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



Rachel O'Grady receives an award in Trinity College: 20 Nov 2017

Congratulations to Rachel O' Grady, LC 2017, who was awarded an 'entrance exhibition' from Trinity College Dublin. This award was presented on the basis of her Leaving Cert results. Rachel is pictured here with her proud parents.


Science Week: 13-17 November 2017

Last week Manor House celebrated Science Week and the Science department arranged a variety of activities including Science quizzes, "pop-up" Science demonstrations and a Science workshop for all 1st years. Thank you and well done to the Science department for a great week! Ms Fagan made this video which gives us a taste of some of the week's activities.

1st year History Trip to the National History Museum: 17 Nov 2017

1st year History students enjoyed a lovely day out at the National Museum on Kildare Street on 17 November. They took the Dart into town and walked through Trinity College to the Museum. In the museum they were given a booklet and pencil with questions to answer as they toured the museum. They saw bog bodies, a replica passage tomb, a Neolithic boat and lots of beautiful Celtic jewellery. Highlights were the beautiful Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and a tiny gold boat with oars from the Broighter Hoard.  The girls had a wonderful time. Their enthusiasm was clear to see. Staff at the Museum told them they were one of the nicest and engaging groups they ever had. Well done girls and many thanks to Mr Flaherty for organising the trip.

Labhair Gaeilge Liom: 15 Samhain 2017

Great fun was had by all as Manor House students took part in 'Gaeilge 24' on Wednesday 15 November. Students were sponsored to speak Irish for a day. They got 'Gaeilge 24' t-shirts and wrist bands and learned Irish songs for the Lá Mór Gaeilge. Each year assembled in the lecture theatre where they watched a short film as Gaeilge and then the fun started. First they sang 'Bí i do thost is damhsa liom' followed by Stitches as Gaeilge. There were competition sing-offs and dancing and there was lots of Gaeilge. It was delightful to see the willingness of students to take part and their enthusiasm to speak Irish.  Míle buíochas le gach duine a ghlac páirt.

Darkness into Light Walk: 14 November 2017

The SMILE committee organised a Darkness into Light walk on 14 November spreading  a message of hope and the message that it is OK not to feel OK and it is absolutely OK to ask for help.  We gathered in the school (students, staff members, parents and dogs!)  very early and left on our walk at 7am just before the sun began to rise. We walked to the beach where we had tea, coffee and cake and listened to music performed by three of our very talented 5th year students, Ciara, Orlaith and Saoirse. We are all proud and happy  to be members of such a warm and caring  school community. Well done to Mrs Robinson and the SMILE committee!


Important Dates
  • 28 Nov: 5th yr PT Meeting (4.15pm)
  • 13 Dec: Carol Service (noon)
  • 15 Dec: House Exams begin
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Book Club

20 November 2017
The Book Club book is 'Sophie's World' by Jostein Gaarder. The next meeting is on 1 December.

Friendship Week

20 November 2017
This is Friendship Week. Activities to support and reflect the theme of friendship will take place all week e.g. a friendship quote will be read out o...

Labhair Gaeilge Liom Inniú

15 November 2017
Rinne gach éinne iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt inniú. Maith sibh!

"All Shook Up"

15 November 2017
Tickets are now on sale for the TY musical, "All Shook Up!". Dates: 5, 6 and 7 December.

The Irish Maths Olympiad Round 1  takes place in school this week. Like Prism, this is a Maths problem-solving contest. Those who do well in the ...

'Stand Up!' Week

13 November 2017
'Stand Up!' Week tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT students by other studen...

Darkness into Light Walk

13 November 2017
The Smile Committee invites students and staff to join them on the Darkness into Light walk on 14 November. Please meet in the Old Hall before 7am. Th...

Past pupils

28 October 2017
In Manor House we are very proud of our past pupils. Have a look at some of their achievements by clicking on the following link:  About us ...

Past pupil, Christine Quigley, recently reached the semi-final of the BBC programme, 'Mastermind'. Her specialist topic was Margaret Atwood...

The Maths Week Trail

27 October 2017
On 26 and 27 October, students were invited to take part in a Maths Trail. There were three levels of difficulty, 10 different locations and each loca...

Comhairle na nOg

27 October 2017
Student Council representatives,  Sophie Williams (Chairperson), Eimear Panaho (Deputy Chairperson)   and Siobhan Quinn attended the Comhair...

Well done to the Manor House Senior Soccer team who beat Coláiste de hIde by ten goals to nil today.

Joutes Oratoires 2017-18

27 October 2017
Hard luck to our 6th year French debating team who narrowly lost their debate to Coláiste Iosagain last night in the Alliance Francaise. Congrats to R...

Whole School Assembly

25 October 2017
A whole school assembly took place today. Inspirational words were spoken and wonderful music played. Thanks to our past pupils, Moya Doherty, Siofra ...

Mr Abrahamian gave a presentation to the parents of our 3rd year students on 24 October. He explained the changes to Junior Cycle assessment and ...

The school library is open at lunchtimes (1- 1.40pm) every school day.  All are welcome to come and borrow books or to browse and read in a quiet...

Fun Fancy Dress Day

23 October 2017
There will be a Fun Fancy Dress Day on Friday 27 October.  Students and staff may come in Fancy Dress.  Prizes will be given for t...

Prism: Maths Contest 2017

19 October 2017
'Prism' is a Maths problem solving contest that is run nationally each year.  There is no prize. Results are entered into a national data...

Live Chicks

17 October 2017
Would you like another look at  Ms Macklin's video of the hatching chick? If you'd like to see it and discover what the new chick an...

Going Dutch!

16 October 2017
Boys and girls from the Johannes Fontanus Bilingual School in Holland, visited Manor House on Wednesday 11 October. They participated in several ...

Ms Fagan has made a short video showing the step-by-step process in setting up your school email. Click on Information > How To Set Up Em...