September 2016

Aistear Hour

Ms. Dunne's junior infants enjoying some active learning through the Aistear programme.

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Pius Football News

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The winning streak for St Pius Footballers continued this week when our Junior Green team beat St Joseph's Terenure in a thrilling encounter in Bushy Park. The local derby saw St Pius go into the half time 6 points down. However, a strong come back by the St Pius men saw them walk away the victors.
Thanks to both the large number of parents and members of our other Junior squads who supported the boys. Many thanks too to our management duo of Ms Redmond and Mr Murtagh. With 4 games left, there is still much to be done to retain the top Junior Team position in south Dublin. Beir bua!

Infants' Aistear Programme

Ms Gallagher's Junior infants started 'Aistear' today with Ms Coyle. This month our theme is 'Myself and my Family' and the groups learned lots about this topic through play. They went into role as Mammies, Daddies, brothers, sisters and even babies; they made figures of their family with márla and they even built a family house. They had a blast!

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Croke Park

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Cathal in Ms Brennan's 3rd class was part of the Dublin team that played at half time in Sunday's All Ireland Final. Cathal got to play in front of 82000 people!!

Orienteering

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On Wednesday the 28th of September, my class ( Mr. Gough’s 6th class ) went to Marlay Park where we competed in an orienteering competition. We left the school by bus at 10:30am and arrived at the park at around 10:45am. Our starting time was 12 noon so we were quite early, but everyone was glad that they got to look over their maps for awhile! When it was time to go we all got into a line and waited for our queue. It was a great experience to be out in the park and reading the map to see where you would go next but you also had to be quite aware of your surroundings to find yourself on the map. Some of the boys went in pairs and some went by themselves. Weatherwise, it was one of the best days for it. The sun was shining and there was an occasional breeze to cool you off. I thought it was going to be easy but it was actually a nice challenge, not too hard. When everyone had finished we all boarded the bus back to school. Back in our classroom Mr. Gough said that we behaved so well that he gave us homework off!!! That was the best day of the school year so far and I hope that there are more days to come just like this one.
Eli Van Egeraat

Junior Infants Get Sporty

Ms Gallagher's Junior Infants were so excited to start football in St. Pius and needless to say, it did not disappoint. They got to meet our new GPO, Kevin and then got straight down to some drills and games.
Watch this space, Dublin footballers, St. Pius boys will be knocking on the door in no time!

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Thaaaaaaanks, Parents' Association

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Wow, wow, wow, 22875 euro . . . . yes you read that correctly, the number on the cheque from the Parents' Association to St. Pius X BNS. Thank You.

Science Explodes into Life

Mr Smyth's Science classes got started on Friday with Ms Redmond's and Mr Murtagh's 5th classes first to get their hands dirty. The boys will compete in different science events throughout the year. Don't forget Science Week Nov 13th- 20th.

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Good Start to the Season

Congratulations to the Senior Green team, who won their game against St Mary's, Lucan. The Senior Greens, managed by Mr Kealy and Ms Ní Loingsigh are competing in the top league in the Cumann na mBunscol Áth Cliath. The wins sets up an exciting contest next Thursday against St Mary's, Rathfarnham. Well done to the players and to their parents for all their support.

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Future Shock

The boys in Mr. Réamonn's fourth class wrote letters to themselves, to be opened in June 2019, just before they leave St. Pius. Mr. Réamonn will keep them safely locked in the school vault until then.

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Mr. Smyth takes over Computer Room Duty

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Michael Smyth will take over from Liam Gaynor delivering computer classes in our computer room this year.

All Ireland Ticket Raffle

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A prize of 2 tickets for the All Ireland football final will be raffled this Friday. Tickets @ 10 euro are limited to 300 and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased in the secretary's office or from class teachers. All proceeds to school funds.
Many thanks to our generous benefactor (parent who wishes to remain anonymous).

. . . and the winner is . . .

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Hugo in senior infants won two All Ireland football final tickets in the school draw. Have a super day, Hugo.

At least one man, Aaron in Ms. O'Connor's class, had the courage to turn up amidst a sea of blue in a Mayo top!!

Croke Park

Well done to Kevin and Conor in Mr Gough's class who were part of the Cumann na mBunscol INTO sevens halftime game during Sunday's All Ireland Final. These stars will no doubt be back playing in Croke Park in the near future.

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