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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: Oct 20th 2019 Parents Plus Adolescent Programme (PPAP)
Following rave reviews from last year, the PA is delighted to offer the Parents Plus Adolescent Programme (PPAP).
The PPAP is designed to support families with adolescent children aged 11-16 years and is aimed at parents of children in 4th, 5th and 6th classes.
We are the only school in our area to offer this evidence based 6 week parenting program and we are offering it at a subsidised price of €150 per family.
The course is running in the BNS GP room on 6 consecutive Wednesdays 6.30 - 9pm starting 6th November 2019.
As only a small number of spaces are available we ask you to book your place through EPP (Easy Payment Plus) on the St. Pius X PA website (www.piusxpa.org) as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Attached is a flyer for more information about the programme.. Click here for more details!

Date: Oct 14th 2019 Talk : Supporting Parents to Support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Location: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 Date: 17th October 2019 Time: 7.30pm

Parents who attend this session will:
Explore the factors that influence mental health and wellbeing in their children Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child Understand what children need for positive mental health and wellbeing Look at ways in promoting wellbeing in children Be given information on how best to support their children’s positive mental health and wellbeing

ADMISSION FREE All parents of primary school children are welcome to attend. Please share this information with other parents in your child’s school. No need to register

Date: Oct 4th 2019 School Talk
THe Parents' Association are holding a parents talk on 'CREATING THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH OUR CHILDREN WILL FLOURISH!' on October 9th. Entry is free for all. Click here for more details!

Date: Oct 4th 2019 Oktoberfest Event
The first big social of the year is looking on October 18th. click here for more details!

Date: Oct 4th 2019 NPC Event

For the past 5 years NPC has held a conference for parents of children with Special Educational Needs, this year, however, our conference date was very close to the date of the Ombudsman for Children's Office's (OCO) event for parents, children and young people of all abilities 'Beyond Limits 2019'. To facilitate parents' diaries and commitments we are therefore joining with the OCO by hosting a consultation session at this event.

As you may know our conferences and events are free to attend, therefore the OCO has waived the registration fee for parents and children who register through NPC. Please note however, places are limited, NPC has 100 tickets for parents and children.
When: Saturday 19th October 2019, 11am - 4pm
Where: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin
Who is it for? Beyond Limits is a summit for children and young people with disabilities, for their parents, carers, siblings and friends. It will also be of interest to those who work in the disability sector. Beyond Limits has been designed with young people at its core. All of the content is driven by what they are interested in and information they are looking for. The OCO are making every effort to facilitate all needs. What is it about? Beyond Limits is about empowering children and young people with disabilities, showing them the opportunities open to them, talking about the issues they want to talk about and highlighting inclusiveness. Please click here to register for this event
Date: Sept 30th 2019 St Pius X Early Bird Club Update
The Early Bird Club is fully subscribed for the school year 2019/2020. The 'Drop in' facility is strictly no longer available.

Date: August 20th 2019 St Pius X Early Bird Club
St. Pius X GNS in association with the Parents' Association offer an Early Bird Club for children attending both St. Pius X Girls & Boys National Schools. It is from Monday to Friday in St. Pius X GNS. The club provides one hour of supervised fun for children before they start their school day. Its main purpose is to remove the pressure on parents in the morning and allow the children to relax in a warm environment engaging in activities that include reading, puzzles, watching videos on the interactive whiteboard, music, drawing, colouring, table top activities etc. For full details please see for full details.

Date: August 14th 2019 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**.

Date: June 25th 2019 Summer Newsletter
For the Summer newsletter please click here!

Date: June 25th 2019 Classes Enrolment - 14th September 2019

Enrolment for the Parents' Association's Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday extra-curricular classes and for all PA Swimming classes will take place on Saturday, 14th September 2019. Enrolment will only be taken through Easy Payments Plus page.

The class information table (2019/20 classes)


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!

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