Category Archives: Projects


4th Class Go Back In Time!


4th Class were learning about the Normans and built a Norman castle. We became stonemasons, roughmasons, freemasons and labourers and focused on the construction of different areas. We had to figure out how to pull the portcullis up and down, find a way to lower the drawbridge, and build the wall to make it stay […]

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3rd Class Shoe Box Appeal 2016


Ms O’Reilly and Ms Ward’s third classes decided to work with Team Hope and spread Christmas cheer to those in need. The girls made shoe boxes full of lovely gifts to send to children in Africa and Eastern Europe. They enjoyed doing this and were very generous in doing so- well done girls!

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Engineering Week


The girls in 2nd and 5th classes had a fantastic opportunity over the last few weeks to avail of the expertise of engineer Eamonn McDonagh in preparation for Engineering Week 2016. Eamonn visited the classes a few weeks ago to discuss  engineering with the girls.   He gave a PowerPoint presentation and explained all the different […]

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Me, Mollser


On Thursday 14th January Clara and Evan from the Abbey Theatre came to entertain 5th and 6th classes, showing us a play called Me Mollser. Before the show started Evan came into our classroom and showed us a few pictures, with some of the faces shaded out. We had to guess what the faces looked […]

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Hannah Represents St. Pius X GNS in the Intel Mini Scientist Regional Final 2015


Hannah was the well-deserved winner of the Intel Mini Scientist Competition 2015 in St. Pius X, G.N.S. with her project “What are Holograms?”. She spent the last few weeks further developing her project and did lots of practice presenting her projects to both teachers and students alike. Hannah is very knowledgeable about her topic as [...]

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Intel Mini Scientist Competition 2015


On Thursday 12th November 2015, the Intel Mini Scientist competition took place in St. Pius X G.N.S. The tension was palpable as the girls set up and eagerly awaited the arrival of the judges. Niall, Raja and Claire were the visiting judges. They spent time at each project, questioning the girls on their research, investigations, [...]

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Up, Up and Away – Rockets


Our class designed and launched our very own rockets. We began by decorating the card and rolling it up around a pipe. Then we chose a top for our rockets. After that we embellished them with glitter, stickers and streamers. Next we put together the launcher which consists of L-shaped piping with a two litre [...]

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Declan Holmes Wows Pius X GNS With His Science Show and Rocket Workshop


On 28th and 29th September 2015, Declan Holmes (Science Ireland) paid his annual visit to St. Pius X G.N.S. Each year, through his show and workshops, Declan has encouraged the girls to embrace Science, to always question, always wonder and to help them to realise that Science is worth exploring! There was great excitement as [...]

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Science Week 2015


There was lots of preparation in the run up to Science Week 2015 in St. Pius X G.N.S. In the lead up to Science Week, the 5th and 6th class girls worked on various scientific concepts: Light, Magnetism and Electricity, Materials and Change, Design and Construction, Heat and Forces. They taught the girls in the [...]

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Write-A-Book Project 2015


In first class we did the Write-A-Book project. We wrote our own books and illustrated them. We really enjoyed the experience of being authors and illustrators. The winners, Róisín and Carla, were invited to an awards ceremony in Killiney Castle where they were presented with a medal and certificate by Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Everyone [...]

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