Junior Achievement 3rd & 4th class

The children in 3rd and 4th class particpated in a Junioir Achievement programme over the past 4 weeks under the guidance of Cian McMahon. The topic of discussion was about how our city considers economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities. The children discovered that,  A city is a place where a lot of people live, work, play, and go to school. Cian helped the students build a city! They constructed paper buildings, and mapped out a city. They wrote a newspaper article and planned their own restaurants They also examined why banks are important. Well done 3rd and 4th class.

Sand Painting

In the Sunshine Class we painted with a mixture of sand and paint. Together they made a rough texture on the paper when the paintings dried.

 

Mr Smyth’s Class question News2Day presenters

This week on RTE’s News2Day children were asked to submit questions to the presenters rather than answer a question.

After some discussion in class, the children in Mr Smyth’s Class asked: “How many people work on making a News2Day episode?”

Check out the news item by clicking HERE.

(You will find the piece 7minutes and 25 seconds into the show)

WELL DONE Boys and Girls- Great question!

Mr Smyth’s Class feature on RTE News2Day

This week’s News2Day’s ‘Question of the Week’ was

Should everyone get a medal on Sports Day, even if they don’t win?

Mr Smyth’s Class discuss the Question of the Week every week and this week we discussed the issue in class and sent in our answer to the show. You can watch the show HERE

Check out our answer below:

News2Day were in touch and sent a lovely message back to the girls and boys in Mr Smyth’s Class. You can read their lovely message to us below:

Hi everyone in Mr Smyth’s class,

Thanks for your super answers. We think you are very kind and yes, we agree, sports day should be fun!

We will be reading answers out all week, so stay tuned and we might read yours!!

Best wishes
Avril and the news2day team

 

 

Arbour Hill Commemoration Ceremony

The children from 6th Class were again invited to attend the annual state commemoration ceremonies in the Church of the Most Sacred Heart Arbour Hill, Dublin.

This was attended by President Michael D. Higgins and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar among other state representatives.  Asha made us all very proud as she read a prayer from the altar and Sadirah and Nickolas confidently brought up the gifts during the mass in front of a large crowd.  As an inter faith ceremony, representatives from the Jewish and Islamic communities, the Catholic and Romanian Orthodox churches, and the Church of Ireland were in attendance and offered prayers at the graveside of the 1916 leaders.  Here, President Higgins and An Taoiseach laid wreaths and and led a minute of silence.

The pupils of St. Gabriel’s really enjoyed the chance to attend these ceremonies.  As a school community, we have children from many different cultures, races and faiths, all of which are embraced by pupils and teachers alike.  This atmosphere of respect was shown by the children at these ceremonies. as it is shown everyday in our school.  All the pupils take great pride in our school and they are a credit to St. Gabriel’s NS.

Switch on STEM

The pupils of 5th and 6th Class attended a Switch on STEM workshop in DIT Grangegorman recently.  Switch on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) provides hands on workshops and resources for primary and secondary school pupils and teachers. The pupils really enjoyed the different activities and experiments that ranged from making slime, Virtual Reality, robotics and investigating our sense of smell,to name just a few. It was a fantastic workshop and definitely inspired a few future scientists!!