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Welcome to our blog! Here you will find all the amazing news that happens here in Francis street. From work the boys have done, amazing achievements, assemble awards, trips and more there is always something to catch up on here at Franner!

Thank you for an incredible year!

What a remarkable year we have had in Francis Street! There were many highlights including Franner’s Fittest Family, our Halloween Howl and of course the visit of the President Micheal D. Higgins to officially open our new library. Thank you to all the families for your supportRead more

Peace Circles go the Full Turn

Yesterday we said thank and au revoir to the wonderful Lucy who has been visiting 4th class over the past few months, helping us through the Peace Builders/Peace Circles programmes where we learned about life values such as love, honesty, integrity and empathy. We appreciate Lucy for

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3rd class – Engineers Week! Feb 19th-25th

3rd class – Engineers Week! Feb 19th-25th
STEM! Engineering week in Marsh's library where the boys completed 10 different stations challenging their building, problem solving, using forces and team work skills !Read more

Hedgehog visit!

Hedgehog visit!
We welcome visitors of all shapes and sizes here at Franner! Last week we were visited by a new friend, Harry the hedgehog who came from Hedgehog Rescue Dublin! We learned a lot about what hedgehogs eat, where they live and what is hibernation! Thanks to CathyRead more

President Higgins Visits Francis St CBS

Last Friday, the 26th of January, we were visited by President Michael D. Higgins who officially opened our new school library. He was given a grand tour of the library, including his very own library card and book. On the day, after much preparation, the president wasRead more

News2Day visits our school!

News2Day visits our school!
Following the historic day of opening our new library here at Franner, News2Day came into our school from RTÉ to talk to some of the boys about their experiences so far with our library. 5th class showed the news reporters around our library, looking at the differentRead more

21st February – Chess Club visit Synge Street

21st February – Chess Club visit Synge Street
To finish off another fantastic chess club, the boys took their boards and pieces to our local neighbours at Synge Street CBS for a friendly game of chess to end the term! A fantastic afternoon of fun and sportsmanship, we look forward to welcoming you back!Read more

Robotic engineers: Competition in Cork – 4th class

Robotic engineers: Competition in Cork – 4th class
STEM is a major part of learning in our school and since the start of the year boys in 4th class have been learning about Robotics with Brendan their teacher. Learning about how to make a robot, use coding to programme a robot and actually controlling theRead more

Oral Language – Assembly Debate Showcase: 4th Class

Oral Language – Assembly Debate Showcase: 4th Class
Oral Language is promoted all around our school, especially at assemblies. 4th class treated us to a fantastic debate focused on an important issue for our children, social media. The boys spoke excellently presenting points for both sides of the argument: Should a 9 year old beRead more

Book Club Reports – 5th class

READ LEAD SUCCEED - During book club in the senior end of our school, 5th class have been making presentations on some of their books in their book club. Reading a historical non-fiction book about Anne Frank, the boys made presentations about the book. Fabulous book clubRead more

13th February – Pancake Tuesday Fun!

13th February – Pancake Tuesday Fun!
13th February - Pancake Tuesday is one of our favourite days of the year! Classes enjoyed pancakes with some of our favourite toppings as we explored the ingredients needed, the steps to making them and of course we practiced eating them! Here are some of the actionRead more

Dragons Den in Francis St CBS! 5th class – young entrepreneurs

Dragons Den in Francis St CBS! 5th class – young entrepreneurs
Here at Franner we are developing the next generation of new entrepreneurs and thanks to the SOLAS Dragon’s Den project, the boys have been working hard for weeks brainstorming, designing, planning and developing a concept idea for a new product they would develop and sell. As theRead more

Show Racism the Red Card 8th February 2018

Show Racism the Red Card 8th February 2018
Show Racism the Red Card! On the 8th of February we were visited by a very special guest, as Jeff the Ref called in to talk to us about giving racism the red card. We learned about what racism is and how we identify racism. Raising awarenessRead more

5th Class Cycling

5th Class Cycling
9th February 2018, boys from 5th class have been taking part in cycling workshops for bicycle training every Tuesday in the yard. The boys are learning how to ride a bike, the different parts of a bicycle and most importantly there is a massive emphasis on bicycleRead more

City Neighbourhood Award

City Neighbourhood Award

8th December 2017 City Neighbourhood Awards – Mansion House Dublin This year we have been awarded a city neighbourhood award for our positive impact on the local community and neighbourhood. We are very proud of the work done in the local community and the good example our

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Active School: Semi Final Preview

Active School: Semi Final Preview

3rd and 4th Class Blitz Semi-final Preview We’re down to our last four teams in our 3rd and 4th Class Blitz. There has been some fantastic games that the referees, Dan and Conor have witnessed. We’ve had some upsets and some amazement. The Semi-Final will take place

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Active School: Round 3 Football Blitz

Active School: Round 3 Football Blitz

3rd and 4th Class Blitz Report Barcelona 2            –   Dublin Celtic 0 Goal Scorers Remus [2] Another win for Barcelona as they look to win the league. Remus bagged two goals in this one-sided game. Could’ve been more for Barca as

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5th Class – Literacy: A&L Goodbody paired reading

8th December 2017 5th class hugely enjoyed their day out as they travelled to the A&L Goodbody offices as they hosted our paired reading graduation ceremony. Over the past few months the boys have been taking part in paired reading with a reading buddy from A&L, exploring

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HOPE Shoebox appeal

This year the boys at Franner have been making Shoe-boxes for the shoe-box appeal run by the charity HOPE Ireland in order to give presents this Christmas to children in need. The boys have been working really hard making fantastic shoe-boxes filled with the four W’s: Something

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Hot Chocolate Morning – Parents Association

Hot Chocolate Morning – Parents Association

A massive thank you to our Parents Association and Jennifer for organising a wonderful hot chocolate morning for the boys on Thursday 7th of December. Nothing could have brightened up this cold winter morning better than a cup of warm hot chocolate, with marshmallows on top! What

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