September 2014

Mr. Réamonn's Boys were busy . . .

Charged with the challenge of creating a game or a Hallowe'en mask and describing how it was done, the sixth class boys showed great imagination and creativity. This was part of our procedural writing development module.

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Gallant Semi-Finalists

Hard luck to our Senior Team who lost out in their Semi Final Cup game to Ballyroan in St Enda's Park yesterday. The match was a tough contest and Pius players battled right up to the end. Our Senior team members have been drawn from a panel of over 30 players from 4th - 6th class, a testament to the level of interest and competition there are for places in our school's top team. The panel has also been incredibly well supported by parents who offer essential lifts to and from the various venues. The team itself could not be fielded without the involvement of a huge number of teachers who train the boys in all weathers.

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Pumpkin Time

What a whopper! Senan had been telling Ms. Dunne about the pumpkin his Grandad grew and Ms. Dunne didn't believe it until she saw it with her own two eyes. All the way from Co. Carlow. Well done Senan . . . we hear you needed help carrying it in. Is Grandad taking orders? Mr. Lynch would love one for his office!

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Shoe Box Creations

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Mr. Dillon's sixth class boys have created these wonderful 3D models. Each boy gave a presentation of his work to the boys in the GP room last week.

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Pius Boys Perform in RDS

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Féilte, the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence, took place in the RDS on Saturday 4th October. St. Pius was among the national Children's Choir schools selected to open the show.

Quarter Final Win

The early morning training must have paid off as our Senior team beat Sacred Heart, Ballygall in a quarter final game in Ballymun. The game was toughly fought against strong opposition. Pius will go on to compete against St. Helen's or Ballyroan next Thursday. Well done to all the players and those on the wider senior panel. Thanks too to managers and parents for their support and encouragement.

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Training at Dawn

Our senior panel turned out in force ahead of our Quarter Final fixture today Vs Ballygall in Ballymun Kickhams @ 3 pm. Well done to our enthusiastic motivated and committed players and managers. Here's hoping for a good result!!'

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Soccer Boys Visit Milan, Italy

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James and Dara were on a soccer trip to Milan with their club and even got their names in the national papers.

Templeogue Synge Street

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TSS had a football blitz on Sunday in which teams from across Dublin competed. The boys pictured were part of the victorious TSS side. Well done to all involved and especially Tony Holohan for organising this community event and David Gough for refereeing the final game.

From Seed to Sunflowers

Brothers Conor and Eoghan with one of our beautiful sunflowers. Eoghan planted the seed when he was in infants class and now it is taller than he is. Ms. Pléamonn's boys have been helping to put the school garden to bed for the winter.

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Parents' Association Present Cheque to Principal

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Many thanks to our wonderful Parents' Association which this morning made a very generous donation of funds to Pius X BNS. On hand from the PA were Ms. Caroline Coyne and Ms. Carol Edwards who handed over the cheque to a very happy Mr. Dermot Lynch, Principal.
We cannot express our gratitude strongly enough. We are blessed with as strong, helpful and vibrant a PA as any school could possibly wish for. Our students benefit hugely from the classes and extra-curricular activities organised by the PA . . . over 80% of our students take part in at least one activity. That is some statistic!
Long may your work proceed and we shall continue to support one another to our mutual advantage.

Record Numbers Show up at Training

It was our first day back at football training yesterday. There was between 80 and 90 people in Bushy Park. It was amazing to see so many people down there wanting to get on our 4 school teams. As well as players there were 8 managers, I think that is the most football has ever had in the school!
When we got there we split off into partners and kicked a ball between us. After a few minutes, we were grouped with our coaches. I was with Mr. Kealy and Mr. Coughlan. We started off with a jog and then did a few drills. Everyone was raring to get going and show off their skills to the new managers. We then played a hand passing match and it was good fun and a little tough. After all the new skills training, we had a talk about the upcoming season. Mr. Kealy said that the matches would be coming thick and fast so we needed to be ready for anything. We will have a few training sessions tomorrow and next week. We hope to do well and I know the Junior Teams are hoping for the same.
By Max, Mr. Réamonn's Class

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Another Year Begins

It was all systems go yesterday as our new recruits took centre stage.

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Ms. O'Kelly's Boys Create a Gallery

"These are a few of our favourite things . . ."
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME - Mum might not be happy!!!

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Ms. Beatty's Boys' Buns

They were hard at it yesterday . . . Ms. Beatty's boys . . . slaving away over a hot stove . . . tasty Rice Krispie buns created . . .yum

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