Christmas art

In the Sunshine room we have been very busy doing lots of lovely Christmas art.

Santa Claus – we painted our hands and printed Santa’s face on paper, and then used our fingerprints to make his eyes. Our fingers are white for his beard, our thumbs and the heels of our hands are red for his hat and our palms are salmon coloured for his face.

Christmas trees – we used circle printing to make one of our Christmas trees and used our fingerprints for lights of different colours. For the other tree we used a fork to paint the tree and then glued pom poms onto it.

Christmas wreaths – we dipped dish brushes in green paint and used them to print the wreaths. We used our fingerprints dipped in red paint to print berries.

Rudolph – we used two handprints to make Rudolph’s head and body. We glued on a red pom pom for his nose and Christmassy ribbon for his collar.

Christmas cards – we used a stencil of a Christmas tree and printed our fingerprints all around it.

The Garda Band visit St Gabriel’s

The boys and girls of St Gabriel’s were treated to a live performance from the Garda Band this morning. We sang Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish you a Merry Christmas.

The teachers even did a special performance for the children – a great rendition of Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!

St. Gabriel’s Christmas Show

Our annual Christmas performance was a great success and a real treat.

Parents, grandparents, friends and families were treated to a superb selection of festive songs, poetry and a wonderfully performed nativity from Junior Infants.

Some children read poems that they had written themselves, expressing the true meaning of Christmas. The music was fun, lively and enjoyed by all.

There was a fantastic turnout – a full house. The children were so happy to see so many people there to support their hard work.

May we take this opportunity again to wish all of you a very happy and peaceful Christmas and best wishes for the year ahead from all in Saint Gabriel’s NS.

Hosanna Rock!

Today the children of St. Gabriel’s performed Hosanna Rock, a musical nativity, for parents, neighbours and friends of the school.
Well done to all the classes who performed each song beautifully. They were helped out brilliantly by Junior Infants who acted out parts of the nativity story. A huge well done goes to David our narrator and to Roy and Rebecca who also helped to tell the story. Well done also to our choir who stayed after school every Wednesday for the past few weeks to practice.
It was a lovely occasion and thank you to all who attended!

Working hard and having fun in Senior Infants!

Take a look at some of the work we have done in Senior Infants over the past few weeks. 

In Art for construction we had lots of fun making a house for a mouse! We also made 3-D constructions on paper. We printed pictures using the edges of cards and we used warm and cold colours in paintings. For Christmas we used a cut-out of our hands to make reindeer and we also cut out, painted and decorated Christmas trees.