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Welcome to St Francis National School

St Francis NS is located in Blackrock, County Louth.  We were established in 2007 and we are now an 18 class Primary School, with 2 classes per year and two Special Autism Classes.  We are a vibrant and supportive community and we strive to bring out the best in every child, working alongside parents to achieve this aim.  We are a warm, friendly and welcoming school and we hope that you and your child will be very happy during their time here.  Because working together is so important to us at St Francis National School, we have rebuilt our website so as to make it more attractive and informative and so that we can update it with ease on a very regular basis.


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Pupils’ News

Ardee Chess Tournament

Special congratulations to Rordan and Nazar from 6th and Daniel from 5th for winning all six of their matches! Our Chess Tournament In the morning the three chess teams were waiting for the bus to arrive.  The chess teams [...]

Leinster Minor Schools Gala

Congratulations to our swimming champions! On Sunday Cian, Robert and Matthew woke up early to go to the Leinster Minor Schools gala.  The first stroke was freestyle.  Cian got 42.3 sec, Robert got 48.21 and Mathew got disqualified.  [...]

Swimming Gala

On sunday I woke up at 6am to go to the Leinster Minor Schools gala.  The first event was freestyle.  I got a time of 42.13 and I got 6th out of 30.  Then breaststroke was next.  I got [...]

Chess Tournament

Chess Club Yesterday St Olivers’s chess team came to our school so both teams could practice for the tournament.  Sadly St Olivers did not have enough players so I played against Liam, Conor and Cian.  I did not [...]

Thoughts on Internet Safety

Thoughts after our internet safety talk "It made me feel scared to think that when you delete a photo it doesn’t really get deleted. It is still there." - Cushla from 3B "I realise now that if somebody texts [...]

School News

The Daily Mile

This week we have re-launched our Daily Mile for 2024. The Daily Mile is a social activity wherein children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day during school hours with their classmates.  Everyone has fun [...]

Happiness in a Box

The Impact of the Shoebox Appeal Dear teachers and school children, We cannot thank you enough for being a part of the Shoebox Appeal Project.  Your selfless acts of kindness have brought immense joy and warmth to the [...]

Thank You to The Geraldines GFC

Thank you to The geraldine GFC for their €500 donation to the school following their recent family fun day. Pictured receiving the cheque are Oreena Lawless (Principal), Elise Kierans (Chair of Parents Association of St Francis) and Kevin [...]

Congratulations to Our Quiz Teams

Congratulations to the two St Francis NS Quiz teams who represented the school at the Tráth na gCeist Cumann na mBunscol quiz yesterday afternoon at Knockbridge NS. Sadly we did not get through [...]

Cineáltas Flag

This week we were delighted to receive the CINÉLTAS (Kindness) flag.  St Francis NS is prides itself in being a diverse and inclusive school, where individual difference is valued and celebrated.  Pictured are members of the Student Council [...]

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