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.
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.
Maths Week 2015 is currently underway in St. Gabriel’s N.S. and around the island of Ireland! We have many activities taking place during the week from Maths Trails to the Times Tables Tournament among other events. We need as many parents as possible to come and take part in our Maths Games Extravaganza this Wednesday 14th October. All the children from Junior Infants to 6th Class will come together in the P.E. Hall at 9 am to play a number of Maths games that include topics such as Number, Shape and Space, Fractions, Time etc. Please let us know if you can come and be a part of Maths Week 2015 and an event that our pupils gain a lot from every year!
The pupils and teachers of St. Gabriel’s will be celebrating national Maths Week 2015 from the 12th to the 16th of October. As well as making Maths lessons extra fun every day that week, a number of events will also take place throughout the school, with pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class taking part. During the week there will be different Maths Trails taking place around the school and in the Phoenix Park. The children from 1st Class to 6th Class will be vying for a spot in the Tables Championship finals on Thursday. On Wednesday at 9 am, every pupil in the school will take part in a Maths GamesExtravaganza in the P.E. Hall and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible taking part in this fantastic event. For more information on Maths Week Ireland check out www.mathsweek.ie.
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The annual Celebration of Learning Event took place yesterday, in the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield.
This Celebration marks the participation of parents in courses and activities in St Gabriel’s and the other local schools.
There has been a great variety of classes and courses on offer this year, including English (beginners and FETAC Level 3), Cookery for Fun, Operation Transformation, aerobics, football, bootcamp, Reggaeton Dance class and Benefit 4 computer course.
A truly fantastic number of parents of children from St. Gabriel’s participated in these classes throughout the year and it was wonderful that so many of them could make it to collect their certificates and enjoy the celebrations together yesterday.
We hope that those who were involved in courses this year will continue next year, and that many more of you will become involved. Not only is it a great way to learn some new skills, and set aside some much needed personal time, but it’s an excellent social outlet and support for all parents.
Sincere congratulations and thanks to all the parents who have been involved in the school this year. Thanks also to all the tutors for the classes. Your contribution and participation is greatly appreciated.
Junior and Senior Infants have started visiting the school library. It has been fantastic to have so many parents come in to help the children choose a book to take home.
While visiting the school library, the children are learning through the experience how a library works – how to borrow and return books and how to use their library cards.
The children are so enthusiastic about the visits to the library. They love talking about their books. Reading for fun is so important in helping the children develop a good attitude and love of reading, and there are so many lovely books to choose from in the school library.
Big thanks to everyone involved for making it such a success already.
This morning, a group of 11 parents visited Collins Barracks. They were given a tour of some exhibitions by Helen and Edith there. They got lots of ideas for free, fun and interesting family activities to do at Christmas, weekends, or just a rainy afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who came. It was such a great success that we will plan more parent trips after Christmas…watch this space!