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Macbeth Theatre Trip
Created : 24 Mar 2023, 3:43 PM
Archived : 24 May 2023, 12:00 AM

A great day was had by 6th year students on a fresh and sunny spring day in Dublin.

To support students with their Leaving Cert English course Cyclone Repertoire put on a stirring performance/workshop of 'The Macbeth Session - People Before Profit' in the Helix Theatre. Lead performer Marcus Bale was gracious enough to take a photo with us in front of the DCU sign.

Student ambassadors of DCU also gave an in-depth tour of the campus as well as an insight into some courses on offer such as sports, biochemistry among others.

Thanks to all involved for making this such a worthwhile day.

Relove Fashion Competition Finalists
Created : 24 Mar 2023, 1:13 PM
Archived : 24 May 2023, 12:00 AM

Congratulations to Paulina Witek (6th year) and Leah O’Toole (2nd year), both finalists in the Relove Fashion competition. Paulina and Leah’s outfits were chosen as 2 of 22 finalists picked from hundreds of entries. The final took place on Thursday 23rd March at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun where their creations were on display and highly commended for their style, creativity and tailoring skills. 

The Relove Fashion Competition was developed in response to the growing environmental and social impacts of the Fashion Industry and the need for change. It encourages applicants to take a deeper look at how their clothing is made and challenges them to explore creative reuse options such as upcycling, repairs, alterations and mending. 

Students are asked to use their creative design skills to create a sustainable and wearable outfit. Entrants should source clothing from a charity shop, swap shop or reuse items already available at home. 

A wonderful achievement to reach the final, well done Paulina and Leah. 

Chick Watch
Created : 22 Mar 2023, 5:18 PM
Archived : 22 May 2023, 12:00 AM
We welcomed three more chicks over night and another one this afternoon. Our TY students cleaned out their incubator and moved them into their new home furnished with a heat pad, food and water. These chicks will stay with us until next week. 
Relove Fashion competition Finalists
Created : 22 Mar 2023, 1:15 PM
Archived : 22 May 2023, 12:00 AM
Well done to Paulina Witek (6th year) and Leah O'Toole (2nd year) who are finalists in the Relove Fashion competition. Paulina and Leah will travel to the Rediscovery Centre tomorrow where their outfits will be displayed for the final. Check out the videos of their outfit and description of making and designing it. Best of luck in the final!
The arrival of the first chick
Created : 21 Mar 2023, 2:20 PM
Archived : 21 May 2023, 12:00 AM

Our first of seven chicks hatched today at 12.40pm! It is a tired little chick but it is resting and sipping water and doing well. Only six more to go...

HFSS Flag Day
Created : 21 Mar 2023, 11:57 AM
Archived : 21 May 2023, 12:00 AM

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the flying of our national flag in Waterford in 1848, the staff and students of HFSS marked the occasion by raising the flag at the front of the school. The national anthem was played and students recounted the history of the flag and Thomas Francis Meagher, the man responsible for bringing the flag to Ireland. The ceremony concluded with traditional Irish music performed by the school’s Trad band.  

Transition Year Incubator Chickens
Created : 21 Mar 2023, 10:02 AM
Archived : 21 May 2023, 12:00 AM

Spring is in the air!

Our TY students have been busy since March 1st looking after seven chicken eggs and preparing them for hatching in the next day or two! Estimated hatching is from Tuesday 21st (evening) to Wednesday 22nd (morning), and our TY students have been candling, rotating and yes counting their chickens before they've hatched This is a first for our TY programme, and has caused great egg-citement (!) throughout our school community. Today, some of our TY students prepared the incubator for hatching of the eggs, and will now listen for cheeping from within the eggs, that will indicate their imminent arrival. Year groups will get the opportunity to name our chickens and they will be transferred to a brooder with a heat pad, once they are deemed healthy, so will be on display for students and staff. Our TY programme is linked with Nore Valley Farm Park and our chickens will return to the farm before the Easter holidays, and reared to supply eggs.  

Below is a link to our showcase of educational videos for the Incubator Project. The showcase contains kids talk, secondary school or adults talkand Q&A of the most commonly asked questions. 

Password is Easter23IP 

Stay tuned for further updates of cracking news   


HFSS Rugby Team Jersey Presentation
Created : 16 Mar 2023, 4:07 PM
Archived : 16 May 2023, 12:00 AM
Glenveagh Homes visited HFSS to present the rugby team with new jerseys which they kindly sponsored.
Pictured are the 1st year/Junior team who have taken part in a number of blitzes, organised by Leinster Rugby, throughout the year.
HFSS would like to take this opportunity to thank Glenveagh for their support.


Seachtain na Gaeilge
Created : 16 Mar 2023, 3:57 PM
Archived : 16 May 2023, 12:00 AM

1st and 2nd year students were treated to a masterclass in Irish dancing today. This very enjoyable performance by the Morrissey School of Irish Dance (Kildare Irish Figure Dancing) inspired the students, and even some teachers, to get stuck into some Céilí dancing themselves! 

Cuireadh taispeántas damhsa ar siúl don Chéad and do Dara Bliain inniu chun Seachtain na Gaeilge a cheiliúradh. Chonaiceamar damhsóirí den chéad scoth agus spreag sé na daltaí chun céilí beag a dhéanamh iad féin. ️

Collaborative Wall Mural Update
Created : 16 Mar 2023, 12:51 PM
Archived : 16 May 2023, 12:00 AM
The 5th year Art class completed their last Creative Engagement workshop with artist and past pupil Gráinne Bath-Enright. The collaborative mural is almost complete. The theme of the mural is to 'bring the outside in'. Congratulations to all involved. Gráinne was presented with a small gift as a token of our appreciation.  More photos to follow once the finishing touches are completed.