Welcome from the Principal

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Manor House website which I hope you will find both interesting and informative.

Manor House is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for girls founded by the Poor Servants of the Mother of God (SMG). It is the ethos and educational philosophy of the SMG that informs the way we do things in our school. Manor House is now under the stewardship of the Le Chéile Schools Trust to whom the SMG have entrusted the legal, financial and inspirational role of trusteeship. No matter what area the SMG work in they aim to respect the dignity and uniqueness of every individual. The school reflects this aim by trying to create an environment that demonstrates a concern for the welfare and good of others. We do our best to provide all our students with an academic programme appropriate to their needs within a caring and supportive environment.

Manor House has a six-year cycle, which includes a compulsory Transition Year. It provides a broad range of traditional academic subjects to Leaving Certificate Higher Level and also offers a comprehensive programme of general education, an excellent pastoral care system in addition to a wide range of extra-curricular and sporting activities. I hope that you enjoy your ‘web’ visit to our school and that by the time you have finished browsing you will have a good idea of the many different facets of school life in Manor House.

Mary O'Neill, Principal

 

Inter-Culture Week: 3 to 6 May 2016

All this week (3 - 6 May, 2016) students and teachers have the opportunity of

  • listening to and learning new languages,
  • dancing to music from different countries,
  • joining in the mini-Olympics fun on Sports day and 
  • tasting international cuisine in the cafeteria.

There are non-European language lessons taking place in Room 108 on Tuesday and Thursday between 1.10 and 1.35pm

Why not 'dance to the beat'with DJ Mr. Biggane in the Gym! (Tuesday for Senior Cycle and Thursday for Junior Cycle between 1.10and 1.35pm)

The Inter-Culture Exhibition is taking place in the Gym on Friday. Ask your Student Council reps or Ms Doherty for details.

Parents' Association Table Quiz: 5 May 2016

 

 

The Manor House Parents' Association is organising a table quiz to raise funds for our school library. It takes place on Thursday 5 May in Raheny GAA club at 8pm. The maximum number of people per table is six. Entry is €10 per person.  There is also a raffle on the night. Do join us for the craic and to contribute to a worthy cause! You might win one of the many spot prizes. Here are some pictures of the ongoing re-design of the library.

Textile and Phone Collection: 9 - 11 May 2016

The Student Council is organising this collection on 9, 10 and 11 May. Student Council representatives will collect donated bags at the main student entrance before school between 8am and 8.40am, also at lunchtime between 1pm and 1.30pm and at the end if the school day between 3.45pm and 4.15pm. On Wednesdays, the bags can be collected only before school.

The following items are accepted:

  • men's, ladies' and children's clothing
  • paired shoes  (tied together or with an elastic band around them)
  • handbags, ties, belts, hats and soft toys
  • mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras (in a separate bag or box please)

The following items are NOT accepted:

  • duvets, bedding, household linen
  • pillows and cushions
  • soiled or wet clothing
  • mutilated textile material

So, if you are doing that big clear-out, please think of 'Team Dee'.

Textile and Phone Collection Times:

9, 10, 11 May:  8am - 8.40am;  1pm - 1.30pm;  3.45pm - 4.15pm

Students v Staff Soccer Match: 27 April 2016

 

A group of Manor House 6th year students is selected to help out with the Dublin Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place each year in September. One of the fundraising activities for this year's group takes place in Manor House on Wednesday 27 April. The 5th year students challenged the Staff to a soccer game. Proceeds in aid of the Lourdes pilgrimage. Thanks to goals from Ms Cassidy, Ms Fagan and Mr Beirne, the Staff won by 3 goals to 0. Great game!

Fun Walk / Run: 27 April 2016
 

We had a lovely turn-out for the Fun Walk / Run in St Anne's Park in Raheny on Wednesday 27 April. Passers-by asked us what we were doing. "We are here (in orange) to raise awareness about mental illness and to tell people that it's ok not to feel ok....." we replied. So, we raised awareness. 

Take a bow, all who attended, ran, sloped, walked, chatted, patted dogs....! It was great to see fellow students from St Paul's, Raheny and Holy Faith, Killester. Thanks to Mrs Robinson for organising the event.

(Thanks to Seán O'Connor and Ms Grace for these photos. Ms Fagan's photos are here.)

Important Dates

 

05 May 2016 Table Quiz Fundraiser
09 May 2016 Science Festival
20 May 2016 6th year Graduation
23 May 2016 TY Graduation
25 May 2016 Summer Exams
08 Jun   2016 State Exams


 

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