School History

St. Pius X Primary schools were founded in 1965. We had our humble beginnings in six pre-fabricated classrooms erected on grounds leased from St. Mary's rugby club which then adjoined the church of St. Pius X. On 15th February 1965 the schools opened their doors to 176 children. As was the tradition at the time there were separate schools for boys and girls on the same campus. The boys were very much in the majority numbering 117 while the number of girls totalled 59. On 19th January 1971 the new Primary schools of St. Pius X were officially opened and blessed by the Most Rev. Dr. J. C. McQuaid. The new schools had 16 classrooms each and on that memorable day in 1971 there were 28 teachers catering for 1130 children.

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT

On 30th September 2005, St. Pius schools celebrated their 40 year anniversary with a Gala night in the Burlington hotel which was attended by past pupils, parents, friends, associates, staff and former staff members. A wonderful night was enjoyed by all. A wonderful 40th year was rounded off by a visit from President Mary MacAleese to the school in December 2005 where she unveiled a plaque to commemorate the occasion. The school now has 24 full time teachers and a population of 480 boys. It has continued to develop and grow. In 2006, a new building, comprising a science room, a large general purpose room and five resource rooms, was opened.

SPORTING HISTORY

St. Pius has a rich history of partipation and success in a wide variety of sports. Whilst there is a 'leaning' towards GAA sports, the boys have also participated in swimming, Olympic handball, rugby, soccer, cricket, golf and athletics. As recently as 2007, the boys made the final of the Cumann na mBunscoil Frank Cahill Cup. A dedicated PE teacher has been employed since 1990 and she has been assisted over the years by staff members and visiting coaches.

MUSICAL HERITAGE

St. Pius takes pride in its rich musical heritage. The school choir has participated in many competitions and recitals, both national and international. It has won a plethora of prizes and plaudits over the years. Among its many engagements in the school year are its performances at the school confirmation and first communion ceremonies.

PAST PRINCIPALS

1965-1975 Mr. O'Doherty
1975-1998 Mr. Paddy O'Brien
1998-2002 Mr. Michael Quinn
2002 - Present Mr. Dermot Lynch

Confirmation & Communion Classes

Confirmation Class 2017

Confirmation Class 2017

Confirmation Class 2016

Confirmation Class 2016

Confirmation Class 2016

Communion Class 2016

Communion Class 2016

Communion Class 2016

Confirmation Class 2015

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Communion Class 2015

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Communion Class 2014

Communion Class 2014

Confirmation Class 2014

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Communion Class 2013

Communion Class 2013

Confirmation 2013

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Confirmation 2012

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Communion 2012

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Confirmation 2011

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Communion 2011

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Communion 2010

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Confirmation 2009

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Confirmation 2007

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Confirmation 2006

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Confirmation 2004

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Confirmation 2003

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Communion 2008

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Communion 2007

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Communion 2006

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Communion 2004

Communion 2004