10th January 2019

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

20th December 2018

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 the well-deserved rest over the festive season. 

 

 

20th December 2018

Roscommon Community College held their annual Christmas Carol Service in the Abbey Hotel on Tuesday, 18th December. The Christmas Carol Service provided a festive opening to the Christmas period in RCC. The school would like to extend a warm thank you to Ms Smyth, Ms Concar and Ms Lavin for their huge effort in organising and coordinating this worthwhile event. We would also like to express our great sense of pride in watching our talented soloists, musicians and choir members perform so brilliantly on the night. The hours of after school preparation from both students and teachers alike left all in attendance enthused and filled with that Christmas spirit. 

 

 

 

 

20th December 2018

On the 17th of December, our Ladies Cadet Volleyball team travelled to Swords in Dublin where they faced Loretto College Swords and Scoil Chriost Ri from Portlaoise in the All-Ireland Quarter Final. One out of the three teams would progress to Semi so therefore, it was imperative that our girls played well and ensured they secured their place in the next round.  

 

Up first the girls played Swords and unfortunately they did not have the start that we had hoped for. They were mis-hitting shots, struggling with the serves and not communicating with one another. Our girls soon found themselves 12-6 down in the first set. After a quick time out, the girls decided that they were not going to let this opportunity slip. However, the set was not theirs' to take and in the end they lost 25-20. With only one team progressing out of the three teams, the girls found themselves in the same situation as the Senior Volleyball team had only a few weeks before. While the girls initially had a rocky start against the Dublin side, the second game showed our teams true potential. With perfect serving and great communication, the ladies won the second game comfortably on a score line of 25-09. This then led to a tie breaker. Our girls were on a high, they knew they were now playing the way they knew they could and they were not willing to let their standards drop. Continuing on from their fantastic performance in the second game, our girls sailed through the tie breaker (15-05) to get them one step further to reaching an All-Ireland Semi Final.

 

Up next was Portloaise and from the minute the ball was served the girls knew this was going to be a hard battle. Both teams were experienced, composed and highly skilled. The first set could have gone either way, however, in the end it was the Scoil Chriost Ri girls who claimed the first with RCC only losing by 4 points (25-21). Our girls soon found themselves in the same situation they had against Swords, they knew it would take all their talents to make it through and thankfully for our girls they believed they could do it. The girls settled in nicely to the second game, they were playing with sheer determination and were sure not to let Portloaise gain any more confidence from their first win. They ensured to keep the opposition quiet and took the game 25-15. This again led to another tie breaker. With sore hands and tired legs are girls faced into the toughest clash they have had this year. This tie breaker would not only test their practical skills but also their mental skills. Our girls had a great start and found themselves up in the first few minutes of the game, however, Portloaise were not going to break that easily. The Laois girls keep fighting and edging closer, nevertheless, it was the day for our ladies as they took the win on a score line of 15-11 meaning they topped their group for the day.

 

Our girls now progress to the All-Ireland Semi Final where they will face their neighbours, Convent of Mercy Roscommon, on the 14th of January! Well done to all the girls and very best of luck in the next round. 

 

 

 

20th December 2018

Pictured are Ms Shanley, Ms  Feeley, Mr Casserly and Ms Smyth marking the occasion of Vótáil 100

To mark Vótáil 100, the Politics Department commemorated the events of December 1918

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