As you are aware, we are currently working on the Green School theme of Biodiversity, and on St. Francis Day Wednesday October 4th (weather permitting), we will visit Blackrock Park 11.45am – 1.15pm as part of our Day of Action for Biodiversity. All pupils are invited to dress up using “Nature” as the theme for the occasion. Think butterflies, bees, birds, bugs, fruits, flowers, animals or perhaps t-shirts with slogans about.
Pupils from Miss Carolan’s 1st Class recently went on a visit to V & W Re-Cycling Centre in Dundalk. Pupils learned the benefits of Recycling. They even brought with them materials from school for re-cycling. Great excitement was had touring the ‘Double Decker Recycling Bus’ which is covered using 250,000 aluminium drink cans. Today we received a ‘Recycling Certificate’ and a memorable photo of the visit.
Last Friday we had our monthly whole school assembly to acknowledge the recent achievements in St Francis NS. The following individuals and teams were acknowledged for outstanding acheivements: Aswati – for Irish Dancing Sam – for his club’s football player of the year award Jai – for winning the Libby Dynamites Golden Ticket (one years free basketball coaching) Sean – for outstanding performance at basketball The St Francis girls and.
Today is a very proud day for everyone at St Francis NS. At a ceremony at The Helix, at DCU, Dublin, we were awarded our 4th Green Flag. Sadly we could not take the whole school to the ceremony, or even our whole Green Schools Committee. Instead Mrs Lawless selected three pupils from the committee who had made an outstanding contribution this year towards our Green School Initiatives. This, our.
A massive thank you to everyone for the Spring clean of the school grounds and surrounding area today.
We will be holding our annual Spring Clean in school on Thursday 14th April. All pupils will participate and equipment will be provided to clean the school grounds and surrounding area. On Saturday 16th April Blackrock Tidy Towns is holding the Annual Spring Clean in the village and they are keen to involve as many children as possible from the two village schools. Meet at the lower car park at.
April is Autism Awareness month and we will be holding a dress up in blue day on Friday 22nd April to raise awareness of Autism in our school community. In the school re-cycling area we have a collection box for old mobile phones. We collect used mobile phones and exchange them for great technology gifts for the school, while also helping Irish Autism Action raise much needed funds to assist.
As advised in our March newsletter, our Green Schools Committee has organised a Re-Cycle A Bicycle event and full detals have been sent home to every parent. Here is how it works ……. Problem Do you have any unused, unloved children’s or adults’ bikes in a garden shed or garage? Perhaps some have been outgrown, others forgotten about? Are they in reasonable, useable condition? Solution Please help us to make.
The latest initiative from our Green Schools Committee is a Toy Swap Shop in school later this month. Here’s How it Works! This event will work on a ticket system. Bring in your used or unwanted Toys and we will allocate tickets corresponding to their approximate value. (Suggest a value if you like). Check in will be between 9am-10am on Mon 18th, Tues 19th, Weds 20th and Thurs 21st April..