Good Friends Week 2021

6th – 10th September 2021

Each September we like to begin our school year by celebrating Good Friends Week. Pupils discuss with their classmates and teachers the characteristics that make a good friend. Each year we choose one characteristic/theme on which to focus our learning and this year our theme is to ‘Be Considerate’.

Pupils will explore how we can all be more considerate people in the classroom, on the playground and outside of school. We will try to be considerate of the feelings of others. We will consider how our words and actions can have an impact on the happiness of others. This September we welcome lots of new pupils to many of our classes throughout the school. We will consider what it is like to move to a new school and we will try to make it easier for everybody to settle into school life.

The pupils of St. Gabriel’s N.S. have already displayed wonderful consideration for the health and safety of others by respecting and willingly following the rules and routines of our school including the new procedures that have been introduced since the pandemic began. Well done!

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

We look forward to putting into practise all we learn this week about being considerate throughout the year ahead and beyond.

Teddy Bear Picnic with the Principal!

Junior Infants and Senior Infants were kindly invited by our principal, Ms. Comerford, to a very special Teddy Bear Picnic in our courtyard today. Everybody brought a bear or a cuddly toy to school to join us on our picnic. As you can see from the photos we had a wonderful time. We found out the names of and some stories about each and every bear.

Junior Infants 22nd-26th February

Hello boys and girls in Junior Infants,

We hope you all enjoyed some rest and relaxation over the midterm break! Below are a few suggestions of activitites for the week ahead. It’s a beautiful morning here in Dublin today so I hope you all make the most of the nice weather and get out and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. It’s perfect weather for searching for signs of spring!  Feel free to share photos of what you find on Seesaw! We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on our Zoom meetings this week so keep an eye out on your e-mails for days and times.

Ms. Leonard and Ms. Flahive.

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Junior Infants 15th-19th February

Hello boys and girls in Junior Infants,

Well done for reaching the week of our mid-term break.  Below are a few suggestions of activities for you to do this week. We’re so happy to see you share what you have been getting up to on Seesaw. Many of you are trying a little bit from our school website, some challenges on Seesaw, lots of fun tasks from the school activity packs as well as your own creative projects and adventurous pursuits. We’re very impressed with all your fantastic work. You and your parents really deserve to enjoy the few days off school work for the mid-term break.

Ms. Leonard and Ms. Flahive.

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