April 2019

Action Painting

Ms. Stewart's class have been giving some large sheets of paper the Jackson Pollock treatment!!

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Past Pupil Plays for Ireland

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Former student, Luke Turner, has been selected to play soccer on Ireland's U17 team. We wish him the very best.

Confirmation Boys and Alzheimers

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Pius Man Referees in Croke Park

Congrats to Toby who did a fine job refereeing in Croke Park, Peil na mBan, at the weekend. Huge thanks to Cumann na mBunscol for organising this, in particular our very own Mr. Smyth. Thanks too to Mr. Gough (DCU) for showing Toby how refereeing is done!

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Move Well Being Well

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Ms. Carroll's 2nd class and Ms. Redmond's 1st class were lucky to have been selected to take part in a pilot programme run by DCU called Move Well Being Well. In conjunction with the GAA, and with the guidance and support of Kevin, our GPO, the boys participated in the 8-week programme which focused on developing and advancing their fundamental movement skills. Each week the boys focused on a different skill and practised these skills in school throughout the week. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Sincere thank you to all involved in DCU and to Kevin for giving us the opportunity to participate in the programme.

Recognise anyone . . ?

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Connal and Ruadhán with none other than Bundee Aki last weekend . . .

. . . while Sean (in Ms. Pléamonn's 2nd Class) was busy building and painting his model Titanic . . .

. . . . meanwhile, back at the ranch, Dara from 6th class with the rugby jersey he won in the Parents' Association raffle.

Pius Bottle

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The boys in Mr. Geraghty’s 5th class, ably assisted by Mr. Curtin and Ms. Robinson, have undertaken a project on sustainability in partnership with DCU. The purpose of the project is to empower young children to come up with ideas to make their school community more environmentally friendly and to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability. The boys have decided to introduce reusable Pius bottles to the school in a bid to reduce our use of single-use plastics. The bottles that we’ve picked are BPA free, made from recyclable PET material and will feature the St. Pius name, crest and colours. They are now available to purchase from Karen’s office for a subsidised cost of €5.

Fruit Cocktail

The boys in Senior Infants and First Class took part in a Fruit Tasting Morning today which was organised by Ms. Robinson. There was a huge variety of fruit on offer which can be seen here in the photographs – melon, mango, bananas, passion fruit, kiwi and pineapple to name but a few. We were all pleasantly surprised by all of the boys’ willingness to taste fruits they’d never tried before!
A huge thank you to Lidl in Nutgrove and Tesco Rathfarnham who kindly donated some of the fruit to the school. A special thanks also to Helen, Ms McWeeney and Ms Beatty who also helped with setting up the room and preparing all of the fruit.

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Fifth Class Projects

Mr. Murtagh's class completed projects on EU countries. The boys put in tremendous effort with some groups completing posters, artwork, PowerPoints and even baking food unique to their chosen country for the whole class to sample!! Below are the 3 winning groups. Well done boys!

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Irish Cancer Society

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Pictured with Ryan, Charlie and Callum are Carmel and Tonya of the Irish Cancer Society, teacher Mr. Kealy and school Principal Mr. Coyle presenting a cheque in the sum of €1350 which the school raised on Daffodil day.

Ms. Devenney's Chickens make their Nests . . .

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Ms. Devenney's junior infants made wonderful pinch pots from clay which they filled with eggs and have ready for Easter.

Ms. Pléamonn's Flexible Friends

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Below is a picture of our very flexible Oscar who won a medal at the weekend for his gymnastics display. Also on the rostrum is Luke who proudly displays the medal he was awarded for flexing his fingers playingStudy in C on the piano on Sunday. Meanwhile David brought in another type of flexible friend - worms for the compost heap to chew through lots of organic material.

Good Start in the Hurling

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Junior Green team had their second match on Tuesday in Kiltipper against Scoil Maelruain, at which we had four seasons in one day with hailstones, sunshine, wind and rain. We added another victory to our win against Mary's Rathfarnham last week. Great stuff.

Mum, You're One in a Minion

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We just love the cards made in Mr. Réamonn's class. Pictured are a few samples by Espen, Robert, Jack, Dara and David. Happy Mother's Day.

Handwriting Excellence

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Sean, Adam and Christian (second class) have been practising their joined handwriting. When he saw it, Mr. Coyle was just stunned at the quality of the penmanship. Well done boys.

Dome-Sweet-Dome

Well done to the St Pius X BNS Tennis Team for the performances this week. After beating St Andrew's on Thursday they lost out to Booterstown on Friday. All our home games are played courtesy of Templeogue Tennis Club. On Friday with the inclement weather, the boys played in the club's impressive dome. Best of luck with their next match this week and huge thanks to Mr Kealy for all his work in the area of tennis in our school.

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School News

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Eoghan in Ms. Stewart's class was away skiing and picked up an award for racing down the ski slope. Well done Eoghan.

Well done also to Dylan in Ms. Carroll's class who came second in the Tae-Kwan-Do championships at the weekend.

Daffodil Day

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Mr. Coyle and Mr. Kealy with Tonia and some of our sixth class boys celebrating Daffodil day. Many thanks for your generosity, as always.

Friends For Life

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Ms. O’Connor’s 5th class, helped by Ms. Kennedy, are delighted to have completed FRIENDS for Life. This programme, in conjunction with our national SPHE curriculum, is designed to help children cope with feelings of fear, worry and sadness by building emotional resilience and self-esteem. The boys have enjoyed learning new relaxation, problem solving and coping skills and sharing their ‘happy thoughts’ each week

Upside Down Artistry

Ms. Stewart's boys find out just how difficult it was for Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

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Fossils and Fiddles

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Peter (Ms. Dunne's fourth class) needed bodyguards Tom and Noah to help transport his fossils (millions of years old) over to the GP room today!!

Ryan has been playing violin for some time now and was awarded a super merit award in his recent examination. We're looking forward to our next talent show when he promises to play a few notes for us. Well done, Ryan.