News

News

News - Feb 22 2016

5km Fun Run/Walk in Coláiste Phobal Roscrea

On Tuesday, 19th January, 5th Year Leaving Cert Applied Group organised a 5km Fun Run/Walk in our school.  This was one of the tasks that they have to do for their exam.  All of the Transition Years took part, as well as members of the Schools' Athletics Team. The LCA's collected money from participating students and they stood at points along the route to ensure the safety of all. LCA, along with their teacher, Ms. Ryan, decided to raise money for ‘Adam’s Gift’, an initiative set up by The Order of Malta, after the tragic death last year of Adam McAndrew, a past pupil of our school.

Each participant paid €5 and in total, €500 was raised on the day.  This event was a great success and both students and staff enjoyed the Fun Run.  It is hoped there will be more similar events organised in the future, to support charities and to increase fitness levels amongst the student population.

Adams Gift 

Coláiste Phobal Roscrea students with Principal Mr. O'Connor prior to their Fun Run for 'Adam's Gift'.

 

COLÁISTE PHOBAL ROS CRÉ - NEW PLC COURSES FOR SEPTEMBER 2016

The College is currently recruiting for its PLC programmes for the next school year.  This year the College is introducing two new, exciting programmes in Construction Technology and Social and Community Care at QQI Level 5 and revising the Business Technology programme to include a tourism component.  The College currently offer courses in Childcare, Community Development and Youthwork, Nursing Studies, Healthcare and Business Technology at level 5.  It offers Advanced Administration with HR at level 6.  We encourage interested candidates to apply early as last year there were waiting lists for many of our programmes.  If you have any queries or wish to apply online, visit our website at www.cpr.ie, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the College at (0505) 23939 and the PLC Co-ordinator, Mary McGrath or Tutors will be happy to assist you.  The College will be running an Information/Enrolment Evening on Monday, 7th March at 8 pm.

 

Green-Schools Poster Competition – Coláiste Phobal Roscrea

In December 2015, the Green-Schools Committee ran a poster competition in our school.  The aim of the poster competition was to raise awareness of the work of the Green-Schools Committee and to make all students and staff aware of the slogans that we have for our three themes.  The first slogan is 'Beauty dies where litter lies'.  This is the slogan that students came up with for the Litter and Waste Flag.  We achieved this flag in 2008. 

We then went on to work on the Energy Theme.  Our slogan for this theme was 'Switch off at the socket and save in your pocket'.  We achieved this flag in 2013. 

The Third Green Flag is for the Water theme.  This is a very topical issue at the moment and we are all coming to realise the importance of water and how necessary it is to conserve it.  The water slogan is 'Do your part, be water smart'.

We have undertaken lots of jobs around the school and have encouraged both students and staff to conserve water, wherever possible.

Some of the things we have done so far this school year are as follows:

  1. We took regular readings of the water metre.
  2. We placed stickers around the school raising awareness about water conservation.
  3. We post tweets to our school Twitter Feed, @cpr on a weekly basis.
  4. We have installed two water butts, which were kindly donated by the Parent’s Association in our school.
  5. We ran a poster competition.
  6. We meet every two weeks to discuss what needs to be done around the school.
  7. We have worked closely with CSPE and Science teachers.
  8. One of our committee members drew a beautiful picture of the Water Cycle and we have placed this on our Notice board.
  9. Transition Year students empty the compost and recycling bins on a regular basis.
  10. We endeavour to maintain work on our two existing flags and encourage students and staff to recycle, where possible and to use less energy both at home and in school.

Cyberbullying Talk

We are very pleased to announce that we are hosting a talk on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety for Parents, here in the school on Thursday 25th 

February at 7.30pm

The talk is being delivered by Jeremy Pagden, the Managing Director of Schools Websites.  Jeremy has been travelling all over the country delivering Internet Safety talks to both Parents and children alike. 

 

 

News - Feb 15 2016

Coláiste Phobal is proud to announce that its four Transition Years involved in the Irish Angus competition are through to the final in Croke Park on March 16th. We wish the boys and Mr. Smyth every success.
Irish Angus 
Back row: John Kelleher (ABP), Liz Moynhan, Aine Mulvihill (Kepak), Willie Smyth, Charles Smith (Irish Angus Society) 
Front Row: Roddy Teehan, Jack Bourke, Tim Dunne (Irish Angus Society), Neil Maher, Jake Delaney. At the Interview in Michelstown, Co.Cork Tuesday 9th February.
 

Cyberbullying Talk

We are very pleased to announce that we are hosting a talk on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety for Parents, here in the school on Thursday 25th  February at 7.30pm

The talk is being delivered by Jeremy Pagden, the Managing Director of Schools Websites.  Jeremy has been travelling all over the country delivering Internet Safety talks to both Parents and children alike. 

 
 
 
 

News - Feb 01 2016

COLÁISTE PHOBAL ROS CRÉ

PLC SECTOR NOW ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER COURSES

The PLC area of the College is now extremely busy with learners finishing their work placement programmes and completing their final assessments.  The College is very grateful to all employers who participated in the programme this year.  Work placement is an invaluable experience for all candidates.

The College is presently recruiting for its PLC programmes for the next school year.  This year the College is introducing two new, exciting programmes in Construction Technology and Social and Community Care at QQI Level 5 and revising the Business Technology programme to include a tourism component.  The College currently offer courses in Childcare, Community Development and Youthwork, Nursing Studies, Healthcare and Business Technology at level 5.  It offers Advanced Administration with HR at level 6.  We encourage interested candidates to apply early as last year there were waiting lists for many of our programmes.  If you have any queries or wish to apply online, visit our website at www.cpr.ie, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the College at (0505) 23939 and the PLC Co-ordinator, Mary McGrath or Tutors will be happy to assist you.  The College will be running an Information/Enrolment Evening on Monday, 7th March at 8 pm.

 

PLC Comm Dev J Lupton

 John Lupton (Chairman RCDC), pictured with staff and PLC learners from the Coláiste.  John recently gave a talk to the PLC Community Development and Youthwork programme at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré.

 

 

 TY Woman day

Thursday the 28th January all the girls from Transition Year in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré went up to the NTLP in Roscrea. We met with Fr. Lorcan and Deirdre. We started off our day with a visualisation led by Fr. Lorcan. After that we met with 3 very inspiring women Linda, Maureen and Miriam. They talked to us about what is expected from women. All the girls found this very interesting. We then split into groups and discussed what was expected of us TY. There was a lot of different answers for this activity. We then went for a tea break and a bun which were made by the lovely canteen staff up in the NTLP. After our tea break was over we returned back to the room to continue on with the rest of the day. We got back into our groups and started another activity to do with the stereotyping of women. Everybody had different opinions on each women. And we played the game who am I. We then went on lunch and again we would like to thank the lovely canteen staff up in NTLP for providing us a lovely meal. After lunch we got split into new groups and we discussed problems and solutions and we were giving a task to complete. We were then giving a scenario and we had to come up with idea on how to solve this scenario. We all gave very humorous answers. This was our last activity of the day. We then ended with another visualisation led by Fr. Lorcan.

All the girls had a great day out and on behalf of all the TY girls we would like to thank all the staff in the NTLP, Linda, Maureen and Miriam for coming and making the day extra special and of course to Fr. Lorcan and Deirdre for organising the day. We had a lovely day and learned a lot from it.  

 

MAN DAY REVIEW

On Thursday, the 15th January, all of the male transition year students travelled to NTLP Roscrea for the annual man day programme. It was a calming experience overall, firstly we met with the five speakers who told us about their experiences and what they feel they are expected to do as a man in today’s society, this was a very good experience, and we thank all of the 5 lads who took the time out of their day to speak to us. Then, Deirdre Cahir and Father Lorcan spent the rest of the day doing various activities with us. These activities varied from games and magic tricks, to a series of scenarios and chats about expectations of us as teenage men. Overall we truly enjoyed the day and cannot wait for the next man day in a few weeks’ time. We would to thank Fr. Lorcan and Deirdre for organising the day and as well as all staff in NTLP Roscrea for their hospitality.

(By Rory Delaney and Neil Maher)

 

 

 

 
 
 

News - Jan 24 2016

Cycle Against Suicide

Fr. Lorcan Kenny (Coláiste Phobal Chaplain), Mr. Flynn (Deputy Principal),  Mr. Jim Breen (Cycle against Suicide), Mr. O'Connor (Principal), Ms. Leyne and Mr. O'Brien (both School Counsellors)

 

Cycle Against Suicide Group visits Coláiste Phobal

It’s OK not to feel OK and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help. This powerful message was delivered by Jim Breen himself last Tuesday morning in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré's gym. Transition Year, 5th, and 6th Year groups were the captive audience for Jim's talk. He was introduced by Aine and J.P and some of our incredibly talented Comholtas players. Using anecdotes and some willing staff participants Jim delivered his powerful message to a captivated audience. Cycle against Suicide will be arriving back at Coláiste on May Bank Holiday weekend - more information will be available nearer to the time.  

Parent Teacher Meeting

Coláiste Phobal's Parent Teacher meeting for 2nd and 5th Year students will be held on Thursday evening in the Gym between 4.15pm and 6.45pm.

Cyberbullying Talk

We are very pleased to announce that we are hosting a talk on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety for Parents, here in the school on Thursday the 25th of February at 7.30pm

The talk is being delivered by Jeremy Pagden, the Managing Director of Schools Websites.  Jeremy has been travelling all over the country delivering Internet Safety talks to both Parents and children alike. The seminar is being delivered to the Junior students during the day at a cost of €2 per student. Topics covered will include:

Overview of the Internet Browser History
Cyber Bullying Safe use of Apps
Sexual Predators & Fake Personas Social media issues & challenges
Dealing with inappropriate content Email Scams
Reputation Damage Safe searching on YouTube
Types of Internet Theft The Dark Web
Safety settings on your home Wi-Fi Useful Resources

 

 

News - Jan 18 2016

 
Coláiste Phobal Girls take Junior Camogie Munster Final!
 
On Sunday, Jan 17th, the ladies from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré took on Kilfinane in the Sr. Patricia Cup final in Moneygall. Conditions were tough on the day and the weather was poor. A close encounter was expected as both teams had met earlier in the competition.
The ladies from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré fought with sheer heart and determination. They had immense passion and pride in their school jersey.
Victory went to Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on the day after a fierce battle. Joint captains, Karen Hogan and Shannon Moloney accepted the Sr. Patricia Cup with roars of cheers and applause.
Sincere thanks to Moneygall GAA for the use of their facilities on the day. It was very much appreciated. Thanks also to Donal Leahy, the referee and the management/players from Kilfinane.
Mention must go to the management/players from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on a magnificent victory.
 
 
Camogie team 
Colaiste Phobal Camogie Junior Munster winners with (back L to R) Ms. Kirwan, Ms. Ryan, Aidan Franks, Ms. O'Gorman, Mr. O'Connor Principal, Front row Mary Shanahan . 

News - Jan 17 2016

Tag Rugby Tournament in Colaiste Phobal Roscrea
On Tuesday 15th December a tag rugby tournament was held in Colaiste Phobal Roscrea. This Tournament was open to all first and second year students. The tournament was used to raise money for Colaiste Phobal first and second year rugby teams. The first match that went on was between Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand came out the victors but they were met by stiff resistance by Australia and their captain Tadgh Hogan.  Soon enough the group stages were over and we were in to the knockout stages.
The tournament had to be moved in to the school’s gymnasium due to bad weather making conditions unplayable. The first semi was between Italy and Argentina. Kenny Lee proved to be the deciding difference by scoring an early try which left Argentina chasing the game. Italy held out and won by a single try in the end. The second semi was a clash between South Africa and Romania. This was a tight game with Romania stealing the win at the death with a JJ O’Brien try. The final was between Romania and Italy and before the match, the National Anthem was led by David Jones our T.Y student council representative. The game then began with early tries from both teams. This was an extremely close match and both sides put up a great spectacle for everyone to observe. Italy narrowly grabbed the win in the dying moments of the game with a great team try being finished off by Kenny Lee. Every student thoroughly enjoyed the day and showed great sportsmanship throughout the day.
 
Rugby match vs Borrisoleigh
In the school’s first rugby game in over five years our first and second years lined out against Borrisoleigh. For many of the players this was their first ever rugby match. Some of these players proved to be the most important men on the pitch with the team managing to grab a win against the experienced Borrisoleigh side. There was a slow start to the game for CPR with Borrisoleigh scoring two early tries and it would have been more if not for our full back Kevin Moore who pulled off a try saving tackle right at the line. Our team responded well and we were winning by one try at half time.
The second half started well for CPR with Bradley Neville winning an opposing lineout which led to the team scoring, Dara Maher converted the conversion and our lead began to grow. Dara Maher and Killian Sampson showed great skill kicking on the day with Dara kicking from the left and Killian kicking from the Right. Borrisoleigh mustered a late push but it was not enough and CPR came out the victors. With the final score being 22-17. Each team performed a guard of honour for the other and spirits were high at the end of the match. This win in our first game proved that we have a formidable team and have the talent to perform well in competitions in the future.
 
 
Coláiste Phobal Junior Camogie
On Friday 8th January, our Junior Camogie team took on Gael Colaiste Limerick in their Munster semi-final. Our girls got off to an ideal start thanks to brilliant teamwork, which resulted in them being ahead 5-5 to 1-1 after 20 mins. At half time Gael Colaiste Limerick made a few changes that made life a lot tougher on Colaiste Phobal. They asked a lot of questions of our girls in the second half, but after a hard season of training they were up to the challenge and came away with the win. A special mention for both Jane Cleary and Fiona Scully who were did solid work in both halves. 
 

News - Jan 04 2016

V de P
 
Coláiste TYs support St. Vincent De Paul
Laura Sheeran, Erica Deane and Leah Brooks donated their €50 profit from their Transition year mini-company to the Roscrea branch of St Vincent de Paul. The girls helped transport the gifts donated in our school's annual St Vincent de Paul appeal. This was a huge success and we take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated gifts. We hope it helped warm people's hearts this Christmas. Special thanks to Pat Mullally who gave us the box which contained the gifts and to Paula who helped us transport all the bags and box to the St Vincent de Paul shop. We would like to wish the Roscrea branch of the Society the very best in the coming year and in all the good work they do. We would also like to commend the girls for giving their profits to St Vincent de Paul, they like many other TY groups who also gave their profits to charity, represent the true spirit of Christmas.
 
 
 
Coláiste Phobal Roscrea 3rd Year and LCA groups at the Aviva Stadium on Monday 21st December.
3rd Yr Trip to Aviva Stadium

News - Nov 30 2015

BACK TO THE 8O'S WITH A BANG!

 

We can now say with certainty that we truly recieved the ultimate experience by joining the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they lived through their final senior year, as they experienced the fun, the heartbreak, the love and loneliness of growing up. From a Kung Foo kicking computer geek to dancing on the ceiling, from cheer leaders to Bonnie Tyler, Coláiste Phobal's Transition Year production had the whole nine yards. When the audience are singing the songs leaving the hall you know you've hit a home run. This Transition Year production would not have been possible without all of the following - The Cast of :

Corey Palmer Sr – Joseph Fogerty

Corey Palmer Jr – Neil Maher

Alf Bueller - Graham Fahy

Kirk Keaton – Rory Delaney

Tiffany Houston – Emma Wright

Cyndi Gibson – Erica Deane

Mel Easton – Leah Brooks

Kim Easton – Lisa Quinlan

 Michael Feldman – David Jones

Billy Arnold – Mark Fanning

Lionel Astley – Daniel Ryan

Huey Jackson – Dylan Carroll

Fergal McFerrin – Joe Ahern

Eileen Reagan – Laura Egan

Laura Wilde – Rachel O’Brien

Debbie Fox – Katie Scully

Ms Sheena Brannigan – Orlaith Cleary

Mr Stevie Cocker – Paul Costello

The Production team, The singers and most importantly the Sponsors on the three nights of the musical whose generous support makes this event possible every year.

 

Open Day/Open Night

Please take note that Open Day at Coláiste Phobal RosCré is on 10th  December.

 

Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre Camogie

 

Thursday, November 19th saw the senior ladies of Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre travel to Moneygall to take on Colaiste Mhuire of Ennis in a senior quarter final. This was going to be a hard fought battle on a number of levels. Colaiste Mhuire had beaten the Roscrea ladies last year in a Junior Championship match so we knew this opposition were tough. At stake also was a place in the Munster Semi Final.

From the start it was a very close encounter with both teams fighting for every ball. The Half time score saw colaiste phobal Ros Cre ahead on a score line of 1-2 to 0-3.

There was a flurry of goals in the second half but it was sheer heart and determination that saw the Roscrea ladies get over the line. Final score: Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 3-7, Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis 3-3.

This win now secures a place in the Senior D Semi Final against Desmond College/carrignavar in the coming weeks.

Our junior team has also secured a semi-final spot in the Sr. Patricia Cup.

Training is going very well under the guidance and expertise of Mr. Aidan Franks who has come on board as Trainer/Coach this year. The girls and management team are putting in a huge effort to ensure the progression of Camogie in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré.

 

News - Nov 22 2015

Second Year Tráth na gCeist- Conradh na Gaeilge

The annual Tráth na gCeist Boird at Junior level organised by the Nenagh branch of Conradh na Gaeilge took place on Tuesday 17th November in the Ostán Chuirt na Mainistneach in the town. Four schools were involved with a total of 29 teams competing. The other schools were Borriokane College with 4 teams, Nenagh CBS  with 8 teams, Abbey CBS Tipperary town with 12 teams and Coláiste Phobal Roscrea with 6 teams from 24 travelling students.
The competition consisted of 8 rounds of 5 questions covering a wide range of topics and including two picture rounds. The Coláiste Phobal students were all from 2nd Year across the four class groups with the 6 teams comprising, Áine Gleeson, Eilish Gleeson, Tadhg Hogan, Melissa Rossiter. Simba Havatitye, Richard Ó Caoimh, Jade Quinlan, Caoimhe Tuohey. Patrick Rosiek, Ciara Sammon, Fiona Scully and Oran O'Reily, Kelly Feehan, Laura Gilmartin, Nadia Fletcher, Jack Flannery who were our last team with a score of 27 out of 40 and tied for 5th prize but narrowly missed out in the tie breaker. Eve Du Berry, Liga Litavniece, Jane Cleary and Geoffrey Drought. Julie Brennan, Niamh Geraghty, Tiffany O'Riordan and Claire O'Connor made up the 6th team. The Bus driver was Bertie Fitzpatrick and the accompanying teacher was Mr. Duane. All students were excellent on the day and really enjoyed the experience and the stop off at Obama Plaza topped the day off. 
 
Coláiste Phobal Musical
Our annual musical takes place Wednesday 25th November to Friday 28th November. 
Tickets are on sale now! To book the tickets please contact Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on 0505 23939.
 
Open Day/Open Night
Please take note that Open Day at Coláiste Phobal RosCré is on December 10th.

News - Nov 13 2015

Back To The 80’s
Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre
Transition Year Musical
From the era that brought the world the Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this ‘Totally Awesome’ Musical in the style of Back to the Future and The Karate Kid.
 
The Cast are as follows:
Corey Palmer Sr – Joseph Fogerty
Corey Palmer Jr – Neil Maher
Alf Bueller - Graham Fahy
Kirk Keaton – Rory Delaney
Tiffany Houston – Emma Wright
Cyndi Gibson – Erica Deane
Mel Easton – Leah Brooks
Kim Easton – Lisa Quinlan
Michael Feldman – David Jones
Billy Arnold – Mark Fanning
Lionel Astley – Daniel Ryan
Huey Jackson – Dylan Carroll
Fergal McFerrin – Joe Ahern
Eileen Reagan – Laura Egan
Laura Wilde – Rachel O’Brien
Debbie Fox – Katie Scully
Ms Sheena Brannigan – Orlaith Cleary
Mr Stevie Cocker – Paul Costello
 
Tickets are on sale now! To book the tickets please contact Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on 0505 23939.
 
You will get the ultimate experience by joining the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final Senior year, as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the love and loneliness of growing up. 
That’s right dudes you are about to go on a journey of a lifetime so grab you tickets and join us.
By Rachel O’Brien and Katie Scully
Transition Year. 
 
 
Gaeilge 24
 Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré's Miss Hassett's 5th Year Irish class

 

Gaeilge24 Challenge Gets Coláiste Phobal Students speaking Irish
Fifth Year students from Coláiste Phobal, Ros Cré were among the 25,000 plus pupils in more than 200 schools across Ireland who took part in the Gaeilge24 challenge run by Conradh na Gaeilge. Students raised money for the promotion of the language with various activities involving the entire school community taking place.

The aim of the challenge was to inspire young people to speak Irish for 24 hours, wherever they are and whatever they are doing; at school, at home, in shops and with local businesses, with their friends, families and teachers.

Speaking a language breathes life into it and this message was definitely evident on the day - Beatha teanga í a labhairt!!!

  

News - Nov 06 2015

National Schools Hurling Blitz

On a glorious Tuesday morning Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. held its annual Hurling Blitz for the local Primary Schools.

 

After many battles Shinrone came out victorious over Coolderry. Coláiste Phobal would like to thank all that was involved in making this day the success it was, namely the Schools that participated, the referees, Mary Shanahan first aid, Monty Franks, Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Haugh who have been so supportive of the blitz and the committee and staff of the Coláiste.
 
Shinrone winning team with their teacher Mr. Cleary, Mr. Smyth (Coláiste Phobal) and Cillian Ryan (Coláiste Phobal student guide).
 IMG 7048
Ms. O'Gorman (Coláiste Phobal), Mr. Haugh (Deputy Principal), Coolderry Teacher, Mr. Smyth (Coláiste Phobal) with the runner up team of Coolderry after the Hurling Blitz.
IMG 7050

News - Nov 01 2015

Cairde Ceili Photo 2015 1
First Year Creepy Cairde Cheilí
This Year's creepy Cairde Cheilí was held on the night of 22nd October. There was a huge turn out and as usual the Cairde outfits were fantastic.   We would especially like to thank Mr. Dennison for returning to do 'Fear an Tí' and also all of the musicians. 

On 22nd of October the 5th Year LCA students from Coláiste Phobal Rós Cré travelled to Castletown Retreat Centre. It was a glorious day in a peaceful setting and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.