10th March 2023

Congratulations to past pupil Norbert Papuga who recently received an Entrance Exhibition Award from Trinity College, Dublin.

Entrance Exhibition Awards are presented to students accepted into the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree programme who achieve the highest points among Trinity entrants from their secondary school, above a minimum of 500 CAO points.

 

We are very proud of your achievement Norbert, well done. 

 

 

10th March 2023

The ATHE (Association of Teacher of Home Economics Teachers) held a competition titled 'Déanta le Grá' which was open to all Secondary School Students. Students were required to create either a textile-based item or a baked good in the Valentines theme. Alicia Nic an Bhaird, 2nd year, received 1st place in the National Textile Category. Alicia created a fabulous crochet bunny with a pink bow and heart to add colour. Alicia created her very own pattern for the pink bow and heart using her knowledge of textile construction. Well done, Alicia. 

Congratulations to Alicia Nic an Bhaird who received 1st place within the textiles category of the ATHE Déanta Le Grá Competition

 

 

10th March 2023

Well done to RCC’s third year pupils Kayla Joyce and Emily Dixon who recently competed in the junior final of the University of Galway Literary and Debating Society Debating Competition held in the University of Galway on Saturday 4th  March. Kayla and Emily qualified for last weekend’s final after putting on a formidable debating performance in the competition heats held back in January.

In the final, held in the impressive surroundings of the Kirwan lecture theatre in the University of Galway, Emily and Kayla proposed the motion that “War is never justifiable”. They competed against five other school from around Connacht and put forward some very persuasive points to argue the motion. To get to the final was an excellent achievement particularly as both pupils only started debating competitively this year.

 

The debating club in RCC has gone from strength to strength this year under the guidance of Mr Moran, and it’s only a matter of time until one of the teams from the school win a major competition.

 

 

10th March 2023

Well done to 5th Year pupil Shannika Greene who delivered a speech to TD’s in Dáil Eireann on Tuesday 7th of March on behalf of Young Carers Ireland. Young Carers Ireland is a support group for young carers in Ireland who provide care to other family members.

Shannika, who helps to care for her younger brother, spoke about the duties she carries out on a daily basis to help her younger brother, and advised other young carers on what works for her. Shannika spoke eloquently about the challenges she and other young carers face every day, as well as sharing information with TD’s and senators about what they can do to help support these young carers.

Minister for Children, Roderick O’Gorman, thanked Shannika for her speech, and vowed to support her and younger carers going forward.

10th March 2023

Well done to Ciara Allen, Amelia Dlugokecka and Alanna Campbell who raised and donated over €500 to the ISPCA as part of their CSPE CBA. 

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