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Our school participated in the Irish Young Philosophers Awards on May 15th in UCD.  It was our first time to enter. Some 5th class students did a philosophy project with Ms. French.  We started by having some very interesting philosophical discussions about the kind of world we want to live in. This led us to our project topic which we entitled “How to create a perfect world”. Our discussions led us into dividing the project into three main areas.

  • Basic Needs
  • Freedom
  • Equality

We had such an interesting day in UCD. We got to discuss our project with the judges and the other entrants. We also got to see some really inspiring projects about the effects of technology and art on humans, and the effects of humans on the Earth. There were lots of projects looking at what do we mean by equality and justice. There was a mixture of individual, group and class entries. We had great discussions with the other groups about their projects.

President Michael D. Higgins spoke at the awards ceremony about the importance of teaching young people how to think deeply, see other perspectives and be able to engage in debate with others. The most exciting part of the day came near the end when to our surprise we won the first prize in the best class category. Senator Alice Mary Higgins presented us with our award.

Our team of young philosophers who represented the school are:

Ailsa, Alannah, Bria, Bronagh, Carla, Eabha, Elizabeth, Emily, Gabrielle, Hannah, Holly, Rachel, Roisin, Ruby & Sadhbh.

On the 16th May we had a visit from the Garda Band.  We were treated to a fabulous concert and as the weather was so nice we had it outside! We were introduced to all the members of the band and they talked to us about what instrument they played.  We finished with an interactive dance where the staff and pupils had to show their dancing skills off!  Thank you to the Garda Band for visiting St. Pius X GNS!

Last week at Pius X Girls'...

The Running Club finished the cross country running season on a high today, 16th May. They competed in the final of the South County Cross Country races in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin. They achieved an amazing 3rd place overall out of 78 schools competing from South Dublin! The scores were carefully calculated on each schools performance over all the previous races, and including today’s final.

Well done girls on such a fantastic achievement, and on your commitment to the training throughout the year. We have some amazing talent here in St. Pius X G.N.S.

Ms. McGuinness, Mr Walsh, Mr Neary

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Latest Activities

6th Class visit the Central Criminal Courts

This week sixth class participated in a mock trial in The Dublin Criminal Courts. The girls enjoyed a tour of the courthouse and watched real criminal cases in session. The girls enjoyed learning about Ireland's Judicial System.

Santry Field Events 20th May 2019

Well done to the girls who traveled to Santry on 20th May to take part in the field events.  Congratulations to Aoife who won the Silver medal in hurdles and to Alannah who won the Gold medal in the high jump.   

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Junior & Senior Infants

8:45 AM - 1:30 PM

1st Class to 6th Class

8:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Break Times

10:30 AM - 10.45 AM
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

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Junior Infant Applications:

Closing date for 2019 applications – 10th November 2018.

Applications are accepted a year in advance; from 10th January to 10th November prior to the year of entry.

2020 applications will be accepted from 10th January 2019 until 8th November 2019. Forms are now available.

Applicants must turn 4 on or before 31st March on the year of entry.

Senior Infant to 6th Class Admissions:

Please complete the relevant form (Sr. Infant to 6th Class) and return to the school with all the requested documentation that is listed on the back of the form.

Applications for 2020 entry open in September 2019.

Applications for the next academic year (2020/2021) will only be accepted from this date.

It is the responsibility of the parent to re-apply each year as applications are not carried forward.

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