January 2016

Credit Union Quiz Victories

The Pius X BNS quiz teams had a super night last Friday. The junior team composed of Rory King, Benjamin Walker, James Fowler and Henry Waters stormed home with a massive score of 53/60 leaving the opposition trailing. Our senior team, made up of James Brennan, Stan O'Beirne, Matteo D'Alessio and Billy Ennis were not found wanting, picking up the pace in the last few rounds to finish in second place in the senior category with a terrific score of 62/72. Well done boys and best of luck to our juniors who have qualified for the next round.
Many thanks too to the Credit Union movement who generously sponsor this superb event nationwide and in particular to Al McCauley, Kay Geoghegan and staff of Rathfarnham & District CU for organising this most enjoyable local chapter. No participant went home empty handed.
Indeed, together with the cash prizes presented to the winning and second placed teams, the Credit Union also presented the school with cheques for 200 euro and 150 euro which we will put to good use.

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Policing Matters

Garda Ben called yesterday to talk to the boys in fifth class about taking care of themselves and each other.

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Mr Smyth's class were delighted to see the postman yesterday as we took delivery of new books. Our library now rivals that of any library in all of Dublin thanks to the help of the Parents' Association who provided the funding for improving the library. Over 100 new titles were added.

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Confirmation Certificates

Parents of boys in sixth class are requested to follow the link below and submit the required information not later than Friday 29th January. The data is required by the school office for the completion of Confirmation certificates.
Thank You
David, Brian and Áine

Click here to enter Confirmation certificate data

Credit Union Quiz Teams

Our junior and senior quiz teams will compete on Friday 29th January in the regional round of the national Credit Union quiz. They have been busy preparing for the big night, making sure they know their capital cities and what's happening in the news. Best of luck, boys.

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Junior Team
James (4th), Benji (5th), Rory (5th), Henry (3rd)
Senior Team
Matteo (6th),Stan (6th), James (5th), Billy (6th)

May the Force Be With You

Ms. Redmond's boys designed and made a race-car track this week in Science. The boys sellotaped a magnet to a toy car and tried to make it move around the track (not to mention up, under and around certain obstacles!) The opposite forces of the magnets, repelled the car, making it move around the track.

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Leinster House Visit

Mr. Dillon's sixth class boys enjoyed a visit to Leinster House on Wednesday. Pictured with the boys in the photos are Councillor Ronan McMahon, Ms. Samantha Long with teachers Mr. Brian Dillon, Mr. Lorcan Coyle and Ms. Sinéad Lally. Thanks to Samantha for organising the trip.

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It Was This Big!!

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John Patrick caught this flounder in Ballyteigue, Wexford and got his photo on the cover of Irish Specimen Fish magazine.

Swimming Gala

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Good luck to our Pius swimmers this Saturday as they take part in the Leinster Schools Minor Swimming Competition at the Tallaght sports complex.