Yesterday the 45 strong choir of St Francis NS, accompanied by teachers, joined together with other primary and secondary schools in the Dundalk area to take part in Seinn 2016. Seinn is a joyful Songs of Praise service to celebrate the start of Catholic Schools Week. The service took place at 1pm in the Redeemer Church, Ard Easmuinn, and lasted about one hour. Nearly 1,000 pupils, teachers, parents and other.
Training will commence next week for boys and girls from 4th to 6th classes who wish to be considered for the school Soccer Teams. Training is being led by Miss Moore, and parent Robert Cosgrove is coming in to give for additional expert coaching on Monday morning (girls) and Wednesday morning (boys). We will be taking part in the FAI 5 a side tournament later in February – more details.
Training will commence on Fridays (during school time) for boys and girls from 3rd to 6th classeswho wish to be considered for the school Gaelic Football Team. Training is being led by Miss Carolan and Miss Kellegher, starting from tomorrow, 29th January. Please can you ensure your child comes in to school with correct PE gear and a gum shield if possible. Football boots are not necessary.
We have been asked by the organisers of Seinn 2016 to extend an invitation to all parents, particularly parents of pupils in our choir, to attend the Seinn service in Dundalk this Thursday at 1pm. Our school choir will be taking part in Seinn 2016 on Thursday, January 28th and bus transport has been arranged by the school to take them there and bring them back to school. We anticipate.
Please note that the date for the Dublin Peace Proms in February is now SATURDAY 6th FEBRUARY at 8pm and not on the Sunday afternoon as previously advised. Parents can purchase tickets for the concert by visiting www.peaceproms.com. Tickets are €15 each or €50 for 4. There will be a bus travelling from the school to take the choir members to the RDS and home again at the end of.
The School will close at midday on Tuesday 22nd December and reopen on Wednesday 6th January 2016. On behalf of the Board of Management and staff of St Francis NS, we wish all our pupils, their families and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2016.
Click here for the St Francis NS NewsletterDecember 2015
Tickets are now on sale for the Peace Proms in February at the following link http://peaceproms.com/buy-tickets/ Our school choir will be perform on SUNDAY 7TH FEBRUARY at 2PM at the RDS Dublin. Unlike previous years, we are not able to block purchase the tickets via the school office. Should you wish to attend the concert, we recommend you purchase tickets online as soon as possible. We will have a bus.
WOW! Congratulations to everyone who made a re-cycled Christmas tree decoration for our school tree. The entries were amazing with so much thought and work going in to every one of them. Mrs Lawless said it was the toughest decision to select the winners and had a panel of “experts” from the senior classes to help! Overall winner The Connolly Family for their recycled St Francis calendar star, which is.
We have signed up, as a school, for Super Troopers – a programme devised by Laya Healthcare to encourage daily physical activity. Each pupil has an activity journal and a family activity wallchart. Pupils are encouraged to spend 10-15 minutes doing each activity and parents are asked to sign off each activity at the end of the week, just as they would regular homework. Further copies of the wallchart are.
There were lots of special mentions and awards in our Assembly on Friday. Firstly congratulations to Roísín and Aimee for their success in the Ulster Irish Dancing Championships 2015 in Letterkenny last month. The winners of the art competitions were congratulated: • Taste of Louth/Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland – Wendy from 1st Class • Blackrock & Haggardstown Christmas Art Competition – Irelin, Fallon and Kate (Age 4-6), Connor, Mia.
Congratulations to Emilia, Charlotte and Santina (all from Mrs Clinton’s 3rd Class) for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Credit Union “Happiness” Art Competition. We are very proud of you 🙂 Pictured receiving their prizes from Melanie of BHK Credit Union and Principal, Oreena Lawless. Pictured (below) with Class teacher, Mrs Clinton.