Lucan Community College is delighted with the high standard of results that our students achieved this year. We had 120 Leaving Certificate graduates this year and we wish to congratulate each and every one of them on their achievement today. Many of their teachers were on hand to congratulate students on their achievements and to wish them well in their future endeavours. We were also delighted to hear news that some of students have already secured employment and apprenticeships over the Summer.
We also wish to thank parents/guardians who supported and guided students throughout their second level education and especially during the examination period. The college relies on and appreciates their support and involvement. The college community thanks the students for their contribution to the college during their time here and is confident that the future holds wonderful things in store for them all.
Mr Grimes, year head, offered congratulations and best wishes to all of the students and said “I wish the students the best for the future”. Ms McManus was on hand as career guidance counsellor to offer advice to students receiving results.
Principal Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell, Mr Brett and Ms Kirwan offered particular congratulations to top achievers: Alan Murphy, Dylan Wright, Emma Kilroy, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Cathal Greene, Imran Lanambai, Thomas O’Neill and Sinead Courtney. With one third of the students achieving over 400 points and many more achieving well over the national average, most students should be in a position to receive offers of desired courses in further education.
Ms Birnie said “The class of 2018 were actively involved in college life and achieved in many areas including academic, awareness-raising, artistic, sporting and other endeavours. They made great friends here and looked out for and supported each other. I hope they continue to find happiness and success as they begin the next stage of their journey.”
Many students achieved personal best results and can be proud of their achievements. We remind students who may not have achieved their desired results to engage in the process of viewing scripts and to seek advice from career guidance counsellors and support agencies as there are many paths open to students. We hope that all of our graduates celebrate responsibly and wish them the very best of good luck in the future.