Proud of our Chess Teams!
Today was a fantastic day for our Chess teams. The Chess Kings came 3rd in the Buds' tournament and were delighted to win bronze medals. Chequered were 3rd in the Masters' tournament until the very end but were beaten by a mere half a point! 18 Teams from 4 counties were all selected because they excelled in the previous tournament - went against each other so competition was high. We are very proud of all our pupils who participated!
Halls of Fun
We are thrilled to show off our new Halls of Fun on the upstairs and downstairs corridors of the main school building. This project has been wholly funded by the Parents' Association of St Francis NS from the September Well-Come week fundraiser. Many thanks in particular to Aoife and Joanne on the PA for overseeing this project, and to Miss Lundy for coordinating it in school. Halls of Fun provides Sensory Paths and Sensory Trails for pupils to use in [...]
Important Message for Families and Children Regarding Any Infections
Please see below an important letter from the HSE, which we have been asked to bring to the attention of all parents and guardians. Click here to view in PDF format 1) The most important measure is to stay home if you are unwell. Many children might have a runny nose or a slight cough in winter season. However, if a child is feeling unwell they should be at home. For example, they may have: fever cough, and [...]
School Choir Carol Singing Dates
Crowne Plaza Craft Fair – Sunday the 27th of November from 3 – 4 pm St. Oliver Plunkett Church – Sunday the 17th of December at 5 pm School Christmas Concert – Monday the 19th of December Blackrock Abbey – Tuesday the 20th of December (to be confirmed) Seinn, Schools Gathering – January, 2023 Peace Proms – 26th of February, 2023 Confirmation – Wednesday 29th of March, 2023 First Communion – Saturday the 13th of May, 2023 [...]
Reconfiguration of Patronage Survey
Reconfiguration of Patronage Survey The following is the result of our whole school survey on reconfiguration which was completed before the mid-term break. The Board of Management agree that St. Francis NS is not open to being involved in the Reconfiguration of Patronage Pilot Initiative at this time. Result: 53.2% - remain under Catholic Patronage 46.8% - consider change For more information please read Reconfiguration - Information for Parents. For more information please read [...]
Winter / Christmas Annuals 2022
Order forms are being sent home this week for the Educate.ie Christmas/Winter Annuals Priced at just €3.00 each they are excellent value for money and make great stocking fillers and gifts. All annuals are full colour, A4 size and packed with educational articles and activities including: Classic activities to keep you busy no matter your mood, from matching games and spot the difference puzzles, to mindful colouring and join the dots. Fun puzzles to challenge your maths and language skills, [...]