On Tuesday 26th June we held our Prize Day Assembly in the school hall, led by Mrs Lawless.

Below is a list of all the prize winners.

Class Teacher Awards (certificate for each pupil)

Síológa A
Aoibhe Matthews
Arijus Blankas
Ember Carolan
Hazel Coburn-Duffy
Tyler Fay
Oliver McCourt

Síológa B
Israel Perkone
James Johnston
Jack McEneaney
Jasmin Bevirsyte
Adam Reid
Tom Gallagher

Junior Infants A
Leo Dixon:  Most improved
Teagan McCabe-Donnelly: For being a great helper and wonderful handwriting
Navaneeth Narendran: For Kindness

Junior Infants B
Callum Hammill: Most Improved
Alex Jurcenko: For Helpfulness
Roisín Boland: For Kindness


Senior Infants A
Janathi Rajasegar Preethi: for settling into our class and making a big effort and improvement throughout the year
Gabia Juozapaite: for continuously being kind, mannerly and hard working
Zoey Heslin: for being a ray of sunshine throughout the whole year and always working hard

Senior Infants B
Lacey Matthews: For being a Good Friend
Ciara Jimeno: Most Improved
Reign Shekete: for being a Lovely Listener

1st Class A
Tadgh Kenny: for being a great friend and building positive relationships
Hazel Cassidy:  for always working hard and trying her best in everything she does
Arvin McGivern: for sharing excellent general knowledge with his classmates

1st Class B
Lucy Kehoe: for kindness – and being a good friend
Emily Ward: For amazing progress with her Reading

2nd Class A
Kamran Monahan: Most improved
Aoibhín Callan: for showing helpfulness and kindness throughout the full year

2nd Class B
Eva Gontchar: for always being kind to everyone
Raffael Viar:  for being a creative artist

3rd Class A
Dylan Aribido: For being helpful and trying hard in Irish
Clara Muckian: For always trying her best

3rd Class B
Penny Reilly: For helpfulness
Pola Reszkowska: For initiative

4th Class A
Ryan Grimes: For great effort throughout the year
Lily Rose Murphy:  For always being helpful and kind to others

4th Class B
Basheer Ahmed Avesh: daily contribution in keeping the class floors monitored (cleaning monitor)and general classroom distribution of copies etc.
Sophie O’Brien: award for amazing manners and always such a great help

5th Class A
Robyn Cassidy:  for kindness to others and for entertaining us with her raps and songs
Joshua Hardy:  for best effort at managing his behaviour/impulses

5th Class B
Ema Klenovcanova: hard working, kind and caring towards others in the class, always willing to help around the classroom.
Kian McQuaid: most improved particularly in maths
Lucy King:  An absolute lifesaver acting as a stunt double for Ronan Henry in the play, on top of the two roles she already had.

6th Class A
Fallon Jennings:  for excellent progress in Maths
Lukas Juozapaitis:  for excellent progress in Reading
Julia Reszkowska: For wonderful contribution to school life throughout her time at St Francis NS

6th Class B
Ava McCabe: For her kindness, hard-work and enthusiasm for learning throughout the year as well as for her passion for the Irish language
Elwin Thomas:  For being a caring classmate and a hard-working pupil throughout the year as well as for his efforts on the chess and football teams
Jayden Hanlon: For his improvement in his academics as well as for his talent as an artist

 6th Class Helpers

Pupils in 6th class are often called upon as “seniors” to help with various tasks around the school.

In particular we are grateful to the pupils who assist at drop off to ensure younger children get to their classrooms safely amd to the pupils who set up the hall for after school activities every day.

Early morning helpers:
Cian Gaynor
Julia Reszkowska
Sam Whately
Liam Cody

Furniture / Hall set up helpers
Cian Gaynor
Lukas Juozapaitis
Amanda Miezite
Fallon Jennings
Daisy McLoughlin

Student Council Awards

Throughout the year the pupils on our Student Council attend regular meetings with Brigitte and Lisa and work as the “voice of the pupils” in their respective classes.  They also do various jobs around the school including sorting out the re-cycling corridor, lost property, clothing collections and Uniform Swap Shop, as well as organising coffee mornings, bakes sales, etc..

3rd Class: John O’Rourke (3A) Alex McFadden (3B)
4th Class: Leah Mullen (4A),Daniel Loughran (4B)
5th Class: Claudia O’Dwyer 5A, Jamie Durnin 5B
6th Class: Charlie Gough (6A), Elwin Thomas (6B)

Green School Committee Awards

The Green Schools Committeee is made up of pupils from 2nd-6th Classes.  It is overseen by Mrs Lawless, Miss Treadwell and Mr Sheppard.  The role of the members is to oversee the maintenance of the green flags already achieved at St Francis NS.  They also collect ideas and organise surveys to decide what their targets are for the next Green Flag.

2nd Class: JJ Lavery, Eli Murray, Gerard Lynn, Cara Loughran
3rd Class: Clara Muckian, Luca Marks
4th Class: Sophie O’Brien, Jessica Cooney
5th Class: Leyla Connolly, Ben King
6th Class: Sam Whately, Tife Ayoade

Incredible Edibles
The two 3rd classes, led by Ms Carroll and Mrs Stapleton, participated in the Incredible Edibles Project this year, planting vegetables and fruit from seed, researched the origins of food, made smoothies with the food, etc.  Our research was all sent off and we were awarded the top GOLD standard as an incredible Edible school.

On behalf of the two classes, VANESSA KORRI and BETH WHATELY collected the award.

Reading Recovery Graduates

For successful completion if the Reading Recovery Programme with Miss Gray
Emily Ward
Diana Sobko
Cian Goss
Izzy Clarke

Public Speaking
Outgoing winner from 2022: Aoibhinn O’Rourke (5B)
2023 winner: Calum Taggart (5A)


These were calculated based on the attendance figures for the school year up to Friday 23rd June

Missed 2 days – Silver medal and certificate
Millie Bell – JIA
Aidan McClure – JIB
Lucy Dolan – JIB
Evan Maguire – SIA
Alex Dillon – SIA
Eli Reilly – SIA
Zoey Heslin – SIA
JJ Lavery – 2B
Lidiya Stapleton Timoney – 4A
Eamon Kazai – 4A
Ben King – 5A

Missed 1 Day – Gold medal and certificate
Conn Colgan – JIA
Sarah Jane Lavery – SIA
Zoe McClure – SIB
Nathan Brennan – SIB
Nathan Bell – 1B
Matthew Woods – 3A
Rose McMahon – 3A
Penny Reilly – 3B
Catherine Utomi – 3B
Jessica Cooney – 4A
Aoibhinn O’Rourke – 5B
Emmanuel Utomi – 6A
Kaitlyn Matthews – 6B

100% Attendance – Silver Cup and Certificate
Justin Akhimien – SIA
Jamie Rafferty – SIA
Ruby O’Byrne – 1B
Scarlett O’Byrne – 2A
Liam O’Keefe – 2A
Eli Wariyo – 2A
Cian Rafferty – 2B
Victoria Akhimien – 3B
Abigail O’Byrne – 3B
Vanessa Korri – 3B
Liam Kajengo – 4B
Morgan Simmons – 4B
Calum Taggart – 5A
Lucy King – 5B
Grace Reilly – 5B
Ema Klenovcanova – 5B
Balint Kazai – 6A