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Mr Walshe’s fourth class girls have been learning all about Italy over the past two weeks. Here they are showcasing and presenting their group projects. Some fantastic presentations girls. Well done!!

Senior Infants have been learning about weather. We finally got some dry windy weather so that we could bring our windsocks outside to check the direction the wind was coming from. We had lots of fun.

Ms. Ward’s 1st class got to enjoy a movie afternoon as a reward for filling their marble jar!

5th Class got to visit the fabulous new Museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI) and take part in a drama and writers workshop.

Tony O’Neill – coach of Shamrock Rovers visits St. Pius X G.N.S with the FAI Cup

Shamrock Rovers coach Tony O`Neill, came into our school on Tuesday the 17th of December 2019.

Tony went around to all the classes in St. Pius X G.N.S. with the FAI cup they won at the final which was held in the Aviva Stadium against Dundalk on the 3rd of November 2019. The score was 1-1 but it then went to penalties and Shamrock Rovers won 4-2 with Gary O’Neil scoring the winning goal.

They have won the league 17 times and that was there 25th time winning the cup after a long awaited 33 years, which is the most times a team in the league of Ireland has ever won it.

When he came into the classes we asked him some questions.

Holly Dixon’s grandad used to play for Shamrock Rovers in 1941. We asked Tony if he knew Holly’s grandad, Billy.  He said he did and he called Billy a legend!

Holly and Rebecca Cleary got to hold the cup and get a picture with Tony.

At the end Tony gave us posters with different pictures of the Shamrock Rover Team when they won the cup.

Shamrock Rovers was established in 1899. The manager is Stephen Bradley and the assistant manager is Glen Cronin. Some of Shamrock Rovers players include: Jack Byrne, Ronan Finn, Roberto Lopes and the goalkeeper Alan Mannus. Rovers used to play in Miltown, but from 1987-2002 they didn’t have a home ground. Their home ground is Tallaght Stadium which holds approximately 8,000 people.

Shamrock Rovers came 2nd in the league to Dundalk- the team they beat in the final. The FAI Cup Final was attended by around 40,000 people and the atmosphere was electric. After Rovers scoring in the last 10 minutes of the game the fans thought that they were set for victory but unfortunately Dundalk scored only minutes after.

Billy Dixon – the grandfather of Holly Dixon, began his career at home farm F.C and after playing Waterford United F.C., he signed for Drumcondra F.C. where he made his debut in a 5-5 draw. He won a lot of honors in 1960’s Leinster senior cup. He played as a forward.

Jack Wilson (who is the grandad of Rebecca Cleary, a girl in 6th Class) was the president of the club from 2002-2009, when he passed away. Jack Wilson set up the Shamrock Rovers 400 club in 2002 and he dedicated his presidency to getting a home ground for Rovers.   He sadly passed away two months before they played there.   However, he had been given the very first ticket to the ground with his name and 001 on it, which Rebecca’s family now treasure.

We all loved seeing the cup in reality and a great day was had by all.  Thanks Tony!

 

 

‘Mr. Neary’s 2nd class made a crib from fabric and fibre.’

Ms. Fitzmaurice’s first class girls were learning about homes and then made houses of their own using cardboard boxes and papiermâché.

Last week at Pius X Girls'...

5th Class visit Leinster House and the National Gallery

We are starting our Christmas art in Senior Infants. This is our favourite time of year

We were delighted with the overwhelming response we had to the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal.  Thank you to parents/guardians and pupils who took part. Below is a press release issued on Thursday 21st November:

Team Hope Breaks Record With Two Millionth Shoebox and Thanks Nation for Incredible Support

Team Hope is delighted to announce that since 2010, they have today, Thursday, 21 November, counted their two millionth shoebox as part of their annual appeal. The gift-filled shoebox was collected in their Cherrywood distribution centre in South Dublin and will be delivered into the hands of a young girl in Romania in early December.

According to Team Hope CEO, Peter Heaney, the volume of shoeboxes donated this year for children affected by poverty in Africa and Eastern Europe shows the generosity of the Irish public continues with each passing year.

“Every shoebox collected is special, but this milestone figure means that if two million shoeboxes were laid out side by side they would stretch from Dublin to Nashville and beyond!” he said.

Intel Mini Scientist competition 2019 in St. Pius X G.N.S.

Trevor and Byron  (the Intel judges) had the difficult task of judging the competition.  After much deliberation they made their final decision.

Runners-up project

“Does environmentally friendly detergent clean as well as normal detergent?”

– Kayleigh , Hannah, Bailee

Winning project

“What is in an onion that makes your eyes water and how can you prevent it?”

– Abigail, Kate, Katie and Sally.

Congratulations to all the 5th class girls who worked tirelessly on their projects over the last few months.

Sports Day 2019 - A Birds Eye View!

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Ms. Smith’s Class visit MOLI

On the  8th January 2020, we arrived at Newman House, home to MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland).   We received a warm and enthusiastic welcome from Jenny, Lily and three volunteers. They told us that we would be learning about the Irish novelist James Joyce.  Barely anyone knew who he was! Jenny and the staff took [...]

Ms. Barron’s Class visit MOLI

On Tuesday the 7th of January 2020 Ms. Barron’s 5th class went to MOLI which stands for Museum Of Literature Ireland in Newman’s House on St. Stephen’s Green. When we first walked in, we got a warm welcome from the mentors Jennie and Lily and the tour guides Sean, Joyce, Monica, Nora and Alison. We [...]

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