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Vol 21  No 8-9          11 November 2015

Forgotten High School Soldier Remembered

Harold Thorne Speares was a past pupil of The High School Dublin and only twenty years old only when he died in 1917, during the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).  His name should have been listed alongside The High School war dead on the Great War Memorial, but it was not.   This Remembrance Week, we remember this forgotten High School soldier.  


Parents' Evening and Prize Distribution 2015

Congratulations to all pupils and past pupils who received prizes and awards at the annual Parents' Evening and Prize Distribution.     Tweet Button 


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IMTA Excellence Award

Congratulations to recent past pupil Séamus MacLochlainn who is to receive an award from the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association following his outstanding performance in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate at The High School in 2015.  A prize richly deserved Séamus! 


Music Awards Finalist

Congratulations to Clodagh Curran who has been chosen to perform at the Father Frank Maher Classical Music Awards.  Each year seven exceptional and highly talented young musicians from around Ireland  perform in front of an invited audience in a bid to win this award.  The best of luck Clodagh!


Distinguished Delegate Award for HSD London MUN 

The High School delegates arrived at the esteemed Royal Russell Model United Nations conference in London ready to impress, and came away with a distinguished delegate award.    Tweet Button

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Form 2 Ski Trip! 

Interested in a school ski trip?  


Santa's Little Helpers!  

Form 1 pupils are delighted to finally take home their newly made wooden trucks. They made these beautiful wooden vehicles entirely by hand, and don't they look just perfect? Thanks to their teacher Mr L. Middleton in  'Materials Technology - Wood' class, for all his help and for taking this lovely photo for our school newsletter!  
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New Deputy Principal (Academic)

Welcome to Ms V.B. Connolly, Deputy Principal (Academic) who joins us at The High School as a maternity substitute for Mrs N.M. Wilson.  We wish her all the best on her appointment and offer our warmest congratulations to Mrs Wilson and her husband on the birth of their beautiful baby boy. 


Science Week! What's on....


The Session - this week's trad tunes. 


Who's Afraid of Oedipus Rex?


Dates for your Diary

Thursday 12 November, 4.15 pm, Staff meeting - no sports or activities after school.

Monday 16 November, 
Last day to sign-up for Form 2 Ski Trip



Monday 23 November, 7.30 pm - Form 6 parents' CAO information evening.

Tuesday 24 November, 4.15 pm, Form 2 parent-teacher meeting.  School closes 3.40 pm. 


Parents Reminder!

Second Year Parents: Parents' Social event this Thursday 12November at 8pm in the Dropping Well, Milltown, for drinks and nibbles.


Confirmation Classes at HSD


Zion Parish Book Fare 


Form 5 Play
Coming Soon!


Hockey All Ireland's


Just before midterm, the Senior Boys’ hockey team headed off to Belfast to play at the All Ireland's, with coaches and parents in tow.  How did they get on?


SCT League Semi-Final


The Senior XV were hosted by Wilson's Hospital School in the semi-final of the league campaign.

The High School could almost taste victory...


The High School Girls' Hockey  


This Week's HSD Fixtures and Training