St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Catholic Life Blog

18th October 2019

A parent and two pupils presented Mr McGoldrick with a wonderful gift today. The parent hand finished it herself. It’s beautiful! It’ll be taking pride of place in the entrance.

18th October 2019

Yesterday we had a lovely day learning about the Rights of a Child. Thank you Desiree from CAFOD/CAFOD Lancaster. We learned so much. The day started with a whole school assembly followed by workshops throughout our Key Stage 2 classes.

17th October 2019

Two of our students were spotted looking at our Catholic Life display during their lunch time. They were discussing the sporting event one of them had taken part in and a trip to church with the choir that the other had taken part in. They were very proud to be on the board.

15th October 2019

Our pupils did us proud once again! Tonight, St Pius X helped lead an evening of the Parish Novena. What a spiritual and prayerful evening

14th October 2019

Meet our new Year 6 Prayer Leaders.

14th October 2019

Prayer Club
Our pupils have enjoyed making rosary beads at break time in the Prayer Room.

11th October 2019

Year 4 had a wonderful Mass at church today. 

In preparation for the parish Novena, the children lit a candle, prayed and reflected on the icon of ‘Our Lady of Furness’.
The Novena is nine nights of prayer dedicated to Our Lady where we offer prayers for the needs of the Church and our community. They're beautifully prayerful and spiritual. There will be readings, hymns, prayers and of course candle lighting. Lasting about 30-45 mins.

Five nights will be led by our parish schools. Children from St. Pius will be leading on Tuesday evening starting at 6.30 pm.
All are welcome and it would be fantastic to see as many families there as possible.

10th October 2019

Year 2 have started the process of making a 'Wonder Tree'. Any wondering thoughts or questions they have during RE can be written onto a leaf and hung onto branches in our classroom and these will be referred to throughout the year. We had lots of wondering questions about the religious stories we have been learning recently. We were very lucky that Father Manny was in school to help us with these!

9th October 2019

What a wonderful job Reception did in their R.E lesson.

7th October 2019

Some of choir did an amazing job singing at the Confirmation Mass tonight. They did themselves and the school proud.

5th October 2019

What a busy day Friday was!

Year 3 and 4 started the day with a beautiful Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, which included a blessing of our food bank donations.

The whole school celebrated National Poetry Day by writing and performing poems inspired by Pope Francis’ letter, Laudato Si’, a call for us to look after our environment, ‘our common home’.
In the afternoon, we all learnt about the life of St. Francis of Assasi.

And to top it all up we brightened up our clothing to raise money for CAFOD!

Year 6 were fantastic, supporting younger children throughout the school.

5th October 2019

We love it when parents and parishioners stay for a brew ☕️ and biscuit

5th October 2019

Four of our teachers were commissioned this evening at the Education Mass by Bishop Paul.

3rd October 2019

Our new writing in the entrance.

30th September 2019

MacMillan Coffee Morning ☕️
The final total was £156.34 (updated total). Thank you for supporting the event.

29th September 2019

Family Mass
What an amazing turnout! It was a lovely Mass and all the children were extremely well behaved and polite.

25th September 2019

Nursery are very excited about their first Mass on Sunday 29th September. They are very enthusiastic to bring their personalised invitations home! Mrs Steele really enjoyed helping out! We are looking forward to welcoming all of our families joining us this Sunday at St Mary’s Church (Duke street) at 11 o’clock

2nd September 2019

Today the staff had a lovely INSET, led by Sr Margaret at Boarbank Hall, thinking about Christian Ethos. It was a lovely way to begin a new academic

21st August 2019

Today is the feast of St Pius X. This photo was taken at the underground Basilica in Lourdes a few weeks ago. It depicts the Pope celebrating Holy Communion with children.

16th July 2019

Kinamba Community Project
Here are some photos of the children in Rwanda wearing our uniform. Old uniform can still be donated to this project. Please drop old uniform at the School Office.

21st June 2019

Our Year 6 pupils were fortunate enough to be invited to attend and take part in this today. Thank you for the invitation.

20th June 2019

On Monday Fr Manny led a Eucharistic Adoration service, which incorporated a Corpus Christi Procession.

20th June 2019

Fr Manny delivered some altar server training for some of our junior pupils this week.

19th June 2019

On Friday we held a retirement mass for Mrs Lynn Pinkney, who worked at St Pius X for 15 years. Enjoy your retirement!

22nd May 2019

The bag2school collection is after half-term. Are you having a sort out?

21st May 2019

A new addition to the St Pius X family. Congratulations

19th May 2019

Don’t forget your cake donations for tomorrow. The School Council have organised a charity cake sale in aid of Mary’s Meals and St Mary's Hospice.
Cakes will be on sale for the whole school tomorrow break time. Cakes will be 50p each.

18th May 2019

We were presented with a Tree of Friendship

16th May 2019

Year 3 had a lovely morning at Mass at St Mary’s followed by a crowing of Mary

14th May 2019

Craft club have made their own Decade of the Rosary to celebrate Mary's Month of May

10th May 2019

Earlier this week Mrs Gill led a lovely assembly about Mary, Our Mother. The month of May is dedicated to her.
What can the children remember from the assembly?

24th April 2019

The final load for the Adlent Calendar Foodbank collection took place today. We collected the most food from across the Primary Schools.

18th April 2019

Reception and nursery had a lovely time today making yummy chocolate nests for Easter

18th April 2019

The winners of our Easter Garden competition. There were some amazing entries. Well done to everyone who entered.

18th April 2019

Year One had a lovely afternoon Easter egg hunting

18th April 2019

What a lovely assembly this morning, Happy Easter everyone

18th April 2019

Happy Easter from Little Lambs

18th April 2019

Our nursery class looking after God's animals. This is Gordy a duckling saved by one of our nursery children.

17th April 2019

Easter Fayre

16th April 2019

Great fun at toddlers this morning having fun making chicks

2nd April 2019

Spring is in the air.

23rd March 2019

Our second Foodbank collection weighed in at an amazing 85kg. Keep your donations coming.

22nd March 2019

Our choir did an excellent job singing at Barrow Market Hall - thank you for having us. We received lovely feedback from the market manager.
In addition, our tombola stall raised over £120

20th March 2019

We hung our homemade bird feeders out today for the birds

22nd March 2019

Year 4 had a fabulous morning at the Trinity Church Centre. Thank you to everyone there for making us feel so welcome.

12th March 2019

The food bank have been and made their first collection. Wow! What an amazing amount - so many people from the local community will benefit from this. This is impressive... keep it coming.

12th March 2019

Reception and Year 2 siblings with their food bank contribution for Adlent. They also got Easter eggs but they brought those in yesterday.

6th March 2019

Today Fr Manny led a lovely Ash Wednesday service to begin the season of Lent. #CatholicSchool
What are you and your child giving up for Lent?

25th February 2019

Wear pink for Miss Carter day.

14th February 2019

We really enjoyed Ostley house today

12th February 2019

Yesterday was the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Mr McGoldrick shared the story of Sister Bernadette Moriau - the 70th official miracle to take place at Lourdes. He had the pleasure of meeting her at the British Lourdes Medical Conference a few weeks ago.
Can your child remember anything about the story? 

19th December 2018

Our children looked festive in their Christmas jumpers on Friday. We raised just over £116 for Bay Hospitals Charity, our local children’s ward.

7th December 2018

A selection of our choir are sing at Barrow Market today.

5th December 2018

It was lovely to see Church full for our Christmas performance. The children were fabulous

24th November 2018

Earlier this week Fr Manny came to school to carry out Altar Server training.

16th November 2018

Congratulations Miss Light & Family.
Elijah Godfrey was born yesterday weighing 6lb 10oz, at 12:54. They came home today and will hopefully make a visit to see the children and staff next week

16th November 2018

Today Fr Manny spoke to the children about the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ahead of our Holy Hour next week. The children were astonished seeing the Monstrance for the first time.
Can your child tell you what the Monstrance is used for? 

11th November 2018

It was lovely to see so many children and their families today at our first Family Mass. Unfortunately, we didn’t get many photographs but the children did a great job and it was lovely coming together. #WeAreTheChurch Lancaster Diocese

9th November 2018

Thank you to all the parents and family members that joined us on our trip to the cenotaph. We have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. We took our hand made poppies and crosses to lay and pay our respects. Then sang our special song and said a prayer for the soldiers who lost their lives.

6th November 2019

We raised an amazing £155 total from our Bag2School collection.

2nd November 2018

Work has started on our Gospel Values tree. We can’t wait to see the finished product

19th October 2018

Our Assembly looked nice and bright this afternoon for Brighten Up Day. We raised £131 for CAFOD

18thOctober 2018

Our choir look smart. They were testing out the choir ties ahead of the Confirmation Mass tomorrow night.

5th October 2018

Little Lambs would like to remind all nursery and reception families about their welcome mass this Sunday. It will take place at 11am at St Mary’s Church. We hope to see you all there.

27th September 2018

We had a lovely assembly led by Desiree for CAFOD Lancaster today.

13th July 2018

These three wonderful children did a great job at the Novena last night.

6th July 2018

Denim 4 Dementia

29th June 2018

These five special children made their First Holy Communion this morning during Mass. What a wonderful celebration.

21st June 2018

Look what turned up at school this week! #FindAPebble

10th June 2018

Some of our children made their First Holy Communion this morning. Congratulations. ⛪

26th May 2018

Year 3 enjoyed taking part in the May procession at St Mary’s church yesterday morning.

13th May 2018

It was a pleasure witnessing these two young men being Baptised today.

11th May 2018

Yesterday, Fr Manny celebrated Mass at school for the Ascension of the

9th April 2018

Mr McGoldrick has the pleasure of attending the Episcopal Ordination of Mgr. Paul Swarbrick this morning.

1st April 2018

A great walk and Mass

30th March 2018

Mrs Hurley, Mrs Woodend and all the children would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter.

29th March 2018

Our finished posters from RE day.

29th March 2018

St Pius X Corporal Acts of Mercy Volunteers did a great job of sorting donations for Barrow Food Bank. They have fulfilled their first act - Feed the Hungry

29th March 2018

Mrs Steele’s and Mrs Keen’s Easter egg raffle raised £106 for CAFOD

28th March 2018

We had a lovely RE themed morning on Holy Week today. Each class took a different day and carried out activities to create a poster for display.

27th March 2018

Some of our First Holy Communicants made their First Confession today.

26th March 2018

Some of our First Holy Communicants made their First Confession today.

23rd March 2018

Thanks to everyone at the Trinity Church Centre. Year 5 had a fabulous time. We wish we could have stayed longer!
As a bonus we also added two miles to our Hundred Mile Challenge by walking there and back.

22nd March 2018

What a fabulous Easter Fair

18th March 2018

This wonderful lady organised a fantastic race night for the Parish. She has agreed to do a race night for the school.

17th March 2018

Happy St Patrick’s Day from St Pius X.

16th March 2018

Year 3 and 4 enjoyed Mass this morning.

11th March 2018

Happy Mother’s Day to our wonderful parents and carers...

1st March 2018

Little Lambs celebrating St David’s Day.

16th January 2018

We have had a very exciting morning. Our classroom had been frozen over night! Some of today’s activities included unfreezing toys that had been trapped in blocks of ice, fishing in our icy water tray, painting with frozen paint and making igloos from sugar cubes.
We had lots of fun and talked about how we need to look after old people during the winter months and what we can do to help them.
Below is a link to Age UK. It offers advice on how to help your elderly family members and neighbours.…/campaigning/spread-the-warmth/

16th December 2017

Our choir did a great job this morning singing with the other Catholic schools.

15th December 2017

The school choir sang at Ostley House today. They were amazing!

14th December 2017

Today was St Pius X's first RE Day. We had great fun learning about Advent and about Mission Together - the Bishop's chosen charity.

14th December 2017

Christmas Jumper Day #ActionForChildren

6th December 2017

One of our Year 6 girls brought this advent wreath in that she made at home following our Advent assembly. Can the children remember what the first candle represents?

2nd December 2017

Year 5 were so very well behaved when they attended St Mary’s for Mass on Friday. They also had a lovely time enjoying juice and biscuits afterwards ⛪

1st December 2017

The finished tree. Do you like it?

28th November 2017

Two members of our school (Y3 & 6) volunteered to help the elderly do their Christmas shopping.

21st November 2017

Getting prepared for the Christmas Fayre in Year 6!

20th November 2017

Well Done to all our parents who donated to this worthy cause

17th November 2017

Today Mr McGoldrick and Mrs Roberts were commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers for our Parish.

17th November 2017

It was lovely having Mass at church today. The children were a credit to the school. They had time to pop to the parish rooms for a juice and biscuit.

12th November 2017

It was lovely to see some of our Nursery and Reception children and families at the welcome Mass this morning.

10th November 2017

Our new piano backing made by Keaton's Grandma