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The Language Department includes Irish, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.  We also offer Manderin and Russian in Transition year and Romanian, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian as Leaving Certificate subjects for native speakers.


The Engineering Department comprises of Metalwork and Technology at Junior Cycle and Engineering at Senior Cycle….


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Each year Hartstown Comunity School students take part in a school echange to Bordeaux in France. While in Bordeaux the Hartstown students sample French life and can take in some of the local sights, such as Arcachon,The Dune de Pyla (Europe’s highest sand dune), a boat trip on the Baie d’Arcachon, oyster tasting, a visit to the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, and to the Musee d’Aquitaine to mention just a few. You can click on the link below to visit the Exchange Schools’ Website.

This year, the Irish students went to Bordeaux in March accompanied by Ms. Cullen and Mr.Wade.  The French Students from Lycee Montesquieu school in Bordeaux arrived in Ireland in April and spent ten days in the homes of their Irish exchange partners.  As well as attending school, the students went on trips organised to the City Centre, Glendalough, Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, the National Museum and also took part in Irish Ceili Dancing.

For more information about the exchange visit: montyhart.free.fr

French.ie is a portal site created by and for French teachers in Ireland.


HCS reach All-Ireland quarter final! 

imageTeam: (see right) Brenda Ademovic (Capt.), Aynuram Yussupova, Aldina Abazi, Adam Gavin, Aldin Abazi, William Clifford. Teacher:Mr.Kajic
Congratulations to Aynuram Yussupova on winning a scholarship to study in Germany for a month.  Aynuram’s Junior Cert result in German (grade A naturlich!) was among the top 100 in the country.  Following an interview, she was awarded one of the top ten prizes. 

Last year’s Leaving Certificate Spanish class had the distinction of being the first group to sit Spanish in the Leaving Cert in HCS.  They benefited from the arrival of our first Spanish Language Assistant Max Muntadas Pekkola form Barcelona, who worked with the Spanish teachers. 


Following the success of the Japanese module in Transition Year, we have introduced Japanese as a Leaving Cert subject.  Students can keep their Continental language and take Japanese if they wish. 

Manderin and Russian

Manderin has been added to the Transition year programme.  As well as studying their modern continental language - French, German or Spanish students complete modules in Japanese, Russian and Manderin.

Eastern European Languages

HCS offers Leaving Cert classes for native speakers in Russian, Romanian, Polish and Lithuanian.


The Irish Science Site lots of links to news articles concerning science…


Farmleigh Art Visit
I found my visit to Farmleigh a very interesting day…

Technical Graphics

Design & Communication Graphics has been launched at Leaving Certificate for students…