St Michael’s House Leopardstown held their Open Day on June 21st

Rosemont Students volunteered for the day. They helped set up a Cafe and organised a cake sale-they even baked delicious cakes and brought them along. John, the principal of Grovesnor School commented on the positive feedback he had received from the staff. They found the first years had a lovely balance of initiative and confidence as well as being very obliging and pleasant in all the varied tasks they carried out during the day. The first years were impressed by the atmosphere and that everyone was happy. Well done to the first years.
Photo of students: MaryAnne, Niamh, Aoise, Anna, Ellie, Zoe, Marsha.

Rosemont 6th years Graduation Day 2017

The Rosemont Class of 2017 celebrated our Graduation day on Friday May 19th. Firstly we were invited to join our teachers for coffee in the staffroom-a Rosemont tradition which we really enjoyed. Along with our families and guests, we were then treated to a concert with performances from the other year groups. Fr. Justin said Mass, and afterwards we had a delicious lunch prepared and served by the 5th years. The day ended with speeches and our Head Girl Éilis Cannon giving a speech on behalf of our class. We were presented with beautiful necklace of a rose to remind us of our time in Rosemont. We had a wonderful day and are looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead!

Julia O’Malley, Spanish Teacher of Rosemont, features in The Irish Times commenting on the Junior Cert Spanish Exam

Junior Cert Spanish students faced an occasionally “challenging” paper on Tuesday, according to teachers. Julia O’Malley, a teacher in Rosemont, said the aural exam was fair, with plenty of texts to engage student interest. The timing of the exam worked well, with students given “ample time” to answer all questions. She said it was was a “broad paper” which offered students many opportunities to use the vocabulary they had learned.

Rosemont students have won the top place nationally in Junior Cert Spanish both in 2013 and in 2016.

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Winners of Netball League

For the second year running Rosemont have taken the Netball Ireland mixed schools league title. In addition, our 1st/2nd year team have been placed runners up in their category in the Netball Ireland league. These are fantastic achievements. Ms O’Malley is extremely proud of them and hopes the success will continue into the near future.

Highest Score in Spanish in Ireland

Aoife, a Rosemont Transition Year student has been awarded for her wonderful achievement of attaining the highest score in Spanish in Ireland, in the 2016 Junior Certificate exam. Aoife follows in the footsteps of Rosemont past pupil Miriam Johnson, who also achieved the top score in Spanish in Ireland in 2013. Aoife was invited to the residence of the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, José María Rodríguez Coso on Thursday May 4th. She attended the ceremony along with her parents and members of the Spanish Department from Rosemont. Aoife will be travelling to Castilla y León as part of her prize. Congratulations Aoife!

Rosemont Chair to 5k

This year Rosemont’s Healthy Living Week took place from April 24th – April 28th. As part of Healthy Living Week, Rosemont have included a school chair to 5k over the last four years. This has proved to be really successful and a great way to get everybody out training in the weeks leading up to it. Students and teachers took part in the school chair to 5k this year. Numerous activities took place over the course of the week such as Zumba, Fittest student challenge, Just Dance, Tennis, Basketball Tournament, Athletics and Ultimate Frisbee. The students and teachers are looking forward to next year already.

Special Visitor to Rosemont

From April 18th to the 21st, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz made his first pastoral visit as Prelate of Opus Dei and it was to Ireland! On the Wednesday, he came to Rosemont School and met with a large number of families in the auditorium. Responding to the questions people asked, he spoke about listening and connecting with others from the heart. He talked about the central place God can have in each person’s life and about caring for the family and home.

The Prelate encouraged everyone to seek God’s presence when carrying out any work “We can tell our Lord: ‘Let’s carry out together this task that seems so urgent.’” And he added: “This is more than having God as a priority; it is placing Him at the centre, giving Him ‘centrality’ in our life.”

He also invited everyone to reflect on Christ’s love for each person: “Our faith tells us that you, that I, that each one of us is loved immensely, infinitely, by Jesus. We are the object of an infinite love, an all-powerful love.”