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



Update on School Opening 30/07/20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you and your families are keeping well.
Please click on the link below to read the letter received from the Minister of Education and Skills for all parents and guardians of Post Primary students.  Additional information is available on www.education.ie  and https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/a128d-back-to-school/

There is a lot of work to be done to tailor the guidelines and supports to our school context.  We will be back in contact as soon as possible with regard to the specific plans, protocols and policies that will be in place in late August when we welcome students back to school.

Please check our website regularly as it provides the most up to date information.

Letter from Minister Foley for Parents

Respect for ALL

At Manor House School we foster an atmosphere of respect and dignity for all regardless of a person’s background, culture or skin colour.

What characterises the S.M.G. approach to education is a profound respect for the dignity of the individual and a strong work ethic. Students feel accepted and encouraged and so grow in confidence and maturity.  

We are committed to equal treatment for everyone regardless of their race. We stand with our global community in condemning racism and discrimination.

Easter Holidays Update

Today as  the Easter Holidays begin all of our students were sent a letter from Management by email.  Parents can click on the links below to read these letters. Students were also provided with a Manor House Newsletter and Ideas for Wellbeing document which outlines some activities for promoting positive mental health.  You will find both of these under Quick LInks. We have also put a Quick link to Dr Nadia Ramourtar's talk on Positive Parenting during a crisis/pandemic.  

We will continue to update the website as we recieve information regarding school reopening and state examinations. 

Easter is the most important celebration in our liturgical year and Holy Week begins this coming Sunday, Palm Sunday 5th April. It is nice, at this time, to reflect on the meaning of this celebration and all students were sent Easter activities earlier in the week by Ms Grace and the Religion Department.  We hope you can find some time over the next few days, to take a break and reflect on Easter and what it means to you.  Happy Easter to you all.


Letter to 1st Years

Letter to 2nd Years

Letter to 4th Years

Letter to 3rd Years

Letter to 5th Years

Letter to 6th Years

Update on School Opening 30/07/20
Update 10th April

Following the announcement by our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and our Minister for Education and Skills Joe Mc Hugh speak earlier today we would like to advise you that Manor House will be closed until 5th May.  Online teaching will resume after the Easter Holidays for students.

Junior Cycle final examinations due to take place in June will be replaced by school-based exams and assessments held early in the new school year.
Leaving Certificate written examinations are postponed until late July/August.  A schedule will be available in early June.

In light of the revised schedule that has been announced, we would ask that our 3rd and 6th year students take a complete break from their studies in this Easter period so that they can return after Easter refreshed and renewed to the learning process.  

More information on the announcement today is available by following the links below:

Department of Education and Skills Statement:


State Examinations Commission Statement:


Update 8th May 2020

Following the announcement by the Minister for Education & Skill, Joe Mc Hugh today, a system of Calculated Grades will be implemented for students due to sit the Leaving Certificate.  A Calculated grade is a grade that can be provided to students following the combination of school information about a student's expected performance in an examination and national data available in relation to the performance of students in examinations over a period of time.

Please click on this link to read: A Guide to Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate Students 2020

You may also find these Frequently Asked Questions useful: Leaving Certificate 2020 FAQ's

This is a summary of how Calculated Grades work: Calculated Grades Summary

Initial contact with students and parents has been made by email/text and School Management will be in touch on an ongoing basis to answer questions. 

If your daughter is in 6th year and you are not currently on the 6th year parent email list please contact anna.dunnwoody@manorhouseschool.com.

Subject Presentation 4th Year into 5th Year

Click here for Presentation on 4th to 5th Year Subject Choice

We invite you to look at the Power Point Presentation put together by our Careers Department on Subject Choice for Senior Cycle.Choosing subjects for Leaving Certificate is very important.

  • It is important your daughter chooses subjects that she likes.
  • It is important that your daughter not choose a subject because her friend/s are choosing it.
  • It is important that your daughter thinks about her strengths, her ability and her interests.
  • It is important that your daughter thinks about what subject she may need for a future career/course.

We will do our best to ensure she gets her optional choices but please note we cannot guarantee this.

If you have any questions regarding the presentation on subject choice please contact:

k.gaughan@manorhouseschool.com or n.slattery@manorhouseschool.com

If you have any difficulties accessing subject choice onyour vs ware account please contact deputyprincipal@manorhouseschool.com

Update Tuesday 24th March 2020

Manor House School will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.  

The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
We ask our students, in particular our 3rd and 6th years to keep focused and complete the work provided by your teachers.  

We ask parents to ensure students are following a regular schedule of study and submitting homework by due dates.  It is important that all students avail of the online learning environment our teachers have created.

We also remind our students to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact, to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines.

For more information please click on the Quick Link: Press Release 24th March

Parents of exam students will find the State Examinations Commission statement very useful.  It is also under Quick Links



Update for 3rd and 6th year Students and Parents

The Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh and the State Examinations Commission have release a statement on upcoming orals and practical exams for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students.  The full statement is available under Quick Links. 
Briefly, Oral examinations are cancelled and students will get full marks.  
Practical Music and Home Economics exams are also cancelled with students getting full marks.  
The date for coursework completion has been put back to the 15th May.
Students should continue to prepare for practical examination (e.g. LC Art) at the end of April and early May. 
Teachers will contact their class groups and update them on the work they should now be focusing on inlight of these changes.
We advise our students to continue to work hard and engage with our virtural learning environment.



Update on School Closure: Thursday 12th March

An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure from Friday 13 March, of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.


We will communicate with students via email / website
We will communicate with parents via website / text messages

Advice to students

Students were advised to take their books and learning materials home with them.  

Any student who was absent when school closed can contact anna.dunwoody@manorhouseschool   or  Lori.fields@manorhouseschool.com to arrange collection of books.

All students have a Manor House Office 365 email with access to online classroom facilities.  

Teachers will provide work by email/Onenote and students must complete all work given.  

If any student has difficulty access their email they must contact Mrs Dunwoody (anna.dunwoody@manorhouseschool.com) immediately.  

During the closure all students, are urged to practice social distancing, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19 (DES advice – see website). 

This should include:
•    minimising social contact, 
•    avoiding meeting up 
•    keeping physical space between them. 
Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach.

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Recent Events

Pre-Debs Reception 2019

19 October 2019

The photos from the pre-debs reception 2019 are

(1) viewable as a pdf file and

(2) downloadable in the Activities>Debs page

The Mass for the opening of the school year will take place on Friday 27 September at 2pm in the Church of Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace in Raheny.