At First Glance
Abbey Community College is a co-educational secondary school lying on the border of counties Kilkenny and Waterford. It was established in the year 2000 by County Kilkenny VEC and is under the joint trusteeship of Kilkenny/Carlow ETB and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary Ferrybank. It currently has an enrolment of 789 students and aims to provide each student with a learning environment in which they can achieve the highest academic standards, personal growth and social fulfillment. It has proudly taken as its motto on its tenth anniversary "Together Towards Excellence"
Step Up for Zambia
Friday, September 26th was a memorable day for the entire school community of Abbey Community College. Over 700 students and teachers took part in a sponsored walk around the Ferrybank area in solidarity with the great work done by the RSHM sisters in their mission in Zambia.
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary who are joint Trustees of Abbey Community College work to improve access to education in Zambia. They provide educational support for girls, orphans and vulnerable children, HIV children and children with special needs. The RSHM run a clinic which supports mothers' pre and post natal care. It also meets the general medical needs of the community along with providing Anti Retroviral Treatment to HIV positive patients.
The whole school community is delighted with the positive response to the walk and are very proud to have raised almost €7000 for such a good cause.