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9th April 2014

Congratulations to Katrina who was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards!

 Thanks to Katrina, the Transition Year class with their teacher Ms Dean, were all invited to the Bord Gáis Theatre where they had lunch and saw a performance of War Horse followed by the Awards Ceremony.


Concert by Rockbrook and Rosemont students

The Parents' Associations of Rosemont and Rockbrook Park Schools organised on Monday 7th April a concert by Rockbrook and Rosemont Students: "Rock 'n' Roses".

For the audience and very enthusiastic participants a fantastic evening. All proceeds are going to The Kenya Project and The Music Departments.

 

 


 

Basketball South Dublin Basketball League

Minor Final

Result: St Columba's 26 - Rosemont 19

 

An excellent match and well done to Ms O'Malley and the team who got to the final!

 


 

London Trip

0th March 2014

Rosemont Students enjoying a trip to the Shakespearian Globe Theatre in London.


Student Language Exchange

15th March 2014

Amy, Miriam, Roisin and Sarah pictured with their classmates in Madrid. As part of their Transition Year these girls have chosen to attend Senara Secondary School for four weeks to improve their fluency in Spanish as well as enjoy a wonderful cultural exchange and get to know the city of Madrid.


Jump Fitness

11th March

Ireland’s only Jump Fitness Programme is taking place in Rosemont. Leaving Cert and Transition Year students thoroughly enjoyed the classes!


Visiting History Professor
4th March 2014

Prof. John P McCarthy, Professor Emeritus of History, Fordham University, New York, gave a very interesting lecture to senior History Students on Cold War USA in the 1950s and 1960s.  Prof. McCarthy’s lecture focused on the social change experienced by young people especially as these decades witnessed conformity followed by turbulence.  Students got to ask many questions, which Prof. McCarthy readily answered, providing helpful insights for those studying this topic.  Prof. McCarthy gave the school a signed copy of his most recent publication, ‘Twenty-first Century Ireland:  A View From America’.
Prof. McCarthy’s scholarly interests include British political history, conservative political thought, the role of religion in society, the constitutional political tradition in Ireland, and the development of democratic institutions in Ireland since Independence.


First Years are taking part in the “Leinster Sevens Hockey League”

1st February 2014

This is the first time a “Sevens” has been organised for schools. The First Year Basketball teams are also thoroughly enjoying their matches in the Basket Ball League.


 

Work Experience

13th to 17th January 2014

A taste of the future… Transition Years enjoyed two weeks working in a wide range of places from Radio Stations to Hospitals; from Avoca to the UCD Classics Department. Niamh tells her account of Mini Med week in the Royal College of Surgeons where she spent two days in RCSI and three days in Beaumont Hospital. “The days were filled with fantastic lectures and interactive activities covering many aspects of medicine - clinical skills, psychiatry and anatomy. There were approximately 170 other students at the course from secondary schools all over the country and it was great to meet so many people that shared the same interests! I learned so much more from the opportunity then I could have even wished for and it really opened my eyes to the world of medicine. I genuinely would recommend this course to any upcoming Transition Year students with even a slight interest in medicine or science and I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity.

 

 


 

Past Pupil News

9th December 2013

Dr Catherine Dean, a past pupil of Rosemont, is a specialist in philosophical anthropology. She has recently received her doctorate from DCU and now lectures in Strathmore University in Kenya.


 

Beauty and the Beast and the Enchanted Castle

5th December 2013

                

The Musical was a huge success! 300 pupils with their teachers from local Primary Schools attended the matinee on Tuesday 12th November. On Wednesday night the grand performance took place. Beauty resisted the amazing Gaston and the Beast was transformed into a handsome Prince! There was a great rapport between the cast and the audience who laughed and gasped throughout and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night.


 

Literary & Historical Debates at UCD

15th November 2013

On 22nd October Rosemont continued our strong tradition of debating with the L&H Society of UCD. The motion the team opposed was, "This house will re-introduce the death penalty." The first speaker, Gillian Dempsey, argued the case that the taking of a life can never be justified, whilst her colleague Maria Gonzalez argued the case that the death penalty is not ecomically sustainable and how horribly wrong captial punishment can and does go.


 

Addition Saves the Day!

17th October 2013

On the 17th October, the Transition Years held Rosemont's Annual Maths Quiz for Maths Week. Twelve teams entered the quiz. After four rounds of riddles, Guess Who and problem solving questions, Team Addition was victorious, beating Team Pink by only one point! Working together, Sarah Murphy (6th year), Katie Pollard (5th year), Sarah McDonnell (3rd year), Gabbi Grzywacz (2nd year), Lauren Martin (1st year) and Maeve Quinn (1st year) took the winning prize of cool stationery sets. There was also a fun bonus round to use our knowledge of matchstick skills. This was a great end to Maths Week and we give our warm thanks to Ms Grandison, Ms Carolan, and of course the TYs for organising all of the fun activities during the week.

Now test your own riddle-solving skills!

Two fathers and two sons sat down to eat eggs for breakfast. They ate exactly three eggs. Each person had one full egg. How is this possible?


 

Don't be crooks; give us your books!

9th May 2013

First of all, we would like to say a big THANK YOU! to everyone for sending in so many great books for our new Rosemont Library.  Please do keep it up - we still have lots of space for more. See our updated wish list

In February, we decided to start our book drive. We chose our slogan: 'Don't be crooks, give us your books!' and we were delighted with the response. 'Swag bags' of books arrived in to school.  We were fortunate to have Annemarie, a librarian in UCD, and Caoimhe, a school librarian, come to visit us and explain how to set up our library.   Using their advice, we are working our way through sorting, stamping, indexing and shelving all of the books.  The more we handled the books, the more we discovered our desire to read!  Based on our experience, we think that Transition Year should run an annual book drive until our Library is bursting at the seams.


 

The AIB Build-A-Bank Challenge

12th March 2013

The Transition Year students were first introduced to the AIB Build-A-Bank Challenge in November. The class was prepared for interviews with two AIB representatives, for this they each created and submitted personal CVs and cover letters. Six people were successful in these interviews, taking up the following positions; Bank Manager Gillian Dempsey, Assistant Bank Manager Caoimhe Murphy, Sales and Marketing Executive Gabrielle Malone, Auditor Katie Pollard and two Tellers Maria Gonzalez and Caitriona Cannon. All students were given feedback on the interviews before the successful candidates were revealed.

Then the hard work started. The students had the task of creating a business plan for submission. The girls had several meetings to prepare this plan and these meeting continued onto the Regional Finals.

For the Regional Finals 'Hollywood Bank' had to create a presentation board exhibiting an array of information on their bank. Thirty-three schools participated in the Regional Final. The students as a group had to present to two judges - one presentation lasted two minutes and the other ten minutes. Unfortunately 'Hollywood Bank' did not get placed on the day but can be very proud of the work they did, the strong exhibition they created, how they represented their school and the foundations they laid for future years to participate in the competition.

"Overall, we think that participating in the build a bank challenge was an excellent experience for us all. We learned a lot from organisation to communication skills and really enjoyed working as a team."


 

OSI Cartographer puts Rosemont on the map 

28th February 2013 

On Tuesday 26th February Rosemont had a Cartographer from Ordnance Survey Ireland pay a visit to place the new school on the map. Dessy kindly agreed to speak to the third year Geography class about his work.

Before going outside the students viewed the current OSI maps of the area and could see why it needed to be updated.

The girls then had a chance to see the equipment used in action. They were reminded of how much technology has advanced and that there is no longer any need for a measuring tape! Dessy spoke to the girls about how often maps are updated, the qualifications he has and the work he does daily. He also showed the students the laptop that created the map, the markings used for different features and spoke about the GPS system used.

The students study OSI discovery maps as part of their Junior Certificate, this allowed them to see, first hand, how the maps they look at in the classroom are created.


Rosemont: a picture is worth a thousand words 

26th February 2013

 


 

Fifth Year History Students on 'Our eventful History trip to London'

21st February 2013 

    

"In the National Archives, I was lucky enough to have access to documents from the Civil Rights era and Acts which were passed. That was extremely interesting and gave me a lot more insight on the topic which I am considering for my Leaving Cert research project. I looked at documents from WWII which included the Holocaust. Seeing these brittle and fragile documents with our own eyes made the whole thing much more real. Seeing hand-written letters, signatures or just scribbles brought the person or event closer to us."

"We visited the British Museum where we were lucky enough to see the Rosetta Stone, the primary source that made it possible to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. We visited the Globe Theatre; the tour and exhibition were magnificent and very relevant for our study of Macbeth. Hampton Court Palace was probably the highlight of the trip for me. Henry VIII's Palace itself was beautiful."

"We saw the area built by William of Orange, who is an important personality as we head into studying Northern Ireland. Iconic Westminster Parliament and Abbey were a lovely end to our busy trip and the evensong service was a magical experience. Seeing these places really aided our understanding of the relationship between Britain and Ireland. It put into perspective what we already know and challenged us concerning what we do not yet know. I thought it was a great experience."


 

Homecook Baking Games

5th February 2013

Two of our second year students have their recipes and photos published in the current (March) issue of Easy Food magazine.

Congratulations to Niamh O Flannagain and Nilda Mata Y Garza, with their respective entries Marbled Chocolate Cake and Napolitan Mexican Flan.

In November,as we ended our home baking module and to link with Science week,the second year students entered a baking competition called Homecook Baking Games in conjunction with Homecook products and Easy Food magazine.
During Home Economics class time students baked a cake, photographed it and as homework, up loaded the photo and the recipe onto the Homecook baking games website. (homecookbakinggames.com). Over 1000 student entries were received from all over the country by the closing date in early December. 65 semi-finalists have now been selected and Rosemont has 2 representatives on the list. The search is now on to choose a final 8 students,who will make, bake and serve their cake in a cook-off in The Baking Academy, Palmerstown , 20th March. The 8 students who receive the highest number of votes will be in the final. Closing date for voting is 28th February 2013. Well done and good luck to both Niamh and Nilda.


 

Semi Finalist in the all-Ireland Doodle Google Competition

1st February 2013

Congratulations to Siobhan Harney in Sixth Year who has succeeded in getting through to the semi-finals of the all-Ireland Doodle for Google competition.

Siobhan's design on this year's theme 'My invention' will now go forward to the final round before the public voting stage of the competition.

Good luck Siobhan.


 

Tim Hynes and Patrick Cusack from Microsoft Ireland visit Rosemont

21st January 2013

 

Tim is Senior Director of Worldwide Site Infrastructure Services and Pat is EMEA Service Manager for Microsoft. They met with Management, members of staff and Maria from Transition Year as a representative of the students. The conversation was lively and informative, as Rosemont presented our thinking on these areas, and Tim and Pat contributed their own experiences as leaders in IT, as well as parents. Tim and Pat were particularly impressed by the benefits of our coaching system as a strong foundation for success in both school and working life.

Tim is responsible for internal onsite IT services across Microsoft's entire field organisation. The field IT organisation supports in excess of 90,000 internal customers using over 160,000 PCs distributed across more than 100 countries.

Tim has 25 years' experience in the IT industry. His career has tracked through many different roles in the IT sector. Almost all of this experience has been gained in an international environment, working to drive change across different business and national cultures. To build his general management capability, he has also gained experience outside the IT space. Some of his non-IT time has been spent in brand marketing, general operations and supply chain management

Tim recently spoke on 'Igniting Innovation' at TEDx Belfast; click here to hear his presentation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJk2DT08SKc&list=HL1359481038&feature=mh_lolz


 

Rosemont v Sion Hill in the South Dublin Basketball League Semi Final

17th January 2013

On Monday the 14th of January the Rosemont girls took to the basketball court once again in high spirits ready to take on the challenging and talented side Sion Hill. Having narrowly beaten Sion Hill in a previous league match by six points in extra time everyone knew this was going to be a nail biting game. It was basket for basket in the first quarter but Rosemont managed to pull away at the end of the second quarter and take the lead by a basket. This was not for long though as Sion Hill soon fought back to bring the game back to a two basket game.

During the third quarter Rosemont looked tired and Sion Hill took advantage of this. With Sion Hill now taken the lead, Rosemontjust could not manage to get back on top. With an enthusiastic and hard working side Rosemont fought to the end only to lose by a couple of baskets. Much to Rosemonts disappointment they said that they will come back next year bigger and better. They wish Sion Hill the very best in the final.

Miss O'Malley the coach would like to commend the girls on their commitment, hard work and dedication throughout the term. It was a pleasure to coach the girls it is a team which will go far in the future as they are a young dedicated team with a multitude of talent.


 

Rosemont After School

11th January 2013

Rosemont are launching a new after-school programme to cater for the needs of working parents in the Sandyford area. It caters for girls and boys from 3rd to 6th class from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

During these non-school hours children have opportunities to participate in a variety of enriching activities, allowing them to explore new fields of interest while engaging in fun, academic activities and free play. The aim is to take the worrying out of organising school pickups, homework and meals so that parents have complete peace of mind knowing that their child is in a safe and stimulating environment where their intellectual, creative, social, physical and emotional abilities are further developed.

For further information click www.rosemontafterschool.ie


 

Annual Awards

18th December 2012

On Sunday December 16th Rosemont School had their annual awards ceremony combined with their traditional Christmas Carol concert. The school was fortunate to have Mary Hanafin the former Minister for Education and Skills as guest speaker. Ms Hanafin gave a very inspiring speech to parents, students and teachers on the need for more women to take up prominent roles in society in order to have an influence for the good.

Knowing the importance Rosemont puts on values such as personal best, academic excellence and serving others; she spoke passionately about the feminine qualities which can be brought to the workplace. She encouraged the students to have high ideals and not to be afraid to go after those ideals no matter how demanding this can be at times. 'Women can change the world' was her underlying message and it resounded through the hall loud and clear.

Ms Hanafin then presented the awards to Rosemont students for subject excellence, school spirit, sports and ownership of learning, all pivotal elements of Rosemont's educational philosophy.


 

Rosemont Students receive Entrance Awards

30th November 2012

Two of our recent graduates received Entrance Awards from UCD and Trinity College at ceremonies in their respective universities in November. Congratulations to Eimear Dunne and Aisling O'Flannagáin on their exeptional Leaving Cert results which qualified them for these awards.


 

Upcycling is the new Recycling

23rd November 2012

Transition years showed their skills once again this week, in a new area of creativity called, "upcycling". They learned that many of the clothes that we are finished with (often soon after we buy them), can be put to great use.

Rosie O' Reilly, founder of the company "Redress", showed the girls that instead of wasting old clothes, they could snip, sew, stick and cut their old items to make either parts of new ones or, they could make something entirely new altogether!

They saw old trousers being transformed into jackets and parachute material being altered to make rain jackets. It was a very enjoyable experience for the girls and they will be focusing more on how to "upcycle" clothes in order to recycle them more efficiently.


Chemistry Students visit CERN's Exhibition in Galway

19th November 2012

Ms. Nesbitt took the TY and senior Chemistry students to Galway where they visited CERN's flagship travelling exhibition. CERN is based in Geneva and they are the European organisation for nuclear research, and one of the world's largest and most respected centres for fundamental scientific research. The students attended a lecture on particle physics and the Higgs Boson followed by a guided tour of a number of interconnected pods which dealt with topics such as the Big bang, matter, the Hadron Collider and uses of science. Everyone enjoyed the day a lot and found it both interesting and informative.

"the tour was really enjoyable- the Hadron collider is very fascinating"

"Hearing about the 27km circumference of the Collider and the different aspects of particle physics has certainly sparked my interest in this area"



Zoologist Emma Teeling visits Rosemont

16th November 2012

In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink our attitude toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup.
Emma Teeling, Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research, thinks we have a lot to learn from the biology of bats.


Transition Years and First years planting bulbs

13th November 2012

Transition Years were inspired by the talk and tour of the school grounds given by Dathi Troy,of Brady Shipman Martin, one of the foremost landscape architecture firms in Ireland. (the Landscape Architect on the Rosemont project).
They organised a fund raiser in the school and purchased 830 spring bulbs!
The bulbs are a mixture of Daffodils,Narcissus, grape Hyacinth and mini Tulips.
Planting must be done in Autumn, is weather dependant and ties in with Science week,.. Transition Years and First years planting with their teachers Ms Carolan and Ms Nesbitt.


 

CRANN is just amazing!!

10th November 2012

As part of Transition Year, Teresa had the opportunity to spend one week in Crann, the World Leading Microscopy Laboratory, an experience that she describe as AMAZING:

"CRANN is just amazing! We did so many activities and I have to say that it is a really good experience and I really enjoyed it! On Monday they first gave us an introduction into Nanoscience, which included the powerpoint presentation and the video we watched in school. After this we did a tour through the whole of Trinity College and visited the famous Library.On Tuesday we first did an AML tour, where they showed us the electron microscopes. After the tour we were divided into groups and my group was allowed to use the electron microscopes and to explore the structure of a CD, a fly and a human hair. Later they showed us the science gallery and lots of products which have nanotechnology integrated. Wednesday we visited Intel and had a very interesting tour of it - we saw the Cleanrooms, which are huge!On Thursday we went to St James' Hopsital and we worked in the labs on Friday. A really wonderful experience!"

Teresa
TY Student


Third Year visit the National Council for the Blind Ireland 


Third Year students chose to visit the National Council for the Blind Ireland as their CSPE Action Project. They researched the experience of sight loss and reduced sight before visiting NCBI in order to have a deeper respect and appreciation for the people they would meet. The meeting was facilitated by Rosemont Past Pupil, Elaine Howley, NCBI's Director of Services. 

The girls prepared a programme of songs to perform for the clients attending NCBI on Tuesday morning. They also had the privilege of speaking to many of the clients individually to hear their personal testimonies on blindness and their life stories. Everyone enjoyed the day a lot. The girls all spoke of how much they learnt about optimism in the face of challenges from the people they met. They have been invited back to the NCBI to do a Christmas Carol Concert for them. 


 

Trish Ganly spoke to the Transition Years about Project Managment

22nd October 2012 

Trish Ganly, a LECTURER IN STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP & BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION, has over 20 years' experience in leadership roles within industry. She brought to Rosemont School a wealth of real-world experiences balanced with academic understanding of the area of business leadership. Trish focused on the most effective approach to the multiple projects which are part of the Transition Year Course.


 

Brother Conor McDonagh visited Rosemont as part of our Year of Faith Programme

19th October 2012 

Brother Conor is a friend of a number of staff and past pupils of Rosemont, and he kindly offered to come and give a Testimony to us about his vocation as a Dominican. We heard lots of practical details about the Dominican vocation, and it opened our eyes to its importance and beauty. 

Students from 3rd, 4th and 5th year were able to attend the talk, which was funny, serious, deeply moving and thought-provoking. A number of girls prepared the following message to send back to Brother Conor: 

"Thanks for sharing your story with us. It made us think a lot, especially about the different paths there are in life. Your answers to our questions made things make sense more. We really understand now that prayer is necessary to find your path in life. And we also picked up that God loves everyone; it does not matter who you are or what you do. Thank You!"


 

Will you help us make Christmas special?

18th October 2012 

Yesterday, a representative from Team Hope came to speak to the students about the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. This is a project Rosemont students have been contributing to for many years. Team Hope have sent a Christmas Shoe Box gift from Ireland to more than 2,600,000 children in twenty one countries. They are now receiving more requests than ever from new communities and countries.


 

Rosemont Basketball team wins first match in their new Sports Hall

16th October 2012 

It was the first match of the league and Rosemont came out on top with a magnificant performance from all team members. With some fantastic shooting from Maria O'Donovan and great defence from Susanna Johnson and Bronach Rigney the Rosemont girls were unbeatable. However, this did not affect St Laurence's drive to keep playing to the very end. With an outstanding performance to start off this season the final score finished Rosemont 47 and St Laurence's 12.


 

Mr. John Lonergan addressed our Fifth Year Leadership Day 

10th October 2012 

We got a lot of inspiration from the advice and stories we heard from Mr. Lonergan, who was Governor of Mountjoy Prison for over twenty years. Most of us are now interested in reading the books he recommended (Tuesdays with Morrie & Becoming Human). We were amazed by the statistics that we heard on crime and social problems in Ireland. We now know that we are all really grateful for the opportunities that we get each day. The talk has given us a new outlook on life; we do not look on prisoners in a fearful way, but recognise them as people like us. We never knew that people could study while in prison, nor that there was access to drama and musical groups to develop one's talents or even to discover them for the first time.

The manner of presentation set us at our ease and made it easy for us to ask questions. It was nice to learn about the prison from a different perspective, which emphasised the positive things that could be achieved there. The challenging questions that were put to us are still lingering in our minds and made a big impact on us. 

We are very grateful to Mr. Lonergan for giving up his time to come and speak to us. We hope to see him again in our school in the future. 


 

The story of how our new school was built

8th October 2012 

Billy Murphy, our consultant engineer who has worked with Rosemont for many years in the process of planning and designing the new school, came to speak to 4th and 5th year students on Friday 5th Oct. Using design visuals, and many stories, Billy talked the girls through the long and exciting journey of our new school building. The girls calculated that most of them were 2 years old when the project to build the definitive Rosemont first began! Billy's entertaining talk explained the different stages in the project, and introduced the wide range of professions involved in making it happen.  

The girls really enjoyed the presentation, which opened their eyes to real-life examples of several career options, from architects to engineers, from planners to landscapers. Many of the girls now have new ideas for their work placements in TY, and luckily have the possibility of applying to the top firms involved in our Design Team.  Look out Niall D. Brennan Architects, O'Connor Sutton Cronin Engineers, Brady Shipman Martin Landscapers & Bruce Shaw Quantity Surveyors - here they come!


 

The 4th Year students have become sailors

5th October 2012 

 

The 4th Years have proven themselves to be quite the sailors during their time at the Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire. With just five weeks of lessons they have learned to rig a boat, attach a sail, avoid the swing of the boom and deal with the chilly waters of the Irish Sea.

Every Tuesday morning they have taken to the waters in good spirits despite the conditions of the Irish weather and have voluntarily capsized their boats to enjoy a morning dip! The progress the girls have made is truly excellent. The first day consisted of sailing their dinghy directly into walls and other various sea items such as ropes and other boats.

However, five weeks on, they are performing handbrake turns while managing to stay on the water and doing so in a very cool manner it must be said. The girls will receive a certificate of achievement and participation at the end of their six weeks of sailing and it is definitely well deserved. Keep up the great work girls, it's all plain sailing from here!"


 

Helen Claire visits Rosemont

25th September 2012 

Helen Claire O'Hanlon qualified as a Barrister in 2008, specialises in Criminal Law and is based in the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin. Last Friday she gave the students a talk on life as a criminal defence lawyer, the inaugural lecture in Rosemont's new Lecture Hall. All the students enjoyed the lecture very much.

As a past pupil of Rosemont Helen was delighted to come back to the school, although in much larger and more modern facilities: "Actually I have never been in a school like this!", she said.


 

Rosemont students raise €672 for the local hospice!!

24th September 2012 

On Thursday 20th September the Transition Year Students held a coffee morning for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Many families came to support us and the girls raised an all time high of €672, more than ever before. All of the proceeds will go to our local hospice.

Well done!! 


 

Next Open Day...


Come and meet our parents, teachers & students.


 

Great Junior Certificate results!!

14th September 2012 

 

Rosemont students made history when Junior Certificate results were received for the first time in the new facility in Sandyford. The results were excellent - two thirds of the grades were As and Bs, a great reward for all their hard work. Parents and students thanked the staff for their huge input. Afterwards the students travelled to Carlingford Adventure Centre where they spent three days doing challenging team and water activities. 

Congratulations to them all!


 

Basketball Blitz

12th September 2012 

Last Tuesday our Rosemont students and teachers were challenged to participate in a basketball blitz in the new sports hall. It was great fun and very entertaining for them and for the spectators!!


 

35 years on...

8th September 2012 

 

The first celebration dinner held in our new school building was for our founding trustees, parents, staff and students. The dinner was held on the 8th of September marking the 35th anniversary of Rosemont School. Neil Dean, founding parent, praised all those involved in making this new school campus a reality, and Maura Farrell, Principal, spoke of the vision of the founding parents and trustees in setting up the school in 1977. The night ended with a tour of the building given by some 2nd generation current pupils who had also done a fine job as waitresses for the night.


 

Welcome!!

29th August 2012 

Yesterday, Rosemont opened to all students in its new facilities in Sandyford. It was fun to see their faces of admiration and delight as they toured the various facilities: classrooms, laboratories, library, music room, sports hall ... The effort of all those involved in the construction of this new modern school was not lost on them and they wanted to thank them in a fun and original way. 

A picture is worth a thousand words...


 

Well done!!

15th August 2012

Today, our great news is the excellent results obtained by our Leaving Cert students. On behalf of the Principal and all the staff at Rosemont we congratulate them and wish them every success in their future studies. They averaged 500 points and were delighted with the options they have for the next stage of their education, as were their parents as can be seen from one message received by the school - "Our daughter got her first choice - medicine in UCD. Thanks for the wonderful support."


 

Welcome to Meteors Basketball Club

September 2012

We are happy to announce that Rosemont School is the new home for Meteors Basketball Club, as they say on their website; "We are moving from Olaf's after many great years to our new home in a new gym at Rosemont Gym in Sandyford". 
Founded in 1965, Meteors is the oldest and most successful Ladies Basketball Club in Ireland. Firmly rooted in the Sandyford / Balally area of Dublin its members play at local, national and international levels.

The Meteor Club runs 13 competitive teams from senior to U-11 in addition to organising a very successful Juniors programme each Sunday.


 

Join Family Enrichment

September 2012

This year the Family Enrichment Courses will take place at the new facilities in Rosemont. Family Enrichment in Ireland (FEI) is a not for profit organisation affiliated to the international Federation for Family Development (IFFD). The aim of FEI is to provide support and guidance for parents in their task of raising a family. To do this, FEI runs Family Enrichment Courses throughout Ireland, to help parents meet and work with other couples who have children of similar ages, and who are also interested in strengthening their family life. These courses use a participative methodology based on the Case Study Method, and have been given in more than 60 countries of the five continents.

For further details contact:
Maria Fernandez 

mfdemora@gmail.com 


 

Open Day Weekend

31st May 2012

Last weekend Rosemont opened its doors in Sandyford for the first time to almost 1000 neighbours and friends. All day Saturday and Sunday visitors flocked to see the new Campus.

Parents, Staff, Past-Pupils and Students came in great numbers to show people around the building and tell them about Rosemont. The conference room, the sports hall, Science laboratories, Home Economics, Art room, standard classroom, staff room and 6th year common room were all on view.

Many people attended presentations to find out more about a Rosemont education and to apply for a place in the school for the daughter.
The whole school is grateful for the wonderful welcome we have received in the area and look forward to moving into the new campus in June.