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Silver Medallist at Irish Chemistry Olympiad

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 6, 2017.  

    Diarmuid O’Donoghue  6th Year, who was awarded a Silver Medal in the Irish Chemistry Olympiad at Dublin City University recently, representing Ashton, student of Ms. Buggy,  Science Teacher. He is now 1 of 16 students invited to be selected to participate internationally in Thailand in July, which he is looking forward to after […]

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Positivity at Ashton all week

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 23, 2017.  

ASHTON A+ – Positivity week celebration Ashton was recently invited by the ISPCC along with other primary and secondary schools, and sporting clubs in Douglas to join the Shield programme for 2017 and become one of the first communities in Ireland to be actively working towards building an ethos of tolerance, acceptance and understanding. As […]

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 15, 2017.  

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar fheabhais.  Bhí spraoí and sport ag gach éinne. Lots of events were held throughout the school for Seachtain na Gaeilge, as the Irish language, culture and music were celebrated in all its manifestations. A Tráth na gCeist was held with lots of fun for everyone participating.  The Comórtas Postaer provided […]

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French Exchange in Pontivy 2017

By Ashton School on Mar 7, 2017.  

Jeudi, le 9 mars 2017 Aujourdhui, la transformation est complète. Après huit jours, on parle le français. Ce matin, on est allé à Rennes. On est parti du Lycée Jeanne d’Arc à 8h20 et on est arrivé à la Gare de Rennes à 10h00. Avec des instructions écrites et un plan de la ville, les […]

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Students enjoy Lacrosse sporting initiative

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 7, 2017.  

      Sporting students at Ashton recently had the marvelous opportunity to ‘try out’ Lacrosse as a field game. Tom Prior, head coach for the Irish Under 19’s team, and Dick Pepper international referee co-ordinated the event, organised through Lacrosse Ireland. They travelled from New York to deliver an introductory workshop with a group […]

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Students present cheque to Andrew Coleman of Christian Aid recently

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 7, 2017.  

        First Year students  Fiona Corcoran, and Katarina Sesaldo eloquently  introduced Christian Aid to Assembly recently, with the clearest of diction, creating awareness of the wonderful work of the Justice Committee in Ashton, co-ordinated by Mr. Ruttle.  They further explained that substantial funds were raised during the year which would be presented […]

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Students attend inspiring S.T.E.M. day at City Hall

By Geraldine Collins on Feb 28, 2017.  

                 

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Debating team at Ashton look forward to visiting the European Parliament in Brussels

By Geraldine Collins on Feb 17, 2017.  

    On Thursday February 18th, four Transition Year students participated in the Lord Mayor’s debate on the motion that ‘Ireland is better off with the EU’.  This was held in the City Hall Chambers in the presence of eight other schools. The debate was a great success with Chaia Carroll, Lily Thornhill, Alex O’Donovan […]

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Lord Mayor Cllr. Des Cahill visits Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on Feb 2, 2017.  

Lord Mayor’s message of ‘POSITIVITY’, and not being afraid ‘to ask for help’. Lord Mayor Cllr. Des Cahill visited Ashton School recently, and was greeted at Assembly by Principal Mr. Landen, accompanied by Deputy Principal Ms. Hewison, along with Head Girl Annie Walshe, and Head Boy P. J. Meaney, students and staff. Lord Mayor Cahill […]

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‘Elf’ the musical hits all the right notes

By Geraldine Collins on Jan 26, 2017.  

An extravaganza of ‘Elf’ the musical at Ashton! Ashton School Players, directed by Mr. Drew Ruttle brought the audiences to their feet once again with their presentation of ‘Elf’ the musical, which was held recently in the Physical Education Hall at Ashton School. Tickets sold fast and seats filled to maximum capacity.  Audiences were charmed […]

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