ACCEPTANCE OF PLACE IN ATHY COLLEGE SEPT 2021
Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Athy College for September 2021.
We have a very, VERY large number of applicants this year and are already working on making sure that we have extra classrooms. Our new building is still a couple of years away.
Normally we get to meet you in person to explain our registration procedure but we are now forced to ask you to give us your permission online
- To formally accept your place in Athy College
- To agree with our Code of Behaviour
- To allow us to use your picture for school promotion (matches, concerts, etc)
- To allow us to use your contact detail (text, email, etc)
Yes, we need your permission for all of these things. So please fill in the form below
We will need some documents from you later if we have not already received them.
Copy of Birth Certificate
Copy of any assessments which you may have undertaken
Copy of any language exemptions, if you have any
We have for many years operated a Book Rental Scheme, particularly for those who might experience financial hardship. We will be sending you a form which will entitle you to a reduction on the cost. You will receive a bill during the first week which includes:
- Book Rental
- 24 Hour Insurance
- Mock exams
- ID Cards
- Prizes, etc
There has never been family contributions or any other charges.
We are a Google Reference School (ant the first in Ireland) because we use GSuite for Education for the delivery of much of our material both in class and through homework. We ask parents to please provide a Chromebook (which is the cheapest and most efficient of all of the laptops) for your student. Chromebooks start at around €150/200) We have a strong WiFi connection throughout the school and have had great success (particularly through Covid) with this method. We try to limit books as much as possible and encourage teachers to use their own material in class. Very many of the textbooks can remain at home as reference books for homework. This year we had some Chromebooks available for rent but with the increased numbers we would find it very difficult in the coming year.
A list of the School Uniform is available here. You have chosen to be part of our school so we ask you to show belonging by having the correct uniform - this includes the jacket! This year with Covid we had regular “mask breaks” and students went outside. The school jacket is one that we know is reliable.
What subjects will they do?
Later I will be in touch to arrange subject choices. Students sit Junior Cycle at the end of third year and it is recommended that they do around 8 subjects for examination. This year all do:
English, Irish(Gaeilge), Maths, Science, History, Geography,PE, Religion, CSPE, SPHE,
With options of
French or Spanish
Home Ec or Woodwork
Art or Engineering
Next year should be similar but we will be in touch about this in springtime.
In the new year we will be in touch to arrange assessment tests. We used to do this with all incoming students together on a Saturday but this year we will have to arrange smaller groups and we will give plenty of notice through our text system.
Please take time to fill out the form below.