INTERNET SAFETY & CYBER BULLYING
The Department of Education has provided some information on some of the dangers associated with using the internet. This information can be found on the at www.makeITsecure.org This site contains a lot of information to assist parents and their children on the use of the internet.
The Government has set up the Office of Internet Safety which is an executive office of the Department of Justice. This office takes a lead responsibility for internet safety particularly as it relates to children. The web address for this office is www.internetsafety.ie
Principal: Mr. Frank Chambers
Deputy Principal: Ms. Jude Lohan
Telephone: 090 66 26670
Roscommon Community College is managed under the auspices of its Board of Management and Roscommon VEC. The College was purpose built in 1983 and has a catchment area of approximately 15 mile radius. The College is a mixed non-denominational establishment and caters for both rural and urban-based students. The academic programmes offered in the College are: Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA and PLC FETAC Level Five.
The College has an active Parents’ Council and Students’ Council. There is a strong environmental ethos in the College and it was granted Green Flag status by An Taisce in 2005- the first secondary school in the County to be awarded this prestigious honour.Mission Statement:
At Roscommon Community College we strive to continuously create and maintain, within the school a protective caring atmosphere in which each student can develop to his/her full potential. As education is about the whole person for life, we are concerned not only with academic success but also with the social, physical and moral development of the individual.
The College has developed an exchange programme with a sister school in Tucson Arizona, and a joint application has been made for a technology hardware grant which will allow the two schools to communicate directly with each other through video conferencing equipment. The College has excellent facilities which include a top class football pitch and an asphalt basketball /tennis court. There are three well equipped practical areas and all classrooms have broadband internet access points. The College also has a 20 acre farm with livestock.
The College has recently engaged in a counselling programme, which aims to facilitate the emotional needs of the students. Two foreign-language tutors have been engaged to work with a number of international students who have recently enrolled in the College. The College has a proactive role within its community and works closely with the residents’ association to upgrade facilities around its immediate environs. It has also linked in with the local community garden programme where it shares its facilities.
The College has a Five Year Plan, which examines a broad range of strategies designed to enhance the learning experience of the students. It also focuses on school facilities and how they need to develop in the light of the expanding population of the College. This plan can be accessed by contacting the College directly.
The College has a progressive philosophy of education and puts the students at the centre of its learning values. Its approach is holistic with equal emphasis put on developing the student educationally, emotionally and socially.
Our students are encouraged to be outgoing, respectful, caring and concerned with the needs of others. This sense of responsibility is reflected on the school’s code of conduct. We encourage students to participate in extra curricular activities including student exchanges, scholarships to the Gaeltacht and Euro Language College each year, the school trips to Delphi and other educational outings help foster a sense of responsibility while building confidence in the students.
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