Bon Voyage to the Athy College students who are visiting Paris on their school tour. After a departure from Athy College in the small hours of the morning they are now enjoying the sights of the beautiful city. Thanks to Ms C. Doyle for arranging it.
Congratulations to all of the recipients of academic awards at Athy College. Particular congrats to Aoife Cahill, LC Student of the Year. Leanne Delaney LCA Student of the Year and Orla Kyles and Hannah Wilson Joint JC student of the year. More pics
The Athy College Bank team, The Chamberlains, met with the Business Woman in the Kildare Chamber of Commerce on International Woman's Day on Thursday, 8th March. They were there to promote their community. Their motto for the Build a Bank Challenge is to "Keep your town in business, by keeping your business in town!" They were interviewed about their journey and their "Youth Chambers Group" initiative by the President of the Kildare Chambers, Maureen Bergin. While there they had an opportunity to meet and talk with Kathrine Thomas (Operation Transformation), Natalie Svilka (Personal Stylist) and Fiona O'Loughlin TD. Well done to teacher Sarissa Denmead
Where possible schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday.
However, decisions will be made by schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions on an individual basis depending on the circumstances and conditions in their area.
As always, schools must ensure the safety of those in their care and give due consideration to this when making a decision to re-open.
The position regarding school transport services will be regularly monitored over the weekend. It is expected that Bus Éireann will be in a position to advise schools tomorrow evening on school transport routes that will not operate on Monday and schools will contact the families involved. However, some decisions on individual schools transport routes may still not be confirmed until Monday morning given changing local conditions. Where possible, information on routes not running will also be provided on the Bus Éireann website - http://www.buseireann.ie.
For schools which require repairs, any non-State owned schools should in the first instance contact their Insurance Providers before contacting the Department regarding emergency funding, for any State owned buildings school authorities are free to apply for funding under the Department’s Emergency Works Scheme. The schemes circular and application form are available on the Departments website at: https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/Building-Works/Emergency-Works/Emergency-Works.html. For phone queries the number to contact is 057-9325379/5414.
The Minister for Education and Skills would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those principals, teachers, students and parents who co-operated fully with the safety measures in place over the past days.
WATCH THIS SPACE - Statement re Athy College opening will issue later this evening
A status Red Weather Alert was issued at 5:00am this morning:
Snow-ice Warning for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath
Heavy overnight snowfall has led to accumulations of snow between 5 and 10cm. Snow showers will continue to occur during today and again tonight with further accumulations. Total snowfall up to midday Thursday may reach 25cm.
In the interest of safety Athy College is closed today Wed 28th Feb
A Status Red has been issued this morning so busses will not be travelling. Further snow is expected today so in the interest of safety Athy is closed today Wed 28th February.
SCHOOL TOUR UPDATE
School tour to Paris
UPDATE:Due to flash public transport strike announced in France today, the group will return via ferry to Rosslare with arrival 3pm Friday 23rd March and will travel by bus back to Athy College to arrive at college at approx 6pm on Friday.
Any further updates will appear here
Fri 24th March
26th - 28th Mar
Athy Triathlon Easter Camp
Athy Triathlon Club
Senior and Junior Duathlon
Fri 4th May
Annual adult art exhibition
Darkness Into Light
Wed 16th May
Thur 17th May
Leaving Cert/Junior Cert Exam timetables