Vol 22 No 9 9 November 2016
Parents’ Evening and Prize Distribution
Congratulations to all pupils and past pupils who received prizes and awards at the annual Parents' Evening and Prize Distribution; many thanks to all who were involved in preparing and running this successful event. Our guest, Garrett Fennell, Chairperson of Temple Carrig School, spoke about the range of similarities and differences with The High School. The evening was filled with music and discussion, celebrating the talents of current and past pupils in the areas of academic and sporting endeavour. A wonderful evening was had by all.
HSD Unbeaten in All Ireland Schools' Championship
The High School Senior Boys' hockey team recently competed in the All-Ireland Schools' Championship, which was held in Dublin this year. The competition consisted of sixteen of Ireland’s best hockey schools. In our first match, we played Villiers School, Limerick. Backed on by our home crowd we won 2-1 with Alexander O’ Regan scoring the pivotal decider with less than five minutes left. Jack Iredale also saved a penalty stroke early on to keep us in the game. In our second match we came up against Methodist College, Belfast. By half-time we were 4-0 up, but in the second half we couldn’t convert our chances to score with the match finishing 5-1. In the final group game we came up against the reigning champions Banbridge Academy. The group decider was a tense
affair. With 10 minutes to go Will Anderson scored a much-needed goal to put us in front. Due to goal difference we needed a win to progress to the semi finals. In the dying minutes Banbridge got the equaliser, the match finished 1-1, and Banbridge progressed. As a team we would like take this opportunity to thank Mr FitzPatrick, Ms Rugg, and Mr Hosking for their continued efforts.
Andrew Canning (Form 4)
Form One Art Projects
Form 1 Art pupils have been busy designing and making these fantastic masks over the last few
weeks, completing them in time for Hallowe'en. Don't they look wonderful? Well done, everyone!
Form One Outing to Larch Hill
Before the half term break, Form One pupils enjoyed a day together at Larch Hill, where they participated in many different activities including Paintball, Survival Skills, Grass Sledging, Team Building, Archery, Wall-Climbing, and a very exciting obstacle course. It was a fun day and everyone had a great time getting to know their friends a little better. Thank you to Mr Giles and the team of form teachers who organised the day out and helped make it such a great success.
Each Hallowe'en, pupils in the Home Economics Department make wonderful cake creations and carve spooky pumpkin heads to decorate the school. Here is a video sample of their work.
Annalise Murphy - Woman of the Year 2016
Congratulations to Annalise Murphy (HSD, 2002-08) who has been awarded overall 'Woman of the Year' at the Irish Tatler Awards at the weekend. We are very proud of our past pupil's fine achievement.
Form 5 Play in Rehearsals
Excitement builds as pupils from Form 5 get ready to perform this year's Senior Play later in the month.
Last Chance for Team Hope Appeal
The Team Hope Christmas Appeal is well and truly underway, as the foyer slowly fills with colourful shoe-boxes packed with carefully chosen gifts for children in far-off countries. Thank you to all those who have already donated and to those who have not yet done so, shoe-boxes will be accepted until this Friday, 11 November.
Dates for your Diary
- 17 Nov 16 - Senior Play, 8.00 pm
- 18 Nov 16 - Senior Play, 8.00 pm
- 19 Nov 16 - Senior Play, 8.00 pm
- 21 Nov 16 - Form 6 parents - CAO information meeting, 7.30 pm
- 22 Nov 16 - Form 2 parent-teacher meeting, 4.15 pm; school closes, 3.40 pm