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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... 

22 Jun

Welcome to our weekly online newsletter, the St Peter’s Post! The big news this weekend is the 32 County Challenge that’s currently underway – Mr Foley, Paddy and Mr Kinsella are in Laois at the current time of writing (but hopefully will be further along by the time we finish)… As they’ve just hit Carlow, we’ll press ahead with the headlines from the week: On Monday, we welcomed Alan Nolan, author of ‘Fintan’s Fifteen’ to St Peter’s for a workshop with 5th class. It went down a storm and the students had a fantastic time drawing Ollie... 

7 Jun

Welcome to our weekly online newsletter, the St Peter’s Post! This week was a short one as we were off for Monday and Tuesday, but we packed plenty into our three days. We had a visitor from Tasmania, Wicklow Sports and Bike Week, along with posts about our own Sports Day and our participation in the Excited Festival. The main headlines from last week were: We took part in the EXCITED Digital Learning Festival last Saturday and had a fantastic time. Read all about it here. We blogged about our Sports Day – check out our podcast, Vines and Animotos here! We’d a very special visitor... 

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... 

22 May

He’s done it again! Tommy Lang in 4th Class has made yet another outstanding stop-motion video! This one has a performance edge to it… do you know the work of the St. Peter’s Dance Academy? You will now! This video contains flash photography and epic lighting! What are you waiting for? Get watching! See Tommy’s previous videos here, here and here! dc (fixed fixed done) from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo.  

21 May

We were delighted to welcome Neil from the Digital Schools of Distinction Awards to our school today. He came to speak to staff and students about our use of ICT methods and resources. He looked at the resources we have, and how we use them. He spoke to staff and students about stop-motion animation, podcasting, blogging, Twitter, Scratch and the use of our interactive whiteboards. He was also interested to know how staff use technology in running our school. It was a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the great work our students have undertaken over the past few years. It would be a great honour... 

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... 

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... 

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...