St Peter’s Post #3


Here are the week’s Halloween headlines:

  • Ms Brennan’s 2nd class gave a great round up of their Halloween songs and decorations here
  • Mr Foley’s 4th class posted podcasts of their spooky stories here – listen if you daaare!
  • Ms Sexton’s 5th class learned how to use GoAnimate and used it to create Halloween jokes here, here and here!
  • Our ‘Wednesday for Parents’ post rounded up great ideas about what to do over the midterm – read all about it here
  • The Student Council continue their great work – listen to their latest podcast here
  • Speaking of fantastic podcasts, 2nd class finished their class novel, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me this week. DylanM’s superb interview of the class is well worth a listen. You can find it here.
  • Interested in how podcasting in the classroom can help learning? Ms Brennan wrote a guest post for – you can read it here
  • We’d a visit from the Community Garda, Stephen, to talk to us about Halloween safety – 4th class tweeted their safety tips: Screenshot 2013-10-26 12.32.06Screenshot 2013-10-26 12.32.35
  • Paddy runs the Dublin City Marathon next Monday – we made a video to cheer him on here
  • We all dressed up on Friday in St Peter’s and thanks to the Student Council, we had a new addition to the day. Instead of the fun run, which had to be changed because of the weather, we had an indoor obstacle course. Thanks to Paddy and Tommy for organising it!
  • On Friday, our Parents’ Council organised a cake sale. Between our sponsored fancy dress and the cake sale, over €1000 was raised for the school. We really appreciate all those who went to the effort of collecting sponsorship and bringing in cakes. Thanks to the ladies and gent of the Parents’ Council for all their hard work.
  • Our round-up posts from Maths Week went up on the blog this week – you can read about the Maths Quiz here and 5th class’s Maths Eyes project here!

Other news from the week included:

  • 3rd, 5th and 6th classes took part in the Primary Science Competition ‘Design a Bug’. Some excellent entries!
  • Ms Byrne’s 3rd class made gorgeous Halloween decorations using wooden blocks.
  • Ms Hyland’s class made Halloween biscuits. Yum!
  • 2nd class decorated Halloween cupcakes with buttercream icing and delicious decorations.
  • 6th class made spooky stained glass pictures by cutting out sillouhettes
  • 5th class wrote scary stories over  a week and then edited them on the laptops – some were over 8 copy pages long!
  • 4th class made Halloween eyeball jar decorations – very creepy!
  • Many of the classes made cards for a very sick little girl in Poland, who wanted to receive as many birthday cards as possible – well done to all the boys and girls who put so much effort in!
  • 4th class finished their class novel ‘The Sheep-pig’ by Dick King Smith this week as well and, as a reward for their jaw-dropping attendance record, watched the film ‘Babe’!
  • Well done to Johnny in 5th for winning his boxing bout last weekend and to AaronG who won a medal in a biking competition in the UK! We’re very proud of their achievements!
  • After school clubs continue to go very well: Singing club made huge improvements on their Grease medley for the Hallelujah Choir, Computer Club demonstrated their new found skills at Scratch and added a few new ones, ‘Mondays with Michelle’ made chocolate apples and cake pops and attendance is extremely strong at both after-school sports clubs.
  • This year, all students who play for school GAA teams must wear a gumshield. Conor from the SPU sold a number of our students gumshields for the bargain price of €2. Anyone else who wants to buy one may buy one after midterm. Thanks for organising this, Paddy and Conor!
  • Zumba for Parents started this week on Monday morning – all are welcome!
  • We also came across a fantastic photo from the past – thanks to Chris O’Keefe – can you spot anyone you know here?

Lots of exciting things coming up – including all things related to the big event in December that we’re not going to mention yet! Before that, we have our big Mini-Scientist day on December 3rd, we welcome Ms Kane to 5th class and we have a few very special events lined up!

Have a wonderful week off next week and we look forward to seeing you when we get back on Monday 4th November!


You can always catch up with previous editions of St Peter’s Post here!

— Martina Sexton

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