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
We have been working hard for Science Day this month. We learned all about different types of materials. We experimented to see what materials are waterproof and would make a good raincoat for our friend Ted. Come and visit us to see! We created feely hands with different materials as we realised how important touch is when we feel materials.
We also got creative with different materials in our classroom and created robots!
The dentist gave us a big challenge this month. We had to learn all about how to keep our teeth healthy. This rap helped us to remember, maybe it will help you too!
Use fluoride toothpaste the size of a pea,
Use a good toothbrush, are you listening to me?
Brush for three minutes the length of a song,
Brush morning and night and you can’t go wrong!
The dentist came back after we put our new toothpaste and toothbrush into action. We each got a certificate to say we have might mouths!
The junior infant boys and girls from room 1 had a lot of fun teaching their parents today as part of our annual science day. The parents participated in activities such as sorting colours on our interactive whiteboard. They also tested the strength of eggshells and learnt how strong the dome shape is. They discussed wether ‘gloop’ is a solid or liquid but couldn’t decide! And lastly, they raced marbles through our tricky maze using only a straw and their breath. We all had so much fun. Thank you to all the parents who joined us.
Clare Egan from Dublin City Council came to visit our school yesterday to remind us all of the harmful effects of litter on our Dublin streets and community. She showed us lots of pictures of the litter and dumping around Dublin. Our pupils told Clare about all the jobs we do in our school to manage our litter and waste, from our litter pickers to recycling. Clare was very impressed!
It’s so important that we all work together to look after our community and keep it litter free. If you have some rubbish from something you are eating and can’t see a bin on the street, bring it home and put it in the bin there.
Next week, we will be heading to the Dublin City Neighbourhoods Final in Dublin’s Mansion House. The children will be doing a performance for the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Do you know the name of this year’s Lord Mayor of Dublin? See if you can find out and tell Ms. Goggins for a treat!