GROW Awards 2019

Congratulations to our Green Schools Committee, led by Mrs Lawless and Miss McCann, on another successful year at the Louth County Council GROW Awards. GROW stands for (GREEN, RENEWABLE, ORGANIC, WASTE MINIMISATION) and these Environmental Awards recognise schools, staff and pupils who help foster a love of the environment and understanding and appreciation of nature. We are delighted to have retained our 5 star status in 2019 and to be.

Feis Mhuirtheimhne

Congratulations to the pupils from St Francis NS who represented the school last Sunday at the Feis Mhuirtheimhne. Well done to you all! Junior Infants A: Catherine Utomi and Flynn Connolly Junior Infants B Marianne Ewbanks and Conall Varley Senior Infants Lidiya Stapleton-Timoney and Realtein Rogers 1st Class Dáithí Duggan and Clara O’Connell 2nd Class Daisy McLoughlin and Theo Hynes 3rd Class Klia Campbell and Emmet Kearney 4th Class Amelia.

Louth Sports Partnership

  A letter has been sent home with all pupils today – further copies can be downloaded here Louth Sports Partnership Filming Permission Louth Sports Partnership has invited St. Francis NS to help them launch their free “Game-Tube” by filming children using the game plans and chalk in the tube to demonstrate how to play some of the games. This will be professionally filmed by “Little Road Productions” in school.

Calendar 2019-2020

To download a PDF version of the calendar for 2019/20, please CLICK HERE.

Blackrock Tidy Towns Spring Clean Up

Blackrock Village Annual Spring Clean takes place this Saturday morning, 13th April and we hope you’ll be able to join us. We meet in the lower car park of Centra at 10am and hope to finish soon after 11 with some refreshments. Bring along wellies (a lot of our clean-up will be on the foreshore), and we’ll supply the gloves, litter pickers and bags. Children under 18 must be accompanied.

Feis Dhun Dealgain 2019 – Speech & Drama

Congratulations to the pupils of St Francis NS who participated in the Feis Dun Dealgan last weekend. Organised by Patricia Reynolds, our visiting Speech & Drama teacher, this speech & drama festival is a wonderful opportunity for children to participate on a competitive platform through a medium of fun, building their confidence and presentation skills.  It is also the only Speech & Drama Festival held for competitors aged 4-18 years in County.

Family Fun Quiz – St Francis PA Fundraiser

Daffodil Day Photos

Many thanks to everybody for the overwhelming support for our Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day in school this morning. To the pupils (and their hard working parents) who baked their hearts out with amazing cakes and buns, to the pupils and staff who brought in donations, to the parents who joined us for coffee and (dodgy!) tea, to Elaine Cosgrove for the beautiful flowers, to the parents and pupils who.

St Francis NS Easter Camp

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

MS Readathon Congratulations

Congratulations to the pupils who took part in the MS Readathon at the end of last year. Pupils from 3rd to 6th classes were all invited to participate. In particular, the pupils from Miss Gray’s 3rd class raised a phenomenal sum. Special mention to Cian Cassidy, Conor White and Erin Goss who each raised over €100 for Multiple Sclerosis. VERY WELL DONE!! Today they were awarded with their certificates and.

World Book Day 2019

      Don’t forget that World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March. Once again all pupils are asked to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Various activities are planned in each class to mark the day, and we are delighted to welcome children’s author Olive Mooney who will be storytelling in school on Friday.  Pupils can purchase signed copies of her books “Chronicles of Cadaver.

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