Thursday, 23 March 2017

Short Story Competiton

As part of World Book Day, Ms Ua Chonaill, our English coordinator, set the 1st & 2nd class children the task of composing their own short story. They could choose any topic they wished. All the entries were very impressive. The winners from each class are as follows:

Ms Ní Mhaonaigh's Class
1st  Place: Ava Moran -The Fantasy Word
Runner Up- Tofunmi Babayemi - Summer the Paradise Fairy, Brooke O Hanlon-The Flood

Ms Feeney's Class
1st Place: Jack Foley - The Secret Shack
Runner Up: Zakia Leonard - Fairies, Iveta Balakauskaite -The Good Bears, Abbie Marrey - A Wizard

Mrs O Neill's Class
1st Ciara Bassett-The Easter Bunny
Runner Up: Daniella Eugine-Emojis in Candyland, Haylie Kelly - Where is Amy?, Eibhín Colman - It was just a dream.

Mrs L Cummins' Class
1st Place: Isabella Gaughan - The Knock
Runner Up: Portia Mulready Poole - World Book Day Adventures, Grace Allen - Night of the Vampires, Christopher Thompson - Little Jimmy and the Haunted House

Ms Prices' Class
1st Place: Franciszek Riegel-A Giant Adventure
Runner Up: Rida Ebrahim - Star Light, Rían Dunne - The Big Feet Man, Amy Farrell - The Flying Cake Maker

Mr Dervin's Class
1st Place: Chloe White Moroney - Chloe's Magical Adventure
Runner Up: Shane Cooper - The Fairy Menace Adventure, Ana Gallagher - Jungle Dog.

Our overall school winner was Ava from Ms Ní Mhaonaigh's Class

Ava's winning Short Story

First Confessions

Well done to all the second classes who made their First Confessions this week and a special thank you to all the 2nd class teachers for all the preparation work. The children are all now looking forward to making their First Holy Communion in May.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off in St. Peter and Paul’s on March 6th and we all made a huge effort to speak more Irish throughout the day. The children were encouraged to use their cúpla focail with a special reward going to the Gaelgóir na Seachtaine in each class. Gach lá we had weather reports, the news and a poem or two read over the intercom. - maith sibh go léir
The children all entered the seanfhocal art competition, with one lucky winner being chosen from each class.
 Junior Infant Winners
Alicia Gondek, Soffia Bogdanova, Eli Behan, Caitlin Stuart

 Senior Infant Winners
Sophie Ennis, Maya Maritz, Aleisha Gherca

 1st Class Winners
Daniel Suveizda , Sarah Wojtan, Lea Murray

2nd Class Winners
Iveta Balakauskaite, Olakanmi Emeghai-Lanihun, Emilija Rondzaite

We had a special visit on Tuesday from musicians Aisling & Mairéad who treated all classes to some traditional Irish music in the Hall. Pupils got to see the violin, bodhrán and concertina in action. The children learned about the musical instruments and had great craic clapping and tapping along to the beat. Great fun was had by all.

Seachtain na Gaeilge culminated with our Lá Glas on Thursday the 16th, when the children dressed in green, white and orange. An exciting ceolchoirm ran throughout the day with performances from every class.

Míle buíochas to all the teachers, SNAs and especially to Mrs Tobin for preparing the children for all the activities and making Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017 such a success. We would encourage parents and children to try and use a little Gaeilge at home as much as possible. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Friday, 10 March 2017

National Tree Week

We in S.S Peter & Paul were delighted to welcome Mr Graeme Price and the staff from Apple Green who donated a Strawberry Tree (Arbutus Unedo) to the school. The tree is an evergreen and native to Ireland. Ms Price's class had the honour of planting the tree in our school garden with the help of Brendan, our caretaker.

 Later the Apple Green visitors helped select the National Tree Week colouring competition winners from Ms Price's class. The winners were:
1st Kyle Woods & Sarah Luc
2nd: Rian Dunne & Rica Ebrahim
3rd: Connor Murphy & Rose Mathews

Monday, 6 March 2017

World Book Day

We had a fantastic World Book Day here at SS Peter and Paul! The day began with monsters, superheroes, animals, and all sorts of other fantastic looking characters pouring in the school gates, each one carrying a great book for Drop Everything And Read at 11am. 
Many teachers were pleading for help with the awful job of picking just one winning book character costume from each class. But at half eleven, the final choices had been made and our 16 finalists trooped over to the front hall for Mrs. Frayne, Mrs. Bouzzah, Mrs. Heffernan and Ms. UaConaill to decide the ultimate winner.

That ultimate, all-school winner was Alex from Room 10, who was dressed as Sully, from his favourite hardback book, Monsters University. Alex’s costume had to be seen to be believed: individual strips of paper fur hot-glued to an entire outfit, giving him a very convincing Sully shagginess, and face and hair detailing to complete the look!

Our runners up also looked amazing. They were:
Ryan Faye, Room 11 – dressed as Slug, from The Slimy Book
Daniel Cash, Room 12 – dressed as the Scarecrow, from Scarecrow’s Secret
Patrick Ryba, Room 13 - dressed as a Viking, from Brian and the Viking
Joseph Murphy, Room 14 - dressed as The Big Bad Wolf

Lacey Rooney, Room 5 – dressed as Little Red Riding Hood
Victoria Bryz, Room 15 – dressed as Hermione, from the Harry Potter books
Riain Clonan, Room 16 – dressed as Destiny, from Finding Dory (the book!)
Martin Kobliha, Room 17 – dressed as The Stick Man, from the book of the same name

Hazel Mulvaney, Room 7 – dressed as a crayon, from The Day the Crayons Came Home
Rose Mathew, Room 8 – dressed as Mouse, from The Gruffalo
Cara Birney, Room 9 – dressed as the Mad Hatter, from Alice in Wonderland

Ella Balay, Room 2 – dressed as Alfie, from Esio Trot
Tiernan Carroll, Room 3 – dressed as Willy Wonka
Haylie Kelly, Room 4 – dressed as Captain Ahab, from Moby Dick
Saoirse Donnelly, Room 6 – dressed as Jesus, from the best selling book of all time, The Bible

Each of the runners up received a certificate and a Homework Pass from Mrs. Frayne, and left the front hall smiling broadly! Our overall winner Alex got to choose his prize, and made us all very proud when he picked out a lovely present for his mother, to thank her for all her help! We really do have the very best kids here at SS Peter and Paul. J Well done everybody!

 Drop Everything And Read

Ms Hickeys Class

Mrs Cummins' Class

Selfies from Mrs Adderley's Class