Last Wednesday, ten children attended the annual STAR Awards in the beautiful President’s Hall in the Law Society building on Blackhall Place.
The STAR awards is a very special awards ceremony, as the winners are nominated and voted for by the other pupils, staff and parents of the children in St. Gabriel’s NS. The winners are all recognised for their hard work, talents, and contribution to the school and community.
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 →
Maths Week Ireland takes place from the 14th – 2nd October (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. Continue reading →
Our special focus this year is to ‘Be Generous’. We hope to honour the life of our wonderful school gardener, Séamus Stone, who recently passed away. His generosity knew no bounds and has enriched the lives of our school community.
Each class will work hard this week to be generous with their time, their talents and their treasures, especially sharing our smiles and our kind words!
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 5th and 6th class will display their generosity by becoming Playground Buddies to our new Junior Infant Class. What fantastic role models they are!
St. Gabriel‘s annual sponsored Green Walk was held on 15th of March this year and was enjoyed again by all. Well done to all the children who worked hard to fill their sponsorship cards and thank you to all the parents, neighbours, aunties, uncles, grannies and grandads who sponsored them. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather on this day and our pupils were a colourful sight as they walked through Stoneybatter in their green costumes.
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.
Click the link to see our Home School Community Liaison’s January Newsletter and get up to date with all the classes and activities for parents and guardians, as well as opportunities to be involved in your children’s learning with Maths Games and Family Library.
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.