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Third Class Study their Local Environment

In Third we have been busy studying our locality.  We’ve been learning street names, investigating what materials have been used in creating the built environment around us and examining what businesses are in the locality of the school.









We’ve also been assessing both the positive and negative environmental aspects of our local environment.  We’ve written to the Major of Limerick City and County, many politicians and Councillors to inform them of our findings.  We look forward to getting some responses in the post!



Third Class Create assemblages

Third class studied completed a study of the artist Louise Nevelson.  The Russian-born American abstract sculptor, Louise Nevelson, who moved to the USA in 1905, only took up art seriously at the age of 30.

She became known in the 1950s and 1960s for her unique style of wooden relief-like assemblage art.  Typically, this involved the creation of large wooden structures – often taking up an entire wall – which consisted of numerous compartments filled with arrangements of “found” objects, commonly fragments of furniture, painted in flat uniform colours – black, gold or white.

She used cast aside objects, others people’s trash, and created beauty out them.

We took inspiration from her and created beautiful assemblages out of rubbish, broken toys, necklaces etc that were lying around our homes.

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“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”

An Nuacht – 12th March 2015


Volume 15, Issue 25

March 12th 2015



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


Our expenditure for the past number of months:

December: book rental €95.94, LS/RT €15.49, Maintenance & repairs €276.14, PE equipment €127.28, €169 on bank charges,€462.47 cleaning & kitchen, €600 school choir, €2.04 petty cash, €101.13 print equip, €859.02, €322 stationary & class materials, €607 professional development, €153.28 phone/mobile, Art & Craft €975.62.

January: €26.25 book rental, €450.15 computers, €36 LS/RT, €487.27 maintenance & repairs, €5 bank charges, cleaning & kitchen €116.72, €68 misc, €71.20 petty cash, €420.66 copier/printer lease, €582.32 LS/RT, €194.27 BOM expenses, heating €1,332.

February: €757.49 LS/RT, maintenance & repairs €431.50, €30 PE equipment, €313.69 cleaning & kitchen, €19.32 petty cash, €122.92 book rental, LS/RT €381.23, bank charges€28.78, BOM expenses €162.86, cleaning & kitchen €9.80, Insurance €329.15.



There will be a second level school meeting held in the school on Thursday 19th March at 7 pm in the Limerick School Project school. The purpose of this meeting will be to look at pathways to attaining a secondary schooling for our children with an Educate Together ethos. This is a follow up meeting to the one that was held before Christmas; all interested parents are asked to come along and also to pass the information onto other parents who may be interested.



Please note that the 2015 UL SPORT KIDS RUN IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. €5 of every registration goes to your nominated school.

The UL Sport Kids Run at the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2015 will take place on Saturday the 2nd May. This fun event is sponsored by UL Sport and is organised by Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run in conjunction with Limerick Sports Partnership and the HSE. This year four waves will take place at the University of Limerick, details listed below. There is a limit of 500 children for each wave.

2:15PM – Wheelchair event on track
3:00PM – Junior & Senior Infants – 1 KM route
3:45PM – First & Second Class – 1.5 KM route
4:30PM – Third & Fourth Class – 2 km route
5:00PM – Fifth & Sixth Class – 2.5 km route

All of the runs are off road, starting at the GAA pitch beside the running track and finishing on the running track. Mums/dads/minders are welcome to join their children for the first two runs. The cost of entry is €12 per child. €5 of each entry fee will be donated to the participant’s primary school. It is important that during registration the child’s primary school name is entered into the registration form, in order for the primary school to receive their donation.  A contribution from each entry fee will also be donated to the Special Olympics, the chosen charity for the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2015. Children participating in the events need to collect their race number at least 1 hour before their race. Numbers can be collected at the kids section of the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run Expo at the UL Arena from 10am on Saturday. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and technical race t-shirt. Water will be available on the day Registration is online at http://www.greatlimerickrun.com/about/kids

Remember to nominate your school – Limerick School Project.


Please let us know as soon as possible if your child won’t be returning to LSP in September.


Seachtain na Gaeilge:

Tráth na gCeist took place yesterday in the halla for both junior and senior classes. The whole school took part and the teams were mixed so everyone could work together. The pupils on the winning team were:  (Senior Team) Jasper Fitzgerald (V), Harry Lynch (VI), Rubin McCarthy (III) & Sunisa O’Connor (IV). (Junior Team): Maksim Galinovskis (II), Jasmine Rasch-Foster (JI), Ray Frizelle (I) & Masha Galinovska (SI).


Green School Assessment: Last Thursday we had our Green Schools Assessment. Our committee did us proud when they met the assessor and explained all the measures we have taken to be as water aware in our school as possible. Jane, the assessor, visited some classes to have a little chat with them as to what they have learned about water conservation over the past few years. The assessment concluded with the whole school singing our water song, as composed by last years Rang a Sé. We also sang our energy song and Jane was very impressed with our whole school approach to environmental care and awareness. We have also forwarded all the paperwork to An Taisce so we now have to wait and see what the results of all our hard work will be, though all the comments from the assessor were most favourable. All things going well this will be the third green schools flag LSP will attain,  Waste and Waste Management, Energy and now hopefully Water. Transport will be the next theme that the school will be working towards. A big thank you to the committee, to the sub committees, to the teachers and classes for working on environmental lessons and to the staff on the green schools committee. Being a green school does mean a serious investment of time from staff on the committee but hopefully, through exposure to environmental experiences such as these, we are helping cultivate an innate interest and respect within our children, the future generation, of the importance of being environmentally aware global citizens.


We welcomed 20 teacher training students and their group leaders from Philadelphia last week. They were spending some time in Mary Immaculate college and paid a visit to almost all the classes and spoke to the children. They were very impressed with the children, their questions and their project work.


The DVDs of the concert have been ordered and we will let you know as soon as possible when they will be delivered.


Basketball matches were held last week between LSP and St. Pauls NS, Dooradoyle and LSP and Gaelscoil Sáirséal.

Last Tuesday we had a match against St Pauls. We played at home. I played on the 1st & 3rd quarter. We won 18-16 and I scored a layup. It was an intense match. All in all it was a good day, I really enjoyed it. David O’Donovan (VI)


LSP Past Pupils Reunion

This will take place on Saturday 18th April 2015 for all past pupils (over 18s only) and past parents/ staff in the LSP school hall and afterwards in Dolans on the Dock road. Please spread the word.


Book Launch Reminder

Carole Gurnett’s debut novel The Curtain Falls is to be launced tonight March 12th at Dooradoyle Library @ 7pm.


Second Class are working hard on an Engineering project. We have looked at engineers in our community, different types of engineers and looked into what houses may look like in the future. We created blue prints to help us plan building our houses and we’ve also used recycled materials to build models of our houses.



An Nuacht – 5th March


Volume 15, Issue 24

March 5th 2015

The photograph above was taken today as the children waited to perform our Green School water song as part of our water flag assessment. 

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


Peace Proms

Our School choir performed in the Peace Proms last Saturday night in UL Arena. It was a great opportunity to sing with 23 other primary schools. We watched the different instruments in the orchestra being played as well as some soloists playing the violin, uilleann pipes and singing. All seats were sold out and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland wrote:  ‘Huge thanks and congratulations to all school choirs who performed in Peace Proms at UL on Saturday. It was a fabulous day! Thank you for having your groups so well organised and prepared! The choirs were absolutely fantastic!! Please pass on our congratulations to them for their sparkling and brilliant performances!!’

From all the Peace Proms Team.


The launch for Carole Gurnett’s debut novel The Curtain Falls will take place at Dooradoyle Library on Thursday, March 12th. @ 7pm. All are welcome on the night! Carole’s two daughters are past pupils of the LSP and she is currently working in the After School Club.


The DVD of the Magic of the Musicals can be ordered up to next Friday 6th March. Each order must include €15 as we will only order the amount required.  Payment for the DVDs goes towards the cost of recording the concert and the sound system used.


Please let us know if your child will not be returning to LSP next year.


POD Update:

Filling in the POD form is now critical in that allocations will be based on the POD details given to DES.

DES Quote: From the 2016/2017 academic year, it is intended that teacher allocations and capitation grants will be made on the basis of POD data, and the previous basis for allocations, the National Annual School Census will cease operation from that point. Allocations for the School are based on the data received and therefore if parents do not respond the school may not get the learning support allocation we are entitled to. 


Childs jacket size 32-34 missing. It is a deep blue colour with green florescent piping, with ‘Dare to Be’ printed on it.



There are posters advertising First Aid training for parents around the school. Contact Niamh Lenihan 061 600918 or niamh@limerickchildcare.ie for booking.


LSP Parent Teacher Association News

  • There will be a meeting held on Thursday 19th March at 7pm on the pathway to seeking a Second Level Educate Together school in limerick. Parents are encouraged to attend as it is only through parental involvement that a strategy can be put in place to achieve the goal of a second level school for our children that builds on the ethos of their primary education
  • There was great feedback from the children and the staff regards the Tai Chi classes that were started last Thursday. The kids really enjoyed the learning activity.  The classes will continue for the next few weeks every Thursday.
  • The Playground Project started doing workshops with the children this week. The idea is to involve the children in ways that the playground space could be utilised through interactive workshops.  These ideas will be collated and incorporated into possibilities for the yard space as an interactive play/educational space.
  • The Plant and Cake Spring Fair will be held on the 15th May; we will be looking for parents to be involved through either baking cakes or donating plants/shrubs etc. More information to follow soon as planting will need to start in the near future so as to be ready for the fair.
  • If people are still looking for programmes from the school concert from the Lime Tree, they can be bought from Louise in her office.
  • The Parent Teacher association will be holding a “Yard Party” for the children on June 19th, this will be a fun filled day for the children and will happen during school hours.

Minutes for the Board of Management meeting in January can be found here