First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the pupils who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 7th. They worked very hard to prepare for their big day and were greatly supported by their classmates. Some students from 1st to 6th Class sang in the choir and made the day even more special. Their beautiful singing brought lots of smiles to family and friends at the ceremony. Well done to all involved!

4th Class Visit to Grangegorman DIT for a tour and a fantastic STEM event

On Friday 29th April, 4th Class joined 5th and 6th Class for a special “Switch On STEM”, STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) event with university TU Dublin Biology students. The children had a wonderful time!

Afterwards, they were given a special tour of the college- a talk with a lecturer in Product Design outside the Product Design room, a visit to the TV studio room, concert hall and roof garden.

A huge thanks to Ian Roller of DIT for the invite and organising the visit.

St. Gabriel’s National School is the best school in Ireland!

The following is a beautiful piece of persuasive writing by Third and Fourth Class.

In 3rd and 4th class we strongly believe that St. Gabriel’s National School is the best school in Ireland!

Listen up and let us tell you why…

 Firstly, there is a kind, fun and inclusive atmosphere throughout our school. All languages and nationalities are welcome. Everyone’s individual home language and cultures are celebrated.

Secondly, our school has so much history! Did you know it first opened in 1895? It once was a separate boys’ and girls’ school, but in 1996 it became a mixed school. We have classes from junior infants to sixth class so there is a place for everyone.

Thirdly, we have many amazing sport and after school activities and clubs in our fantastic school, such as Spanish class, football, GAA, boxing, dance and so much more. We like to play different games during yard time too. It gets competitive but it’s just good fun. Some of us like to bring our pencils and paper to draw while outside on the yard. There’s something for everyone!

Not only that … in St. Gabriel’s National school, we go on the BEST educational and fun trips with our friends, teachers and SNAs. We’ve been to places such as Dublin Zoo, the Phoenix Park, Grangegorman, the farm and most recently the National History Museum of Ireland in Collin’s Barracks. It was brilliant! We are so lucky!

Finally, our school is a place for friendship, art, sports, languages, fun and adventure! To find out more please visit our school website ‘’.

Make lots of new friends and don’t miss out, enroll today!