Huge thanks to the wonderful group of parents who made our school Sale of Work such a huge success.
The parents gave up three days of their time to prepare the Sale, bake and to run the sale over two days. They were creative, industrious, fun, friendly and hardworking.
We are so lucky to have such wonderful parents to work with us here in St. Gabriel’s NS.
The STAR awards took place in May in the beautiful President’s Hall in the Law Society on Blackhall Place.
The STAR awards recognise our pupils’ Special Talents in a variety of areas – Academic work, Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Involvement in the Community, Helping others, Participation in the School Community, Sport and a Past Pupil Award. All award winners are voted by the children, parents, teachers and community people involved in the school.
The awards were presented by Father Peter McVerry and past pupil, Joan Burton.
We are very proud of our ten winners, and it was especially nice that all of our winners had their families there with them in the President’s Hall to celebrate on the day.
Well done to all!
The Celebration of Learning is an annual event run by the Home School Community Liaison teachers across Dublin 7. It is a day to celebrate the learning achievements of the parents and other members of the community who attend courses in our local schools.
We are so proud that so many parents from St. Gabriel’s attended such a wide variety of courses and classes this year. The attended English, Sewing, Aerobics, Cookery and Baking, Cake Decorating, Computer courses, Operation Transformation Fitness classes and Incredible Years Parents’ Programme.
We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of the tutors who facilitated the classes.
Well done to all of you who attended courses this year. We look forward to seeing you back again in September, and we hope many more of you will become involved in classes and courses too.
Friday June 10th saw another year of our annual Poetry Reading in St. Gabriel’s. The children from 1st to 6th Class came together to share some poetry that they had written themselves and to read aloud some poems by famous poets that they have enjoyed themselves. We heard some limericks, acrostic poems, group poems and some really moving pieces in particular from the pupils of 6th Class who had attended a writing workshop with Dermot Bolger, Irish novelist, playwright and poet. A really enjoyable morning was had by everyone present. Watch out for some of these poets in the future!
Everyone in St. Gabriel’s was very disappointed when we had to postpone our Sports Day in May due to bad weather but luckily we ended up having an even better day on June 2nd! The day was warm and sunny from first thing in the morning and couldn’t have been any more perfect for the day we had planned. Every class from Junior Infants to 6th had a fun and busy day taking part in many different activities and we even had one or two medals to present. Well done to everyone who took part and showed great sportsmanship throughout the day, and thank you to the many parents who came and showed their support and played their part too.