The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, paid a visit to St. Gabriel’s NS this morning as his last official engagement as Lord Mayor. He was formally and professionally greeted by a well-turned out 6th class, before entering the packed … Continue reading →
Who said Summer Trips were just for the children?! The final parents’ trip of the school year took place on Tuesday 16th June. A group of parents was guided around Cruagh Woods, just past Rathfarnham, with a very kind volunteer … Continue reading →
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.