Exchange Programs

French Exchange Group in Paris

By Ashton School on Mar 19, 2018.  

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to La Tour Eiffel (and some high street shopping!) The exchange group is pictured here with the iconic backdrop best viewed from across the Seine. The goodbyes, after a successful week-long stay in Pontivy in the heart of Brittany, were said in the early hours of […]

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French Exchange in Pontivy

By Ashton School on Mar 16, 2018.  

The French Exchange group has hit the news in Pontivy. They feature in the local newspaper today.

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Athletics students have great success

By Geraldine Collins on Dec 8, 2017.  

The Athletics Association of Ireland ran cross-country challenge activities for students from across the country.  The purpose was to encourage students uptake in distance running.  It was open to all abilities. Ashton had 33 athletes representing the school in the challenge. Anna Torres 4th year came first in the 4th/5th/6th year girls section, with Sofia […]

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Art student Jade Segrillo is a winner

By Geraldine Collins on Dec 7, 2017.  

Students of Art were invited to participate in the Jane Glanville Art Competition, open to TY, 5th year students from six Protestant schools (mostly comprehensive) in Ireland, based on themes of Reflection, Journey, Change or Contemplation, co-ordinated by Ms. O’Shea.  Highly commended was Muireann O’Callaghan, 3rd Prize was awarded to Molly Neill, 2nd prize to […]

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Y.M.C.A. presentation at assembly

By Geraldine Collins on Dec 6, 2017.  

Representatives from YMCA Edel Stout, Laura Rodriguez, and Charles Payne attended Assembly at Ashton in early December, and made an impressive presentation to the student cohort, emphasising the importance of support around mental health for students. This was followed up by a presentation of a specially commissioned booklet called ‘Not alone’ which was given to […]

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Sports Person of the month November 2017 Christina Dring

By Geraldine Collins on Dec 5, 2017.  

Interview with Christina Dring conducted by Transition Year Sports Captains: Cara Lamb, Rory Lee and Jack O Meara.   Christina Dring – Sports person – November 2017.   Who do you look up to in sport? A. Katie Taylor. I met her in Transition Year at a STEM day and she did a Q&A. She […]

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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 empathy towards students […]

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Science Week at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on Nov 22, 2017.  

  Congratulations to the Science stars who came 5th in Ireland when they recently attended the Irish Teachers Science Association Regional finals in Dublin. They had strong competition from across the whole country, and ultimately came a proud 5th place nationally.  The team were Robison O’Dea, William Ronayne, Zach Lumley. Well done to each of […]

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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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