This year a team of teachers and students worked alongside one another to make Rosemont a school where activity was at the forefront. We wanted to develop a positive culture around the importance of physical activity and how leading a healthy and active lifestyle can lead to so many positives. Within our school numerous activities were set up in order to achieve this. Speeches from Olympic Athlete Brian Gregan to setting up new sports, for example; netball and tennis, morning bootcamp at 8.30am every Tuesday morning and our very exciting healthy living week where the entire school ran their very own school chair to 5km. Ms O Malley is hopeful that the students will carry these life skills with them into their communities, at home and throughout their lives. Ms O’ Malley would also like to say a sincere thanks to her hard working and dedicated TY committee who put a lot of work into promoting the Active School Flag in Rosemont.
A week of fitness, fun and even a 5km run was held in Rosemont over the course of Healthy Living Week this year. This year healthy living week took place on March 7th. The aim of this years healthy living week was to make it bigger and better than ever before in order to try and achieve the active school flag. With this in mind the transition year students played a huge role in organising an inter school badminton tournament which is still running on a Thursday lunch time. Rocio Ucles in 2nd year came out on top and was named as the fittest student in Rosemont while Megan Dunne and Ruth Farrell were first to cross the finish line during the 5km run. Well done to all involved in our healthy living week and a big thank you to Lorraine from I heart Zumba who carried out a great Zumba class with all year groups. The students in Rosemont are looking forward to next years Healthy living week already.
A nail biting semi final took place in Rosemont today where both the minor and junior teams had two tough games against St.Andrew’s. The first and second year girls played outstanding today and did themselves, families, school and Ms O Malley very proud today. The girls are over the moon and really excited about the finals next week in the Shoreline gym, Greystones. Ms O Malley would like to say a massive congratulations to the girls.
A fantastic day for Rosemont as the cadette baskeball team take the South Dublin Basketball league title. This was a great team effort with a wonderful display of talent from both sides. Rosemont have worked very hard all year and are ecstatic with their win. Well done girls!
Rosemont’s young hockey team played a fantastic game against Mount Anville on Monday the 18th of January. The girls narrowly missed out with a score line of 2-0 to Mt.Anville. Rosemont have one remaining league game left and are looking forward to finishing off the league on a high.
Brian was a member of the Irish 4x400m team that placed 5th and set a new Irish record of 3.01.67 at the European Athleitcs Championships in Zurich. Brian wond silver in the 400m at the U23 European Track and Field Championships in 2011. In 2012 e represented Ireland in the 400m at the Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, finishing sixth in the final. The Dublin athlete also competed at the World Championships in 2013, qualifying for the semi finals. Brian was a graduate of DCU and also competed in two World University Games in 2011 and 2013 finishing 5th place in both occasions. He is the second fastest Irish man ever over the 400m with a personal best of 45.53. Rosemont school are really excited to have Brian come and give a talk to the students about the importance of having some sort of physical activity in their lives. This ties in nicely with why Rosemont are hoping to achieve the active school flag this year and promote the importance around this. Brian will also be promoting Rosemont’s school chair to 5km run which will be taking place this year during their Healthy Living Week (7th-12th of March). There is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming weeks.
Rosemont took on Notre Dame today Wednesday the 9th of December not only to face the Notre Dame side but also some rather stormy weather conditions. The girls did a fantastic job with their captain Kate Brown leading them to victory. The girls really enjoying participating in the Netball Ireland league this year.