Blackrock Tidy Towns Slogan Winners

Congratulations to Adela, Cora and Abbi in 6th class for being placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Blackrock Tidy Towns Poster/Slogan competition. Adela’s winning poster and slogan will be put up alongside the recycling area in the car park behind Centra. Thank you to Mace, Blackrock for sponsoring the prizes. Pictured is Marie McCallion, Schools Liaison Officer at Blackrock Tidy Towns, presenting their prizes to Abbi, Adela and.

National Bike Week at St Francis NS

This weekend marks the launch of National Bike Week in Ireland and we plan to celebrate with activities and fun on the theme of cycling.  We encourage all pupils and their families to please get involved.  Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year (the dates for this year are 9th-17th June) with bike themed.

EcoTribes 2018 Invitation

National Walk to School Week

Let’s put our best feet forward for National Walk to School Week! This week, consider leaving the car at home, or parked away from the school to allow children walk. Good exercise, good for the environment, good news all round!!! Join us on Wednesday for National Walk to School Day!! Pupils who walk to school are welcome to dress up to mark the occasion.

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,.

Uniform Swap Shop this Friday

Day of Action for Biodiversity – St Francis Day – 4th October

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.

Toy Swap Shop

Trip to the re-cycling centre

  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.  

May School Assembly

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.

Liberty Clothing Collection – 20th June

Green Flag for Travel

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.

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