Swipe Art

In the Sunshine room we put blobs of paint on paper and then swiped it around with cardboard to create some “swipe” paintings.

Sun Catchers

In the Sunshine room we made sun catchers using PVA glue and food colouring.
First we covered large plastic lids with PVA glue.
Next we dropped some food colouring onto the glue.
We then used matchsticks to swirl the food colouring around.
When the glue was dry we peeled it off the lid.



St. Gabriel’s are celebrating all things artistic and creative this Valentine’s Day with Art From the Heart.  This will be an exhibition of multiple art works from every child in our school, from Junior Infants right up to Sixth Class.  On Wednesday 14th February (opening times 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3pm) there will be art pieces on display in the school hall showing the different art strands, from Paint and Colour, Clay and Construction to Drawing.  Admission is free and all are welcome.  We hope to see you there!

Santa Claus pays a visit to St. Gabriel’s

We had a very special visitor to St. Gabriel’s this week.

Santa Claus came to visit on Wednesday. He said he had heard that we are the best school in Dublin with the best boys and girls. And he’s right!

He very kindly gave a gift of a book to every single boy and girl in the whole school. He reminded the children how reading is so important and also lots of fun.

We were very impressed that Santa has been learning Irish too, and was able to use his cúpla focail. He was very impressed with the good manners of the children throughout the school in English and in Irish.

Wishing all the children and their families a very happy Christmas.

School reopens Monday 8th January at 8:50am

Christmas art

In the Sunshine room we have been very busy doing lots of lovely Christmas art.

Santa Claus – we painted our hands and printed Santa’s face on paper, and then used our fingerprints to make his eyes. Our fingers are white for his beard, our thumbs and the heels of our hands are red for his hat and our palms are salmon coloured for his face.

Christmas trees – we used circle printing to make one of our Christmas trees and used our fingerprints for lights of different colours. For the other tree we used a fork to paint the tree and then glued pom poms onto it.

Christmas wreaths – we dipped dish brushes in green paint and used them to print the wreaths. We used our fingerprints dipped in red paint to print berries.

Rudolph – we used two handprints to make Rudolph’s head and body. We glued on a red pom pom for his nose and Christmassy ribbon for his collar.

Christmas cards – we used a stencil of a Christmas tree and printed our fingerprints all around it.

Christmas Concert a Sell Out!!


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Huge thanks to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours who came to support the children in the Christmas Concert this week. The children and their teachers had been working hard for many weeks to present … Continue reading

Winter Trees

In the Sunshine room we made winter trees.
We painted our arm and hand brown and printed the tree.
We used our fingers dipped in white paint to print the snow.

Handprint animals

In the Sunshine room we made animals using our hand-prints.
We made crabs, octopuses, jellyfish, alligators, spiders and dinosaurs.
We used our fingerprints to make the eyes.