Sports

Art and Photography winners in Mental Health competition

By Geraldine Collins on May 30, 2017.  

    Katarina Sesaldo School Winner in Mental  Health Ireland’s Art and Photography Project.   Fiona Corcoran highly commended also in this competition. Certificates presented recently as affirmation of their creative abilities and their awareness of Mental health issues, co-ordinated by Ms. Creedon.  

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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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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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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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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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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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Ashton School Recruiting Sports Coaches

By Ashton School on Jan 17, 2017.  

Ashton School is expanding its extra-curricular sports programme and is currently recruiting coaches. Interested candidates with suitable experience/sporting background should make contact with the Principal at 021-4966044 or email ashton@iol.ie. Remuneration will depend on experience.

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Action Week fundraising for charity

By Geraldine Collins on Nov 14, 2016.  

  Action Week 2016 – a HUGE success – 3,700 euros raised for charity. Action Week is a staple on the school calendar each year. The Justice Group, under the guidance of Chaplain Mr. Drew Ruttle, plan, organise, and co-ordinate whole-school, and individual activities for the week, all in aid of charity. The nominated charities […]

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