Collection of Children’s Books & Resources

As the end of the school year has arrived, the teachers and SNAs have been busy in the school building organising all the books, copies, Art work, etc. that we had to leave behind in March when the school closed. These items will be available for collection – along with your child’s school report for this year and other information letters – in the playground/yard (where the children line up in the morning) at the following times:

Thursday 25th June:

  • 9:30 – 11am:      Junior Infants (Ms. Leonard)
  • 11:30am – 1pm: Senior Infants (Ms. Reynolds)

Friday 26th June:

  • 9:30 – 11am:      2nd Class (Ms.Walshe)
  • 11:30am – 1pm: 5th/6th Class (Ms. Sweetman)

Monday 29th June:

  • 9:30 – 11am:      1st Class (Mr. Smyth)
  • 11:30am – 1pm: 3rd/4th Class (Ms. O’Dowd)

As you will understand there are a number of guidelines that we all must follow in order to stay as safe as possible at this time.

  • Please do not try to enter the school building.  All your child’s resources can be collected from the yard where the children normally line up in the morning.  We ask that – where possible – only one adult from a household comes to the school.
  • Cones will be used to mark a distance of 2 metres so that parents can line up safely when waiting to collect a pack.  Please stick to the allotted time for your child’s class to avoid too many people congregating at the same time.
  • Where a child may have a brother or sister in a different class, the siblings’ packs will be available to collect together. (For example if you have a child in 1st Class and a child in Junior Infants, both packs will be available to collect on Thursday from 9:30 – 11am at the designated time for Junior Infants)
  • If you are unable to come to the school at these times, we will send the documents (report, school calendar, information letter) by post to you.  Please contact the office if you need to avail of this option.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this unusual situation!

Goodbye Art Week, Hello Poetry Week!


Hello everyone,

What a fantastic Art Week we’ve just had! We learned how to draw a toucan, a volcano, a panda, a Dachshund dog and a puffin. We drew self-portraits. Can you recognise your friends and classmates? We sketched what we saw from our windows and designed Viking shields. We revised warm and cool colours and studied the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Some students got inspired by their readers and constructed houses. For the art competition, we asked you to recreate some famous artwork. The winning entry is displayed at the end!

Below is a collection of the amazing work you uploaded! It was a pleasure looking at and compiling all your beautiful art work. Every student has a unique artistic style!

Here is our winner of the art competition! What a stunning recreation of ‘The Old Guitarist’ by Pablo Picasso. Well done to you!


Poetry Week begins today! We adore poetry in 3rd and 4th class. Ms O’Loughlin and Ms O’Leary have organised some wonderful resources which will be uploaded onto Seesaw. Have fun everybody!


Ms O’Dowd

Terrific 3rd and 4th Class

Hello everybody,

I hope you had a terrific Sports Week 2020! There were lots of active children this week! Well done to you! We created mascots to cheer us on. We designed school jerseys! We wrote entries into our Well-Being journals. I heard some impressive reading in both English and Irish. Maith síbh! I’m glad you enjoyed the guided dance videos! Well done for sticking with Joe even when it got tough! Thank you Ms Hyland and Ms Fahey for a brilliant Sports Week.



Art Week begins today! Mrs Condron, Ms Hanlon and Ms Fitzpatrick have organised some interesting activities for you to do. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful artwork. Please take photographs so that I can display them on the website. In the meantime, keep active and take care!


Ms O’Dowd


Hello Sunshine!

Hi everybody,

I hope you are enjoying this fabulous sunshine. Isn’t it glorious?
This is just a short message to wish you an enjoyable long weekend. Activities will be uploaded to begin next Wednesday.

Have fun in the sun!

Ms O’Dowd

Hello 3rd and 4th Class

Hello all,

I hope everybody is keeping well! Well done to you for uploading such terrific work. I’ve heard some really impressive reading both in English and as Gaeilge. I’m getting brilliant responses from the science and geography tasks. Your Free Writing entries are so creative. Keep it up! All activities will now be uploaded onto SeeSaw. I will continue to update you here every Friday.

Those who are unable to upload onto SeeSaw, please keep everything so that I can look at all your copies or sheets once we are back in school.

I would like to say thank you to Ms Dunne for all the hard work she did in 3rd and 4th class. This was her last week in St Gabriel’s. She helped us with our reading and Maths and we will miss her.

Emma, Ashley and I are missing you very much.

Take care and have a lovely weekend.

Ms O’Dowd