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21 May

St. Peter’s have done it again! We have been successful in achieving the Creative Schools Award for 2014. We’re sure you have noticed all of the great work the children have been doing with Stop Motion Animation over the past year, and you weren’t alone! The Association for Creativity and Arts in Education who organise the Creative Schools Award think we are super too! On Monday, Ms. Byrne and Ms. Flanagan took four of the boys to Temple Bar’s Arc Cultural Centre to represent the school in receiving our award. Patryk, Dylan, Jordan and Szymon were treated to a fun filled day in Dublin.... 

30 Apr

After many months of learning about stop-motion animations, apps, lighting, sound, props and recording… here it is. Our complete Creative Schools Awards project in one massive blogpost! So… here it is! Our project has taken us four months to complete. We decided to use our love of ICT and Art in as creative and interesting a way as possible in putting together a stop-motion animation project. We got the idea as early in the year, during Culture Night 2013, our local theatre (The Mermaid) ran a number of events on the night, including children’s animation workshops. We in St. Peter’s... 

26 Feb

For the last number of weeks, Ms Brennan and Ms Sexton have been organising an after-school club to prepare for the Creative Schools. We’re working on a collection of stop-motion animations to show the greatest moments of invention and discoveries. It’s called the ‘A-ha Moments Project’ and we can’t wait to show you all of our hard work. So far, we’ve chosen our moments of discovery, storyboarded our animation, written the scripts and started to build with clay. Next, we need to film! Here’s a sneak peek at some of our work so far, courtesy of Patryk from... 

30 Jun

Last week we had the great honour of welcoming the Minister of State in Department of Education to St. Peter’s. We had already met Minister Ciaran Cannon at the Excited Digital Learning Conference in Dublin Castle, and this meeting in our school was to celebrate the fact that we have been granted ‘Digital School of Distinction’ status! Showing off our awards and work from this school year! This award was the icing on the cake of a brilliant year of digital learning in our school. Minister Cannon met with students from every class and we got a chance to walk him through some of... 

5 Nov

2nd class took their first steps into the world of animation today! As you know, our Creative Schools submission last year was based on stop-motion animation, so we thought it was about time that 2nd class got a taste of one of our favourite creative activities in St Peter’s. Other classes have used Go Animate in the past, and we really enjoyed creating our little video using their latest updates. We chose the background, the length of the scenes, the characters, how the characters acted in each scene and, of course, we recorded the voices! We chose to use part of our ‘comhrá’... 

3 Sep

Welcome back to a new year in St Peter’s and to the first ‘Wednesday for Parents’ post of the new year! To start the year, we’ve chosen to look at this year’s programme for Culture Night 2014. This year, it’s on the 19th of September – a Friday. It’s an amazing night where you can access venues and events around the country for free. Although all events are free, some may need to be booked in advance – which is why we’re drawing attention to them nice and early! Locally, the Mermaid Arts Centre has a workshop in the afternoon with Signal Arts. Last year’s... 

5 Jun

Last Saturday, St. Peter’s had the huge honour of showcasing their technology and ICT use in Dublin Castle at the Excited Digital Learning Conference. We were invited to participate having completed the Digital Schools of Distinction adjudication. It has been an incredible year for St. Peter’s, and we have worked to improve and enhance our use of ICT at every level in the school. This has led to great success at a national level, and we have been successful in the national Eircom Junior Spiders awards, the national Mathletes finals and we have also won a Creative Schools award for use... 

25 May

Welcome to the Peter’s Post – our weekly online newsletter! A very busy weekend in St Peter’s Bray – we’d Mathletes all day on Saturday (more on that later!) and our fantastic 2nd class made their Communion on Sunday. We also had a hectic four day week, preparing for polling and welcoming Neal from Digital Schools! The main headlines are: Ms Byrne took a group to collect our Creative Schools award in the Ark this week – check out the photos here. If you haven’t seen our Creative Schools submission, check it out here. Yesterday, three of our students represented... 

17 May

Welcome to our online weekly newsletter, the St Peter’s Post. This week was hectic in the school – we had Mathletes announcements, our submission for the Discover Primary Science award, Confirmation, Teachmeet East and a religious visitor. Congratulations to all of our students who made their Confirmation today – the weather was beautiful and they all behaved impeccably on the day. It was lovely to see Ms Whyte and everyone was dying to hear how the twins are getting on. Well done to Mr Staunton for all his hard work in preparing the boys for the ceremony! Our main piece of... 

11 May

Welcome to another edition of our online weekly newsletter – the St Peter’s Post! This week, we’ve been looking forward to the next few weeks – 2nd and 6th class are preparing for Communion and Confirmation and we’ve started recruiting for the choir for the Communion ceremony. We were also very busy on Twitter this week! The main headlines from this week are: We were sent the video marking our win at the Junior Spiders from the organisers during the week. If you haven’t seen it yet, we’d love you to watch it here. Our new student council had their first...