Welcome to St Francis National School

Fáilte go Scoil Phroinsias Naofa

St Francis NS is a vibrant and supportive community.  We work hard to bring out the best in every child and we work 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

Public Speaking Report

In May the public speaking final took place.  After succeeding in round one and two of the competition the finalists, representing 4th, 5th & 6th classes, were selected.  The six were critiqued by Mrs. Lawless, Brigitte and our guest judge Patricia Reynolds.  Although it was nerve wracking, every contestant did a tremendous job and should be very proud of themselves.  The judges chose Calum’s speech, about drag, as the overall winner.  Calum was presented with a trophy and all [...]

Feis Mhuirtheimhne

On Sunday the 21st of May, 2 pupils from each class took part in Feis Muirtheimhne. The Feis Muirtheimhne includes pupils from schools all around the area.  The pupils had to recite a poem in Irish in front of 2 judges and a hall full of parents and grandparents, so it was very exciting but also a nervous time for all of us performing our poems!  the standard was very high and myself and other St. Francis students won [...]

School News

Proud of our Chess Teams!

Today was a fantastic day for our Chess teams.  The Chess Kings came 3rd in the Buds' tournament and were delighted to win bronze medals.  Chequered were 3rd in the Masters' tournament until the very end but were beaten by a mere half a point! 18 Teams from 4 counties were all selected because they excelled in the previous tournament - went against each other so competition was high. We are very proud of all our pupils who participated!

Halls of Fun

We are thrilled to show off our new Halls of Fun on the upstairs and downstairs corridors of the main school building. This project has been wholly funded by the Parents' Association of St Francis NS from the September Well-Come week fundraiser. Many thanks in particular to Aoife and Joanne on the PA for overseeing this project, and to Miss Lundy for coordinating it in school. Halls of Fun provides Sensory Paths and Sensory Trails for pupils to use in [...]