We are delighted to be one of four schools in the country selected to take part in a research project overseen by the School of Education at The University of Limerick and designed by the University of Cambridge in which we are trialling a learning intervention called ‘Designing Our Tomorrow’ or DOT. The DOT initiative is set of learning activities that encourage a different approach to design and problem-solving that focuses on user empathy. The learning activities encourage students to experience another persons perspective to design products for a more inclusive world. 1st year students have already started the learning activities and are thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Date 2nd February 2020
The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) has notified KWETB that, following a ballot, all TUI members have been directed to take strike action on Tuesday 4th February 2020. On that day, pickets will be placed on workplaces where TUI members are employed.
Athy College has a number of teachers who are members of the TUI. Following a detailed assessment of the implications of the strike action on the operation of the school/college/centre, management in consultation with the Education and Training Board has reluctantly decided that it cannot guarantee the health and safety of students/learners on the premises on that day.
Therefore, we are informing you not to send your child to school on Tuesday 4th February.
Athy College will be open to receive students on Wednesday 5th February.