CodePlus Graduates and Scholarship award winner!!

Congratulations to out Transition Year students pictured here at the Codeplus Graduation Ceremony in Trinity College.
After a week of advanced coding there was a fantastic showcase of CS projects by this very talented cohort of students.
Rockford student wins award

A special mention to Roxana Pohodnicaru who attended CodePlus in January.

From the start Roxana was extremely engaged and motivated to learn about computer science and coding. She was invited to participate in the annual CodePlus Hackathon week in April and her team won the CodePlus “Spirit of the year” award for their work on the programme alongside girls from St. Louis Rathmines.

As part of her prize Roxana has secured a scholarship to an advanced one week Computer Science camp and internship in Trinity College “InvenT Week” alongside students from across the country this Summer.

The CodePlus team were delighted to have Rockford Manor participate in the programme for the first time this year and hope to continue a partnership with the school in the coming years to promote female interest in computing and computer science careers.

Roxana really impressed the team in Trinity and we’re delighted she and her fellow students are flying the Rockford Manor flag for us. She is a credit to the school. The scholarship is worth about €500.

Past Art Students from Rockford manor

Pictured below are Class of 2018 students Carol Lewis and Shelise O’Toole at their end of year exhibition in NCAD.

Also below are Rockford Manor students pictured taking to ex Rockford student Rosie Cahill. Rosie is a recent graduate from Stillorgan College of Further Education. Our girls were visiting the college’s end-of-year art portfolio exhibition.

Rockford manor green schools initiative

Green-Schools is a student led programme that promotes long term whole school action for the improvement of the environment. Litter and Waste is the first theme of the Green-Schools Programme. The theme is a great starting point for encouraging a sense of personal pride and responsibility in tackling two visible issues in our school and community.

Our Rockford Manor Green-Schools Committee was established in this academic year 2018-2019. Twenty five eager, environmental enthusiasts signed up to make a difference.

So far we have introduced:

  • Green Bins in each classroom
  • A notice board displaying messages.
  • An educational campaign for the whole school.
  • An Instagram and a Twitter account.

Our ultimate aim is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, increase the amount of recycling in the school and improve pupils’ awareness about the positive impact of effective waste management.