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10 Apr

STEM challenge number 1: Design and make a paper aeroplane which can float. 6th class passed this test with flying colours 🙂 !! They were tasked with designing and making a floating paper aeroplane. With a homework pass at stake for the winning design, we had some heavy negotiations about the best and fairest test to grade our designs.  We decided that our floatplanes would need to carry/hold 5 marbles when floating. We worked in pairs to design and make a paper floatplane.  It was important to use waterproof materials for this task, but also to ensure our designs could also function as planes. ... 

21 Feb

Having taken a look at our school garden we agreed that it needed some love and attention.  We decided this was a project to work on in the school as part of both our Discover Primary Science and Maths project, and our sustainability project.  In 6th class we all drew our own pictures and wrote short descriptive pieces of writing about how our garden currently is.  We then put our landscaping skills to the test in planning how we would like our school garden to be.  We also did some video interviews on yard at break time with children from other classes to get some of their ideas.  We discussed... 

22 Jan

Today 6th class welcomed Mr Gavin Duffy to St. Peters for Dragons Den.  He was joined on the panel by Ms Whyte, Mr Foley, Mr Kinsella and Paddy.  Each group battled their nerves to put on an amazing array of presentations where their products for Junior Entrepreneur were scrutinized by the judges.       The groups presented:  A clever sun hat with added technology Slime A phone holder A torch Stress balls Grassy heads A music speaker with crafts Handy holders          All groups received incredible feedback from the Dragons, who couldn’t decide between two products in the... 

18 Jan

We are loving taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme.  Today we were visited by entrepreneur and businessman Brian McGovern.  We were extremely inspired by his business journey which he started when he was in 6th class. We are now super motivated and we feel confident and ready to take on the dragons in Dragons Den on Monday.    

12 Jan

Can we design a rollercoaster which reaches an elevation above it’s starting point (without using a motor)?  This is the question 6th class worked tirelessly to answer over the past number of weeks.  Today, a group from the class were in the RDS to present their work to the judges and a sold out audience of curious parents, teachers and children.  Here are some pictures of our project and the work we did so brilliantly today. We attracted the interest of RTE news 🙂 and we even made it on to the telly. Follow this link below and we will make our appearance at 0:51 on News Today!  Well... 

12 Nov

The whole school took part in our Green Schools Action Day on Friday the 10th of November.  We dressed in Green and all classes took part in lessons and activities around the theme of litter and waste.  We also focused on our school garden and we looked at improving this area. Junior Infants created a town called Juniorville using recyclable materials they gathered from home. Senior Infants gathered recyclable materials, sorted and classified them before creating their own junk art inventions. 1st class planted some seeds for our school garden.  These included peas, brocolli and rocket which... 

27 Oct

On Wednesday, the senior boys set off for what was to be a fantastic day of football in the Emmets blitz.  They encountered some tough competition in their three matches. Team photo after a successful day in Emmets.   First up they took on Kilcoole and were unlucky to fall short by 2 points.  Following this, the boys dug deep to show superb character in coming back and winning their final two games.  The defence were super solid with great communication and team work on show.  Some fantastic scores by Des, Dylan F, Dean T and Nathan greatly helped the boys on their way.  Well done Peters!!!    

4 Oct

On October 3rd our St Peter’s runners had a great time competing at the cross-country event in Avondale. Everyone ran well and behaved excellently! Thanks to Paddy for training and preparing us all so well!  

19 Jun

Singing Club 2017 from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo. Congratulations to our fantastic singing club who created this music video recently. Keep an eye out for our special guest, Adam Nolan! Thanks to Paddy for directing our video and for our lovely end-of-year party!  

8 Jun

Wow, how busy have we been? We’ve already packed so much into our last term! Read on to find out more! We made a video about friendship! We also made news recordings! Watch #5thClass using the Newsbooth app and @Vimeo to record breaking news stories from our history work this year! — St. Peter’s Primary (@StPetersBray) May 12, 2017 Breaking news from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo. Breaking news from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo. 5th Class Breaking news from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo. Breaking News from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo. We’re...