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Vol 21 No 12-13          8 December 2015


A Month of Outstanding Fundraising Success at HSD


High School pupils, have been busy raising money for numerous charities this month, like The Simon Community, Team Hope, Christian Aid, Concern and Focus Ireland, amongst others; singing carols, fasting and raffling prizes.  Read more


Team Hopefuls 

The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal is finished for another year. Transition Year volunteers took in 118 shoeboxes.  Read more


 Festive Bakes

From chocolate logs to Rice Krispie Christmas trees, the Home Economics Department has it all this festive season.  Read more


Drama Triumph

Congratulations to the Form 5 pupils and teachers who were involved in this year's wonderful production of Blood Brothers.  
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The Concern Feast

There was a delicious hot chocolate and pancake breakfast for the 80 pupils who took part in the Concern Fast last week.    Read more


Christmas Dinner Date

Christmas dinner will be on Thursday 10 December.  Pupils need to pre-order and pay for it at first break any day except Wednesdays. Price is €6 including mince pie for dessert.  They are available to all students but numbers are limited, so first come, first served.    Christmas wraps are also on the menu at the deli counter again this year, starting on 1 December, with turkey, ham, stuffing and cranberry sauce.  


Scouting for a Tree?

You can tell it is Christmas time when the scouts begin selling their trees.  Many of our current and past pupils, are involved with the 31st Rathfarnham Scouts, who, each year, provide beautiful, fresh Christmas trees to so many families in the area. The trees are on sale at the War Memorial Hall Rathfarnham, from 9am-9pm daily.  All monies raised will go towards the scout troop and their summer camp.


U18 Ireland Hockey Panel Selection  

Congratulations to U18s Leinster vice-captain, Conor Empey, Form 5, who has been selected for the Ireland U18 Boys' Hockey panel following the recent Interprovincials in Cork.  Alistair Empey and Harry Lynch have also earned a place on the  Ireland U16s Boys' Hockey panel, a fine achievement.  Well done!
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U16 All Ireland Cross Country

U19 All Ireland Cross Country
Form 3 pupil, Roseanne McCullough, came 4th in the All Ireland U16 Cross Country race at Santry and qualifies to run for Ireland in January at Celtic Cross Country.  Well done Roseanne!
Ms N Fallon


Dates for your Diary

Thursday 10 December  - Form 1 parents' meeting (incoming pupils - September 2016)  
7.30 pm


Monday 14 December
 - Form 4 Differential Aptitude Tests - attendance compulsory

Tuesday 15 December  - Forms 1, 2, and 5 examinations commence


Wednesday 16 December
 - Form 4 Helen Kane Charity Challenge


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