Newsletter 2009 summer

					Dear Reader,

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.

Best regards,
Catherine Gralton


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!)
                                Solstice works.
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
                                  Swimming events
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