Science for Fun' has been running in St. Peter's N.S.for the past number of years. Pupils in 3rd and 4th classes are given an unique opportunity to enage in hands-on, exciting, amazing and interesting science experiments over the course of a three/four week period. The feedback from parents and pupils alike has always been extremely positive (hopefully we've inspired the future Einstein , Curie or Edison!!! )
Our ‘Science for Fun’ programme during term two (January-March 2015) is for the 3rd Classes. The sessions will run for three weeks.
How will it work?
The class will be divided into small groups. Each parent will work with a group. All the parents will be conducting the same simple expermient with their group any given week. Each group of pupils will move around the classroom over the course of the three weeks so that they carry out three different experiments during the programme.
During the month of March 2014 , Ms.Donald's and Ms. Hughes' classes conducted experiments based on chemical reactions, explored the erupting volcano experiment and marvelled at the magnificence of magnets.Once again, thanks to the two class teachers and all of the parents who participated in the programme.
St. Peter's N.S. Tin-whistle classes/Tin-whistle ensemble
We have a very strong musical tradition here in St. Peter's with the establishment of our strings' project a few years ago and the running of school musicals (Oliver and Annie over the past eight years) prior to that.
Last year Ms. Ryan set up a tin-whistle ensemble with her 6th class pupils. Lessons took place every Wednesday after school. The ensemble was an off-shoot of tin-whistle lessons which took place during class time as part of the music curriculum. Ms. Ryan's ensemble have learned a wide variety of pieces from slow traditional songs to hymns and more lively pieces such as polkas.
They have performed on numerous occasions since their formation (as part of our orchestra open days (at Christmas), for Seachtain na Gaeilge, the Confirmation Ceremony in February and the 6th class Graduation Mass).
Let's hope that our 6th class pupils will further their musical skills and develop them beyond the boundaries of St. Peter's.
This year Ms.Ryan has captured the minds of her 3rd class students as she has taught them some very recognisable tunes ( such asTwinkle Twinkle) within the first few days. Long may this continue!!
Our 3rd class tin whistle ensemble performed at our strings' project concert on Thursday,18th of December 2014. They were highly complimented by Sr. Bernadette Sweeney (former principal of St. Agnes' N.S. Crumlin)
On Wednesday, 4th of March, pupils from St. Peter's will take part in the annual cross-country competition held in John Paul Park, Cabra (The Bogies). We wish all our participants the best of luck on the day
Santry Sports Athletics Finals
Over the course of three days during the end of May and early June, a group of boys and girls represented St. Peter's N.S. at the annual Santry Sports competition. Our students were competing in indiviudal sprints, long distance races, relays, hurdles and the shot putt. The level of competition was very high but our boys and girls competed admirably with some of our pupils achieving glory in individual completitions while one of our relay teams finished in second place. Thanks to all of our pupils who trained over the past few months and to their two coaches Ms. A. Horan and Ms. H. Horan. Thanks also to Ms. Quinn who supervised some of the last sessions before the competition.
You can view some pictures of the different events on www.cnmb.ie/
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Our annual cross-country competition took place on Wednesday, 2nd of March in John Paul Park (The Bogies). A huge number of pupils from St. Peter's attended and we had a number of pupils who did very well. Congratulations to all of our pupils who ran in extremely cold conditions. Thanks to Ms. A. Horan and Ms. H. Horan for training our athletes.
Our annual cross-country competition will take place on Wednesday, 7th of March in John Paul Park (The Bogies). A report will follow after the event.