We rock!

5th class undertook a rockin’ study this week – not rock’n'roll, nor Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, not Chris Rock or The Rock.

We collected and examined different rocks and did some research to find out what types of rocks the were.

We learned that there are 3 main different types of rocks – igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. We learned how each is formed and we found out which of our rocks belonged to which group. It was a very interesting project and we really enjoyed using the encyclopedia to figure it all out.

Christmas Carol Service

The School Christmas Carol Service took place today in the church. Thanks to all the parents who came along to watch. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful singing and reading by the children. Happy Christmas to you all!

Santa comes to St Gabriels!

Santa Claus paid us a special visit yesterday! And he had some lovely gifts for all the children. Well done to Santa’s Little helpers who packed all those books! Happy reading children!


A Surprise Visitor!

Junior Infants have just this minute had a surprising and exciting visit from Santa Claus!!  We heard sleigh bells in the distance and then what do you know……. Santa arrived at the door.  He had a lovely present for everyone.  Thank you Santa!


Huge crowd at Christmas Performance

A massive crowd arrived today to watch our pupils perform in their Christmas Show. There were poems, songs and drama! Well done to all the children & teachers!

Thanks to all the parents who came- we really hope you enjoyed the show. Check back soon for photos from the show.

Christmas Printing in Junior Infants

Junior Infants were hard at work this week, just like Santa’s little elves!  In December all the children in St. Gabriel’s explore Print as our strand in Art, so in our class we decided to print our own wrapping paper.

Using Christmas printing stamps, we used different colours that we thought went well together.  We printed festive wrapping paper that we can use for the surprise presents that are also being prepared for parents and families!