Pictured above is the First Year Gaelic Football team who were defeated by Ballinmore Community College recently.

Students from Roscommon Community College participated in a practical chemistry day in Maynooth last week. Students worked independently and had the opportunity to get hands on practical experience in a significant number of mandatory Leaving Certificate Chemistry experiments. On completion of each experiment, students were quizzed by the laboratory assistants on key parts of the experiments ensuring that they had detailed understanding of the process that they had engaged in. These experiments have already been completed in class but this event provided the students with additional hands on experience and revision. The event will supplement their learning and understanding of these experiments which will prove invaluable preparation for their leaving certificate exam.

Towards the end of the day students were given a tour of the departments’ analytical facilities. The functions and workings of a mass spectrometer, an atomic absorption spectrometer, gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography were demonstrated and explained to the students. These analytical techniques are a key part of the curriculum and it was important for the students to see the instruments in a real working laboratory environment.

In addition to learning chemistry, participation on the chemistry day at a University campus allows students to experience what it would be like to be a third level student completing  chemistry practicals. Our students had the opportunity to interact with both undergraduate and post graduate students and to learn a little about life as a science student. A great day was had by all.

6th Year RCC students Kitara Stewart and Emma Llawani -  preparing soap at NUI Maynooth Chemistry day.

Roscommon Community College is delighted to introduce John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, as he shares his philosophy on parenting on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:30pm. A distinguished contributor to social commentary in Ireland, John has frequently been described as a born storyteller and RCC is delighted to extend a warm welcome as he appears as keynote speaker during Literacy Week celebrations. Presenting a talk to parents entitled " Parenting - the Challenges and the Rewards", the focus will be on constructive communication, as Lonergan explores how to build a more positive and affirming relationship with our teenagers. John entered the prison service in 1968 and in the years that followed, he saw human nature at its worst - and often, unexpectedly, at its best. In what is a reflective and awareness raising look at parenting, John never fails to engage his audience with plenty of humor and self-deprecation, as he shares our foibles and our fears on the “demanding, challenging, responsible, complicated and never-ending” job of parenting. Lonergan has put his philosophy of parenting into a book, Parenting: Raising Your Child in Ireland Today, with all royalties going to Barnardos. It focuses on the pre-teen and teen years but it is recommended that the communicative approach he advocates should really start “the day the baby is born”. All Roscommon Community College parents are invited to attend what promises to be a stimulating and thought provoking talk on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Caption 1: John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison and social commentator, who will present his talk "Parenting- the Challenges and the Rewards" in Roscommon Community College on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:30pm.

 

Caption 2: John Lonergan has put his philosophy of parenting into a book entitled "Parenting: Raising your child in Ireland Today", with all royalties going to Barnardos.

The training days for our Digital Champions took place in NUI Galway on 5th of December 2016. Ms D. Staunton, with her 5th Year students: Cole Brady, Danny Arnold, Marcus Croghan and Emma Makowska

The School Digital Champion Programme is an innovative programme which is designed to encourage and support students and schools to do more with digital technologies.   As part of the programme, schools select a team of School Digital Champions who will undertake a project which primarily uses digital technology to solve real issues within the school, local business or wider community. In this way, students are enabled to develop their creativity, critical-thinking and communications skills, and show leadership in the productive use of technology. The programme is run under the guidance and funding from the government departments of Denis Naughten T.D.- Minister for Communications and Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills Climate Action and Environment.

Our school digital team will be visiting your business shortly with insightful information that may help to grow your business locally and for some, internationally.  The business department at Roscommon Community College would encourage business owners to give the Digital Team a few minutes of their time for the benefit of local enterprise.

 

 

 

 

 

Roscommon Community College School Bank Team and Transition Year group welcomes Aidan Lennon and Emma Mahon from Bank of Ireland.  The guest speakers gave a most important talk on the subject of ‘Staying Safe Online & and the dark side of Social Media.”

 

Back row: Dylan Geraghty, Seamus Lynch, Sam Fitzmaurice, Adam Axmed, Pedro Silva, and Diarmuid Treacy

Front row:  Siobhan Derwin, Aidan Lennon (Digital Manager Bank of Ireland) and Emma Mahon APA (Savings and Investments, Loans) and Sinead Dillon

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