We went on a fantastic adventure to the city centre where we visited the National Museum of History and Archaeology, where we got to see lots of exciting things that we had only seen photos of before. We really enjoyed the Viking, Celts and Egypt exhibitions as we have learned about them in class. Afterwards we went to St Stephen's Green for a picnic lunch and a trip to the playground. On the way home, we travelled through the Phoenix Park and were very excited to see Áras an Uachtaráin as well as lots of deer! It was a great day out - check out the pictures below:
As part of P.E.T.N.S Friendship Month, the Student Council have decided to celebrate friendship and bravery by selling friendship bracelets. During the month of February, the Student Council will make visits to classrooms to sell the bracelets. The bracelets cost €2 and all money raised will go to Amnesty International to assist their work in fighting for justice and equality in the world.
We planted more birch trees!! Thanks to Luke and the School Garden Committee for helping us!
Have a look at the whole school planting over 40 native trees around the school as part of the Trees on the Land initiative.
The Redwood Class have been working on debating and they invited us to adjudicate at their debate this afternoon. The proposing team presented the motion 'Playing video games all day is healthy'. Each side researched and prepared amazing arguments and presented with confidence. They asked and answered questions from each other. In the end the Birch Class judges were asked to stand beside the team who they felt presented the best argument. The opposing team won!
Thanks Redwood Class for inviting us to be a part of your debate. We were really impressed with your hard work!
Every child in the school is invited to participate in our Science Fair. This is a home-school project that is completed in partnership between parents/guardians and pupils.
Projects are completed at home and are presented to school on Thursday 8th of March for our Science Fair on Friday March 9th.
Children can complete projects individually, with siblings and/or with their friends. You and your child decide! It should be a fun learning opportunity for you and your child to work together over the next five weeks on an educational project. It should also encourage your child to develop a good understanding and knowledge of “the scientific method”.
If you and your child want to participate in our Science Fair please return contract to the school by the 26/2/2017. This contract is below for your attention (or click here)
We have created a Science Fair guide. This is attached below (or click here). It may be helpful during the next several weeks.
PETNS Science Committee
Please note that letters and contracts have been emailed to parents, is shared on school website, social media and class blogs.
Science Fair Information Booklet has also been emailed to parents. If you do not have access to the internet and want a hardcopy of the information booklet, please let your child’s class teacher know!
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT TIMELINE
SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION BOOKLET
SCIENCE FAIR CONTRACT
Date for your diary: Shared Reading Thursday 1st March at 13.30pm
As part of Book Week, we are inviting parents to come into classes and read stories to the children. The stories can be anything at all - your favourite traditional stories, folk tales from around the world, in English or in your home language. We would be delighted to see you there!