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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 October in Ms. Downey’s Class

Morning Fun

Some of the boys and girls during Aistear and Freeplay.  If your child comes to school late he/she misses this important fun and learning session.

Cutting and Gluing

It was a nice surprise to discover how good the class are at cutting and gluing. Here they are with Linda our SNA cutting, sequencing and gluing the nursery rhymes Little Miss Muffet and Hickory Dickory Dock and also Mo and Ko from our wonderful Weaving Well-Being Programme.


We learned about 2D Shapes during Maths Time this month: circle, square, rectangle, triangle, semi-circle, oval, hexagon. Please encourage your child to use their Maths Eyes 👀 to find these shapes at home and when you are out and about.

My Family Drawings


We used Playdoh and match sticks to make cute multi-coloured hedgehogs. Can you spot them hibernating in the autumn leaves?

Autumn Walk in Mountjoy Park

We went on for a walk in the park to spot and collect signs of Autumn. On the way we used our Maths Eyes 👀 to spot 2D Shapes.

Autumn Collage

The boys and girls made wonderful autumn collages using the leaves, feathers, cones, twigs, berries, helicopters they collected in the park.

Music Generation

Ailbhe continued to work with the class. She taught the children High Low, Open, shut them and Skin and Bones.

Maths Week 2022

As part of Maths Week Mr.  Brady and Ms. Murphy along with some very helpful 6th class boys and girls set up some Maths Activities in the Hall for the children. As you can see they all had a great time.


The children followed instructions on YouTube’s Art Hub and drew PERFECT Pumpkins, BRILLIANT Bats and WONDERFUL Witches!

 They used blobs of paint and cocktail sausage sticks to create FANTASTIC Fireworks!

They made Halloween Spiders, Ghosts and Pumpkins.


Our Ceannaire (Leader) for the week was out of the class with another teacher when the photos were taken so here he is.

And yes someone got the ring in the Bairín Brack!

Oíche Shamhna shona duit ó Rang Ms. Downey!

Remember to read lots of books 📚 and use your Maths Eyes 👀 over the break.



PostHeaderIcon 3rd Class Scientists

The children in Ms. Murphy’s 3rd Class have been working hard already this year. We are learning all about the body inside and outside. We carried out an investigation to see what drinks can damage our teeth. We placed boiled eggs in bowls and covered them in a variety of drinks such as milk, water, lucozade, coffee and orange juice. We made predictions and kept an eye on the eggs over the next few days. We observed the eggs and recorded the effects of the different drinks such as stains and cracks.


PostHeaderIcon September in Ms. Downey’s Class


Here we are doing Aistear play in the mornings. Please make sure your child is in school at 8.50am everyday or they will miss all this fun and learning!

Maths Time

We do Maths Time everyday and we are so lucky to have some wonderful teachers to help us- Ms. Geraghty, Ms. Slattery and Mr. Mc Enery. In September we learned about sorting, matching, patterns and time. Keep a look out for the wonderful clocks we are making so we can practice telling the time at home.

Literacy Lift Off

We also do Literacy Lift Off everyday and once again we have a great team- Ms. Cox, Ms. Mac Sweeney and Mr. Mc Enery.  In September we looked back at some of the letters we learned last year: s,a,t,i,p,n / c,d,e,h,m.r,k. We said the letter name, sound and a word beginning with the sound. We practiced writing each of the letters. We did some creative writing in our copies and we read some books too.

Music Generation

We do music on Tuesdays with Ailbhe from Music Generation. Here are the words for our ‘Hello!’ song:


This is how we say hello

Move your feet to the beat

Can you feel my heart beat?


Tuesday is also P.E. day and we wear our School Tracksuits.  Here we are playing Chasing, throwing and catching Beanbags and trying to hula with the Hoops.


Wednesday is Computer day. This month we learned the names for all the computer parts: mouse, keyboard, monitor, tower, headphones. We also learned about the cursor and how to drag, click, scroll and shut down. Here we are practicing our skills on


Friday is Art day. Please send in an old adult- sized t-shirt for your child to wear if you have not already done so. During September we painted amazing Self-Portraits, showed how great we are at Cutting and Pasting and did some Rainy Day Spatter Painting. Thanks to Linda, our Superstar SNA, for all her help with Art class.