Our School Vision
The students of St Pius X Catholic School will have a confident and strong faith in God, a positive attitude and love of learning, self-respect and respect for others, an ability to reach their potential, an ability to actively seek, use and create knowledge and a deep sense of right and wrong.
Catholic Faith & the Holy Faith Charism.
Respect for ourselves, others & the environment.
Care and support of others.
Responsibility for own actions and learning.
Making good choices.
By which we consciously, freely and trustingly commit ourselves to Jesus Christ who by revealing God the Father to us, and by living in us through his Spirit opens us to the real meaning of life.
The charity of Christ which urges us to reach out to others in warmth, love and concern.
By which we recognise our total dependence on God and acknowledge his power working in us.
Which enables us to seek the God of truth with singleness of purpose and relate to others with openness and sincerity.
"Upon this one thing, the education of the poor, depend the future of Ireland and the future of society.”
[Orphanage Report 5:1861]
Honouring The Holy Faith Sisters with our emblem
The Holy Faith Sisters were founded by Margaret Alyward in 1858. The Holy Faith charism is embedded in the Special Character of our school, and we have the privilege of using the emblem.
The larger circle represents the earth, while the smaller circle represents the sun, the light of faith. The wavy lines represent the waters of life, and the open arms of the cross invite us to spread the word of God and indicate our openness to receive.
Advance in Faith - Hope - Love
This motto is based on the spiritual principles that the Holy Faith Sisters lived by:
Faith: They were a congregation founded on faith and faith development was the main focus.
Hope: Strong association with humility as expressed through acknowledging our limitations - our strengths and weaknesses. Out of this realisation comes the virtue of humility (of being ourselves).
Love: Charity in caring for one another.