St Peter’s Post #22


Welcome to our online weekly newsletter – our first St Peter’s Post of the third term. It’s been a very exciting week in St Peter’s and we’re sure that everyone by now has heard that good things come in twos! On Tuesday, we were over the moon to be awarded two awards in the Eircom Junior Spiders… and then on Thursday, we were over the moon to hear of two new arrivals to the St Peter’s family. Congratulations to Ms Whyte and Mr Vance  on the birth of their beautiful baby daughters!

So let’s get stuck in to the headlines of the week:

  • On Tuesday, Oisín, Tommy, James, Caoilynn and Ms Brennan were lucky enough to visit the Foundry to represent St Peter’s at the Junior Spiders. Read all about their very exciting day here.
  • You can read all the messages of good luck on our ‘This is the day!’ post here.
  • Our students and teacher were interviewed by Today FM about the Junior Spiders – listen to it here.
  • We also submitted our Creative Schools project this week – there’s lots to read and watch on the post here!
  • If you enjoy the stop-motion on that post, you have to see the stop motion film from Jordan in 4th class here.
  • 3rd class also posted a stop-motion film this week called ‘The Chase’. Watch it here.
  • We’re starting to post our Discover Primary Science work over the next couple of weeks – check out the excellent work from Ms Mitchell’s class on Sound here.
  • This week was #artweek14, where schools are encouraged to engage with Digital Art. You can read all about it here.
  • It was Tech Week Ireland also and we celebrated technology in schools as part of the week. Read all about it here.
  • 2nd class engaged with #artweek14 by trying out apps and experimenting with pop art. See their work here.
  • 5th class used SketchUp this week to take part in #artweek14 and #techweekirl – check out their work here.
  • Ms Mitchell’s class did really well this week. Find out who the students of the week were here and who presented the work of the week here.
  • Looking for a reading suggestion? Ms Mitchell’s class are really enjoying ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl

In other headlines this week:

  • We were delighted to find out that 18 of our students qualified for the Provincial Finals of Mathletes. We’re extremely proud of our students and looking forward to cheering them on in DCU on May 10th.
  • On the topic of Mathletes, we’d like to congratulate Eduard from 6th class who came in 8th place in the April leaderboards for 6th class!
  • Check out our Junior Spiders badges sitting proudly to the right of our blog!
  • 2nd and 5th class held a FaceTime chat with Scoil Íde, Corbally about the use of technology in both schools. It went really well and we were fascinated by their use of Lego Mindstorms!
    • 5th class voted every day this week for their favourite pieces of art as part of building an online museum for #artweek14.


    • Our senior classes enjoyed lunchtime tag rugby with Paddy this week – the weather at the start of the week was perfect for it!



    • We had Maths4fun this week – thanks to the Parents’ Council for organising it!


    • 5th class learned about Brown Bag Films and ‘Give up yer aul sins’ in our comprehension lesson – we cracked up laughing watching the short films! Can you believe they were made in 2001?


    • We had a really feel-good assembly celebrating the Junior Spiders, the Mathletes Provincial Finals and the new student council reps – well done to our outgoing student council and thanks for all your hard work!




  • We tried out Cyber Coach this week and were really impressed – another great way to keep us moving. Ms Byrne’s 3rd class start off every day with movement and stretching – we’re looking forward to following in their footsteps!
    • 5th and 6th classes are reading ‘War Horse’ at the moment and 5th class finished it this week. Luckily for them, the next lunchtime was a wet day so they were able to start watching the film. They were very interested in the differences between the book and the film.


    • Baby T was in for Roots of Empathy – he’s getting so big! 2nd class love welcoming him into St Peter’s.




So there you have it – a hectic week by all accounts.

As always, you can find all of our previous St Peter’s Posts here and now, on the website, we’ve included space for the St Peter’s Posts so that visitors to the website can keep up with all of our weekly news. You can access the latest St Peter’s Post at the bottom of the front page of the website or you can click on this link to see them all!


— Martina Sexton

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