Many thanks to the members of the Parents Association for their unfailing interest and for all the work they do in support of the school.
It was the beginning of great rejoicing in Ashton on Wednesday, 11th September, when Principal Mr Landen and Deputy Principal Ms Hewison visited Transition Year classes with news of the Junior Certificate results. Mr. Landen congratulated students on their excellent results. Many students performed very well and hard work was rewarded. In particular, congratulations were well earned by Catherine Ronayne who achieved the top score of 10 A grades. Well done Catherine!
Wednesday, 11th September, was another exciting day in the school year. The high achievers of the Class of 2013 (those who achieved 500 points or more) were invited to return to Ashton for a special whole school assembly to acknowledge their success and to demonstrate to the entire student body what can be achieved through hard work and commitment. Of the 12 students in that category, 9 were present. Others were already on their way to college. The assembly was opened by Head Boy Glenn Healy and Head Girl Alice Walsh who congratulated the high achievers on behalf of the student body. After assembly the 9 students spent their morning giving advice to senior students and sharing the secrets of their success.
Welcome to the Ashton School website. This year Ashton students have said their goodbyes to the original 40-year-old Ashton building and have returned to a new building specially designed and built for their education and use. The Ashton buildings now consist of a new three-storey academic block which contains most of the teaching spaces (classrooms, laboratories and workshops), Ashton House, a carefully restored Georgian building which will now be used mostly for administration and a Sports Hall which has already been refurbished in the first phase of the project. The new building, with its bright classrooms and corridors, and panoramic views of the locality on all sides and the cityscape beyond, will certainly be a more comfortable environment in which to learn and teach. As the main building is now reaching completion, the project has moved on demolition of the old building and the re-landscaping of the grounds. This will in turn provide new ball courts, additional car parking space and better views of the city when the demolition of the old building is complete. I wish to express my thanks to the Design Team and the Contractors for what they have created for us. Teachers and students are really looking forward to using the new and restored buildings for the first time.
December 5, 2013. Visit to Sculpture Factory
November 21, 2013. Talk on Suicide
November 20, 2013. Talk on Career Guidance
September 17, 2013. Mini Marathon
September 12, 2013. Transition Year Outdoor Pursuits in ConnemaraMore >