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News - Jun 13 2017

Athletics

The All Ireland Finals of the Irish Life Health All Schools’ Track and Field Championships were held in Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Saturday 3rd June. Kyle Dooley was the sole competitor from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. Kyle had won the minor boys 100m sprint in the Munsters and was in good shape for this event. However, medals do not come easy at this level of competition and he knew he had some very tough opponents lining up beside him on the track.

At 12.50pm, the athletes took to the track. A heavy shower of rain and a strong wind accompanied them. An air of nervousness spread as one athlete broke before the whistle, the boys had to line up again and wait for the whistle once more. Kyle got off to a good start, and half way down the track was well positioned. But it was a very close race. As they crossed the finish line, it was too close to call from the stand. Kyle had to endure a few more anxious moments before the result was announced. Kyle had made a fantastic dip for the line which proved vital as he came away with the silver medal. He finished in a time of 12.12 seconds, with 3rd place coming in at 12.13 seconds and 4th in 12.16 seconds. A tremendous achievement for Kyle and a proud moment for him, his trainer, his family and his school. We look forward to seeing more of his wonderful talent in the future. We wish Kyle and all of our athletes in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré a successful summer season as they take to the track over the holidays. Well done also to Ms Máire Cleary for all her continued commitment to athletics in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré.

Kyle Dooley Athletics

News - May 29 2017

6th Year Graduation

6th Year Students

Congratulations to all our 6th Year students who graduated from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on Thursday 25th of May.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of them the very best of luck in their examinations and every good wish for the future.

 

R.E. Class

Fr Lorcan's R.E. classes made two books of kindness for a lady from England who was inspired by two students who performed an act of kindness for her on a recent trip to Roscrea. The lady wrote an encouraging letter to the Principal Mr O'Connor to praise the two students. So as a surprise thank the R.E. classes made her two books as a token of appreciation for taking time out of her day to encourage them. A little kindness goes a long way. 

 

Yearbook

Well done to the Transition Year editorial team who have published an excellent yearbook this year. The publication gives lots of insight into the various activities that take place in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré throughout the academic year. There are lots of pictures and informative articles on various topics. Not to be missed are the profiles from all our 6th year students! Well done to the editorial team of Adam Dooley, Isabelle Coonan, Alan Mullally, Peter Maher, Niall Scullin and Brian Parlon. This publication would not have been possible without the help, guidance and support of Miss Eleanor Egan and Miss Aoife Daly. 

Year Book

News - May 22 2017

Athletics

Athletics

The Boys East Munster Schools Track and Field Championships

The boys East Munster Schools Track and Field Championships were held in Waterford RSC on May 10th. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré were represented by Kyle Dooley and Dayle O Meara. Both boys were in splendid form on the day. Kyle won his heat in the minor 100m sprint and followed this up with an excellent performance in the final to come home in second place in a time of 12.55 seconds. Dayle took part in the minor long jump. He had 5 attempts and jumped well despite a poor start when he broke on his first attempt. However, things were to radically improve - on his 4th jump, Dayle got a personal best and jumped 5.05m. This terrific jump earned him the silver medal.

 The Munster Schools Track and Field Championships

The Munster Schools Track and Field Championships were held in Cork IT on Saturday May 20th. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré was represented by Nicole Brooks, Adam Dooley and Kyle Dooley. Nicole was first to participate on the day in the junior girls high jump. Nicole jumped a personal best of 1.50m. However, 3 girls came joint 1st on a jump of 1.60m and this left Nicole in 4th place. This was an excellent performance as she will still be participating at this age group next year. She followed this up with the minor 75m hurdles where once again she came 4th. Interestingly, all 3 girls ahead of her broke the record in this event. Well done Nicole.  Adam was next to perform, starting off with the inter triple jump. Having jumped well in the 1st three rounds, he qualified for a further 2 jumps. His best jump of 11.39m finished him in 5th place overall. Next up for Adam was the long jump. Unfortunately this wasn't his day and he didn't perform to his best ability. Last up for C.P.R. was Kyle Dooley who ran the minor 100m final. Despite a cold, wet and windy day, Kyle warmed up well and sprinted home in style to win the gold medal. He now goes forward to the Irish Schools All Ireland finals in Tullamore Harriers on June 3rd. We wish him the best of luck on the day. Congratulations to all three athletes on reaching the Munster finals and on their performances. Well done to Miss Cleary for all her help and support.

 

Flower Sale

Flower Sale

As part of their Transition Year programme students get an opportunity to grow various bedding plants which are then sold to the general public. In 2016, the Transition Year students made a donation to the North Tipperary Alzheimer’s Society from the proceeds of their sales. Anne Cahalan was recently invited to Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré where she was presented with a cheque for €200 from this year’s Transition Year students.

News - May 15 2017

 

DIL 2017

Darkness into Light

Father Lorcan Kenny and some of the students from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré who took part  in ‘The Darkness into Light’ walk for Pieta House on Saturday 6th of May. The students raised vital funds which will help enormously with the provision of counselling services. Well done to all.

Coláiste Phobal win under 14 Rice Cup Shield 

On Thursday 4th May 27 students from Coláiste Phobal played in the Rice Cup Shield. This is an annual hurling blitz for U14’s. This year the blitz took place in Tipperary town. In their first group game Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré were victorious against the Abbey C.B.S. from Tipperary  town. They narrowly lost to Kilkenny CBS in the second group match. However, their points earned were sufficient to qualify them for the division 2 semi-final where they beat Kilkenny CBS 2. They then played Scoil Muire Co-Ed, Thurles in the final and beat them on a score line of 6.06 to 3.03. There were great performances throughout the day and it augers well for the future of hurling in Coláiste Phobal. Congratulations to all the players involved and well done to their trainers Mr. McCormack and Mr. Maher.

 U14 Team

The victorious U14 hurling panel from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré who won the Rice Cup Shield with their trainers Mr Maher and Mr McCormack.

School Fun Day 2017

On Friday May 5th a school fun day took place in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. The purpose of the day was to promote a sense of wellbeing, encourage positive attitudes and to encourage an atmosphere of positivity around the school. All students took part in the day’s festivities which consisted of two distinct styles of activity.

Indoors there were a variety of inflatable challenges that aimed to test balance, coordination, speed and agility. These challenges were; The Wrecking Ball, Total Wipeout, The Eliminator, Dash and Grab and Last Man Standing. These activities allowed both students and staff to burn off some excess energy and have great fun while doing so. 

Outdoors there were five more events for students to try their hand at. The outdoor activities included; Target Practice, Tug-of-war, Welly Toss, Novelty Relays and The Cube. Coupled with each of these activities were smaller fun based activities and challenges that were suitable for all students. 

The day finished with the main event, The Teachers Vs The Students Soccer Match. The students dominated the opening half and got their reward just after half time when a cleverly worked free kick was curled home by Richard Baranya. This spurred the teachers into life and the pressure began to build. Chance after chance was created until finally, in added time, Mr McCormack managed to poke the ball into the net from close range following a scramble in

the students’ defence. As the students restarted the game the final whistle sounded and the game ended 1-1 after normal time. In search of a winner, the contest proceeded to penalties where the drama continued. The students took an early 2-0 lead, but failed to score form their 3 remaining penalties with the teachers managing to claw their way back into the shootout to get a draw, 2-2. This was the fairest possible outcome as both sides had chances to win, but could just have easily lost out during both normal time and the penalty shootout. 

The day would not have been as successful without the help, co-operation and positive contributions of all the students in attendance. Well done to Mr Mc Cormack who along with other teachers organised a memorable day for both students and staff. It is hoped that a similar day will be organised as an annual tradition.

School Fun Day

 

News - May 02 2017

Athletics

The Tipperary Schools Track and Field Championships were held in Templemore on Wed, 5th April. The day started well with Nicole Brooks winning her heat of the 75m hurdles. She ran in the final shortly afterwards and finished 2nd, winning the first medal of the day.

Next up were the 100m sprints. Zita Baranya and Joanne O'Rourke ran very well in the minor girls heats, both finishing in 3rd place. However, with 7 heats, only 2 per heat qualified for the semi-final, so both girls narrowly missed out. Andrea Scully went one better and finished in 2nd place in her heat. Despite her best efforts, she didn't qualify for the final.

The boys were up next in the 100m. Hopes were running high in the final here as Kyle Dooley, Dayle O'Meara and Oisín Moloney all ran fantastic heats, all finishing in 1st place. Kyle finished in 2nd place while Dayle came home in 3rd place. But misfortune struck Oisín as midway through the race he pulled up due to injury. He was very unlucky as he was running very well and in 3rd place at the time. Aaron Delahunty, Joe Teehan and Con O'Sullivan also ran in the heats finishing 4th, 4th and 5th respectively. 

In the Inter boys 100m, Adam Dooley won his heat and won silver in the final. Simba Havatitye and Robert Zagars also ran well.

Meanwhile on the track, Dayle O'Meara was in good form in the long jump. His jump of 4.95m earned him another silver medal. Adam Dooley also jumped well, with his best jump of 5.73m bringing him home in 4th place. Nicole Brooks also medalled again with silver in the minor girls shot putt.

Finally, it was relay time. Our minor girls, Zita Baranya, Caoimhe Flannery, Nicole Brooks and Andrea Scully finished in 5th place. Our minor boys were unfortunate to lose Oisín Moloney, but Joe Teehan stepped up to lead out the team in the 1st leg. Along with Aaron Delahunty, Dayle O'Meara and the strong finish of Kyle Dooley the boys crossed the line in 2nd place.

The Inter boys did well to bring home the bronze medals. Simba Havatitye, Kenny Lee, Tadhg Nash and Adam Dooley were the team members.

Other athletes who participated on the day were Leah Ryan, Teresa Maher, Fionnuala Mulvey, Indre Miliute, Aaron Lalor, Patrick Feehan, Darragh Rigney and Jamie Ryan. Well done to all the athletes for their wonderful participation and cooperation on the day. Huge credit is due to Miss Cleary for all her hard work.

 

Student awarded Fellowship in Music

Congratulations to Darragh Carey-Kennedy a 6th year student in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré who was awarded a Fellowship in Irish Traditional Music Performance, from the London College of Music recently. This is a magnificent achievement for an eighteen year old. It is yet to be confirmed but Darrragh could possibly be the youngest recipient ever of the award.

The exam consisted of a 45-minute stage performance, utilising all types of tunes in the traditional mode of playing. He also had to submit a report outlining each tune title, the sources relating to the tune, historical content and any other information which was relevant to the piece.

This is the fourth and last diploma exam in the Diploma cycle of the London College of Music.

Darragh has completed all four receiving exceptionally high marks in each undertaking

The London College of Music is renowned worldwide and its qualifications and awards are held in very high esteem in the world of music.

Darragh hopes to study music next year at 3rd level. We in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré are extremely proud of this unassuming young man. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Darragh the very best of luck in the future. Well done Darragh!

School News - Apr 03 2017

5th year French trip to the Alliance Française, Dublin

On Wednesday March 22nd, Ms. Mullen’s and Ms. Kearns’s 5th Year French classes travelled to the Alliance Française, Dublin.

The award-winning Alliance Française is the third biggest in Europe and the first established in a non-French speaking country.

The aim of the Alliance Française in Dublin is to promote French culture, as well as to provide a space for intercultural exchanges between Ireland and the cultures of the French-speaking world. The branch has more than a century of history, but has existed in its current form for almost 60 years.

The Alliance Française Dublin is a French Language and Cultural Centre which also hosts a French Multimedia Library.

The students and teachers of Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré began their day in the café ‘La Cocotte’, where they had a ‘pain au chocolat’ (chocolate pastry) and a ‘chocolat chaud’(hot chocolate)!  They then had a tour of the multimedia library, where they learned about the purpose of the Alliance Française and did a quiz to become more familiar with the books, magazines, CDs and DVDs that can be borrowed there.

After the library visit, students did a workshop which was designed to get them speaking as much as possible and to become active participants.  This activity was enjoyed by all. 

The Alliance is located on the corner of Kildare Street and Nassau Street and is a short walk from Grafton Street. After lunch on Grafton Street, we returned to school.

We look forward to visiting the Alliance Française Dublin soon again in the future.

Green Schools Committee ‘Walk For Water’ on World Water Day

On Wednesday the 22nd of March 2017 ‘The Green Schools Committee’ in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré took part in a fundraising event to raise money for a child in Uganda. Each member of the committee walked 5km carrying 2.6 litres of water. Due to bad weather conditions, the Green Schools Committee decided to do the 5km walk in the school gym. We did our ‘Walk for Water’ on this day as it was World Water Day and also to raise awareness of water shortages in poorer coountries.

Achievements:

•           We raised €190 on this day from our sponsorship cards.

•           We achieved a 5km walk.

•           We carried between 2- 6 litres of water each.

•           We were well prepared and organised so everyone took part.

Written by Niamh Troy, Michael Hannon and Raminta Derbutaite, 6th Year

 

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré donate books to NCBI and Sue Ryder

Recently, Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré kindly donated a large quantity of books from its student library to the NCBI and Sue Ryder Charity shops in Roscrea. North Tipperary Leader Partnership under the direction of Tús Supervisor Louise Nash were delighted to facilitate this donation. It was with the co-operation of the Tús participants and the students of Coláiste Phobal that allowed for this good will gesture to occur. Michael O’Connor, principal of Coláiste Phobal was very enthusiastic to see the books going to such worthy recipients while both Jane O’Connell, manager of NCBI and Leslie Cotter, manager of Sue Ryder were delighted to receive the books which will go towards raising valuable revenue for their respective causes. 

News - Mar 20 2017

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Win A.I.B Entrepreneur Award.

Congratulations to Eimhin Ward and Tadgh Nash transition year students in Cloáiste Phobal Ros Cré, who won the A.I.B. Entrepreneurial Award in the senior category of the Tipperary Student Enterprise Awards which were held on March 10th in L.I.T. Thurles. They represented the school with their business ‘Palletable Designs’. 

Well done also to the team members from 'Mini Pocca'. Isabelle Coonan, Marion Doheny, Simona Staponkute and Libby Quinlan who represented Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré also but were unlucky not to be amongst the prize winners on the day. Well done to all involved.

AIB Entrepreneur Award 2017

Tadhg Nash and Éimhin Ward accepting their award for their project ‘Palletable Designs’

 

Colaiste Phobal Fund Raises in Style!!

Coláiste Phobal Roscrea presented a Fashion Extravagaza in the Racket Hall, Roscrea on Thursday 16th March. The event, organised by the Parents’ Association involved teachers and pupils from the school as well as some guest models.  Clothing suppliers included Mens and Ladieswear as well as Millinery, shoes and accessories.  Local shops featured on the catwalk included Alison Roe Millinery, Culture Clothing, Glitzi Bitz, Lifestyle Sports and a huge range of clothing from Shaws. From Birr we saw fashion from Jerros Boutique, Michelle’s Boutique and from the Stables Emporium.  Galvins of Tullamore and Jim McLoughneys of Nenagh dressed the male models in a range of fabulous fashion outfits.  

The lighting, music, changing marquees, posters and tickets were provided by Colm Wright who is the director of Blueclay Event Management and who has 2 children attending the school.   Photography on the night was superbly captured by Monty Franks who is the caretaker at the school.

Master of Ceremonies for the show was Mark McLoughlin, the Principal of Scoil Eoin Naofa, one of the feeder schools for Coláiste Phobal. Two of Mark’s children also attend Coláiste Phobal.

The event was organised to raise funds for the school field development.  The current CBS field requires significant attention in order to make it suitable as a sports field for the school. The funds raised at the Fashion Show will go directly to this development.

The school kindly acknowledges the complimentary services of Colm Wright of Blueclay Event Management and Daniel McCarthy who manages the Racket Hall Country House hotel.  We would also like to express our gratitude to the exhibiting suppliers who provided their clothes and their time totally free of charge and who each donated a substantial spot prize in the raffle. 

Helen Murray- Event Coordinator

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News - Mar 13 2017

School News from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 13-03-2017

Athletics

The Munster Schools Indoor Athletics took place in the indoor arena in Nenagh on Tuesday  7th of  March. Adam and Kyle Dooley represented our school. Kyle, a first year student competed in the minor 60m sprint. He qualified in his heat and semi-final finishing second in both races. In the final Kyle finished in 3rd place, a fine achievement and a Munster medal in the bag! Adam also ran in the 60m sprint but at intermediate level. He too qualified through heats and semi-finals to reach the final. However, with some stiff competition he came away without a medal but with the accomplishment of finishing 6th in Munster. Well done to both boys and best of luck in upcoming events.

Kemmy Business School2

Ausra Derbutiene, Miss Rice, Valentinas Derbutas and Mr O'Connor at ‘The Kemmy Business School Awards’ in the University of Limerick.

Kemmy Business School Award

Congratulations to Valentinas Derbutas who received his award from the  Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick on Wednesday 8th March for achieving an A in Business Studies in his Junior Certificate Examination. Well done to Valentinas and his family on this wonderful achievement and to his teacher Miss Rice.

 

6th Yr Ag Science Farm Visit

6th Year Agricultural Science Trip

Mr Smyth and the 6th Year Agricultural Science students on a recent trip to Ray Dempsey’s farm in Coolderry.

News - Feb 20 2017

Badminton

The victorious Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré team, Aaron Loughnane, Padraic Marks, Aaron Moloney, William Cummins, Jack Finnegan and Roddy Teehan receiving their Munster medals from the Chairperson of the Munster Board.

 

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Win Munster Badminton Championship 

On 26th January the Munster Schools Badminton finals took place in University of Limerick. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré had one U19 team involved which consisted of William Cummins, Jack Finnegan, Aaron Moloney and Padraic Marks with subs Roddy Teehan and Aaron Loughnane.

This year the competition was not round robin but a second chance knock-out system with five teams involved, Limerick being the exception. Waterford had a bye in the first round with Cork v Kerry and Clare v Tipperary, Cork and Kerry drew and an under par performance saw the Coláiste go down 4-2 to a strong Clare team from Killaloe. This left the Coláiste in the position of being worst loser from round one which lined up Waterford for round two. A loss to Waterford would mean an early exit from the competition but a win would give a place in the Semi-Final. With this in mind and the disappointment of the earlier performance no mistake was made and Waterford were dispatched 6-0 thus setting up a Semi-final with Kanturk from Cork.

William Cummins was first up against Kanturk making no mistake with a 30-12 win, next on court was Jack Finnegan again claiming a win with another healthy score of 30-21. The next two games however were a role reversal with Kanturk taking both albeit on tight score lines. With the match poised at 2-2 starting both doubles it was all to play for but like in the past doubles proved strongest winning both convincingly to secure a 4-2 victory and a place in the final against earlier conquerors Clare.

Again William Cummins was first on court and got the Coláiste off to a good start with a win. Jack Finnegan was next with a score to settle from earlier in the day when he was beaten 30-29 by Clare’s number two. Jack dug deep, showed impressive work rate and determination in an exciting entertaining match to win by the narrowest of margins turning over the result from earlier to win 30-29. Now 2-0 up overall things were looking good but the next two games proved less fruitful with Aaron Moloney and Padraic Marks both losing narrowly levelling the game up 2-2 with the doubles to play. Both games started together William and Aaron on one court, Jack and Padraic on the other. Jack and Padraic gave an exhibition to lead 15-10 at the break and take the game 30-21 overall, however Clare had not read the script on the other court leading 15-9 at the change of ends. The Roscrea men knew they had to change tactics and so they did, completely changing their game plan Clare did not know what them. Soon Roscrea were in front and only gave the men from Clare six more points for a stunning 30-21 victory which left the match in no doubt with a 4-2 win for Roscrea.

This was the third season in a row that Coláiste Phobal has won this competition. Congratulations to all the members of the victorious team and their manager Mr Hogan.

 

Roscrea People of the Year Awards

Congratulations to our U19 All Ireland 2016 Badminton Champions who were honoured for winning the competition at the ‘Roscrea People of the Year Awards’ in Rackett Hall recently.The members of the team were Andrew Cullen (Captain), William Cummins, Evan Hassett, Jack Finnegan and Cian Cordial. Both staff and students in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré are very proud of this bunch of young men. They continue to bring honour to our school. Well done to Mr Enda Hogan for all the time, patience and support that he has given to this team and to all the other badminton teams in the school.

First Year students Nicole Brooks, Kyle Dooley and Oisín Moloney were also honoured at the award ceremony in Rackett Hall. They are members of a relay team who won the All Ireland Mixed Relay competition at the National Community Games Finals in 2016. This was a tremendous achievement for the students. All in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré wish the students the best of luck with all their endeavours in the future.

 

5th Yr Ag Sc Farm Visit

Agricultural Science Trip

As part of their experience of modern agriculture our Fifth Year Agricultural Science class spent a couple of hours on the farm of Joseph and Karen Smyth Cooraclevin, Dunkerrin. This was a most informative visit for the students as they got to see a modern dairy farm in action. Many thanks to Joseph and Karen for making this visit possible.

News - Feb 20 2017

Badminton

Munster Badminton Champions

The victorious Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré team, Aaron Loughnane, Padraic Marks, Aaron Moloney, William Cummins, Jack Finnegan and Roddy Teehan receiving their Munster medals from the Chairperson of the Munster Board.

 

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Win Munster Badminton Championship 

On the 26th of January the Munster schools badminton finals took place in UL Limerick, Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré had one U19 team involved which consisted of William Cummins, Jack Finnegan, Aaron Moloney and Padraig Marks with subs Roddy Teehan and Aaron Loughnane.

This year the competition was not round robin but a second chance knock out system with five teams involved Limerick being the exception. Waterford had a bye in the first round with Cork v Kerry and Clare v Tipperary, Cork and Kerry drew and an under par performance saw the Colaiste go down 4-2 to a strong Clare team from Killaloe. This left the Coláiste in the position of being worst loser from round one which lined up Waterford for round two. A loss to Waterford would mean an early exit from the competition but a win would give a place in the semi-final. With this in mind and the disappointment of the earlier performance no mistake was made and Waterford were dispatched 6-0 thus setting up a semi-final with Kanturk from Cork.

William Cummins was first up against Kanturk making no mistake with a 30-12 win, next on court was Jack Finnegan again claiming a win with another healthy score of 30-21. The next two games however were a role reversal with Kanturk taking both albeit on tight score lines. With the match poised at 2-2 starting both doubles it was all to play for but like in the past doubles proved strongest winning both convincingly to secure a 4-2 victory and a place in the final against earlier conquerors Clare.

Again William Cummins was first on court and got the Coláiste off to a good start with a win. Jack Finnegan was next with a score to settle from earlier in the day when he was beaten 30-29 by Clare’s number two. Jack dug deep, showed impressive work rate and determination in an exciting entertaining match to win by the narrowest of margins turning over the result from earlier to win 30-29. Now 2-0 up overall things were looking good but

the next two games proved less fruitful with Aaron Moloney and Padraig Marks both losing narrowly levelling the game up 2-2 with the doubles to play. Both games started together William and Aaron on one court, Jack and Padraig on the other. Jack and Padraig gave an exhibition to lead 15-10 at the break and take the game 30-21 overall, however Clare had not read the script on the other court leading 15-9 at the change of ends. The Roscrea men knew they had to change tactics and so they did, completely changing their game plan Clare did not know what them. Soon Roscrea were in front and only gave the men from Clare six more points for a stunning 30-21 victory which left the match in no doubt with a 4-2 win for Roscrea.

This was the third season in a row that Coláiste Phobal has won this competition. Congratulations to all the members of the victorious team and their manager Mr Hogan.

News - Jan 20 2017

School News from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré

Road Safety

The S.P.H.E Department in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré is this year running a campaign on road safety. Earlier in the year a guest speaker from the R.S.A. spoke to students regarding road safety and also showed the students video clips dealing with road safety. On Tuesday 17th of January the R.S.A. Road Shuttle Bus and Roll-Over-Car visited our school. The local fire brigade also visited and demonstrated their equipment. We are grateful to John Lee and all those that participated. The students benefited immensely from the displays and the discussions.

The main aim of the Road Shuttle Bus is to provide students with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety. 

What can you do on the Shuttle?

  • practice your driving and hazard perception skills on simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle) 

  • enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience

  • experience simulated virtual situations in our virtual reality pods and experience first-hand the dangers of driving and texting and driver fatigue

  • practice safe cycling skills on a bicycle simulator

  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer

  • practice the driver theory test on board

  • Test your fancy footwork by dancing to the Safe Cross Code in the activity zone

  • Take a road safety quiz in the activity zone

  • Learn about tyre safety.

 

Roll Over Car

Accompanying the Shuttle Bus the R.S.A. has a Roll-Over Car.  This simulator is highly effective in encouraging people to use safety belts.  The simulator is a car body fitted to a rotating hydraulic platform.  Participants sit into the simulator and experience a half or a full rotation.  The ‘simulation’ demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision, and the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seatbelt should this occur. 

 We are looking forward to the return of the Shuttle Bus and Roll-Over-Car in March when more students will be given the opportunity to view their excellent displays and demonstrations. Well done to Miss Connolly Hogan for organising the event.

Soccer League

In December our 5th year LCA group ran an indoor soccer league for almost 100 1st year students in Coláiste Phobal. This was part of a project they are doing for their Leaving Certificate. There were medals and prizes given out for the winners and runners up and some spot prizes too! The event was a super success, the students had a lovely day and this group of LCA students also managed to raise €141 which they have donated to the Adams Gift fund in memory of past pupil Adam McAndrew. Well done to our 5th year LCA group for achieving this, they worked very hard to make it a thoroughly enjoyable day! Well done to Miss Burke for helping the students to organise the event.

News - 16 Jan 2017

Christmas Carol Services and Party Day In Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré

On the 21st and 22nd of December the annual Christmas Carol Services took place in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. The Senior Carol Service took place on Wednesday afternoon for Transition Year, 5th and 6th Year students. Father Lorcan captured the true meaning of Christmas in a very evocative service which ended with a ‘spine tingling’ performance by Ciara Ward of the 'Picture This' song ‘This Christmas’.

The Junior Carol Service took place on Thursday. This is a very special day in the academic year of Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré as we welcome back retired colleagues to our school. This year's service was extra special as Archbishop Fintan Monahan joined us for our service. Again, Father Lorcan’s stories, the artwork from the Art Department and the music from our wonderful Choir and Musicians resulted in a very reflective and meaningful service. After the service our 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students enjoyed quizzes, games of bingo and a céilí. There was also a special appearance from Olaf from ‘Frozen’! A very enjoyable day was had by all.

Carol Service 2016

 

Transition Year Enterprise

Transition Year students students took part in a Christmas Market on Tuesday 20th December as part of their student enterprise competition. Representatives from the Tipperary Enterprise Board Eleanor Forrester and Sue Ann O'Donnell were in the school to judge students on their projects, and to pick teams to represent the school in the County based competition in L.I.T. Thurles on Friday 3rd Feb. 

The lucky teams chosen, to represent the school were 'Palletable Designs’. Eimhin Ward and Tadgh Nash are the members of the team, they make fabulous outdoor play kitchens for children. The second team was 'Mini Pocca' who make beautiful recyclable storage units from old jeans. Isabelle Coonan. Marion Doheny Brennan, Simona Staponkute, and Leanne Kavanagh are the members of the team. 

The Transition Year students also held a school raffle and our Second Year students organised a bake sale - over two hundred euro was raised for the Roscrea branch of Saint Vincent de Paul. 

Well done to all the students and teachers involved and best of luck in the County final in L.I.T.

 

B.T. Young Scientist

Julie Brennan, 3rd Year student from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré, carried out an investigation on how water types affect tap roots in carrots. 

Title:  Can I determine which water types brings about the largest tap root in carrots using De Baugorad's Scientific Method?

Summary

Carrots were grown for a 12 week period using a range of water types such as, Tipperary bottled water, Tipprary tap water, Tipperary carbonated water, deionised water and rain water. After this twelve week period carrots analysed and De Baugorad's method was applied to determine the carrot with the greatest tap root yield! 

Peter Maher and Alan Mullally, Transition Year students from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré looked at how an electric toothbrush can charge a mobile phone.

Title: The Magic Toothbrush- Using an electric toothbrush to charge a mobile phone

Summary

Their project involved charging a phone with an electric toothbrush using a DC/DC converter. It takes 2.5 volts to charge an electric toothbrush and 5 volts to charge a phone so the DC/DC converter steps up the voltage from 2.5 to 5 therefore allowing them to charge the phone.