An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure from Friday 13 March, of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team. All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to.
We are very proud of our close association with our local GAA club, Geraldines GFC. Their highly successful Schools Training Programme, which is now in it’s second year, give 1st & 2nd class pupils a fun introduction to Gaelic Football, teaching them movement, balance and agility. It involves a block of six 45 minute weekly sessions, twice a year, for all pupils in 1st & 2nd classes, led by a.
Next week in school we shall have our annual SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR in school all week. Parent volunteers will be in all week to run the Book Fair. For those who are unfamiliar with it, a mobile “shop” of books and stationery will be in school for pupils and parents to browse and make purchases. Each class is brought to the Book Fair on Monday and Tuesday and any children.
We regret to inform you that due to a confirmed case of Covid-19 (the current Coronavirus) in Belfast, the Board of management of St. Francis NS has advised that the choir will not be travelling to Belfast to participate in Peace Proms on Sunday, March 1st. While the risk of infection is admittedly small, it is felt that it would be wiser to be cautious than cavalier about the matter..
The most up to date information on novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for people who have come to Ireland from China, including visitors, students and workers. Click on the link to download the PDF file: advice-for-preschool-settings-and-parents
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.