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Welcome to the website for Ashbourne Community School. We have provided education for the community of Ashbourne and surrounding areas for the past 25 years. Please browse our site for a taste of what we do at ACS 

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IMPORTANT LETTER TO 6TH YEAR STUDENTS FROM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & SKILLS

May 24, 2020

CALCULATED GRADES STUDENT PORTAL

IMPORTANT LETTER and GUIDELINES TO ALL 6TH YEARS WITH DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION ON PORTAL

Click below for Guidelines/Instructions from the Department of Education & Skills

(1 document - Letter and guide - 7 pages - click below)

LEAVING CERTIFICATE STATE EXAMS 2020 - DETAILS RE MINISTER OF EDUCATION'S ANNOUNCEMENT

May 07, 2020

Leaving Certficate 2020 - Information and resources available following the Minister's announcement today and decisions made about the Leaving Certificate state examination 2020.

ASSESSMENT FOR JUNIOR CYCLE

April 30, 2020

Attn:  Parents/Guardians and 3rd Year students.
Details of the assessment for Junior Certificate/Cycle 2020.

STATE EXAMS 2020 - INFORMATION RE FEE PAYMENT - 29-04-2020

April 29, 2020

The State Examinations Commission has advised :-

Leaving Certificate Fees: The closing date for payment of the Leaving Cert examination fee is being extended until after the exams are complete and the results have been issued.

Junior Certificate/Cycle Fees : Students will not be required to pay an examination fees to the SEC in relation to the 2020 Junior Cycle examinations, the SEC will be issuing a refund to all students who have already paid.  There is no need to contact the State Examinations Commission as refunds will be made automatically.  Further details will be sent to all schools in the coming days.

Continuous Assessment for 1st, 2nd, TY and 5th Years

April 23, 2020

Plan for Continuous Assessment for 1st, 2nd, Transition Year and 5th Years.
Details of continuous assessment for students over the forthcoming weeks - should you have any queries, please contact the relevant subject teacher.

ACS REMOTE LEARNING PROTOCOLS

January 01, 2020

Ashbourne Community School's Remote Learning Protocol for Students and Parents/Guardians

JIGSAW - NEW SUPPORT FREEFONE

April 20, 2020

Free Mental Health support and advice to young people - Contact details for support services

 

JIGSAW provides free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland.

Online Stress Control

April 15, 2020

The HSE is providing a free online stress control programme. This programme is for over 18 year olds but the HSE do recommend it for Leaving Cert students, along with their parents. This is also a very useful programme for staff members.  Link to website below.

Postponement of State Examinations 2020 issued 10th April, 2020.

April 09, 2020

Statement from the Department of Education & Skills

Wellbeing Challenge for Students!

March 31, 2020

Created by Science Gallery Dublin's OPEN MIND mental health and wellbeing programme, this challenge is guaranteed to brighten up your day - give them a go and see what works best for you

Survey for Parents/Guardians re Students Working from Home during COVID 19

March 30, 2020

Since our school broke up abruptly on 12th March we have found ourselves having to adapt to the challenge of using ICT to facilitate distance learning. This is a huge challenge for our teachers who find themselves working from busy homes. It will also be a challenge for our pupils and parents/guardians. The aim of this short survey is to get a picture of how things are panning out for parents/ guardians/students of Ashbourne Community School. Similar surveys will be issued to teachers and students. The information you provide in this survey is crucial for planning purposes. We need to gauge the level of activity among our students and their ability to take part in the distance learning. Thank you in advance for completing it. You will receive a receipt of acknowledgement for completing the survey. 

NEPS & NCSE ADVICE & RESOURCES FOR KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WELL DURING COVID 19

March 26, 2020

Some useful advice/guidelines from the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) and the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPs) which may be of help to Parents/Guardians.

CAREER GUIDANCE AND WELLBEING

March 26, 2020

A video showing how to access an abundance of free resources covering careers and well-being with advice, resources and support to students from 1st to 6th Year on topics such as CAO, Student Grants, PLCs, Subject Choice, Resilience, Anxiety, CV cover letter, Careers News, Industry Information and much  much more.

GUIDE FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS RE STUDENTS LEARNING VIA OFFICE 365 AND MICROSOFT TEAMS

March 24, 2020

Distance learning with Office 365: Guidance for parents and guardians - Office Support

A guide for parents and guardians of students who are learning remotely using Office 365. Get to know how your child will use Microsoft Teams and other apps to communicate, collaborate, and learn outside the walls of the classroom.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR STUDENTS TO CHECK THEIR EMAIL

March 23, 2020

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS    REMINDER    - STUDENTS TO CHECK THEIR EMAILS

REMOTE TEACHING AND LEARNING ONGOING FROM MONDAY-FRIDAY

STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK THEIR EMAIL DAILY

Parents/Guardians - Please note that work is being set by Teachers to all Year Groups and emailed home directly to students for completion.  Students should aim to complete the work in order to maintain continuity in teaching and learning and to try to continue to cover the curriculum.

We commend our staff and students for embracing these new methods under the present difficult circumstances

HSE COVID 19 INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES

March 20, 2020

The Department of Health and the HSE have produced Covid-19 resources in a range of languages other than Irish and English (Chinese, French, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portugese, Romanian and Spanish) - Click on the link below.

ATTN:- LEAVING & JUNIOR CERT EXAM STUDENTS - EXTENSION TO DEADLINES FOR LC & JC EXAM PROJECT & COURSE WORK.

March 20, 2020

PRESS RELEASE from Minister for Education (19-03-20) detailing important information INCLUDING extension of deadline for LEAVING AND JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAM PROJECT AND COURSE WORK.  Please read this statement carefully and note the dates involved.

STUDENTS COMPLETING SCHOOL WORK AT HOME DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

March 12, 2020

Letter has been uploaded to your CloudSchool document bank on 13th March - it details the arrangements put in place for teachers to communicate work to students via email and using OneNote and various online platforms.

Letter to all schools received from the Chief Medical Officer Department of Health (02-03-2020) re COVID-19 Coronavirus

March 02, 2020

UPDATE:  Letter received from Chief Medical Officer, Dept of Health today (2nd March, 2020)

Advice from the Department of Education & Department of Health re COVID-19 Coronavirus

February 27, 2020

Advice from the Department of Education & Department of Health to Parents/Guardians re COVID-19 Coronavirus

ADMISSIONS - INCOMING 1ST YEAR 2020-21

September 24, 2019

IMPORTANT

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION TO ENROL FOR 1ST YEAR 2020/21 WAS NOON FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER, 2019.  

Calendar for Academic Year 2019-20

September 24, 2019

Academic Year Calendar 2019-20 - information for Students and Parents/Guardians (Parent Teacher Meetings, school closures etc.)

Adult Education Spring 2020

December 29, 2019

The brochure for our Adult Education classes for Spring 2020 can now be downloaded from our Adult Education page.

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Ashbourne Community School

1 Deerpark,

Ashbourne,

Co. Meath

 

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