Return to school for parents

Dear parents/guardians,

We all hope you and your families are well and would like to welcome you back to St. Gabriel’s. Please find return to school information specific to St. Gabriel’s here.

Some general advice for parents about children and COVID-19 can be found here. It is an official document from the HSE and will help guide you on what to do if your child is unwell.

Finally, back to school information for parents videos in over 30 languages (such as Arabic,  Polish, Portuguese and  Romanian for example) can be found here. These videos have all been approved by Irish medical professionals. A sample video in Polish can be found below.

Polish back to school video

As ever, you can always call me if you have any issues on 0851871173 or email me

Keeping well for families

Hi all,

Hope you are all coping well and staying safe. I personally miss school and normality, and I know from speaking with nearly everyone in our school community that everyone feels the same way. Parents are working very hard and doing a really good job in a difficult situation, and teachers and SNAs are doing the same to keep the link going between home and school.

As ever, I am available on 0851871173 or if you have any questions or need any support with anything.

Here are some more resources as a follow up to the post that I wrote here a few weeks ago.

CYPSC main site for Dublin Covid-19 parental supports -

CYPSC at-a-glance supports and directory -

Dept. Education guide to supporting children during current crisis -

Series of parenting videos specific to current crisis -

HSE language, literacy and learning programme for younger learners -

CAMHS mental health support newsletter –  CAMHS newsletter FINAL

HSE directory of supports - DNCC Covid Supports poster draft

Take care, Mike


Tips to stay well

Dear parents and guardians,

We hope you and yours are well. We appreciate this is a difficult time for you as parents. With this in mind, please find links to some resources and tips below which deal with general parenting, coping with your children and minding yourself during this period. Our own personal and mental health and wellbeing can sometimes be the last thing parents think of; it is now more important than ever.  Trying to keep a routine for yourself as well as your children can help. Don’t forget to stay in touch with family and friends by phone or social media; the right kind of social contact can benefit everyone at this time.  Continue reading

St Gabriel’s at FAI 5 a-side in Irishtown

Boys and Girls from St Gabriel’s participated in the FAI 5 a-side tournament in Irishtown this weekend. Despite some absences, the girls did well, winning their first match 4-0!

The boys topped their group and made it as far as the semi-finals. Well done to all!