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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 Lorcan Coyle (Boys’ School Principal) and Ms Aine Doyle (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: May 25th 2019 Heather Cup
Our Annual Heather Cup took place this year on the grounds of Terenure College from May 13th -16th and we had a most enjoyable few days of sunshine and soccer. To hear how it went, click here!

Date: May 20th 2019 First Holy Communion
A superb collection of home baked goods and freshly prepared sandwiches were laid out for our First Holy Communion Reception on Saturday, 18th May 2019. A huge thank you to everyone for the donations of items (food and flower arrangements from TigerLily) for the reception and to everyone who volunteered to help on the day. You were all amazing helpers and we hope you are all free again next year!! Congratulations to all the boys & girls who made their First Holy Communion, we hope you had a fun and memorable occasion. Some pictures can be found here!

Date: May 15th 2019 Sports Day Donations
If you have donations for raffle prizes (new/unwanted gifts or toys) please drop them into Ms Goddard in the school hall. thank you!

Date: May 15th 2019 Hygiene Collection
Just a note to say thank you for the generosity everyone has shown over the past 2 weeks for the Hygiene Collection for the Dublin Simon Community.
There were over 50 shoe boxes filled and 40 shopping bags bursting with products, socks etc.
Your support and generosity is hugely appreciated.

Date: May 12th 2019 Golf Classic Results
Our Golf Classic took place on Friday, 10th May 2019 once again in The Grange Golf Club Rathfarnham. To hear how it went, click here!

Date: May 10th 2019 Heather Cup
The Heather Cup is upon us! Please find the following documents to get you through the tournament.
click here for the group listing!
click here for the rules!
click here for the timetable!

Date: April 13th 2019 Easter Raffle
And the lucky winners of our Easter Raffle are:-
1st Prize - Rebecca Wilson, 5th Class
2nd Prize - Stephanie Kenny, Senior Infants
3rd Prize - Dara Commins, 6th Class
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who supported our raffle.

Date: April 12th 2019 Spring 2019 Newsletter
For the Spring newsletter please click here!

Date: April 12th 2019 Rough Sleepers
For information on the Simon Community rough sleepers campaign please click here!

Date: April 11th 2019 Golf Classic 2019
The 2019 Pius Golf classic takes place in the Grange Golf Club on Friday May 10th. For more info click here!

Date: Feb 16th 2019 Golf Classic 2019
PLans have been firmed up for the 2019 Pius Golf classic, in the Grange Golf Club on Friday May 10th. For more info click here!

Date: Feb 10th 2019 Sale of Work
Below is some information on an upcoming event which we are delighted to support. Bernie Anderson is running a Sale of Work in aid of funding for Helping Children with Special Needs tour to Lourdes in 2019.

Sunday 3rd March, St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Terenure, 10am - 1pm

All donations gratefully accepted (toys, bric-a-brac, unwanted gifts, groceries, baked goods). Please drop any donations big or small to: Bernie Anderson, 21 Templeville Road (087-6377138 / 01-4905280). We wish Bernie every success with the event.

Date: Feb 9th 2019 Quiz Night 2019
Our Table Quiz was held last Friday night, 8th February in St. Judes GAA Club and it continues to be one of the social highlights of the school year for the parents. The venue was packed, with 50 tables having been sold! For the questions, the pictures and the see how the night went, click here.

Date: Nov 6th 2018 School Calendar 2019
The PA as part of their fundraising activities have again organised the annual school calendar for St. Pius X National Schools. The calendar features class photographs from each class both schools and is a lovely memento of your child’s time in school. We offer a great discount on multiple calendars so why not consider giving them as a gift to grandparents and other family members! In order to reduce wastage and printing costs, we provide the calendar on a pre-order basis only. To order your calendar(s), please pre-order using the Easy Payments Plus on the PA website by Friday, 23rd November 2018.

Date: Nov 6th 2018 Christmas Cards 2018
All the children in St. Pius X have been busy creating their own individual Christmas Cards. You will receive a sample of your childs' card this week and these are now available to pre-order through the Easy Payments Plus system on the PA website. Cards are sold in packs of 10 (with envelopes) and are €7 per pack. Please ensure that you select the correct number of packs for each child when placing your order . The closing date for card orders is Friday, 16th November 2018.

Date: Oct 9th 2018 AGM :: Minutes
The minutes of the AGM can be found here!.

Date: Oct 9th 2018 Parent Talk :: CyberSafeIreland
An informative and interactive talk was delivered by Rachel Lynch from CyberSafeIreland. The talk was well attended and think we all took home some new information with us!!! Not to mention the handy notes given out by Rachel. There was definitely some setting changes made to many phones, iPads, iPods etc. following the talk. CyberSafeIreland are also in visiting our senior classes in both schools and it was very interesting to have real live stats from these visits. Please don’t forget to complete the talk feedback survey on their website. If you were unable to make this talk and would be interested in attending one in the future please let us know by emailing the PA directly (piusxparents@gmail.com).

Date: Sept 24th 2018 AGM & Parent Talk
The Parents' Association AGM will be held on Tuesday 9th October @7.30pm followed by a Parent Talk from CyberSafeIreland @8pm. Both events will be held in the BNS GP room.

Date: Sept 23rd 2018 Classes Vacancies
Below are the class and swim vacancies, please login to EPP if you are interested in booking a place:-

Wed - Irish Youth Club (boys) x5
Thurs - Multi-activity (1st class only) x8
Thurs - French x2
Sat - Science Club x5

Swimming
Mon - 3pm (Junior/Senior Infants) x2
Tues - 3pm (Junior/Senior Infants) x1
Wed - 2pm (Junior/Senior Infants) x27
Wed - 3pm (1st - 6th class) x1

Date: August 30th 2018 Classes Enrolment - 8th September 2018

Enrolment for the Parents' Association's Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday extra-curricular classes and for all PA Swimming classes will take place on Saturday, 8th September 2018. Enrolment will only be taken through Easy Payments Plus page.

This year we are staggering the times that the system will go live:
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Classes will go live at 10.00 am.
Swimming Classes will go live at 11.00 am.
By staggering the times, it should mean that every family will benefit by having an equal chance at getting the classes they want.

It is important that if you are availing of both types of classes that you login again at 11.00 am so that the swimming classes will be visible on screen. Attached please find a copy of the Classes Information sheet for your reference.

The Latest Class Calendar : This document is the most up to date calendar for classes.

The Latest Swimming Classes Calendar: This document is the most up to date calendar for swimming classes.

The class information table (2018/19 classes)


Date: August 24th 2018 St Pius X Mailing List
The PA runs a LOT of events and information sessions during the year. In the past we've communicated these via email and paper. But we find the paper often does not make it home... The best way for you to know what is going on is to register with the mailing list. This is STRONGLY recommended to parents new to the school, but all should register. To receive these emails, you need to register with our mailing list.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTERING WITH THE MAILING LIST IS NOT REGISTERING FOR CLASSES**. Please see above for more!!

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


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