St. Peter's National School
Rev. Eugene greeted us with a warm welcome this morning and wished us all a Happy New Year. Today, he spoke about doors. He told us that each new adventure we face is like a new door to open. Each will present different challenges and things to learn but that every one is of equal importance!
Léígh Rang a Dó agus Rang a Trí an dán 'Ní Maith Liom an Bháisteach'. Tharraing siad pictiúir do gach abairt i mbeirteanna. Is ealaíontóirí agus filí iontach iad. Maith sibh!
Alison welcomed us all back after our Christmas break! She told us the story of the 3 wise men and the importance of the feast day of the Epiphany. Junior - 1st Class took to the stage to recite their Irish poem "An Teilifís" We also gave out certificates to the pupils who have achieved full attendance since Mid-term. Well done to all!
Alison reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas and taught us a new song 'Jesus Christ is Coming to Town' sang to the tune of 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'.
Members of the Active Schools Committee presented a PowerPoint detailing all of the work the committee has undertaken to date in our efforts to renew our Active Schools Flag.
Miss Coyle's Junior, Senior and 1st class shared with us their rendition of 12 Days of Christmas. Both the singing and the actions were fantastic! Amazing work!
Alison opened our assembly by telling us about Advent and the meaning of Advent. She shared some stories about Advent, in particular, the Advent wreath and the meaning of the candles.
Our school Christmas fair took place today. There was lots of excitement as each activity took place. There was a raffle for an art hamper. the name of our teddy was revealed (It is Oscar!). We had lots of guesses for our sweet jar...the final count was over 200! Finally, our staring contest was a big hit this year too. It was very tense but great fun was had by all.
Rev. Eugene treated us to a fascinating insight into the history of our church, St. Peters. Not only did we learn the full name of our church, St.Peter and Paul, we learned of the two previous churches on the site as well as the purpose of the tower that still stands on the church grounds. We marvelled at the design of the church, inside and out. Make sure to ask the children how many windows are in the church and who crafted the stone plaques inside.
Ms. Blennerhassett was so impressed, Rev. Eugene received a Homework Award!!! Head over to our Star of the Week page to see Rev. Eugene together with all the other children who received an award this week.
4th, 5th & 6th Class recited the poem 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost which they had learned off by heart. They did a superb job and shared some of their beautiful artwork inspired by the poem.
Rev. Eugene delivered our assembly today. He told us all about the history of the Church of Ireland and how it was established. He has promised to share with us the history of our own church St. Peter's at next week's assembly so we'll look forward to that! The theme for Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class this month has been Water, linking in with our Green Schools Flag. At assembly we performed the poem Water, Water Everywhere! and showed off our wonderful Water posters illustrating the poem.
This was our first week back after the mid-term break. Rachel from Team Hope came in to share with us the story of Team Hope, the shoebox appeal and how much of an impact these small tokens make on the lives of children around the world. Thank you to all of you that have brought shoeboxes in so far. We are still taking them in until next Friday so do consider taking the time to make one.
This week, 2nd and 3rd shared their Counties of Ireland projects with the class. Take a look at their page to see the projects in more detail. Well done 2nd and 3rd!
At assembly today we were treated to a spooky rendition of Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble as well as fascinating facts all about Hallowe'en traditions across the world from Ms. Flynn's groups. We also celebrated all the children who won the Credit Union Art Competition. Well done everyone!!
Parents and family members were invited to join us in celebrating harvest at this week's assembly.Reverend Alison lead us in prayer and all the classes entertained us with a lovely selection of songs and poems.