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
February 3rd-7th was Say No to Bullying Week in Gardiner Street School, Rutland National School, Central Model Schools, Larkin College and local clubs and community agencies. In Gardiner Street School teachers covered lots of lessons on Staying Safe and Friendship. Senior Infants attended an anti-bullying puppet show called The Ugly Duckling. 4th Class took part in an Anti-Bullying/Friendship poster competition which was won by Aleksandra Swinderska from A1 and Andrei Sebini from A2. 4th and 5th Classes were invited to attend the Interagency Disco in Ozanam House on Thursday evening. Finally Sticks and Stones did an Anti-Bullying Workshop with the 4th Classes on Friday.
All families should have received a Say No to Bullying Leaflet during the week. If you did not get one please pick one up in The Parents’ Room.
In January Sharron and Ms. Cassidy held sessions for the parents of the three Junior Infant Classes on Tips for helping your child with Numbers and Maths. Sharron talked about what children learn in Junior Infants-Sorting, Matching, Pattern, Number, Counting, Shape and Money-and showed video clips from the NCCA website. she also explained the Maths Packs for parents to use at home and looked at some useful websites and resources. Then Ms. Cassidy explained Mathstime-daily, 20 minute small group maths sessions in the classroom led by class and resource teachers. Finally parents were invited into the classroom to see their children at work during Mathstime.
A great number of parents were able to attend these sessions but if you could not attend and would like Sharron to go over anything, just drop in to The Parents’ Room.
In January the Junior Infant Classes began Literacy Lift-off. This is a once-a-week 40 minute small group session led by class teachers, resource teachers and parent volunteers. The children have been working on four different activities during each session-cutting and pasting, the pen-pusher board, language games and little book reading. The children are working hard and really enjoying these sessions as you can see below. Thanks to all the parents and teachers involved.