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25 Jun

Ms. Hyland’s class went for a well deserved day out to Shanganagh last week in the sunshine, to reward the boys for all their hard work throughout the year.
It has been an emotional week, saying good bye to our much loved sixth class, we wish them all the best for the future.

Ms.Hyland & Ms. Flanagan

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25 Jun

To celebrate Mr. Curran’s contribution to St. Peter’s life, the Film Club made this movie. We decided to celebrate the great stories (true or not!) of Mr. Curran’s life. We hope you enjoy the show! Let us know what you think in the comments section!

25 Jun

Bike DayBike Day was a great success this year. It was our fourth annual day where we all bring in our bikes and helmets and promote safe cycling. Before we started, we tested all of our bikes for good, safe brakes and excellent tyre pressure.

There were two events, a two-lap time trial of the yard and a slow cycling obstacle course. Luke Kelly (6th) was a stand-out performer in the time-trial, with a time of 1 minute, 17 seconds and Jamie Doonan (5th) was the best competitor in the obstacle course.

Congratulations to all of the students for their excellent participation and many thanks to Paddy for planning the day out for us.

In related news, today TJ Nolan in Second Class won a €200 voucher for Everest Cycles after we had a raffle to reward our students for all of their fundraising for the Sponsored Walk. Well done to TJ, he will no doubt be showing off his new wheels to us soon!

24 Jun

Congratulations to Luke, Dillon and Kyle from 6th class, who recently finished their training as part of the wonderful programme in Festina Lente.

Ms Sexton and Ms Sugrue were treated to a guided tour of the facilities in Festina Lente, and they were really impressed with the boys’ knowledge of caring for horses. The boys showed off an extremely neat mucked-out stable and explained the feed room. They also demonstrated how to say hello to the Shetlands.

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24 Jun

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Last Friday we said goodbye to Lily, our lovely cleaner and friend. Lily always had a moment for everyone and was a constant cheerful face in the corridor. We’ll really miss having her in our school and we hope that she enjoys more time to herself and some special time with her family. It is so well deserved. We know that we’ll always remember Lily and we look forward to seeing her in and out of school, in her new role as full-time Supernanny!

We’ll miss you Lily. 🙂

24 Jun
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Thanks for giving us your hat and your lighthouse Mr. Curran!

2nd Class will really miss Mr. Curran. We decided to interview him to remember all the important things he has taught us about his life. We hope you enjoy his answers!

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1. Where are you from? (Adam)
I am from County Dublin, but I have worked in Bray for 18 years!

2. Where did you go to school? (Chris)
I went to school in St. Laurence’s in Kilmacud and there were 50 boys in my class. I started 2nd Class on the 1st July, 1963.

3. What was primary school like? (Finn)
It was very like St. Peter’s. All of the teachers were men though. We had old fashioned desks with ink-wells.

4.What was your favourite class? (John)
I loved 4th Class. I had a very nice teacher who taught us interesting things!

5. Who was your favourite teacher?
I really liked my 4th Class teacher, Mr. Gallagher. He was a kind man and he liked teaching us interesting things.

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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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