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!!

FAI Primary School 5s Competition

The boys from 6th Class recently took part in the Spar FAI Primary School 5 a side competition in Irishtown.  A team of eight headed off early on Wednesday morning, nervous but excited about what the day would hold.

The team were strong through all their matches, with goalie Alex unbelievably only conceding one goal in total!  As captain, Scott gave direction and encouragement where needed and he found great support in defence from David, Mario and Nickolas.  Roberto, Séamus and Lee were strong in attack and one match ended in a 5 – 0 victory.  While the team only missed out on the finals because of goal difference, they all agreed that they had a fantastic day and did their school proud.

Painting with string

Today in the Sunshine room we dipped pieces of string into paint. We then placed the string onto paper and when we lifted it there were lovely designs left.