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 Leo Varadkar among other state representatives. Asha made us all very proud as she read a prayer from the altar and Sadirah and Nickolas 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, the Catholic and Romanian Orthodox churches, and the Church of Ireland were in attendance and offered prayers at the graveside of the 1916 leaders. Here, President Higgins and An Taoiseach laid wreaths and and led a minute of silence.
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.
The pupils of 5th and 6th Class attended a Switch on STEM workshop in DIT Grangegorman recently. Switch on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) provides hands on workshops and resources for primary and secondary school pupils and teachers. The pupils really enjoyed the different activities and experiments that ranged from making slime, Virtual Reality, robotics and investigating our sense of smell,to name just a few. It was a fantastic workshop and definitely inspired a few future scientists!!
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 →
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!
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 Designworkshop. 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.
The children from Junior Infants and 5th/6th Class have started another great activity together this term. Junior Infants picked out some books that they enjoy and asked their ‘Buddies’ in Ms. Fahey’s room to read to them.
Everyone really enjoyed our reading time and we’re all looking forward to next week!
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.
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.
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!