School Tours 2018

Provisional bookings have been made for school tours for all classes as follows: Junior and Senior Infants: Friday 1st June, Newgrange Farm 1st and 2nd Classes: Friday 8th June, W5 Belfast 3rd and 5th Classes: Tuesday 26th June, Zippit, Tibradden, Dublin 16 4th Class: Thursday 31st May, Bloom 2018, Dublin 6th Class: Friday 8th June, Carlingford Adventure Centre and evening BBQ Full details of the tours will be sent home.

Write-A-Poem Competition Winners

Congratulations to the four winners from St Francis in the Write-A-Poem competition, organised by Navan Education Centre. Conor from 3rd class, Ruby from 4th class, Rosa from 5th class and Adela from 6th class The children and their parents are invited to Navan Education Centre next month where they will be presented with certificates and a copy of the published poetry book. Huge congratulations to the children on their achievement.

Rugby Congratulations

Congratulations to Shane in 4th class and Byron in 5th class who recently represented Dundalk Rugby Club on an International Tour of Milan!

School Closed Monday 16th April

As already advised, the school will be closed all day on Monday 16th April for a mandatory Teachers Training.

County Louth Agricultural Show

County Louth Agricultural Show is on Sunday 10th June at Bellurgan Park. It is always great day out for families, with lots of free bouncy castles and picnic areas and we are encouraging parents to put the date in their diaries as it is for the community and without the community there would be no show. There are a wide range of competitions for adults and particularly for children including:.

Internet Safety – Thursday 22nd March

Next Thursday in school we have a speaker coming in to talk to all pupils from 1st to 6th classes about Internet Safety. Pupils will be split up in to age appropriate groups for the talks, which promise to be fun, interactive and designed in such a way that having engaged the children they will learn of the importance of their Digital Footprint and their Personal Information. The presentations will.

National SOW (Scoot to School)

Thank you to all pupils (and parents) who braved the elements and scooted to school yesterday for National SOW Day.   Special mention to the Mc Cann boys (pictured below), twins from 1st and from 4th class who all scooted with their mum running alongside them to keep up!  As a committed Green School we like to show our support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils to scoot (or cycle,.


Following the advice of the Minister for Education & Skills and Met Eireann, St Francis National School will remain closed on Thursday and Friday and will re-open on Monday 5th March. World Book Day will be marked in school on Tuesday 6th January. The Book Fair will be open for one final day on Monday 5th March. Stay safe everyone!

School Disco – 9th February

Bake Sale this Friday

Congratulations to the Brickx Fest Winners

Congratulations to Daíthí in 4th Class for winning the VIP Family ticket to the Brickx Fest at Tayto Park this weekend. Clodagh and her team at the Brickx Club read through all the entries (over 150!) last night and were overwhelmed by the wonderful slogans and sentences.  They eventually agreed on a winner and Clodagh came in to school today to present Daíthí with his prize.  He is pictured above.

Win a Family Ticket to Brickx Fest 27/28 Jan 2018

The Brickx Fest takes place at Tayto Park on 27/28 January 2018 and we are fortunate enough to have been given a Family Ticket to Give Away to one lucky family from St Francis NS. The Brickx Fest is truly a fun family day out – for lego enthusiasts and for absolute beginners. Amazing Lego™ displays and meetings with master builders Displays from competition entrants to find the best Lego™.

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