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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 April 2023 in Ms. Downey’s Class

Gratitude Week

Our first week back after Easter was Gratitude Week. In our class we are thankful for each other so we all signed the poster below.

We are also thankful for all the people who help us in Gardiner Street School and we ‘made’ some of them to decorate our classroom door.

Amilya ‘made’ Anita, our wonderful School Secretary. Isn’t it so good!

We also had a wonderful Mad Hair Day on Friday 20th.

Visit by EU Commissioner Mairead Mc Guinness

On Friday 20th of April we welcomed EU Commissioner Mairead Mc Guinness to Gardiner Street School. The boys and girls learned about the EU and a little bit about the work she does in Brussels. Ms. Downey’s Class waved Irish and EU Flags to welcome her along with the other Junior Classes. As it was also Mad Hair Day the Commissioner was presented with an EU hairband made by the talented Ms. Murphy. 


 Ms. Downey’s Class has started 5 weeks of Football Coaching with Leonard from Sheriff  YC. The children really enjoyed their first session and Leonard reckons there is lots of potential in the class. Sheriff YC runs sessions for 4 to 7 year olds every Sunday from 9.30am. Check out the flyer below.


Work and Play

Cursive Writing

The children have been practicing copying both their First and LAST Names in Cursive Writing.

Now that they can copy both, they need to write them from memory. Please check out their Homework Folders and practice at home.

PostHeaderIcon March 2023 in Ms. Downey’s Class

My Dream House

In March we learned all about different types of Homes and the boys and girls imagined and drew their dream houses.

Get Well Ms. Downey

The children sent me some Get Well wishes.

Clay Pots for Mother’s Day

The class had lots of fun making and painting heart-shaped pots for Mother’s Day.

They also decorated bags to put the pots in to bring them home.

St. Patrick’s Day

The children made St. Patrick’s Day Ties which they wore for the Lá ‘le Pádraig Ceolchoirm. They sang ‘Teidí Beag Álainn’ and Ms. Downey was very proud!

They also drew and coloured some Lovely Leprechauns.

Song Tales sa Spéir

Sorcha, our City Connects Co-ordinator, organised some live music for the Junior Classes. Ceol Connected brought its TREEHOUSE concert to our Yard. It was a toe-tapping, interactive, singalong show featuring traditional Irish music performed by some of Ireland’s finest musicians. As you can see from the photos below the children had a wonderful time.


Ms. Downey’s Class is getting 5 weeks of tennis lessons from Tennis Ireland. . As you can see below the boys and girls are improving each week. Check out the Tennis Ireland website for classes in local parks during the summer.

Week 1

Week 3   

Work and Play

Word Families

Here are some of the Word Families we have covered so far. More to come ….


Ms. Downey’s Class used sponges to print some Eggselent Easter Cards. Thanks to Mr Mc Enery for his help.

Recycled Easter Hats 

How stylish were the hats we made for the Recycled Hats Day?! Thanks to Ms. Geraghty, Ms. Slattery, Mr. Mc Enery, Esther, Milan and Lena for all their assistance.


Cáisc shona daoibh go léir ó Rang Ms. Downey!










PostHeaderIcon February 2023 in Ms. Downey’s Class

Belvedere Boys

In February we said a sad ‘Goodbye and thank you’ to the 3 wonderful Belvedere boys, Sam, Alex and John, who have been helping us with English and Maths for the last few weeks.

Building Houses

One of our themes for February was homes. Some of the children built amazing homes from lego.

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