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Vol 21 No 25-28          6 June 2016


An Unforgettable Graduation

On Wednesday 25 May Form 6 pupils gathered with their parents, teachers, and members of the whole school community to celebrate their graduation from The High School.  It was a lovely evening, which began with a service at Zion Church, followed by an informal ceremony of music and speeches where pupils received their hard-earned High School graduation certificates.

"Do what you love, don't give up, dream big dreams."

- Dr C Whitford, graduation 2016


Farewell Haiku:  

'Six years concluded
Tears are shed and laughter shared
How lucky we've been!'

- Ilona Adams, Head Girl 2015-2016


Summer Concert is Musical Delight

Well done to all involved in last week's summer concert which included dazzling classical, jazz, pop and rock performances.  For those of you who missed the concert, there are various video clips for you to enjoy on The High School YouTube and SoundCloud  channels.


TCD Competition Success 

David Wilson  Dylan Murphy , Josh Rance and Max Hauxwell , all keen members of the school's Science Club, won 2nd prize in the Trinity College University Challenge competition in this year's Salters' Festival of Chemistry.  Well done, everyone.


Harvard Graduate School of Education Visit

The High School was delighted to welcome the following Doctorate of Education students from Harvard University - namely, Kimberly Bridges, Elizabeth Micci, Alexis Morgan, and Babak Mostaghimi - who are researching educational practice in Ireland 

'School of the Year' Award

The High School has been awarded the Simon Community "School of the Year" Perpetual Trophy for raising the largest sum of any school for the charity in the academic year 2015-16.  This is the fifth consecutive year that HSD has received this award.  


Leinster U15 Cricket Champions

Well done to the Junior A girls who beat all competition to win the cricket league.  


Tennis Final

The High School junior tennis team came second in the league.  Well done!


International Race

Roseanne Mc Cullough has achieved a Cross Country bronze medal in a home international. The All-Ireland finals were held in Sligo, where Roseanne placed 8th in the intermediate girls’ race qualifying for the Ireland team.   Well done, Roseanne.


Sports Day Triumph

The entire school participated in a wonderfully successful Sports Day last week.  Activities took place on the large sports field next to the pavilion and in the gym involving competitive track events (sprint, middle distance, and relay races) and field events, (long jump, high jump, javelin, and shot putt) with fun activities too. 


Dates for your Diary

  • 8 Jun 16 - Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations commence
  • 24 Jun 16 - Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations conclude

Good Luck in the Exams 3rd and 6th Years!