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


Shoebox Appeal Deadline: 28 October 2016

Philip Denner from Team Hope was in Manor House on 10 October to speak to Ms Munnelly's TY Religion class about the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. 

Reminder to all students! Please bring in shoeboxes before Friday, 28 October. You can make one on your own or in a group and leave them in your year groups in the Religion Room every morning.  The year who brings in the most shoeboxes wins a movie day.

Student Council Textile and Phone Collection 2016

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Student Council Textile and Phone collection.    We raised €264  for 'TeamDee' and we are grateful to all who supported our efforts.

Maths Week Activities: 17–21 October 2016
  • Images 1 and 2: 1st years made the net of a cube.
  • Images 3, 4 and 5: Students taking part in the prism competition
  • Images 6, 8, 9 and 10: 3rd year students using a clinometer to measure the angle of elevation between the ground and the top of the basketball court.
TY Trip to Carlingford: 17-19 October 2016

117 students and 3 teachers went to Carlingford, Co Louth for 3 days for a Transition Year bonding activity trip. They stayed in Carlingford Adventure Centre. The group participated in a range of activities including water sports, zip lining, sky park, lazer combat, high ropes and crystal maze games. This visit allowed the girls to experience new sports, to make new friends and to overcome some fears! (Thanks to Alannah Sheehan, TY, for providing the pictures.)

Sophie Williams, TY, in the European Parliament

Sophie Williams won a trip to Strasbourg and the European Parliament in an online competition. These photos give us a taste of her experience. The first few images show the students discussing topics to be debated in the parliament, posing for a photo with Mairead McGuinness MEP and sitting in the parliament. The other images are of some landmarks - the Atomium in Brussels, a fort in Strasbourg, a cathedral in Strasbourg, a war memorial in Luxembourg and the European Parliament building. 

Important Dates
  • 29 Oct: Start of mid-term break
  • 08 Nov: 6th year Parent-Teacher meeting
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Book Bank

24 October 2016
Books for the Book Bank are urgently required. Please leave your books in to Ms Doherty's office.

The Student Council Fancy Dress Day takes place on Friday 28 October. It will help to raise funds for St Francis Hospice and the Manor ...

Congratulations, Claire!

24 October 2016
Congratulations to Claire Cassidy, Leaving Certificate Class 2016, who has been awarded an Entrance Scholarship to NUI Maynooth based on her LC r...

The St Paul's Musical

21 October 2016
While our TYs are getting ready to perform 'Back to the 80s' in December, the rehearsals for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' continue in St P...

Emmanuel Choir

19 October 2016
The Emmanuel Choir practises every Tuesday lunchtime in the lecture theatre. Ms Wade is leading the group hrough the programme which will be performed...

Culinary Trip to Italy

18 October 2016
Ms Crowley will be bringing 37 students on a culinary trip to Italy at Hallowe'en. She will meet parents on Thursday 20 October at 6.30pm to final...

Student Council

17 October 2016
There is a Student Council meeting on 17 October at 1.10pm.   The TY Musical Enterprise Group must attend this meeting.  See Agenda on ...

This year the theme of the day is Back to the 80's, which fits in with our TY musical.  Students of all years may choose to adopt this theme ...

Second Fire Drill

11 October 2016
A second fire drill took place on Tuesday 11 October. 

Cake Sale

10 October 2016
There will be a Cake Sale outside the Music Room on Friday, 14 October (the last day of Friendship Week).Yum.

Ukulele Club

10 October 2016
The Ukulele Club meets every Friday lunchtime in the Lecture Theatre. Bring your lunch at 1pm and join in with a few tunes. Beginners welcome!

Lunchtime Disco

10 October 2016
The Smile Committee is holding a Disco to promote Friendship Week on Tuesday 11 October at lunchtime in the PE hall.  DJ Mr Biggane will pro...

Fancy Dress Day

10 October 2016
The Student Council, along with the musical PR team, will be organising Fancy Dress Day on Friday 28 October.  This year the theme of the da...

Wellread Award

10 October 2016
On Wednesday 12 October Manor House will be presented with the Wellread Award.  Congratulations to all involved for their hard work last year whi...