Roscommon Community College

January 11, 2019

Welcome Back

A warm welcome back is extended to all staff and students. In particular, we welcome the arrival of our new Principal, Ms Keena. We hope that everyone has enjoyed some rest and relaxation and has been rejuvenated for the weeks ahead. This term, as always, will be busy particularly for our third and sixth year students as they continue to develop project work in their various subject areas and prepare for the Mock Examinations that will be held before February mid-term break. We wish you all a very successful term.

Grab Your Whistle

A massive congratulations to all twelve girls who completed a Volleyball Referees course last month. On the day, they were examined on the rules of volleyball in both written and practical exams. This is a marvellous achievement for all the girls as they will be able to referee all volleyball games both in and outside of school. It is a qualification that will serve of great benefit to them after they leave school also. Very well done to all involved.

Gaeilge 24 participants rewarded with vouchers for Coláiste UISCE

Comhghairdeas ó chroí to first year students Josh Reddington, Grace Dwyer, Chloe Mc Namara, Eimear O’Connor and Mairéad Lohan who each won a €300 voucher for Coláiste UISCE recently. All students who participated in Gaeilge 24 in November had their names entered into a draw to win and we’re very proud of all of those who participated. Applications were also taken for GRETB Gaeltacht scholarships to Coláiste Chamuis in recent weeks and the lucky recipients of these seven scholarships will be announced shortly. Táimid breá sásta go bhfuil grá don Ghaeilge beo i measc ár scoláirí anseo i gColáiste Pobail Ros Comáin.

MFL Trip

All 2nd year German and French language students enjoyed a trip to the Continental Christmas Markets in Galway on Wednesday 12th December. Students experienced a treat for the senses while discovering many traditional and cultural food and craft elements from Germany and France. A wonderful trip to engage students in all aspects of language learning and to put everyone in the Christmas spirit! Thank you to Frau Dennigan, Herr Mannion and Madame Shanley for accompanying the students.

6th Year Graduation Committee

Well done to our graduation committee on all their hard work with the preparation of the fundraising events for Christmas. Students raised funds for their graduation in August and for the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. The Graduation Committee raised a total of €180 for St. Vincent de Paul. In conjunction with this, students of Roscommon Community College also collected for food hampers and gifts, also presented to St. Vincent de Paul. Well done to all involved.

Equestrian Club

RCC’s Equestrian Club have since early October have been taking lessons and improving their equestrian skills in Mountcashel Equestrian Cente, Roscommon. During this period students have participated in an Interschools League, competing against other schools in the local area at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The series of competitions has allowed them to accumulate points for their team. The finale of this ongoing competition will be held in the coming weeks. The very best of luck to all students involved.

Student Council

Our Student Council for 2018/19 have started to take an active role in the school community. The members meet regularly and will listen to concerns and ideas raised by the student cohort. They ended 2018 by hosting a Christmas themed quiz for the whole school and they hope to play a very visible role in representing our students in 2019.

Credit Union Art Competition

Congratulations are extended to our 2nd year student Shane Earley who won first place in Roscommon Credit Union Art Competition qualifying him for the Chapter Level Competition which is made up of twelve Credit Unions in the Midlands where he gained 1st prize once again. Shane’s will now go on to represent the Midlands at the ILCU National Level Art Competition. Best of luck Shane.

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