December 2020

A time for giving

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Well done to Conor and all the boys in our 4th Classes (Mr. Faherty and Mr. Kealy's) for their amazing donation to the Capuchin Day Centre! The much needed food and other supplies will make a huge difference. Thanks too to Conor's parents for organising the delivery!

Christmas Plays 2020 - Check out our photos from our recorded shows below!

Ms. Devenney's Junior Infants

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Ms. Robinson's Junior Infants

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Ms. Mooney's Junior Infants

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Ms. Gallagher's Senior Infants

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Ms. McWeeney's Senior Infants

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Ms. Maxwell's Senior Infants

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Ms. Stewart's 1st Class

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Ms. Crosbie's 1st Class

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Ms. Dunne's 2nd Class

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Mr. Smyth's 2nd Class

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Pius Toy Show!

Pictured is Dylan from Mr. Kealy's class constructing a Millennium Falcon in lego! At 7, 500 pieces it is one of the largest sets you can build!

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Oh Christmas tree!

Boys in Ms. Maxwell's Senior Infants were busy painting and decorating their very own Christmas trees!

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Up the Déise!

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Cormac (who's mother hails from Waterford) and our own Déise teacher, Ms. Kennedy will be cheering on Waterford in the final this weekend. St. Pius is an equal opportunities school and wish BOTH Limerick and Waterford the best on Sunday!!!

Hacky days on yard

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Pictured our Mr. Dillon's class who our one of many classes who have been given hacky sacks to use during yard time. Thanks to Ezra's mum who got a full set for his class!

Lights, camera, action!

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This week, boys from Junior Infants - 2nd class took part in Christmas performances in our GP room. Because of the times we live in, the performances weren't able to be performed in front of a live audience. Instead we converted the GP room into a film studio and the show(s) went on! Photos of the shows will be available when our brand new website launches next week but in the meantime, here is Ethan and his friends from Ms. Devenney's Junior Infants taking part in his play during the week. Ethan's jumper was made by his very skilled Granny!

Posting kindness

Pictured are the boys in Mr. Faherty's and Mr. Kealy's classes (4th) who sent letters to residents in nursing homes across Ireland last week. The letters were full of warm wishes, kindness and chat! Well done to these pupils for taking the time and effort on this important project and to Ms. Kennedy (4th Class Support Teacher) who coordinated it.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like……

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The entrance to our school early this morning, 1st December. Huge thanks to Karen and JJ who worked hard yesterday to have our school ready for the start of the Christmas season.

The hand of history on their shoulder

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Matthew and Luke's grandad, Tim was one of those who helped create the important Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to our island. They are holding a photo of their grandad with Bertie Aherne, Tony Blair, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.

There's snow class like Ms. Stewart's!

Look at the amazing Snowmen the boys in Ms. Stewart's class created! They can be seen in the windows around the school and have got everyone into the festive spirit!

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Eating well!

Ms. Maxwell's class looked at all the different options when it comes to eating. They made fruit salads and made sure to have the right food in their lunch boxes every day. On Friday, they had a treat of rice crispy buns. Ms. Lally and Ms. Corcoran (also pictured) were absent for the fruit part of the week but (surprise surprise!!) appeared for the rice crispy buns bit!

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Remembering Bloody Sunday

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Ronan in Ms. Redmond's class, wrote all about Bloody Sunday in his free writing copy. He recounted all the history of the event and wrote over 5 pages!!! Well done on an impressive recall of the facts and excellently written as well!

Mise Eire

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This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1920. Jake is from Mr. Dillon's 6th Class and is acting in an Abbey Theatre production remembering the event. He gave sneak previews of his performance on our outdoor stage and in the class. The production is free to view and available from Friday at 7 pm (for 48 hours). It can be accessed from here https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats-on/14-voices-from-the-bloodied-field/.

Where in the world?

The boys in Ms Gallagher’s Senior infants have been working in their groups investigating different countries. The boys worked so well as a team and became experts on their countries. They then had a chance to teach the other boys what they learned!

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Geographical donation

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This is Harry from Miss Redmond's 3rd class and his sister Alice. Harry and his family very kindly donated National Geographic magazines to both schools. The donation will help us learn (and see) more about the world. Mr. Coyle and Ms. Doyle were on hand to receive the kind gift for both schools.

"Wile about writing in Donegal"

Ms. Brogan's boys love writing and learning about the past. They decided to write to Ms. Brogan's Granny and her friend Kate in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. They received lovely letters in return with both ladies writing about their experiences and lives in the past. They also mentioned how they had stayed best friends through the years. This kind and thoughtful project is an example of the amazing pupils Ms. Brogan has in her class. Well done boys!

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What's the story boys?

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Donal and Eoin wrote two amazing stories in Ms. Pléamonn's class. Ms. Pléamonn, no stranger herself to the odd good yarn, was so impressed she told Mr. Coyle about it. The endings have a great "twist" that would be the envy of a Hollywood movie!

Finntastic attendance!

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Well done to Finn in Ms. Stewart's class who had full attendance in the last school year!

Avengers Assemble!

Our remote class assembly for 1st and 2nd classes took place yesterday. It was great to see everyone while keeping safe in our classrooms. As well as informative updates and reminders from Ms. O'Neill and Ms. Lally, we also had performances from the four class groups. Well done to everyone involved in setting it up. Next week, Junior and Senior Infants will get to meet each other virtually.

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Happy days

Ms. Gallagher's class gave amazing reasons why they are happy along with their lovely hot air balloon art pieces!

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Morning has broken...

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Mr. Smyth snapped this gorgeous photo of dawn break over St. Pius early in the morning this week - could be a contender for photo of the year!

Ms. McWeeney's Mad Scientists!

The boys in Ms. McWeeney's Senior Infants were busy making raisins dance, creating rainbows, turning cream into butter, investigating how an oranges peel acts like a life jacket, testing which material would make the best parachute AND discovering if everyday items are magnetic or not. It clearly looked like a lot of fun!

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"It's light Tim, but not as we know it"

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Tim in Ms Dunne's class has created a wonderful lighthouse picture with a real working light for Science Week. Well done Tim!