Mind Your Mind Art Competition

Recently, we held an art competition with the theme “Mind Your Mind”. There were some fantastic entries, and it was wonderful to see children working together on posters too.

All posters were displayed at the Children and Youth Action Group’s Midterm break event “Young Minds” in the Complex Youth Theatre. At “Young Minds”, children explored the theme “Mind Your Mind” through dance, music, art and drama over two days.

Congratulations to everyone who took the time to create a poster, and a very special “WELL DONE” to our three winners.

 

HSCL February Newsletter

Click the link here to read the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) February Newsletter

There’s lots going on this month – classes for parents include a variety of fitness activities, as well as Cookery.

Maths Games take place in three classes next week and we would love to have lots of parents in to join the fun. See the noticeboards for more details.

The newsletter also includes some information on our upcoming Sale of Work.

 

Educational Workshops for Parents

A big thank you to all of the Junior and Senior Infant parents who attended Anna’s Jolly Phonics workshop on Tuesday. We hope this workshop will help you to help your child more at home with learning phonics.

We also recommend using the Jolly Phonics app at home. This can easily be downloaded on your smart phone or tablet.

Don’t forget the next workshop for parents is next Tuesday, 11th October at 9am.

This workshop will introduce parents to the Help My Kid Learn website, and some great activities you can use with your children both at home and out and about.

 

Good Friends Week 2016

Good Friends Week
5th-9th September 2016

It’s that time of year again when, here in St. Gabriel’s, we celebrate all our wonderful friendships and hopefully create some new friendships too!
Our special focus this year is to ‘Be Thoughtful’.

Be Thoughtful
Each class will work hard this week to be thoughtful by helping each other out, being considerate of how others may be feeling, sharing, welcoming all the new pupils to our school and inviting others to join in our games.
We will draw up our class charters with guidelines that we feel are important to help each classroom to be happy, safe, welcoming and productive places to be this year.
Ms. Fahey’s class have already begun to be wonderful role models by becoming Playground Buddies to our new Junior Infant Classes.

What a wonderful way to begin the new school year!

More from our Poetry Recital

Here are some more photos from our poetry recital last week.
Miss Comerford would like to take this opportunity to praise both pupils and teachers for all their hard work this academic year. The creative writing skills of the children are being developed to such a high standard. Well done everyone!!

 

Parents make Sale of Work a great success

Huge thanks to the wonderful group of parents who made our school Sale of Work such a huge success.

The parents gave up three days of their time to prepare the Sale, bake and to run the sale over two days. They were creative, industrious, fun, friendly and hardworking.

We are so lucky to have such wonderful parents to work with us here in St. Gabriel’s NS.

STAR Awards

The STAR awards took place in May in the beautiful President’s Hall in the Law Society on Blackhall Place.

The STAR awards recognise our pupils’ Special Talents in a variety of areas – Academic work, Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Involvement in the Community, Helping others, Participation in the School Community, Sport and a Past Pupil Award. All award winners are voted by the children, parents, teachers and community people involved in the school.

The awards were presented by Father Peter McVerry and past pupil, Joan Burton.

We are very proud of our ten winners, and it was especially nice that all of our winners had their families there with them in the President’s Hall to celebrate on the day.

Well done to all!

Celebration of Learning

The Celebration of Learning is an annual event run by the Home School Community Liaison teachers across Dublin 7. It is a day to celebrate the learning achievements of the parents and other members of the community who attend courses in our local schools.

We are so proud that so many parents from St. Gabriel’s attended such a wide variety of courses and classes this year. The attended English, Sewing, Aerobics, Cookery and Baking, Cake Decorating, Computer courses, Operation Transformation Fitness classes and Incredible Years Parents’ Programme.

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of the tutors who facilitated the classes.

Well done to all of you who attended courses this year. We look forward to seeing you back again in September, and we hope many more of you will become involved in classes and courses too.