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Volume 21  Number 2         15 Sept 2015


Junior Certificate Results - Well Done!
The wait finally came to an end for Form 4 pupils last Wednesday as the results of the Junior Certificate Examinations were revealed.  Congratulations to all our pupils and staff on this wonderful set of results.  All that hard work and effort really paid off.   The smiles of relief on everyone's faces said it all. Thanks too to the Parents' Association for organising the very successful Paintball Event in the afternoon, which was a fitting way for pupils to celebrate their achievements together.  

Pupils and teachers gather together at The High School to read the Junior Certificate results.


Foundation Day Initiative Awards
These awards will be presented to pupils at the Prize Distribution Evening, on Tuesday, 20 October, 2015.   They are awarded to pupils in Forms 3 to 6 who have shown initiative.  For further details click HERE 


Impact Gumshields
Remember to bring your order forms into Mr Malin if you want to purchase a custom fitted gumshield.  Click HERE for details.

Pupils!  Here is a handy link to save to your phone: Stationery opening times! 


Supervised Study
Four times a week, pupils at the High School Dublin are offered the opportunity to attend supervised study from 4pm - 6pm.  For further details click HERE.


News From The Model United Nations (MUN)  
The MUN programme has started again at The High School.  Come and join us on Monday and/or Thursday afternoon to debate some of the important issues facing the world today.  MUN allows students to develop important communication, leadership and team-working skills and it's also great fun! The next conference is at Terenure College on 26 September 2015. See Ms Wilson in B1 for more information and/or click HERE.


Welcoming our Argentinian Friends

Click HERE to watch a video of the Argentinian visit to The High School, Dublin.

On Thursday 10 September,  St. Gregory's College from Argentina came to visit. They were on a hockey tour around Europe.  We spent an enjoyable afternoon with them, playing games like soccer, rounders and tag rugby.  We got to know them pretty well.  Then came the musical part of the day and their choir performed for us in the Reynold's Hall.  The High School orchestra played too, conducted by our new teacher, Ms Rothwell.   We would like to thank Ms Rugg, Ms Bourke, Mr Malin, Ms Rothwell and all the other teachers and members of staff who helped make this a day to remember.  
By Naia Byrne Paredes and Robert Whyte, (3RN)


Above: Irish and Argentinian pupils together, enjoying an afternoon of fun, music and sport.


High School Girls Enjoy New Sporting Success

Congratulations to Megan O'Brien  who has been selected to represent The High School and Ireland in the Under 18 Rugby Sevens squad which will compete in the European Championship in Liege later this month, and to Emma Canning who was selected to play on the Ireland Under 18 hockey team which competed in the EuroHockey Championships at this age grade in July.  We wish them well with their continued sporting endeavours.


HSD Fixtures And Training This Week


Thanks to our tireless team of teachers and coaches who are involved in organising these matches for our pupils.  It is all a part of what makes The High School so great.

Rain Puts No Dampener on Form 4 Hike


On Sunday last, a dogged group of Form 4 pupils from The High School, and their teachers, set off for Glendalough, on the first in a series of hikes as part of the President's Award.  And not even the rain could dampen their spirits! 



Anyone interested in joining the school equestrian team should contact Ms Brown.


Film Club Returns!  Film club will begin again on Tuesday, 15 September.  It will take place during junior lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the loft.  All junior students are welcome. See Ms Lyons for details.


 Chess Club will recommence next week in A6. Junior Chess Club will be held between 12.45 and 1.15 on Thursdays, and Senior Chess Club between 1.25 and 1.55 on Fridays.  
Mr Griffin


Join The Simon Community Fun Run The Simon Community Fun Run will be held this year on Saturday, 3 October in the Phoenix Park. This organisation works to prevent and address homelessness in Ireland.   As always, we hope that you, and your family or friends, will participate and support this worthy cause. Sponsorship forms are available from Mrs Hutchinson Edgar in A22.  


This is a popular school event every year and apart from its being for a worthy cause, it is a terrific fun day out for all the family.   


Attention! - Luas Link to The High School
A reminder to students and parents that The High School now links with the LUAS service at Milltown 0815 daily. Students living in Bray and Wicklow can use the Cherrywood station to get on, and students living in Carrickmines and Sandyford can get on at Ballyogen. The school bus is used and the service is free at this pilot stage.
Ms Packham


Zion Parish Helping Syria

You might like to help the plight of the Syrian refugees through The High School's local parish,  by attending the Zion parish coffee morning, on Monday 21 September,  11.00- 3.00, at the rectory at 18 Bushy Park Road, Rathgar.  You might also consider donating clothing and footwear, sleeping bags and cooking pots to the St.Patrick's Cathedral Appeal.   Click HERE for more information.  



This Week's High School Dublin Hockey Hopefuls 

In a stunning opener the Senior 3's showed their dominance over Mount Sackville. The team got off to the best of starts with a silky goal from Isobel Mahon within the first three minutes. This set the tone for the rest of the match with Emma Featherston blasting in a goal from a short corner. The final goal was a beautifully executed run by Sinead Dunne. There was also solid defensive work by Joy Sherwood. Onwards and upwards! Great teamwork all round! Woman of the Match: Isobel Mahon.

Final score 3-1. Next match against St. Andrews 3.30pm, home on Wednesday.  All support welcome!

Above: Minor Girls' Hockey
Below: 1st Year Boys v Kings Hospital; Senior Boys v Newpark; 1st Year Girls v St. Gerards  #WeLoveHockey!  Tweet Button