Little Sunflower- Helping children with their feelings

As we learn to adjust to our lives in the current situation, many parents have noted their children struggling with anxiety and feelings.  Sarah Gilbert from Little Sunflower, who worked with our P5 class this year, has put together some techniques on the Little Sunflower Facebook page for parents and kids. Sarah aims to put together a video each week and is planning on making a radio podcast »»»

Digital Admissions: Pre-School/Primary 2020

The Digital Admissions support video for application of pre-school and primary places for September 2020 is now online. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4=""][/video] You will be able to apply for a place in your local pre-school/primary school between 7th January and noon on 30th January, 2020.  On the EA »»»
News, parents

Online Wellbeing with BBC ‘Own it’ app

Just this week, the BBC launched a new app which aims to contribute to the wellbeing of young people. It's called 'Own It', and it encourages children to stop and think before they hit the SEND button. The app keyboard monitors how they interact with friends and family online, and uses artificial intelligence to try and gauge how a child is feeling. These short videos show how the app »»»
Anti-Bullying, eSafety

Mightiest Women in Primary Education

A huge congratulations to our Primary 7 teacher, Mrs Annette Ward, on her 'Mighty Woman' nomination for 'Mightiest Woman in Primary Education' award.  Mrs Ward was nominated for her dedication to her passion of raising the self-esteem and confidence of the youth in her school and community through The Arts.  What a great achievement to have been nominated! The ceremony will be held at »»»

Encourage, Empower, Excel

School Council Elections 2019/2020 On 10th October, Mrs Ward held an assembly inviting the children from P4-P7 to consider applying for the position of school council representative serving the new academic year. Mrs Ward explained the process for application and discussed with the children the expectations of a good school councilor. Feeling enthused, the children set off to prepare »»»
School Council

Parental Controls on Home Internet Providers

We know that children, particularly younger children, can be bothered by things they see online, and filters can be a helpful tool in reducing the chances of coming across something upsetting.  Remember that filtering is only part of the solution WHERE TO START? No filter or parental controls tool is 100% effective, and many of the risks that young people face online are because »»»

Sentinus STEM Family Evening

During October, St. Peter's hosted a STEM Family Evening for pupils in Primary Five, their parents and family members. The Primary STEM Challenge is a Province wide design and build activity that promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and has been run for many years by the five Education & Library Boards and Sentinus.  The host, Kevin, came to visit St. »»»

P5 Tapping the Way to Emotional Wellbeing

During October, Primary Five took part in a 5 week programme called 'Little Sunflower', created by Sarah Gilbert.  The programme, whose message is 'Tapping the Way to Emotional Wellbeing' offers an early intervention method to help build emotional wellbeing and confidence in children, giving them go-to tools to sustain them through life. The programme includes the use of picture books, a »»»
Primary 5

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