Celebration of Learning

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 Library

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.

Operation Transformation returns

New year, New you!


This year, Operation Transformation returns to Dublin 7 with some new and exciting ways to get fit, healthy and look after yourself for the year ahead.

Mondays – weigh in and gym session at DIT, Grangegorman

Tuesdays – fitness through football with Ian Hill, FAI inĀ  Stanhope Street Primary

Wednesdays – Aerobics with Angelica in Saint Gabriel’s

Thursdays – Rest day

Fridays – Power walking – meet at Kavanagh’s pub

All Activities will start at 9:15am

All participants will get a card to record their weekly progress and activities.

It’s a great way to get healthy, have fun, get out and meet people too.

Call in, phone or text Anna on 085 187 11 73 for more details or to sign up.