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

 

Cycle against Suicide: Student Leaders' Congress 2017

On 18 January members of the Manor House Smile Committee attended the annual Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders' Congress. This year the event was held in the University of Limerick. The day began at 6.45am when 50 sleepy students got on the bus in Raheny, excited at what the day would bring. Three hours later we arrived and immediately could sense the positive energy all around.

The Congress was put on by the 14 Student Leaders for 'Cycle Against Suicide', one of whom was our very own Emma Ormonde (5th year). Throughout the day the schools (including Manor House) showcased their projects - the work that they had done this year to help break the stigma surrounding mental health. The theme this year was "Share the Journey" so there was a huge emphasis on this. Speakers included the hilarious Bob Carley, the Ironman champion Jerry Duffy and psychologist Eddie Murphy, who all spoke inspiring words. Personal stories were shared, all of which were very moving. Two key messages that emerged were to truly be yourself and to talk to someone about your mental health.

Organisations such as "Teenline", "Samaritans" and "Childline" had stalls there to promote support. There was music too from The Strypes, Orla Gartland and more. We danced, we laughed, we felt so many emotions. It was an amazing opportunity and we hope to bring what we learned back to our school. 

by Ruth Colbert (5th year)

Minor Hockey: Manor House Raheny v Teresians School Donnybrook

On Thursday 12 January 2017 Manor House minor hockey team travelled to Donnybrook to play Teresians school. Despite the cold weather Manor House produced a wonderful performance and won the game 1-0. Well done to all the players and a special congratulations to Jessica McGarry who was nominated by her team mates as “Player Of The Match”. Thanks to Ms Fagan, who coached them to success!

 

Important Dates
  • 23 January: Mock Orals - JC Fr, Ger, Sp
  • 06 February: Mock exams (written) begin
  • 16 February: TY information evening
  • 20 February: Mid-term break
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50 Manor House students attended the Student Leaders’ Congress (for Cycle Against Suicide) in the University of Limerick on 18 January. The aim ...

The assessment test for Incoming 1st years takes place on Saturday, 28 January 2017, starting at 9.00am.

1st year outing

18 January 2017
All 1st Years are attending a screening of 'A Monster Calls' on 19 January. After the film they will be returning to school whe...

Ms Keogh and Ms Costello would like to invite students, staff, parents and friends to an art exhibition in the Red Stables (St Anne's Park), ...

The 2nd Year Parent Teacher Meeting scheduled for Thursday 26 January has been postponed.  

Prism (Maths)

10 January 2017
The Junior Prism Winner is Meadhbh Keating and the Senior Winner is Síofra Kelly.  

More Fundraising

09 January 2017
The Student Council would like students to continue bringing  in 'Aisling' coupons from their copies. Please leave the coupons in th...

The Student Council would like to thank everyone who supported the 'Christmas Hat and Jumper Day' before Christmas. €1, 730 was raised fo...