PostHeaderIcon Welcome to our school website.

 

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.  

Sincerely 

Eileen O’ Doherty
Principal

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Celebrating Chinese New Year

Our school has been busy celebrating Chinese New Year for the past 2 weeks. Romi from Hill Street Centre visited many classes to show them how to make Chinese lanterns. A number of classes also entered into their Chinese New Year art competition.

Ms. O’Doherty also organised for a number of classes to take part in a Chinese Dance workshop. 6th Class really enjoyed it. They got to try on the lion heads, become dragons as well as take part in a traditional fan dance. It was a lot of fun and they all learned a lot about Chinese culture too. Wishing you all a prosperous year in this, the Year of the Pig.

PostHeaderIcon Say No to Bullying Week Poster Winners

February 4th – 8th was Say No to Bullying Week in Gardiner Street Primary School. All the boys and girls were revising the steps to follow if they ever feel they are being bullied at school. They are:

  1. Say stop.
  2. Walk away.
  3. Tell an adult.
  4. Keep on telling.
  5. Follow the adult’s advice.

All of the pupils at school also took part in a poster competition to celebrate the event. There are some amazing artists in this school and it made choosing the winners extremely difficult! Take a look at the photos below of the artists who came out on top with their works of art. I’m sure you’ll agree they did a great job! Big thanks to all the students and teachers who participated in this caring initiative in every class.

PostHeaderIcon January in Room 1

January 2019

January has been a very busy month in Room 1.

Group of the Week

We have had two Groups of the Week this month: Green Group and Yellow Group. Both groups worked together as a team, did their best at all times and were good at tidy-up. Their prize included a treat, a trophy and a cushion to sit on for the week.

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Green Group

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Yellow Group

Playdoh

Ms. Downey bought golf tees and we used them to make people, animals and aliens with our playdoh.

Hot Chocolate and  Jelly and Ice-cream

During the month of January we learned about hot and cold in Science. We made Hot Chocolate in the Staff Room. Ask your child to tell you what we needed: the ingredients and how we made it: the instructions. It tasted delicious!

We also made Jelly so again ask your child what we needed and how we made it.  Some new words we learned were dissolve and set. Ms. O’Doherty very kindly bought us ice-cream to go with our jelly. Thanks Ms. O’ Doherty. As you can see from the photos it was yummy!

Thanks to Mr. Brady and Linda for all their help!

Computers

During January we played some winter games on www.sesamestreet.org. We also did activities and games on www.abcya.com to practise our numbers, letters, sounds and new Sight Words from our green and pink cards.

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Junior Infant Literacy Lift-off

On Friday lots of Mammies and Daddies came in to the classroom to help the children to improve their creativity,  oral language, turn taking and motor skills. We have some wonderful wooden games, magnetic shapes, threading activities, pen pusher boards and books. The classroom was full of talking and laughter. Sr. Marie Carroll, Chairperson of the Board Of Management, joined us and was very impressed by the parents, children and the resources too.

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