Rosmini is delighted to be involved in the DCU UniTY programme. UniTY is a skills based programme specifically aimed at Transition Year students. It has been designed to increase student engagement in education and raise motivation and career aspirations and broaden students' world view. The curriculum is made up of Multimedia & Social Innovation, Smart Skills, Employability & Leadership and Student Empowerment. Other classes benefit through Maths quizzes, "Junior Discover" pathways to third level, DCU "Summer Scholars" programme, rugby and soccer blitzes. Further information from https://www.dcu.ie/access/secondary-schools.shtml
Congratulations to our Transition Year students who were the Overall Winners of Dublin City University’s Intergenerational Solidarity Awards 2018. They received this award in recognition of the All Ages Aloud choir that was formed with the residents of Nazareth House. Students rehearsed with the residents for a Christmas Carol Service that was held in Nazareth House back in December. Christine O’ Kelly, Age Friendly University Network Coordinator for DCU, commended students, on the power of the their project to bring people of all ages together in a spirit of friendship through music.
Our Ember Team were invited to Clonliffe College today for a special graduation celebration. Father Peter McVerry spoke to students about his work with the homeless. He encouraged the young people present to treat those most vulnerable in society with compassion & dignity. Our team members reflected on their journey over the past year in a beautiful liturgy. Rosmini joined forces with Loreto Foxrock for a lip sync performance of the Cha-Cha Slide. Congratulations to our Ember Team for completing a wonderful year of service to others in our school.
Chaplain, Mr Gueret has informed us that Rosmini Rosmini Community School has been chosen for an award for the Intergenerational Solidarity Prize in recognition of our Choir Project with the residents of Nazareth House. What a fantastic recognition of our students' community outreach to the elderly citizens of our society. We are all so very proud of their achievement.
The award will be presented on Friday, May 18th at a small ceremony.
In this week’s First Aid for the Mind club, students were invited to work together to create a person using only sellotape & paper. Teams were encouraged to use their creative skills to help make a person that is able to stand without any support. After this activity, we looked at how being creative & using our imagination can help us to problem solve. We learned that by feeling confident, problems are not as challenging to overcome.
As our Leaving Cert students embark on their last eight weeks of school, preparations have commenced for their summer graduation celebrations. Chaplains from the North Dublin area were invited to Rosmini to share ideas & resources for their respective school graduation ceremonies. We look forward to a very special celebration of the achievements of the fine group of young men and women who make up our class of 2018. If any parent is interested in assisting with this year’s graduation, please contact Mr Gueret on firstname.lastname@example.org
To mark the season of Lent, Transition Year students embarked on a walking retreat to the Botanic Gardens. They stopped at various gardens, statues & objects along the way to reflect on their personal life journey. Students were invited to contemplate their goals for the future. They were encouraged to use their gifts & talents in order to be the very best version of themselves that they can be. After a lovely picnic back in school, students participated in a prayer service where they received inspiration for making a positive difference in the world today.
International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women worldwide. Inspired by the hard work, talent and passion of all the women in our lives, Maurius, True Mya and Shakira created a mural for the school. This mural features a very important message for our students: Your attitude not your aptitude determines your altitude’. It is the effort that you make to the very best of your ability that helps you to accomplish your goals.