September and October 2020

The quiet retiring type of individual!

Tomorrow (Friday, 8th October) will mark the end of Mr. Ryan's teaching career. Mr. Ryan joined St. Pius X BNS waaaaaaay back in 1995! In that time he has passed on his love of maths, science and technology to countless pupils (and a love of mountain walks to parents and teachers!!). More recently, as you know, Mr. Ryan was the school's Deputy Principal and helped everyone hugely, answering many a technical query during lockdown! His constant good humour to adults and pupils alike is what will be most sorely missed. The staff, pupils and Board of Management join together to wish him a long, happy and well deserved retirement.

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Just another day at the OFFICE!!

Senior Infant boys enjoy the "Real World" during some Aistear activities

The theme for September was 'The School Office'. In the Role-play Area, the boys were kept busy photocopying, answering the phone and emailing suppliers! In the Art Area, the boys got creative turning 'junk' into art! Among other things, the boys created lots of props for our Role-play Area, including fire extinguishers and stationery holders. In the Construction Area, the boys built different types of schools, taking inspiration from photos of different schools from around the world. This month, Senior Infants have been reading the story of Zog, by Julia Donaldson, and so, for the last 2 weeks, the boys used wooden blocks to build a castle to protect Princess Pearl! In the Sensory-play Area, the boys had lots of fun with sand trays, in which they created exciting forest-schools for Zog and the other dragons.



Boys from Ms Gallagher's class working 9 til 5 in the office!!!

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Boys from Ms Maxwell's class putting in some hard graft in the office!!!



Boys from Ms McWeeney's class doing some overtime while performing office chores!!!

An energetic Curt(a)in raiser for 5th class!!!

Fun activities in Bushy Park!!

Mr Curtin puts his class through their paces in Bushy Park. Sprinting and jumping took centre stage while all had a super fun day.



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Mmmmmm.............M and Ms

A Science Experiment!!

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Charlie, Fiachra, Logan and Lucas enjoy experimenting with delicious M and Ms. They discovered that the sweeties don't dissolve in warm water! They also discovered that they dissolve in your mouth and not in your hands!!! Mmmm the wonders of Science!!

Newly Designed Faugh's Ball Wall

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Faugh's ball wall was painted last weekend. The design chosen was that of Daniel and Sean in Mr. Geraghty’s 6th class; the winning project from the 2019 annual schools night competition. Please view the attached ../video below of the finished product and a picture of the two boys inspecting their work. Congrats boys well done on a marvellous achievement!!

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BACK TO SCHOOL...............A LIVELY RETURN!!!

Thank you Ms Gallagher for producing this wonderful snapshot of our boys returning to school. We hope you all enjoy the wonderful scenes!!! Mr Spielberg's skills as a director have been ably matched in this production.!!

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FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL FOR OUR JUNIOR INFANTS

All smiles and lots of fun on day one!!



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*** ST PIUS X B.N.S. RE-OPENS ***

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St. Pius X BNS has finally reopened . We hope you the parents/guardians and the boys have a healthy, happy and fun-filled academic year.