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Vol 21  No 6         13 October 2015

 High School Open Evening a Great Success!

We are still overwhelmed by the success of our Open Evening last Wednesday.  Click here to see how it went:  Photo gallery


Fun at Larch Hill - Form 1 October Trip  

On the 2 October 2015, all the Form 1 classes went to Larch Hill. They were split up into seven different groups. We played in the playground until all the buses had arrived. Then the activities began. There were many different activities including Paintball, Survival Skills, Grass Sledging, Team Building, Archery, Wall-Climbing and a very exciting obstacle course.  Read on...

School Nurse Vacancy -  Saturday Cover

There is currently a vacancy for a nurse (to provide cover for sports on Saturdays). Generally 9am till 12.30 pm. If you are interested in the above please contact The Administrator directly or email administrator

Community News from Zion Parish


Form 6 Parent-Teacher Meeting Tuesday
Form 6 Parent-Teacher Meeting takes place this Tuesday, 13 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. 


It's Time! - Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal
The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal is a campaign to bring joy to children in poverty who don’t receive any presents for Christmas.  Read more...


The Friday Trad Session in HSD 
Love trad? - then join Ms Rothwell in M1 Fridays at lunchtime for a great traditional music session.  
12.45pm for Juniors, 1.20 pm for Seniors. Don't forget your instrument!


FAI U15 Ireland Trials

One of the boys in this photo is a High School pupil, who is on a panel to play international soccer for Ireland... Who is he? Read on...


Letter to The Irish Times - History 
A Form 6 pupil was inspired to write to The Irish Times after an epiphany in History class.  
Subject: A parallel between the current refugee crisis and the Evian Conference of 1938, by a pupil of Leaving Cert History.
 Read on... 


Simon Community Fun Run '15
The Simon Community Fun Run is one of the biggest charity events that our school gets involved with every year.  2015 was no exception. Click here to lean more about this years' event and to watch the new, school video.


Attention Parents - For Your Eyes Only!
If your child has won an important prize, or achieved some special award in an activity or sport outside school, and you feel it worthy of some attention, we at The High School Newsletter would like to hear about it.  Just get in touch in the usual way.

And mum's the word!


On Shankhill Beach - Geography Field Trip

On the 5 and 6 of October, the Form 6 Geography classes went on their field trip to Shankhill beach.  Click here to see how they got on...


Calculators at the Ready - Maths Week!
This week is Maths Week.  Maths Week Ireland promotes, awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities.  Click here for some fun number pictures and to learn more.


N.B. - Winter Uniform Reminder
This week sees the return of the winter uniform, just in time for the cold season.
For a detailed breakdown of official uniform requirements, please click here


Special Cake to Celebrate Book Blog Launch 
To celebrate the launch of the new class book blog, '2R Awesome Reads', one thoughtful student called on the help of her father's secret recipe... To learn more click here...  


This Week's HSD Fixtures and Training