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.
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!
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.
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.”
Rosemont’s Cluedo Bank made it through to this year’s AIB Build a Bank National Finals in the RDS on 25thApril. Along with 48 other schools from all around the country, 6 of our Transition Year students presented on their bank and underwent a grueling round of questions on how they set up the bank, how they ran it and their marketing and promotion techniques. A brilliant day was had by Cluedo Bank seeing all the other bank ideas and getting involved in the various activities linked to technology, lifestyle and creativity. They also had the opportunity to attend some very interesting talks given by some of the country’s leading tech entrepreneurs including Garett Flower of Park PnP, Niall Richard Murphy of Google and Andy O’ Sullivan Senior Innovation Engineer for AIB Research and Innovation. The team did a great job and did themselves, the school and their families proud. All their hard work shone through on the day. Well done to all.