Congratulations to the St. Gabriel’s After-School Club members who recently graded for their Yellow Belts in the Bushido Karate Gendai syllabus under Ms. Sweetman. Having shown great determination and a fantastic attitude towards learning over the past eight weeks, each student has sucessfully increased their fitness levels and also managed to develop a new skill set. Having undergone an examination on the 12th of December, each student showcased their ability to display the basics in both Karate and Kickboxing.
Very well done to all involved. The journey to becoming a master in any Martial Art can be a long and arduous one, however, if these students continue to value hard work and dedication in the way they have so far then anything is possible for them.
Every November in St. Gabriel’s we invite our parents and guardians to come to the school and meet with all the relevant teachers that work with your child/children. We have found that holding these meetings at this stage of the year allows our teachers to get to know their pupils and observe any progress, but also allows the parents and teachers to work and plan together for the coming year. Both class and support teachers will be available for these meetings.
Meetings with parents will take place on Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th of November. Please check the time and day that you have been assigned. The meetings will last for ten minutes so we ask that everyone arrives on time for their appointment so that the afternoon will run to schedule.
Children will go home at 2:15pm on Tuesday 13th November to facilitate these meetings. We look forward to welcoming all of you at some stage over the next few days.
All the children in St. Gabriel’s enjoyed a fantastic week of learning and fun during Maths Week Ireland recently. There were many activities taking place during the week including our whole school Maths Games Extravaganza, Maths trails both around the school and in the Phoenix Park and a nail-biting Tables Championship Quiz. Huge thanks to all our wonderful parents who were able to take part that week! Pictured are some of our quiz winners and our Maths Games Extravaganza.
Some more photos from the Stories Between Us inter-generational oral history project that is ongoing with Ms. Sweetman’s class this term.
Ms Sweetmans class participated in a creative art and design workshop which introduced students to concepts such as colour, form and composition through exploration of glass artefacts on display in the What’s in Store? exhibition at Collins Barracks. The workshop encouraged critical thinking and creative responses. 5th and 6th class developed their artistic skills and aesthetic awareness while they designed and made their own translucent panels.
Ms. Sweetman’s 5th and 6th class had a wonderful time at Collins Barracks today. The children have been focusing on WW2 in class and had the oppurtunity today to explore and hear about the stories of the Irish at War.
Comhghairdeas libh! Well done to our Irish speakers of the week.
The children in 3rd and 4th class particpated in a Junioir Achievement programme over the past 4 weeks under the guidance of Cian McMahon. The topic of discussion was about how our city considers economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities. The children discovered that, A city is a place where a lot of people live, work, play, and go to school. Cian helped the students build a city! They constructed paper buildings, and mapped out a city. They wrote a newspaper article and planned their own restaurants They also examined why banks are important. Well done 3rd and 4th class.
St. Gabriel’s are celebrating all things artistic and creative this Valentine’s Day with Art From the Heart. This will be an exhibition of multiple art works from every child in our school, from Junior Infants right up to Sixth Class. On Wednesday 14th February (opening times 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3pm) there will be art pieces on display in the school hall showing the different art strands, from Paint and Colour, Clay and Construction to Drawing. Admission is free and all are welcome. We hope to see you there!