10th June 2022
Our musical directors have been busy auditioning for the main cast in our forthcoming school musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’. As part of the audition process, a wealth of talented and enthusiastic students showcased their acting, singing and dancing skills, in a bid to become part of a dynamic cast!
Between lead roles, pivotal support roles and a captivating Chorus, the school musical will enable students to shine on stage, form new friendships and enjoy all ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has to offer!
Congratulations is extended to all cast members who now look forward to rehearsals which will commence early August. We also look forward to casting a Chorus which will include our incoming first years who signed up on our School Open Day. There will be a further opportunity for students to sign up for the Chorus before rehearsals commence early August. Details will be forwarded to all students.
In the meantime, our lead roles and many of our support roles will be busy preparing behind the scenes for what promises to be show stopping performances in Roscommon Arts Centre, 28th September - 1st October 2022.
3rd June 2022
Well done to all our students at RCC who received awards in their subject area expertise as well as awards in Class Contribution, Leadership, Academic Excellence, Outstanding Student Good Citizenship and others. Here are some of our awards that were presented to our very proud students last week.
The full list of winners can be found here: Student Awards Winners 2021-2022
More photos can viewed here: Student Awards 2022
Nathan Mac an Bhaird Excellence in Mathematics Award
Nathan was awarded this award, in recognition of his work on mathematical research and statistics. Nathan was awarded 2nd prize in the John Hooper National Statistics Competition for his project on mobile phone use. Nathan also picked up the GRETB Excellence in STEM award.
Student of the Year & Senior Science Award Eamon Lynch
Eamon also picked up the Senior Science Award, in recognition of his work in chemistry. Eamon Lynch reached the final ten students from across Ireland in the Chemistry Olympiad Ireland competition. This gave him the opportunity to work with an expert team of academics from across five Irish higher education institutions over the Easter holidays. Additionally, Eamon was awarded Student of the Year. Much is taken into account and consideration when granting this award to a student and Eamon was no doubt fully deserved of this. Well done Eamon!
Research in Science Award Sean Allen
Sean Allen won the research award for his project An Investigation into a Novel Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers for A Future of Sustainable Agriculture. This is a Highly Commended award in the BT Young Scientist Competition, and the overall Best Project award at the SciFest at college in ATU. Sean will be taking part in the SciFest National Finals in November 2022.
Gaeilgeoir na Bliana Tomás Ó hUiginn
Tomas won this award in recognition of his contribution to Gaeilge in RCC. Tomás won the GaelLinn Comórtas Tráchtaire Spóirt 2022 in the senior category for his commentary on the 2012 all Ireland final as Gaeilge. Awards were presented in Croke Park by Gael Linn and TG4. Tomás won the Connacht region of the Aistritheoirí Óga na Bliana Competition run by the European Union for his translation of a document from English to Gaeilge. He was presented his award by Minister Jack Chambers in the EU offices in Dublin. Tomás was also the recipient of two ETBI awards for the ETBI Bliain na Gaeilge last year.
GRETB Award Bailey Kelly, Cian Escosio and Aaron Dimambro
This green school team were awarded the GRETB Green Schools Award for their contributions to eco-citizenship throughout the school this year. These students conducted air quality research throughout the year presenting their project at the GLOBE Ireland Conference and were also the winners of a state the art weather station from GLOBE Ireland for their work.
Senior Principal’s Award Ashling Treacy
Every year, the principal’s award has been accredited to a student who has to a great extent embodied the core values here at Roscommon Community College. This has shown at RCC that each and every student’s work and contribution does not go unnoticed within the community, additionally it is well and truly appreciated. Well done to Ashling on receiving this award.
Senior Art Award Kelly O’ Brien
In relation to receiving this award, Kelly was extremely diligent to the subject area of art. She more than often went above and beyond with her work, attended after school sessions and working in the art room whenever she got the opportunity. Viewed as well motivated, setting a good standard for her peers. Kelly was awarded artist of the fortnight earlier in the year. In conclusion, Kelly was one of many students who made rapid progress from the start of the year until the end.
Senior Linguist Award Siobhan Treacy
This award was given to the student who displayed a keen love of language learning, as well as academic leadership to those within the modern foreign language classroom. This is not an easy award to win as all students in the foreign language subjects of French and German are in line with being nominated for this award. Well done Siobhan on this academic achievement.
Engineering Award Cormac Mee
This student was on of four contenders for this award. Each contender had their own strong points but the person that came out on top showed impressive traits of a good engineer. Although this student needed little help like any good engineer would, they would seek help to the right design solutions, whereas another engineer would try to solve for themselves and make mistakes. Also, a good engineer will work well in a team and this student also worked well with his classmates, offering encouragement and advice.
Excellence in Geography PJ McCormack
This student’s work ethic throughout the year excelled. His attention to detail stood out in particular to his teachers. PJ was a very deserving winner of this award, showing his love and passion for the subject area of Geography, as well as setting a very high standard for the rest of the class.
Music Award Andrew Bailey & Dominik Wojciak
Andrew was the bass guitarist with the school. In addition, Dominik was a key member of the bass section of the choir. Both students contributed hugely to the school graduation also. These students contributed so much during their six years to areas such as the school choir, carol services and other extracurricular music activities. We wish both of these students all the luck in the future, hoping they continue with music going forward in their bright futures.
Senior Gradam Gaeilige do Scolaire Sinsearach - Kaitlyn Thompson
This award was presented to Kaitlyn for her dedication and promotion of the Irish language within the school. Furthermore, Kaitlyn developed her own Irish skills both in and outside of school environment, hoping to further her passion for the language in the future.
Excellence Attendance Award: Dominik Wojciak
It is a privilege for us at Roscommon Community College to give this award to Dominik. Not only has Dominik being an extremely hard-working student at RCC for many years, additionally, Dominik has not missed a single day in Roscommon Community College for a whole six years. Congratulations to Dominik on this magnificent achievement.
Learning For Life Awards: Shaun Mullen & Roisin Kennedy
Congratulations to both Shaun and Roisin who won GRETB category awards for their achievements in school. Roisin and Shaun have been a big part of the school community at Roscommon Community College. They have frequently brought smiles to the faces of the students and staff and RCC, they will be missed greatly.
3rd Year Academic Excellence Jennifer Coyle Cian Escosio Nathan Mac An Bhaird Orla Norris
6th Year Academic Excellence Leah Nestor Kane Eamon Lynch Elizabeth Egilte Kaitlyn Thompson
Good Citizenship 3rd years Ciara Connolly Noah Fallon Joshua McCormack Conor Morris
Leadership Award 6th years Sol Trundle Brendan Rudden Ellen Hynes Remy Ryan
Leadership Award 1st year Alanna Cleary Cian Hayes Julia Kuczwalska Luke Shally
Leadership Award 2nd Years Conor Carley Daniella Kerr Daniel McCormack Kyle Rogers Poole
Outstanding student Awards 2nd year Amelia Dlugokecka Michael Hanley Aine Madden Caileann Sheridan
Principals Award 1st year Maebh Carley
Roisin Kennedy Learning for Life Student of the Year Ms Jude Lohan
Shaun Mullen LFL Principal's Award _ Ms Jude Lohan
Special Recognition Awards for Gaeilge ETBI Tomás Higgins Liam Pearce Jaime Sheridan
Good Citizenship 5th Year Katie Cronin Siafra Finneran Amy Lannon Paddy Naughton
Junior EAL Student of the Year Jaroslav Jano
Principal Award 3rd year Vizma Bajuka
27th May 2022
We would like to extend our best wishes to our students at Roscommon Community College who will be leaving us this week for the summer holidays. We would further like to wish the best of luck to all our 3rd years and Leaving Cert students who are completing their state exams this June. Furthermore, we would like to thank all parents and guardians for their co-operation throughout the school year. We were fortunate that our school did not have to experience any closures this academic year in relation to the pandemic. This was helped greatly with the collaborative co-operation and communication with our students, staff and parents/guardians. Thank you again to our students who have represented their school exceptionally well on many occasions. Students at Roscommon Community College have strongly represented themselves through academic, leadership and sporting achievements. This has been achieved at county level, state competitions and additionally throughout European events. Thank you to all our hard-working staff and management who have given their students many opportunities to experience great things as well as creating many proud and enjoyable memories. We hope you enjoy the summer, and we look forward to seeing you again in late August.
27th May 2022
Well done to Molly Beckett from 5th year in RCC who represented Roscommon on the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2020/2021. As part of their work, students had to work on the topic ‘Climate change with an emphasis on travel'. Immediately, they began coming up with ideas of how to make public transport better. They discovered that one of the main barriers that stopped young people using public transport was how expensive it can be. After many brainstorming sessions and lengthy discussions, it was decided to try get a card that would allow ANY young person in Ireland to avail of a discount across all public transport, both in urban and in rural areas. Soon, students joined video calls with Minister O’Gorman to discuss the idea. After much work they presented their official proposal to Minister O’Gorman and Minister Ryan. After a long wait the card got approved and announced in Budget 2022. It was agreed that any young person aged 19-23 (regardless of their education status) could get a new young adult leap card that would give them a 50% discount on all public transport. The day this was announced was a monumental day not only for the young people involved but also for Ireland, this is only the beginning of Ireland taking the right step towards more affordable and accessible transport for everyone.
The card officially launched on the 9th of May 2022. On May 11th, the ministers invited the National Executives to the department of the Taoiseach for a photoshoot to celebrate the launch. Congratulations again to Molly Beckett along with all of the other young individuals on the National Executive who had a role in this amazing achievement!
RCC Student Molly Beckett at the Travel Card launch
27th May 2022
On Friday the 20th of May Roscommon Community College were delighted to host a reunion for the graduation class of 2020. This was successfully organised to reunite students who graduated in 2020, who unfortunately missed out due to Covid-19. Current student teacher and graduate of 2020 Mr Trevor Fallon worked with a number of staff at RCC to facilitate a meet and greet evening at our school. Past students took the opportunity to enjoy refreshments as well as engage in conversation with both their past peers and past teachers. The success of the evening showed how well organisation was put in place, with a big number of past pupils from 2020 attending. Graduates of 2020 and staff got the opportunity to watch a video that was put together by Mr Fallon with the help of his peers. This was very emotional with moments of comedy included. In conclusion, it was a great evening enjoyed by all, with stories shared and smiles provided all round. Thanks again to the staff and management at RCC for their contribution. To a greater extent, thank you to Mr Fallon for his splendid organisation and communication skills which without him, would not have made this exultant evening possible.
RCC Graduation Class of 2020
Past Student Joao Pedro Rodrigues with Ms Jude Lohan