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School closes Friday March 26th – half day.
Children will be collected in the following order:
- 11.30am: Junior Infants, Senior Infants and their siblings
- 11.45am: Sunshine Class
- 12.00 noon: 1st Class – 6th Class
School reopens Monday April 12th.
Please remember to complete the Return to School Questionnaire before your child returns to school.
This year in St. Gabriel’s NS we chose the day before St. Patrick’s Day to hold our Lá Glás (Green Day). In the morning we certainly got a lot of exercise when we had our Céilí Mór outside in the playground. Some amazing dance moves were on display, especially from Second Class! Everyone has been making an extra special effort to speak cúpla focail as Gaeilge (a few words in Irish) for Seachtain na Gaeilge and each class enjoyed an Irish movie and popcorn to wind down after the all the excitement.
Stay Safe Lesson Catch-up
In January 2020 teachers began teaching the Stay Safe Programme at all class levels. The school closures in March meant that teachers were unable to introduce all topics of the programme to children. The Department of Education has advised all schools to complete the teaching of the programme during this school year. In St. Gabriel’s N.S. teachers from senior infants to sixth class will teach the remainder of the programme to pupils between now and Christmas.
Usually at this time of year we would be preparing to welcome all our Parents and Guardians into the school for our annual Parent Teacher Meetings. These meetings are always a positive way to involve everyone in the learning of the children of St. Gabriel’s NS.
Unfortunately this year we will have to postpone these meetings to a later date in the school year due to the Covid-19 crisis. Until then – as always – teachers will contact parents if there is anything of an urgent matter that needs to be discussed about your child’s needs. Class teachers can also be contacted by email if you have any queries about your child’s learning.
Thank you again for your continuing co-operation during these unusual times.