October 2019

End of an Era

We've decided to move to electronic rolls, so our roll books, in use since the school's foundation in 1965, are entering retirement. To mark the occasion, we photographed some of the youngest boys in the school with the roll books:
Evan, Matthew, Breen, Luke, Charlie, Adam, Tom, Dan, Sean, Tom, Tristan, Conor, Ben, Eoghan, Sean, Liam, Evan and Sean.

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With the Deputy Principal, Liam Gaynor, are our youngest: Evan, Matthew and Breen . . .

. . . while the oldest, Daniel, Eoghan and Tomás stand in with the Principal, Lorcan Coyle.

Aistear Time for Infants

Our theme this month is school.

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Ms. Stewart's Caterpillars and some sage advice . . .

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Senior White

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Our Senior White team had a great win over Ballyroan BNS last Thursday in Sancta Maria. The level of skill and sportmanship on show was a credit to the boys and we wish them the best of luck as they play Drimnagh Castle on Thursday in their last group game.

Jack's Piece on the Dubs

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Lovely piece about the Big Match and the famous five-in-a-row victory by the boys in blue, written by Jack in Mr. Curtin's fifth class.

2D Shapes

Ms. Stewart's first class drawing pictures of the 2D shapes they learned about this week in maths class.

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Fireman Visits

Thanks to Tony from Dublin Fire Brigade service for calling today to talk to our thirds and fourths about fire safety.

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Well Done Eoin

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Ms. Pléamonn was so delighted with Eoin's diary that she asked Mr. Coyle to take a look. Mr. C was so impressed that he used the school stamp to make it an official A+.

Autumn Investigations

2nd Class boys went on a minibeast hunt in the secret garden. Can you name the minibeasts we found?

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Thanks Fionn and Well Done, Cathal

Fionn brought a signed Dubs jersey - framed and ready to hang - into school to celebrate the five-in-a row. Mr. Coyle was thrilled. Thrilled too was Cathal who played at half time in Croke Park at the big match.

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You'd Never Guess There Was a Match!

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Junior Navy

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Well done to our Junior Navy team for its impressive performance against St Maelruans on Tuesday in Terenure College. The team, which is made up of 4th class pupils has shown how the future is bright for GAA in our school.
In other GAA news Wednesday 16th is the last day of Junior football after 8 weeks of training and matches. Well done to all our coaches, players and parents for supporting our football leagues

Swim Gala

Ten boys represented St Pius X at the Leinster Schools Gala yesterday at the National Aquatic Centre: Alexander, Espen, Garvin, John, Kerrin, Ray, Alex, Archie, Cillian and Ollie (Capt.). The team came home with a whopping 13 personal best swims and 5 medals. This included Gold for John in the 50m Breaststroke and Gold for Cillian in the 50m Butterfly. Cillian also won bronze in the 50m Backstroke.
St Pius X were also crowned champions taking Gold in the 200m Freestyle relay and a close silver in the 200m Medley relay. John, Kerrin, Archie, Cillian and Ollie have all qualified to swim in various events at the Irish schools gala in February.

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Croke Park HERE WE COME

Our Senior White team are through to the Croke Park finals! In a thrilling game in Russel Park, the boys showed a tremendous amount of skill, sportsmanship and determination to ensure that they now represent their school on the biggest stage in just over one week’s time. Every player in this group has shown huge commitment over the past 6 weeks, even attending morning training sessions in Terenure college at 8am!!! They now reap the fruits of their labour and can look forward to a great day out and a chance for further success. The players and management of Mr. Murtagh and Mr. Curtin are very grateful to all of the parents for their incredible support thus far and we look forward to seeing you all in Croke Park soon!

Semi-Final Success!!
Yesterday, our Senior White team beat St Fiachra’s Beaumont in Tom Russel Park in Castleknock on a scoreline of 9-17 to 2-3. Everyone on the team including the coaches Mr. Murtagh and Mr. Curtin alongside the principal Mr. Coyle were overwhelmed because we are the first St. Pius senior football team to get to Croke Park since 2015. Playing in Division 1 makes this achievement even more impressive!
It was a brilliant day and great respect to St. Fiachra’s for giving it their all and never giving up despite the scoreline. In my personal opinion, James Slattery was the man of the match but having said that everyone was brilliant including all of the subs.
Conleth (Mr. Murtagh’s class)

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Young GAA

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Junior infants GAA has commenced with our GPOs, Tommy from Faughs and Kevin from Templeogue Synge Street. The boys are playing both hurling and football each week and we can already see stars in the making!
As you may already know, Templeogue Synge St caters for football players only and Faughs exclusively for hurling. So while separate clubs, they coordinate all their training and matches so boys can enjoy both codes. Many thanks to both parish clubs for all their hard work and dedication to the promotion of GAA in our school.

Pius Triathlete

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Well done to Remo in Ms. Dunne's class who competed and performed really well in a junior triathlon at the weekend. This comprised a swimming race followed immediately by a bike ride and an 800m dash for the winners' line. Well done Remo.

Recycling in Action

Ms. McWeeney's fourth class boys finding out which plastics can be recycled

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