27th May 2022

As part of their programme 5th Year LCVP students visited Elevate in Athlone. There they met Colm Wright the proprietor who they interviewed. Students discovered a lot of valuable information about being an entrepreneur and the setting up and running of a business. Elevate is a new start up entertainment centre based in Athlone, which offers a range of activities to include electric go karting, laser tag and axe throwing to name but a few. There was plenty of time for students to have some well-deserved fun after a long and busy year.  Thanks to Colm and his team for the excellent informative talk and for accommodating a large group once again. We will most definitely be returning soon. Thanks to Ms Carolan and Mr Martin for organising this enjoyable trip with their students.

 

 

27th May 2022

Well done to all our students who received their awards this week at Roscommon Community College. Our awards ranged from the student’s stand out leadership skills, academic excellence, citizenship, and class contribution. Look out for our full update in next week’s edition of the Roscommon Herald along with pictures from our award ceremonies. Thank you to Ms Martin and Ms Cleary for all their help with organising the awards for all year groups.

 

 

 

 

27th May 2022

A huge ‘Thank You’ to Aidan Geraghty from the Horticulture students in Learning For Life who received the amazing gift of a new polytunnel this year. Aidan donated the polytunnel to the class after chatting to the students and their teacher about their love for planting and gardening. The polytunnel arrived freshly painted with a pack of mixed bulbs for each student to get started with planting. Aidan arranged for the polytunnel to be transported through the town of Roscommon in the very early hours to avoid any traffic congestion. This was no small task with An Garda Siochána on hand to assist in any way possible. This exciting new space allowed for planting to continue throughout the winter months when rain and cold weather normally prevent any hands-on horticulture work outside the classroom. The students were able to bring all their pots with bulbs indoors for the winter and store all their gardening tools and equipment safely.

Once the polytunnel was in place the planting and sowing began in earnest. The students experimented with different flowers, vegetables and herbs. There was an abundance of crocuses, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths in the early days of Spring, creating wonderful displays of colour and beauty. The students have used the new polytunnel to link in with other teachers and classes in the school around Agricultural Science and CSPE. They have also become involved in the Woodies – Budding Gardeners Competition and submit photos of their work each month. The new polytunnel has been an incredible gift to our school. We are incredibly thankful to Aidan for his generosity in providing this amazing resource for us. This beautiful new space will allow students to experience the joy of working with nature and know the importance of planting and growing your own flowers & food for years to come. Thank You Aidan from all the Students, Staff and Management of RCC. Big thanks also to Ms Drury, Ms O’ Brien and the SNA department at RCC for their contribution.

Horticulture students Robbie, Shaun & Roisin with Ms Drury

 

Our Learning For Life Students Ava, Robbie and Roisin

20th May 2022

The Leaving Certificate class of 2022 had their graduation ceremony at the Abbey Hotel on Tuesday the 17th of May. This was a lovely and enjoyable occasion for all, and one that was well appreciated, considering the cancelation from previous years in relation to Covid-19. The ballroom was laid out beautifully, facilitating graduates, teachers and family members who travelled to the ceremony. The night was accompanied by the RCC school choir who sang beautifully along with their teachers Ms Doyle, Ms Smyth and Mr Arnold. Some captivating speeches put together by Deputy principal Ms Lohan along with sixth year head of year Mr O’ Ceallaigh showed just how hard our students have worked, how far they have come, and most importantly, how much they will be missed in Roscommon Community College. Ms Lohan and Mr O’ Ceallaigh have been in RCC with these students since day one in September 2016, building strong relationships with their proud leaving cert students. After students received their certificates, guests were inspired by the wholesome speeches from sixth year head boy Noah Fallon, and sixth year head girl Elizabeth Eglite. This was followed by a splendid presentation put together by sixth year student Rute Marques which no doubt brought back many great memories to students, parents, teachers and guests on the night. Thank you to our music teachers for their work with the school choir. Many thanks also to Ms Lohan, Mr O’Ceallaigh and all members of staff and students at RCC for assisting with this successful night. Furthermore, thank you to the staff at the Abbey Hotel for all their assistance and providing us with their beautiful ballroom for the night. Congratulations to all our graduates of 2022 who without them would not have made this celebrated night possible. We wish you the best of luck in your exams and for the future, you are always welcome at Roscommon Community College. 

Graduates from the class of 2022

Kaitlyn Thompson & Leah Nestor Kane

Leaving cert students of RCC at their Graduation

Ms Jude Lohan with Elizabeth Eglite and past student Kaitija

 

 

20th May 2022

Well known former Clare hurler, intercountry manager and now TV personality, Davy Fitzgearld paid a visit to our school last Friday. Our school was very lucky to win the ‘win a training session with Davy Fitzgearld’ competition run by Londis. There was tremendous excitement amongst our students and staff in anticipation of Davy’s visit. 30 lucky students were chosen at random. For a full 90 minutes Davy put our students through their paces in a combination of hurling skills and training from ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’. By the end of the session our students were exhausted but joyful and appreciative of the experience of training with Ireland’s best hurling coach. Davy then spoke to our students on topics like physical fitness and wellbeing. For the next 30 minutes all the players, staff, students and local members of the community got autographs, hurleys and jerseys signed, selfies and group photos. An exhausted Davy then sat in our staffroom for tea, sandwiches and chat. All agreed that Davy’s visit was an incredible day for our school. Our students were initially in awe but Davy’s friendly and approachable manner soon had everyone at ease. Our school community wishes to thank Davy for visiting our school and bringing such joy and excitement. Finally, we are very grateful to Londis and especially Timothy’s Londis who made this fantastic day possible. Thanks to Mr Timmons, Ms Fleming and Ms Conway for all their help and organisation with the event. Only for their time and effort put in this would not have been as successful an event as it turned out.

Davy Fitzgerald presented his Roscommon jersey by RCC staff

 

 

 

 

 

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