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.
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.
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.
A team of delegates from Rockford Manor represented the school at the recent Model United Nations event held by Weley College.
Our delegates Aoife-Leigh Ross, Sarah Ellen Thompson, Jessica Lee, Anna Florina Erismann and Gesche Boehm debated, lobbied and discussed key world issues across a range of issues, with over fifty other delegations from schools all over Ireland.
Our delegates specialised in human rights, politics, the environment and ecology, history, and disarmament and technology.
All schools represented a United Nations member country, with Rockford Manor’s delegation representing Saudi Arabia.
Our delegtion was also supported by student researchers who included Cleo Bonnerot, Michaela Doran, Beth Clifford, Rawan Rezk nd Ellie De Felice.
Well done to all the students involved, and thanks to the teachers for their support, especially Ms Knowles,Ms Behan, Ms Sinnot, Ms Delahunty and Ms McLean.
Rockford Manor students had the honour of being the welcome delegation for keynote speaker Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor, at the recent CEIST Student Leadership Conference in DCU.
Our students Anthea Ring, Melody McGuirk and Sarah Barnes were proud ambassadors for Rockford Manor, welcoming the Minister for Higher Education prior to her speech to representatives from over 100 CEIST schools.
Our students engaged in student leadership workshops with schools from all over the country, attended presentations on leadership, including one from the Deputy President of DCU Daire Keogh, and mixed on the fringes of the Conference with Irish leadership figures including Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Congratulations to our students for acting as ambassadors of Rockford Manor at this inspiring event.
Thanks also to Minister Mary Mitchell O Conner, our local TD for her support and attention at the conference.