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Return to School - April 12th 2021
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Remote Teaching and Learning
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Safer Internet Day Campaign 2019
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Mock Examinations to Begin
Wednesday 9 February 2022

School Closure for Staff Training Day
Monday 14 February 2022

Mock Examinations End
Friday 18 February 2022

School closed for Mid-Term Break
Monday 21 February 2022

Transition Year Students Work Experience
Monday 28 February 2022

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Welcome to our Website

Welcome and thank you for visiting the High School’s website. I hope that you find it interesting and informative. We have many of our policies, events and extracurricular activities listed here which will, hopefully, give you an insight into the vibrant and busy life of our school. We cater for the academic, social and sporting development of our pupils. Hopefully by browsing the different links you will get a flavour and exemplars of our many achievements over recent years.  For further information please contact the school directly. 

Browse, reminisce and enjoy

Mr. P.J. Duffy



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Today we are delighted to publish our 2021 school magazine High Times. In it, you will find 36 pages packed with students articles, reviews, artwork, poetry and stories.  Click the image below to open as a flipbook.  Once you do, you will see an option at the top of the magazine to open or download as a PDF.  This is a great option as, once downloaded, it's very easy to share with friends and family via WhatsApp or social media.  Also, the clickable links will only work via the PDF version.


So sit back, relax and enjoy as you catch up with what we've been doing this year.  And I think you'll find, despite the pandemic, that we managed to fit an awful lot in!




 Welcome to our PHS Virtual Tour

On this page you will find an introductory address by school principal, Joe Duffy, as well our Minecraft 2020 Virtual Tour.

The remaining subject/activity videos can be found on the 'Prospective Students' page under the 'Students' tab above.

Remote Teaching and Learning - 13 January 2021

All Teaching and Learning will now be conducted through your son's Micro-soft 365 account, with most of the instruction coming through his “Teams App”. He has already received his logins and has also received some training in this area during his first term in school.  To access the platform, go to  https://login.microsoftonline.com and use the username and password assigned to your son. You can access this platform from several devices at the same time, so you as a parent/guardian can also login to the account at any time to monitor your sons assigned work.   

To assist your son over the coming weeks, I would encourage you to organise a quiet area in the house for him to set up a workstation. He will need access to a device each day, this devise does not have to be a laptop or computer, a mobile phone or tablet device will allow the same access to his 365 account. He will need access to Wi-Fi or data on his mobile device in order to view and submit work, however this does not need to be for the duration of the time he is completing his work. If using mobile data to access and submit work, this can be switched on and off as the need arises.

It would be very beneficial for you to spend some time with your son arranging a timetable for the day. The work assigned to your son will be in line with his school timetable, meaning teachers will assign work on the days which they should be teaching the subject in school. Teachers may use a range of different teaching techniques over the coming week, teachers may assign assignments with a start date and submission date, they may upload a video lesson, they may assign questions from a textbook and in many cases may teach a lesson live.

Good luck with your studies for the coming weeks and make sure you have a healthy mix of school work and physical activity.  

Return to School - 26 August 2020


Response plan .docx

PHS return to school plan 1.docx

Please see attached two Document that will be of assistance to both you as a parent/guardian and also your son as a student.

The 1st document details the schools Response Plan for a successful return to school. This document has been produced by the Department of Education and has been ratified by our board of management.

The 2nd document has been produced by the school and details procedures we have put in place to ensure a safe and secure return to school for all our staff and students. It would be extremely useful for both parents/guardians and students to familiarise themselves with these new procedures.

Details of both documents will be discussed at length with the students on their return to school.

We would greatly appreciate your support with implementing these measures and we hope for a successful and safe return to school for all concerned.

Department of Education Advice - 04 March 2020
Please see attached advice offered to secondary school students and parents regarding Covid-19. read more ...
Chief Medical Officer Advice - 04 March 2020
Please see attached advice to parents and students regarding Covid-19 from the Chief Medical Officer read more ...
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