English Department

Students attend play in Smock Alley Theatre

As part of the Leaving Certificate Applied course, class 6S went to see God Has No Country in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre.
Students were blown away by writer and actor Donal Courtney's one-man performance of Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty, the Irish priest who helped 6,500 Jews hide from the Nazis in WWII. Students were lucky enough to speak to Courtney afterwards and were given insights into the life of a theatre actor and writer.

Spelling Bee

The annual Spelling Bee took place between 1st, 2nd, TY and 5th Year students in Woodlock Hall. As it is every year, the standard was very high. The first part of the contest was between Junior students (1st & 2nd years) and this was won by Monica Fayne of 2C. The Senior students (TY & 5th years) also competed and Miriam Akhilomen was victorious here. Congratulations to all that took part and to Mr. Turbitt who organised it and to Mr. Darbey & Ms. Kavanagh who were quizmasters.

One Book One Community

One Book One Community
One Book One Community

All first years are taking part in the One Book One Community initiative with 16 other primary and secondary schools in the area.
They attended the opening ceremony on January the 20th.

One Book One Community is a community reading project based on the successful One City One Book project that take place ever year in Dublin and in cities across the world. As part of One Book One Community projects, children and their families are encouraged to read and discuss a particular book, along with supporting activities held in schools, libraries and in the community

Fighting Words!

Class listens earnestly to fighting words tutor
Students work on their fiction
Ms Kavanagh and Claire take a photo break!
More diligent students
This is a hard working group

2P recently visited Fighting Words (Roddy Doyle, Co.Founder and Chairman), a creative writing workshop to promote students creative writing skills. They worked together to develop characters. They established plots and added dialogue to complete a full story all under the watchful eye of skillful mentors.
The students attended with their teachers Miss Mac Hale, Miss Kavanagh and their SNA Claire Holland.

Senior Students Attend Abbey Theatre Talk

On Tuesday the 6th of October both Leaving Cert and 5th year students attended the Abbey Theatre for a talk on the 1916 rising to coincide with the students starting Sean O'Casey's magnificent play The Plough and The Stars.  Students had the privilege and pleasure of taking part in a talk by historian Fearghal McGarry for the launch of his essay The Abbey Theatre and Easter 1916 and for a discussion of the Abbey Theatre’s involvement in the events of Easter 1916.

The Blue Horse - "One Book, One Community" Official Launch

Marita Conlon-McKena, author of The Blue Horse poses for a photo with our first year students after the launch of One Book One Community 2015

The launch of "One Book, One Community" was held in O’Connell’s School Hall on Thursday 29th January. Mr Turbitt, Ms Ginnelly, Mr Darbey and Ms Bourke accompanied the first years to the event. The author, Marita Conlon-McKenna gave a wonderful talk and then made herself available for pictures with the students. A great day was had by all and now let the reading begin!

One Book, One Community

Cover of "The Blue Horse" by Marita Conlon-McKenna

Rosmini Community School, along with 15 other Primary and Secondary Schools in the area, is taking part in the One Book, One Community Project over the next 2 months. This is an exciting literacy project, organised by the Home School Community Liaison teachers, which is aimed at promoting reading in the school, the home and the community.

One Book One Community

First year group involved in one book one community
Staff and student group involved in one book one community
One book one community poster
Once book cover

One Book One Community is a community reading project based on the successful One City One Book project that takes place every year in Dublin and in cities across the world. As part of One Book One Community projects, children and their families are encouraged to read and discuss a particular book, along with supporting activities held in schools, libraries and in the community. Here at Rosmini we are proud to be involved in this wonderful project and to be working together with the other schools in our local area to promote a love of reading.