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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



PostHeaderIcon March 2018 in Room 2

Spring Flowers

Our Autumn bulbs finally sprung up. During the Winter they got food from the soil, light from the sun and we gave them water. Some of our bulbs grew into crocuses and some grew into daffodils. We got to bring them home when they flowered. Look out for other signs of Spring over the Easter holidays.

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World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day we talked about our favourite books: Ms. Downey’s is Hansel and Gretel and Ms. O’ Doherty’s is The Elves and the Shoemaker. We visited our lovely School Library where Ms. Downey read the story Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book. In the classroom we watched Charlie and Lola in But excuse me that is MY book.  

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Ms. Doyle gave every child in the school a €1.50 Book Token which can be used to get one of a selection of free books in bookshops before the end of March.Here are the books suitable for Junior Infants:


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Check out the website and be sure to use yours! 

Mother’s Day

We love our wonderful Mammies in Ms. Downey’s Class and for Mother’s Day we decorated poems with our handprints and painted and cut out flowers in vases which we filled with yummy marshmallows. We want to say a big THANK YOU to our Mammies for all they do for us!

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Seachtain na Gaeilge ( Week of Irish )

During Seachtain na Gaeilge we practised lots of Irish during the day. We learned a simple Irish Jig. We taught our Mammies and Daddies some Irish:

  • Hello: Dia duit ( Dee a gwitch )
  • Goodbye: Slán leat ( Slawn lat )
  • Thank you: Go raibh maith agat ( Guh rev moh agut )
  • You’re welcome: Tá failte romhat ( Taw fall che wrote )


St. Patrick’s Day

We cut out and glued Leprechaun Hats and we used marshmallows to paint flag patterns and shamrocks on our St. Patrick’s Day Cards. We did some lovely writing inside our cards too.

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We learned two songs for our St. Patrick’s Day Ceolchoirm: Lá ‘le Pádraig and I’m a little leprechaun which we performed with Ms. Byrne’s Class and Ms. Concannon’s Class.  And we were ar fheabhas”

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Lá ‘le Pádraig shona duit!

Recycled Easter Hats

We are a Green School and we REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. Every year we have a Recycled Easter Hat or Dickie Bow Competition. We made hats using newspaper. We will get to see all the amazing recycled hats and dickie bows on Thursday. Ms. Goggins will be judging the competition. We are very excited!

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Cáisc shona daoibh!

PostHeaderIcon Read Aloud for World Book Day

Read Aloud 2018

March 2018

Bella-Rose, Dragos and Fletcher from First Class received certificates for showing off their great reading skills. Bella-Rose read ‘Where are the sunhats?’ to Room 11. Dragos read ‘The Magic Boots’ to Room 10, and Fletcher read ‘Roller Blades for Luke’ to Room 10 as well. Everyone enjoyed the stories and could tell that Bella Rose, Dragos and Fletcher have been working very hard.

PostHeaderIcon Ireland’s Newest Garda Station

We are delighted to announce that a new Garda Station has been opened in Gardiner Street Primary School. Our local Community Garda, Andrew, came to inspect the facilities and to give the young recruits some top tips on how to be a great garda. If you need to report a crime or require some help from our wonderful Gardai just pop down to Room 6 for the month of March.

A big thank you to Andrew for all his sage advice and to all our Garda friends who have given us some really great real-life Garda items. We’ll take good care of them. We’ll report back on our crime figures at the end of the month!