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



Christmas Party for Senior Citizens: 8 December 2018

The 6th year prefects organised a three-course meal for around 200 senior citizens from the local community on Saturday 8 December.

In advance of the day, head girl Sophie Williams and prefect, Lauren Byrne, spoke to Noel McGuinness on Near FM about this wonderful party. For the interview, they are joined by two of last year's organisers - Hannah Lyons and Emma Ormond.

TY Musical: 4 to 6 December 2018

5th year Oireachtas Visit: 30 November 2018

Politics and Society is a subject that was examined for the first time at the 2018 Leaving Certificate. Our 5th year Politics and Society students, along with their teacher Mr Biggane, attended a workshop in government buildings on 30 November. The following photos were posted on the @OireachtasNews twitter feed with this message: 'Delighted to welcome the Politics and Society students from Manor House School Raheny for the parliamentary workshop experience today. Excellent points raised during the debate. Thanks also to Finian McGrath TD for answering questions and providing insights into his work.'

Final Session of Peer Mentoring Programme: 27 November 2018

Some of our TY students participated in a five-week training programme run by Jigsaw, the mental health support service for 12 to 25 year olds. 'It's time to start talking' helps to promote positive mental health in teenagers and young adults. Well done to them all and to the TY students from St Mary's Killester and Chanel College who also took part. Thank you to Ms Gaughan who organised the programme in Manor House.

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Important Dates
  • 14 Dec:  Christmas tests begin
  • 22 Dec:  Christmas break begins

Christmas Carol Service

12 December 2018

The annual Manor House Carol service took place today. Thanks to all the singers and musicians, along with Ms Grace. Click on the heading to hear some of the songs.

School Musical 2018

03 December 2018

The Musical, 'Oklahoma' takes place this week. Best wishes to the TY students, under the musical direction of Mr Clinch. 

Annual Bulb Planting

26 November 2018

The 1st years and their 5th year mentors continued the annual bulb planting tradition in Manor House by planting daffodils, tulips and crocuses. The area outside the cafeteria will look lovely in the Spring. Thanks to Ms Gaughan and the Wellbeing Team who organised this year's event. They are looking forward to a beautiful display of flowers in a few months time. Click on the heading to see some lovely photos!

Juvenes Translatores

22 November 2018

Well done to the 5th year students who participated in the  #JuvenesTranslatores  (Young Translators) event which took place all over the EU on the same day. Their task was to translate from French, Spanish and Irish into English. Click on the heading to see some photos.

CAO and PLC Options

20 November 2018

6th year students attended a talk about CAO and PLC Options after the Leaving Cert today. Dr John McGinnity (Maynooth University) spoke about the CAO and Dr Rory O'Sullivan (Killester College of Further Education). If you would like to see the slides about the CAO, click on the heading above...

CSPE Homelessness Project

16 November 2018

The students of 3rd year class ‘Paris’, carried out an Action Project for their Junior Certificate CSPE, under the guidance of their teacher Mr Montgomery. They wished to raise awareness of homelessness and to fundraise in order to help families in Ireland struggling with this problem. Gemma, a representative from Focus Ireland visited the school and spoke to students from 3rd Year about homelessness in Ireland today.  After the talk, the 3rd years took part in a quiz. In total they raised €200 for Focus Ireland. Click on the heading to see some photos.

Mock Trials New York

14 November 2018
Best of luck to our 5th years who are heading to New York today to participate in the finals of the Empire Mock Trials competition. They return to Dub...

UCD Scholars

13 November 2018

The UCD Entrance Scholars Awards ceremony took place this evening. Four students from our graduating class of 2018 were awarded with certificates for achieving 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate exam. We are very proud of Ruth Colbert, Ewa Grzybowska, Roisin McDonagh and Nancy Wang and ...

Whole-School Assembly

12 November 2018
After Armistice weekend, there will be a whole-school assembly this afternoon to commemorate the ending of World War 1.

Science Week 2018

12 November 2018
Science week starts today.

Halloween Fancy Dress Day

26 October 2018

Halloween Fancy Dress day took place today. The best costume prize for 1st years was won by Meabh Doherty, for her washing machine costume. Later, 1st and 2nd years attended the film 'Hocus Pocus' in the PE hall. This was organised by the 5th year mentors. Fabulously-carved pumpkins were displayed in a competition organised by the Smile Committee. Well done to all who participated in the day's events and a happy Halloween break to all!


25 October 2018
The 6th years are attending a production of 'Macbeth' in Smock Alley this afternoon.