St Pius X Catholic School had an official blessing last Friday to celebrate their new school buildings.  RSJC has a long and close association with St Pius (Y1-8) via Dictionaries in Schools, Junior Citizen Awards, Guitar music programme; installation of a Defibrillator and, very recently, a team from RCSJ built two raised garden beds and helped to set up a garden water tank.
Miles, Ainie, Murray and Robyn attended the Blessing. It was a lovely occasion featuring the Most Rev Bishop Pat Dunn resplendent in his crimson robe, and other local dignitaries. The school currently has a roll of 104 pupils but with the new buildings, they are now ready for 200; with an eye in the future for double this capacity.
The children made the occasion special with lovely cultural performances filled with smiles, giggles and enthusiasm. Following the official blessing we were able to tour their new buildings, partake of a delicious afternoon tea and also check out the RCSJ raised garden – now waiting for our identification plaque and planting.
We will be returning to the school in a few weeks to make another donation of dictionaries to a specially selected class.