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A Creative Approach to Problem Solving

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.

6th Year Graduation Preparations Underway

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 chris.gueret@rosmini.ie

TY Lenten Walking Retreat

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.

A Message from the Students of Rosmini on International Women’s Day 2018

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.

Promoting Positive Wellbeing & Resilience in Adolescents

‘Your attitude, not your aptitude determines your altitude in life’. Young people today are faced with increasing pressures to fit in with their peers, to find acceptance and to fulfill the expectations that have been placed upon them in society. These pressures have been amplified through the digital mediums that they use to connect with the world. As an Amber Flag School, we are actively committed to teaching our students the emotional skills that will enable them to proactively deal with these pressures.

3rd & 6th Year Exam Self-Care Workshops

On Tuesday 16th January 2018, 3rd and 6th year students participated in Exam Self-Care Workshops. Students were introduced to mindfulness practice as a tool for coping with the increased levels of stress, anxiety and pressure that may experienced during the mock exam period. They were invited to take part in practical exercises to equip them with the skills that are needed to practice self-care in the weeks ahead. Students were led on a Calming Anxiety Guided Meditation to help them release any tension that they may be feeling ahead of the their exams.

Beat the January Blues - Promoting Student Wellbeing

The month of January can often be a very stressful time of year for students with settling back into the school routine and preparing for mock exams. Therefore, the Ember Team will be hosting a series of events in school throughout the month of January to help students reduce stress levels and learn how to take their of their physical, mental & emotional wellbeing.

Giving the Gift of Ourselves - Christmas Carol Service 2017

The school community gathered together for a Christmas Carol Service in Woodlock Hall on Friday 22nd December 2017. Students were invited to reflect on the story of Christ's birth and how it challenges us all to give the very best of ourselves, especially to those most in need over the holidays. A short video on a young boy's very touching act of charity was played during the service. Transition Year students shared their experiences of volunteering as part of their Befriending Projects over the past few months.

Saint Vincent de Paul Food Appeal

The Ember Team have been busy organising this year's SVP Food Appeal. They spoke to every class group about how they can help people in need in their local community by donating non-perishable festive food items to help families and individuals enjoy an extra-special Christmas meal. Posters were displayed around the school promoting the Appeal. The Ember team collected food items that were placed in boxes in designated classrooms in the school over the past three weeks. Local SVP volunteer James Byrne offered thanks to all the students of Rosmini for donating food items.