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 →
Today both the children and staff of St. Gabriel’s were privileged to see Mrs. McGarrity’s passion for poetry come to life at a communal recital in the hall. Classes from 1st to 6th read out their poems, which they had composed in a variety of styles and on a range of topics from animals to human rights. Continue reading →
We were inspired to construct these after viewing pictures of sculptures by 20th century Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti. Giacometti sculpted hundreds of stick people in different poses.His sculptures varied in sizes, from larger than life figures to figures that could fit inside a matchbox!!
We first used pipe-cleaners to create the basic shapes we wanted. The next step involved márla, which we used for the base of our figures. The weight of the márla allowed us to stand our figures upright. It was quite tricky to find a suitable pose to allow them to balance properly. For the final stage we used strips of tin-foil to entirely cover the figures. This gives them a nice polished finish. We hope you like them!
Today pupils from St Gabriel’s NS travelled into Parnell Square to meet Boxer, Michael Carruth, Olympics 1992 Gold Medalist carry the Olympic Torch through the streets of the city. All the pupils were delighted. Jedward were even there- waving from … Continue reading →
Dave Lordan, an award winning Irish poet, who has been working on a creative writing project in St Gabriel’s NS over the past few weeks will visit on Monday 25th May at 11.45pm.
Dave will present the children of Ms Leonard’s class with special certificates.
The Class have been working hard over the past few weeks on some creative writing.Dave is currently working at St Gabriel’s with Ms Leonard’s Class as part of his educational research work with Mater Dei Institute, a college of DCU.