Each day Mr Smyth’s Class catch up with what is happening around the world by watching News2Day on RTE2. Every week the show poses a “Question of the Week”.
This week’s Question is: “What makes a good school?”
Here is the answer from 1st Class, which we emailed into the News2Day show. We hope they read it out! Check out their answer below….
We believe there are many things that make a good school. We believe our school is great school. We have new and exciting yard games, we all encourage good friendships between pupils and have “friendship keepers” in our senior classes. We do exciting art in class, we use computer tablets in our reading hour. Each week we visit our school library with our parents. Finally, we plant watercress and peas in class and we have a beautiful school garden outside. We love our school!
What a great and busy first few weeks we’ve had back at Saint Gabriel’s – and not just the children!
Maths games are up and running this week in Senior Infants, Second Class and 4th/5th class. We are so lucky to have parents involved in every class – a huge thank you to them all. It’s not too late for any other parents, guardians, grandparents, or other family members who are available to get involved. Just contact the class teacher or Anna to find out more. There are still three weeks of fun in maths to go in these classes.
Our exercise regime is now taking effect too. Monday’s walking group has started and we hope more and more of you will come each week. It’s a great way to start a Monday morning. Angelica’s aerobics class is already popular on a Wednesday morning. Bootcamp in Stanhope Street starts on Friday. You can go straight there for 9:30, or meet at Anna’s room at 9:15 if you’re not sure where to go.
Cookery classes start back next Friday October 3rd. Please let Anna know as soon as possible if you would like to join.
Parent/teacher class meetings have been a great success over the last two weeks. They were a great opportunity to meet with the class teacher and find out how things work in your child’s class. Miss Turley’s 6th class meeting will now be held next Tuesday 30th September at 2pm.
We were also delighted to welcome Smithfield Boxing Club into the school for a demonstration for the children last week. See the notice boards for details on classes if you are interested in more. It’s another super way to keep fit.
Remember to keep an eye on the notice boards for other classes going on, or contact Anna directly if there’s something in particular you’re looking for.