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
Senior Infants had their school tour this week. We went to Newgrange farm. We were very excited as we spent all of April learning about the work of the farmer. When we arrived we took a tractor ride. We were shown where Goldilock’s house is and we found out the Three Bears live nearby too! Next we visited all the animals and even got to feed some too! After that we played in the sandpit, hay maze and drove toy tractors. We had such a fun day out.
During the final week of Reading for Fun a Certificate Ceremony was held in each of the Junior Infant classrooms and they went on a trip to the ILAC Library. It was wonderful to see so many parents at the Certificate Ceremonies and thanks again to those who came to the Library with us.
On Wednesday Room 3 met Julianne in the Library and she read the stories The Lonely Beast, Dinosaurs Love Underpants and A Bit Lost to the children. On Thursday and Friday Rooms 1 and 2 met Anne who read the stories The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear, The Pig in the Pond, Farmer Duck and The Blue Balloon to the children. As it was Numeracy Week in the library Anne had prepared some number games and worksheets which everyone really enjoyed.
There was great excitement as the children were given their new Library Cards and they were told the rules of the library and where to find good picture books. Finally they got the chance to choose and scan a book to bring home for 3 weeks.
Don’t forget to return these books to the ILAC Library.
Room 1: Ms. Mc Garr
Room 2: Ms. Donnelly
Room 3: Ms. Murray
Remember Sharron’s Bedtime Book Club will be open in The Parents’ Room until the middle of June and if you have any books at home that you no longer need Sharron would be delighted if you could send them in.
Room 3: Wednesday
Theme-Little people can have good ideas!
Book- Shh! We have a plan by Chris Haughton
Room 1: Thursday
Book- Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
Website-www.sesamestreet.org (Type Feelings Games in to the Search Box)
Room 2: Friday
Themes- Aliens, Underpants and Pattern
Book-Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort