Transition Year

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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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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Silver Medallist at Irish Chemistry Olympiad

By Geraldine Collins on Apr 6, 2017.  

    Diarmuid O’Donoghue  6th Year, who was awarded a Silver Medal in the Irish Chemistry Olympiad at Dublin City University recently, representing Ashton, student of Ms. Buggy,  Science Teacher. He is now 1 of 16 students invited to be selected to participate internationally in Thailand in July, which he is looking forward to after […]

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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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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 15, 2017.  

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar fheabhais.  Bhí spraoí and sport ag gach éinne. Lots of events were held throughout the school for Seachtain na Gaeilge, as the Irish language, culture and music were celebrated in all its manifestations. A Tráth na gCeist was held with lots of fun for everyone participating.  The Comórtas Postaer provided […]

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