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Dublin City University UniTY Programme
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
New School Building Granted Planning Permission
Rosmini Community School is delighted to announce that, in June 2018, our proposed new building has received planning permission from An Bord Pleanála. Granted initial permission by Dublin City Council in August 2017, this move by an Bord Pleanála, is wonderful news for all involved in the school. We have been providing inclusive education on this site since 1970 and we very much look forward to continuing this tradition. This image, provided by NMA Architects, shows the view from the exit on Gracepark Road. These are exciting times for all in Rosmini and this decision brings our new school one step closer.
President Higgins visits Rosmini
President Higgin's visit to Rosmini was a truly memorable experience for all on campus. Here the president is photographed with recently retired principal, Ms Cherry, former deputy principal, Ms Bourke and the Rosmini Student Council organised by Ms Dunphy. During his visit the president said "this is not just a school it is also a real community, a place that doesn't simply value a pupil by how well they do at their lessons but also by how hard they work, by how well they treat each other and of course by how much use they make of all of the individual talents they have been given.
Facilities in Rosmini
The image shows Transition Year students showcasing their digital talents. Our current temporary accommodation has a number of specialist rooms including science, art, music, ICT, woodwork & metalwork, VI resource and learning support. We are grateful to All Hallows College (now part of Dublin City University) who are sharing their wonderful campus with us. We look forward to our new building, complete with state of the art facilities, including sports hall, which in June 2018 was granted permission by An Bord Pleanála.
Our Transition Year students spent Friday morning (19 October 2018) in Dublin City University learning the practical skills of shooting and editing a movie. They were divided into groups and had to script, film and edit a 1 minute movie with the theme of 'suspense'. The students were praised for the uniqueness of their ideas and the correct use of their newly acquired skills. Thanks to Darran Heaney of the DCU Access programme and the final year media students.
O'Donnell House was bursting with excited students, proud parents and happy teachers as the incredibly successful Transition Year 2017 - 2018 drew to a close yesterday (24 May). Mr D'Arcy welcomed the guests and Mr Gallagher invited the speakers to the podium, all eager to share their experiences of this great year. There were pupil stories from Paul Simionescu, a letter of thanks from our Italian friends read by Louise Barry and the showing of "TY, a Visual Journey" by Paul Simionescu, Tuomas Bazzan and Lucia Chidovat.
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.
Transition Years were invited by Microsoft to their state of the art new facility in Leopardstown. As part of their Dream Space program, Microsoft invite students to take part in different activities. For Transition Year students, this is a period of discovering their place in the world. Many are going to need some guidance and a little inspiration on their journey. Dream Space is the place in which they can start to embrace their future potential through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths).
Rosmini students came home laden down with trophies following the UniTY awards which were held in the Helix Theatre recently. Patrick Hennessy collected an award for his dedicated work in helping develop a new Smartskills program while Hannah Yan picked up an award for App creation. The hard work was done in Mr McNamara and Mr Gavin's Smartskills class.
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.
On Wednesday, 25 April, the Transition Years attended the DCU Unity Awards in the Helix where Aaron Keogh accepted the Certificates of Participation from Cathy Mc Loughlin, Head of Access DCU.
The winners in the Smart Skills category were Hannah Yan for her Pokeball Throw App and Patrick Hennessy for his work developing a coding program for blind students with Mr Mc Namara and DCU. This program will be integrated into the Smart Skills program from next year. These awards were presented by Professor Deirdre Butler.