Some years the mobile farm comes to visit!- the boys find the animals very funny…
Today, 4th and 5th Class went to the National College of Art and Design.
On Tuesday, the 15th of June we left the school at half nine. We rode a double-decker with Mr. Burke’s, Ms. Rushe’s and Ms. Fleming’s 4th and 5th class. We arrived at 10 o’clock. Then we had our safety talk on the steps outside the Aquatic centre. Finally we got changed and rushed into the swimming pool. There was a jacuzzi, a wave pool, a lazy river, and loads of slides like the ‘Dark Hole’, the ‘Green Giant’, the ‘Flow Rider’ and the ‘Master Blaster’. The ‘Dark Hole’ slide was the best because it was so fast and all the other ones were quite slow. Once when we were in the pool, an alarm went off and we had to evacuate. But it was a false alarm and we were allowed back in again for another hour or so. Eventually, we had to get changed in the dressing rooms and have our lunch outside on the benches. At twenty to two we got on the bus again and arrived back at the school at ten past two. We were all wrecked. We went back to our classrooms and we played chess, cards, lego and chilled out until school was finished. The best thing was WE HAD NO HOMEWORK!!!! It was a great day. Thanks to Ms. Collins and the other teachers for letting us go, and to the great assistants Esther and Julie aswell.
On Saturday May 22nd we made our first Holy Communion in Francis St. Church. Everybody looked very handsome. Every boy did their job throghout the Mass very well. It was a lovely mass and the boys were all brilliant.
Francis St. C.B.S. or ‘Franner’ is located in the heart of the Liberties in Dublin 8. It is an all boys school catering for boys from 2nd to 6th class.
Francis St. C.B.S. was established in 1818 by the Christian Brothers. Unfortunately the school they built was damaged and a new school was built in 1959. It is the school building which stands here today. 1996 saw the Christian Brothers leave the teaching staff of Franner and we are now an ERST school. ERST stands for Edmund Rice Schools Trust and means we follow the guiding principles of Edmund Rice.
The ethos underpinning our school is that of the ERST charter. The ERST charter promotes the following 5 key elements:
Nurturing faith, Christian Spirituality and Gospel Values
Excelling in teaching and learning
Creating a caring school community
Inspiring transformational leadership
Ms. Fleming’s 4th/5th class took part in rugby training for the last few weeks.
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