All our best wishes to William Donoghue who is once more on the world stage athe the AIBA youth World Boxing Championships in Sofia
The Easter Study Camp takes place in Athy College over the two weeks of the holidays. Places have been allocated and the service is offered free. Great opportunity to get the revision done.
Best of luck to the Kildare minor camogie team and Athy College student Erika Dempsey who play the All Ireland Semi finals on Saturday. Go Erika
Athy College Art Exhibition had a packed house for its annual event. Hundreds of visitors were treated to a magnificent range of artistic talent. the exhibition has gone from strength to strength and great credit to Art tutor Linda Dempsey who is the inspiration for the event. All of the exhibits are available to view on line here at athycollege.ie
Many thanks to principal of Scoil Phadraig Naofa and Deirdre King who delivered a presentation on Integration to teachers of Athy College as part of our campus teaching and learning initiative
Athy College is deeply saddened by the loss of former student Sarah Graydon who died suddenly yesterday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her parents, family, friends her partner Jason and especially her sister Jessica who is a current student with us. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Sarah Graydon, Coney Park, Athy.Reposing at her residence from 4 O' clock this afternoon.
Removal by Rigney's Funeral Directors on Monday morning at 10.15 to arrive at St. Micheal's Parish Church, Athy for Requiem Mass at 11 O'clock.
Burial afterwards in St. Micheal's Cemetery, Athy.
Athy College is delighted to be working with a number of partners - NCCA, State Examinations Commission, POST, Microsoft Ireland, and H2 Learning on a European e-portfolio project which is led by the Department of Education and Skills. This European project will see seven countries - Ireland, Slovenia, Austria, Spain, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Lithuania - work concurrently on piloting e-portfolios in classrooms and investigating current e-portfolio practice in teaching and learning. Through a network of pilot schools, the project will design and test potential e-portfolio models for use in teaching, learning and assessment.
In Ireland, twenty-six post-primary schools are involved in the pilot project. Athy College is one of these selected schools. The initial phase will run from January to May 2014 with two English teachers from each of the pilot schools involved. The teachers will receive training in the use of the two e-portfolio platforms chosen for the project - Mahara and Microsoft. Our pilot schools will use the portfolio in a variety of ways to support teaching and learning and will work on a number of English assessrnenLtasks throughout the pilot process. Pilot schools will have the support of an eportfolio mentor and will have the additional supports of an online community of practice and a transnational online peer to peer network.
From our work to date, it is clear that the e-portfolio model will provide teachers of all subjects with a myriad of opportunities for formative assessment and rich student assessment tasks.
The findings of the EU Folio project and the potential for e-portfolios in the Junior Cycle classroom will be disseminated through CPD sessions for teachers and school leaders throughout the Junior Cycle reform process.
Thanks to the students and teachers who held Healthy Eating Day today. From Apple Scones to Raspberry Muffins the event was a great success and cleared the plate.
To the waters and the wild for first year Rang Gorm who took on the Baltinglas Adventure Centre today and had great fun.