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Date: June 24th 2015 Sports Days 2015
Many thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets on the sports days in Bushy Park, the schools are delighted to announce that €2,000 was raised. Thank you also to Ms. Goddard for organising and overseeing the sports days which are enjoyed so much by the children and parents. A final thank you to all those involved in running the "tuck shop" and tea/coffee station.

Date: June 24th 2015 June 2015 Newsletter
Please click here for our June Newsletter.

Date: June 20th 2015 AGM - September 15th
As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support and remind you that the AGM will take place on September 15th at 8pm. This is an opportunity to join the committee, to help us with new ideas and to give us your feedback. All are welcome.

Date: June 19th 2015 Fun Day
A surprise was on the agenda for the children of St. Pius X on Friday 19th June with the delivery of three bouncy obstacle courses and an ice-cream van. All the classes had great craic when it was their turn to go and have a bounce and all delighted for some cold refreshing ice-cream also enjoyed by the teachers I might add!!











Date: June 10th 2015 Promoting Parents
If you run your own business and interested in promoting it amongst other parents in the school - please click here for a auggestion which might be of interest to you .

Date: June 8th 2015 National Parents Council (NPC) Conference

The NPC Education Conference is taking place this Saturday the 13th of June in the National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, Dublin 1 (in the IFSC, on the LUAS redline easily accessible from Heuston and Connolly train stations). The conference start time is 10.30am.

This is the final countdown, with only 5 days left to register (registration closes on Friday 12th at 5pm) if you haven’t booked your place already please click here to find out more and to register for same. We will have experts in the area of Education and Parental Involvement from Ireland and Canada. There will also be information stands with lots of information on products and services of interest to parents. All are welcome, ADMISSION IS FREE and lunch will be provided (do let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements and we will try to accommodate same).

If you have registered, we look forward to seeing you, you should have received an email confirming your place. Also if you have registered and it turns out you cannot attend, please do let us know as soon as you can, to give others the chance to register as spaces are limited. Many thanks, Michelle Davern, NPC

Date: May 26th 2015 Heather Cup 2015 Review
This years Heather Cup has concluded. For more info and pictures please click here.

Date: May 25th 2015 Golf Classic Review
A terrific day was had at the Jubilee Golf Classic. For more info click here.

Date: April 25th 2015 Cyber Bullying Survey
For more info click here.

Date: April 21st 2015 Active Wise (Terenure 2030)
Active Wise (Terenure 2030) - Following the success of last year’s Portion Wise, a bigger event has been planned to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity so that both adults and children enjoy being Active Wise. To enhance the "Active School Weeks" which have been running in many schools including our own GNS in March, a Terenure community event - Active Wise Walk and Fun Activities - is being held in Bushy Park on Sunday 26th April at 3PM (weather permitting). For more info click here.

Date: April 21st 2015 Heather Cup 2015
2015's Heather Cup will take place between 11th-21st May. All queries should go to heathercupinfo@gmail.com

Date: April 1st 2015 Summer Project 2015

The St Pius Summer Project 2015 will take place from Wed 1st July to Friday 10th July. As there is a reduced number of committee members available this year there is still a requirement for further volunteers to run the project. If there are specific events (new or existing) that you can volunteer to help plan, organise and run on the day please contact Lisa Nugent, 087 6490831 or Tracy Pryce, 087 7994897, the newly appointed co-ordinators.

Enrolment will take place on the morning of Saturday 9th May. All parents will continue to be required to supervise 2 activities during the project. Information on previous projects on the website at http://www.stpiussummerproject.com

Date: March 25th 2015 Easter Newsletter
Our Easter Newsletter is a short recap of the events and activities which have taken place this term. We have also included some info on upcoming events. Keep checking the website throughout the school term for info on events & photos etc. Click here to read the newsletter

Date: March 23rd 2015 St. Pius X Jubilee Golf Classic and Dinner
As mentioned previously, as part of the Jubilee celebrations the Parents' Association are organising a number of events. We can now publish details of the upcoming Golf Classic and Dinner. Full information on the venue, costs and format can be found here

Date: March 22nd 2015 Baking workshops
Photo of recent Easter baking creations, additional workshop on Thursday 26th and future workshops throughout the remainder of the year.... Watch this space for the next one & book early!

Date: March 21st 2015 Dyspraxia Parent Group
A support group for parents of children with Dyspraxia meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 8-9pm at Perrystown Community Centre. Please contact Geraldine Murphy (germurphy65@gmail.com) for further information.

Date: March 20th 2015 St. Pius X Table Quiz
A very successful Table Quiz was held tonight in Terenure and some pictures from the night can be found here

Date: March 10th 2015 St. Pius X Jubilee Celebrations
Art Exhibition: Exhibition of the children’s artwork: 29th & 30th April

Golf Classic and Dinner: The Grange Golf Club: Friday 22nd May

Jubilee Gala Concert: The GNS & BNS Choirs will join the Garda Choir in a Jubilee Concert in St Pius X Church on 28th May 2015

Dinner Dance: Ballsbridge Hotel: Saturday 14th November

Christmas Fair: St Pius X School December 2015 (date to be confirmed).

Please come along and celebrate!

Date: February 24th 2015 St. Pius X Parents' Association Table Quiz
The St. Pius X Parents' Association Table Quiz will take place on Friday 20th march at 8pm in Terenure RFC Lakelands. It will be a great night out and costs €10 per person or €40 for a table of 4. Further information can be found here.

Date: February 18th 2015 Local Recycling Fund Raising event
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 mid-term and coming weeks. Further information can be found here.

Date: January 28th 2015 Positive Parenting
Positive Talk

Date: January 26th 2015 The Pius Pacers
The walks have gotton off to a flying start, even the cold weather hasn't put our walkers off (photo attached is our first walk). We have two 4.8k walks (approx.) under the belts with the Pius Pacers with our third walk taking place on Tuesday 27th @ 9am. Thanks to everyone who is taking part on the Tuesday morning walk. If anyone is interested in participating in an evening walk with the Pius Pacers please send an email to the PA mailbox Pius Pacers

Date: January 8th 2015 The Pius Pacers
In conjunction with the Operation Transformation 2015 and the South Dublin County Sports Partnership, we have established a walking group, The Pius Pacers. During the period of Operation Transformation we are holding a weekly walk for parents. The walk will be led by trained parent leaders. For an enjoyable and easy way to be active and keep trim come and join in. Walks will be at an easy moderate pace with plenty of chat along the way!

Meet at: St. Pius X School Gates @ 9am
Walk Dates: Tuesdays - January 13th, 20th & 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 17th.
Walk Duration: 45-60 minutes
Ensure you bring a bottle of water, wear appropriate clothing & footwear.

Date: December 17th 2014 St. Pius X Summer Project
As you may be aware the St. Pius X Summer Project has been running for many years under the supervision of parents from the school on a voluntary basis. The project takes place in the first two weeks of the summer holidays and has been very enjoyable and successful with numbers growing year on year. See their website http://www.stpiussummerproject.com for examples of activities.

The current committee of nine members are looking for two people who are willing to take on the role of joint chair. If you are interested in finding out more about the project or the role please contact Kathryn Tracey 0863845579 or Therese Ryan 0862528166.

Date: December 14th 2014 End of Term Newsletter
All the news and updates from the first term, along with a heads up on what to expect in the next term, can be found here.

Date: December 12th 2014 Flower Demonstration & Terenure Market Pics
The Flower Demonstration & the Terenure Market event was a big success and thanks to all who came. Photo's of the night can be found here and photo's of the night can be found here

Date: November 19th 2014 Christmas Flower Demonstration
The Parents' Association, on Thursday 4th December at 8pm in the St Pius X BNS GP Room are running a seasonal flower arrangement evening with Kay's Flowers. We'll be showcasing Holly Wreaths, Door Swags, Mantelpiece & Table Arrangements with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies. The application form and further details can be found here.

Date: November 12th 2014 Terenure Market
The Parents' Association are delighted to announce that the students of the "Creating an Enterprise" classes will be at the Terenure Market on Sunday 7th December from 10am - 6pm. Please show your support for the students and visit their stand. They will be selling their creations such as dog collars, jelly bean jars and other treats!!

Date: November 12th 2014 Christmas Cards
The Parents' Association as part of their fundraising activities are organising St. Pius X Class Christmas Cards. For each class, we will be offering a class card with all of the children's pictures (from that class) on the front (A5 148mm x 210mm). A pack of 6 A5 cards and envelopes is €6.00. In order to reduce wastage, we will be providing the cards on a pre-order basis only. To order your Christmas cards, please fill in your details on the form in your childs bag and return with the money/cheque in an envelope to your child's teacher no later than Tuesday 18th November.

Sample Christmas Cards

Sample Christmas Cards

Date: November 3rd 2014 2014/2015 Calendar
The 2015 Calendar is being prepared and the order form for it can be found here.
Calendar 50 Years

Date: October 20th 2014 2014/2015 Calendar
The order form for the 2014/15 Calendar can be found here. You can also find a note on the 2014 AGM as well as a list of who is on the 2014/15 Committee!

Date: October 12th 2014 2014/2015 PA Classes update
A number of classes have vacancies. Please contact Mary Waters 087 6573589 if you wish to book a place
Wednesday: Jazz/Bollywood Dance
Thursday: German, Lego & Irish Youth Club
Saturday: Arts & Crafts (9.30am), Hip Hop (10.30am), Martial Arts, Irish Dancing & Lego.

Date: September 18th 2014 Talk: Encouraging Healthy Eating
Thursay 25th September 2014 at 8pm, St. Pius X BNS GP Room
The Parents’ Association are hosting a talk on “Encouraging Healthy Eating” which will be delivered by Professor Donal O’Shea (Healthy Living in Terenure 2014) and Maureen Mulvihill (Irish Heart Foundation). More information.

Date: September 15th 2014 AGM
The Parents' Association AGM will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 16th September at 8pm in the School Hall.

Date: September 10th 2014 2014/2015 PA Classes update
There was a slight error on the Class forms. It states that the first Saturday class begins on 27th October. This should read 27th September. We apologise for any confusion caused.

Date: August 30th 2014 Register with the Parents' Association
Welcome all, particularly to parents new to St. Pius X. The Parents' Association will be communicating with parents almost exclusively through email this year. We would ask that if you have not done so before, or if you have a child entering St. Pius X for the first time, even if they have a sibling already in attendance, that you register with our mailing list.

Date: August 29th 2014 2014/2015 PA Classes update
The schedule of classes for the coming academic year is now online. Registration will take place on Saturday 13th September, 9am. In addition to popular favourites, we are adding Jazz Dance/Bollywood, Create an Enterprise and Multi Activity Hour. For full details please see the classes page, where you'll find information on this years classes, enrolment forms, timetables and more.