19th April 2018
All parents and guardians are invited to participate in our new Healthy Lifestyle programme which takes place on Mondays between 11 and 1pm. The programme will run for the next six weeks and will consist of topics such as Nutrition, the Food Pyramid, Salt & Fats, Positive Mental Health, Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs and Positive Parenting. Each session will consist of a presentation followed by approximately thirty minutes of physical activity. All welcome. To register your interest and for further details please contact Siobhan HSCL on (087) 609 2854.
19th April 2018
The Modern Foreign Languages Department and all staff and students of Roscommon Community College would like to congratulate Gabriela Papuga, German Language Student in Transition Year, on winning the Roscommon Community College scholarship to the European Languages College which will take place during the summer. This is a three week residential course which will encourage confidence in all elements of language learning. Gabriela will spend three weeks studying the German language and having lots of fun at the same time. Gabriela successfully claimed the scholarship for her superb project on the Berlin Wall which all Transition Year students participated in in order to claim the prize. Congratulations again Gabriela.
19th April 2018
All 1st year Modern Foreign Language students took part in the inaugural International WorldWise Fashion Show with great excitement and determination. Students put in tremendous effort preparing costumes and practising their best moves to show off on the runway. Each student followed the international theme and dressed up to celebrate some of the various nationalities in Roscommon Commuinty College as well as other international countries.
There were super prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Best Dressed students and numerous spot prizes to show appreciation for the time and energy put in to some of the costumes. A big thank you to WorldWise Global Schools for funding the prizes. Well done all!
12th April 2018
Would you like to develop new skills or would you like to return to an interest you had in times gone by? Maybe you would like to improve your English and make some new friends too? If so, look no further. Parents & Guardians of students at Roscommon Community College are invited to participate in our Family Learning programme which aims to introduce parents/guardians to adult education, increase confidence and self-awareness, while building support networks and social supports. The programme will run for seven weeks and our core objective is to provide the participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enhance self-confidence, self-awareness and personal development. FREE courses will be offered in Mindfulness, Cookery, Health & Beauty, Self-Care, Arts & Crafts, Budgeting, Cyber-Safety & Parenting. On completion the participants will be encouraged to participate in further training/education and progression. For parents/guardians with pre-school children, childcare facilities can be organised upon request. Our exciting new programme will take place every Thursday for the next six weeks, running from 9:30- 12:30pm approximately. Please come along to join us at the GRETB offices, Lanesboro Street, Roscommon (ask for the Meeting Room) Text Siobhan Home School Community Liaison Coordinator on (087) 609 2854 to book your place and for any further details. We look forward to meeting with you.
12th April 2018
Congratulations to our Girl’s Junior Volleyball team that topped their group last week in the first round of the competition. Both our Yellow and Blue team headed to Strokestown where they faced two Strokestown teams in the hopes of progressing to the next round that is being held after the Easter break.
Our yellow team was first up where they battle against Strokestown’s Pink team. Our girls started off excellently, having taken on board mistakes from last week’s games against Drumbshanbo, they were the comprehensive winners of the game on a score line of 25-10, 25-15.
Next up they faced Strokestown’s Blue team which was both the toughest and closest battle of the day. Both games could have gone either way as both teams displayed their great serving skills and spectacular teamwork. In the end it was the RCC ladies that prevailed and nipped the win: 25-23, 25-23.
Finally both our Yellow and Blue team battled it out in the final game for the Yellows. Despite the rivalry, it was a great opportunity to see how both teams had come so far since starting to train last month. Both teams were eager to gain the bragging rights and both ensured they did all they could in order to secure victory. Unfortunately for the Blue team, the Yellow’s took the win in two very tight games: 25-20, 25-17.
This result meant that RCC Yellow has topped the group and would now progress to the next stage of the competition. It was then up to RCC Blue to beat the two Strokestown teams in order to make it to the next round. They first encountered Strokestown Blue where it took our girls a while to get settled. After losing the first game 25-6, our girls pulled together and displayed their ample volleyball and communication skills. In spite of their efforts, Strokestown took the win in a very narrow 25-23 score line.
Our girls now knew they had a battle on their hands. Our Blue team played their final must-win game against Strokestown Pink in order to be in with a chance of being placed second. Just as the Yellow team had an epic match earlier on that was won on the tightest of margins, our girls Blue team showed their grit and determination during their finally battle. The game went down to the wire as both Strokestown Pink and RCC Blue knew what was at stake. In the end, however, it was Strokestown who proved triumphant in two very close, nailing biting games. 25-22, 25-23.
We want to say congratulations to both teams who did RCC proud and the very best of luck to the Yellow team in the next stage of the competition.
Finally, the best of luck to the Junior Boys team that will play their first round on the 10th of April where they will face Raphael’s of Loughrea and our close neighbours Elphin.