Welcome to our website. On behalf of the children, teachers, Special Needs Assistants, ancillary staff, parents, friends and the Board of Management, I am delighted to greet you.
Gardiner Street School is a Catholic school in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Charity. In the words of our Mission Statement “We commit ourselves to making our school a safe and enjoyable place of education. We are open to the challenges of the future, encouraging effective co-operation between pupils, parents, staff, management and the local community”.
My wish is that you will enjoy reading about our life in our school.
Eileen O’ Doherty
Say No to Bullying Week 2015 will run from 2nd-6th of February in Gardiner Street School, Rutland National School, Central Model Schools, Scoil Chaoimhin, Larkin College and many of the clubs and agencies in the community. During the week there will be activities, shows, workshops and talk for children and parents.
Events in Gardiner Street School
* All Junior Infants and new children this year will receive the Say No to Bullying Leaflet produced by parents and the Local Education Committee.
* Senior Infants: On Tuesday the No Strings Theatre Company will perform Danny and his terrifying lion in the Hall from 12.30-1,30 for children and parents.
* 4th Class: On Tuesday Sticks and Stones will do Anti-Bullying Workshops with the boys and girls.
* 5th Class: Say No to Bullying Bookmark Competition and a talk from the Community Guard on Internet Safety.
* 6th Class: Transition Year Students from Larkin College, in conjunction with Sticks and Stones, will present a talk on Internet Safety.
* 4th/5th/6th: Friendship Disco in Ozanam House on Thursday from 5.00-6.30
* Parents’ Talk: On Thursday Patricia Kennedy, Director of the Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying Programme, will present a session on Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying in Central Model Senior School Parents’ Room from 9.30. This talk is for parents from ALL SCHOOLS- so please drop down and bring a friend!
This January we have started the new year with lots of new activities. This month we are becoming opticians for Aistear play in the morning. We had to learn how to give an eye chart exam and how to fill out the patient’s details.
We are very lucky to be participating in Kidstalk with Sharron and our parents. Our first story we read was We’re going on a bear hunt. We enjoyed it so much and decided to make our own bears and write a procedure about how to do it. Visit our class and we will explain how!!
From January to March our 4th Classes will be taking part in UNESCO’s Citywide Reading Project 2015 with the help of Julianne Mooney, Reader in Residence, and the ILAC Library. The book chosen this year is Danger is Everywhere by David O’Doherty and last week Sharron, Mr. Shovlin and Ms. Freeman introduced the boys and girls to the book using a drama activity called the Sound Tunnel. It was a great success and we are really enjoying reading the book.
One of the activities we particularly enjoyed was our trip to meet the author David O’Doherty and the illustrator Chris Judge in the ILAC Library. David was very funny- his main character Docter Noel Zone sees dangers in very normal situations. Chris drew amazing illustrations and he even gave us some to bring back to the school. A few parents joined us and were really impressed by the session.
Julianne will be working with the boys and girls every Wednesday and she has lots of fun danger-free activities planned!