Back To School Survival Tips

Already the first day of school has come and gone.  After all the preparation, now is the time to fine tune some things that will make school life easier for you and for your child. UNIFORM:  New uniforms need labels!  Having personal items labelled will make it easier for your child (and their classroom adults) to find belongings; jumpers, coats, even school bags and lunch boxes.  Whether »»»

Not for Everyone!

As summer progresses, (and as our unpredictable weather often sends kids running for their tablet), you may find that you child is spending more time online.  If your child is interested in social networks or multiplayer games, they could discover the kind of content they shouldn’t. In fact, 70% of 8-17 year-olds said they have seen images and videos not suitable for their age in the last »»»
ICT, Safer Internet

Back to School Uniform

At St. Peter's, we expect full school uniform to be worn at all times. School Uniform for Nursery, P1, P2 and P3 consists of; navy crested sweatshirt, navy tracksuit bottoms, pale blue polo shirt, black/navy runners, sandals or shoes.  In summer, pale blue gingham dress for girls, navy shorts for boys. School uniform for P4, P5, P6 and P7 consists of; pale blue shirt, navy blue »»»

Child Safety Concern: Snapchat Snap Maps

Snapchat is one app that children at school have knowledge of, or are using on their tablets and devices.  Although the age limit for Snapchat is 13, some Primary School children know and use the app, with or without their parents' knowledge.  This week, an update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents across the UK. Snap Map »»»
eSafety, ICT, News

Swimming Success at Gala

On Thursday 15th June, we had a very successful day at the Newry and Mourne Schools' Swimming Gala.  Our team of nine swimmers competed in races with great results. There were three races for each year group from P5-7; breast stroke, front crawl and back stroke.  Traditionally, the St. Peter's team always does well at this event, but as an added bonus this year Carly Mc Cartney and Lewis »»»

Bags of Hope

The story of TEN Foundations is a story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary vision. In 2011, a Belfast man, Ian Campbell, went on a holiday to the Philippines. There he fell in love with the country, the culture and the people, but soon realised there was another side with many people living in terrible poverty. On his return to Ireland, Ian started researching in more detail the extent of »»»

Sentinus Young Innovators

Following a science workshop held at St. Paul's in the third term, a team from St. Peter's were successful in reaching the Northern Ireland Finals of the Primary Challenge at the Sentinus Young Innovators event. Sentinus Yonug Innovators, incorporating The Big Bang Northern Ireland, is a major event to celebrate the achievements of young people of all ages in the area of STEM.  The core of »»»
Events, Visits

Cancer Focus NI Schools’ Programme

On Wednesday 24th May, Ellen Greene from Cancer Focus NI spent some time at St. Peter's with children from Nursery and Primaries 3, 4 and 5, exploring fitness, food and sun safety.  Ellen began her day with the Nursery children, teaching us about healthy eating and taking care in the sun.   She brought along Bernard the Bear to help us learn about healthy foods and to answer some of our »»»
Nursery, Primary 3, Primary 4, Primary 5

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