Category Archives: P4

KAKATSITI DRUMMING

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The children were encouraged to join in with the beat and with the songs.

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Then we were shown some African Dance and encouraged to have a go.

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The Primary 4 class were then given a tutorial on drumming and dancing.

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An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Thank you to the Kakatsiti Drumming Group for visiting us and sharing your traditional music, song and dance with us.

BOWLING

This week the Primary 4 to Primary 6 classes were invited to Castle Park Bowling Club to sample a game of grass bowls. Here are some pictures of the Primary 6 class enjoying their visit.

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Thank you to the members of the bowling club for taking the time to present this activity; a good time was had by all!

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2015

On Tuesday the 21st April, children from Primary 4 were conferred with the Sacrament of Confirmation by His Grace, Archbishop Leo Cushley in Our Lady of Loretto and St. Michael’s Parish in Musselburgh.

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This year, for the first time, all three Catholic Schools in this area were brought together for the one celebration with the Archbishop. Each School processed in with their School Banner and at the end of the celebration the children gathered with the Archbishop  for a group photograph during which the Archbishop presented their certificates as a group to the class teacher. These certificates were given to the children at our Friday Assembly.

"Filled with the Holy Spirit!" The children after receiving their certificates.
“Filled with the Holy Spirit!”
The children after receiving their certificates.

Congratulation to all the children who were confirmed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STARS OF THE WEEK

Children in St Gabriel’s worked their socks off last week! However, unfortunately only two people from each class could get Stars Of The Week.

Well Done to…

Molly & Nikki P7
Molly & Nikki P7
Adam & Masie P6
Adam & Masie P6
Valentina & Fergus P5
Valentina & Fergus P5
Rory & Aron P4
Rory & Aron P4
Leah & Harley P3
Leah & Harley P3
Kennedy & Catriona P2
Kennedy & Catriona P2
Louise & Harvey P1
Louise & Harvey P1

DEANERY CATHOLIC EDUCATION MASS

On Thursday the four Catholic Primary Schools; St. Mary’s Haddington, St. Martin’s Tranent, St. Gabriel’s Prestonpans and Our Lady of Loretto Musselburgh,  came together to celebrate Catholic Education with a Mass in Our Lady of Loretto and St. Michael’s Parish Church in Musselburgh. Children from each of the schools participated in the Liturgy and there was a fabulous turn out of staff, parents and parishioners at the mass showing the three pillars of Catholic Education: Home, School and Parish.

Children from Loretto, St. Gabriel's and St. Martin's lead the Liturgy of the Word. Chloe from P7 (middle) prepares to sing the psalm.
Children from Loretto, St. Gabriel’s and St. Martin’s lead the Liturgy of the Word. Chloe from P7 (middle) prepares to sing the psalm.
Fr. Jim Smith with children from the four schools who took part in the liturgy. Arran (p4 -front 2nd from the right) read a bidding prayer.
Fr. Jim Smith with children from the four schools who took part in the liturgy. Arran (p4 -front 2nd from the right) read a bidding prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The School Banner was carried in procession by Daniel and Aide (P5). The picture shows all the children who participated and represented St. Gabriel's at the Mass.
The School Banner was carried in procession by Daniel and Aide (P5). The picture shows all the children who participated and represented St. Gabriel’s at the Mass.

A big thank you to all the children, parents and staff who supported this important event.

Catholic Education Week

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Primary 6
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Primary 5
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Primary 3
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Primary 4
Primary 4
Nex week in school we are celebrating Catholic Education Week. The theme this year is: Proclaiming The Gospel Of Joy. Each class has made a poster that takes up this them. Here are the posters which will be on display in St. Gabriel’s Parish Church during Catholic Education Week.
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Primary 7

Santa’s Magical Chocolates!

Primary 4 have launched their enterprise shop ‘Santa’s Magical Chocolates’. This will open on Tuesday the 2nd December until the 12th of December. Children can order chocolate words (Santa, snow, Xmas and star lollies) in milk chocolate only.

The boys and girls have sampled some chocolate already and they’ve given it the thumbs up!!

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