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

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End-of-year Awards Ceremonies: 24 May 2018

Student achievement in the 2017-18 school year was celebrated at two awards ceremonies on 24 May. In the presence of the Deputy Principals, Year Heads and Class Teachers, the 1st, 2nd and 5th years were congratulated for their success in various areas including sports, academic and music. Exemplary attendance was rewarded and the special Frances Margaret Taylor award was presented. We're proud of you, ladies!

TY Graduation: 23 May 2018

Message from Mrs Robinson:
"At this year's TY Graduation ceremony, we had a really special celebration to recognise the achievements of the students  and to reflect on all the experiences they had this year. We are very proud of our TY Class of 2018 and we know that they have grown and matured this year, ready to take on the challenges of senior cycle. Best of luck to you all in the future!"   

Please have a look at the lovely video made as a tribute to Mrs Robinson who is retiring at the end of this year. We wish her a long and happy retirement.

TY Enterprise School Bank: 23 May 2018

Well done to the TY Enterprise School Bank Team, whose hard work during the year resulted in an award of €1000 from Bank of Ireland to Manor House.

Bouldering Update: 20 May 2018

Jessica McGarry, 3rd year student, has had numerous successes in bouldering competitions in Climbing Series Grand Final held in Ratho in Scotland for three years in a row. She has won the Junior Irish Bouldering League in her age category in 2018 and 2017 and she placed 2nd in the Irish Bouldering Championship. In December 2017, Jessica was selected to join the Youth Irish Bouldering Team. In May 2018, she competed in her first European Youth Cup in Soure, Portugal and will hopefully get the opportunity to compete in other European competitions this year. She has also been to training camps in Fontainebleau in France with Mountaineering Ireland in recent years. Congratulations Jessica on your incredible success. We are all very proud of you!

Manor House Scifest 2018: 18 May 2018

The Manor House Scifest 2018 exhibition took place on 15 May in the PE Hall. The exhibition had 37 projects! Well done to all the 1st years and their six teachers, Ms A Dolan, Ms F Dolan, Ms G Fagan, Mr L Gahan, Ms Catherine Power and Ms A Tracey. All the students and teachers in the school, along with Ms O’Neill, Ms Dunwoody and Ms Fields, visited the exhibition. We were delighted so many parents and family members were able to join us, as well, in the afternoon for the presentation. Many thanks to the six judges, including Ms Catherine Power, Ms Jill Macklin and Anne Lynch from Scifest. The standard was extremely high because every group put in a huge effort.The judges found it very difficult to pick an overall winner. All participants were presented with certificates and ten projects received medals of distinction. The runners up were Caroline Kavanagh, Maeve O’Connor and Grainne Keating, for their project entitled 'Bubbleology'. The overall winning project, deemed to be 'outstanding' by the judges, was “Where can bacteria be found on a daily basis?” Congratulations to Victoria Leder and Alison Grealy.

2Q CSPE Action Project: 14 April 2018

This year for our action project, our class decided to base it on homelessness. The research committee found out about a few different homeless charities in Dublin and created a presentation for the class. After the presentation we all voted on which charity to support for the project. In the end we decided on Focus Ireland. We decided to hold a cake sale to fundraise in aid of them. The fundraising team prepared some cakes, treats and popcorn to sell. Other classmates brought in things to sell too. The cake sale was held outside the library at break time and lunch time where many of the students and teachers passed by. The cake sale was very successful. We raised €92.82 altogether. On 14 April Fay from Focus Ireland kindly came into us to talk about homelessness in Ireland. She talked about the effect it has on many people in Ireland and told us that we should "see the person first not the problem". After the talk we felt very grateful for everything we have because there are people without roofs over their heads. When the talk was finished we told the speaker that we had raised money for the organisation and she was delighted and very grateful. We then sent the cheque on to Focus Ireland. Overall the project was a great success. We, as a class, learnt a lot about the issue of homelessness and how it can affect so many people in Ireland. We were very happy to raise the money for focus Ireland and we hope that they use it to continue doing great work!

Important Dates
  • 25 May: House Exams begin 
  • 01 Jun: House Exams end
  • 06 Jun: SEC Exams (LC and JC) begin
  • 22 Jun: SEC Exams end
  • 27 Aug: Return to School after Summer Break
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6th year Graduation

22 May 2018
Best of luck to our 6th years who graduated today with the motto "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"

Manor House School will be re-opening on Monday 27 August after the Summer break. Please remember this date when planning your vacation.

Amber Flag

18 May 2018
The Manor House Smile Committee, accompanied by Mrs Robinson and Ms Dunwoody, received its Amber Flag in Cork on 17 May. This init...

There was a great turn-out in our library on Wednesday evening, 16 May, for the launch of 'Beyond Boundaries', a collection of short stor...

The annual Staff versus Students soccer match took place today. After an exciting penalty shoot-out, the teachers were declared winners against their ...

Le Chéile are the trustees of Manor House school. They opened a new school called Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrellstown, Dublin 15 ...

Picnic

14 May 2018
Members of the Student Council had their annual end-of-year picnic on 14 May 2018.  Along with Ms Doherty, they wish to thank students,...

Photography Award

13 May 2018
At the recent National Mock Trial Competition finals in the Criminal Courts of Justice, there was a 'court photographer' competition. 3rd priz...

Our chaplain Fr William Stuart will be working full-time for the next 3 years with refugees in Tyre, South Lebanon. We wish him the very best in this ...

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the passing of Donal Walsh. The Kerry teenager touched many lives, with his powerful message ‘Live L...

The Manor Digital Media Team met Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, at the School Digital Cha...

Please have a look at the new Smile Committee video. This was put together with the Manor Digital Media Group and is well worth watching. Well done to...

Google Visit

03 May 2018
The Manor House Media Team visited Google today as part of the School Digital Champions programme. They learned about staying safe online and had fun ...

Sports Day 2018

02 May 2018
Our annual Sports Day takes place on Wednesday 9 May. 

DELF Exams

01 May 2018
TY and 5th years are sitting DELF A1, A2  and B1 exams in the Alliance Francaise this week. Bonne chance à tout le monde! Here's a picture of...

School Year 2018-19

01 May 2018
Manor House School will re-open after the Summer break on Monday 27 August 2018.

Healthy Drinks Policy

27 April 2018
Manor House School is currently drafting a healthy drinks policy. We are promoting milk and water as the only healthy drinks to be consumed by st...

"A Leap of Faith"

26 April 2018
Well done to Jenny, Niamh, Deirbhile, Catherine and Nicole (TY students) who participated in a recording of "A Leap of Faith" , a radio...

Mock Trials 2018

20 April 2018
A group of Manor House will take part in the Public Access to Law Mock Trial competition in the Central Criminal Courts of Justice tomorrow, accompani...

Join us for our annual Table Quiz in the GAA hall on Thursday at  8pm. This event is organised by the Parents' Association and is always...

2nd year students, Alannah Kennedy, Patricia Shevel-Bleikss and Ellie Doran, will represent Manor House at the DCU Scifest competition on 24 Apri...