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21 Jun

As we arrive at the end of June, we start looking back over the year so far. This has been an extremely busy year in St Peter’s!

Aside from our annual Christmas play, Discover Primary Science work and various sporting events, we had Mr Vance’s tea party, Film Club’s tribute to Mr Curran, the jungle themed artwork and Roots of Empathy for 2nd class. And that’s only to mention a few!

What was your favourite memory of 2012-2013?

21 Jun

Here are a few photos of the fantastic work that was done by the boys and girls of Hollyoaks Montessori. The Montessori has been in the school for over sixteen years and we are delighted that they are going to remain here as part of our new school development. Susan and Gretta have worked very hard all year and took great pride in watching their little students graduate yesterday. A special thanks also to Susan for helping us to prepare for our end of year celebration on Tuesday.

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21 Jun

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Sponsored Walk. We walked to Shanganagh Park and back and every class had a wonderful time. We even got a little sunshine and had a lovely picnic! It was a great success and we managed to raise €1,120. This money will go towards buying equipment for use in the school. We are so grateful for each and every donation and we’d like to thank our parents and families for being a constant source of support when we run fundraising events. Please have a look at the pictures of the day – can you spot anyone you know?

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21 Jun

As many of you are aware, Mr Curran is retiring next week. To mark the occasion, we organised a number of events. Yesterday, we had a jam-packed afternoon of celebrations for Mr Curran. During the afternoon, we presented the ‘Mr Curran award for handwriting’. Each student handed up a sample of their handwriting. Mr Curran chose a winner for each class (these will be announced at prizegiving next week) and then chose Senior and Junior overall winners.

The Senior Winner for 2013 was Luke Kelly from 6th class. Luke has beautiful handwriting – Ms Sexton has often wished that she could turn it into a font for Microsoft Word!

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The Junior Winner for 2013 was Abhishek Sunny from 3rd class. Ms Whyte praised Abhishek’s copies, which are always neat and beautifully presented.

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14 Jun

3rd Class have been really busy throughout the year. Here they are, in front of some of the poems they have written. Can you recognise the smiling faces?

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The adorable cheeky chappies from 3rd Class!

Here are some marvellous examples of our procedural writing! We had to create our own medicine recipes and describe how we would make them.

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We loved creating our own versions of George’s Marvellous Medicine!

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14 Jun

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Hi everyone! You might remember that we entered the Discover Primary Science Awards and that we displayed our project here on this site.

We were absolutely delighted to receive our plaque to honour our participation in the awards. Well done to all of the classes for all the work you put in. It’s an amazing achievement and we look forward to putting our award up on the wall.

Representatives from 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class with the award.

Representatives from 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class with the award.

13 Jun

Our Cup Final Match Report

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After all the tension between Spain and Germanys match, it led to PENALTIES. Oh yes, it was time for penalties!  St. Peters Mini World Cup 2013 had gone to the wire. All the teams taking part were eager to see who would receive the gold. The tension was rising.

64 players were watching by their countries side hoping for a good win. It was 21 degrees on Friday and sweat was dripping from our wet faces. It was up to Jake to score one goal to put Spain in the lead. It all worked out, Jake shot the ball through the air and slipped past Juniors fingers and into the bottom right corner of the nets and a roaring cheer followed on after the goal.

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12 Jun

Sixth class had a great day out recently on their trip to the Viking Splash Tour in Dublin City Centre. After meeting at the school nice and early, we caught the bus into the city and began an epic game of Eye Spy, which lasted for most of the day. We hoped to visit the National Museum before our transformation into Vikings, but as it was closed, we went to St Stephen’s Green and played a game of football in the sunshine – both students and staff were watching each other carefully, with the student-teacher soccer match in mind!

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10 Jun

In the 2012-13 school year, St. Peter’s 2nd Class were the first group in the school (and one of the first few schools in Ireland) to engage in the Roots of Empathy programme. We recently completed all of our modules in the programme and held a celebration of the work of those involved.

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Roots of Empathy involves a parent and baby from the community coming into the school to work with the children.The child should be aged between two and four months at the start of the course and the children follow his or her development over the next nine months. From this, we hope the boys learn about empathy (the ability to understand how another person feels), emotions, crying, safety and diversity. The programme also promotes an anti-bullying message.

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10 Jun

Yesterday saw the annual Wicklow Sports Day organised by Cumann na mBunscoil in Charlesland, Greystones. Twenty-one students from St Peter’s represented their school in a variety of events, from sprints to field events, such as the ball throw and the long jump. The sun shone all day and the boys found shade at one stage of the afternoon under our gigantic school banner!

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The boys all performed really well on the day and were great representatives of the school in their behaviour and their sportsmanship. Adam from 6th won first place in the ball throw with a fantastic third attempt, catching the attention of parents and teachers from other schools around us too! Adam is a talented baseball player – definitely one to watch for the future. Archie from 5th class took a silver medal in the long jump for the under 12’s. We were worried for a while that he’d land in the carpark! Oisín from 4th class won a bronze medal in the 80m sprint in a really exciting and closely fought final. Well done also to Ava and Robyn from St Philomena’s, who also won medals on the day!

Thanks to Paddy for setting up the qualifying heats in the school and for organising everything on the day itself!