Congratulations to our previous winners

Spring Term 2016:

Robert McLaughlin. This Easter and the year previous, Robert travelled to “Kidane Meheret” Orphanage in Ethiopia completely funded by himself. He volunteered and stayed at the orphanage for two weeks and also brought educational and medical supplies with him. Those that know Robert will know that his enthusiasm and desire to help others is overwhelming. His accounts of the children living there with little chance of adoption is both heart-breaking and inspiring. A remarkable young man that will surely make a huge impact on the lives of many others in the years to come. Well done Robert.

Jacob Kennedy. Has been accepted into the IYGO (Irish Guitar Orchestra) following rigorous auditions. This is the first national classical guitar orchestra. Auditions were held in Derry Waterford cork Limerick and Dublin. The age range is from 13 to 23 so he was up against some stiff competition. They will be touring during the summer ending with a concert in The national concert hall and will be playing with two internationally acclaimed guitar quartets. Jake has won the ESB Feis in 2014 for under 15's classical guitar and is now playing with the LPSM string orchestra and the LPSM Guitar Orchestra. He has also recently joined the Choral Scholars based in Sandford Church. Well done Jacob.

And finally, the team award this term goes to the Minor Boys Hockey Team who won the John Waring Tournament. The first time this has ever been won by a High School Team - All Ireland Champions. A superb achievement by the team and coaches.

Well Done to all our winners and Thank you again for your nominations.

Congratulations to the winners of the Summer Term 2016 Student Achievement Award:

Ruby Keating and Megan O'Brien - Ruby and Megan played on the Leinster team which won the Rugby 7's U18 Inter Provincial series in Tullamore. Following this win, both girls were selected for the Irish women sevens development squad. Megan was presented with her first Irish international cap following the European championships in Belgium in 2015, while Ruby has since gone on and won her first Irish international cap at the European Championships in France this September 2016. Well done Ruby and Megan.

Katie O’Connor - Congratulations to Katie who was selected for the Irish team of four for the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). Katie went through a long selection process and many weeks of training to make it onto this team for the second year in a row which is a significant achievement. This year's event is took place in Busteni in Romania and the Irish team were more successful than in any previous year.  Well done Katie.

Conor Empey and Harry Lynch - Congratulations to Conor and Harry who were both selected to play for Ireland over the summer at the European Hockey Championships. Superb achievement. Well done Conor and Harry.

Well Done to all our winners and Thank you for your nominations.

THE NEW parents' association STudent achievement awards 

H.S.D. Parents' Association


Guidelines for the Parents’ Association Student Achievement Awards

  • To recognise exceptional endeavour and results achieved by current High School Students in their extra curricular activities across all disciplines including but not limited to academic, sport, music, drama and social awareness/contribution. 
  • The intent of this award is to recognise, support and reward both individual and team/society extra curricular non core/conventional endeavour and success. We expect submissions will include not only organised extra curricular activities at the School across various disciplines but also, for example, acts of kindness undertaken in the community.
  • Each Term, all nominations received will be reviewed by the Parents’ Association general committee and an individual award and/or multiple awards to the total aggregate value of 500 Euro will be presented to the winners. (PA Committee decision is final)
  • It is expected that the total award amount per Term will be shared between several individuals and also perhaps across groups and societies promoting connections between High School and the wider community contributing to the cultural and social awareness of students at the School
  • Nominations welcome from all constituents of School life.
    • Students (Individuals & Student Council)
    • Past Pupils Union
    • All Teachers & School Administration (publication on HSD digital communications qualifies)
    • Parents/Guardians of pupils at the School.
  • Awards will be made once per Term and communicated to all parents through the School digital communication channels.-All award winners will be notified prior to general communication in writing by the Parents’ Association.
  • Nominations are made by sending the High School Dublin Parents' Association a brief description of no more than 300 words as to why an individual, group or society should be considered for the award.