9th May 2019

Well done to Jorja Rowe, 1st year, who was awarded first place in The Strokestown Poetry School’s Competition last weekend. Her poem is entitled ‘There is no such Thing as Perfect’. 

Jorja was in attendance with other students from the various secondary schools from around the county and came away with first prize. Jorja represented herself and her school exceptionally well and we are very proud of her creative work.

It was a lovely evening at the award ceremony in The Percy French Hotel as part of the International Poetry Festival.


Please take pleasure in reading Jorja’s winning poem: 

There is No Such Thing as Perfect

There is no such thing

as perfect.

Where did the word come from?

The perfect house, the perfect job

The perfect life.


We are all human, living in

a human world. Most are nice,

Sincere, loving, even kind.

But perfect causes such



Perfect is unreal, untouchable.

Accept Good, Well Done and

Wonderful. Do your best,

Be your best.


There is no such thing

as perfect.

Be happy. Not perfect.

Congratulations to Jorja Rowe 1st year on successfully scooping first place at The Strokestown Poetry School's Competition 

9th May 2019

There was great excitement at the Student Enterprise Programme National Final on Friday, 3rd May 2019 held in Croke Park Conference Centre when Roscommon Enterprise Board, in association with Student Enterprise Programme County Final Winners, Roscommon Community College, "Fáinne Ráithúil - Ring of Success" entry secured the first SEP National Final Award in the Senior Category for Best Display for County Roscommon.  Their project involved the design and manufacture of high quality student graduation rings.  The students of Roscommon Community College extended their thanks to their teachers, Mr. McLoughlin, Ms. Gallagher, Ms. Staunton, Mr. Mannion and our local Enterprise Board Team Louise Ward, Anne Browne, Deirdre Kenny, Jeremy Cullen and Sinead Fannon who gave so generously of their expertise, time and supported them through every stage of the programme.  As one of the top projects the RCC Team have been invited to attend the 2019 SEP Business Bootcamp being held in Delphi Resort in Co. Galway from 4th - 7th June.  This Bootcamp has been organised by the Local Enterprise Offices and will feature a range of interactive workshops from highly experienced trainers to help students further develop their business ideas.  Practical workshops on market research, team building and business pitching will take place.



9th May 2019

Over three days after Easter break, our TY students travelled to Achill Island in Mayo to experience life in the Gaeltacht. Students participated in water sports which included surfing, cliff diving and bog jumping. This proved an excellent way for students to practice their Irish skills whilst having fun at the same time. Students also got the chance to show off their dancing skills during the céilí at the end of each day. It was a busy couple of days for our students but nonetheless a memorable experience. Thanks to Mr Kelly, Mr Callanan, Ms Spellman and Ms Kerrane for accompanying them.



9th May 2019

German Students from 1st Year and TY were treated to a live performance of ‘So eine Nervensäge’ (What a pain in the neck) in the GP Room by touring theatre company Onatti Productions. Everyone had viel Spaβ as students enjoyed the opportunity to experience German outside of the classroom in a fun and engaging way. The play is about Lydia who has a date tonight with Fernando and all she wants to do is get ready in her room. But she has the most annoying, frustrating, infuriating little sister who will not leave her alone! This is such a great play – a funny story of two siblings. Lydia is desperate to get ready and her sister is determined to be as annoying as possible! A fantastic performance enjoyed by all. 

1st year, Heather O'Sullivan participates in a live performance of ‘So eine Nervensäge’ (What a pain in the neck) delivered by touring theatre 


9th May 2019

A group of 5th year Agricultural Science and Biology students, together with their teachers recently travelled to Petersburg in Galway to complete an ecological field study. Ecology is a cross-curricular topic within both subjects and one that warrants hands-on practical investigation. We were very fortunate to be able to support this endeavour with funding received from Worldwise Global Schools project. The day was bright and sunny, ideal for outdoor experimental work. The students got the opportunity to complete two individual habitat studies, one of which involved a circuit analysis of woodland which included the use of various types of ecological tools and equipment, where the other allowed the students to compare and contrast life on land within a deciduous and coniferous woodland. Both investigations were completed by the students who recorded their results and analysed the impact of light intensity and temperature on the growth of plants and the existence of animals within the habitat. The students gained a great appreciation for the various types of floral displays and wildlife amongst the woodlands, lakes and wetlands.

The fieldtrip also afforded the students the opportunity to discuss the impact of climate change on the habitats. We discussed the active role our students can take to become global citizens and empower them to make the world a better place.  

We would like to acknowledge the support from Petersburg education officer and Worldwise Global schools project which allowed us to facilitate this extremely useful ecological study.

Sean Trundle and Tia Cronin using keys to identify species in the stream on a recent ecology fieldtrip in Petersburg