Arbour Hill Commemoration Ceremony

The children from 6th Class were again invited to attend the annual state commemoration ceremonies in the Church of the Most Sacred Heart Arbour Hill, Dublin.

This was attended by President Michael D. Higgins and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar among other state representatives.  Asha made us all very proud as she read a prayer from the altar and Sadirah and Nickolas confidently brought up the gifts during the mass in front of a large crowd.  As an inter faith ceremony, representatives from the Jewish and Islamic communities, the Catholic and Romanian Orthodox churches, and the Church of Ireland were in attendance and offered prayers at the graveside of the 1916 leaders.  Here, President Higgins and An Taoiseach laid wreaths and and led a minute of silence.

The pupils of St. Gabriel’s really enjoyed the chance to attend these ceremonies.  As a school community, we have children from many different cultures, races and faiths, all of which are embraced by pupils and teachers alike.  This atmosphere of respect was shown by the children at these ceremonies. as it is shown everyday in our school.  All the pupils take great pride in our school and they are a credit to St. Gabriel’s NS.

Switch on STEM

The pupils of 5th and 6th Class attended a Switch on STEM workshop in DIT Grangegorman recently.  Switch on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) provides hands on workshops and resources for primary and secondary school pupils and teachers. The pupils really enjoyed the different activities and experiments that ranged from making slime, Virtual Reality, robotics and investigating our sense of smell,to name just a few. It was a fantastic workshop and definitely inspired a few future scientists!!

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!

Recycle Magic!

Last week a magician visited St. Gabriel’s with a special message about recycling.
He taught us the recycle rap – “Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Yo!”

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.

 

Swimming Time!

Here are some of the pupils of 3rd Class who were VERY excited to be starting swimming lessons last Friday!  They will be making the journey to the National Aquatic Centre every week with the other pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th Class.