May 2014

Junior Infants have a Day Out

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Cake Sale Winners!!!

Genevieve in the Girls' School won the jellybean competition. She guessed 1,642 and actual amount in jar was 1,682. Check out Parents' Association for more.

Best Cookie - Jnr Inf

Winner Jack McCormack Ms McLoughlin
Runner - Up Jude Jones McMillen Ms McLoughlin
Runner - Up Rhys Ferguson Mc McLoughlin

Best Cookie - Snr Inf

Winner Tom Bulfin Ms Pleamonn
Runner - Up Joe Plunkett Ms Devenney
Runner - Up James Wallace Ms Pleamonn

Best Brownie - 1st Class

Winner Jack Keown Ms Carroll
Runner - Up Ryan O'Neill Ms Carroll
Runner - Up Andrew Stronge Ms Carroll

Best Brownie - 2nd Class

Winner Benjamin Brennan Ms O'Donovan
Runner - Up Liam Kelly Mr Robinson
Runner - Up Corey Sinnott Mr Robinson

Best Cupcake - 3rd Class

Winner Darragh Butler Ms Creaton
Runner - Up Cian Smith Ms Creaton
Runner - Up Cuán Manning Mr Kealy

Best Cupcake - 4th Class

Winner Morgen Rice Ms Purcell
Runner - Up Jake Mooney Ms O'Neill
Runner - Up Cormac Cronin Ms O'Neill

Best Cake - 5th Class

Winner Cody Dwyer Ms Smith
Runner - Up Aaron Hallows Mr Kerins
Runner - Up Daniel O'Shea Mr Kerins

Best Cake - 6th Class

Winner Hugh McGrane Mr Reamonn
Runner - Up Adam O'Connell Mr Dillon
Runner - Up Dan Brennan Mr Reamonn

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Sports Awards

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Meet Daniel and Matthew, both in Ms. O'Donovan's second class, with their hurling awards. Daniel won his trophy for hooking and blocking while Matthew won his for hand passing and catching. Well done boys.

Malachy and Liam had a most successful outing in Santry on Monday: Malachy competed in the long jump and Liam in the 600m.
Well done, boys

Election Time

Election Fever is hotting up . . . even in St. Pius. Ms. Corcoran's boys have been making election posters and holding a class election. I wonder what the campaign issues were . . . homwork, lunch breaks, homework, uniforms, homework, more PE, homework . . . ?

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Heather Cup Champs

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Sensational final took place on Friday night where our gallant soccer players played out a scoreless draw against their Bishop Galvin rivals. 16 penalties were needed to separate the sides! Well done Ronan, Sean, Daniel, Shane, Rian, Dan, Dean (C), Michael (and Sean W - absent from photo)

Feis Maitiú

Toby and Eli performed in the speech and drama competition of Feis Maitiú last week. Toby recited 'Fish' (described by the adjudicators as 'vocally very impressive') while Eli rendered his interpretation of 'Wizard'. Both boys were in the winners' enclosure. Well done Toby and Eli.
We have to say that when the boys let us hear their recitations in school, both performances were word perfect and beautifully executed.

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Brilliant Biker

Dáire is only in senior infants and already is making an impact on the biking scene. He is lying in first place in the Regional Championships and in fourth place in the Nationals. Well done Dáire.

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Questions and Answers

It was like a Vincent Brown show in Ms. Corcoran's class on Wednesday. Mr. Kerin's fifth class paid a visit and were subjected to a barrage of hard questions by the first class lads. Even Mr. Kerins and Ms. Corcoran were stumped by some of the questions. Why is the sky blue? / / Why is grass green?// Where is the dead centre of Ireland . . .

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Niall Scully Visits St. Pius

Niall plays Gaelic Football for Dublin and Templeogue Synge Street. He brought with him the Leinster Cup and the U21 All Ireland to show to the boys.

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Poetry Composition

The Little Open Door

By Martin Breen, Ms. Beatty's Class

Where does this door lead to?
Well, who should know?
We could maybe open up and see . . .
But it would be too small
For either you or me!
To a land of magic maybe?
Although it could only fit a baby!

High in the sky
I sit and wonder why
The little yellow door knob
Rattling to and fro
So where does this door lead to?
Well, how would I ever know?

Hurling Final

CROKE PARK HERE WE COME. A thrilling semi-final saw our hurlers one point victors over Hollypark. Details of arrangements for final to follow. Well done to all their players and their coaches!

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Real Easter Bunnies

Ezra brought Pepsi and Amigo and friends into class. The baby rabbits were born on Easter Sunday.

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Flower Power

Ms. Devenney's boys have greeted summer with their own versions of sunflowers.

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Fifth Class Projects

Ms. Smith set the boys a tough task last week: design and create projects and present them to their fifth class contemporaries in the Girls' School. There's nothing like a jury of your peers!

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Dean and Stan

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Dean with the medal he won at the football féile. Well done, Dean Stan with his adjudicator's report from the Navan Choral festival. Stan picked up the top prize for his piano playing. Well done Stan.

School Choir Wins at Navan

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Well done to Ms. Purcell and the school choir for their tremendous win at the Navan Choral Festival. Months of hard work have paid off to impress the adjudicators and bring home the prestigious trophy. Well done to Ms Creaton for her delightful accompaniment on the ivories.