At Athy College we operate a Breakfast Club where students are welcome to a simple breakfast each morning before school (Tea/Coffee/juice/toast/cereal) free of charge.At the morning break sandwiches and fruit are available for all students also free of charge.A subsidised lunch is available Mon to Thur at the cost of €2.50 per day. We ask students to pay in advance. Lunch consists of filled rolls and soup or a hot dish on some days
Mobile Phones are not permitted in the college. If they ring or become visible to staff members they will be confiscated. See full policy here.
The school operates a Year Head/Tutor system where one particular teacher takes responsibility for a class group. The tutor is the first point of contact for parents and it is the tutor wo will be most familiar with your son/daughter
All students are assigned college based e-mail addresses through which they can communicate with each other, teachers and access teachers notes and general learning material which is aimed directly at them. The storage and retrieval of information both through cloud computing and on the in house server is encourages and Athy College has been at the cutting edge of this technology
After School Study
After school study is provided by teachers on a voluntary basis each evening from 4.15pm to 5.45 pm.
CCTV cameras are in place throughout the school (internally and externally) in the interest of Health and Safety.
We are delighted to meet with parents but an appointment is appreciated. Teachers/tutors can not leave their classes during the day without prior arrangement so please get in touch beforehand to arrange the visit. Phone 059 8631663 email@example.com
The school operates a strict uniform policy in the interests of equity. Parents are asked to support this policy firmly.
First and Second year students are not permitted to leave the school during lunchtime and we appreciate the overwhelming support of parents in operating this policy
The most current information on the college is always available on www.athycollege.ie
Our policies, timetables, application forms, etc are available on www.athycollege.net
Queries, comments are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Opening Times
The school opens at 8.15am and supervision is provided from then onwards. The school can take no responsibility for students who arrive earlier than this
Annually two scholarships are awarded fron the VEC to selected students through competition. The scholarships are normally for a three week period during the Summer holidays
Athy College is very proud if its computer facilities with 2 fixed computer laboratories, 1 computer based language laboratory, 1 Computer equipped Design and Computer Graphics room, 2 mobile laptop computer laboratories and 1 Apple mobile Computer lab and 60 iPads. All of these are available for student use as well as many individual computers in classrooms for research. All classrooms are equipped with teachers desktop computer and short throw data projector.
Athy College operates a bulk text message service to notify parents and guardians of closures, meetings, etc. If over time you do not receive any messages please check with us as omissions to the list can occur¸
In the interest of security front doors are magnetically locked throughout the school day. All visitors have to identify themselves at the reception desk and students should never admit others to the school.
Athy College is well equipped with the most modern of extracurricular and sports facilities. These include a Sports Hall, State of the art Gymnasium, Football pitches, an all weather hockey pitch, external basketball/tennis courts.