Category Archives: Nature


Nature

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Project


Our Cock-A-Doodle Doo Project is well and truly underway.  Our three new classmates have settled in very well!

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Cock- A -Doodle- Doo Project 4th Class


This year St.Pius X GNS 4th class are taking part in a project called The Cock-a-doodle-doo project. This is a project where you get fertilised eggs delivered to  your school all the way from Kilkenny. They hatch in 2-3 days and you take care of them for 12 days. Today we got them delivered. A [...]

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5th and 6th classes go on a Tree Trail  in Bushy Park!


We were excited as we arrived in Bushy Park for our annual Tree Trail!  It was a beautiful Autumn morning.    We spotted so many amazing trees of all shapes and sizes, some with bare branches, others with colourful leaves  ready to fall in the gentle breeze.   The Giant Redwood is always a favourite as is […]

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Tree Week October 2016


On a beautiful, sunny, October morning during Tree Week 2016,  the girls in 4th and 5th classes headed off to Bushy Park to meet with Tom from the Dublin City Parks.  They were divided into groups and each one brought a clipboard,  an information pack and magnifying glasses.  Every student had a paper bag to […]

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM)


For the past few weeks, the St. Pius X girls have being putting together a Discovery Log, which is a culmination of all the work the school has done in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, from Junior Infants up to 6th class. The Log is broken into five areas – Science Technology […]

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5th classes become Marine Explorers


In conjunction with the Marine Institute and Sealife, the two 5th classes had the fantastic opportunity of taking care of an aquarium with three creatures for five weeks. As preparation for the project the girls visited Sealife in January and learned how to look after an aquarium – cleaning the filter and glass, and how […]

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Top Bird Expert Eric Dempsey Visits Pius X GNS


We were riveted from the start as Eric asked us “What makes a bird a bird?” After some very astute answers such as, “It has a beak” or “It can fly”, Eric informed us that only birds have feathers.. hence the title of his presentation “A World of Feathers”. We were shown a real swan [...]

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5th Class Go On A Tree Trail In Bushy Park


On a beautiful, sunny, autumnal day in October 2015, the two 5th classes of St. Pius X G.N.S. headed off on a Tree Trail to Bushy Park. We were so excited! Ms. Smith and Ms. Judge had organised clipboards, maps, paper bags, cameras and A4 sheets of paper for each group. Six captains were chosen [...]

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Marine Explorers Project 2015


The two 5th classes in St. Pius X G.N.S. participated in a fascinating Marine Explorers Project and spent an exciting month taking care of nine creatures in an aquarium and doing lots of other activities relating to that incredible marine world that most of us know very little about. Marine Explorers Project We started the [...]

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