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Volume 21  Number 4         29 Sept 2015

Class of 2015 -  Debutante Ball 

Last Monday,  21 September, The High School’s class of 2015 got to reunite once more for the Debs. We were all in high spirits and ecstatic to have the chance to catch up with one another.  Everyone without exception looked wonderful in their finery,  like something out of a Hollywood movie.  We had an amazing night filled with laughter and dancing, that we’re sure to remember forever.
By Louise Dukes



Form 3 Parent-Teacher Meeting Thursday
Form 3 Parent-Teacher Meeting takes place this Thursday, 1 October, at 4.15pm. Please take note that school ends at 3.40pm. Thanks to Ms Penny Wiggle and The Parents' Association for organising this event. 


Habitat  Destination Is Revealed
The 2016 Habitat for Humanity destination has been announced. Next Easter, pupils from The High School will visit Lesotho, a country in Southern Africa.  See our new 'Habitat' video HERE


This Week's Report from Senior Debating
Thursdays at 1.40pm in the library... 
We had a lovely debate on the topic, 'Hungary should be suspended from the E.U."  To follow the debate and learn about next week's motion,  
read more ...


Diary Date: High School Open Evening 

If you have a child starting Form 1 at The High School in 2016 or 2017,  you will have already received an invitation to our Open Evening on Wednesday, 7 October 2015.   By all means, feel free to bring your daughter or son along to the evening with you; they will be very keen to step inside their new school and we are just as excited about meeting them for the first time.
Click here for some details that you may find helpful.  
We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Creative Response to Syrian Need

As part of their CSPE Action Project, 3W are promoting a collection for the Syrian refugees.  They have put together a very thoughtful, organised plan that will enable every pupil in the school to make a small, manageable contribution to the campaign, if they should like to do so.  Their plan is that each year group might donate one essential item from a year-specific list.  See here for more details.


Form 4 pupils studying photography have also been moved to respond to the Syrian Crisis in an imaginative way.


By making word photographs, the pupils are cleverly expressing how they feel about what is happening.  


Classic Evening Enjoyed at the Abbey

By Amyrose Forder (6JC) and Joe Kiely Fox (6JD)

A group of eager 6th Form classicists met with Mr Milofsky and Ms Browne at the Abbey Theatre last week to view a performance of ‘By the Bog of Cats’ by Marina Carr.  To read more, click here.


This Week's HSD Fixtures and Training 

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.


This Week's High School Dublin Rugby Round-up


A fantastic result was achieved by the Senior XV on Wednesday, winning by a margin of 56-7 against Columba's College.  High School took control early on with captain Jonathan Chambers setting the standard. A fine game of rugby was displayed by the High School side.


This Week's High School Dublin Hockey Hopefuls 


BOYS' Hockey 


Boys v Girls High School Hockey
It was a match to capture the imagine, that set brother against sister on rival teams - The High School Minor Boys' against The High School Senior Girls'.

Having won their previous head to head, three weeks earlier, the boys were quick to take the upper hand, and scored in all two great goals, beating Emma Canning's straight strike from a short corner.  The boys put up a great fight and pushed the girls to their limit.  The final score was 2-1 to the boys.  


GIRLS' Hockey

Fantastic win for Junior Bs last Saturday, who beat Holy Child, Killiney 3-0. Goals came from Esme Waller and Rachel Donovan, who scored her first ever goal.  All played really well.
The result was more disappointing for The Senior 1 Girls' team, who lost 6-2 in their first league match of the season.  They played against a very strong and experienced Loreto Beaufort side, who are expected to be the hardest team to face in the competition.   Two goals came from Emma Canning on short corners.  Unfortunately, on the day, they were the better side.  Woman of the match was Mia Jennings.


Run The Simon Community Fun Run 

The Simon Community Fun Run takes place next Saturday, 3 October in the Phoenix Park. The High School helps raise funds for this worthy cause every year and this year is no exception.  Just to remind you what a great day lies in store for all participants, here is a little photographic reminder of last year's hijinks. Click here for more photos. 


Impact Gumshields will be coming back into school to do one more fitting session for anyone that missed them. It will take place on Friday the 9th of October.

Please follow the link if you would like to book an appointment.