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.

Message from Our Principal – 19th June 2020

Dear Parents, As we approach the virtual end of this very different school term, I would like to express my thanks to all the pupils, parents and staff for their tremendous efforts in helping our pupils continue to learn from home over the past 14 weeks. School Reports Your child’s school report (year end certificates for Junior Infants) was sent out this week to the address we have on file.

Louth Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

Cumann na mBunscol Lú Competitions

Contact With School

Please note that due to a technical problem all emails sent to and from the school email addresses (i.e. username@stfrancisns.ie) between 9th April and 20th April were not received and we have been unable to retrieve the lost emails from the server outage. If you have emailed any of the school staff and not received a reply, this is probably because the email was never received. Please can you therefore.

Easter message from our Principal

Dear Parents/Gaurdians and staff of St Francis NS, It’s just over three weeks since Thursday 12 March, when word arrived that we were to close all schools from that evening. It left schools with less than two hours to prepare for what has since become the most unprecedented and unparalleled event in living memory. We have learned a few things along the way: We cannot expect a day at home.

The Genesis Programme: Supporting Parents and Families through the Days and Weeks Ahead

We know that these are very unsettling and anxious times for parents and children alike. The Genesis Programme, through the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme and The Changing Lives Initiative, is committed to delivering better outcomes for children and families living within the areas we serve. In these challenging times, we will continue to support parents and children as best we can and will endeavour to reach out via our.

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