What a fabulous day we have had in school today celebrating Intercultural Day. We have over 30 countries represented in our school community! The high point of the day was the food fair in the school hall where every pupil got to sample food prepared by parents, representative of the countries within our school. Many thanks to all the parents who prepared food for today. The spread was amazing! Also,.
Today we celebrated our achievements for January in our monthly whole school assembly. Mrs Lawless gave a talk on St Bridgid and we shared what we have learned about her in class. She welcomed our two visiting trainee teachers from France, Madame Adeline LAKOMSKI (5th Class) and Monsieur Clément ROY who will be with us for the next two weeks. Our Green Schools Committee gave a presentation on the current.
Congratulations to our school quiz teams who participated in the Connect Credit Union Quiz at O’Connells GFC clubrooms today. Both our Under 11 team and our Under 13 team took part against 11 other local schools. We are delighted that our Under 13 team were crowned the overall winners and will go on to represent the school at a regional level. Pictured below is the Under 13 team (Roisin, Catherine,.
The Department of Education and Skills has just released the following information leaflet to schools on the Coronavirus nCoV-2019 advice-for-preschool-settings-and-parents-29-jan-2020
Thank you very much to all the grandparents who came in to school to visit us today as we marked Grandparent’s Day in school, as part of Irish Catholic Schools Week. Many thanks to the pupils of the Student Council of St Francis NS (pictured below) for organising today, and a special mention to parents, Aisling, Paula and Joanna for all their hard work in the kitchen serving refreshments. Here.
Our Speech & Drama teacher, Patricia Reynolds, organises the very successful Feis Dhun Dealgain which will take place at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, on 28th & 29th March 2020. Letters (pictured below) were sent home earlier in the month with all pupils who have expressed an interest in taking part and further copies are available from the school office. We encourage all pupils, from Junior Infants to 6th Class.
Grandparent’s Day is part of Irish National Schools Week which is marked at the end of January every year. This day allows us to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of grandparents in a child’s spiritual and moral development. We shall once again be celebrating Grandparent’s Day this year by welcoming grandparents in to school to visit the classroom and join us for a coffee. Pupils will be bringing home.
We are delighted that the Junior Einstein Science Club has chosen our school as the venue for their new Saturday Science Clubs in County Louth. Classes will commence this Saturday from 12.00-1.00pm and will take place in prefab 3 in school. For more information on the Junior Einstein Science Club, please visit their Facebook page or their website. There are only a few places remaining for the Saturday Club at.
Every year senior pupils participate in the Credit Union Art Competition. This year the theme was “Walk of Life” and every pupil in 5th & 6th class was invited to submit an entry on their interpretation of the theme, on A3 paper. Melanie O’Neill from the Blackrock branch of BHK Credit union came in today to award the prizes to the winners. 1st Prize: Aoife, 6th Class 2nd Prize: Catherine,.
WOW!!! Today the volunteers from Team Hope came in to collect our Shoeboxes and our final tally was an amazing 230 Shoeboxes. These beautifully wrapped, generous gifts from the St Francis NS Community, will soon be making the long journey to Africa where they will be distributed to children far less fortunate than our own. The response of everyone to the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is always so touching and.