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.


4th and 5th Class Sculptures

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!

Maths Games this Week

Maths Games take place this week Wednesday from 9am-10am, for the following classes:

  • Miss Fahey’s Junior Infants
  • Miss Turley’s 2nd/3rd Class
  • Miss Leonard’s 4th/5th Class
  • Miss Patterson’s 6th Class

We are appealing to parents/guardians to come in and join us on the day for the games.



Ms Leonard’s Class receive certs from Prize Winning Poet

On Monday, Ms Leonard’s Class, were presented with Certificates from Dublin City University/Mater Dei Institute Poetry Consultant Dave Lordan, an award winning Irish poet and writer.

Award-winning poet Dave Lordan speaks to the children & parents

The pupils engaged in a creative writing project over a number of weeks with Dave.

The children pose with their teachers, Dave and their certificates- well done!

Thanks to Dave for his work and to the parents who came to support the children on the day. Finally, well done to Ms Leonard and to all in Ms Leonard’s Class.

Awarding Winning Poet to visit St Gabriel’s NS

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.

All are welcome to the presentation.