Category Archives: Projects


St. Pius X GNS is awarded a plaque of STEM excellence.


We have collated all the evidence of the STEM work completed throughout the school this year and our school has been awarded a plaque of STEM excellence. Congratulations to all the girls and a huge thank you to Ms. Smith for all her hard work organising the activities and compiling the evidence.

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Ms. Buckley’s 3rd Class authors!


Ms. Buckley's 3rd class girls put tremendous thought and effort into their fabulous Christmas story books.  Below are some photos of the class reading their stories to Junior Infants.    

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5th Class Recycle Project


Ms. Sheehan and Ms. Smith's classes made gingerbread houses out of recycled milk cartons. We really enjoyed making them. Some of the girls even made a second one at home. Bronagh and Eimear very cleverly made an electrical circuit using copper tape, wire, batteries and bulbs to put a glowing light inside their homemade houses, [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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