Charity Work

Part-time Office Secretary Required

By Ashton School on Oct 22, 2018.  

Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill a vacancy for the position of part-time Office Secretary. Application forms with job description and application details are available for download at www.ashton.ie/recruitment. Deadline for receipt of applications is 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 31st October 2018. Shortlisting may apply.

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‘High School Musical’ a resounding success.

By Geraldine Collins on May 26, 2018.  

        High School Musical was a resounding success as always, despite the ‘snow’ and inclement weather forcing the cancellation of some of the shows. Yet, determined and committed to completing what they had worked so hard for all year, the Transition Year cast of 2018, showed ‘true grit’ by reconvening once the […]

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The significance of the Tree of Life for Confirmation students in the Diocese.

By Geraldine Collins on May 20, 2018.  

The significance of The Tree of Life in preparation for Confirmation and the strong creative connection with Ashton School. As Confirmation time approaches each year, Bishop Paul Colton hosts a morning of activities and fun for Confirmation candidates from all parishes across the dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. This year it was held in […]

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Ashton Justice Committee present cheque to COPE Foundation.

By Geraldine Collins on Mar 14, 2018.  

  At a recent assembly, a cheque was presented to COPE Foundation as a beneficiary of the funds raised during Action Week, by the Justice Committee, co-ordinated by Mr. Ruttle which totalled 4,000 euros.  Students and staff were totally immersed in this week of fun to raise funds for local, national, and international charities.   […]

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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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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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Sports Person of the month November 2017 Christina Dring

By Geraldine Collins on Dec 5, 2017.  

Interview with Christina Dring conducted by Transition Year Sports Captains: Cara Lamb, Rory Lee and Jack O Meara.   Christina Dring – Sports person – November 2017.   Who do you look up to in sport? A. Katie Taylor. I met her in Transition Year at a STEM day and she did a Q&A. She […]

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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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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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