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23 Mar

Last Tuesday, March 15th, in every school across the country, students are celebrating Proclamation Day as part of the celebrations of the centenary of 1916. In St Peter’s, we had a very special ceremony, where every class was involved, finishing with the raising of the Irish flag that was presented late last year by the members of the Defence Forces. We also displayed artwork in the hall related to our projects on the Easter Rising.

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Our ceremony started with an introduction from our principal, Ms. Whyte. Next, Amber from 4th class, Finn and Chris from 5th class and Alex, Alana and Ryan gave us an overview of the Rising.

As part of Proclamation Day, schools were encouraged to create their own proclamations to represent their visions of the future. Kyra and Tiana spoke on behalf of 1st class, Ryan, Dylan M, Brooke, Casey, Codie and Brigid spoke on behalf of 4th class and Amy from 6th class read out her version. The Proclamations focused on the importance of education, of helping to end homelessness, the value of the Irish language and the care that we should give to the environment.

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As part of our 1916 celebrations, we read ‘The Young Rebels’ by Morgan Llewelyn. Jamie from 5th and Dylan M from 6th shared information about the book and about the activities we took part in.

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Toby from Senior Infants, Maddy from 3rd class and Lex from 5th are the great-grandchildren of Martin Ryan, who was a teacher in Scoil Éanna and a good friend of Padraig Pearse. He was also involved in the gun-running before the Rising. Toby, Maddy and Lex really impressed DSCF4326

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Women played an important part in the Rising. Caoilynn from 4th spoke about Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell and Lauren from 5th told us about Countess Markievicz. 3rd class told the story of Grace Gifford, who married Joseph Mary Plunkett the night before his execution. 3rd, 4th and 5th then sang the chorus of song ‘Grace’.

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Before raising the flag, five of second class, Amalia, Adem, Tadhg, Ava and Liam, read out facts about the Irish flag.

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Then, Ms Whyte presented the flag to Brooke and Taylor from Junior Infants who carried it to Patrick and Leanne from 5th class, who raised it as the rest of the school sang ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’.

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Well done to all the readers and the artists who took part in today’s ceremony. We are all very proud of you!

We made a special recording of the Farrells’ research on their great-grandfather as a record for our students in the future. Well done to Lex, who put a lot of effort into researching his family history and wrote the piece with Ms Sugrue, and to Maddy and Toby for their excellent reading!

 

Martin Ryan, by the Farrell siblings from St Peter's, Bray on Vimeo.

23 Mar

Hi everyone! We hope you are enjoying the holidays! Here is what 6th Class have been up to in the run up to the holidays. As always, school has been very busy!

Along with every school in the country we celebrated Proclamation Day 2016.

6th Class students made speeches and did themselves proud.

We were honoured to welcome Create School and Wicklow County Council representatives to our classroom to help to launch an amazing mini-film recalling the events 1916.

We finished our 1916 projects too. We put so much work into them! When we shared them on Twitter we got lots of cool retweets.

Including from the official 1916 Commemoration account.

We got crafty for St. Patrick’s Day!

We also visited the Ballywaltrim Community Centre with students from all over Bray to take part in a quiz, the final activity in our local ‘One Book, One Community’ project.

We completed the Bray Drugs Awareness course too! This was a six week course, and everyone worked so hard on it.

We embraced ‘Girl Power’ and celebrated IWD!

We were also true to our Active School flag too, many of us competed in a 3k in Avondale!

We’ve been training hard with Tommy too…

We were so sad when we finished our book, ‘The Young Rebels’. It was a great choice for One Book, One Community.

We were lucky enough to meet the author of the book.

Speaking of which, we got beautiful cards from the author!

We had a brilliant class trip to St. Enda’s, the school in Rathfarnham where Padraig Pearse was principal. It is where our book is set, an it was instrumental in the 1916 Rising story.

For the rest of the year, 6th Class will be helping the Junior Infants out with their reading too!

Stephen came in to remind us about staying safe online.

We’ve been thinking of others too.

A&H helped to run the school book fair.

And we heard from a local community support group who do incredible work in our area.

We’ve also been preparing for Confirmation and attending mass a lot during Lent.

I think that proves we all deserve this Easter break! We can’t wait to catch up from April 4th, when we are back to school. Until then, stay bloggy!

6th Class.

22 Mar

Like every school in the country, we were really proud to celebrate Proclamation Day 2016. Here are some of our tweets from the day!

7 Mar

Welcome to this months addition of All Star Attenders.

 

So far our winners have been;
September: Ms. Fry’s 2nd Class (Trip to a show in the Mermaid Arts Theatre)
October: Ms. Shimmin’s 3rd Class (Home Cinema Experience)
November: Ms Keating’s 4th Class (Home Cinema Experience)

December: Ms. Shimmin’s 3rd Class (Trip to the Mermaid Arts Theatre)

January: Ms. Keating’s 4th Class (Trip to the Mermaid Arts Theatre)
This winning class for best attendance in February is Ms. Keating’s 4th Class. This is the third time this year that 4th Class have been the best class for attendance and have won a crepe making class for their class.
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
Grace Carton
Abbie Coen Troy
Jasmin Coogan Moorehouse
Izabel Devics
Oliver Duraj
Noah Johnston
Kayah Keating
Oskar Matysiak
Max Murray
Louis Murray-Coyle

Senior Infants
Daniel Byrne
Kristana Anna Daniel
Chloe Farrell
Tobias Farrell
Lauren McCann
Cian McDermott
Liam McGrath
Lauren O’Brien
Sophie O’Connor
Cian Petty

 

1st Class
Carla Cheevers
Liam Mullen
Kyra O’Shaughnessy
Haylie Treacy
Ned Wall

 

2nd Class
Karl Ashe
Craig Hipwell
Alec Kealy
Dylan Lawless
Liam Mason
Ruairi McFarland Bolger
Naoise Sweeney McMaster

 

3rd Class
Tristan Byrne
Emanuel Carabaich
Madeleine Farrell
Jerry Wall

 

4th Class
Caoilynn Ashe
Dominik Bessler
Kayden Clucas
Casey Crinnion
Caithlin Farrell
Jamie Hipwell
Shannon Hipwell
Rowan McFarland Bolger
Kelsey O’Callaghan
Amber O’Sullivan O’Carroll
Codie Sweeney Kearney
Dean Thomas

 

5th Class
Aoife Dolan
Kian Farrell
Lex Farrell
Dylan Hempenstall
Leanne Kealy
Christopher Mullen
Finn O’Neill
Lauren Cheevers
Patrick Braganciuc
Stephen Brien

 

6th Class
Alex Coffey
Luke Connolly
Hannah Cowap
Jordan Farrell
Jack Jin
Mason Kelly
Tommy Lang
Dylan Mason
Alan Moran
Alannah O’Brien
Calvin O’Callaghan
Ava Kate Treacy

5 Mar

Recently, we celebrated the 100th day of the school year in St. Peter’s and we had lots of events to mark the day! We are all 100 days smarter, but what would we look like if we were 100 YEARS smarter? We used an app to age some of our classes to find out!

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Click ‘read more’ to see the rest of the photos! (more…)

28 Feb

table of the week

The red table won table of the week. They won table of the week because they have been working hard, keeping their table tidy, being kind to others and working as a team.

25 Feb

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These two girls won star of the week this week! They won because they have been kind to others in school and always try their best.

 

21 Feb

Second Class learned a lovely Roald Dahl poem and enjoyed getting to perform it for senior infants!

11 Feb

Heidi star jar

Congratulations to this great girl on her full star jar! She got all her stars for being so well behaved in class, working hard and being kind to others! Well done!

9 Feb

Phew! What a busy few weeks in 6th Class!

We’ve been rapping in Maths….

We’ve been getting our code on!

We have started our life skills classes… first up? How to tie a tie!

We have developed our ohBot project from the RDS Primary Science Fair!

We’ve been working hard with Clay and Frida in our Bray Drugs Awareness course.

We had a really informative session with the Road Safety Authority.

We celebrated Safer Internet Day 2016.

We shared some resources too…

As per usual, our interactive whiteboard is working overtime!

Our 1916 projects are going really, really well.

Jack B was in the paper!

We’ve been chatting about the election, and why it should matter to us.

Rang 6 ceiliúradh an tús an earraigh le crosa Bríde!

We had out entrance exams too…

Ben made an animoto video!

Busy, busy, busy!