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Gymnastic delight for Laura Brophy at World Championships

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The school wishes to warmly congratulate one of our 3rd year students, Laura Brophy from class Beckett, who represented Ireland over the summer break in Precision Gymnastics. Laura was one of 12 gymnasts from Clondalkin Gymnastics Club selected to represent Team Ireland at the GFL World Championships in July.

Laura flew with the team to Norway where she participated in Precision Gymnastics at the World Championships. The team excelled at this highest of levels and managed to win team silver medal at the prestigious World Championships.

This outstanding silver medal places Laura’s gymnastic team as the highest Irish ranking team ever at the GFL World Championships.

All of the staff and students at Lucan Community College wish to congratulate Laura on this wonderful achievement and we wish her continued success in gymnastics over the coming years.

Extra-curricular activities in Lucan Community College – something for everyone

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Lucan CC’s extensive extra-curricular programme has swung back into full effect with student’s already engaging in a wide range of sports, clubs and activities. The programme here in the college is a hallmark of the quality, rounded education we provide to all of our students.

Our extra-curricular programme represents a broad, balanced and diverse approach which aims to meet the needs of all of our students. We encourage every student to get involved in extra-curricular life as it promotes commitment through participation, honesty, integrity, self-discipline and self-worth.

Amazingly, this year we have managed to extend our already wide range of activities. Students can avail of karate, boys and girls rugby, boys and girls gaelic football, hurling and camogie, badminton, traditional music, tin whistle, golf, Green Schools, badminton, computer coding/scratch club, table tennis and a brand new Film Club.

We also offer a Café Francais, German debating, Irish debating, Seomra na Gaelige, choir, orchestra, basketball and hockey.

In fact we have so much on offer there are too many to mention as the list of extra-curricular options now almost totals 50 separate activities. All free and available to all of our school community.

In an effort to make what we offer more accessible we are also providing a link both on this news page and on our home page of the school website. Students and parents can use the link to find out what day and what teacher is in charge of specific activities.

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We sincerely thank all of our teachers who continue to give up their time to engage students outside of the school curriculum. As a school we place the highest value on the crucial role that extra-curricular activities play in developing our students as young people and appreciate the efforts by teachers that go into providing such a broad and varied programme.

TV3 News cameras capture fantastic Junior Certificate results in Lucan Community College

The TV3 News cameras were in the college to capture some of the excitement and delight of Junior Certificate results day 2017. Students, teachers and support staff were in joyful mood as this year’s Junior Cycle students began opening their results envelopes to celebrate their deserved achievements.

TV3 News cameras capture fantastic Junior Certificate results in Lucan Community College

Diane Birnie (Principal) and Deputy Principals Andrew Purcell and Stephen Brett congratulated Junior Cycle students on their outstanding results this year in the first ever Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle examination. Celebrations began as the 164 students who completed their examinations this year collected their results envelopes with the college justifiably proud of their achievements.

Particular mention goes to top achiever Samuel Doyle with 8As and a distinction in the new Junior Cycle English examination. Alex Hanley, Lucy Reade, Delfin Malaj, Sophie Scanlon, Laura Lakes, Sheik Bah, David Akinwale, Emmet Bellew, Aaron McGrath, Stanko Lazerevic, Gabrielle Kolesnikovaite, Sean Egan and Aisling Kavanagh who were among our top achievers achieving at least 5As.

Principal and former Year Head Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell and Mr Brett joined in congratulating the students who were anxious to contact parents and to thank teachers. In a short assembly, current year head Mr Brett along with tutors reminded students to be proud of their achievements and to build on their results going forward. Students were also advised about celebrating safely this evening with community gardaí on hand to advise about appropriate celebrations.

“While statistics show the overall success of this year group, we celebrate in particular the individual achievements of students who overcame challenges and setbacks and we appreciate the help and support given to them along the way by parents and staff”, Ms Birnie said. “The Lucan Community College Junior Cert/Cycle class of 2017 can justifiably celebrate three years of hard work and effort” Ms Birnie added.

“Well done to all of the teachers, parents and support staff who helped to prepare our students for their examinations and who created opportunities in our curricular and extra-curricular programme to engage students in a broad and balanced educational experience”, Ms Birnie said. “Lucan Community College is extremely proud of this group of students and looks forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future”, she added.

Lucan CC’s Junior Cert students celebrate top marks

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Diane Birnie (Principal) and Deputy Principals Andrew Purcell and Stephen Brett congratulated Junior Cycle students on their outstanding results this year in the first ever Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle examination. Celebrations began as the 164 students who completed their examinations this year collected their results envelopes with the college justifiably proud of their achievements.
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Particular mention goes to top achiever Samuel Doyle with 8As and a distinction in the new Junior Cycle English examination. Alex Hanley, Lucy Reade, Delfin Malaj, Sophie Scanlon, Laura Lakes, Sheik Bah, David Akinwale, Emmet Bellew, Aaron McGrath, Stanko Lazerevic, Gabrielle Kolesnikovaite, Sean Egan and Aisling Kavanagh who were among our top achievers achieving at least 5As.
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Principal and former Year Head Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell and Mr Brett joined in congratulating the students who were anxious to contact parents and to thank teachers. In a short assembly, current year head Mr Brett along with tutors reminded students to be proud of their achievements and to build on their results going forward. These students have already immersed themselves in the Transition Year and Leaving Certificate Applied programmes and are actively engaged in senior cycle learning. Students were also advised about celebrating safely this evening and community gardaí were on hand to advise about appropriate celebrations.
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We are delighted that the number of distinction grades achieved in the new Junior Cycle English course was above national average and commend the work of students and teachers in engaging fully with the new curriculum. In Maths, 75% of our students took the higher level paper, which represents an increase of 10% since last year. 67% of these achieving either an A, B or C grade and 15% securing grade A, again above the national average of 14.1%.
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22% of our Religious Education students achieved an A grade with 92% achieving an A, B or C grade which was well above the national average. In technology 24% of students taking the higher level course achieved an A grade, compared to 7.7% nationally, and in science 23% achieved an A at higher level, against 9% nationally. The results across all of the subjects follow a similar positive trend and teachers were delighted that students achieved so well.
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“While statistics show the overall success of this year group, we celebrate in particular the individual achievements of students who overcame challenges and setbacks and we appreciate the help and support given to them along the way by parents and staff”, Ms Birnie said. “The Lucan Community College Junior Cert/Cycle class of 2017 can justifiably celebrate three years of hard work and effort” Ms Birnie added. The students will be issued with the first ever Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement later this year which will include details of their final exam grades (following conclusion of the appeals process), results from their English Classroom Base Assessments as well as a profile of student’s involvement in other aspects of school activities. The JCPA marks the widening of the assessment process to reward achievement across a broader spectrum of student learning.
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“Well done to all of the teachers, parents and support staff who helped to prepare our students for their examinations and who created opportunities in our curricular and extra-curricular programme to engage students in a broad and balanced educational experience”, Ms Birnie said. “Lucan Community College is extremely proud of this group of students and looks forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future”, she added.
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Junior Certificate Results 2017: Information for parents

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We hope that our Junior Certificate students of 2016/2017 get a good night’s sleep ahead of tomorrow’s exciting results day. Transition Year students must be in class in full uniform tomorrow morning at 9am. They will receive their results after 11am with students from class Keller in 5th year. Class Keller students receiving results please be in school by 11am tomorrow in full uniform.

Upon receiving their results students will be allowed to go home and begin their celebrations with their family and friends.
We expect a media presence tomorrow so we would be grateful if you would discuss this with your child.

First Parents Association meeting of the school year on the 5th September

Lucan Community College’s Parents Association will host their first meeting of the new school year on the 5th September at 7.30pm. The Parents Association would love to use the occasion of this first meeting to welcome new members, whether your children are in the college already or if they are new students to us.

The Parents Association is great way to get involved in school life, get to know other parents and contribute in a voluntary capacity. As always, the College would like to thank the Parents Association for their continued work over the years and look forward to working closely with them again over the coming year.

 

A big welcome to our new incoming first year students and all returning students

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As the summer draws to a close and our students begin their return to school from tomorrow we are delighted to be welcoming all of our new and returning students.

Lucan Community College’s teachers and wider staff would particularly like to wish all of our new first years a big welcome to the school. Just a reminder that First Year induction starts tomorrow (August 28th) at 9.45am. The students will assemble in the Dining Hall where they will meet their new Year Head and Tutors and the induction will be completed by 12.45. We ask that all students bring their Lucan CC Journal and also be in full uniform. Our returning 5th years are to assemble in the Dining Hall tomorrow for 10.35am for their own induction.

We wish all our new students every success as they start this exciting adventure with us. We will be there to support you, and all our of students, on your learning journey.

Lucan CC celebrates outstanding Leaving Certificate results 2017

SONY DSCLucan Community College is delighted with the high standard of results that our students achieved this year. We had one hundred and forty graduates this year, including Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied candidates, and we wish to congratulate each and every one on their achievement today. Teachers were on hand this morning to congratulate students on their achievements and to wish them well in their future endeavours.
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We also wish to thank parents/guardians who were a wonderful support to the students throughout their second level education and especially during the examination period. We have really appreciated their involvement and support. The college also thanks the students for the wonderful mature attitude they brought to their last few weeks in the college and is confident that the future holds wonderful things in store for them all.
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Ms Twyford year head, sent congratulations and best wishes to all of the students. Ms Williams, LCA coordinator was extremely proud of the LCA results this year and Ms Murphy, LCA student support said that these were some of the highest results ever achieved by an LCA class.
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Principal Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell and Mr Brett offered particular congratulations to top achievers: Ilkom Khamdamov, Aoife Greally, Aine Keher, Dean Gahan Connolly, Louise Day, Eoin Hayes, Rory Stapleton, Luke Murphy, Lucy Freeman, Evan Lombard, Emma Donnelly and Hannah Keating. With 10% of the students achieving over 500 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.
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Ms Birnie said “The class of 2017 were a very committed group of students who achieved in many spheres including academic, awareness-raising, artistic, sporting and other endeavours. They are the leaders of the future and I look forward to hearing about their future endeavours as students and entrepreneurs”. She also commended the Leaving Certificate Applied students of class Harrington who as a class achieved 4 distinctions and 9 merits – “an outstanding set of results and particular congratulations to Jordan Tackaberry, Ciara Kavanagh, Rebecca Flanagan and Dylan West who achieved the highest LCA results in the college.

Many other students also achieved personal best results and should 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 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 luck in the future.

Bake Off: SuperValu’s Yeast Cookery School visit for 5th year Home Economic students

Our 5th year Home Economics class were treated to a wonderful baking experience recently in the school by SuperValu Lucan. The lucky students were put through their paces by former Lucan Community College student, David Cox, as part of SuperValu’s Yeast Cookery School. We would like to thank both David and SuperValu for providing us with such a fun yet informative day of baking and for the hardworking Home Economics department for facilitating the experience.

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6th Year Graduation

6th year Graduation Evening and Awards ceremony which took place in our school on Wednesday 24th May 2017. We are very proud of all of our students that graduated that night and have now completed their Leaving Certificate and hopefully will reap their rewards for the tremendous hard work and enthusiasm over the past six years.
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