homemade Jams and Chutneys. 

Any enthusiastic crafters or jam makers out there who could donate to the Craft stall.

All donations can be left in the labeled boxes in the foyer of the school.

If you have any queries or suggestions you can email the Parent Teacher Association at

Visitors from Johnson & Johnson

We videod chatted to people from England, USA, Austria, France and Poland. It was fun, I got to ask a quesiton to the English school in Maidenhead,the school is called Berkshire. Chloe & Elio spoke French. Emre asked the America man was he in his pyjamas!. Aleksander, Igor & Wiktoria talked to a Polish man named Marcin. I didn’t understand it but it was cool to watch. We all got a chance to talk to the English school: there was so many questions to be asked. The English school was jealous when they found out we didn’t wear uniform!

By Alexa McInerney, 4th class.

We had special visitors yesterday, they were workers from Johnson and Johnson. We watched a video about spreading germs and I am officially a PDI (protect don’t infect) agent! We did an experiment on how germs can spread. A man set up Skype and I talked to a school in the UK and French, German, Polish Johnson & Johnson workers and the managing director of Johnson & Johnson in the US. When we finished I got a present from them, I got baby wipes, hand sanitiser & a certificate. I really enjoyed the experience.

By Emre Erbayraktar, 4th class.

These are the visitors from Johnson and Johnson who worked with 4th class yesterday. Anne Goggin, a past Chairperson of LSP and a parent of past pupils organised the visit.

Good news for Zakie in fifth class.

Zakie is one of five people asked to compete for his kickboxing team Limerick Combat Gym on the Munster team. He will be fighting in December in Kildare. This is a big achievement for Zakie as he is only competing in tournaments for 2 years. Zakie currently holds a yellow with green tip belt.

An Nuacht – 6th November 2014


Volume 15, Issue 10

November 6th, 2014

There’s no business like show business!

We are excited to announce that as part of the 25 year celebrations, LSP will be staging a variety show in the New Year. The show will be called The Magic of the Musicals and will take place on February 17th and 18th 2015 at the Lime Tree Theatre. The show will involve every class and will be directed by Gerdi and Pamela McGlynn. Be sure to mark the date in your diaries now for what is sure to be a fantastic show. We can’t wait to see everyone strut their stuff on the Lime Tree stage in February!


Parent Teacher Association News

The Parent Teacher Association is hosting a Coffee Morning on Friday 14th Nov, 8.30am, outside the LSP Staffroom.

All Parents/ Guardians are invited.

Even if you only have 10 mins, drop by for a cuppa and a chat!

The WINTER FAIR takes place this year on Sunday 7th December. WE NEED DONATIONS.

Books needed for the Bookstall – novels, literature, recipe, gardening, childrens, etc.

Bric a Brac needed for the “Wrap a Present” room. Here the children will have a chance to buy a present for their mums, dads, grandparents, siblings, friends, etc. And have it wrapped. We need items in good contition. e.g. Knick knacks, trinkets, candles, smelly soaps, baubles, beads, bangles, crockery, toys (small), etc.

Handmade Crafts and Decorations, Homemade Jams and Chutneys. Any enthusiastic crafters or jam makers out there who could donate to the Craft stall.

All donations can be left in the labeled boxes in the foyer of the school.

If you would like to contact the Parent Teacher Association you can email us at We’d love to hear from you if you have any queries or suggestions.

Please note that there is no drama class tomorrow, 7th November. Classes will resume as normal on Friday 14th November.




One World Day 2000

“One World Day” is often the answer given when pupils and past pupils are asked about their favourite events of their time in LSP. It is a day which is prepared for and planned for months in advance. Each class adopts a different country and spends months learning about the customs, traditions, culture and religion of that country. We celebrate One World Day every four years, our last One World Day was in April 2013.

An Nuacht – 24th October 2014

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Term 1 White Envelope Week. Unfortunately it has been down a fair bit since last year. To enable the running of our school we are asking that you contribute what you can to our White Envelope Week (WEW). While it costs €672 per pupil to run the school, the Department of Education currently gives us only €388. Please give whatever you can afford.

Names and money will be taken tomorrow, Friday for the new after-school basketball which will commence on Monday 3rd Nov (junior group) & Tues 4th Nov (senior group). This will run until Christmas break. Cost €16 per child. Names and money to Louise


We will be adding our new nationalities to the wall shortly. If your country hasn’t been represented please let us know.

Lost Property.

Please check lost property box if your child is missing any jacket etc. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity next week.

For recent Mental Health Awareness Week, 5th class took part in a variety of mindfulness activities.  It sounds easy, but it is actually surprisingly hard to slow down and clear your mind of thoughts and worries!

5th & 6th enjoyed some top class storytelling at Mary I on Tuesday 14th when we went to see ‘The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy’. The performance was amazing and we were all moved by the story.

We are collecting old phones again this year. Please bring them in to help get some IT equipment.

Autumn Chess Camp: Villiers School, North Circular Road, Limerick.28th -31st October. €12 per day or mini camp (4 days) €39. Ages 7-18. Book by 27th October, contact John Alfred 087 6794211, All chess equipment supplied.

 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) News REMINDER Educate Together Second Level School Information Evening takes place TONIGHT Thurs, 23rd Oct, 7pm, LSP.Speaker: Niall Wall, Educate Together Regional Development Officer.

Are interested in an Educate Together Second Level Education for your children? Niall Wall will give a presentation on the Educate Together Second Level Program and the steps needed to establish a Start Up Group in Limerick.

PTA MONTHLY UPDATES. The Parent Teacher Association will be publishing monthly updates of all news and events in both the Nuacht and the school website.

Maths Week Website Competition

Congratulations to the winners:

Yasser Mansour & Ushmita Mondal (2nd), Sean O’Loughlin & Emily O’Dwyer (1st), Ingrid Thunder-Biesty & Fryderyk Klimas (SI).

Niamh Conroy & Elena Foley (3rd), Aoife Ryan (6th) & Olivia Kenny (4th).

Thanks to all who entered.

4 members of 6th class took part in the City Library table quiz on Wednesday. Aoife Doyle, Aoife Ryan, Sean Farrell & Hugh Brady represented the school. They came first, continuing the school tradition. Well done to all.