Junior Cert Delight
Congratulations to the Junior Cert. students of 2019 on their excellent results. 91 students received their results on Friday, October 4th and there were happy faces all around and great satisfaction at the culmination of three years hard work. Thank you to all the teachers for their assistance over the years and the best of luck to all the students as they embark on their senior cycle within our school.
First Year Gaelic Football Blitz
On Wednesday September 25th four first year teams from our school participated in the Roscommon LGFA post primary first year blitz in St. Faithleach’s GAA grounds. Nine teams participated on the day representing Convent of Mercy Roscommon, Scoil Mhuire Strokestown, Elphin Community College, Castlerea Community College and Boyle Community College. This event was organised by Mr. Shane Curran, Roscommon Development Officer. The girls would like to thank Ms. Devaney for all her time and effort with the various teams.
Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl Elected
Congratulations to Tara Crowley and Mairead Tully who were recently elected as Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl. The girls began their roles last week and will retain these positions until the end of the academic year. We wish them the best of luck. We have no doubt they will do their very best to represent the student body and the school community.
Transition Year Bonding Trip
The Transition Year students of 2019 had their adventure trip in Killary Adventure Centre, Mayo. The students, accompanied by their teachers, visited the centre from September 4th to 5th. First was a trek down by the beautiful fjord. Here the activities ranged from gorge walking, kayaking, absailing, archery, “the giant swing”, orienteering and the ultimate turf challenge. After lunch it was literally ‘head first’ into the bog holes. Everyone was slightly hesitant to take the plunge but worries were soon forgotten and everyone was covered head to toe in mud. The turf challenge entailed crawling through tunnels and swimming in vast amounts of mud. Next it was to ‘The Dome’ for evening activities. Lights went out at about 11:30pm much to everyone’s delight as all were absolutely exhausted after the long day. Water sports were on the agenda for day two and after a quick tutorial on how to kayak, everyone was eager to get into the water. For the next adventure everyone was very nervous, there was only one thing needed here and that was courage. The sheer adrenalin of the cliff jump and landing in the water was amazing. The climbing tower was a dream for dare devils but a nightmare for those who preferred solid ground; however a few girls did reach the top! The final activity was the Killary challenge which was a course that had many team building puzzles and games along the way. It certainly fulfilled its role as the whole team bonded and worked well together to complete each aspect. The two day adventure filled trip gave students the opportunity to get to know one another and bond in an environment outside the normal school setting. Team-building, fun and excitement was at the top of the agenda for all pupils taking part in the trip. The Transition years would like to thank most sincerely Ms. Keenan, Ms. Coleman, Mr. O’Reilly and Ms. Fergus who accompanied them on this trip.
German Student Exchange
Willkommen, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our German exchange students and their teachers from Rottweil in South Germany, who arrived in Roscommon on Wednesday 18thSeptember. The seventeen students who attend the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium in Rottweil and two of their teachers are spending a week with host families in Roscommon. The aim of the exchange programme is to promote learning and cultural exchange between our students and those visiting the town. A number of events and activities will be taking place over the duration of their stay. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those families who have generously offered to host students for the duration of their stay. The exchange programme would not be possible without their assistance.
March against Global Warming
On Friday our Transition Year students marched in Roscommon for climate change. We need to protect our planet for future generations.
Our school is also taking action by using reusable water bottles, cycling and road safety classes, Junk Kouture and YSI to name a few.