Eileen DonohoePrincipal

Principal’s Address

It is with great excitement and anticipation that I, as Principal, welcome prospective students to our school. There is an old Chinese proverb that states, ‘Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” I invite you through this website to enter the world of Athlone Community College and to sample an array of pursuits from the academic to the liberal, from sporting to musical, from individual pursuits to team pursuits.

You will be challenged and encouraged in our school and you will have the opportunity not just to discern what your talents are but also to use those talents and develop them to their optimum. We offer you a team of top class committed, dedicated teachers whose prime concern is to help you achieve your dreams. And achieve them you will, in a new purpose built school, with state of the art equipment and facilities. This school will be built by 2013 and you will be able to benefit from a fully modernised, comfortable, and spacious school.I am very proud of this school but I am even prouder of our pupils. You can see the work of our pupils and their achievements as you traverse the pages of this website and you will perceive the dreams that they have made come true. Our teachers operate on a very simple principle in Athlone Community College-‘Docendo Discimus’ (by teaching we learn). We will learn as much from all of you as you will from us and together we will achieve great things, academically in the classrooms, on the sport’s field, in the debating chamber, and in the music rooms. We think we will make good guides if you allow us to.

We hope that as you read our school prospectus, visit us in person and investigate the many other successes on our website, that you will gain a flavour of life in Athlone Community College.In Athlone Community College, friendships are made, unbreakable bonds are formed and the exciting world of knowledge, success and endeavour is open for you.Have no fears about Secondary School, it is a time to be embraced, and enjoyed. You will progress through the years and leave as bright, confident, happy people.

That is indeed my wish for you and I hope we can accomplish that goal together.