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4 May

Welcome to our online weekly newsletter – our first St Peter’s Post of the third term. It’s been a very exciting week in St Peter’s and we’re sure that everyone by now has heard that good things come in twos! On Tuesday, we were over the moon to be awarded two awards in the Eircom Junior Spiders… and then on Thursday, we were over the moon to hear of two new arrivals to the St Peter’s family. Congratulations to Ms Whyte and Mr Vance  on the birth of their beautiful baby daughters! So let’s get stuck in to the headlines of the week: On Tuesday,... 

1 May

This week, we’re integrating our usual work (along with other exciting events) with Tech Week Ireland and with Digital Art Week. One way that 5th class have taken part in both events was to experiment with SketchUp. SketchUp has a bit of a history in St Peter’s. In 2009, 6th class at the time were declared the Senior Engineering Class of Ireland. In the lead up to the finals, they presented a project at the BT Young Scientist Primary Science Fair (and won the top prize on the day with two other schools!). The class were looking out for ways to develop their project and Leon (Kelsey... 

12 Apr

Welcome to our weekly online newsletter – the St Peter’s Post! We’d a really exciting week with the arrival of Scientific Sue. We were delighted to welcome five local schools to see Sue in action and they were all really impressed by Sue and by our beautiful school! It was lovely to be able to share our prize with them and we’re very grateful to Engineers Ireland for organising it. Here are the week’s headlines: You can read all about Scientific Sue’s visit here! We’re now on our Easter holidays – 3rd class had great fun yesterday at their Easter... 

29 Mar

  Welcome to our weekly online newsletter – the St Peter’s Post! We’re very proud of all the great work from our students this week – from Write-A-Book, to stop-motion, to Gaelic tournaments  – and plenty more in between! The headlines from the week are: Jordan from 4th class has posted his trailer for his stop-motion movie. He has TWENTY-THREE comments on his trailer so far and was so excited to announce it at assembly on Friday! You can be number 24 here. The Write A Book winners were announced this week. Congratulations to Casey, Luke, Ben and Kyle. The... 

22 Mar

This week started with St Patrick’s Day and finished on Friday afternoon with our Seachtain na Gaeilge concert. We really enjoyed our three days this week! Here’s what we got up to this week: Did you see our year in numbers post? And you can read all about our progress in Khan Academy and Mathletes here. New leaderboards on Friday showed that we’re in 2nd place on both leaderboards! Well done 5th and 6th! 3rd class began the week with a video of a song they’ve been learning – watch it here. 2nd class have a song to help us to learn the counties. Listen to it here. Our... 

20 Mar

It’s been a while since we put together one of our ‘In Numbers’ pieces, so we thought it was about time that we reflected on what we have been getting up to since our last one that we posted on November 5th! In short, our blog has the following: 1. 369 blogposts, with 27,088 pageviews! Wow! 2. A whopping 1,413 comments at the time of writing! 3. 78 podcasts that have been played 1,838 times! To add to that, our twitter has… 1. 1,758 tweets. 2. 365 followers. In the 19 weeks since that last post, we have added to the many activities and projects that are typical of the... 

15 Mar

Welcome to our weekly blog newsletter – the St Peter’s Post! And if it’s ever been needed – this has been the week! With so much happening, we don’t want you to miss out on any of our big news and little moments. Of course, as you all know by now, the major event this week was the launch of the website – www.stpetersbray.ie All the staff and students worked really hard to put it together, but special thanks has to go to Ms Brennan, who put in so much work to turn all the content into the fantastic website we now have! Read all about our launch here. Please make... 

2 Mar

Slightly delayed St Peter’s Post this weekend! You can blame the CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) Conference in Galway yesterday. The theme was ‘Spark the Imagination’ and they really did! We’ve come back with lots of very cool ways to enhance ICT in St Peter’s! The headlines from this week are: Check out 2nd class and their fantastic version of Riverdance here. It’s the annual Book Fair starting tomorrow (Monday)! Get all the details from Ms Sugrue or check out this post. In related news, we started a countdown to World Book Day. Count it down... 

25 Jan

A week full of Roots of Empathy, Write a Book and podcasts for you this week! Let’s get started: Sixth class recorded an excerpt of the ‘I have a dream’ speech for Martin Luther King day. You can listen to it here. 4th class posted some astounding facts on Twitter this week about dangerous creatures. The Mermaid Theatre were very impressed:   @StPetersBray we are a bit scared of all your spidery facts! Eeek! 🙂 — Mermaid Arts Centre (@mermaidarts) January 21, 2014   2nd class had Roots of Empathy with Baby T this week. You can watch the Animoto of his visit here. Fifth... 

18 Jan

Welcome to the 10th edition of the ‘St Peter’s Post’ and it’s absolutely packed! This week saw ‘Write A Book’ in full swing, the Virtual Science Fair continued and there were a number of fantastic podcasts. It was also a very busy week for comments on the blog – students and teachers loved reading every single one! Our Virtual Science Fair continued this week with the following projects from 6th class: This project from Billy, Keane and Kevin asks ‘Can one hand react quicker than the other?’ ‘Can we make a lightbulb light up without...