Sports

Awards Day with Peter Foott Guest of Honour

By Geraldine Collins on Oct 13, 2017.  

Chairman of the Board of Management at Ashton School, Mr. John Deane welcomed Bishop Paul Colton and  Mr. Pat McKelvey C.E.T.B. Co-Patrons of the School, Board of Management, invited guests including Guest Speaker Mr. Peter Foott, a past pupil of Ashton, parents and students to the Annual Awards Day. Mr. Adrian Landen Principal outlined the […]

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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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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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