Our planned blog has taken a different direction with recent events and we hope parents will find the articles, links and advice shared here helpful, in supporting their children.
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- 11/05/21It is Mental Health Awareness Week and a time for us all to focus on ‘nature’. At St Gabriel's we are blessed with an abundant 33 acres to explore and enjoy. Junior pupils look up to see the birds and listen to their song whilst learning amongst the daffodils, a...Read Full Story
Return to School - Summer TermJunior School The Junior School staff are delighted to confirm details of the return to school on 8 March when pupils will start at 09.15 in order to reduce congestion in the car park and on the playground. We understand that some children may still have some anx...Read Full Story
Spring Half-Term ActivitiesFebruary half term is upon us, and we may not be able to physically 'go away' and feel like we are stuck at home, but there's still plenty to do and not all of it online. We've gathered a selection of ideas for inspiration. To find your moment of light – read on...Read Full Story
Everybody’s ChangingMrs Chapman’s assembly last week encouraged pupils to think about the changes they are experiencing and how we can manage change. A video of Keane’s Everybody’s Changing (from their 2003 debut album Hopes and Fears) provided food for thought at the start, as the song...Read Full Story
Digital ParentingOver the past year, digital technology has enabled us to keep in touch with family and friends through quarantine, to learn or work from home in ways we might never have thought possible a year ago with our reliance on our devices increasing dramatically. Lockdown at weekends combine...Read Full Story
Don't give up - the storm ends!Staff and pupils were moved by Mrs Chapman's assembly this week about an inspirational book she has recently read. We have reproduced sections below for the wider school community to enjoy.Read Full Story
A New Year, a New Term and New TeamsIn her first assembly of term, Mrs Chapman welcomed students back to the new virtual routines associated with remote teaching and learning on Teams. Her message encouraged students to remain positive, to look after themselves and to keep in touch. An extract is shared below.Read Full Story
PE at Home Spring Term – JanuaryMrs Brazendale and the PE team have created a timetable of activities for Senior School pupils for the first two weeks of the Spring Term, commencing 4 January. Mrs Brazendale, Head of PE has created a January Workout video as part of the planner, exercising safe...Read Full Story
Festive Family ActivitiesWe felt the lead up to Christmas would be a perfect time to relax and explore a range of alternative activities from visiting a virtual Christmas market to building a hedgehog a home, the list of suggestions are below with the relevant hyperlinks included. Please share, have fun and stay safe thi...Read Full Story
Who are our House Saints?All Saints' Day (1 November) is a good opportunity to share a little of the history of the saints whose names have been used in the House system at St Gabriel's since it was founded, in Mill Hill in London, by nuns in 1929. Aidan St Aidan was an Irish monk and missionary credited...Read Full Story
Black History MonthMr Smith’s last assembly of this half term reflected on events that have led to increasing worldwide awareness and understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement. He reiterated that the fun enjoyed by pupils on Wear it Red Day to support Show Racism the Red Card needs to be followed up...Read Full Story
Virtual University Visits and Sixth Form EnrichmentVisiting universities during a pandemic is problematic. However, our students have been encouraged to virtually visit a wide range of universities and associated enrichment events to aid their decision making on courses and locations. Some of the options available to students are outl...Read Full Story