Category Archives: Parent Council


DSCF1142b DSCF1144bToday, St Gabriel’s was filled with the sound of African Drumming. After lunch the whole school gathered in the gym hall for a demonstration of African Drum Music, Song and Dance given by the Kakatsiti Group  from Ghana and who are touring Scotland at this present time.

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






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






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.


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!


On Wednesday of this week, the children participated in the Transition Challenge Day which gives them an opportunity to work with children from the other Primary schools who will form their first year in Preston Lodge High School. It was a successful day and all the children had an enjoyable time while meeting the challenges presented to them.













Well done Primary 7!

Parent Council Minutes

Minutes from recent meetings can be viewed by clicking the links below:

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 07.09.16

St Gabriel’s Parent Council AGM Minutes 08.06.16

St Gabriel’s Primary School Parent Council Meeting Minutes 11.05.16

St Gabriel’s Primary School Parent Council Minutes 02.03.16

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 13.01.16

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 04.11.15

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 07.10.15

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 4.3.2015

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 14.1.2015

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 12.11.2014

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Minutes 3.9.2014

St Gabriel’s Parent Council AGM Minutes 11.6.2014

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 10.3.2014

St Gabriel’s Parent Council Meeting Minutes 22.1.2014


SDC10720Today as our friends continue their journey around the area of Barga, back here at School the Primary 6 and 7 children also got into the Italian culture by making pizza.




















In the afternoon P7 had a fashion challenge. They worked in two teams and had 30 min to design and create a full set of clothing using paper. This was then modelled and judged by Mrs Weir and Ms Thomson from the school office.



Meanwhile, the P6 class were working with Miss Nicol and Mrs Gordon on wind resistance and measurement using paper aeroplanes.  (Photos to follow.)












A Week to Remember in P6/7!

SDC10619Whilst our friends are away to Barga, we have come together to have the most amazing week ever! At the beginning of the week we looked at a range of activities together. In a truly democratic way we voted for the ones we were most interested in.
So far this week we have designed, made and flew our own kites, played in a football tournament, created HUGE story webs and passed the hula hoop around a human circle without breaking the chain of arms! Here are some photographs that show you what’s been going on! TODAY we are making our own pizzas. We will let you all know how we get on.
Yesterday we were building kites in the gym hall and we had lots of fun but we miss our friends. (Maisie and Cameron)


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.


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!





















Visit East Lothian!

Did you know we are currently writing reports for Visit Scotland?
We all live in East Lothian and already know lots about this fantastic county. We spent lots of time in BIG TALK, discussing our knowledge and experiences of life and fun in East Lothian.
We also used our research skills to find out more about East Lothian on the internet. All this information was recorded in the form of mind maps and lists: great planning for BIG writing!
Therefore, we felt confident that we could write persuasive travel reports that would encourage tourists from all over the world, to visit East Lothian!
Here is a wee flavour of our writing and INTRODUCTIONS so far…

‘Come to East Lothian, it’s the greatest place to be; there’s wonderful beaches and heart warming seas, and after a while you too will believe that Scotland’s fish is the best it could possibly be!
If you have children there is a lot to offer and Dunbar is a great place to start. Dunbar’s Splash Pool will have you ready to dive into action with the waves to the super spinny slide! However, if you wish for more obstacles you can take a walk to Fox Lake’…

East Lothian is the best part of Scotland because it has lots of attractions. From sport to history and music to castles…

Eccentric East Lothian
Have you been looking for somewhere deserted, busy or scenic, if so then East Lothian is the place for you. It’s interesting activities on the East side of Scotland ensure that you won’t be bored.

The Brunton Theatre is the best place to be for great entertainment, comedy and drama productions. There is a bar and café and a box office to buy your tickets for the Panto! There is also a fantastic cinema.

The Famous East Lothian
Welcome to golden East Lothian where you can find 40 miles golden sand. Robert Louis Stevenson was inspired to write Treasure Island because he went o to Yellowcraigs beach.

East Lothian is a brilliant place to be. Sport in East Lothian is abundant. There is a wide variety of golf courses like North Berwick, Dunbar or Haddington.
Food and drink in the county is outstanding! Are you in the mood for Chinese, then pop into Golden Chopsticks or have some traditional fish and chips from Alandos.

So, what do you think? Would our introductions inspire you to read on or explore East Lothian? We will continue on this exciting writing journey.

Thanks for reading,
Primary Six