It’s Cool to be Kind
‘It’s Cool to be Kind’ was the key message at our ‘Come and See’ Day. It was a celebration of one of the school’s key values ‘kindness’ and how it is promoted across all class levels and in every aspect of school life.
The atmosphere was electric and hugely positive as the children gathered into ‘The Oak Centre’ for their special assembly. The turn out was super and the hall was full of mums, dads, grandparents and other special family members who excitedly came to watch the children shine.
The Assembly was completely child led with two 6th class children acting as MCs for the event – it has been hinted that they could be the next Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby!
First up were Junior and Senior Infants. Their message was strong and clear – ‘Be Kind to your Friends!’ Although, their choral rendition of the poem ‘Friends at School’ had just the right amount of cuteness any small group of 5-6 year olds exudes, their message was determined and resolute – ‘Friends at school are kind and fair.’
1st and 2nd class continued the theme albeit with a different slant. They emphasised the importance of being kind to our pets and all animals. They surprised us with a charming rendition of the poem ‘Mo Mhadra’. 1st and 2nd class have been working extremely hard on report writing and they completed reports on a pet of their choice. Their clear message of how to look after our pets and how to be kind to all animals inspired us all to sing together the firm favourite ‘If I were a Butterfly’.
St. Peter’s N.S Gardening Committee were up next and they discussed the importance of looking after our environment. They showed us pictures of all the wonderful gardening that they have been doing this year and highlighted the great contribution this makes to our overall school environment. This term they aim to further develop the garden into a sensory garden, with the addition of sensory plants and artwork.
Our MCs reminded us of the Jersey day we held last term to raise money for Goal and how this day shows us that there is great support in our school for county teams all over Ireland. 3rd and 4th class impressed us all with a fantastic poem ‘The Counties of Ireland’ – they would be a great addition to any table quiz team!
St. Peter’s N.S aims to be inclusive to all and encourages everyone to be involved in the school community. We have a number of children who are learning English as a second language and for this assembly some of our students helped us to learn one of our favourite songs ‘He is Exalted’ in Portuguese. The experience of singing ‘Ele é Exaltado’ was a huge success and the children loved it!
5th and 6th class concluded our assembly with the final message of kindness as they reminded us of the importance of being kind to ourselves. In our busy lives it is easy to forget the importance of self-love and personal well-being. Our senior class emphasised this important message with a special performance of George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’. Their dance moves were fantastic!
The ‘Come and See’ day concluded with guests enjoying a tour of the classrooms which were filled with an array of colourful posters, projects, artwork and displays to admire. Students were on hand to discuss what they had been learning over the last term and eagerly passed on their knowledge to the visiting grown ups!
St. Peter’s N.S will be holding an open evening on Thursday 2nd of May at 7pm and we warmly invite all members of the community to come and enjoy an evening in our school. Further information about this event will be posted on our school website and other public forums nearer to the date.