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Volume 21  Number 3        22 Sept 2015


Leaving Certificate Record Results

Leaving Certificate examination results at The High School in 2015 were once again among the best recorded in the history of the school. For a detailed breakdown of results, click here


Some of The High School's high-achieving Leaving Certificate candidates from 2015.  Left to right: - Jonah Clegg, Tony Zheng, Séamas MacLouchlainn, Hayley Blair, Maya Devine and Ellen McCullough.  Well done on your outstanding results!


Attention! Who Wants To Go To China? 

谁去中国? - Who wants to go to China?

北京 - Beijing

上海 - Shanghai

This year Mrs Ennis will be teaching a Chinese Studies option to Form 4 and would like to offer all interested senior pupils the opportunity of a lifetime, to visit China next summer.

The trip will take in both Beijing and Shanghai, and include highlights such as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace and the old French Concession in Shanghai.  
Pupils will be able to try authentic Chinese specialities such as Peking Duck and take a hutong rickshaw tour through the narrow streets of Beijing.


 We leave Dublin on Tuesday 9 August and will return on Wednesday 17 August 2016. If you are interested or would like any further information, please see Mrs Ennis in A5 or click here. 
So...   #WhoWantsToGoToChina?


Form 4 Outdoors Education School Trip

Each year at The High School, Form 4 pupils participate in many fun, outdoor activities.  Last week, the entire year-group went on an overnight camping trip, to brush up on their bushcraft skills amongst other things.  See more 


Want to see more images?  Click HERE for the new video!  


Dates for your Diary:

Click here for this week's important diary dates: 

  • Wednesday 23 September Rugby Information Meeting - 6.30 pm
  • Thursday 24 September Choral Evensong 3.00pm
  • Friday 25 September Staff training day. School is closed to all pupils.

Golf Outing

The High School and Diocesan Past Pupils' Union have organised a golf outing for Thursday 1 October 2015, at Rathfarnham Golf Club.   For more details, click here


Rugby Meeting for Parents

A Rugby information meeting takes place this Wednesday, 23 September, 6.30pm, for parents of Form 1 boys and any other parents of boys who play Rugby.  Click here for details. 


From the Sideline - HSD Photo Blog


Great Achievement for High School Past Pupil

Congratulations to Deirdre McClean a recent past pupil who has had her first article published in the prestigious and respected science journal,  "Nature".  See more...


Habitat Fundraiser - a Sweet Success

On Friday students participating in this year's Habitat for Humanity trip organised a fundraising 'Bake Sale' in the Reynold's Hall.  It was a huge success, and very popular!  Tweet Button


HSD Girls' Hockey - Senior 3's vs. St Andrews - Match Report

In our first half we didn't play to our high standards and let in easy goals, despite having a number of goal scoring opportunities ourselves. Read more... 


2nd Senior 3s Match Report

On Saturday 19 September the intrepid Senior 3's played a very exciting game against Holy Child Killiney.  Not once , but twice we came from behind to level the score.
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Senior Debating

Senior Debating has now started up again.  We will be meeting on Thursdays at 1.40pm in the library, to debate a range of interesting and relevant topic.  The debating team will also be entering in the Concern Debates as usual this year, in which we debate topical issues with other schools. 
Anyone interested in joining is welcome to come along!  
 See more here


Choral Evensong- An Invitation

The governors, staff, parents, pupils, and past pupils of The High School are warmly invited by the Church of Ireland Board of Education to join Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht at a service of Choral Evensong to mark the opening of the academic year at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin on Thursday 24 September at 3.00 pm.  For further details, click here.