Students

Student Welfare

Our school endeavours to promote a healthy, supportive and secure environment for all children. Student welfare is a shared responsibility between home, school and the community. The school has implemented programs to encourage positive social behaviours and problem solving skills. These programs include Buddies, Peer Support, Student Awards and Environmental Stewardship.

Student Leaders

As important members of the school community, students are valued for the contributions they can make to the school. Leadership potential is encouraged and supported. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is comprised of our school captains and elected representatives from Year 2 through to Year 6. Examples of their responsibilities include, leading the weekly assembly, delivering special occasion addresses and votes of thanks, and demonstrating school spirit. They also select the winner of the SRC trophy, which is awarded each week to the student who is able to demonstrate a commitment to living out the school motto to ‘Proclaim The Word Of God’ in the way they treat others.

Sport Activities

Students at St Gabriel’s are given the opportunity to develop skills in a wide variety of sports. Outside specialists deliver programs in areas such as gymnastics, dance, basketball, rugby league, cricket and tennis. Students also have the opportunity, as part of the Sydney Archdiocese, to take part in selection trials for soccer, netball, rugby league, cricket, tennis, rugby union, softball, athletics and swimming. The school has a swimming and an athletic carnival each year. Students in Years 3-6 are involved in an inter-school sporting competition involving six of the local Catholic schools.

Debating

Debating is a valuable form of communicating a certain position on a specific topic. It involves developing and presenting an argument in a team environment. Debating in a public forum fosters student confidence and co-operation. Each year our senior students are given the opportunity to take part in the Eastern Region Debating competition.

Creative and Practical Arts

A specialist Creative Arts teacher is employed to work with all classes each week. This program includes visual arts, music, drama and dance. Students from St Gabriel's also have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and be part of the school band.