Parents make Sale of Work a great success

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.

STAR Awards

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!

Celebration of Learning

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.

Nutrition Workshop for Parents

The second of two Nutrition Workshops for parents took place in the Parents’ Room on Monday. Participants learned about portion sizes, sugary drinks, dealing with fussy eaters, and even tried some simple and healthy treats that children can get involved with cooking.

The workshop was very informative, interesting, interactive, and most of all helpful for parents of young children, whether they are fussy eaters or not.

Huge thanks to the DCU Nutrition and Dietetics students who facilitated the workshops.

More information and the recipes are available from Anna – just drop in and ask for them.

Junior and Senior Infants Library

Junior and Senior Infants have started visiting the school library. It has been fantastic to have so many parents come in to help the children choose a book to take home.

While visiting the school library, the children are learning through the experience how a library works – how to borrow and return books and how to use their library cards.

The children are so enthusiastic about the visits to the library. They love talking about their books. Reading for fun is so important in helping the children develop a good attitude and love of reading, and there are so many lovely books to choose from in the school library.

Big thanks to everyone involved for making it such a success already.