June 2017

Communion Children Aid Charity

€2592.20 raised for Jack and Jill foundation. Well done and huge thanks to our first Holy Communion boys and girls. Each €16 provides one hour nursing to a family in much need of it so we have provided 162 hours!

Choir Pizza Party

Another wonderful year for our choir who performed terrifically well at First Holy Communion, Christmas Carol Service, Opening Year Mass . . . The labourer deserves his reward - pizza slices!!!!

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Hurling Winners

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Congratulations to the Senior Navy hurlers who had an emphatic win over Scoil Lorcáin in Bushy Park on Thursday. This places them top of their league after an excellent campaign. Well done boys! Ye did St Pius proud! Thanks to Ms. Shanley, Ms. Redmond and all of our hurling coaches.

Duck Race

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The summer season is certainly here when the ducks come out. Mr. Dillon brought his own paddling of ducks to the Dodder and released them (the plastic ones!) No ducks were injured or lost during the production and our own paddling waddled home safely by 2:30!!

FYI paddling :the collective noun for ducks

Two for the Album

Karl from Ms. Pléamonn's class with the Peamount Trophy which he won as Captain of Terenure Rangers. Also pictured are the wonderful 3D flowers which Ms. Redmond's boys made with their student teacher Ms. Lundy

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Faughs Community Night

4th class students from 7 different schools submitted over 70 projects. The theme was 'An Interview with my Sporting Hero'. Dylan, Conor, Henry and Harry were overall winners from St. Pius X doing their project on Ireland's #1 badminton player - Scott Evans. Anthony Daly was the special guest on the night and the Liam McCarthy Cup also made an appearance.

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Wickow Way Walk

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We are delighted to announce that the eagerly anticipated Wicklow Way Walk is back for another outing on Sunday 11th June 2017. The Walk is a great informal way to mix with other parents, teachers and people associated with the school. This year the route takes us from Glendalough to Ballinastoe, approximately 18k. Walkers must be over 18 years of age. Please be advised that there are occasional steep inclines to be negotiated. Transport will be organised.
This year's event is a sponsored walk. Each walker will be provided with a sponsorship card. The money raised will be used to fund essential school expenditure for the benefit of all the pupils. Please let us know if you wish to participate as a walker in this fun and memorable event, by completing and returning this form to your son's class teacher.

Jonas Springs to Bronze in Santry

We had a great day at Santry with the boys competing in field and track events on Monday 22nd May. Boys took part in the long jump, high jump, shot putt, hurdles and 600m races. Each boy gave 100% and did the school very proud.
Our long jumper was Rory, high jumpers were Jonas and Conor, hurdles Lucas, John and Eoghan, 600 metres Irwan, Sean and Eoghan while Aaron took part in shot putt. Every one of the boys can be very proud of his performance. They were excellent representatives for the school. Jonas did extremely well securing a bronze medal with a personal best of 1m 45 in the boys U-14 high jump. Well done Jonas!

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First Holy Communion

Some pictures from our celebration of First Holy Communion and the BNS choir on Saturday.

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Heather Cup

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Congrats to Daniel, Dara, Colm, Alex, Hugh, Harry, Ross, Dylan and Sam (absent from photo) after their victory in the Heather Cup after a penalty shootout.

BGE 17th May 2017

What a day to remember . . . what a performance . . . what a thrill . . . so we didn't scoop the award (and there are many who might say we deserved to) but the boys of St. Pius gave the judges something to ponder and treated the audience to a characteristic display of Pius Magic.
Thanks to all the Mums and Dads and Grans for their support . . . thanks to Rob, Aoife, Lorcan (and many, many more) for their commitment and energy . . . but most of all thanks and well done to the super Seussical crew - the boys and past pupils of St. Pius X.

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Out and a Trout!

Ms. Redmond's 5th class had a whale of a time searching all over the plaice with Des Chew and members of his team. They saw lots of interesting wildlife along the Dodder, and had to scale back their excitement when Des used electrofishing to catch some trout. The trip was fin-ished off with most boys getting the oppor-tuna-ty to hold some of the fish. Of-fish-ally, one of the best trips this year!

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