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What is the St. Pius X Parents' Association

The Parents Association represent the parents of the pupils of both St Pius X Boys National School and St Pius X Girls National School.

We work with the principals of both schools, Mr Dermot Lynch (Boys’ School Principal) and Ms Miriam Marron (Girls’ School Principal), their respective staff and the Boards of Management of both schools, to provide a partnership between home and school.

The PA email regular updates to parents. To receive these emails, you need to register with our mailing list.

Latest News

Date: Feb 13th 2017 The Quiz
Lakelands was buzzing on Friday Night last with the PA Table Quiz. The venue was packed and heads were being wrecked with some very challenging questions by our quizmaster - Greg Dixon. There was fierce competition between all the teams and scores were fairly tight most of the way through but in the end team Alternative Facts took 1st place. Thank you again to all our sponsors for the brilliant raffle prizes donated, our quizmaster, Lakelands staff and the PA committee for a very enjoyable 2017 Quiz night

Date: Feb 10th 2017 The NPC Parent Talk
Every year more than 50,000 children in Ireland (approx. 120 children from St. Pius X) move from primary to post primary education. How can you as a parent best support your child through this transition? Many of the answers will come in this talk which is aimed at parents whose child is coming up to 5th or 6th class or has just moved/is moving from primary to post primary school.

Date: Feb 8th 2017 The Cookbook Project
The Cookbook order form is here for download if it didn't make it home in the school bags earlier this week! Recipes have all been collected and submitted and now the fun begins in putting the book together!! There is also a small number of ad spaces in the Cookbook if you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity please email the PA (

Date: Feb 2nd 2017 St Pius X Quiz - Fri Feb 10th
We are delighted to announce that the quiz on Friday 10th is now sold out! Many thanks to all for the interest.
Date: Jan 19th 2017 The Cookbook Project
The PA are undertaking “The Cookbook Project” this term as a key fund-raiser for this year. The Cookbook is a high quality A4 full colour book which will be a flip-book (one side for the girls’ school and the other side for the boys’ school). Each class will be pictured in the book with 4 recipes beside each class photo and there will also be staff photos and recipes.

The children will be submitting their own family favourite recipes and the published recipes are chose from their submissions. Deadline for recipe submissions is Friday 3rd February 2017 (recipe template attached just in case it didn't make it home last week). We will be pre-ordering the Cookbooks in February with delivery end March/early April.

Date: Jan 18th 2017 St Pius X Quiz - Fri Feb 10th

The St. Pius X Table Quiz will be taking place on Friday, 10th February @ 8pm – so clear your diary, team up with other parents or your neighbours and sign-up before it’s sold out!! We guarantee a fun night out with a good mix of questions, there’ll be something to suit everyone in the audience … current affairs, sport, music, film, entertainment, history, literature, geography, trivia etc. Please support this fundraiser in one of the following ways:-

a) Attend the Quiz Night – club together with family / friends for a great night out (€10 per person, €40 per table).
b) If you are unable to attend on the night, you can support by making a financial contribution or donating a raffle prize. Funds raised are used for the benefit of both schools.
To support St. Pius X Table Quiz please complete the form and return to the class teachers or drop into the PA post box by Wednesday, 1st February 2017. We hope as many of you as possible can attend on the night.
Date: Dec 22nd 2016 Santa Visit
Santa paid a visit - have a look here

Date: Dec 20th 2016 December Newsletter
The December newsletter and seasonal update can be found here

Date: Dec 6th 2016 Classes
Please note the following dates for the PA classes & swims. Class and swim calendars can be found on PA website also.
- Swimming: 12th Dec to 16th Dec. last 2016 swims.
- Wednesday classes: 14th Dec. last 2016 class.
- Thursday classes: 15th Dec. last 2016 class.
- Saturday classes: 17th Dec. last 2016 class.

All Classes & Swims are back on the week we go back in January 2017:
- Swimming: week beginning 9th Jan.
- Wednesday classes: 11th Jan.
- Thursday classes: 12th Jan.
- Saturday classes: 14th Jan.
Date: Nov 26th 2016 Enterprise Expo
Our second Enterprise Expo was held on Saturday, 26th November to showcase some businesses of parents in the school. On show were businesses including health and fitness, baby shoes, beauty, graphics and photography to name a few. There was a great buzz about the school for the morning and some very enthusiastic children busily drawing and colouring. For more information and some pictures from the day, please click here

Date: Nov 4th 2016 NPC Special Education Conference
National Parents Council Primary are holding their Special Education Conference for parents of children with special educational needs on Saturday the 12th of November 2016 in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin (near Heuston Station) from 10.30am to 4pm. This notice has been sent to all our Special School members and those members who are listed as parents of children with Special Education needs in mainstream schools.

There may be parents of children with Special Education needs who are not registered with NPC, it would be great if you could forward this information to any parents you know who may be interested in attending. All parents who are interested are welcome to attend (members and non members). Admission is Free. Please see the attached invitation for further information. To book a place at this conference please click this link: here

Date: Oct 26th 2016 Enterprise Expo
You can find more information about the forthcoming Enterprise Expo on November 26th right here

Date: Oct 26th 2016 Calendar Orders!
The 2017 Calendar Order Form is now available here

Date: Sept 18th 2016 Class Vacancies
Following the PA Classes Enrolment Day on Saturday 17th, we still have some classes that have a few vacancies:-

Wednesday, 2.45 - 3.45
- Creating an Enterprise - 5th & 6th class

Thursday, 2.45 - 3.45
- Multiactivity- 1st class only
- Spanish - 3rd to 6th class
- Irish Youth Club - 2nd to 6th class, girls only
- Guitar Beginner and Improver - 2nd to 6th class
- Lego - 2nd to 4th class
- Knitting and Sewing - 3rd to 6th class
- Creating an Enterprise Junior - 2nd to 4th class

Saturday - Arts and Crafts - Junior Infants to 1st class, 10.30 to 11.30
- Irish Dancing - Junior Infants to 6th class, 11.30 to 12.30
- Ballet - Junior Infants to 1st class, 10.30 to 11.30
- Martial Arts - 1st to 6th class, 11.30 to 12.30

Contact Mary on 087-6573589 to enrol in any of the above classes.

Swimming - Monday 3 - 3:45pm 1st to 6th class
- Tuesday 3 - 3:45pm Junior Infants to 6th class
- Wednesday 2 - 2:45pm Junior & Senior Infants only
- Friday 3 - 3:45pm 1st - 6th class

Contact Claire on 086-3432889 if you are interested in booking swim lessons.

Date: Sept 9th 2016 NPC Survey - Parents views on After School Childcare

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) with the assistance of the National Parents Council Primary (NPC) are conducting a survey of parents’ views and needs in relation to the supply and demand of after school care for school-aged children with a view to informing the work of the Department in contributing to the after school commitments expressed in the Programme for Government.

To find out the views of parents of children in primary school on:
· The availability of school-age childcare in the area;
· The type of school-age childcare currently used by the parent;
· The type of school-age childcare that would be preferred by the parent ;

The survey is seeking your views, as a parent, on the extent of existing after school care and the potential demand for same. It would be greatly appreciated if you could take the time to complete this survey as your views are important in considering this issue. All information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be shared or used for any other purposes. All information is provided on an anonymous basis.

Click here to take part in the survey:

Date: Sept 1st 2016 Welcome Back!
Welcome back to another year everyone! You can find the latest updates about our Parents' Association run classes here

Date: June 21st 2016 June Newsletter
The end of year newsletter can be found here

Date: June 17th 2016 Bake Sale & Competition (movie themed)
What a superb display of talent was given to us on Thursday 16th June with the fantastic entries for the competition. The judges had a very difficult task on the day but eventually winners and runners up were chosen - see the link for the list of winners. The winner of the "Guess How Many Jelly Beans in the Jar" was Sarah Byrne, 5th class. There were 452 jellies in the jar and Sarah guessed nearest. Pictures can be seen here

Date: June 2016 Sports Days
Many thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets on the sports days in Bushy Park, we are delighted to announce that €2,700 was raised. A huge thank you to Ms. Goddard for organising and overseeing the sports days which are enjoyed so much by the children and parents. Finally, thank you to Bernie Anderson and her team for running the "tuck shop" and tea/coffee station.

Date: May 25th 2016 Update: A Busy few weeks!!!
Photo's from a few of the recent events can be viewed here.

Heather Cup
Golf Classic
First Holy Communion Receptions

Date: May 9th 2016 Update
Just a few reminders for current & up-coming events.
Heather Cup - off to a flying start yesterday Monday 9th! Hopefully the weather will be kind to us for the duration. Keep up-to-date at - League Name Heather Cup 2016.

Golf Classic - Friday 13th May, final few places left for golf and/or dinner, please contact Carol (087 6491614) or Vicki (087 8304246).

First Holy Communion Receptions - Saturday 21st May, if you can volunteer or donate to the receptions please contact Caroline Coyne (086 3354613).

Sports Days - if you have any donations for raffle prizes please contact Bernie Anderson (087 6377138).

NPC Conference - Saturday 28th May free admission, see website for additional info.

Date: April 29th 2016 2016's Heather Cup
2016's Heather Cup will take place between 9th-19th May. For fixture lists and more information please see 2016 Heather Cup All queries to

Date: April 15th 2016 NPC Information & Conference
The NPC Annual Conference will be taking place on the 28th of May 2016 in the National College of Ireland, Dublin 1.

The title and theme of this year’s conference will be Ready, Steady, Learn - Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning

Children need to be ready to learn, therefore this conference will encompass how parents can actively support their children’s mental (emotional), physical (nutritional) and creative health.

The Keynote Speaker will be Shane Martin, a leading Psychologist within the area of education. Shane’s presentation will be POSITIVE PARENTING: Harnessing Strengths within Children We all want children to grow into happy adults; but sometimes we feel as though we have little real influence over them as they grow older. New scientific research reveals that happiness can be cultivated within the home, school and community and that parenting styles and practices have a tremendous effect on children’s emotional outlook on life. By promoting some basic positive traits and harnessing their inner strengths we can encourage our children to have a more positive view of self, others and the world. Parenting can be challenging but also a positive and fulfilling experience. We need to work at being more ‘positive’ in our approach.

Further information will follow shortly. If you would like to register for conference please click here

Date: April 15th 2016 Information leaflets for parents on the new Primary Language Curriculum
This curriculum is for children in junior and senior infants and in first and second class. It applies in all school contexts - English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools. The curriculum for junior and senior infants is aligned with the principles and methodologies of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. here

Date: April 15th 2016 Local Recycling fund raising event on 7th May
Local Recycling Fund Raising event - we are delighted to support Templeogue Swimming Club in their upcoming fund raising event which will give us all an opportunity to do a good "clear out" over the coming weeks. Further information can be found here

Date: April 10th 2016 Activewise Newsletter
Healthy eating and physical activity are vital for good health for everyone, especially children as they grow and develop, physically, psychologically and socially. Physical activity is more than exercise and includes playing, working, transport, house chores and recreational activities. Ideally, being active in a fun, easy and fulfilling way becomes a part of everyone's daily lives; especially as active children are more likely to choose other healthy behaviours. More here

Date: April 7th 2016 Spring 2016 Newsletter
You can find the Spring newsletter here

Date: April 7th 2016 St. Pius X Golf Classic
Following the success of last year's Jubilee Golf Classic, St. Pius X Schools are delighted to announce the 2016 Golf Classic fundraiser on Friday, 13th May 2016. Details of the event can be found here

Date: March 13th 2016 Photos from Class Show:
This year we had a fabulous End of Year Classes Concert with many amazing performances. You can see some photos from the day here

Previous Notices
A full list of previous new notices can be found here!