St Francis NS Newsletter December 2018
As we approach the festive season of Christmas, it is a source of great joy and hope for the future that the families of St Francis NS continue to take the Christmas message of goodwill very much to heart. Our Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal on behalf of the Irish Christian Development Aid Charity, Team Hope, has been another resounding success thanks to the generosity of all our pupils and their.
Today we went on a Spooky Walk around the village to show off our Halloween costumes! Check out the photos! More to be added later…
On Wednesday this week two teams of boys and girls from 3rd and 4th represented St Francis NS in the FAI Primary Schools Futsal programme in DKIT Sports facility. There were 15 teams in the boys league and 10 teams in the girls. The teams played four games each. The girls played against St Mary’s NS, St Joseph’s NS, Dulargy NS and Bay Estate NS. They won two games and.
Pupils from St Francis NS were among the coding “Ninjas” at DKIT’s first ever MegaDojo earlier this month. Check out the DKIT website here for more information. We are delighted to once again be offering Scratch coding classes in school this year with parent Joan McCann of The Code Lab. More details to follow!
After the mid term break Cassandra Pinto will commence after school dance classes on Mondays for infant classes and Wednesdays for 1st to 6th classes. Bookings and payment must be done direct with Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org and not through the school.
Pupils in our infant classes and in 1st class have been enjoying FitKids lessons with Niall Teather in school every Tuesday morning in September and October. After the mid term break Niall will re-commence after-school FitKids on Wednesdays (1.40-2.40pm), available to all pupils in Junior and Senior Infants. Bookings and payment must be done direct with Niall Teather and not through the school.
To celebrate St Francis Day (4th October) we had a visit from Newgrange Falconry. Brian and Barbara from Newgrange Falconry brought a selection of birds, including falcons, hawks and owls. They also brought along falconry equipment that including gloves, hoods, telemetry, jesses and leashes. The birds were placed on their perches or blocks and displayed in a cordoned off viewing area. One by one each bird was placed on the.