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Ashton Awareness Week against Bullying in all its forms

By Geraldine Collins on Nov 22, 2017.  

      Ashton Awareness Week against LGBT bullying was held as a whole-school event during November, and was immensely successful in getting discussion going on the topic of bullying in all its manifestations.  The aim was to help students develop an understanding of how cyber bullying and homophobic bullying are hurtful, help build their […]

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Science Week at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on Nov 22, 2017.  

  Science Week was co-ordinated by the Science Department, hosting various activities including a Science Magic Show for Jnr. Cycle students, 6th Year students attended ISTA Senior Science Quiz in U.C.C. Nov. 16th. Students also participated keenly in the regularly announced ‘Fact of the day’ competitions, Element quizzes, and many in-class activities.  Great excitement, fun […]

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Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald visits Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on Oct 25, 2017.  

Lord Mayor Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, accompanied by his wife, Lady Mayoress Georgina Fitzgerald visited Ashton on Oct. 25th.  The school choir, led by Mr. Peter Stobart provided a warm welcome to the visitors, for which they were complimented. Principal Mr. Landen, accompanied by Ms. Hewison greeted and welcomed the Lord Mayor, and Lady Mayoress, accompanied […]

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Ashton Choir attends Reformation Service

By Geraldine Collins on Oct 23, 2017.  

Ashton School Choir attended a Reformation 500 service at St. Finbar’s Cathedral recently, which was recorded by RTE, and will be played on RTE in the near future. The Choir practices each week, and takes part in music study as part of the syllabus, under the guidance of their teacher Ms. Mary O’Brien.  Choir study […]

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Head Girl and Head Boy greet Bishop Paul Colton

By Geraldine Collins on Sep 15, 2017.  

At the opening Assembly of the new school year, Mr. Landen, supported by Ms. Hewison, welcomed all students and staff back to school after the summer vacation. He encouraged students to do their best in all aspects of school life, both academic and sporting.  Mr. Landen welcomed Bishop Paul Colton, who addressed students, and encouraged […]

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Bronze medal for Diarmuid O’Donoghue at International Chemistry Olympiad

By Geraldine Collins on Jul 20, 2017.  

Congratulations are extended to Diarmuid O’Donoghue, 6th year at Ashton, on his amazing achievement at being awarded a Bronze medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad, held mid – July in Thailand.  Science teacher Ms. Margaret Buggy was ‘thrilled’  with Diarmuid’s  success.  She has taught Diarmuid through Junior Cycle Science, Leaving Certificate Chemistry, and actively encouraged him […]

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Listowel Writers Week Winners.

By Geraldine Collins on Jul 6, 2017.  

    Ashton School 5th Year students Kim Bradfield and Philip Krause, along with their supportive families, attended Listowel Writer’s Week 2017 on May 31st for the official Opening of this internationally renowned festival of literature, to accept their awards on the night, with pride. Kim was awarded 1st prize in the U18 Creative Young […]

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Transition Year Awards Night

By Geraldine Collins on May 29, 2017.  

    Transition Year students at Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork keenly look forward to this particular awards night, at the end of a very busy year.  Parents come to view and appreciate the work students have completed with great detail, and imagination. Ms. Ryan Year Head, welcomed everyone on the night, and Ms. Burke […]

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John Spillane charms students and staff

By Geraldine Collins on May 23, 2017.  

    Singer/song writer of renown John Spillane recently visited the Irish Department at Ashton and really inspired students and  staff in a very intimate, spontaneous, and relaxed visit.   There were Irish songs, many of the beautiful old renditions,  Irish dancing, spontaneous singing from students, excellent  and entertaining violin playing and a great sense […]

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Geography Field Trip to Killarney National Park an outstanding success

By Geraldine Collins on May 18, 2017.  

The Geography Department held their Field trip to Killarney National Park recently with Fifth year students, fulfilling syllabus project requirements. Students and staff donned their  ‘wellies’ and completed water analysis testing, measuring, and rock formation appraisal, finding a stone of major geomorphic significance in the process, which is now being examined by Killarney National Park […]

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