St Peter’s Post #29


Welcome to our weekly online newsletter, the St Peter’s Post! The big news this weekend is the 32 County Challenge that’s currently underway – Mr Foley, Paddy and Mr Kinsella are in Laois at the current time of writing (but hopefully will be further along by the time we finish)…

As they’ve just hit Carlow, we’ll press ahead with the headlines from the week:

  • On Monday, we welcomed Alan Nolan, author of ‘Fintan’s Fifteen’ to St Peter’s for a workshop with 5th class. It went down a storm and the students had a fantastic time drawing Ollie and other characters. Read all about it here.
  • One of our fifth class students had a review of ‘Fintan’s Fifteen’ published on Seomra Ranga this week, and three of his classmates took part in a podcast review of the book, also published on Seomra Ranga – check out the post here.
  • We’d a brilliant guest post for ‘Wednesday for Parents’ this week from Summer Buzz, all about reading over the Summer. There are lots of brilliant tips in there and it turns the idea of reading lists on its head. We highly recommend reading it here.
  • Well done to the students in Ms Mitchell’s class, who did really well in the INTO handwriting competition – read all about their great achievement here.
  • 5th class are looking ahead to the summer holidays and chose their #bucketandspadelist – read all their suggestions here.

In other news this week:

  • On Friday, we held our Peter’s World Cup – France, managed by Ms Flanagan and Ms Mitchell, won on penalties. This is Ms Flanagan’s second successful year in a row – we hear Martin O’Neill is quaking in his boots! We’ll have a post on the tournament on Monday!
  • We had an Open Day on Thursday for our new students – we were delighted to welcome our incoming Junior Infants at 12.30 and the other classes at 3pm. The school was a hive of activity with the many new students for September, along with 31 current students, who stayed back to welcome and show the new students around! We’re so excited for September!

  • 2nd class had their final ‘Roots of Empathy’ session with Baby T this week.
  • 4th class finished making their Stop-Motion films this week – we can’t wait to see them!
  • 5th class are completely engrossed in their final class novel of the year – they’re really enjoying ‘A Little Piece of Ground’.
  • Mr Curran is coming in to judge his handwriting competition this week. We’re really looking forward to seeing him!
  • Don’t forget the Homecoming Breakfast for the 32 County Challenge! We’ve also extended the deadline for sponsorship – so make sure you remember yours tomorrow morning. Thanks to the many students and families who have been so generous! With only the photo collage left to put together, the lads have run into a spot of bother…

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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