Sun Shines Brightly on First Holy Communion Day
Saturday was a wonderful day. The weather was terrific, the boys were well prepared and everything went off without a hitch. Thanks to the PA for organising the reception after Mass and to the many teachers who turned up on the day to help out. Well done to the choir of GNS who performed beautifully and a special word of thanks to Fr. Gerry who, as always, put everyone at their ease.
I Am Grateful for . . .
Ms. Brogan's first class made a list of all the things for which we are grateful to mark Gratitude week in St. Pius. We had a fantastic week taking time out to think about what makes us happy.
Well done to our athletes who represented St. Pius with aplomb yesterday, 30th May. Very special well done to Eoghan Booth who made the very highly contested sprint final and finished in fifth place.
First Class Coping Very Well
Ms. Pléamonn's boys chatted about ways of coping with stressful situations. They listed their individual strategies on their coping shields - I guess they're "well-armed" now!! Afterwards they relaxed outdoors designing and constructing with Lego.
Well done to our squads at the Terenure Blitz bringing home the perpetual trophy and shield. Pictured are captains Jamie and Joe with their team mates.
Killian's Report(Click to expand and contract)
Ross(Click to expand and contract)
David(Click to expand and contract)
Matthew(Click to expand and contract)
Yogi Yoga Bear
Senior Infants enjoying teddy breathing in the late spring sunshine as part of their yoga workouts.
Junior infants and sixth class shaking it loose during wellbeing week in St. Pius.
Ms. Waine's Den
Ms. Waine's boys carrying out little entrepreneurial projects seeing if they could inveigle Ms. Waine or Mr. Coyle to part with some hard-earned cash to invest in their proposals. Now, if someone could invent a homework correcting machine . . . or a teacher energy booster for June . . . or a "put-teacher-in-good-humour" smile . . . we'd be doing business!!
As you are no doubt aware, cybersafety for children (and adults) has become increasingly inportant in recent years. Cliodhna from CyberSafety Ireland visited some of our senior classes last week to further their understanding of online safety and the appropriate use of social media. The boys learned a lot from Cliodhna and we hope to invite her back in the next academic year to talk to the senior classes she didn't get to and to parents.
Best of luck to our Athletics squad who will fly the flag for St. Pius in Santry today.
Leinster - European Cup
We had a great surprise today when Mr. Niall Rynne, President of Leinster RFC and a past pupil of St. Pius brought the European Cup to school so that the boys could see it up close and personal - thanks Niall.
Garden Spruced Up
Our sensory garden has been spruced up over the past week. JJ had his paint brush out giving it a lick of paint and it's an even more inviting and pleasant place to be on a fine day.
Pizza Days are Happy Days
Ms. Brennan is delighted with the boys in her class . . . so much so that today she organised a surprise treat: yes! Pizza treats in senior infants. They're also the best singers in the whole school, by the way!!
Senior Whites Bow Out
Hard luck and well done to our Senior White team who lost their quarter final game to St Patrick’s Drumcondra yesterday.
The boys gave one of the best performances the school has ever witnessed, but sadly victory slipped from their grasp. Well done to an amazing troupe of players and with so many 5th class stars ready to step in, next year looks very promising. Many thanks to the huge number of parents who supported us and of course to our coaching experts Mr Faherty and Mr Dillon.
Pius abú agus beidh lá eile againn
Some of Our Best Handwriters
Hurling Beneath Blue Skies
Pictured are the Pius teams at their weekly training session in the grounds of Terenure College. With top Junior league positions still up for grabs and a Senior Cup quarter final to be played in Drumcondra today, the boys had plenty to work for! Well done too to our development squad of3rd class who are definitely going to be the stars of tomorrow! Huge thanks to the large number of teachers who drive our hurling programme.
Pictured here are our tennis team (Matthew, David, Charlie, Jamie, James and Killian) after their victory on Tuesday against St. Mary's, Donnybrook together with Lucas in second class with the trophy he won at the weekend with Dad and his brother playing tag rugby.
Trees Burst into Bloom
Mr.Murtagh's class led by Mr. Molloy travelled to Bushy Park to find out the age of some of the trees there. Armed with metre sticks, copies and pens this was a really fun and enjoyable activity and one which the boys really learned from.
FYI: The oldest tree the boys found on the day was 96 years old!
Infants just love yoga time - stretching, flexing, extending . . . and while all this was going on, another infant group decanted to the yard for a little outdoor aistear!!
Sustainability - Fifth Class in DCU
Junior Greens won their second match on Tuesday against Booterstown in Bushy. Thanks Ms. Brennan and Ms. Waine for the team talk.
World Poetry Day
Pictures of the soccer team who were finalists in the SPAR 5-a side Dublin finals in Irishtown yesterday. Despite not progressing on the day, the boys played brilliantly and were excellent representatives for the school.