Roscommon Community College

December 15, 2017

Roscommon Community College, Last 8 in Ireland!

The very best of luck to Roscommon Community College,  Cadette Volleyball team as they compete in the All-Ireland Semi Finals which are being held in the University of Limerick Sports Arena in the New Year.

After their great success in November, the girls have made it to the final eight teams in Ireland. They will travel to Limerick on the 9th of January where they will face schools from Kilkenny, Kerry and Dublin, in the hopes of making it through to the All-Ireland Final.

We wish the ladies every success and hope that they enjoy the great experience. Best of luck.

Team: Shannon Carter, Yasmin Cunningham. Caoimhe Leonard, Ina Van Opstal. Tara Hegarty, Zara Grehan, Tara Naughton, Roksana Ptak, Lauryn Flaherty, Rachael Tarmey, Maebh Hickey, Tia Cronin and Laura Leonard.

Sports Partnership Programme

Our Transition Year girls recently took part in the Secondary School Sports Partnership Programme. The programme consisted of dance, team bonding activities and various forms of fun physical activities. The sessions lasted one hour each week for four weeks.

All of the girls were tested in numerous activities and it highlighted how physical activity can be achieved at all levels of fitness in a non-competitive environment. Their instructor Charlene Hussey did a great job in keeping the girls interested and motivated throughout. The girls really embraced and enjoyed the programme thoroughly and hope to continue physical activity to improve their own health and wellbeing.

 Well done girls!

Roscommon Captain

Many congratulations are extended from all at Roscommon Community College to our esteemed staff member Conor Devaney who has been named Captain of the Roscommon Senior football team for 2018. Conor has dedicated a huge amount of time to the coaching and training of teams in our school and we are thrilled that his commitment to Roscommon Senior football has been rewarded.

Equestrian Club

Roscommon Community College’s Equestrian Club members have spent eleven weeks of this term taking lessons and improving their equestrian skills in Mountcashel Equestrian Cente, Roscommon. During this period students have participated in show jumping competitions competing against other schools in the local area at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The series of competitions over this period has allowed each team of participants to accumulate points which will determine the overall winners in the final competition in January.
Many thanks are extended to Roscommon Equestrian Centre for providing this opportunity for our students and for the support of our student’s parents and guardians in dedicating their time to the transport of students to the weekly training sessions and competitions. We are looking forward the finale of this ongoing competition which will be held in the New Year. The very best of luck to all students involved.

Career Event at Roscommon Primary Care Centre
Students from Roscommon Community College were delighted to attend an open morning at the Roscommon PRA Building for those interested in pursuing a Career in Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. The careers event gave students the opportunity to hear what is involved in the career areas and entry routes available. Many thanks to the organisers for a very informative session.

TY Talk on Road Safety

Garda Padraig O’Gara visited our TY students on Thursday last to deliver a talk on Road Safety. Students experienced a very informative morning, filled with facts and figures in relation to road safety and road accidents. Some of the main causes of road accidents were outlined to students. Their responsibilities as young drivers were also highlighted. Interestingly, students were informed that quite a large proportion of road fatalities in Ireland are related to fatigue. Students were informed of precautions needed to ensure that fatigue is not a factor that influences driving performance. Overall, the talk proved very beneficial for our TY students.

Roscommon Community College Choir
It was with great pleasure that Roscommon Community College Choir accepted the invitation to perform carols and Christmas songs on Market Square in Roscommon on Saturday 16th of December. Our choir is a mixed choir with sopranos, altos, tenors and bases. The well-known Solstice choir will also be performing at the event. It will be a fantastic opportunity for the choir to display their talents to the wider community and contribute to the festive cheer within the town.

Junior Cycle English Assessment Task

We would like to wish all of our third year students the very best of luck in their Junior Cycle English Assessment Task taking place this week. This task accounts for 10% of their grade in their Junior Cycle Examination. We hope that all of the hard work and preparation on behalf of our students is rewarded.

Transition Year students working on their short story writing skills with a 'Fighting Words' workshop volunteer.
Transition Year Arts & Culture students taking part in the Gallery XED

Best Wishes for Christmas
The Management and Staff of Roscommon Community College would like to take the opportunity to wish all pupils, parents and members of the community a very peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year. May all enjoy a well-deserved rest over the festive season.
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