iOS 12 Parental Controls – Screen Time

Setting Parental Controls on children's devices is always an area of concern.  If you've been reading about the new iOS 12 Apple update, then you might be interested to try out one of the new features called Screen Time, which is available across all Apple devices. Screen Time lets you see several useful bits of information; exactly how much time your children spend on their phones and »»»

Ellen’s Journey Golf Day

Master Tierney (or Tiger Tierney as he is known on the South Armagh circuit) was lucky enough last week to play in the EllensJourney Golf Day at Ashfield Golf Course. Many thanks must go to John McCauley, a parent at St Peter's, for all his endeavour and commitment in organising the event, which was a huge success, even if Master Tierney didn’t win. This week, we asked Master Tierney »»»

Green Fingers and Coffee Grounds

While chatting with Dovydas (P7) during yard duty, we were talking about the new tyres in the P1 outside area.  He had noticed the pansies that had been planted there and remarked that he and his mum are quite keen gardeners.  I told him of my concern that some cats who frequent the school grounds may come and dig up the pansies, thinking of the tyres as their own personal litter »»»
Eco-Committee, Primary 7

End of Year Parent Questionnaire

Parents, The month is literally running away on me and despite everything you have done for us this term I do have one more favour to ask. You'll find a link below to a Questionnaire which I ask you to complete. We are at the end of the cycle for our School Development Plan and in order to begin a new one which will run for the next three years I need to consult with all ‘stakeholders’, »»»

Community Fun Day 2018

Today, children, staff, family and friends of St. Peter's gathered together at our Community Fun Day to celebrate the upcoming retirement of Master John Campbell. The sun was shining, the mood was bright and the food was plentiful as families visited the many stalls and activities on offer. Throughout the afternoon, races were held with winners keenly taking their place on the »»»
Fundraising, News

Is Google collecting your child’s information while browsing YouTube?

YouTube is fast becoming the most popular online platform for children, used by about 80% of children aged six to 12 years old; that's 4 out of every 5 children!  Where once we used Google to search for ideas, now our children use Youtube as their first go-to place for information, from building a volcano to making slime. Google has a dedicated channel for children called YouTube Kids and an »»»

Destination: County Finals

On Tuesday 27th March, ten girls and ten boys travelled to Crossmaglen to take part in the South Armagh section of the Malachy McGeeney Cup for large schools.   Malachy McGeeney, as many of our school community will remember, was a former teacher and Principal of St. Peter's.  He worked hard to promote Gaelic games in Primary Schools throughout Armagh. On what should have been a glorious »»»

P3 and P4 Working for a Just World

At the beginning of Lent, Mrs Loughran took an assembly with Key Stage 1 and spoke about the importance of helping others at this time of year.  She shared this year's Trócaire story of Kumba, a seven-year-old girl from Sierra Leone.  It's been more that six months since the devastating mudslide that destroyed her home and killed over 1,000 people in the area of Freetown where she lives. Only »»»

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