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"
Presentation of Cheque to RSHM Sisters, Zambia
A presentation of a cheque for 7000 Euro was made to Sr. Mary Gough on behalf of the RSHM order in Zambia by The Justice Group in Abbey Community College. The money was raised by the students of Abbey Community College during their sponsored walk in late September. The money raised will go to many worthwhile causes.
The RSHM are involved in expanding basic (primary) schools and a school for children with disabilities. They provide educational support for girls, orphans and vulnerable children, HIV children and children with special needs.
The RSHM support vulnerable women through women’s group, they are encouraged to lead their communities on issues such as HIV. The RSHM supports the running of a clinic which supports mother’s 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.
It was a fantastic achievement by the school and great credit must go to Ms. Ellen Lynch, staff members and The Justice Group who organised the walk.
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.