Sports

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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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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Christina Dring thrilled with Senior Cup Final Win

By Geraldine Collins on Nov 6, 2017.  

  Interview with Christina Dring- Sports Person of the Month November Christina Dring is this years first Ashton Sports Awards winner.       She recently won the FAI Continental Tyres Senior Cup Final playing with Cork City Football team. She’s also a key player on the Ashton Senior A girls hockey team.     […]

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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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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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