FURTHER LEAVING CERT STUDENT PORTAL UPDATE

The Calculated Grades Students Portal will open at 12am on Monday 20 July and close at 4pm Monday 27 July to allow LC and LCA (Year 1 & 2) students to opt-in to receive Calculated Grades.

The Department is also publishing some further information about calculated grades as follows;

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a4aa0-getting-my-calculated-grades-a-guide-for-students/

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2fc71-a-short-guide-to-the-calculated-grades-data-collection-national-standardisation-and-quality-assurance-processes/

Last week’s announcement by Minister Foley regarding the re-opening of the Portal, and information regarding the date of release of the Calculated Grades results, can be found here;

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-07-16a.html


2020 - 2021 Calendar

Important dates for the 2020 - 2021 School Year are on

the Calendar Page

or can be downloaded to print here

ASD Unit Update

Permission granted to Process to Build new ASD Unit for Abbey Community College

As I am sure you have all heard by now the final hurdle to the commencement of the construction phase of our new two room ASD unit and refurbished Home Economics room was passed and the letter to proceed issued. It is hoped that construction will commence in 4 to 6 weeks.

On behalf of the Board of Management of Abbey Community College and staff of our school, I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Declan, Charlotte and the staff of GRETB Buildings Section who have worked so hard on progressing this project with speed.

A big thank you also to Mr. Frank Feighan TD, and his team who advocated constantly for this project from its earliest inception.

Upon completion this new state of the art unit will allow us to give 12 wonderful students the services and resources they need and deserve. David Harding, Principal.

President's Message

President Michael D Higgins has published a very special message to 6th Class making the transition to Secondary School.

You can read his message here

The Student grant online application process (SUSI) is open.

Attached is a video link for parents to help with the process.

SUSI Grant Video

There are many great local Services for young people and old in these testing times here in Boyle.

Take a look at these; Boyle FRC Rosocmmon Co Co JigSaw for support online and our doorstep

Electronics and Communications Engineering Scholar

Congratulations to our past pupil Talha Tallat who received the TUD Electronic and Communications Intel scholarship. The Scholarships were established as part of a far-reaching programme of collaboration in future talent development, research and engagement announced by Intel and the University. It provides recipients with support for their academic studies and a mentor from Intel Ireland to help them build a direct relationship to the world of work.

Wellbeing

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.

STEM Activities

DreamSpace Workshop

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.



Sporting Excellence

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.




Leaving Cert PE


Abbey Community College is delighted to have been chosen as one of the first schools in Ireland to offer PE as a Leaving Cert subject.

More information can be found here