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New teachers at The High School

New Teachers: Back row left to right: Mr Tevlin, Ms McHugh, Ms Deane,  Ms Beamish, Mr Steele, Ms Deacon.  Front row: Ms Powell, Ms O'Toole, Ms Ring, Ms Haines and Ms Lally.  Absent: Mr Fennel, Ms Browning  and Ms Heffernan.

· Welcome Back! ·


Miss A Parle retired with effect from August 2015; Ms Douglas and Dr Stuart resigned from their positions at The High School.  We thank them for their excellent service and wish them all the best for the future.
We welcome the following new staff to The High School - Ms Beamish, English; Ms Browning, Classical Studies and History; Ms Deacon, Mathematics; Ms Deane, Science and Biology; Ms Haines, Resource; Ms Heffernan, Science, Mathematics, and Biology; Ms O'Toole, Irish; Ms Lally, French and Geography; Ms McHugh, Irish; Ms Powell, Technical Subjects; Ms Ring, Mathematics; Mr Steele, PE and Games; and Mr Tevlin, Resource and Games.  It has been a pleasure to welcome Mr Irwin back to The High School in a full-time capacity.

 There have been a number of important projects completed during the summer including the upgrading of ICT facilities as well as the construction of a reception area and offices in the school.  We are most grateful to the Grounds and Property Committee (as well as the Administrator and ICT co-ordinator) for managing these improvements to the teaching and learning environment.

Mr G. A. Forrest - Principal

Renovations to the school entrance and foyer are now complete and just in time for the new academic year too.   Our friendly receptionist, Ms Penny Wiggle, sits ready and waiting to welcome visitors, pupils, parents and staff in the bright, new reception area.  Mr Draper's office is now located next to the Stationery.  


New Appointments

We are happy to announce the appointment of two new Year Heads: Mr McNamara and Mrs Hutchinson Edgar to Forms 1 and 5 respectively. In addition, Ms Burrowes has been appointed as Communications Co-ordinator.  We wish them every success in their new roles. 



Congratulations to Calum Adair, Andrew Canning , Alistair Empey, Harry Lynch , and Jake Pillow  who have been selected to represent The High School on the Leinster U16 training panel.  We extend best wishes for success to all our pupils as they compete for selection at this age grade.

Mr P Fitzpatrick


Argentina School Visit

Pupils from St Gregory's College Argentina will be coming to The High School on Thursday 10th of September, to play hockey and rugby matches and later their orchestra will entertain us with a concert .  In return, as a special treat, pupils from The High School will then perform a number of musical pieces for the students and staff of St Gregory's.  It  promises to be a memorable occasion for all concerned.  

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Higher Options Conference

The Irish Times Higher Options is one of Ireland’s biggest student events and has become an annual fixture on The High School’s calendar. Over 170 colleges, universities and institutes of further education are expected to take part this year, and thousands of students from all over the country will attend over the three days of the event.  Any Sixth Form pupil attending the Higher Options conference on Wednesday, 16th September, who has not paid €10 for their ticket, should do so as soon as possible.

Pupils are to make their own travel arrangements both to and from the exhibition venue at the RDS in Ballsbridge.  An explanatory letter will be issued to parents shortly.

RDS Google Map

Sports Fixtures and Results

Fixtures and training this week

  • Rugby Fixtures 
    JCT.   Terenure.  Sat 12th.   Away.  11am
    U15 A. St Andrews.  Sat 12th.   Home.          11am
    Results - well done!   JCT beat Wesley College 15-10, SCT beat Templeogue 41-12  Tweet Button
  • Hockey Fixtures   
  • BOYS:  Wednesday:  9th Sept 1st Year Boys Blitz vs Kings Hospital in HSD 1:30 start
    Wednesday:  9th Sept  Senior 1s Boys vs Newpark in HSD  1:30 start
    Friday: 11th Sept Minor Boys Friendly match Vs Wesley  in HSD @ 4:15/4:30 
  • GIRLS: Weds 9th Sept vs St Gerards, Bray Home 2.30
    1st Years 3.30 Minors Away 2.15
    Sen X1 3.15
    Sen 2, Jun A
    Thursday 10th Sept 2.00 Juniors vs Touring Team  
  • Results Minor Girls v Alex won 2-1 Tweet Button

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Form 1 Activities' List

First Year Pupils!  There are plenty of fun activities going on at The High School for First Year pupils like you,  so why not try your hand at some of them?  No matter what your interests, there is something here for everyone.  Extra-curricular activities are a great way of making friends and entering into the spirit of the school.  Interested?  Then sign-up today!

  • Athletics/Cross-Country - Monday 4.00-5.00 pm (Ms Hutchinson Edgar/Ms Fallon/Mr Irwin).
  • Boys' Hockey - Tuesday 4.00-5.30 pm (Mr Fitzpatrick).
  • Girls' Hockey - Tuesday 4.00-6.00 pm (Ms Rugg).
  • Badminton - Thursday,, 4.00-5.30 pm (Mr Flynn).
  • Rugby - Monday 4.00-5.30 pm; Wednesday 1.45-3.15; and Saturday 10.00-11.30 am (Mr McNamara/Mr Sullivan).  Matches Saturday/Wednesday.
  • Swimming - Tuesday 6.00-6.45 pm Terenure College pool (Mr Malin).
  • Basketball - Girls, Thursday 4.00-5.30 pm and Boys, Saturday 11.30-1 pm (Mr Malin). (Begins 19th Sept)
  • Table-tennis - The Reynolds Hall, Monday 4.00-5.30 pm (Mr J. Bowe).
  • Chess - Monday 12.35-1.15 pm (Mr Griffin).
  • Kayaking - will begin later in the year.  (Mr Flynn and Ms Wilson )
  • Drama - listen for announcement in Assembly for start date, probably in November, for a production during the Spring term.  (Mr Milofsky, Ms Browne)
  • Photography Club - Monday and Tuesday 12.35 Ms Rogers C13).
  • Orchestra - Monday and Tuesday 4.00-5.15 pm (Ms Rothwell M1).
  • Choir - Thursday 4-5pm,  (begins 17th Sept), Ms Bourke M2)
  • Debating - Monday 12.50-1.15 pm in the Library (Ms Hilliard).
  • BT Young Scientist Meetings- Monday 4.00-4.45 pm (Dr Whitford C2).
  • Film Club - Place and time tbc - see Ms Lyons for details.

Matches and competitions are additional to the above.  Arrangements are subject to change from time to time. Other activities will be announced in Assembly or in future editions of the Newsletter.  Remember:  A full list of activities can be found on our school website at   Just click on the extracurricular tab!

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A triumphant team of High School First Year cricketers


Other Activities


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There's lots to do at The High School - so join in! #WhatAreYouWaitingFor?

  • The first Green Schools meeting of the year will take place on Thursday 10th September at 8:30am in A22. The High School achieved its second green flag last year for our work on the theme of Energy. This year, the focus will be on Water. All students (not just Green Schools representatives) are invited to attend the first meeting and find out a little more about how we can encourage environmentally-friendly habits in the school and take action to bring positive change.
  • Any pupils interested in participating in the hugely popular Model United Nations (M.U.N.) should see Ms. Wilson, in B1.
  • BT Young Scientist - If you would like to enter the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2016, please contact Dr Whitford as soon as possible.  Meetings take place on Mondays at 4.00 pm in C2.
  • Portfolio Preparation  for Senior Pupils takes place on Thursdays 4.40 - 5.50 in C13. See Ms Rogers for details.
  • Film Club - lunchtime meetings - time tbc (Ms Lyons)

Guitar Lessons
Registration for guitar lessons will take place in the Reynolds Hall on Friday (11th September) immediately after assembly with Eamonn , the guitar teacher.  Please contact Ms Bourke for further information.


Singing Lessons are always popular at The High School and this year,  we are most fortunate to have the expertise of a truly talented teacher.  Janyce Condon  has a Masters Degree in Performance from the Opera Studio at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, where she was awarded a scholarship for three years to study with tenor Eduardo Giménez. If you are interested in taking singing lessons with Janyce, please contact Ms Bourke.  To hear Janyce sing, click HERE 



A Night of Prayer for Syria

A Vigil of Prayer for Syria is taking place from 8.00 pm on Wednesday
evening, September 9th at Zion Parish Church.  The evening begins with Eucharist celebrated by the Archbishop of Dublin and concludes with Compline at Midnight.  High School pupils, parents and staff are all welcome to attend.  We all feel very powerless in the face of the refugee crisis, but this small step is hopefully a beginning in terms of action.


Impact Gumshields custom fit gumshields are working in conjunction with The High School to offer their service to parents of children who wish to purchase a dental custom fit gumshield in a more convenient & cost effective manner then what is currently available for your child. The below outline how it works:

  • We provide dental custom fit gumshields starting at €50 per unit
  • We will come in on a pre-appointed day & time to the school with our dental team and take an impression of your child's mouth
  • Within 7 working days we will return the finished gumshields to the school.
  • We have already worked with many clubs and schools previously.


If you would like to register your child for a gumshield, please just fill out your details on this link ( it takes 1min max) and then we will come back to you as soon as possible with an appointment time and day in the school for the impression taking and ways you can make payment. 


HSE Vaccinations 
The HSE will be offering vaccinations to Form 1 pupils on Thursday 10 September.  Information and consent forms were sent home with pupils last week.  Only pupils who have returned signed consent forms to the Office by the deadline, (Thursday 3 September) will be permitted to have the vaccine.  


The High School is delighted to welcome our International Students,  to Transition Year and Fifth Year respectively.  Both pupils will stay with High School families for the year. They hope to benefit from  a vast array of experiences, as well as improving their English language skills. The students have come to us through International House.


Attention Parents!

Parents play a valued and essential part in our school community here at The High School.  There is a very active Parents' Association who are holding their AGM is on Monday the 28th of September at 8pm in the Reynolds Hall at the school.  It is an important date to put in your diaries.  Parents are most welcome to attend.


Supervised Study

Application forms for Supervised Study are available from supervisors Mr O'Brien, Mr McDonnell, or the school office. 



Luas Station Collection Service

The High School school bus collects pupils from opposite the Milltown (Alex) Luas stop in the mornings.  The bus leaves at  8.35am sharp, to drive to school, mornings only.   



The High School Newsletter Goes Digital!  
In tandem with the traditional, paper newsletter, that has been published at the school for the last 20 years, we are moving towards a 'Green', paper-free version, where there is room to add  photos and share content that reflects more precisely the vibrant and diverse character of our school. 


4th Years enjoying a spot of quidditch in the sun.


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