Exciting STEM Microscope Workshop in Mr Smyth’s 3rd and 4th Class

On Thursday 19th May, the children in Mr Smyth’s 3rd/4th Class took part in a Microscopy Science Workshop organised by Technological University Dublin (TUD), Grangegorman.

This workshop was designed to introduce students to the wonders of the microscopic word and the use of a microscope whilst at the same time harnessing their own curiosity and creativity to start thinking like a scientist. Many thanks to scientist Ana, a toxicologist and Ian from TUD, Grangegorman for an amazing morning!

Gaelic 4 Girls @ St. Brendans

Congratulations to girls from 2nd and 3rd class in St Gabriel’s who successfully completed 10 weeks of the wonderful Gaelic 4 Girls programme with St. Brendans GAA club in Grangegorman. They had a wonderful time playing games, learning new skills and having fun.

St. Brendans will also be running summer camps – details are below and children can be enrolled here.

For more on joining the club, see the flyer below or click here.

4th Class Visit to Grangegorman DIT for a tour and a fantastic STEM event

On Friday 29th April, 4th Class joined 5th and 6th Class for a special “Switch On STEM”, STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) event with university TU Dublin Biology students. The children had a wonderful time!

Afterwards, they were given a special tour of the college- a talk with a lecturer in Product Design outside the Product Design room, a visit to the TV studio room, concert hall and roof garden.

A huge thanks to Ian Roller of DIT for the invite and organising the visit.

St. Gabriel’s National School is the best school in Ireland!

The following is a beautiful piece of persuasive writing by Third and Fourth Class.

In 3rd and 4th class we strongly believe that St. Gabriel’s National School is the best school in Ireland!

Listen up and let us tell you why…

 Firstly, there is a kind, fun and inclusive atmosphere throughout our school. All languages and nationalities are welcome. Everyone’s individual home language and cultures are celebrated.

Secondly, our school has so much history! Did you know it first opened in 1895? It once was a separate boys’ and girls’ school, but in 1996 it became a mixed school. We have classes from junior infants to sixth class so there is a place for everyone.

Thirdly, we have many amazing sport and after school activities and clubs in our fantastic school, such as Spanish class, football, GAA, boxing, dance and so much more. We like to play different games during yard time too. It gets competitive but it’s just good fun. Some of us like to bring our pencils and paper to draw while outside on the yard. There’s something for everyone!

Not only that … in St. Gabriel’s National school, we go on the BEST educational and fun trips with our friends, teachers and SNAs. We’ve been to places such as Dublin Zoo, the Phoenix Park, Grangegorman, the farm and most recently the National History Museum of Ireland in Collin’s Barracks. It was brilliant! We are so lucky!

Finally, our school is a place for friendship, art, sports, languages, fun and adventure! To find out more please visit our school website ‘www.stgabrielsns.ie’.

Make lots of new friends and don’t miss out, enroll today!