Guten Tag from Miss O’Loughlin’s class

This month, we learned about Germany. We read maps to see where the longest river, the Rhine is. We learned about some of the mountain ranges, such as the Bavarian Alps and the Black Forest (which even has a cake names after it).

We listened to the German national anthem and looked at pictures of the Berlin Wall, after it was built at the end of World War II, and when it was being pulled down in 1989. We talked about how it must have been very hard for the people living in Berlin with it there dividing the city.
Did you know that Germany has a very big steel industry? It’s very handy because then they use all that steel to make cars, such as the Mercedes Benz, Volkswagon and Porsche.
We also learned a little about farming in Germany. Their main crops are wheat, barley, rye and sugar beet.
We used all these things we learned to make projects about Germany.

Enrolment for September 2014

Due to the number of applications received to date the Board of Management of St. Gabriel’s N.S. has changed the closing date for receipt of applications for enrolment for September 2014 to 31st October 2013. This decision was made to ensure that unsuccessful candidates will have sufficient time to make alternative arrangements. Application forms can be requested from the school office by calling 01-8384853 or they can be downloaded from the website here: “Enrolment & Policies

Please note that it is very important to have submitted your application on or before 31st October 2013.

Parents help out in school fundraiser

A huge thank you to all the parents who helped out in making Dublin colours headbands for the All-Ireland Final this morning.

We are making headbands all week to show support for Dublin in the All-Ireland Final and also raise some funds for the school.

So we would love if you could drop in and give a hand.


Junior Infants First Week at School

Junior Infants have been settling in very well this week!  They have been getting used to their new classroom and making friends with each other.  6th Class have been very helpful by ‘buddying up’ with each child and showing the Junior Infants how to use all the toys and equipment in the playground.  On Thursday the class did a tour of the school to see where everything is, visiting the staff room, Ms. McLoone’s office and the computer room among others.  A busy year is ahead for the class!



5th class get straight back to work


Welcome back to everyone after a lovely, sunny Summer holiday. It’s back to school time, and we’re ready to make a great start to a new school year.

Today, we already started some group reading work. We worked in teams to put together a Recount Story about a World Cup Football Final.
We used excellent reading skills to figure out simple and some more difficult questions, showing that our brains haven’t forgotten everything over the holidays.

We’re hoping to have a great year ahead and make big improvements in lots of different things.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school from all the staff in St Gabriel’s NS.

We hope you had a wonderful summer break.

A very warm welcome to our new Junior Infants!


Breakfast Club

Every morning

Drop in  between 8.20am and 8.35am