St. Peter's National School
On Friday Rev Eugene delivered a great assembly based on the theme of listening. The pupils learned about the importance of listening to those who are important to us and he explained through the story of the calling of Samuel about the importance of listening to God. The Junior and Senior infants took to the "stage" this week and performed the Irish song "Ag dul ar scoil." The children did really well in their first performance in front of the school. Well done!
Alison led us in a wonderful assembly today. We celebrated all the new faces in our school this year and talked about the many ways we can make sure everyone feels welcome. Friendship and kindness are central to life in St. Peter's NS!
4th, 5th and 6th class entertained us all with an active recital of the poem "An Seilide" which was also a new word Junior, Senior Infants & 1st Class learned this week!
Today we had a lovely Assembly! We had lots of things to celebrate today as the children had such a wonderful week. This week we hit a record number of 'Stars of the week'. The children received these awards for many different reasons: handing up beautifully presented homework, being kind to their friends, demonstrating great teamwork on the football pitch and being very helpful in the yard. Well done everyone! Have a look on our Stars of the week page to see our stars this week!
We have been working towards our Bishops Medal Competition over the last few weeks. We have been focusing on the story of Noah's Ark. Junior and Senior Infants led our assembly this week. They sang a fantastic rap song all about Noah and the animals on his Ark. It was absolutely brilliant!
All the children have been busy designing a logo for their school houses. The teachers all had a very difficult decision as they were all AMAZING! However, we finally came to a decision and found a winning logo for each house. Have a look at the winning designs below for each house: Blue Whales, Yellow Cheetahs, Red Pandas and Green Turtles. Well done everyone! The winners will now complete the final logo design which will be displayed at the end of next week!
Another week has flown by in St. Peter's National School and what a lovely sunny week it has been! Alison came to Assembly this week. We had a great chat about all of the wonderful Mums in our lives. Mothering Sunday is this Sunday and it is a fantastic time of the year to reflect and appreciate all of the brilliant things our Mothers do for us! We realised all of the wonderful things our Mums do for us! We talked about all the ways we could say thanks to our Mums and show them we are grateful. Sometimes, it is the small things that mean the most - giving a big hug, writing a homemade card, or even tidying our bedrooms! Thank you Mums!
The Active Schools Committee led our Assembly this week. They launched our Run around Europe challenge which is taking place over the month of April. The Infants will be running the equivalent distance to London, 1st & 2nd will be running the equivalent distance to Paris, 3rd & 4th will be running the equivalent distance to Brussels and 5th & 6th class will be running the equivalent distance to Monaco. This is a fantastic challenge for us all and we can't wait to get started. Keep an eye out on the Active Schools page on our website to see all the up to date pictures of our Active School events.
3rd and 4th class really 'wowed' us all this week with their fantastic performance of their drama 'Florence Nightingale. All of the children embraced all of their characters really well and did a super job. We were all very impressed! Well done 3rd & 4th class!
This week we welcomed Alison back to our Assembly. This weeks Assembly continued to focus on last week's 'Stay Safe' theme 'Touches'. We remineded ourselves of all the touches we do like: shaking hands, high fives aswell as the ones we don't like: punching, kicking, hitting. We discussed that bad touches make us feel uncomfortable, intimidated, uneasy and unhappy. The message was loud and clear 'Say NO, Get Away and Tell.'
It was 1st and 2nd classes turn to perform for us this week. They have been learning all about Castles in class. They taught us a few facts they have learned about the different types of castles. The children in 1st and 2nd class have also been working really well together in creating collaborative art and designing their own castles. Have a look below at the fabulous work they showed us in Assembly!
This week we also found out what school 'houses' we were in. There are four school houses in St. Peter's National School: Yellow Cheetahs, Blue Whales, Red Pandas and Green Turtles. We loved finding out about our house and which house we are all assigned to. Look how excited we are! We also can't wait for the house challenges to come!
Today is the 1st of March and it was a beautiful sunny day! We were delighted to welcome back Eugene today!
Today's assembly was all about 'Touch'. Our assemblies have been following the themes of the Stay Safe programme. This weeks theme was 'touch'. Eugene spoke to us all about the positives associated with 'touch' - we can give each other high fives to show support or praise or to congratulate someone, we can give each other a hug to say hello, to cheer someone up or to show we are happy, we might shake hands to welcome someone, to say hello or as a formal handshake. We listened to the bible story Luke 8:43-48. In this story a woman was very sick, she had spent her whole life seeing doctor's and trying to find a cure. One day she saw Jesus in the crowd, she came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak. Jesus looked around and asked 'Who touched my cloak?' The woman was worried and came forward, she declared it in front of everyone. Jesus explained, you are cured and your faith has made you well. Eugene's message was clear - our touch can be comforting to others in need of a hug, a high five or some of our time and God's touch can be healing to all.
Junior and Senior Infants were the performers this week. They had been reading the book 'Elmer' in class - Miss Coyle's favourite story. they wrote reports on Elephants and taught us some wonderful facts they had learned. We were all super impressed!
Have a look at our star of the week wall to see who this weeks stars were in St. Peter's N.S.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Another super week in St. Peter's N.S! This week we have been busy preparing for our Come and See Day which will take place on the 15th of February. We look forward to seeing you all there!
5th and 6th class gave us a wonderful performance of George Ezra's 'Shotgun'. They had a very clear message for us about the importance of looking after your own well-being, about self-love and being kind to yourself. We were very impressed with their singing this morning!
This week we also rewarded our 'Star of the week' Awards! Have a look and see who got this special award this week! These awards were awarded this week for showing kindness, putting special effort into their work and being very helpful to their teacher! Great work everyone - keep it up!
Today is St. Bridget's day, which is traditionally marks the beginning of spring in Ireland. Hip, hip hooray, it's Spring! Let's hope the weather gets a bit warmer!
We are doing the Stay Safe programme in school this term. The children are talking a lot about friendship and what it means to be a good friend. Our assemblys are following the themes of the Stay Safe programme too so we can discuss the important messages as a whole school community. Today's assembly was on the theme of friendship.
Rev. Alison asked us the question 'How good a friend are you?' We talked about what makes a good friend and how we can be a good friend to each other. Alison told us the story of 'Ruth and Naomi' from the Bible, which tells a great story of friendship and strength. We reflected on our own friendships in school.
This week in Assembly 3rd and 4th class performed a poem for us all about the counties of Ireland. We were all very impressed with their memories! Super job!
All the staff in St. Peter's N.S feel it is important for us to celebrate children's achievements and positively affirm good behaviour. This week we started 'pupil of the week' awards. These awards can be given by any member of staff for nice manners, good behaviour, great effort or anything we feel we would like to positively affirm and promote in our school. See below the children who were awarded the first pupil of the week awards. Well done to you all!
What a treat we had this week! Junior Infants and Senior Infants treated us to a wonderful performance of 'Cuigear Fear' this week. They used rhythm sticks and their wonderful voices to impress us all. They were absolutely fantastic!
This week we also awarded the children who attended school every day between Midterm and Christmas. All the children with full attendance received their excellent attendance certificates.
Have a look at all the children with super attendance last term. Hopefully we can keep this up and continue to improve this term!
Happy New Year everyone!
It was really fantastic to see all the bright, smiling faces returning to school after the Christmas Holidays. All the children seemed to have a wonderful time over Christmas and had lots of wonderful stories to tell. It seems Santas was good to all!
This Friday we welcomed Alison back to our Assembly. Alison spoke to us all about new beginnings, forgiveness, asking for forgiveness and Baptisms. She explained to us all about Baptisms, how they can happen at different times in people's lives and what Baptisms mean.
We also discussed the significance of the beginning of a new year. We all have lots of new years resolutions however as we discussed these we realised that many of our resolutions surrounded the idea of trying new things. We realise that when we try new things sometimes they don't always work out the way we hope they would first time and therefore we can often make mistakes. We all shook each others hands, wished each other a happy new year and hoped we would all make lots of mistakes in 2019! At first we thought this was very funny and there were lots of giggles!! However, we realised that mistakes can be a good thing as they help us to learn and to grow.
5th and 6th class performed for us in our first assembly of the year. They have been busy learning about World War 1 and they learned a poem as part of their lessons on the topic. Although they only had 4 days to learn the poem (and it was quite long and tricky!!) they did an amazing job and we were all super impressed! Well done 5th and 6th class!
Wishing you all a very happy, wonderful New Year.