What a wonderful term end. The boys excelled this morning at the singing. There was standing room only in the hall to hear the students, choir and soloists perform their Christmas favourites. Thanks to Aoife Stewart, ably assisted by Ciara Mooney and Louise Smith, for training the choir . . . and musicians Rob Kealy, Brian Dillon and Elaine Goddard on strings. John Murtagh did a superb job as compere whilst narrators (Ronan x 2!!) and Cynthia were so eloquent. Thanks Sinéad Lally for camera and live feed to big screen and Amy Gallagher for video. Not forgetting Vincent Ryan and Michael Smyth (sound and lights) and every other student and teacher for making the occasion a huge success and our best carol service ever.
The service was beautifully concluded with a magical performance on piano by Stan (fifth class) of Walking in the Air . . . there wasn't a sound in the room whilst Stan played. Stan was followed by some numbers from Mr. Kealy's class and they brought the show to a stunning finale.
Senior Carol Service photos below
Ross, Cian and Cillian after their league win with Templeogue Utd. Well done, boys.
Ms. Redmond and Ms. Gallagher's boys have been hard at work designing and painting our Christmas windows. The festive pictures painted in bright colours add wonderfully to the Christmas atmosphere here at St. Pius. Special thanks to Celine for her help.
I took part in the Leinster Christmas Cracker swimming gala in the National Aquatic Centre. I got the silver medal for the 50m Breast Stroke for 10 year olds. My time was 54 seconds. The person ahead of me got the gold medal in a time of 52 seconds.
I got up at half six because my warm up was at quarter to eight until half past eight. You then have to wait for your race 'on the deck' (on the poolside), mine was around 11 o'clock. Before you get on the starting block you have to wait for three short whistles, which means get ready, followed by one long whistle which means get on the starting block. The man will then say 'take your marks' and then the buzzer under your feet will buzz which means go!
Lorca, Daragh and Adam composed some super limericks that they want to share with you. Thanks Ms. O'Neill, they're a laugh!!