Adult education night classes will commence in Roscommon Community College on Tuesday the 2nd and Wednesday the 3rd of February at 8 p.m.  Check out the list below.

Adult Evening Classes

Spring 2016

Enrolment and first class held where numbers are adequate

Roscommon Community College Guitar

Tuesday, 2nd February

(8-9:30 pm)

7 weeks €60
Roscommon Community College “Cookies to Curry’s” – Hands – on Cookery Workshop 2nd February Tuesday, (7.30 -10 pm) 7 weeks €70
Roscommon Community College Introduction to Computer Applications including Social Media 2nd February Tuesday, (8:00 -10 pm) 7 weeks €70
Roscommon Community College Introduction to Make-up Tuesday, 2nd February (8-10 pm) 7 weeks €60
Roscommon Community College Art Wednesday 3rd February (8-10 pm) 7 weeks €60
Roscommon Community College Flower Arranging Wednesday 3rd February (8-10 pm) 7 weeks €60
Roscommon Community College Tin Whistle Playing with John Wynne for beginners and improvers Wednesday 3rd February (8-10 pm) 7 weeks €60
Roscommon Community College Conversational Irish Wednesday 3rd February (8-10 pm) 7 weeks €60
Roscommon Community College Introduction to Choral Singing Wednesday 3rd February (8-10 pm) 7 weeks €60

Further information from school office (090) 6626670. No bookings taken in advance.

Fees must be paid on enrolment. All classes are offered subject to demand. Where sufficient numbers fail to enrol, the class will be terminated on the first night. Our Auditors have advised that where possible, all fees should be made by cheque/money order or draft made payable to Galway Roscommon Education Training Board (GRETB). We would be grateful for your cooperation in this matter.

Congratulations to 6CYL Racing Team from Roscommon Community College who have qualified for the Regional finals of the F1 in Schools Competition. The team are delighted to see their hard work in research and preparation of their project plan has paid off as they have successfully gotten through to the next round of the competition. 

The next step towards pole position of the regional finals is to acquire sponsorship from local businesses around Roscommon to fund the production of the teams F1 car. In return for sponsorship 6CYL Racing will promote businesses in the form of advertising on their car and through social media.   

 

 

6CYL Racing Team (L to R) Aidan Devine, Jason Mannion, Kavana Donlon, Mark Fetherstone, Karol Mankowski and Jaroslav Matik

Roscommon Community College had a decisive victory in their Connacht Junior Emerging Cup pool match in atrocious conditions at Ballina against St Tiernan’s College Crossmolina on Wednesday, January 13th. RCC were positive from the start and took the game adventurously to Tiernan’s despite the conditions. Impressive handling by Aaron Hannon, Dylan Geraghty and Erik Matik took play deep inside the Tiernan’s 22 and RCC’s backline looked threatening with Jack Donnelly and Conor Lavin to the fore. RCC got the early breakthrough when Hannon went over from close range for a try which was expertly converted by Daire Keenan for a 7-0 lead. 

RCC continued to dominate and a strong run by Oisin Campbell should have yielded another try but he was held up short. The pressure was kept up and strong bursts by Simon Leonard and Luca Stratford saw them almost score but Conor Lavin made no mistake left of the posts close to halftime when he dotted down for a try which was again converted by Keenan. The halftime score was RCC 14 - Tiernan’s 0.

With worsening conditions came difficult handling and RCC had a number of strong runs from debutant Diarmuid Treacy and prop Erik Matik. A five metre scrum saw a nice backline move finished off by full back Gareth Delaney who went over for a try. Keenan hit the post with the conversion. The game petered out somewhat after this as it became almost impossible to play any creative rugby. Final score: St Tiernan’s 0 - RCC 19.

RCC: Gareth Delaney, Sean Trundle, Conor Lavin, Jack Donnelly, Diarmuid Treacy, Daire Keenan, Eoghan Farrell, Oisin Campbell, Simon Leonard, Aaron Hannon, Dylan Geraghty (c), Keelan Morris, Erik Matik, Adam Bracken, Luca Stratford.

Subs: Cormac Lavin, Keelan Gallagher, Erik Horvath, Diarmuid Quinn, Evan Croghan, Shane Donoghue, Brandon Maguire

Pictured is the Roscommon Community College Public Speaking finalist Maria Lohan, who competed in the Western Region Drugs Task Force annual public speaking competition recently held in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. Maria, front row, is pictured alongside her teammates Oisin Keenan and Dan Carroll. Back Row; Emmet Major, Western Region Drugs Task Force, Ms. Maura Connelly, Ms. Siobhan Cullen (English Department, Roscommon Community College) and Martin Lee, Western Region Drugs Task Force. 

 

At Roscommon Community we are encouraging students to use Khan Academy to enhance their learning experience with Maths.

Khan Academy provides "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere" and encourages and supports independent learning. The website features thousands of educational resources, including a personalized learning dashboard. There are over 100,000 practice problems, and over 6,000 mini lectures that are delivered via video tutorials stored on YouTube. The teaching of Maths through this site caters for basic Maths from primary school operations to activities focused on key Leaving Certificate Higher Level topics.

Khan Academy sets challenges for students that re-enforce material that is being taught in class and encourages the student to develop independent learning skills.

A competitive atmosphere is created where students compete to win points and earn much coveted badges through the use of Khan Academy students can take responsibility for their own learning and develop new skills through the medium of technology at a pace that suits each individual student.

It is intended that students at Roscommon Community College will participate in the Mathletes (Learn Storm) competition that commences in January 2016. The school registered great success in this competition as new entrant last year.

A Khan Academy Club runs at the school on Tuesday evenings 3:45 to 4:45

 

 

Khan Academy Club Members: Teacher Dr Nuala Commins, Michael Lough (Winner 2015 Mathletes), Eoghan Farrell, Tiernan O’Sullivan, Julia Makowska

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