Illuminations Workshop

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.

Collins Barracks-’The stories of Irish at War’

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.

Junior Achievement 3rd & 4th class

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.

ART EXHIBITION

 

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!

Santa Claus pays a visit to St. Gabriel’s

We had a very special visitor to St. Gabriel’s this week.

Santa Claus came to visit on Wednesday. He said he had heard that we are the best school in Dublin with the best boys and girls. And he’s right!

He very kindly gave a gift of a book to every single boy and girl in the whole school. He reminded the children how reading is so important and also lots of fun.

We were very impressed that Santa has been learning Irish too, and was able to use his cúpla focail. He was very impressed with the good manners of the children throughout the school in English and in Irish.

Wishing all the children and their families a very happy Christmas.

School reopens Monday 8th January at 8:50am

Quavers to Quadratics in the National Concert Hall

The pupils from 5th and 6th Class recently took part in Quavers to Quadratics, a collaborative initiative between the National Concert Hall, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.  The programme is centred around enabling primary school children to explore the overlap between science and music.

The children spent the whole day in the National Concert Hall taking part in three different workshops, (1) Seeing Sound, (2) Feeling Sound and (3) Creating Sound. Every pupil was really engaged in the different activities and had a fantastic day.

Tables Championship Finals!

One of the most popular events every year in Maths Week in St. Gabriel’s is the Tables Championship.  Pupils from 1st to 3rd Class battle it out to become the junior champion, and those from 4th to 6th Class compete for the senior crown.  In a tense final, Ms. McLoone had to keep adding more and more difficult sums until the winners finally emerged.  Well done to all involved!

 

Maths Week 2017

Maths Week Ireland took place in October of this year all around the country and as usual the children in St. Gabriel’s took part in many different activities, from Maths trails and Maths games to our first ever Maths Week Table Quiz.  Thank you to all the parents who came along to take part in the events.  The most important goal of Maths Week is that the children have fun while learning and we all agreed that this was definitely true!

Afterschool Club help create Smithfield’s Haunted House

The Wednesday Afterschool club is over for this half-term. There were two groups – Miss Fahey’s Variety Club , and Miss O’Loughlin’s Halloween Art Club.
The Halloween Art club made big, bright, colourful birds, autumn leaves and fruit for the trees in Grimm’s Fairy Tale Forest, and Golden Magic Mirror Frames for Snow White’s corner. The group had great fun creating the pieces, and they have now been brought to Step by Step’s building on Coke Lane in Smithfield, where the Haunted House “Escape from the Gingerbread Zombie Mansion” is again this year.
The Haunted House is open from 4-6pm on Halloween evening but get there early to avoid disappointment. There will also be lots of spooky family fun on Smithfield Square at the Cauldron of Smithfield from 5 – 9:30pm.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween.
School reopens Monday 6th November at 8:50am.