Good Friends Week

4th – 8th September 2017

Our special focus this year is to ‘Be Generous’.  We hope to honour the life of our wonderful school gardener, Séamus Stone, who recently passed away. His generosity knew no bounds and has enriched the lives of our school community.

Each class will work hard this week to be generous with their time, their talents and their treasures, especially sharing our smiles and our kind words!

We will draw up our class charters with guidelines that we feel are important to help each classroom to be happy, safe, welcoming and productive places to be this year.

Ms. Fahey’s 5th and 6th class will display their generosity by becoming Playground Buddies to our new Junior Infant Class. What fantastic role models they are!

Good Friends Week 2016

Good Friends Week
5th-9th September 2016

It’s that time of year again when, here in St. Gabriel’s, we celebrate all our wonderful friendships and hopefully create some new friendships too!
Our special focus this year is to ‘Be Thoughtful’.

Be Thoughtful
Each class will work hard this week to be thoughtful by helping each other out, being considerate of how others may be feeling, sharing, welcoming all the new pupils to our school and inviting others to join in our games.
We will draw up our class charters with guidelines that we feel are important to help each classroom to be happy, safe, welcoming and productive places to be this year.
Ms. Fahey’s class have already begun to be wonderful role models by becoming Playground Buddies to our new Junior Infant Classes.

What a wonderful way to begin the new school year!

Good Friends Week 2014

Good Friends Week

1st – 5th September 2014

The pupils in St. Gabriel’s N.S. are making an extra effort to be a good friend to everyone in our school community this week.

Each class is drawing up their own class charter with guidelines and rules that they feel are important to help their classroom to be a safe, happy, hard-working and productive place to be in this year.

We’re keeping an eye open for children who have made an outstanding effort throughout the week. Prizes will be awarded on Friday at assembly!

4th and 5th Class Sculptures

We were inspired to construct these after viewing pictures of sculptures by 20th century Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti. Giacometti sculpted hundreds of stick people in different poses.His sculptures varied in sizes, from larger than life figures to figures that could fit inside a matchbox!!

We first used pipe-cleaners to create the basic shapes we wanted. The next step involved márla, which we used for the base of our figures. The weight of the márla allowed us to stand our figures upright. It was quite tricky to find a suitable pose to allow them to balance properly. For the final stage we used strips of tin-foil to entirely cover the figures. This gives them a nice polished finish. We hope you like them!