Collins Barracks-’The stories of Irish at War’

Ms. Sweetman’s 5th and 6th class had a wonderful time at Collins Barracks today. The children have been focusing on WW2 in class and had the oppurtunity today to explore and hear about the stories of the Irish at War.

Good Friend’s Week features on RTE’s News2day

Look out for pupils from Miss Walshe’s 3rd and 4th classes on RTE’sNews2day this afternoon around 4:20pm.

A camera crew and news presenter visited the children from Miss Walshe’s class to find out all about what it is to be a good friend. They had heard about our Good Friend’s Week, and thought it was such a great way to start a new school year, they decided to share the idea on the children’s news!

Good Friends Week: 3rd- 7th September

Welcome to the new school year. Our focus this year is ‘We Include’.

Here in St. Gabriel’s N.S. we strive to promote respect for the diversity of abilities, values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in our school and in our wider society. This year we welcome, along with our new Junior Infant class, lots of new pupils throughout the class levels. We hope that they gain a sense of community and belonging from day one.

As part of Good Friends Week each class will draw up a class charter with guidelines that we feel are important to help each classroom to be happy, safe, inclusive and productive places to be this year.

 We will become mindful of the people around us and outside our circle. We want to reach out and invite all to join in and take part. We all belong to this community!

Ms. Sweetman’s 5th and 6th class will be wonderful role models to all pupils by becoming Playground Buddies to our new Junior Infant Class.

What a way to feel welcomed and included in our school!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school from all the staff in St Gabriel’s NS.

We hope you had a wonderful summer break.

School re-opens at 8.50am Monday, 3rd September.

A very warm welcome to our new Junior Infants!

Reminder: Breakfast Club begins again on Tuesday 4th September. Drop in  between 8.20am and 8.35am

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.