Roscommon Community College

September 10, 2018

Welcome Back

It is with great pleasure that the management and staff at Roscommon Community College welcome back all of our students for the academic year 2018/19. A very warm welcome is extended to all, in particular to our new cohort of first year students. Already they are embracing and contributing to the energetic day-to-day life of our school. We look forward to working with all of our students and endeavour to make this year one filled with positive experiences.

Leaving Certificate Results

Congratulations are extended to our 6th year class of 2018 on their exceptional Leaving Certificate Results. Wishing you all well in your future endeavours.

Good Luck Transition Year Students

We extend our best wishes to all of our Transition Year students who will be receiving their Junior Certificate results later this week. We hope that all of their hard work and dedication is rewarded.

Frontline Productions Welcomed to Roscommon Community College

Congratulations to Ms Shea and former Science students Michael Egan, Simon Leonard and Conor Lavin for being selected to be recorded delivering a workshop to TY students based on their BT Science and Technology Project entitled “Insights from a new Generation – Fertility Issues”. This has been a very exciting opportunity for all involved and we looking forward to its airing on RTE this coming November.

Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition

As the new school year starts, three of our fifth year students are looking forward to the upcoming National Ploughing Championships at the end of September. Keelan Gallagher, Seán Trundle and John Cunniffe were picked as one of the six final teams who will receive five Certified Irish Angus calves at the Ploughing. The students will spend three days at the Ploughing Championships promoting Certified Irish Angus Beef at the Angus stand. On the final day they will be presented with their calves and they are eagerly looking forward to rearing them on the school farm. The boys have been busy with their project attending various agricultural shows during the summer holidays and will visit Strokestown Agricultural Show this coming weekend. Follow the boys journey at RCC Irish Angus Song on YouTube, and on Facebook and Instagram @ Certified Irish Angus S.O.S, (Save Our Sucklers).

Amazing Brains

Roscommon Community College was delighted to welcome Kieran Mulvihill from ‘Amazing Brains’ Study Skills Programme on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of September. Amazing Brains specialise in helping students to optimise their study time and ensure productive studying takes place. The workshop was interactive with innovative resources used to help students learn how their brain works, how they can develop a success mindset and how to revise successfully, ultimately leading to success in examinations. Kieran facilitated three workshops. The ‘Blast Off’ Programme, offered to 1st year students, is designed to enable students to develop the mindset and study habits to succeed at school. The ‘Drive for Success’ Programme, taken by 3rd year students is designed to give a foundation to students to achieve in their first state examination. The merits of active learning, the importance of perseverance and the role of a ‘can do’ attitude were discussed alongside study techniques and strategies. The ‘5 Steps to Exam Success’ takes on a holistic approach to exam preparation from creating the right mindset to optimising energy levels to study techniques. The programme was thoroughly enjoyable and students who engaged in the programme will reap the rewards.

TY Tip to Petersburg

On Tuesday and Wednesday last our TY students participated in outdoor pursuit activities at Petersburg Adventure Centre, Galway. This proved an excellent way to start off the year to form friendships, encourage teamwork and cooperation. Activities included stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, orienteering, ab-sailing, an obstacle course and gorge walking. It was a busy couple of days for our students but nonetheless a memorable experience. Thanks to Ms Fleming, Ms Dennigan, Mr Killoran and Mr Patterson for accompanying them.

Show Jumping Success

Congratulations to our TY student Angela Dolan, who achieved great success during the summer when competing in two show jumping competitions. Angela came fourth in the Swedish Championships, where she competed individually. She later competed at the Wales and West Show in the U.K. Here, she was part of the Irish team that won gold at the Championship. This was a huge success for Angela and the team as it was their second time to be part of an Irish winning team. This is her last year to compete with her pony Munsboro Meg. They are a brilliant partnership and have worked very hard over the years to achieve all of their successes. Congratulations to Angela.

Coláiste Néiffin Scholarship Success

Coláiste Néifinn is an established Irish Summer College with many centres in the west. Fifth Year student, Seán Trundle, upon attending the centre in Glenamaddy during the Summer, achieved the award for ‘An Gaelgeoir is Fearr’. We are very proud of his achievement and congratulate him on receiving a scholarship for next year as a result. Maith an buachaill!

Inismore Scholarship

Well done to TY students Louis McCaffrey and Darragh Kiernan who obtained an Irish scholarship through the GRETB to spend the year in Coláiste Éinne on Inismore. We wish them a very educational and enjoyable experience. Bain taitneamh agus tairbhe as.

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