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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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Transition Year Closing Ceremony

By Ashton School on May 22, 2017.  

Parents of all TY students are invited to the TY Closing Ceremony on Thursday, 25th May, at 7.30 p.m. TY Yearbooks will be for sale for €12.

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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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Olympian John Jermyn visits Ashton and inspires everyone

By Geraldine Collins on May 18, 2017.  

When Olympian John Jermyn entered the Sports Hall at Ashton School, Blackrock road, the sense of occasion was palpable, as the school choir, directed by Dr. Mary O’Brien, accompanied by Mr. Peter Stobart sang the aptly titled ‘When you believe’. He was greeted with a warm welcome to Assembly by Principal Mr. Adrian Landen, assisted […]

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Active Schools Week at Ashton

By Geraldine Collins on May 11, 2017.  

Ashton Active Schools Week 24th-28th April 2017 Active Schools Week is a national initiative and is about providing fun and inclusive physical activity opportunities for all members of the school community. It aims to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but can also be very enjoyable, co-ordinated by Ms. […]

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Teaching Positions for 2017/2018

By Ashton School on May 9, 2017.  

Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork invites applications from suitably qualified teachers for the following RPT/fixed term positions which may arise for 2017/2018: German and Irish (20 hours), Mathematics (14 hours), Music (8 hours), and Guidance Counsellor (14 hours). Completed application forms, which must be accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, confirmation of current Teaching Council registration and […]

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Adult Education creating educational opportunities for everyone

By Geraldine Collins on May 8, 2017.  

      Adult Education  has a long and proud tradition of education based in Ashton School, over many years, co-ordinated by Mr. John O’Sullivan, Adult Education Officer.   The list of classes includes so many exciting, challenging and creative opportunities, it is not surprising the classes ‘fill’ so easily come the early days of Autumn.    […]

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Ashton Rowing Club ‘medals blitz’ on first outing

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 27, 2017.  

    Historic ‘FIRSTS’ for Ashton Rowing team at Irish Schools Rowing Championships. What an exciting time in the evolving history of Ashton School, such success for students this year, 2016/2017, and still it goes on!. Keep an eye on the school website! Mr. Beechinor joined the teaching staff at Ashton this year, teaching Physical […]

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Presentation of cheque to Concern

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 24, 2017.  

    Recently, Transition Year students made a presentation of a cheque for 2,050 euros to Concern,  which were proceeds from the Concern Fast which Transition Year students at Ashton organised as part of their altruistic approach to helping others in developing countries, co-ordinated by Mr. Shane Scanlon, T.Y. Year Head. The Fast always generates […]

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A.I.L.O. – FIRST in IRELAND

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 6, 2017.  

  The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) is the problem solvers’ challenge. The national contest sees secondary school students develop their own strategies for solving complex problems in unfamiliar languages from around the globe. No prior knowledge of linguistics or foreign languages is required. Even the hardest problems require only logical ability, patient work and […]

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