A very warm welcome to our new St. Francis Junior School website.
St. Francis Junior School is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Archdiocese of Dublin. Whilst the school has a Catholic Ethos it respects the diversity of cultures, religious beliefs and traditions of all who attend the school and are part of its community. We operate under the Department of Education and Skills guidelines and curricular instruction.
The school was founded in 1977 and its first principal was Mr. Joe Finn ( RIP ). Although the senior school ( 3rd – 6th class ) is now adjacent to the junior school, it was our junior school which was here first !!
At the heart of our learning community is the holistic development of each child and we endeavour to help each child reach his / her full physical, social, emotional, spiritual and academic potential. We strive to achieve this in a safe, structured, positive and caring community.
St. Francis Junior School is part of the Department of Education and Skills funded ‘Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools’, DEIS, initiative. The DEIS Plan 2017 sets out the ‘Department’s vision for education to more fully become a proven pathway to better opportunities for those in communities at the risk of disadvantage and social exclusion’.
The school’s Mission Statement ( as adopted in 1990 ) is:
‘’Our aim is to create a welcoming school, committed to nurturing children, in partnership with our community, in a respectful and inclusive environment.’’
The school’s Vision Statement ( as adopted in 1990 ) is:
‘’We in St. Francis Junior School celebrate the unique qualities of all of the children in our care and hope to assist each one to reach their full potential.
By enhancing their self-esteem and self-confidence we will help them to develop an understanding of God’s love and prepare them for their future role as a responsible adult.’’