Roscommon Community College challenges Transition Year students to start the climb of opportunity, set and reach new goals and ambitions, reach heights that they never knew possible and experience diversity and enjoyment. We encourage and help our students to embrace change and opportunity while developing cognitive, social and emotional skills in a way that compliments the transition to senior cycle. Students are exposed to a vast array of subjects, modules and adventures which allows them to put into practice the new skills and methods of learning that they are introduced to during the year.
Courses & Subjects - Multimedia and Web Development, Business & Enterprise, French, German, Metal Work, Engineering Science, Science, Environmental Studies, English, Irish, Debating, Geography, Home Economics, Music, Maths, Outdoor Pursuits, Law Education, Development Education, Art, Craft & Design, Career Guidance, Work Experience and Preparation for the World of Work.
Programmes and Awards - Work Experience, Community Work Experience, Career Guidance, Fundraising, The Gaisce president’s Award, John Paul II Award, GAA Coaching Course, First Aid, Microsoft Certificate, BT Young Scientist, SciFest, First Lego League Competition, Driver Education, Roddy Doyle Writing Workshop, Adopt a Grandparent Initiative, Junior Mini-Sumo Robotics, Worldwise Global Schools Project, Production of School Magazine, Leadership for Life Programme, SPHE and Mental Health Initiatives
Promoting Personal Development - Over the past number of years students from Roscommon Community College have participated and excelled in the Gaisce President’s Award Programme with TY students completing the Bronze award and a number of students continuing on to complete the Silver Award. This is a highly prestigious award that affords students the opportunity to learn new skills and develop an understanding of the importance of good citizenship and health and wellbeing.
Our students are also given the opportunity to take part in the Leadership for Life Programme. This is an exciting programme that enables young people to develop the skills and qualities necessary to be effective leaders, as well as challenging them to use these skills for the betterment of society.
The Leadership for Life programme sets out to empower young people to make a positive difference to their community through practical actions and projects. Throughout the course of the programme, young people learn the core concepts of leadership and gain skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, self-awareness etc. The programme sets about developing the leadership capabilities and potential of young people and gives them an opportunity to harness their skills and attributes to contribute to their society in a fun and encouraging environment.
The programme aims to enable young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders and to empower young people to make a positive difference to their society through the practice of effective leadership.
Parents Information Evening 2017
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Transition Year Students 2017-2018
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our Transition Year Information Evening 2017. Transition Year is a wonderful time for our students. Our TY Programme is designed to develop cognitive, social and emotional skills in a way that compliments the transition to senior cycle.
Our TYP is highly structured and delivered in a similar style to the Senior Cycle Programme. It allows for independent, self-directed learning where critical thinking and innovation is encouraged and developed.
The programme in our school focuses on four distinct areas:
· Continuation of the core subjects (assessed as normal each term)
· Subject sampling for the Leaving Certificate Programme
· Transition Year specific modules and subjects
· Once off calendar events
It is important that students take on a mature and responsible attitude to their TY Programme together with an awareness that “you will only get out of the programme that you put in”.
The new school term will commence for your child on Tuesday, 5 September, 2017. Your child will need to bring a small padlock for their locker and a duplicate key to be given to Ms. Nestor.
The fee of €300 for Book Rental, Locker Rental, Materials and Transition Year activities (please see attached sheet) is payable in two instalments. The first instalment of €150 is due by the end of the Junior Certificate exams on Friday 23rd June and the remaining balance of €150 is due by return to school on 5th September, 2017. All payments for this will be through the online system. If you wish to pay by instalments please contact Ms. Nestor before Tuesday, 30th May 2017 (unfortunately if contact has not been made before this date payment by instalments will not be possible).
Please complete the Parent Consent Form for school trips, excursions etc. If you wish to arrange insurance cover for your child, please complete the Insurance Form (which will be available on return to school) and return it, with the fee, on return to school on 5th September.
If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students the very best of good luck in their Junior Certificate and we will see you in early September for a very exciting TY Programme.
9th March 2017
Visit to Ecovillage in Cloughjordan
Transition Year students made an inspiring journey to Ireland’s very own Ecovillage in the small rural town of Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary recently. The students were welcomed by a team of volunteers from the village who run the education program based on Climate Change and our role as Global Citizens. The students learned about how the Ecovillage brings together a diverse group of people from many parts of Ireland and even abroad to creating an innovative new community. The residents do this in a way that is democratic, healthy and socially enriching while minimising ecological impacts.
The students got to explore some of the 67-acre site by foot which includes fertile land where they grow their own food, plants and trees which promotes biodiversity. They were lucky to be shown around by the residence themselves and got to see the day to day running of the village. They experienced the rich community spirit where there are more than 50 low energy homes and work units. They witnessed the solar- and wood-powered community heating systems, the 50 acres of land for allotments, farming and woodland, green enterprise centre and hi-spec broadband, the eco-hostel for visitors, community farm and the memorable compost toilet in the centre of the village. One our students won’t forget!
This trip opened the eyes of our students to make them more aware of their responsibility as Global Citizens. They learned practical methods which they can use to change their lifestyles in the future. It was a most unforgettable and enjoyable outing. They discovered first-hand how small changes by them can make such big difference to everyone else in combatting Climate Change.