Golden Bin Award – October 2015

Congratulations to Mrs Savage’s Senior Infants Class for winning the Golden Bin Award for the best recycling and most tidy classroom in October.

Golden Boot Award – October 2015

Congratulations to Miss Lundy’s Class for winning the Golden Boot Award to traveling to school in October

Formation of New BOM – Parents Invited

Parents BOM Please click on the blue link above to read a letter for all parents regarding the formation of our new Board of Management and the meeting on Tuesday 17th November to select two Parent Nominees (one mother and one father) to the new board.

St Francis NS PA Meeting

There will be a PA meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th November in school – all parents welcome!

Get In To Gear – Tuesday 20th October 2015

Please note this has been changed from Monday to Tuesday!

Volunteers Needed for reading

Can you spare 30 minutes one or two mornings a week? We are very grateful to any parents who are able to help out with reading. Notes were sent home this week and we will be in touch with all who have returned them to the office. Please note that Garda vetting is a standard school requirement and the relevant forms will be given to you to complete.

September Newsletter

St Francis NS Newsletter Sept 2015

School Staff

SCHOOL STAFF 2015 Principal: Oreena Lawless Deputy Principal/Resource Teacher: Elaine O’Rourke Junior Infants: Caroline Flack Senior Infants: Derbhile Savage First Class: Annie Carolan Second Class: Anne Donaghy Third Class: Helen Clinton Fourth Class: Ciara Whately Fifth/Sixth Class: Debbie Lundy Learning Support: Helena Reynolds Special Needs Assistants: Suzanne O’Hare / Sarah O’Gradaigh / Lisa Young Office: Brigitte Nelson / Emma-Louse Healy Caretaker: Jonathan Dennis We also welcome 2 part time visiting.

Countdown to the New School Year

Dear Parents, It is just two weeks to go until the start of the new school term and we hope you have all had a good summer. The school will be open from next Monday, 24th August and parents may call in to pay their book bills any day next week to avoid the rush at the beginning of term. We will also be having another “Uniform Swap Shop” in.

Infants Trip to Newgrange Farm

Mrs Lawless and Mrs O’Rourke took the Junior and Senior Infants on their school tour to Newgrange Farm today. There was much excitement when a double decker bus arrived outside the school to take them there! They had a special farmyard tour where they got to hold and feed some of the animals and lots of time to play in the various play areas. They also got to go on.

School Trip to W5 Belfast

Miss Carolan, Mrs Donaghy and Miss Clarke took pupils from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes to W5 in Belfast this week for their school tour. W5 means whowhatwherewhenwhy and it is Ireland’s award winning science and discovery centre at Odyssey in Belfast, with over 250 interactive exhibits. During thier visit, the pupils got to do special pre-arranged workshops including a forces interactive lesson and a forensic science lesson where.

Environmental Award for Our Principal

Oreena Lawless, principal of St. Francis School, received the Teacher of the Year 2015 award at the Primary Schools Environmental Awards in the Crowne Plaza yesterday. Congratulations Oreena! Well deserved.

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