15th March 2018
Well done to Ms.Shanley’s 2nd Year class who have completed their French film. The class have entered the film competition which is organised by the French Teacher’s Association. The students had to write the script, sketch the storyboard, direct, act, produce the music and edit the film. The theme of the film is ‘When the Cat is Away, the Mice Play’. The class thoroughly enjoyed the production of the film. Next stop Hollywood!
· Are you struggling to keep up with your child in a digital world?
· 38% of children under 2yrs will have used an IPad or electronic device.
· 11yr olds are likely to post an image or video of themselves
· 12 year olds are likely to try Twitter and message a stranger.
· By 13 your children will try apps like Snapchat and Ask.fm
To increase your level of confidence around Internet Safety, all RCC parents & guardians are invited to an Internet Safety Talk on Thursday, 15th March at 7.30pm in St. Coman's Wood Primary School, Roscommon (Convent Site). Keynote speaker on the night will be Wayne Denner: Digital Ninja, author of ‘The Student’s Guide to an Epic Online Reputation…and parents too’. Wayne Denner will address parents on the issue of internet safety and he will also help us advise our children about how to use social media and the internet. Wayne supports parents in understanding the impact Online Reputation has on their child’s education, relationships and employability. This is an issue that is hugely relevant in today’s world, and we would like to extend our gratitude to the Parents’ Association of St. Coman's Wood Primary school for putting on this talk. Because it is such an important issue, the Parents' Association is opening this talk up to all members of our local community, not just parents of pupils in St Comán’s Wood. This is a free event, although a donation may be made at the door to help offset costs. Keeping our children safe in the Cyber world is such a difficult task, and hopefully with Wayne’s information, both child and parent will have a better understanding of the importance of Online Behaviour. Please come along on the night and support parents supporting parents. Please text Siobhan HSCL at Roscommon Community College to confirm attendance.
8th March 2018
The Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition run by the Irish Angus Producer Group, along with its processor partners, ABP Ireland and Kepak Group, aims to encourage second level students to gain an understanding about the care and attention that is required to produce and market the highest quality beef for consumers.
Three TY students, Sean Trundle, Keelan Gallagher and John Cunniffe have progressed to the finals of the National Schools Competition which will take place in Croke Park on Wednesday, March 14th. The boys have been busy promoting Irish Angus Beef in recent weeks and have engaged in radio interviews and presented at Mountbellew Agricultural College. They have also written a cook book entitled “Irish Angus Beef- Bringing Sporting Rivals Together”. They have composed a song which will be launched on Youtube. Please keep an eye on their social media pages using “Irish Angus Discussion Group” in your search.
The school would like to congratulate the three boys on their fantastic efforts to date and wish them every success in the competition finals in Croke Park. A huge thank you must also be extended to Ms. Concar and Dr. Shea for assisting the students and preparing them for their various projects over the course of the competition.
8th March 2018
CSPE students with their teacher Ms. Gannon and Principal Dr. Chambers were presented with a cheque from Jonny Tiernan (JT Blinds) who matched their fundraiser to help Trocaire provide food and schooling for children in Africa. Jonny’s contribution will put seven children through school and feed them for a whole year. Thank you Jonny!
8th March 2018
RCC were defeated in the Junior Rugby Emerging Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday last against Abbey Community College Boyle. The boys went into the semi-final full of confidence after winning both their group games in January and having won the Junior League before the Christmas. However, Abbey Community College were coming down from a higher division after there were relegated in the league so RCC knew they would be up against strong competition.
RCC played against a strong breeze in the first half and started off slow. After two minutes RCC were 3-0 behind after some poor discipline caught them off-side and Abbey CC slotted the penalty. The next 10 minutes was back and forth with both teams turning the ball over. Both teams battled hard rucking but Abbey CC were always able to push RCC back deep into their own half. After 16 minutes Abbey CC crossed for their first try and there out-half converted the conversion right in front of the posts. RCC attacked up the field and had Abbey CC struggling to keep them out. However, a knock-on when RCC were on the verge of scoring a try was a big blow and put RCC back into their own half. RCC were struggling on the line out and Abbey CC exposed this driving off the line out and scoring a try to leave it 15-0 after 24 minutes. The out-half missed a tough conversion from the side-line to extend their lead.
RCC fought back and made their way into the Abbey CC half thanks to some great carries by Ciaran Corcoran and Darragh O’Sullivan. Abbey CC gave away numerous penalties with frantic defending trying to keep the RCC team scoreless before half time. However, a good maul by the RCC pack eventually helped them drive over for a well-deserved try. The conversion was from right on the side-line and RCC could not convert. Half-time score RCC 5 Abbey CC 15.
RCC were hopeful with the wind in the second half but Abbey CC gave away nothing easy. RCC missed out on converting chances when they got inside the Abbey CC 22 and this proved very costly when Abbey CC crossed for their third try after 15 minutes of the second half. RCC answered back with six minutes to go through Sean Trundle who also slotted the conversion. This left the score at 12-20 but RCC still needed two scores to beat Abbey CC. RCC tried hard the last six minutes but couldn’t get another score. Final score RCC 12 Abbey CC 20. Best of luck to Abbey CC in the final of the competition.