Transition Year

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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Y.M.C.A. presentation at assembly

By Geraldine Collins on Dec 6, 2017.  

Representatives from YMCA Edel Stout, Laura Rodriguez, and Charles Payne attended Assembly at Ashton in early December, and made an impressive presentation to the student cohort, emphasising the importance of support around mental health for students. This was followed up by a presentation of a specially commissioned booklet called ‘Not alone’ which was given 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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Ashton Choir attends Reformation Service

By Geraldine Collins on Oct 23, 2017.  

Ashton School Choir attended a Reformation 500 service at St. Finbar’s Cathedral recently, which was recorded by RTE, and will be played on RTE in the near future. The Choir practices each week, and takes part in music study as part of the syllabus, under the guidance of their teacher Ms. Mary O’Brien.  Choir study […]

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Bronze medal for Diarmuid O’Donoghue at International Chemistry Olympiad

By Geraldine Collins on Jul 20, 2017.  

Congratulations are extended to Diarmuid O’Donoghue, 6th year at Ashton, on his amazing achievement at being awarded a Bronze medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad, held mid – July in Thailand.  Science teacher Ms. Margaret Buggy was ‘thrilled’  with Diarmuid’s  success.  She has taught Diarmuid through Junior Cycle Science, Leaving Certificate Chemistry, and actively encouraged him […]

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Listowel Writers Week Winners.

By Geraldine Collins on Jul 6, 2017.  

    Ashton School 5th Year students Kim Bradfield and Philip Krause, along with their supportive families, attended Listowel Writer’s Week 2017 on May 31st for the official Opening of this internationally renowned festival of literature, to accept their awards on the night, with pride. Kim was awarded 1st prize in the U18 Creative Young […]

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