The General Secretary of the Department of Education and the Minister for Education Ms Jan O'Sullivan were both educated by the students of Athy College at the European Eportfolio Conference in Dublin Castle. We are very proud of them and their teachers
Athy College today is one of the four Irish schools presenting at the European EUFolio Conference in Dublin Castle. "Transforming teaching and learning through ePortfolios" is the theme with seven European countries sharing best practice in using technology in education. A great honour to be selected for this project.
Safety First as 16 fifth year students embark on a Level 2 certified kayaking course. With the amenity of the river and canal so close to us it is great to get our students to experience it. Johnny O'Toole for the Athy Rowing and Canoe club will take the students through their paces. Once the preliminary safety training is undertaken it is on to the water!
"All About Eva" is a feature film set in Co. Kildare. A thriller about the racing industry with some dark humour which was shot on location in Athy. This Friday night it will be shown by Athy Film Club in Athy College at 8pm . Tickets €5. It is advisable to get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment (Hyland Butchers)
Congratulations to teachers Ms O' Brien and Ms C. Doyle on being selected to video present the use of the new technologies of efolios, Mahara and Moodle for national traing of second level teachers. Class group Connacht showed their skills in using iPads, laptops, etc to store their work on electronic media. Well done to all.
From tomorrow Athy College's new outdoor gym is being made available to the public. A new gate to the roadside has been constructed and when the gate is open the gym is available. The facility will be open from 4pm till dark each evening and for most of the weekend.
There are six stations with twelve "machines"
No dogs are allowed.
You must be over 14 to use equipment.
Participants use equipment at their own risk.
Any anti social behaviour will result in limiting its use so please help us to maintain and develop this amenity by reporting your concerns.
My thanks to the parents and the Athy Rowing and Canoe club for the manpower
Instructions: No dogs, no charge, no excuses, no anti social behaviour, no excuses, no litter, no excuses, no excuses, .........so GET OUT----GET FIT
Fri 24th April
Sat 25th April
10.am - 12 noon
Fri May 1st