An Update of an Update! Brigid the Biodiversity Bee sends a letter to Polly the Polar Bear, care of 2nd Class, St. Peter’s, Bray

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On Monday 10th February, 2014, Brigid the Biodiversity Bee, sent a letter of invitation to Polly the Polar Bear care of 2nd Class in St. Peter’s, Bray. 

Inside the envelope was an invitation to Polly, to come and visit us.

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 We hope Polly can come on holidays to St. Brigid’s, Greystones.

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We thought Brigid and Polly would have a lot to talk about.

On Tuesday 11th February, 2014, 2nd Class St. Peter’s posted this lovely

photograph on Twitter.

Letter arrives in St Peter's

We were delighted our letter to Polly arrived safely.

See the post on St. Peter’s Bray Blog

to see what happened next 😀

The Pukeko from Auroa visits St. Brigid’s School, Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland.

Screenshot from Mr.Webb @ Auroa

Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa School sent us a package. They asked us to take some photographs of the Pukeko, (their school mascot) around our school 🙂

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The Pukeko arrived at St. Brigid’s School:

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The Pukeko met our mascot ‘Brigid, the Biodiversity Bee’

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and checked out some bird houses on our grounds:

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and advised the students on their mental maths 😉

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We were interested in this bird and looked it up online.

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Mr Webb told us that the Pukeko mascot carries the tools that the students use in school. We are wondering what they might be! This reminds us that students in New Zealand appear to get a very practical education and learn lots of useful life skills.

Thank you again Mr. Webb and Room One, Auroa School.

Sunshine from Auroa, New Zealand – Part One ;)

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Today was a grey day in Greystones.

Then the postman came

and brought with him

some sunshine from New Zealand.

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Our old friend Mr. Webb

with whose class from Hamilton, Wellington, New Zealand

we did a lot of co-operative learning in 2013

has relocated to Auroa School, Taranaki, New Zealand.

 

Mr. Webb has a new class blog

Mr. Webb’s Class: Room One, Auroa School, Taranaki, New Zealand.

It’s official ‘opening’ was Monday 3rd February 2014,

so it is brand new.

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To mark this occasion, Mr. Webb

sent packages to a number of schools

all over the world.

 

So ours arrived today

and brightened our day.

 

So to Room One, Auroa School

and their teacher Mr. Webb,

we would like to say

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‘Tús maith leath na hoibre’ St. Peter’s Blog, Bray! Well done on a great start!

 


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From time to time, on ‘If Only The Best Birds Sang’

we have featured blogs belonging to friends we have made

through blogging.

 

The first school we collaborated with in this way was  

Room 5, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

This was a great introduction to making connections through blogging

and we continue to value their friendship.

 

Dijana is a second level student from Canada

has visited our blog frequently

with encouraging comments.

 

Miss P’s Foundation Class, Victoria, Australia who are ‘Wild About Learning’

have been younger friends of ours with whom we shared out interest in Bible Stories.

 

More recently we connected with the students of 

1-2E Brilliant Blog, Holy Rosary School, Victoria, Australia 

and we delighted to discover that their teacher is from Ireland.

 

But today we discovered a new blog,

that wasn’t thousand of miles away.

 

It comes from a school that is also in County Wicklow

just 8km up the road in the neighbouring town of Bray 

 

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St. Peter’s Bray Blog is a young blog, established in February 2013,

and yet it seems to have ‘hit the ground running,’ creating as it does

a virtual window through which one can already see

a great selection of the interesting activities and events

that the students there have been involved in.

 

I was most impressed with this film 

made to mark the retirement

of one of their teachers.

This showcases so many talents.

 

So take a bow to all involved.

We look forward to collaborating with you in the new school year.

 

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