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A short video has been launched  that explores some of the options children and young people can consider if they, or someone they know is being bullied.  When dealing with bullying behaviour, there is never one, single answer or piece of advice that will work for every individual, or in every situation.  What works for one person won’t always work for others and, while some options will make bullying stop, others might just help people to feel better about things.

The video, which was developed following extensive consultation with children and young people from six local authority areas across Scotland, looks at some of the choices they might consider.  We want to encourage young people to think about the options they’re most comfortable with, until they find something that works for them, and helps them to feel in control again.


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Christmas Bazaar This Saturday 5th December


St Gabriel’s Christmas Bazaar 2015 (Click here)



Saturday 5th December 2015 1000 – 1200



Adults £1    Children FREE

 Home baking

Gift Stalls

Fun Stalls



& much more!

 We will also have a very special festive guest who will be joining us on the day!

Any donations of home baking for the cake & candy stall would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off from 9am on the Saturday

Parent Evaluation

Towards the end of last year the authority put out an online evaluation for parents to complete so that we could move forward improvements across schools. The responses for this have been sent out to schools and parent councils. Very few of our parents responded to this, (12) which does not allow us to create an accurate picture of what parents think about the school. Therefore I have included a link for you on this newsletter and have also put it on the web page and twitter so that we can give another opportunity to parents to voice their opinions.

We want to make St Gabriel’s the best school around and so we need your help. Please complete the evaluation. Many thanks


This is our Faith

Parents from Catholic schools across Scotland are invited to participate in the latest in a series of Parent Assemblies which are designed to inform and consult them on important issues.  These are the details of the next assembly of Catholic School Parents:

Making Sense of This Is Our Faith

Supporting parents to make sense of the Religious Education programmes taught in Catholic primary and secondary schools

Saturday 3rd October 2015;  10.30 to 12.30pm

St Francis Xavier Centre, Taylor Avenue, Carfin Lanarkshire ML1 5AJ

To book your place,

go to Catholic School Parent Assembly 3rd October 2015

or email:



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!


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.)