Tuesday February 11th was Safer Internet Day (SID).
This is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. The Theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“.
In ACC today, a number of Fifth Year students gave prepared presentations to First and Second Year students about staying safe online. They distributed Safer Internet Day wristbands and provided them with information booklets for parents/guardians.
RTÉ Two Tube have created a series of advice videos from Irish YouTubers. Sinead Burke (MinnieMelange), Suzanne Jackson (SoSueMe), James Kavanagh (JamesKava), Clare Cullen (Clisare) and Paddy Smyth (Paddyysmyth) all share tips and advice on safer internet use.
These videos were shown in the GP area at lunchtime. To access these videos visit https://www.webwise.ie/safer-internet-day/influencers-top-tips-on-online-safety/
Parents/Guardians: For more information and for advice on how to help keep your young people safe online, please visit webwise.ie.
Abbey Community College recognises that our mental health is an important part of the overall wellbeing of our school community and how we function in our lives as a whole.
Positive mental health contributes to our overall wellbeing and is experienced when we can realise our abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to the entire school community.
As part of our Transition Year programme students experience a wide variety of educational activities.
In the 2019 – 2020 school year they are enjoying trips to Rooskey,
The Petersbourgh Adventure Centre
and Microsoft, Dublin.
As part of Abbey Community College's comitment to STEM in Schools Tys and 5th yrs recently visited Microsoft DremaSpace to see how technology influences the everyday world around us- from how we are entertained, to how we commute, shop and eat. The students got to build and code simple versions of the most used tech gadgets and apps, as well as discover the many exciting career opportunities the world of technology presents.
Connacht Colleges Junior Football Champions 2019
On Tuesday March 5th a rain sodden Elphin GAA ground was the venue for an enthralling Connacht Colleges Junior Football Final between Abbey College Boyle and Strokestown. The proverbial game of two halves was certainly the case today with Strokestown dominating the first half and Abbey College the second. However, the outstanding individual performance of Daire Cregg who shot 1-9 was to be the ultimate difference between the sides and Abbey College prevailed to win the cup by two points.