Trad, trails, tricks and treats!

We kicked off the month of October dancing to trad music in the yard during our Céilí Mór. It was great to finally celebrate our Green Day!

The children created lots of art using paint. They painted and decorated pumpkins. They also used marbles dipped in paint to make fireworks.

As part of Maths week the children paired up to complete a maths trail in the PE hall. They had to find 20 cards stuck around the hall and answer the questions on them. They displayed great team work and maths skills completing this challenge. At the end of the week they received Maths Week certificates from Ms. Comerford.

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Stay Safe Catch-up

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.

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Parent Teacher Meetings update

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.

Happy Hallowe’en!

Wishing all the pupils and families of St. Gabriel’s NS a Happy Hallowe’en and a relaxing and safe mid-term break.
Today there were lots of spooky goings-on all around the school with witches, werewolves, dinosaurs(!) and skeletons spotted everywhere and even a gruesome magic show thrown in for good measure! Happy Hallowe’en!