It‟s almost the last day of the school term 2008/2009 and what an eventful and
successful year it has been. All that‟s left to say is a huge thanks to the entire staff for
their energy, enthusiasm, hard work, commitment and kindness throughout the year.
We especially thank the parents and guardians who have given us their relentless
support throughout the year.
We wish our 3rd and 6th years success in their examinations and all of our students a
happy and sunny Summer.
A special word of thanks to Mr.Darbey‟s Media Studies TY class and to Andrew
Boylan (5th Year) for their assistance in producing this newsletter.
3rd Year Fundraising complete their task, they meters Adaptive LTA which
Ms. Ginnelly‟s CSPE made a handsome profit to stands for the legs, trunks
classes took part in boot. and arms event. He came in
fundraising for the Simon 8th out of 16 and broke his
Community, the Homeless Horticulture original record - 3 minutes
and Goal. Congratulations to Mr. and 38 seconds, beating his
The 3P class planned a film Gavin‟s 6S class on personal best set in the
afternoon for 1st years and completion of the front British Indoor Rowing event
raised €110 for the Simon garden in January 2009. Not by four seconds. Aron will
Community. Class 3S only did they succeed in be competing in this event
planned a non-uniform day their LCA task, but also the next year and will hope to
for the whole school and a whole school community do even better.
cookie sale and raised over can now benefit from a
€700 for Goal. beautiful garden. Careers
The TYs went to an open
Enterprise Event day in Ballyfermot
Congratulations to 5S for a Aron O‟ Dowd and Community College with
very successful enterprise Rowing their careers Guidance
task. Their green St. On the 24th of January Aron teacher Mr McElwee to see
Patrick‟s Day milkshakes O‟Dowd competed in the what a third level college is
were so popular that they Adaptive Rowing European like. They spent the day
could not keep up with the Open which took place in touring round both the art
demand for them. Not only Rome. He was the youngest and the music blocks of the
did they successfully competitor in the 1000 school.
with their teacher Mr.
Mini Company Bairead. They met up with Sculpture Project
TY1 contributed to selling kids of their own age in As part of the N.A.P.D
ice-creams as part of their Gymnasium Kreuzgasse, a Creative Engagement
Mini Company module. secondary school in Project, TY‟s art students
Each student brought in €2 Cologne. They got a great have been working on a
to buy the ice –creams. reception in the school sculpture with a ceramic
They sold the ice creams when our pupils were sculpture specialist, Eleanor
during lunch time in the brought up on stage during Swan, The sculpture is
main hall and sold all ice their celebration of based on their identity as
creams bought. They all karneval. The students then students at Rosmini. They
made a profit, which proved visited the magnificent got help from their teacher,
the mini company was a cathedral in the city and a Ms Keenan. The students
success. fantastic red castle as well who worked on the
as the scrumptious sculpture were ; Christine
Cycle Club chocolate museum on the Maher, Nicole Reid, Alex
Every Wednesday Richard banks of the Rhine. Gleeson, Roisin Maher,
and Ms Cherry take Social Education Karl Harvey, Gemma Ivers,
interested students on a Mr. Digan and Mr. Darbey Michelle Ivers, Dale Buika,
cycle to Dollymount went to „Soilse‟ with 5S to Dillon Saunders, Dale
followed by refreshments in listen to stories from former Turner, Robert
Jo Jo‟s cafe in St. Joseph‟s. drug addicts. The students Birmingham, Keith
The students who found this trip to the Drug Sheridan, Eric Finn, Jason
participated in the cycling treatment centre very Killeen, Aaron O‟Dowd,
club this year were: informative because many Robert Creed, Saleem
Niamh O Brian, Cody of the former drug addicts Raahan, Eoin Grange,
Saunders, Martin Byrne, were of similar age. Conor Rock, Lisa
Philip Moore ,Karl Jones, Fitzpatrick. The sculpture
Barry Dunne and Jessica Seachtain na Gaeilge was unveiled on Friday 22nd
Flynn. The 2nd years had an Irish May 2009 by Fr. William
Breakfast as part of their Stuart – Chairman of the
JCSP during Seachtain na Board of Management.
Gaeilge. Irish students
asked the 2nd years the items
Metalwork and they wanted in Irish and the THERE WERE NO
Engineering Awards students in the class served “TRIPS” AS TY‟S
it to them. Ms Darby and STUMBLED AROUND
Congratulations to Mr. Ms Campion helped the CARLINGFORD!
McNamara‟s metalwork students.
award winners. They are: In early May Transitions
Garry Ivers (1st year),Liam Years embarked on a trip
Moloney (2nd year),Jonathan Trip to DCU which they would probably
Reck (3rd year). Ms Darby took the higher never forget. They went to
level Geography students to Carlingford Adventure
Congratulations to the DCU on the 21st of March. Centre. This was to go
following engineering They went as part of a towards the adventure
award winners. They are: revision course for their section of their Gaisce
Patrick Smith (5th Leaving Certificate. Bronze Medallion Award.
year),Niall Crowther (6th They set off on a noisy bus
year). on a sun kissed May
Congratulations to Harry Irish Worskshop morning.
Matthews for winning On the 14th of March When they arrived, they
overall student engineer of visiting students from St began an 18km hike up,
the year. Joseph‟s Primary school around and down a
participated in Irish mountain. When they
Trip to Germany workshop with Ms. returned, it was amazing to
The third year German class Campion. Ms Cherry see that they could still
went on a great trip to organised the workshop. walk! Later on that night,
Cologne in Germany during they had an orienteering
February mid-team break lesson. The following day
they went on another shorter
hike. They then went to a Xbox Competition ESB
quarry and did rock On Thursday 22nd of Mr. McElwee took 25 5th
climbing and abseiling. The January there was an Xbox years to Turlough Hill, Co.
day finished with a “night 360 competition held in the Wicklow, as part of the
crawl”. This was where school. It was hosted by careers link with the ESB.
students were blindfolded some of the students from This was the completion of
and had to go around a the TY1 YSI group for a 7 different events for these
course, by following a rope. fundraiser towards their students dating back from
They had to communicate project on alcohol abuse. It September. In reward for
because there would be the was for first and second their participation they were
odd tree to go around. year students. The entry fee treated to a meal in the
was €3 and over 60 students plush Glendalough Hotel. A
On the last day, they went participated, both boys and great day was had by all
kayaking. Most people girls. After a tense 1-0 win who participated.
went for an unexpected in the final Conor Dixon of Furthermore, 5th and TY
swim! The trip ended with first year and Jason Carthy students have been linked
a high rope session. One of of second year walked away into DCU in various career
the high ropes involved victorious. They won €25 exploration days whereby
climbing the equivalent of 3 each. The competition was a they shadow the day of an
stories and balancing on a great success and undergraduate student.
tightrope. It was interesting thoroughly enjoyed by all
to see some of the visually participants. Coffee Afternoon
impaired students tackle this Ms. Duggan would like to
course, imagine walking 3 thank all who helped out
stories high, on a tightrope Paveé Point with the cooking in „Hell‟s
with your eyes closed! During April, TY had a Kitchen‟. She would like to
workshop on the needs and squash any rumours that she
It was a great experience for rights of travellers. There was difficult to work with
all and Transition Years was a presentation made by and has asked us to stress
would encourage people three representatives from (who said she was
who are doing Transition Paveé Point, the Travellers‟ stressed?) that she was calm
Year in 2010 to take part in Rights organisation. and patient, AS ALWAYS!
this trip. Sincere thanks to Seriously, the Fifth Year
Mr.Gallagher, Ms. Irish Cultural Studies trip Home Ec. class (and Kim
O‟Gormon, Mr. McKevitt TY visited Newgrange, Co. and Lauren from 2nd Year)
and Denis Cummins for all Meath as part of their Irish were amazing – by the end
of their time and goodwill. Cultural Studies module. of the day, they were
By Robert Creed. All students had a great day working as well as any
learning about the history of professionals. Many thanks,
Newgrange and how the folks, you were brilliant!!
U-19 Soccer Summer and Winter (and very forgiving!)
Congratulations to the team Friendship Week
who would have topped Retirement The 29th April to 6th May
their group if they were not Congratulations to Mr. was Friendship Week run by
disqualified because Philip, Johnner, Breen who TY2 as part of their YSI
Mr.Darbey filled out a form retired after over 30 years of project. They held a games
incorrectly!!! Despite this, faithful service to Pobalscoil afternoon for the 3rd Years
the team showed great Rosmini. The students held in the main hall. They also
attitude and played every a special celebration to had a film day for 1st Years.
friendly as if it was a cup mark the occasion. Philip An anti- bullying themed art
final. Congratulations to was presented with competition was held and it
Brian Carroll, Kevin numerous gifts from pupils was won by Katka from 2V.
Teeling and Jon Wood for both past and present. There With the monies raised
winning most improved were also musical during this special week, a
player, players‟ player of celebrations and current theatre group has been
the year and managers, students even rewrote a booked into perform an
player of the year contemporary song in his anti- bullying play in
respectively. honour. September.
talent show, organised by numerous inter schools
Transition Year students. events in these sports. The
The contest was hosted by medals were presented to
our very own Mr. Philip the winning students at the
Niall Mellon Township Breen and included staff recent Awards Night.
Trust March trip 2009 performances from both
Denis Cummins and Aideen The „Meitheal‟
In March 2009 one student Leonard. The judging panel programme
in Pobalscoil Rosmini of Mr. Darbey, Megan During the last week of term
undertook one of the biggest Kinsella and Edel Grey Ms.McGee and Mr.
tasks in his life. He travelled awarded prizes to the McKevitt took 8 senior
over 6000 miles to South following acts : Karl Doyle students to Glendalough for
Africa. Cormac McCool (Most Improved), Keavon a two-day training
volunteered along with 500 Lyons(Best Entertainment), programme in mentoring for
Irish in a building blitz with Robert Creed and Maria 1st year students. We look
a charity called The Niall Antonio (Most Original), forward to meeting them in
Melon Township Trust. In Lauren Byrne(Best Singer) September and benefitting
this week long blitz, and Casey Teeling-Irvine, from the fruits of their
Cormac endured 38 degree Eric Killeen, Matthew training.
heat, constant threats of Cummins and Paul O‟
illness and managed to work Callaghan (Best Band).
with a team of 50 Irish men Thanks to all who Congratulations
and women as well as 20 participated. We were all delighted to
South Africans who applied hear of the recent birth of
their trades as bricklayers, U – 16 Hurling Ms.McSwiney‟s second
carpenters and truck drivers. Mr. King would like to child Eoin.
He arrived safe and well congratulate the under 16
after the Easter break with Hurling team for their Music workship
amazing memories, a better dedication and hard work Senior students of music
insight of life and 50 new e- this year. The team‟s recently took part in a 3-day
mail addresses! continued improvement was workshop on „drug
evident when they qualified awareness‟ for young
to the quarter finals of their people. During the 3 days
1st Year Trip division after two students wrote songs, made
Mr. Bairead, Ms.Ginnelly comprehensive victories in videos and recorded the
and Ms. Cherry took 1S on the group stages. They put exercise. The 2 facilitators
an historical trip on the on a brave show in the from „The Songschool
Dublin City open air tourist quarter finals, but they were Company‟
bus, on 21st May. They were defeated by a very strong awarded certificates and
lucky for one day in May Swords team. presented students with a
that the sun shone. They Congratulations to Matthew copy of the DVD made by
stopped off at Collins‟ Higgins and Luke Sheehy the students.
Barracks where they visited on winning Best
the Dead Zoo and where Contribution and Player of
they saw stuffed giraffes, the Year respectively.
polar bears and monkeys.
They also visited a 1916 Maths Award
Rising exhibition. They then Well done to William
took the bus through Lackington, who won the
Phoenix Park and to the prestigious Maths student of
Guinness factory (don‟t the year for 2009. Ms. O‟
worry, they didn‟t get off Brien proudly presented him
there!!!).They also got off with the award at this
the bus at Dublin Castle and Year‟s Awards Evening.
had a great time playing in
the gardens there. Badminton,Athletics and
Talent Show Mr. Mc Mahon would likes
Congratulations to all those to thank all of the students
who took part in this year‟s who participated in