The St Pius Cross country is an event that happens every year at St Pius. It a race where you have to have a lot of stamina to run because it is a long distance race. It is where everyone in St Pius attends as individuals.
All the students of Saint Pius gather inside the courts in their ages. The 9 year old and up are the senior syndicate and they run around the block. The junior syndicate 8 year old and down run around the school. The teachers bang the sticks and makes the score sheet.
The 10 year old and up run around the block twice and the 9 year old run around once. Teachers stand around the block to make sure the kids are running the correct way. When they come back they go to the teacher who is writing down the places. first,second,third,fourth and fifth gets points for their houses. The houses are Keas, Kiwi’s, Tui’s and Gecko’s.
After the seniors they come back and watch the juniors run. they run around the field flowing the teacher or someone. They follow someone so they know where to go. They all come back and sit in their places and wait for the teacher.