Lights, Camera, Action!

6th Class are preparing their production of  ‘Translations’ by Brian Friel. The students of CBC Monkstown have been helping us prepare and we look forward to inviting all classes and parents to our end of year production.                    

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2nd Class visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral!

2nd Class visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral!

Learning about our local community, the boys from Ms. Naughton’s and Mr. Tonge’s 2nd classes visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral before the Easter break. With such amazing history on our doorstep the boys really enjoyed their tour of the cathedral and learned a lot about the history of

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Minister for Education visits Franner, and is impressed by our skills!

Yesterday March 14th, we welcomed the Minister for Education Richard Bruton into our school with open arms. He is launching a revised education strategy to focus on both enhanced numeracy and digital skills, though we were living proof that we, along with many other primary school children,

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Chess Club Champs!

Our second Chess Club of the school year is now going strong. We have a great spread   of fine players from 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th! The future for chess in Franner is very bright in these boys’ hands.

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Peace Circles

5th are enjoying exploring and understanding our Peace Circles values such as Trust, Respect & Empathy with Lucy on Fridays. Thanks to Lucy for the super Superhero stories every week. We love them!

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CoderDojo is Back in 5th & 6th

Coding Ninja from 5th & 6th have started their training in Scratch programming under the watchful eyes of our Sensei friends from Workday Ireland. Great fn combined with serious learning.

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Dhruv is going to Brussels!

Our very own CoderDojo ninja Dhruv has been invited to attend and teach coding to the MEPs in Brussels, Belgium! Dhruv will be accompanied by 44 other ninjas from all over Europe! Isn’t that amazing? What a fantastic opportunity. The event will take place at the European

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Welcome back to school!

Welcome back to school!

We are back to school on Wednesday 31 st of August at 9 a.m. Welcome back everyone. We are so excited to see you all and welcome our new boys.   Please bring a copy and pencil or pen for the first day We can’t wait to

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Dad’s Soccer Blitz!

The Dublin 8 annual Dad’s soccer blitz was held in St. Catherine’s community centre on Friday May 20th. This event is always highly anticipated and enjoyed by the dad’s and pupils alike. This year, our team got to the semi-finals and were narrowly beaten by St. Enda’s. 

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1916 Art Mural Project

In conjunction with the 1916 Joe Duffy project that was run earlier in the year, 5th class along with the help of their parents and an artist Kathryn McGuire completed a 1916 Art Mural project based on Sean Heuston, one of the leaders that was executed in

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Parents Support Group

Ms. Nolan ran a very successful parents support group from April to June. This group met every Wednesday morning for 8 weeks from 9.20-11.30am.  During this time parents got the opportunity to discuss anything that they were worried about or any issues they were having with their

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Pilates for Parents!

As part of the Dublin 8 schools’ Operation transformation, Ms. Nolan our H.S.C.L. and resident Pilates teacher taught a 6 week class on Tuesday mornings in January and February. Over 20 parents attended these classes! We did simple Pilates moves to improve our core strength and flexibility. 

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1916 Joe Duffy Event

Ms. Nolan along with the other Home school community Liaison teachers organised Joe Duffy to come to St. Catherine’s church on Thursday 28th January to read extracts from his book “Children of the Rising”. 5th class pupils and parents have been learning lots about 1916 especially about

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Farewell!

It has been an amazing year, hasn’t it? It’s that time again where we all have to say our goodbyes and go on our way for the Summer holidays. Are you doing anything fun?   Thank you so much for an incredible year, and it was so

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