Buddies Trip to the Phoenix Park

Junior Infants and their 5th/6th Class buddies took another trip to the Phoenix Park on Friday.  This time we practised some of the activities that will take place on Sport’s Day, such as the egg and spoon and sack race.  We also played some parachute games and even made a tent!

Annual 1916 Commemoration Ceremony

The children from 6th Class were again invited to attend the annual state commemoration ceremonies in the Church of the Most Sacred Heart Arbour Hill, Dublin.

This was attended by President Michael D. Higgins and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny among other state representatives.  Ellie and Kacper confidently brought up the gifts during the mass in front of a large crowd.  As an inter faith ceremony, representatives from the Jewish and Islamic communities and the Catholic, Methodist, Church of Ireland and Coptic Christian churches were in attendance and offered prayers at the graveside of the 1916 leaders.  Here, President Higgins laid a wreath and and led a minute of silence.  The Defence Forces concluded the ceremonies at the graveside.

The pupils of St. Gabriel’s really enjoyed the chance to attend these ceremonies.  As a school community, we have children from many different cultures, races and faiths, all of which are embraced by pupils and teachers alike.  This atmosphere of respect was shown by the children at these ceremonies. as it is shown everyday in our school.  All the pupils take great pride in our school and they are a credit to St. Gabriel’s NS.


World Cup Soccer Tournament Finals!

After many exciting matches over the last few weeks, the finals of the St. Gabriel’s World Cup soccer competition took place in Aughrim Street Sports Centre before a lively crowd.  Ian Hill of the Football Association of Ireland was on hand as referee with help from Mr. Smyth and Ms. Hyland.

The semi- finals saw Nigeria come up against Ireland.  While it was a close game, Nigeria came out the victors at full time.  The second semi-final was another closely fought game with India and Scotland battling it out for a place in the final.  After a number of excellent goals scored by both sides, Scotland eventually came out on top.

The finalists – Nigeria and Scotland – somehow found the energy to deliver an enthralling final match with Nigeria the eventual winners.  All the teams that had taken part showed great sportsmanship throughout and were gracious in both defeat and victory.  Well done to all involved.

Maths Week Fun in St. Gabriel’s

There is a lot of excitement this week in St. Gabriel’s as we are celebrating Maths Week 2016.  One of the pupils, teachers and parents favourite events took place on Tuesday when the whole school came together at the same time to play Maths Games.  This year’s event was as enjoyable as ever and everyone was very proud that we broke our previous records for the amount of parents in attendance.  All the pupils and staff appreciate the time that the parents gave up to come and be a part of the fun.  There was a wonderful atmosphere of friendship and learning in the P.E. hall that was felt by all.  Next up, the Tables Championship finals!!!!

Maths Week 2016

Maths Week Ireland will take place from the 15th – 23rd October 2016 (see www.mathsweek.ie for a list of activities nationwide)  In St. Gabriel’s we always enjoy an active Maths Week each year and look forward to this event for months.   Most importantly, each child from Junior Infants to Sixth Class gets involved in the various activities.

Our whole school Maths Games event will take place this year on Tuesday 18th October at 9am  in the P.E. Hall.  As every class is involved in this one event, we need our parents to come along and help out with the fun and games!  If you are free to be a part of this fantastic event, please come along next Tuesday morning for a really enjoyable morning.

Operation Transformation is back!

Operation Transformation 2016 has started. It’s great to see some new faces at activities and it’s not too late to join.

There are four activities each week, and parents (aswell as their friends and families) are welcome to do as many as they like. All activities start at 9:15. Weigh in on Monday is from 9am.

Mondays             Weigh in (optional) and football   Stanhope Street Primary School

Wednesdays       Aerobics                                   St Gabriel’s NS

Thursdays           Boxercise                                 Stanhope Street Primary School

Fridays                Walking (buggies welcome)       Meet at Kavanagh’s Pub

Watch out for the group video on this weeks Operation Transformation on RTE1 – Wednesday and Thursday night at 8:30pm.

Parent and Teacher meetings this week

Every November in St. Gabriel’s we invite you, the parents, to come into 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 10th and Thursday 12th 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 for the time that they have been given.

Children will go home at 2:15pm on Thursday 12th October to facilitate these meetings.  We look forward to welcoming all of you at some stage over the next few days.

Maths Week 2015 is Here!

Maths Week 2015 is currently underway in St. Gabriel’s N.S. and around the island of Ireland!  We have many activities taking place during the week from Maths Trails to the Times Tables Tournament among other events.  We need  as many parents as possible to come and take part in our Maths Games Extravaganza this Wednesday 14th October.  All the children from Junior Infants to 6th Class will come together in the P.E. Hall at 9 am to play a number of Maths games that include topics such as Number, Shape and Space, Fractions, Time etc.  Please let us know if you can come and be a part of Maths Week 2015 and an event that our pupils gain a lot from every year!