Pobalscoil Rosmini Newsletter Summer 2010 Dear Reader, Once again, it is my privilege to be LCA Cinema Trip Although they didn’t qualify for the in the position to bring some of finals, Ms. Dunphy is very proud of Mr. Darbey took his 6th Year LCA the important items of news to their great efforts which can be class, 6S, to the cinema to help you through our by annual viewed on the IAF website. withtheir film review key newsletter. It’s been an incredibly assignment. These key assignments 3S JCSP Trip to the farm busy school since Christmas and form part of their continuous obviously, I can, therefore, only fit Mr. Darbey and Ms. Mulligan assessment and go towards their a certain amount into a brought 3S to The Airfield Trust, final mark at the end of the course. newsletter. Below is a selection of Dundrum, to do their Geography The class had intended to go see activities and events which have fieldtrip. This JCSP trip was the new Robin Hood film but the made the last six months so extremely enjoyable and beneficial silly teacher got the day wrong and interesting and rewarding for our to the students as it is worth 20% it wasn’t released until the students. A special word of thanks of their Junior Cert marks. The following day. Nevertheless the goes to Mr. Darbey who manages highlight of the day was Justin class still had a great day watching to extract the little articles from Travers feeding the prized Jersey Hot Tub Time Machine instead. Mr. teachers at such a busy time of the cows hay and picking up a handful Darbey is very grateful that they year. of manure by accident. took the mistake so well. Highlight As I say goodbye, I wish to thank of the day was Graham Reynor Business Awards my current and former colleagues, ordering a cappuccino after the parents and of course students film-“What ya call that coffee drink Congratulations to Ross Kilbride for who have made my career so with the creamy stuff in it?” winning the First Year business memorable and rewarding. Having Classic!!! student of the year award. This spent 32 years at Rosmini prize was awarded for his overall Space for Learning contribution throughout the year. Community I feel that it’s now time for a break before I plan the Well done to the TY students who 6th Year Tennis next chapter of my life. I wish you took part in “A Space for Learning” all the health and good luck to as part of their Shaping Space Sixth Year students were invited to fulfil your dreams. (Catherine module in conjunction with the take part in tennis coaching as part Gralton, Deputy Principal). Irish Architectural Foundation. of their PE curriculum with Ms. Carmody. This programme was a Junior Maths Competition YSI showcase, Maynooth College, success and the uptake increased Croke Park, Carlingford and many Well done to Keith Lambe who as time went on. The hope is that more interesting and stimulating came first in Rosmini in the Junior more girls would participate in this places. It’s a great privilege to Maths competition run by the Irish programme next year. accompany the students on these Maths Teachers Association. He trips and share the experiences 1st Year Radio Competition won a €20 voucher, sponsored by with them. Mr. O’Callaghan. Mr. Turbitt’s 1S first year English It’s with sadness that we say class participated in a 2FM Radio Young Social Innovaters goodbye to our current 6th years Competition. The objective was to Ms. McGee and Ms. Duffy visited and we wish them the very best for write and record a radio the Annual YSI Showcase with the future. We look forward to advertisement for ‘Le Crunch Transition Year students to view another year in Rosmini and to Apples’. The students performed the winning teams’ contributions at meeting the new First Years in their advertisements in groups of Croke Park on May 5th. Although September. three and four. The students TY’s efforts this year did not meet received a letter from 2FM IKEA the standard, it was clear to see congratulating them on their why at the showcase, as the Mr Dennehy took both groups of TY participation. The students number of qualifying teams this students to one of the world’s benefitted from doing this by year has been dramatically largest and most successful learning and promoting healthy reduced. The venue was confined retailers in the world – IKEA. As an eating and also gaining an insight to the indoors due to poor entrepreneurial giant, IKEA is now into how live radio works. weather, but the Game Zone one of the largest enterprises in the TY Carlingford Trip provided plenty of entertainment wider north Dublin area and a great for all who attended including Wii employer of people for the The final part of the Gáisce award is and Playstation games. Ballymun, Drumcondra and an adventure. The Transition Year Whitehall areas. group went to Carlingford Special Needs Assistants’ News adventure centre for three days for As a large retailer, they are very And so the S.N.As’ find themselves this. They had to walk 26km over eager to express their “green” at the end of another school year. two days. They participated in credentials and the TY trip on May It’s hard to believe that it’s almost water sports, a high ropes 11th was a full demonstration of time to break up for the summer. challenge course and a team how they work to be green. The This year we welcomed several new challenge course. As well as students got to see the recycling students to Room 50 who settled in completing their Gáisce obligations, plant including the baler in the very quickly and became great the students had a great time too. loading bay and also how they friends with each other and with Highlights included, Mr. McKevitt catch the rain water on the roof their new classmates. getting lost in the maze. which they use to flush all of the Unfortunately he found his way out Highlights of the year for us toilets in IKEA Ballymun. again! included numerous trips with the The trip centred on IKEA’s waste students we work with. We visited reduction plans and the students the cinema, museums, art galleries, also got to see the various types of the Ploughing Championships, the woods used in IKEA’s products which come from sustainable is going to be missed by staff and enjoyed by all who attended. sources all over the world. The students. Thanks to all the boys for their exciting trip finished up in the excellent behaviour and always In this show, Ruben performed canteen where a “freebie” meal been there on time, Vincent, Dean, comedy sketches, impersonations, was provided for all students – Mr Nicolei, Luke, Ryan Tadgh, Ian, mime and a series of magic tricks Dennehy and Mr Gallagher even Keith, Kane, Colm, Padraig and eagerly assisted by Amy, Cian, went back for seconds!!! Charlie. It is hoped to extend an Katie, Gareth, Charlie and Thomas. invitation to more students in Gaeilge All students and staff really enjoyed September as School Completion the session. There was plenty of has provided us with another six Seachtain na Gaeilge was a great laughter coming from rooms 14 success again this year. All the staff DSs. A special thanks to Richard, Ms and 15 that morning, and students and students participated in the O’Gorman, Ms Ginnelly and Ms weeks' activities; a poster were amazed by his magic tricks, Walsh for their assistance. competition, tráth na gceist, and which included money traditional Irish music and disappearing, €20 notes becoming 6th Year Breakfast dancing.Bhí an-spórt againn! €50 notes, untying his hands and The annual 6th Year breakfast took some clever card tricks. This treat Third year outing place on Thursday, May 20th in was funded by the JCSP. Rooms 14/15. Organised by Ms Third years went on a guided tour A new lunch time activity. Duggan and her team of willing of the 'Titanic Exhibition' in City helpers this is one of the highlights West hotel, Dublin, with Ms. JCSP (Junior Certificate Schools of the end of school festivities as Cherry, Mr.McKevitt, Ms.Carroll Programme) Co-ordinator Ms. and Ms.Campion. The artefacts we say goodbye to our Leaving Costello set up a Nintendo DS lunch were really interesting. We saw the Certificate students. The intrepid time club. This initiative was funded original bell, passengers’ personal catering team commandeered the belongings and items ranging from by a grant from JCSP. Ten handheld home economics room for four cutlery to parts of the ship itself. gaming devices were purchased days to prepare for the much-loved The model of the iceberg was with brain training, word games event. The fare consisted of fresh fascinating. We will never forget and maths games to support class strawberries and yoghurt followed how cold our hands felt from work in the Literacy and Numeracy touching it. We remembered all by a vast selection of home-baked programme. Ms Costello then the passengers and crew who lost bread and pastries. Year head, Mr decided to make further use of the their lives in this tragic accident. Devane helped serve the food DSs during lunch time and while many other teachers popped Ruben the Entertainer purchased some fun games, in to sample what was on offer. MARIOKART being the most Ruben the Entertainer visited the popular especially with eight Sports Day school on Thursday May 27th.He did students competing. Super a one hour performance for all First MARIOBROS, Nitro and The Legend Sports Day took place on Friday, Years, as well as some Second May 21st thereby giving 6th Years of Zelda also proved to be popular Years. It was also an opportunity to but came nowhere near the the opportunity to work off the give Amy O’Conor a good send off excesses of the previous day’s demand for MARIOKART. Since and we wish her well in the pastries! We were blessed with a Easter the club has met each lunch Vocational Unit in September. She wonderful day, perhaps some time. Good fun, conversation and exchanging of expertise were divine intervention requested by Ceann Comhairle, Séamus Kirk T.D Next on the itinery was the 4D new Chaplain, Fr. Tom Griffin! had to suspend proceedings for ten cinema experience where our minutes so the Minister in question senses were awakened to the smell As always, the emphasis was on of strawberries from the could calm down and take a time— participation by as many students ‘Strawberry Fields’, a sting from out. ‘The Octobus’ and a huge splash of and teachers as possible. The water as the submarine emerged “Fussball” and “Bungy Run”, Awards Night from the ocean. The ‘Magical introduced a few years ago, have The Annual Awards 2010 ceremony Mystery Tour’ took us on a 2 hour become firm favourites and the bus trip where we saw musicians’ took place on Wednesday 19th May. jelly eating competition made a homes, schools and studios. Many of the students were Finally, we managed a well welcome return. Novelty events honoured at the presentation of deserved refreshment at the world also included the three-legged race awards for achievement in or famous ‘Cavern Club’ before dining and the sack race. The teachers contribution to activities during the at the ultra modern new town played the students in a football academic year. centre. Tired but happy our return match and won again! Our record journey was just as flawless as the now stands at 22 years unbeaten (– Cross-Country: Deividas Barisas (6th outward one and everyone agreed sorry guys and girls. Parents please Year), Shane Lowry (6th Year), Craig that Ms. McSwiney deserved a note that the winning team was Comiskey (3rd Year) huge thank you for organising such more magnanimous than this a wonderful trip. We hope that this writer!). th Rowing: Aron O’Dowd (5 Year), will now become an annual event. swimming, Patrick Smith (6 Year), C.Gralton th th The serious business took place on Columb Dunne-Kennedy (6 Year), nd Sculpture in the Garden the running track with some superb Luke Smith (2 Year) performances. The top athlete of Following on the success of last Athletics: Farrell O’Lideadha (1st the day was Craig Commiskey (3V) year’s TY art class success a second Year), Craig Comiskey (3rd Year), sculpture was unveiled in the inner who came first in the 100m, first in James Sheridan (3rd Year), Ryan rd rd courtyard on Friday, 28th May. Ms. the 600m, first in the Junior Mixed Dalton (3 Year), Mark Carey (3 Keenan’s class together with Relay, third in the Shot Putt and Year), Adam Howell (3rd Year) sculptors Eleanor Swan and Claire second in the Junior Sack Race! International Pool: Christopher Turley produced a magnificent Well done Craig and to all the Clarke (5th Year), terracotta wall piece which pupils and teachers who represented the students’ interests contributed to this being such a Contribution to Sport: Jesse Dunne and hobbies. The project was (5th Year), Colum Doyle (5th Year) sponsored by Fas and to celebrate wonderful day. their 25 year involvement in project ‘The Beatle’s Story’ work they also filmed the students Tour of the Dáil th th On the 27 April the 6 Year as they worked. The film will be Thanks to our new contact with our students of Music, together with shown in The Lighthouse Cinema in very own Sheila O’ Sullivan’s sister, Ms. Mc Swiney, Mr Doyle, Denis October. Ms. Gralton thanked all of Cummins and myself set off for the participants on the day. Maureen O’ Sullivan T.D, the Transition Years were invited on a Liverpool. Following our early morning flight and everything special tour of the Dáil this May. running like clockwork we were The students got to see a live Dáil able to breakfast at the Museum debate, and what a debate it was! just before they opened their Things got so heated that the doors. The tour was fascinating.