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

 

"Witchcraft" - Eabha Murphy

Someone has set fire to the sky. It feels as though each cloud veils a raging flame and each patch of night is a burnt- out  piece of ash. I can smell thick smoke and taste the embers that fall from the sky like snow on a Christmas Day.  Continue reading this short story...

"Footprints in the Snow" - Sarah Challoner

Gentle snowflakes were floating down from the sky, the wind caressing them as they fell. As Sophie White watched them dance, her mind wandered back to the last time she had seen it snow, and the memories she had tried so hard to suppress came rushing forth.  Continue reading this short story...

Preliminary Re-Launch of the School Library with Sarah Griffin
 

The opening of our newly refurbished library took place on Wednesday 18 May 2016 with author, poet and past pupil, Sarah Griffin cutting the ribbon. We were very pleased that members of the Parents' Association attended so that they could see where the funds they have raised this year were being spent.   We have installed a computerised library system and this will be a wonderful addition to what will, hopefully, become a well-stocked library and  a well-used space

Thanks to 2nd years  Aoife O'Dwyer,   Catherine Grogan,  Chloe Riddell, Jennifer O' Reilly, Jennifer O'Bien and Nicole  Callan  who read so well from a selection of novels and poetry which reflected the spirit of the occasion.  We look forward to a more formal opening in September 2016. The school is very appreciative of the Trojan work being done by Ms Doherty and Ms Grills in this massive project. Take a bow, ladies!

Finally, let's give a pat on the back to the winners of the Manor House Creative Writing Competition who were announced at today's event. Their stories will be accessible shortly, on this website. 

  • 1st Prize  was awarded to Eabha Murphy (1st year) for  'Witchcraft' . 
  • 2nd Prize was awarded to Sarah Challoner  (2nd year) for 'Footprints in the Snow'  
Adding Finishing Touches to School Library with 'WellRead' Colours

Find out about the PDST National WellRead award here.

 
Important Dates
   
25 May 2016 Summer Exams
03 Jun  2016 Summer Holidays
08 Jun  2016 State Exams


 

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The 1st years received their awards on Monday 23 May. Categories included attendance, discipline and excellence in different academic, sporting and cu...

A big thank-you to Ms Fagan for her visual tour of the school. It's well worth a look, even if you already know your way around! Link to the ...

Many of our teachers drove home in gleaming cars last week thanks to Mr Cox and Mr Conroy. They made a whopping €572 for 'Team Dee' by wa...

6th year Graduation

19 May 2016
The 6th years have their Graduation Mass at 12 noon on Friday 20 May 2016. Classes finish at 11.15am to facilitate the arrival of parents and guests. ...

1st Prize  was awarded to Eabha Murphy (1st yr) with 2nd Prize going to Sarah Challoner (2nd yr). Congrats, girls! Read their stories h...

2nd year Céilí

17 May 2016
A sort-of 'Riverdance' took place in Manor House on Tuesday 17 May when the 2nd years had a céilí, helped by a group of TY dancers and musicia...

On Tuesday 17 May, during 'Movie Day', 1st years can get a henna tattoo.  Fatima Miah (TY) and her trained team will apply...

Picnic in the Park

16 May 2016
The Student Council 'Picnic in the Park' takes place on Tuesday, 17 May. Members of the Student Council, please meet at the front do...

The opening of the newly refurbished library is happening Wednesday 18 May. Thank you to the Book Club and the Student Council who have worked very ha...

Thank you to all who submitted entries in to the Manor House Creative Writing competition. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 18 May.

Interviews for mentors take place on Monday 16 May for TY students who are interested in becoming mentors. See notice boards for intervew ti...

Pizza Party

15 May 2016
On Monday 16 May, the 6th year mentors are having a pizza party (at 12.25pm in B1/B2) hosted by 5th year mentors.