Buddies Trip to the Phoenix Park

Junior Infants and their 5th/6th Class buddies took another trip to the Phoenix Park on Friday.  This time we practised some of the activities that will take place on Sport’s Day, such as the egg and spoon and sack race.  We also played some parachute games and even made a tent!

Outdoor Maths Trail for Junior Infants

Junior Infants and 5th and 6th Class went on another adventure to the Phoenix Park today, this time following a Maths Trail!  Each group was tasked with finding lots of different items such as 3 pieces of bark, 7 leaves, 9 stones, 5 chestnuts, 12 twigs etc.  The pupils also had to look out for any circles, triangles and squares in the environment and to make 2D shapes with the twigs and stones they found.  The Junior Infants children were so enthusiastic that we all had a really fantastic time.  Watch this space for more adventures throughout the year with these classes!

Junior Infants go on an Adventure!

Junior Infants went on an adventure to the Phoenix Park last week with their buddies from 5th and 6th Class.  In October, each class is focusing on the strand Outdoor and Adventure Activities in our P.E. lessons and the pupils from 5th and 6th Class were delighted to be asked to accompany their ‘Buddies’ from Junior Infants to the park.  We managed to include some S.E.S.E. on our trip and discovered lots of different coloured Autumn leaves and chestnuts.  We are all looking forward to doing some more fun activities together during the year!

Maths Week 2015 is Here!

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!

Maths Week 2015

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 Games Extravaganza 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.

 

Showing Kindness in Good Friend’s Week

Here in Saint Gabriel’s, we like to start each new school year off on the right foot. We always focus on how we can be good friend’s to one another during the first week of school. And we’ve gotten really great at that over the last few years.

So this year, our focus is on kindness. We are working hard to be kind to our friends and classmates, by doing things like sharing, welcoming our new classmates, helping each other out, and including everyone in our play.

We are also doing activities in our classes to practise new ways of being kind. It feels good to be kind to others and it’s a super way to start the new school year.

Junior Infants on Today FM

Welcome back to all our pupils, and a very special welcome to all our new pupils in Junior Infants and throughout the school. We are all looking forward to a fun year, learning lots of new things, playing, making new friends and trying our best in everything we do.

Junior Infants and their parents had a particularly special first day in Saint Gabriel’s. The children were interviewed by Helen Vaughan from Today FM. You can see lovely pictures, hear their fantastic interviews (they used lovely words!) and even see a short video of them settling into life in their new classroom.

Check out the link here:

First Day in School

Thank you to all the parents who made it to the coffee morning too. It was a great opportunity for you all to get to know one another. Keep an eye on the notice boards and website for more coffee mornings and other activities starting soon.