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22 Apr

5th Class have been really busy since the last time we gave you an update on what we were up to!

A month ago we marked International Women’s Day by recording a podcast about inspirational women who we look up to.

We also read about some inspiring women too!

We did lots of other reading too – our reading workshops were very busy!

One of the books we read was our novel ‘Trash’, which we read as part of the One Book, One Community project.

We added a new book to our library too!

As part of our reading we also went a step further – and wrote a film!

We worked on our maths in the last few months too – we’ve been studying decimals and fractions!

We’ve been making lots of music in the last few weeks too – we’ve been learning how to play the Ukulele as part of the Music Generation programme!

But not all our music involved ukuleles!

We’ve also been hanging out with Baby E for Roots of Empathy and learning more about the needs of babies!

We also kept our eye on what was happening elsewhere in the world. Before St Patrick’s Day we heard about the Taoiseach’s visit to The White House!

We recorded a podcast afterwards about what we had learned!

And we also learned about the recent history of Northern Ireland at the end of March, after the death of Martin McGuinness.

In Art we studied the intricate design of Celtic knots and crosses.

But not only that, we also learned about the work of Normal Rockwell!

We were also out and about on the playing pitches working on our fitness!

We were very proud of some of our girls who made the paper for their exploits on the field!

We mentioned in our last update that we were given some fish by Bray Sea Life – we learned more about them in the last few weeks!

We spent lots of time working on decorations for the wall behind the tank!

Eventually we had to give the fish back – goodbye Gobe Bryant, Pancake the flatfish and Patrick Fitzpatrick the starfish!

But we did also have some new visitors to our classroom too – we said hello to a slithery visitor!

Even though we were so busy, we did also take time to look after our mental health.

It was no wonder that we were so eager to get away for our Easter Break!

We hope you enjoyed our post! We’re excited to start Term 3!

5 Apr

Welcome to the April edition of St. Peter’s All Star Attenders. Last month’s winners 4th Class chose to walk down to Bray seafront to enjoy the views with hot chocolate and marshmallows from Finbees. This was the second time they won the award. Here are the winners so far:

September: Junior Infants

October: 1st Class

November: 4th Class

December: 5th Class

January: 1st Class

February: 4th Class

I am delighted to announce that the winners of March’s Attendance Prize are Ms. Drislane’s 1st Class. This is the third time this year that 1st Class has won best attendance this year and will receive an extra special treat.

There is also another special prize month in April. For the final week before the Easter Holidays any student who is in for 5 days in a row from 3rd – 7th April will receive a Cadbury Easter Egg. We have one for every student in the school (as demonstrated by Paddy Mullen) so make sure you are in each day to get your prize.

Check back each month to see who has won the class prize for best attendance and check if your name has made the All Star Attenders List. Well done 1st Class on winning this month’s prize and to All Star Attenders from other classes below;

Junior Infants

Kyle Breen

Fia Clucas Keogh

Aaron Cosgrave

Samuel Daniel

Jake Fitzpatrick

Callum Kilkenny

Garylee Locke

Ella Jayne O’Sullivan O’Carroll

 

 

Senior Infants

Maja Bessler

Abbie Coen Troy

Lauren Hipwell

Noah Johnston

Zuzanna Siakala

 

1st Class

Carl Barry

Daniel Byrne

Kristana Anna Daniel

Tobias Farrell

Jodie Fitzpatrick

Kurina Mason

Cian McDermott

Lee O’Shaughnessy

Lauren O’Brien

Sophie O’Connor

Cian Petty

Aysha Simpson Murray

 

2nd Class

Liam Mullen

Tristan O’Brien

Oisin Troy

3rd Class

Benjamin Bessler

Josh Coen Troy

Thomas Fitzpatrick

Brian Grefaldeo

Craig Hipwell

Dylan Lawless

Ruairi McFarland Bolger

Adem Standage

 

4th Class

Barry Murphy

Callum O’Sullivan O’Carroll

Jerry Wall

 

5th Class

DOMINIK BESSLER

BROOKE  CAREY

BRIDGET COX

DEAN DOUGLAS

JAMIE HIPWELL

ROWAN MCFARLAND BOLGER

DYLAN MOLONEY

AMBER O’SULLIVAN O’CARROLL

DEAN THOMAS

RYAN TYRELL

 

6th Class

AOIFE DOLAN

LEX FARRELL

CATHAL MASON

FINN O’NEILL

JAMES O’SHAUGHNESSY

 

MR. FOLEY’S CLASS

Oisín Kenny

Luke Cahill

 

 

 

 

28 Mar

St. Peter’s had a day to remember last Wednesday when our girls team won Division 3 of the Wicklow Times Shield. On a day of very poor weather conditions, they battled through to top a tough group that included Templerainney, Greystones Educate Together and Gaelscoil Chill Mhantàin.

The girls fought back from 5-2 down to force a draw against a great Templerainney side thanks to scores from midfield pair Bridget Cox and Lauren Cheevers. The game finished 5-5.

It was a different story in the second match against Greystones Educate Together as we lead 4-1 but scraped a 4-3 victory in the end thanks to great defending from Ava Byrne and Kelsey O’Callaghan. Amber O’Sullivan O’Carroll’s accurate kick outs meant that we kept hold of the ball until the final whistle.

We finished off the day with a 5-3 win over Gaelscoil Chill Mhantàin. In this game the forward line of Lana Douglas, Brooke Carey and Casy Crinion came in to their own ensuring history was made as the team were the first female St. Peter’s team to win sporting silverware.

As Lauren Cheevers collected the cup, Bridget Cox made it a double celebration as she won player of the tournament.

Well done to all the girls involved.

17 Mar

We are thrilled to announce that our new sensory room is complete! The room was built with the generous grant St. Peter’s received from Salesforce.org. Each of the children have now had the opportunity to explore the room and they all agree it really is magic! The room has many wonderful elements including a bubble tube, a trampoline, a slide, and a ball pool.  It was so fantastic seeing the children’s eyes sparkle and their happy faces when they experienced the room for the first time. We truly are very lucky. Thanks again Salesforce.org!

 

10 Mar

Check out this months “St Peter’s All Star Attenders Awards.” At the end of every month children with full attendance for the month receive a certificate and have their name put on the Wall of Fame. The class with the greatest attendance each month also receive a class prize and all students with full attendance get named “All Star Attenders”.

Last month 1st Class chose to walk down to Bray seafront to enjoy the views with hot chocolate and marshmallows from Finbees.

Winners so far:

September: Junior Infants

October: 1st Class

November: 4th Class

December: 5th Class

January: 1st Class

I am delighted to announce that the winners of February’s Attendance Prize are Ms. Meldon’s 4th Class who have opted for a walk to the beach for ice-cream or hot chocolate next week. This is the second time that 4th Class has won best attendance this year.

Check back each month to see who has won the class prize for best attendance and check if your name has made the All Star Attenders List.

Well done to 4th Class and to the following “All Star Attenders” from each class for February;

Junior Infants

Robyn Cheevers

Fia Clucas Keogh

Aaron Cosgrave

Samuel Daniel

Jake Fitzpatrick

Callum Kilkenny

Leon McAuliffe

Ella Moloney

Ella Jayne O’Sullivan O’Carroll

 

 

Senior Infants

Maja Bessler

Aaron Chumakson

Joey Chumakson

Heidi Clucas Keogh

Abbie Coen Troy

Jasmin Coogan Moorehouse

Poppy Cunnane

Izabel Devics

Ben Douglas

Oliver Duraj

Lauren Hipwell

Noah Johnston

Max Murray

Avaleigh O’Hagan

Zuzanna Siakala

1st Class

Carl Barry

Daniel Byrne

Jake Clucas Murphy

Kristana Anna Daniel

Chloe Farrell

Tobias Farrell

Cameron Martin McAteer

Lauren McCann

Liam McGrath

Lee O’Shaughnessy

Cian Petty

Aysha Simpson Murray

Elif Standage

 

2nd Class

Carla Cheevers

Alice Maire Delaney

David Keddy

Tristan O’Brien

Kyra O’Shaughnessy

Ned Wall

 

3rd Class

Benjamin Bessler

Josh Coen Troy

Thomas Fitzpatrick

Amalia Elin Gall

Brian Grefaldeo

Alec Kealy

Dylan Lawless

Sean McDonald

Kian Mulhall

Summer Murphy

Ava Reynolds

Jack Roche

4th Class

Lana Douglas

Nathan Douglas

Madeleine Farrell

Callum O’Sullivan O’Carroll

Jerry Wall

 

5th Class

KAYDEN CLUCAS

DEAN DOUGLAS

CAITHLIN FARRELL

KIA FARRELL

DYLAN FITZPATICK

JAMIE HIPWELL

SHANNON HIPWELL

DYLAN MOLONEY

KELSEY O’CALLAGHAN

AMBER O’SULLIVAN O’CARROLL

CODIE SWEENEY KEARNEY

DEAN THOMAS

RYAN TYRELL

 

6th Class

LAUREN CHEEVERS

LEX FARRELL

ABBIE FITZPATRICK

LEANNE KEALY

CATHAL MASON

FINN O’NEILL

JAMES O’SHAUGHNESSY

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MR. FOLEY’S CLASS

ARTURAS RATKEVICIUS

ADAM HACKMAN

OISÍN KENNY

LUKE CAHILL

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7 Mar

On Tuesday students from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class took part in a 3 kilometer run at Avondale house.  Here is some of the action.

3rd class united!!!

6th class strike a pose!!!

No nerves on the start line

So many taking part

 

Adem leading the charge for 3rd class

Thomas taking it all in his stride 🙂

Craig and Josh are staying ahead of the competition 🙂

Dylan enjoyed his first athletics outing. For sure, this will not be his last 🙂

Jack and Codie catch the rest napping and sneak around the outside

Well done to all who took part.  We are all so proud of you 🙂

7 Mar

Our task for Monday was to design and create a marble maze using a variety of materials.  Here are some of our creations.

‘Feed me’……..created by Liam

The aim is to get the Malteaser into it’s mouth. Not as easy as it sounds.

Summer has cleverly added in a riddle for the player to solve before progressing through her puzzle.

The route is clearly mapped out for the user to save any confusion.

Karl has used the idea of a football pitch. He has some very tricky holes in the pitch for the player to navigate with the marble.  Here he is encountering a problem with his design.  The marble is too big to fit into the goals to score.  This problem was solved very swiftly by Karl by some very clever engineering.  Well done!!

Some very clever design by Alec. Slight movements are needed for this maze to be completed as the matchsticks weren’t as accommodating to the marble.

Perhaps one of the trickiest mazes designed to date. Tried and tested by many without any success so far (even by the designer 🙂 )

Feel free to call in and test these out for yourselves 🙂

7 Mar

The Green Schools Committee have been hard at work in picking litter each week.  We have noticed a distinctive decrease in the amount of litter which has been collected.  We have been allowing enthusiastic non-members to join our litter picks in preparation for the National Spring Clean which will be happening in Early April.

Litter beware!!!

Our worst blackspot 🙁

Taking our litter picking to the next level 🙂

We are very excited to be welcoming a visitor to the school later this month.  We will be learning all about composting and how we can use this as a way of decreasing the amount of waste we produce in the school.  Exciting times ahead at st. Peter’s 🙂

6 Mar

We’ve been very busy in 5th Class for the last while – here’s what we’ve been up to!

We have some new friends in our classroom! We got a fish tank and got help from our friends at Bray Sea Life to set it up!

We had great fun naming our new fish!

(Can you guess what day it was when we named him?)

This week we’re taking part in Engineering Week – and had a special project!

For our challenge we joined forces with 4th Class for our project – to build a Lego car and see how far it could travel using a hairdryer.


Afterwards we all discussed what we had learned about our designs!

We were very busy taking part in the Write-A-Book project again this year.

It was very satisfying to see the finished products!

We were delighted with the awards we won!

In our English class we read the book ‘Trash’ – so we visited the local recycling centre to find out more.

On the 1st of February we kept up our tradition of making St Brigid’s Day crosses for the rest of the school.

And on the day before Ash Wednesday, Pancake Tuesday, we had a special breakfast!

In Geography we made our own volcanoes and clouds to figure out more about the world around us!

We also learned about the recent history of Ireland and the reasons why so many people have come to, and left, the country.

We kept in touch with Baby E during our Roots of Empathy classes!

We were still busy limbering up doing school gymnastics and keeping active, inside and outside of the classroom!


Even our friends in Japan were watching us do our handstands!

In all the other subjects we kept up our morning routines with mental and morning maths!

And in the middle of it all we still found some quiet time to read and take in some more of the world around us!

In other words – we were really busy!

We’ll talk to you all again soon!

5th Class

10 Feb

As part of Operation Transformation we decided to get the whole school involved and take part in the 10@10. This involved getting students and teachers taking part in 10 minutes of activity at 10 o’clock on the 10th of February. As you can see from the photos and videos we all had great fun and will be introducing it as a regular event in the school!