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Prize Day

Headmaster's Address


Rockwell Going Forward

A word of appreciation from the Headmaster. (Click on image)

Information Evening TY/Fifth Year


Dear Parents / Guardian,
An Information Evening takes place on Tuesday 20th April between 6.30pm and 8.15pm.

A number of staff will advise you on both the Transition Year option and Subject Choice options for 2010/11 Fifth Year students.

Current students and prospective students are also welcome to attend.
I look forward to seeing you.
Yours sincerely,

              Pat O’Sullivan







Hope Foundation

Report on T.Y. page
Calcutta 2010



Munster Champions 2010



Every year the 5th and 6th yr art students, accompanied by their art teacher  Ms. Eleanor Kilroy,  travel to visit an art gallery and/or museum. This year, on January 28th the groups travelled to Dublin and both art groups were given a tour on work in the National Gallery. The 5th yrs visited the exhibition of work entitled “A Light in the Darkness” by  JMW Turner. The 6th yrs were shown of a mixture of paintings ranging in style from Gothic to Post- Impressionist.
Later in the day the 5th yrs visited the National Museum to view many of the Irish artefacts they have learned about in the past few months. The collection in the museum is very broad. It includes remains of a prehistoric ‘bog’ man, Bronze Age and Iron Age jewellery and weapons and Christian metal work such as the Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch.  Meanwhile, the 6th yrs visited an exhibition of photography entitled “Picturing New York” which was housed in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham. This exhibition contained 145 black and white works dating from 1888 to 2003. The exhibition celebrates the enduring tradition of photographing New York: from soaring skyscrapers to the cultural diversity of those who live in the city. The students particularly enjoyed photographs of sky scrapers, strange reflections on buildings and recognising famous faces such as Muhammad Ali.
The art students thoroughly enjoyed their exhibition visits. To give an account of a visit to a gallery or museum is a requirement every year on the leaving cert paper. Therefore, not only do the yearly art trips contribute greatly to the students’ awareness of the visual arts but they are also of great benefit to them when it comes to sitting their History of Art paper.

E. Kilroy


Fund Raising for "Hope"


Midnight Mass

24 Dec. 8pm

Christmas Carols

Thur. 17 Dec. 7 pm

Disco for "Hope"


Mass for the Deceased

The annual Mass for the Deceased will take place on Thursday November 12th at 7.15 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Rockwell College has entered two teams in the Munster Schools Debating competition, organised by the UCC Philosophical Society. Both teams have now reached the Quarter-Final stage of the competition. On Tuesday, October 20th, Eva Cummins and Jack Jeffries spoke in proposition of the motion “That This House would condemn the release of the Lockerbie bomber”. They competed successfully against nine other schools in the debate hosted by UL. Their success was followed by Lennard Lowe and Jack Moloney who successfully proposed “That this House supports capital punishment” in their debate in UCC on Wednesday night. Both teams will next compete in December at the Quarter Final stage.

University Awards for Sarah Long and Peter Hannigan

Scholarship T.C.D. Award Scholarship


Aran Island Trip


All Shook Up

Congratulations to all!


Rockwell College returns to the Fifties next week as it stages “All Shook Up” in the Crosbie Hall. The musical, based on the songs of Elvis, will run from October 20th -22nd at 8pm. Mandy O’Dwyer plays Natalie, who falls for Chad (Micheal Butler) , a handsome biker who rolls into town. Natalie wants to travel with Chad but there’s a catch – Chad won’t travel with a girl. Can Natalie find a way? Based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, this musical is produced with the kind permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide and features pupils from 2nd, TY and 5th year. Tickets are available by contacting Reception at Rockwell College on 062-61444.


Tragic Deaths of Past Pupils

Andrew Walsh, Sixth Year 2009, died in a road accident this weekend (4th Oct). Tomas Kennedy, Dingle, Fifth Year 2008, died on 22nd September. Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anam.

Andrew Walsh

Rockwell Celebrates Leaving Cert. Results


Influenza Announcement

Summer Developments

New Board Of Management

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