The Athy College Bank team, "Once Upon A Bank" competed in the National Finals of the Build A Bank Challenge in the RDS, Dublin on 26th April. 48 schools competed in the National Final. Our team competed with 15 other teams in the Technology Zone. Two teams from each zone (3) were then chosen to partake in the national final on stage. Our team were chosen to complete their presentation on the stage in front of over 600 people. The Once Upon A Bank team were interviewed on camera, they were posted to the AIB Snapchat account and also made an appearance on the AIB Twitter account.
Well done to the 5th year LCA Easter buffet, held on Thursday 30th March, for invited parents and teachers.
Students from classes Buí and Gorm worked extremely well as a team during the day to prepare a delicious three-course meal for their guests. They set up the buffet and acted as hosts for their parents and teachers, who complemented them on the fantastic food and atmosphere that was created for the day.
The students proved to be an excellent team, who worked diligently throughout the day to complete the task. It was a very worthwhile learning experience for everyone.
Athy College is about to undergo a massive expansion with the sanction of €10 million for the Department of Education and ScienceThe new development will increase the number of pupils in the school from 400 to 1,000 in a massive increase in pupil numbers, helping to deal with the demand for school places in the area.
South Kildare TD Martin Heydon confirmed the extension of the school, stating that it will be a big boost for the area.
“The 600 pupil extension which will be built by KWETB is expected to cost circa €10m and will bring Athy Community College up to a 1,000 pupil school. " he said.
Deputy Heydon also expressed how happy he was for the staff at the community college, saying that it is something they deserve as they continue their hard work in the south of the county.
“I am delighted for Richard Daly, the principal of Athy Community College and all of his very dedicated staff that the great work they do on the fantastic education campus in Athy is being recognised by the Department, as is the need for increased provision of secondary school places in Kildare South. I will continue to work with the school board of management throughout the process until we see the extension delivered, hopefully in the very near future.
Congratulations to all of the Athy College students who received certificates at the annual Academic awards last Thursday night. Last year's graduate Bessy Zhu, who is currently studying Law at Trinity was the Student of the Year 2016 LC recipient with Don Dibenzi, LC Applied and Dylan Fitzgerald & Marie Rowan & Allan O'Connell Joint Junior Cert Students of the Year. More pics here
KWETB invites applications for the post of Caretaker.
Full details and application procedure here