This week is scoot to school week. National SOW Day (Scoot on Wednesdays) will be held on Wednesday 14th March. By participating in National Scoot to School Week / SOW Day you will be showing your support for a greener, healthier environment.
Please scoot to school this Wednesday and we may be in with a chance to win scooter parking for our school.
A chairde! Parents, Guardians and friends!
This week we will be celebrating Irish language and culture as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. We will be busy learning Irish songs and dances, playing games through Irish, reading and writing stories, listening to Irish music and promoting the Irish language throughout the school.
We would like to invite you to join in the fun nextFriday 16th March.
· Join us between 8:30 and 9a.m. for an Irish breakfast in the school hall. Some of our students will be serving Irish tea, scones, brown bread and other baked goods for parents to enjoy! They will be helping parents to learn some Irish phrases so that you can have chat ‘as Gaeilge’ while you sip your tea!
· Classes will be performing some Irish songs, poems and dances for parents in the hall between 9 and 10a.m.
Please come and celebrate with us! Bígí ann!
We would be delighted if anyone would like to contribute baked goods for our Irish Breakfast morning. Some ideas of Irish foods include:
· Soda bread or brown bread
· Barmbrack or fruit bread
· Potato cakes
· Oat cakes
· Apple cake
· Spreads: blackberry jam, apple jelly or Irish butter
As part of tree week we had a visit from storyteller Angie. She told us about how trees can communicate together through their network of micellium, we made pencils using elder branches and charcoal as lead and went out to the forest school to leave feed for the hungry birds!
Well done to all who took part in today’s science fair. All in the Rose class were very proud of our classmates presentations and work!
To finish up our integrated theme of space we discussed how air can act as a pushing force. We used straws to find objects that the energy produced by blowing could push and move. We then designed a straw ‘rocket’ using a ballon filled with air as a fuel source and sent it flying along the string to get to the moon!
Our Science Fair is on Friday 9th 2018.
This is a parent & child home based project.
Our emergency closure due to the weather is a great opportunity to make good progress with your project.
For tips on presentation and timeline please go to:
For some Science Fair Project ideas go to:
Today we planted 2 Birch trees as part of the Trees on the Land Initiative!
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.
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
Follow this link for other relevant information: http://www.powerstownet.com/petns-science-fair-9th-march-2018/