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Welcome to St Francis National School

St Francis NS is located in Blackrock, County Louth.  We were established in 2007 and we are now an 18 class Primary School, with 2 classes per year and two Special Autism Classes.  We are a vibrant and supportive community and we strive to bring out the best in every child, working alongside parents to achieve this aim.  We are a warm, friendly and welcoming school and we hope that you and your child will be very happy during their time here.  Because working together is so important to us at St Francis National School, we have rebuilt our website so as to make it more attractive and informative and so that we can update it with ease on a very regular basis.


Past Pupils

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Pupils’ News

3rd Class School Tour

Our School Tour On Wednesday we went on our school tour.  We went to Ardgillan park.  There was a big slide there and a huge climbing frame.  We had great fun!  We had our lunch at the park.  We [...]

3rd B School Play!

We were practicing the play for a few weeks.  On Wednesday it was the big day.  We had to do the real play, but first we had to do our play to the whole school!  Then we had to [...]

Agri Aware

On 1st of October to June 13th our class did an Agri Aware project called Incredible Edibles.  Everybody grew a plant, there were pumpkins, cress, strawberries, potatoes and lettuce and many more.  Most people’s plants thrived.  We had to [...]

Beach Day

Last Friday we went to the beach with a marine biologist named David.  First, we had to climb on rocks to look for rock pools and animals in the rock pools like crabs and sea [...]

Public Speaking Report

In May the public speaking final took place.  After succeeding in round one and two of the competition the finalists, representing 4th, 5th & 6th classes, were selected.  The six were critiqued by Mrs. Lawless, Brigitte and our guest [...]

Feis Mhuirtheimhne

On Sunday the 21st of May, 2 pupils from each class took part in Feis Muirtheimhne. The Feis Muirtheimhne includes pupils from schools all around the area.  The pupils had to recite a poem in Irish in front of [...]

School News

Crosscause Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Every year St Francis NS families generously support the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.  This year, the school has decided to do the Shoebox Appeal with local Blackrock charity, Crosscause, run by Conor Hughes. Crosscause's Christmas Shoebox Appeal [...]

Prize Day 2023

On Tuesday 26th June we held our Prize Day Assembly in the school hall, led by Mrs Lawless. Below is a list of all the prize winners. Class Teacher Awards (certificate for each pupil) Síológa A Aoibhe Arijus Ember Hazel [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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