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Vol 21 No 14-15          12 January 2016


Mrs King's Farewell Assembly


The retirement of Mrs King as librarian at The High School, after 32 years of dedicated service, was celebrated at a special assembly on Monday 21 December 2015 in the school gym. During the extraordinary whole-school assembly, which was attended by many former staff and pupils, tributes were paid to Mrs King to thank her for her loyal service to The High School community over the past three decades, in charge of the oasis that is the High School library.  
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French Christmas Market

Form 4 French pupils held a Festive French Christmas Market at The High School. With rows of stalls, balloons and tinsel, the Reynolds Hall was transformed into a Winter Wonderland.
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New Parents' Association Website

Ever wondered who the HSD Parents’ Association are and what they get up to?  Click here to view the NEW Parents’ Association portal for 2016.  Remember, your views are welcome.  We've created a new “Questions and Suggestions” page too.  Read more


A Memorable Evening

On Monday 7 December, we gathered in the picturesque surroundings of Zion Church to participate in the annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
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Green Schools Update

Advancing on last year’s success on obtaining our Energy flag, we are moving onto this year’s theme of Water, while we continue to progress in our work in Litter & Waste and Energy.  The next Green Schools meeting is on Thursday 21 January at 8.30am.    Read more


HSD Past Pupil Nominated for FIH Rising Star of the Year

HSD Past Pupil needs your vote! Shane O’Donoghue (HSD, 2008-2011) has been nominated as The FIH Rising Star of the Year.   
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Golden Globe Nomination for High School Past Pupil

Congratulations to Leonard Abrahamson (HSD, 1973-1983) whose latest movie Room has been nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Performance in a Motion Picture, and Best Screenplay in the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.  
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Science Success  

Congratulations to Dylan Walsh, Form 4, who came third in the recent IrJSO National Olympiad at DCU and was awarded a gold medal!  He was subsequently selected to represent Ireland and was awarded a bronze medal in the individual competition at the 12th International Junior Science Olympiad in Daegu, Korea in December.


Senior Science Quiz

During Science Week each year the ISTA (Irish Science Teachers Association) hold a table quiz for sixth year science pupils at Trinity College Dublin.  Read More


Helen Kane Charity Challenge - Forty Foot 

Congratulations to all the Form 4 pupils and their teachers who took part in this year's Helen Kane Charity Challenge at the Forty Foot. December temperatures did nothing to dampen the swimmers' spirit and they even managed a wave for the camera
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Form 4 Charity Hill Walk

Congratulations to all the Form 4 pupils and their teachers who took part in the Charity Sugar Loaf Hill Walk  in December.  It was a thrilling day and one that will be remembered for years to come.  

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Dates for your Diary

  • 18 January- Staff meeting, 4.15 pm - no sports or activities after school
  • 20 January - Form 4 cultural trip


  • 26 January - Form 1 parent-teacher meeting, 4.15 pm - school closes, 3.40 pm
  • 1 February - Forms 3 and 6 mock examinations commence


  • 4 February- Form 4 parents' meeting - Leaving Certificate choices, 7.30 pm

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