Athy College and its Board of Management are delighted to welcome our new Deputy Principal Ciana Ennis who took up the position this week. Ms Ennis brings a wide range of experience in school management and teaching. With a teaching background in Gaeilge and Maths, Ms Ennis, has been with KWETB for over 14 years. Her previous deputy principal experience will be of great value to Athy College and she is eagerly looking forward to joining our growing and progressive school.
Some of our 1st and 2nd Year students enjoyed a St Brigid’s cross making workshop today in our wonderful local library
Thank you very much to Ollie for facilitating #community
Our apologies but our telephone lines are down since lunchtime yesterday. Contact with school can be made by emailing Mail@athycollege.ie
Thank you to Ms Sweeney who facilitated todays teaching and learning club. Ms Sweeney presented on Tarsia. Tarsia boost students understanding level of concepts being taught, encourages active learning and collaborative learning during lessons. Students gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills and concentration and focus skill is developed . Thanks again to Ms Sweeney and to all teachers who attended. 📚🏫
Athy College is running a stay in and win attendance drive for first year students! Daily spot prizes for students and family prizes of Christmas hampers and turkeys! ✨️
Very proud of our first year students who wrote a song for junior cycle Geography on Plate Tectonics!
This song was recorded and produced in Athy College by our students and staff.
🏫Athy College will open to students at 11am tomorrow.
🚌School Buses will not be running in the morning, but will collect after school (3:45pm
Many congratulations and best wishes to Alison Miller from all of her colleagues and students at Athy College. On Friday Alison is being inducted into the Rugby Players Ireland Hall of Fame. She is described as an Irish rugby legend having scored 24 tries in her 47 appearances for Ireland. Best wishes from us all and enjoy your well earned award.
Thank you to Mr Talbot who kicked off the first session of our Learning and Teaching Club. Mr Talbot presented on the Concept Attainment Strategy which engages students in forming their own definition of a concept by examining the attributes of several examples and non-examples of the word, concept, or topic. With the Concept Attainment strategy, students use cognitive strategies and higher order thinking skills, such as classifying, identifying characteristics and relationships, testing hypotheses, and applying new ideas while using the target vocabulary and concept. They must discriminate between what is and what is not an example of the target concept. Concept Attainment can be used at any level, and is a good differentiating technique, since students’ guesses are so varied.With this strategy, the target concept or idea is not communicated to the students. The teacher presents examples (verbal or pictures), and the students guess the concept by figuring out the common attributes. Thanks again to Mr Talbot, and to all teachers who attended.