Congratulations to the St. Gabriel’s After-School Club members who recently graded for their Yellow Belts in the Bushido Karate Gendai syllabus under Ms. Sweetman. Having shown great determination and a fantastic attitude towards learning over the past eight weeks, each student has sucessfully increased their fitness levels and also managed to develop a new skill set. Having undergone an examination on the 12th of December, each student showcased their ability to display the basics in both Karate and Kickboxing.
Very well done to all involved. The journey to becoming a master in any Martial Art can be a long and arduous one, however, if these students continue to value hard work and dedication in the way they have so far then anything is possible for them.
Every November in St. Gabriel’s we invite our parents and guardians to come to the school and meet with all the relevant teachers that work with your child/children. We have found that holding these meetings at this stage of the year allows our teachers to get to know their pupils and observe any progress, but also allows the parents and teachers to work and plan together for the coming year. Both class and support teachers will be available for these meetings.
Meetings with parents will take place on Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th of November. Please check the time and day that you have been assigned. The meetings will last for ten minutes so we ask that everyone arrives on time for their appointment so that the afternoon will run to schedule.
Children will go home at 2:15pm on Tuesday 13th November to facilitate these meetings. We look forward to welcoming all of you at some stage over the next few days.
Some of the children from 1st Class recently went down to visit our new Aistear Playroom to investigate all the different toys and activities. From running a busy café, building a city, running an international jewellery and hat business, visiting the supermarket and welcoming guests to their house, they all exercised their imaginations and had a lot of fun at the same time!