Excise Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

090 649 2363


Excise St., Athlone,

Co. Westmeath

09:10am - 2:50pm

Monday to Friday

090 64 92363


Excise Street, Athlone

Co. Westmeath

08:30 - 16:00

Monday to Friday

St. Peter's News

Welcome To Our New Website

St Peter’s National School welcomes you to our new website. Please click the links above for up to date information on our school and for an insight into our work, celebrations and achievements.

End of Year Awards 2019-2020

Message From Mrs. Fagan

Dear Parents/Guardians, students, school staff, volunteers and BOM members.

We have come to the end of the school year 2019/2020.

We had lots of happy times this year and although Covid 19 meant we had to miss the last few months of school, the Spirit of St. Peter’s still shone through.

I want to thank you for your hard work all year but especially since March 12th.

It is very important that we remember today all the people who lost their lives during Covid 19 and we pray for their families and friends.

Out of this pandemic we have learned to value our families, our friends and our health.

Every year in St. Peter’s we celebrate the good attendance, hard work and generous school spirit of our students.

The awards for each class are listed below.

Well done to you all and best wishes for a happy and healthy summer break.

I look forward to seeing you all in the new school year.

Anne Fagan

Student of the Year Awards

Class Student Of The Year

Spirit of The School Award

Michael Kelly Award

Overall Student of The Year

Attendance Awards

Gold and Silver Classes Attendance Awards

2nd Class Attendance Awards

3rd Class Attendance Awards

3rd/4th Class Attendance Awards

4th Class Attendance Awards

5th Class Attendance Awards

6th Class Attendance Awards

Assigned Work From Teachers

As a result of the extension to school closures, our teachers have prepared additional work for the children to complete at home. You can access it by clicking on the ‘classes’ tab in the menu above and selecting your child’s class.

School Garden

Ms. Callinan has been very busy looking after the school garden while the school has been closed. The seeds and bulbs that the children planted are flowering nicely and plenty of bees have come to visit. It is looking really beautiful. Check out the lovely photos below.

Summer Stars Reading Adventure

We would love St Peter’s pupils to join this year’s ‘Summer Stars Reading Adventure’ in conjunction with Athlone Library. All children throughout the country are invited to to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free! Click below for all the details.

Celebrating the Sixth Class Pupils of 2020

Westmeath Independent want to acknowledge Sixth Class pupils in special editions of the newspaper.

They are asking parents to submit photos of their sixth class children perhaps with a short message to their classmates and/or teachers.

Click the link below for more information.

Maths Week at Home

Welcome to Maths Week at Home in St. Peter’s N.S. From Monday morning the 15th of June 2020 you will be able to access a timetable for each class under the ‘classes’ section. The teachers have planned fun, practical and engaging Maths activities. The main thing is to give the activities your best effort. We hope you have a great week!

Music Generation Weekly Round-Up

This week the activities are all based around travel and transport with songs and activities to keep you busy and active. Enjoy!

Cruinniú na nÓg

Cruinniú na nÓg takes place this Saturday 13th June. Ireland’s National day of creative activity for children and young people. Check out the fantastic events in your area: Cruinniú na nÓg events in Westmeath

Music Generation are also joining forces with Offaly & Westmeath Library Services and hosting free online sessions: Cruinniú na nÓg events with Music Generation

Active Home Week

Hi everyone and welcome to St. Peter’s Active Home Week!
After talking to all the teachers and hearing how hard everyone has been working, we have decided to give you all a week off written work.
This week it’s all about Fun Fun Fun!!
I have put up a timetable of some activities you can try each day. We would love if you could send in some photographs to your teacher that we can put up on the website too.
If you would prefer to try activities you enjoy or learn a new skill please do.
This week is all about exercising our bodies in various ways and trying new things – let your imaginations guide you and don’t forget to share your stories and pictures with us.
Just press click here Active Home Week and have a look at all we have shared with you.
Looking forward to seeing what you get up to,
Mrs Browne

Music Generation Weekly Round-Up

This week Music Generation are sharing some activities that you can do outside in the garden while you enjoy the weather! You don’t need any special equipment as usual, just things you will find around the house. You can access musical activities appropriate to your class level so make sure to check it out.

Free Well-being Journal For Children

During challenging times, it’s more important than ever to look after your child’s well-being. To help parents to help their children, Outside the Box has produced a FREE activity journal (At Home with Weaving Well-being) to help children to enhance their mental well-being through a range of activities. It’s probably most suitable for children aged 8 to 12 tears old but can certainly be adapted for younger or older children.

STEM at Home

Science Foundation Ireland are sharing simple home experiments and resources for children of all ages. These resources allow parents and guardians to introduce science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to their children at home in a practical, hands-on, enjoyable and interactive way. All resources are easy to follow and free. Have fun experimenting!

A Musical Challenge From Mrs. Roche

Mrs. Roche has set the pupils of St Peter’s N.S a challenge. Can you learn ‘Happier’ with cups? Give it a go! Click the link below.

Happier Song with Cups – Music Activity by A.Mus.Ed

Home Learning Creative Work

We are so incredibly proud and impressed by all of the amazing work being done at home. We have a section on our website showcasing this fantastic work. Parents feel free to email on creative work (art, crafts, lego designs, photography etc) to your child’s teacher then we can post them for everyone to enjoy!

Everybody Worries Book

In this bright and friendly picture ebook, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus. Fun rhyming couplets keep the tone gentle and supportive, and you will find plenty of ideas for dealing with coronavirus in a positive way. ‘Everybody Worries’ offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together. Click below to read the book.

Coronavirus - A Book For Children

Coronavirus: A Book for Children’ is illustrated by ‘The Gruffalo’s’ Axel Scheffler.  It is a FREE digital information book for primary school age children to help explain the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. It answers lots of questions in a child-friendly way, and aims to both inform and reassure.  Click below to access the book.

Distance Learning Survey

Parents we would appreciate you taking a moment to complete this short survey about distance learning in our school during the Covid 19 pandemic. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will help us to gauge our school’s approach during these school closures. We would like to gather information which will inform our choice of resources and how we implement our learning strategies going forward. Please complete the survey by Friday, 15th of May 2020.  As always, we thank you for your co-operation.

Click here to take the survey

Latest Newsletter From Music Generation

Music Generation have a really interesting newsletter this week combining Music and Science. Have you ever wondered about how sound works or how do musical instruments make sound? If so, check out the link below as it is all about the science of sound.

More Learning on Fagan's Farm

Muinteoir Michael teaches outdoor lessons for children of all ages interested in farming and nature 🐄 🌳 🦋 🐝.  He uses plenty of lovely Gaeilge also. You must have parental supervision and you will need to access this via your parent’s accounts as you must be at least 13 years old to have an instagram account. Enjoy!

Physical Activity - What's Your Name?

This is a simple but fun and effective way to get some exercise at the moment. Spell out your name and complete the activity listed for each letter. Enjoy!

Online Music Production Course

Music Generation are offering young people aged 11+ living in, or attending any school in Co. Offaly or Co. Westmeath and members of MGOW groups an opportunity to do a music production course online for FREE.

They will guide you in the use of technology to create your own masterpiece!

For further details and to register your interest click below.

Keeping Connected in Times of Covid 19 Art Competition

The National Safeguarding Office of the HSE are running a Children’s Art Competition: ‘Keeping connected in times of Covid 19’. Children can draw or paint a picture to show how they are keeping in touch with older people in their life during these challenging times.

Please click on the poster below for further information:

Music Generation April Newsletter

Mrs. Roche has sent on the latest newsletter from Music Generation. See if you can spot some familiar faces in the Singfest clip of the beatboxing workshop with Greg from a few years ago! Click here: Music Generation April Newsletter

Milking on Mrs. Fagan's Farm

Weekly Challenges In Visual Arts, Steam, Literacy & Numeracy

Athlone Education Centre have posted some fun weekly challenges. We would love you to try them out and let us know how you got on. Check them out here: Week 1 Challenges

STEAM Lockdown Challenges

Join in the STEAM Lockdown Challenges, making use of all of your empty toilet roll/kitchen roll for creative greatness or recreate your favourite artists work of art, using different types of materials and supplies. Check them out here: STEAM Lockdown Challenges


RTÉ Home School Hub

RTÉ have launched a special Home School programme on every weekday from 11am to 12pm. We recommend that students access the different lessons according to their class level. You can catch up on all episodes on the RTÉ Player by clicking the link here: RTÉ Home School Hub

Suggested Music Activities

Mrs Roche has sent on some fabulous Easter music activities from Music Generation. Click here to check them out: Music Generation Suggested Activities

The Great Isolation Activity Book

This fabulous activity pack has lots of fun ideas for children of all ages to keep busy, express their creativity and work together with other family members! Check it out here: The Great Isolation Activity Book

Welcome to
St. Peter's N.S.

St. Peter’s National School is a primary school for girls aged 7 – 13 years, from 2nd to 6th class and for boys and girls with special needs in a special class setting.
St. Peter’s is a Catholic school. We offer a holistic, inclusive education to a multicultural community of children.

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School History

St. Peter’s Girls’ N.S. opened in 1934. When the Sisters of Mercy acquired the site in 1930, they started planning for a new modern school to meet the needs of the 20th century. The school building was designed by Ralph Byrne and has been described by some as “perhaps the finest school building in Athlone.” Our school building is listed as a preserved building

The original drawings dated 1933, were for a “proposed 2 storey, 7 bay school with 2 wings at the back.” The turret of the school is based on the design of the steeple of the old Priory of Saints Peter and Paul.

The school’s official name is “An Scoil Chluineach ar choimirce NN Peadar agus Pól” or “The Cluniac School in the protection of SS Peter and Paul”.

Green Schools

The Green School Committee is made up of our Principal Mrs Fagan, Ms Kilgannon and a pupil from each of the classes in the school. The school has been awarded five Green Flags from An Taisce, one for Waste Management, one for Energy Management, one for Water Conservation, one for Transport and one for Biodiversity.  Our school garden was a great help when we were working towards our fifth green flag.

Breakfast Club

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 9:00am

Homework Club

2:50pm - 6:00pm

Assigned Work From Teacher

As a result of the extension to school closures, our teachers have prepared additional work for the children to complete at home. You can access…

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