Christmas Concert a Sell Out!!

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Huge thanks to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours who came to support the children in the Christmas Concert this week. The children and their teachers had been working hard for many weeks to present … Continue reading

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!

St. Gabriel’s Pupils give Presentation in Dublin City Council

Some of our pupils were recently honoured by being invited to give a presentation in Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay Auditorium.

In November, the children of 5th and 6th Class took part in a Power of Design workshop.  Having made such a positive impression with their enthusiasm and creativity during the workshop, the pupils were invited in 2017 to give a presentation at a reception to celebrate and promote the Power of Design.

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Mansion House Awards Ceremony

Friday 2nd of December saw the the final of the Dublin City Neighbourhoods Awards 2016 (Schools Category) take place in the Oak Room in the Mansion House.  The Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr was on hand to present the awards and to hear about all the fantastic work that has been done in each of the schools that reached the final.

St. Gabriel’s, winners of the Dublin City North section for the extensive work that has been done to create our colourful school garden, were awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ in the the competition.  Our eight pupils from 6th Class who were present on the day were wonderful representatives for our school.  Well done and congratulations to all who were involved.

5th and 6th visit the Irish UN Veterans Association

The pupils from 5th and 6th Class were very excited last week to be invited to visit the Irish UN Veterans Association in Arbour Hill.  They were given a fascinating tour of  the Arbour Hill Cemetery where the leaders of the 1916 Rising are buried.  After that our guide Stephen showed the class around the veterans garden and the Irish UN Veterans Museum.  Everybody learned some interesting facts about the role of the Irish Army and their peacekeeping duties around the world.

Dublin Zoo trip

Ms. Fahey’s class took a trip to Dublin Zoo in November.  This was a trip that was suggested by the pupils themselves and we all had a fabulous time.  Arriving at 9:30am, just as the zoo was opening, meant that there were no queues to avoid and we had a clear view of all the animals.  Some highlights were the racing sea-lions, the orangutan looking for a kiss and the grumpy gorilla who was afraid we would steal his food!

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Tables Championship Finals

On Thursday we had an exciting (and stressful!) day as the finals of the  Maths Week Tables Championships took place.  A huge well done to all the children who reached the finals and showed everyone their amazing number skills and strategies. Congratulations to Alan, our junior champion and well done to Marta and Karol who were our runners up.  In the senior final it was congratulations to Alistair who came in 1st place and his worthy runners up were Daniel and Leon.  Well done to all involved.

Recycle Magic!

Last week a magician visited St. Gabriel’s with a special message about recycling.
He taught us the recycle rap – “Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Yo!”