Parent’s on Tour

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!


A super day of Maths Games

Three classes started Maths Games this week – Ms. Condren’s Junior Infants, Mr. Gallagher’s 3rd/4th class, and Ms. Turley’s 6th class.

Huge thanks to all the parents, grandparents, siblings and past pupils who came along to join in the fun and help out. It was a huge success. One parent even came twice!

There’s always room for more volunteers so please get in touch if you can make the time to come in. The games will be available for you to try out in Anna’s room over a cup of tea or coffee. It’s always great fun and the children love having other adults visit their class.

Ms. O’Leary’s class will be joining the fun in two weeks aswell.

A special visit at Monday’s assembly

On Monday in assembly, Miss Ní Daltúin, the principal of St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Stanhope Street, paid us a visit.

She was very impressed with our lovely manners, our beautiful singing and how well we listened. But there was another reason for her visit. When some of the 6th class girls attended the Open Evening in Stanhope Street in October, they entered a Maths Competition – and they did fantastically!! Not one, not two, but three of them got a certificate, and two of those lucky girls also won a prize – a One Direction set.

Thanks so much to Miss Ní Daltúin for coming to our assembly, and well done to the three girls.





Have YOU got Maths Eyes?

Calling all parents and guardians…

Next week is Maths Week (13th – 17th October) — a week we really celebrate here in Saint Gabriel’s.

WE NEED YOU!! Get Involved!

Activities for you to get involved in —

Have you got Maths Eyes?

Come on a walk on Tuesday 14th October, leaving Anna’s room 9am. We will take some photos of examples of maths in the area, that your children can then use in their classes. Refreshments afterwards!

Maths Games

Help us beat last year’s record for the most adults playing Maths Games on Wednesday 15th October in the PE Hall at 9am. Refreshments afterwards.

Encourage your child to have fun with maths at home—try out some fun maths websites, or use everyday maths and bake something together.



October Courses for Parents

There are lots of FREE one-off talks and courses for parents in October.

The NWICN will be running some parent information talks in Stanhope Street Primary over the coming weeks.



MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) – good budgeting advice with Christmas fast approaching Tuesday 2nd October 9:15am
Employment and Education Links –  a talk from Deborah Sutcliffe of the North West Inner City Network (NWICN) about the services she offers in the community Tuesday 16thOctober9:15am
Internet Safety and your child – Essential advice on how to monitor your child’s internet accessCall or text Anna on 085 187 11 73, or drop into the HSCL room.


Tuesday 23rd October9:15am 

Aosóg will be running a Connect with your Child course on Wednesdays starting October 15th. Topics will include

- Building Confidence and Self esteem as a family

- Exploring Resilience and Self Awareness in your Child

- Nutrition and the Family

- Experiential Parenting


And of course, we will continue with Monday walks, Wednesday’s Aerobics class with Angelica, and Bootcamp on Fridays with Claire in Stanhope Street Secondary.

Also, book your place on the Cookery Course starting Friday 3rd October.


What a great and busy first few weeks we’ve had back at Saint Gabriel’s – and not just the children!

Maths games are up and running this week in Senior Infants, Second Class and 4th/5th class. We are so lucky to have parents involved in every class – a huge thank you to them all. It’s not too late for any other parents, guardians, grandparents, or other family members who are available to get involved. Just contact the class teacher or Anna to find out more. There are still three weeks of fun in maths to go in these classes.

Our exercise regime is now taking effect too. Monday’s walking group has started and we hope more and more of you will come each week. It’s a great way to start a Monday morning. Angelica’s aerobics class is already popular on a Wednesday morning. Bootcamp in Stanhope Street starts on Friday. You can go straight there for 9:30, or meet at Anna’s room at 9:15 if you’re not sure where to go.

Cookery classes start back next Friday October 3rd. Please let Anna know as soon as possible if you would like to join.

Parent/teacher class meetings have been a great success over the last two weeks. They were a great opportunity to meet with the class teacher and find out how things work in your child’s class. Miss Turley’s 6th class meeting will now be held next Tuesday 30th September at 2pm.

We were also delighted to welcome Smithfield Boxing Club into the school for a demonstration for the children last week. See the notice boards for details on classes if you are interested in more. It’s another super way to keep fit.

Remember to keep an eye on the notice boards for other classes going on, or contact Anna directly if there’s something in particular you’re looking for.


5th class compete in Lord Mayor’s Cup


5th class went to Larkin College to compete in the Lord Mayor’s Cup Competition. They competed against O’Connell’s – an all boys school.
The events the children took part in were wall climbing, basketball shots, football, penalty shoot-out and sprints. At least 5 children took part in each event and some children had to do more than one event each, They all tried their very best. Miss Smith, Elani and Miss O’Loughlin did their best too. It was a fun morning out and 5th class showed real competitive spirit and great sportsmanship. Well done to all involved!