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!
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!
Last Wednesday, ten children attended the annual STAR Awards in the beautiful President’s Hall in the Law Society building on Blackhall Place.
The STAR awards is a very special awards ceremony, as the winners are nominated and voted for by the other pupils, staff and parents of the children in St. Gabriel’s NS. The winners are all recognised for their hard work, talents, and contribution to the school and community.
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.
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 →