Distance Learning Plan

• St Francis NS is using the Seesaw App for communicating homework and distance learning with pupils and their parents/guardians. We will continue to use Komeer App to communicate with parents and the school website to celebrate school life. • Distance learning will be teacher led and will include both online and activities some that can be carried out offline. Children can take a photo of their work and upload.

Technology At Home Survey

As part of our Distance Learning Planning in the event of a classroom or school closure, we need to establish to what extent our pupils have access to digital learning at home, specifically Seesaw and the school website. We would be grateful if all parents could please take a minute to answer a few simple questions at this link. If the link does not work, please cut and paste this.

Homework Statement from October 2020

We will be starting to re-introduce homework from Monday October 5th 2020. For Junior and Senior Infants: Infants will take home a homework folder which will be kept in their school bag for use at home and at school. The children will be in 4 “reading groups”. The children will work with the teacher individually at a separate table that is regularly sanitised. Children will be heard twice weekly, with.

St Francis NS First Holy Communion

  This evening at 6pm pupils from St Francis NS will celebrate their (twice rescheduled!) First Holy Communion at Blackrock Church. A big thank you to Paula McGuinness and the Parent’s Association of St Francis who came in this morning to drop off a little treat for the children. On behalf of everyone at St Francis NS, we wish the pupils and their families a lovely weekend of celebrations.

Bike Week 2020

This week is National Bike Week (19th of September until the 27th of September) As part of celebrating Bike Week 2020, this Wednesday the 23rd of September, we have County COW Day.  The aim is to encourage as many children as possible to cycle to school.  We are also encourage pupils to ‘bling their bikes‘ and there will be prizes for the best ‘blinged bikes’! The following are activities that.

Junior Einstein Saturday Club

Starting on 26th September at St Francis NS. Places are limited and booking is essential.

Message from Our Principal 06/08/20

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope that you and your families are making the best of the recent change in the weather. Thank you all so much for your co-operation and understanding over the past few months. We would like to reassure you that we are working very hard to have our school ready to open to staff and pupils, guided by the “Roadmap for the Full Return to School”,.

COVID-19 response plan for safe reopening of primary schools

The Government announced yesterday, 27th July, their Roadmap For The Full Return to School. Full details can be found on the Government website on the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a0bff-reopening-our-primary-and-special-schools/ In particular we would like to draw your attention to the letter to parents, published below.   27th July 2020 Dear Parents/ Guardians Since I was appointed Minister for Education on 27 June, my first priority has been the full re-opening of.

New Enrolments Update

If you have just moved to the area and are currently seeking a place at St Francis NS for immediate entry, please be aware that we have very limited availability for places. Spaces available, subject to Board of Management approval, are as follows: Junior Infants – 4 places Senior Infants – 3 places 1st Class – 8 places 2nd Class – 2 places 3rd Class – FULL 4th Class –.

Summer Camps 2020

  We are delighted that the Phase 3 Re-Opening of Ireland has given the go ahead for Summer Camps to operate on the school premises this summer. The Board of Management of St Francis NS has authorised our existing providers to operate summer camps this year on the condition that they have the relevant certification to prove they are Covid compliant with regard to the sanitisation of equipment, the numbers.

National Be Active Day – Sunday 28th June

We challenge you to be active on, Sunday June 28th and celebrate National BeActive Day! Sport Ireland are passionate about getting Ireland physically active, involved in sport and ensuring everyone in the community has the chance to be included. Despite the current Covid-19 restrictions, Sport Ireland’s network of Local Sports Partnerships are still delivering national initiatives and support to keep people active and together we challenge you to take part.

Covid 19 World Service

  We have been asked to share this very worthwhile information which may be of use to our school community. It basically offers advice to Irish residents for whom English is not their first language, about COVID-19. RTE featured it here: https://twitter.com/rte/status/1272851389304188931. Covid 19 World Service is a joint initiative of nasc and Together Ireland. Over 20 doctors, and other healthcare professionals, from around the world, but living and working.

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