Meeting for Parents / Guardians: 3 Oct 2019

Manor House Parents' Association is a very active committee of over 20 parents/guardians who meet 6 times a year in the evenings with the Principal and Deputy Principals.  We're holding our AGM on Thursday 3 October at 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre and all parents/guardians are invited to attend. We especially welcome parents or guardians of 1st years and those of girls who have transferred into Manor House School recently. We have a very interesting guest speaker from JIGSAW. The AGM will take no longer than an hour and there's no obligation on anyone who attends to sign up to the committee so please do come along and join us.


  • Introduction by Chairperson
  • Minutes of A.G.M. of October 2018
  • Principal’s Report
  • Election of Executive Committee, Parents’ Association
  • A.O.B.


Topic: ‘Wellbeing – support for parents’.

Speaker: Charlene O’Neill   (Youth and Community Engagement Worker JIGSAW)

Parents' Association Members 2019-20

Chair: Jenny Colbert
Secretary: Brid De Buitlear

  • Glenda Andreucetti - Daly              3rd & 5th Year
  • Aleksandra Bata                             2nd Year
  • Mags Beggan                                 1st Year
  • Haijing Cai Bai                               1st Year
  • Sharon Callow                               4th Year   
  • Jenny Colbert                                 6th Year
  • Ruth Cotter                                    2nd & 4th Year       
  • Eileen Coulter                                2nd & 4th Year      
  • Vicky Craven                                 2nd Year
  • Bríd De Buitlear                             3rd Year
  • Mary Flannelly                               3rd Year 
  • Deirdre Fox                                    3rd & 5th Year                  
  • Liz Fox                                           2nd Year                 
  • Sandra Hipson                               4th Year
  • Tanya Holly                                    3rd & 6th Year
  • Regina Hughes                              4th Year            
  • Fionnuala Keating                         5th Year     
  • Catherine Kennedy                       4th Year
  • Anthea Mac Hugh                         4th & 6th Year
  • Catherine McManus                     2nd Year
  • Sue Meade                                    2nd Year
  • Mairéad Monaghan                      2nd Year 
  • Geraldine Moreau                        2nd & 6th Year   
  • Olivia Mooney                              2nd Year
  • Ide Mulcahy                                 6th YEar
  • Claire Nolan
  • Marian O'Riordan
  • AnnMarie Ormonde                    6th Year     
  • Michelle Phillips                           1st Year
  • Lynn Reid-Walsh
  • Gráinne Ryan                    
  • Eileen Ryan  
  • Claire Savage                               1st & 3rd Year      
  • Fiona Sheridan          
  • Ciara Sloan                                            
  • Mary Synnott                               4th Year        
  • Tara Ward                                    6th Year                      
Parents' Association Table Quiz: 11 April 2019
Donors of Prizes for the Table Quiz 2019

We are grateful to all who donated prizes for our Table Quiz and Raffle:

  • 4 Star Pizza
  • Abbey Office Supplies
  • Adams Pharmacy
  • Angelz Hair Salon
  • Athletic Sports, Donaghmede Shopping Centre
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • Gorgeous Nails
  • Ikon Boutique
  • Jo Harpur Jewellers
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • Mace, All Saints Road
  • News Centre, Donaghmede Shopping Centre
  • Paper Pieces
  • Perkulicious Café
  • Raheny Optics
  • Raymar Hair Salon
  • Slender Health Gym
  • Smyths Butchers
  • Studio 55 Hair Salon
  • Supervalu Raheny
  • Tempted Boutique
  • The Hair Room, Howth
  • Tully’s Pharmacy and
  • All other individuals who made donations.
Table Quiz: 19 April 2018

Mighty craic was had by all who attended the Manor House Table Quiz in the Raheny GAA Hall on Thursday 20 April. We are grateful to the Parents' Association who organised the event and to our sponsors, whose generosity made the event possible. Funds go towards important school refurbishment. 

Ad for Table Quiz for School Library: 5 May 2016
Parents' Association: Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Parents' Association of Manor House Secondary School, Raheny. We represent all the parents and guardians of girls attending Manor House. The Association’s role as defined in the Education Act, is to ‘promote the interests of the students, in co-operation with the board, Principal, teachers and the students of that school’. It provides an effective partnership and channel of communication between home and school for the benefit of the students.

Membership of the Association gives you the opportunity to

  • Participate in school life, 
  • Be aware of what’s happening in the school throughout the year.
  • Play a meaningful role in supporting the aims and objectives of the school, your children, teachers and the school management.
  • Enjoy the benefits of the support of other parents.

Being a member of the Parents' Association, what it involves;

  • Work in partnership with the Principal and teachers in the development and review of relevant school policies such as code of behaviour and anti-bullying.
  • Organise talks for parents and courses on topics of interest e.g. drug awareness. 
  • Raise and discuss issues of interest or concern that have been brought to our attention. 
  • Arrange mock interviews for 5th year students each year involving parents with interviewing expertise. 
  • Support the school organising special events when needed e.g. annual deb’s ball.
  • We are involved also in fund raising. In the past this has been for the update of the school library.

The Principal, Ms Mary O’Neill, keeps us up to date with a report on school news, activities, policies, plans and Board of Management meetings.

Meetings take place in the school every 6-8 weeks on Tuesday evenings at 7pm.  When students start in Manor House, their parents and guardians are invited to attend the AGM at the beginning of the school year. If you are interested in joining the Association you can become a member of the committee. Not everyone needs to be on the committee but there is an opportunity to volunteer your time and support for various projects which can happen during the school year. We can be contacted at

The members of the Association wish your daughter every success and happiness on her journey through Manor House.


Events supported by the Parents' Association

5th year Mock Interviews

The Parents' Association have organised the annual Mock Interviews for 5thyear students for many years now. All 5th year students are encouraged to avail of this opportunity. The students and their teachers are very grateful to parents who give of their valuable time on this occasion. It would not be possible without them. The students report the experience as invaluable.

Fund Raising

  • We organise a table quiz annually to help support fundraising for the school. In the past this has allowed the school to update the library environment and the purchase of new books. This year of 2018/19 we are supporting the upgrade of the Home Economics department and IT development. See photos and video.
  • We also regularly organise clothes drives where there is an opportunity to donate pre-loved clothes to the school. In return, money can be made from these donations.

Pre-Deb’s reception for the 6th years

Since 2017 we have helped the school to organise a pre-deb’s reception in the school. All 6th years are invited with their families to attend this occasion. It has been a great success and gives an opportunity to see all the style before the students head off to the debs. Photographs are taken on the night.

Pre-Debs Receptions (LC 2017 and LC 2018)

See the Debs page for the full gallery of photos from the pre-debs receptions held in the school. The slideshow below is a mere taster!

Table Quiz to raise funds: 6 April 2017
Mock Interviews 2016

The Parents' Association ran the annual Mock Interviews for 5th year students on Thursday 14 April at 7pm. The students and their teachers are very grateful to the 32 interviewers who gave of their valuable time on this occasion.