Academic Success

Sixth Year student Valentyna Slyusarchuk  took part in the Irish Chemistry Olympiad in D.C.U.

Vally was placed second out of 130 candidates.

Medals were awarded to the top 8 students. Vally was the only female prizewinner.

She will now go on to 3 days intensive Chemistry training over the Easter Holidays in DCU.

This training will finish with an exam and the top four candidates will win the opportunity to participate in the World Chemistry Olympiad in Summer 2015.

Well done Vally, and also congratulations to Chemistry teacher Ms. Peutz.

Seactain na Gaeilge

To mark Seactain na Gaeilge a table quiz (as Gaeilge) took place in the sports hall on Friday, March 13th.

The table quiz was for all First, Second & Third Year classes and was organised by the Transition Years.

Congratulations to the winning team – Molly Thornton, Erika Kearns, Emma Cleary, Emma Harvey Graham, Megan Ryan, Cliodhna Lynch and Anabel Rallo Crespo

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Drugs Awareness

Ms. Lil Hennigan, S.P.H.E. co-ordinator arranged a series of talks for all of the students in the school.

Three speakers from Narcotics Anonymous addressed each class group describing their experiences. . All of the recovering addicts stated that cannabis was the first illegal drug that they had used.

The feedback from the students was that this was a very worthwhile exercise.

A further meeting to address parents is being organised.

Garda Nora Sutton, community Garda in this area, also addressed each Junior Cycle class on the issue of drug abuse this term.

School Choir participate in the Emmanuel Concert

The school Choir performed at the Emmanuel Concert in The Helix D.C.U. on 3rd March.

Emmanuel is a project of the Dublin Liturgical Resource Centre which  promotes the use of Sacred Music in Secondary schools.

61 schools and their choirs performed over three consecutive nights.

Seven students from the Rockford Choir gave fantastic solo performances on the night. They were chosen from 300 student s who auditioned for solo positions.

Ms. Laura Whyte , Music teacher spent many hours teaching the girls the music which was performed on the night.  Ms. Cathy Keane accompanied the choir to DCU on the day.

Thank you to both teachers and well done to all students involved