Vol 22 No 23 16 March 2017
Leinster Junior Cup Victory
Congratulations to all members of The High School Junior A hockey team who defeated Wesley College 1-0 in the final of the Leinster Hockey Association Schoolboys Junior Cup to win the competition for the first time in the history of the school. There seems to be no stopping The High School hockey teams this year as each week our players participate in competitions at the highest level. Yesterday was a proud day for the school as Andrew Canning (Captain) scored the winning goal with a superb reverse-stick shot to secure a historic victory for the team. What a fine achievement for our lads. Well done!
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017
Bhí a lán imeachtaí ar siúl san Ard Scoil i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge, an tseachtain is fearr. Ghlac daltaí páirt i dtráth na gceist, peile gaelach, poc fada, ealaín agus céilithe. Is céiliuradh é an seachtain, agus bhain daoine an taitneamh as an seachtain. Bhí ár gcultúr le feiceáil í ngach áit, go háirithe i dTionóil. Bhí canadh agus ceol, filíocht, agus damsha traidsiúnta ar siúl gach maidin sa Halla Reynolds. Bhí an t-ádh linn go raibh an aimsir go hiontach. Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil leis na múinteoirí as an seachtain.
HSD Welcomes Green-Schools Ambassadors
On 8 March we attended the Green-Schools Ambassador support session which was hosted at The High School. Pupils attended from all over the country including Carlow, Monaghan, Dublin and beyond. We attended a lecture by Aaron Speer, winner of the BT Young Scientist Intermediate Technology Award, who spoke to us about his ingenious work in developing a 'smart water meter.' We had a talk on Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation and workshops on how to plan a campaign as well as lunch supplied by the Green-Schools Ambassador Programme. We will be making use of this instructive day in our presentation at Zion Parish Primary School and our upcoming Water Week.
Fields Chung and Joy Sherwood
A Literary Guest
To celebrate World Book Day, author Ruth Frances Long visited Form One pupils in the Library to discuss what it takes to be a writer, her inspiration, and her favourite books. It was a wonderful experience for all involved.
Senior Trophy final
Congratulations to our Senior 1 hockey team who have qualified for the final of the Senior Trophy competition having beaten The King's Hospital 3-0 last Friday. We wish the Senior 1 team every success in the upcoming final.
U14 Central League win
The weather forecast for Saturday 11 March 2017 was showery with a brighter day to come. In some ways this forecast reflected the fortunes of The High School U14 rugby team as they participated in the annual Central League tournament. The team was already at a slight disadvantage as the tournament clashed with a Scout's trip so some players who would have been in contention for a starting place were absent. Nonetheless, the 18 players who represented The High School put in a solid performance. Read more...
Girls Hockey Tour
Junior and Senior girls both enjoyed going on hockey tours last weekend. The Form 1 pupils played matches in Cork and Tipperary, while Senior 1 players and Form 2 girls visited Belfast. Everyone had a wonderful time - what a great way to end the hockey season!
Golden Athletics Opportunity
Thirty Form One pupils were selected to enter a competition sponsored by Athletics Ireland. The top ten pupils will go forward to participate in a master class in Athletics. They will meet Thomas Barr (Olympic finalist) and David Gillick (European Gold Medalist and World Medalist) along with Ireland's leading sports psychologist and nutritionists in the new national arena.
COMPASS Executive meeting
The High School was delighted to welcome the Executive Committee of COMPASS which met in the Board Room recently. The organization represents all parents who choose to educate their children in one of the 27 schools or colleges that promote a Protestant or a minority faith ethos in the Republic of Ireland. It is a constituent body of the National Parents Council (Post Primary).
Table Tennis Winners
Congratulations to the winner and runner-up of the recent High School Table Tennis Championship.
SciFest at The High School
All Form 2 pupils recently took part in a High School Science Competition in which they designed and carried out their own investigation into a scientific question of their own choice. Each pupil or group of pupils had to present their findings as a poster and also explain their project to one of our Science teachers who acted as preliminary round judges. High-scoring projects were then entered into the final stages of judging. Our three final round judges found it very challenging to select the winning projects as the standard of work was extremely high. Our thanks go to the final round judges, Mr Davies, Dr Brusey, and Ms Heffernan and congratulations to the prizewinners who will be awarded a book token. Projects are on display in The Reynolds Hall.
Dr C Whitford
1st Investigating reading and lack of sleep
Chloe Loh, Naomi Sebastine
2nd Plant Growth
Rachel Low, Ellen Sweeney
3rd Fire and Fabrics
Annie Sun, Stephanie Olaniyan, Hannah Dillon
Can we make men feminists?
Amy Stevens, Eva Layte
Do we need Palm Oil?
Rachel Simms, Eimear Quinn
Science of the Spin
Stephen Lalor, Adam Sharpe, Nathaniel Kaye-Mellor
New Library Books
Have you dropped by the Library lately? We have piles of new books just waiting for keen readers. So what are you waiting for?
Dates for your Diary
- 16 Mar - Staff Training Day - school closed to pupils
- 17 Mar 17 - St Patrick's Day - public holiday
- 22 Mar 17 - Form 6 parents' meeting - Leaving Certificate arrangements, 7.30 pm
- 29 Mar 17 - Junior Play - open dress rehearsal, 2.30 pm
- 30 Mar 17 - Junior Play, 7.30 pm