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German students experience cinematic treat

 

german tripIt has been an exciting week for our language department and their students with an educational cinema trip taking place.

 

The college’s first year German students attended the film “Die Wilden Kerle 6. Die Legende lebt” on Wednesday the 22nd of November in the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar as part of the new Junior Cycle modern languages course.

 

Despite the miserable weather that day all students made it to the cinema on time with their German Teachers and Year Head. The student enjoyed the film so much all gave a massive round of applause at the end to show their appreciation.

 

The next exciting event will see the first year French students attend their own film on the 20th of December. This event had to be rearranged due to technical difficulties in the Irish Film Institute.

 

Thanks to Ms Cormac, Inion Ni Bhriain, Ms Clarke and Ms Twyford for organizing and supervising the event.

Lucan CC student called up to international ice hockey side

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Congratulations to Anna Capcarrere (1st Year, McVerry) who has been selected to represent Team Ireland in South Korea next year.

Anna has been selected for Ireland in the exciting discipline of ice hockey and will represent the nation in the Commemorative Imjin-Pyeongchang Youth Ice Hockey to be held in South Korea in January 2018.

Anna will compete in 10 international games against countries including South Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, Hungary, China and Russia.

We wish Anna the very best of luck as she begins her training for this prestigious tournament.

Parents Association meeting tonight at 7pm

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The Parents Association will hold their meeting tonight at the slightly earlier time of 7pm.

This is to allow all to be able to make the start of the important Ireland soccer game tonight.

We hope that parents who enjoyed the recent John Lonergan talk may take the opportunity to attend tonight’s meeting.

The Parents Association is a great way to get to know more about the college, the positive role it plays in your son/daughters life and also a great way to connect with other parents.

We hope to see you there.

 

Lucan CC students seal league crown with Westmanstown GAA

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Congratulations to the trio of Lucan Community College student who were part of the Westmanstown GAA under 14s gaelic football team who won their divisional league last weekend.

Westmanstown GAA found themselves in a top of the table play-off against division rivals Man of War. Westmanstown came out on top in this fiercely contested duel, beating Man of War 6-11 to 2-6 to seal the division crown.

The three Lucan Community College students are Daire  McNicholl (2nd year), Reece Lamphiere (2nd year) and Pierce Stanley (1st year).

The Lucan Community College students have been a key part of the winning team having already won at Feile at earlier in the year.
We congratulate them again on this magnificent achievement and wish them every success in their future sporting endeavours.

Lucan CC student crowned national champion for Physics

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Congratulations to Alex Hanley (Transition Year) who has become a national champion after sensationally winning the gold medal for Physics in the IrEUSO national competition held in DCU on Saturday 11th November.

Alex had been selected to compete in the unique competition based on his outstanding Maths and Science Junior Certificate results.

The college also wishes to congratulate Oisín O’Sullivan (5th Year) who was also selected to take part in this prestigious competition based on his own top marks in his Junior Certificate. Oisín can be very proud of his efforts as he competed with students from all over the country.

As gold medal champion, Alex will now participate in training with the other eleven medal winners in physics, chemistry and biology to decide the team of six who will go on to represent Ireland in the 2018 International Science Olympiad.

The EUSO International Science Olympiad will be held between the 28th of April and the 5th of May in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

We wish Alex every success as he now begins his training for what will hopefully be his Ireland debut in Slovenia next April.

Legendary Arts Week takes over the college

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Arts Week took place and took over Lucan Community College for the week before midterm break for 5 successive days.  Arts Week is our chance as a school community to celebrate the visual, dramatic and creative arts.

This academic year coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Lucan Community College and with this milestone occasion our theme for the year is Legacy. Every effort was made to ensure that the theme influenced the proceedings.

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Throughout the week students took part in workshops including Rapping, African Drumming, Animation and Hip Hop Dancing. They also enjoyed a lunchtime disco provided by 6th Year student, Luke Cross.

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On the Wednesday evening, a Variety Show organised by Mr. O’Connor, Mr. Upton and Mr. Coogan, showcased a range of talents from the students of Lucan Community College. The standard of talent was incredible. Well done to all involved!

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This year for Arts Week, the students took part in the creation of a collaborative piece of visual art. Each student created their own miniature self-portrait which will be used to create a mosaic. This is in keeping with the theme of Legacy and will certainly contribute towards each of the students legacy in Lucan Community College. We look forward to its unveiling!

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The finale of Arts Week 2017 took place on Friday the 27th October when staff and students participated in a dress-up day. This years theme was an obvious choice - Legends - in keeping with the theme of Legacy.  Staff and students alike made a fantastic effort with their costumes with some of the ‘Legends’ including; Steve Jobs, Jesus, Kurt Cobain, Santa Claus, Medusa and even the legendary David Attenborough!

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The Arts Week committee of Ms Gallagher, Ms Howley, Ms Mulhern and Ms Suttle, expertly guided by Mr Duffy, would like to thank everyone for their participation in Arts Week. We hope it was an enjoyable week for all.

Lucan CC students attend UNICEF’s digital activism talk at Twitter HQ

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Lucan CC Transition Year students were among 50 select teenagers gathered together to discuss the importance of staying safe online at Twitter’s Dublin HQ. The digital activism event, organised by UNICEF, involved Lucan Community College students discuss ways to stay safe online when using social media.

The students had plenty of opportunity to discuss the numerous challenges and opportunities of growing up in a digital age at the event organised by UNICEF.

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Executive Director of UNICEF Ireland, Peter Power said the digital activism event was about listening to young people as UNICEF “believe they should be given every opportunity to influence their own futures.”

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Sinead McSweeney, Managing Director of Twitter Ireland, said Twitter was “committed to helping students engage with an increasingly diverse online environment, while empowering them to use digital platforms when they feel compelled to speak out on issues they’re passionate about”.

A big thank you to the Transition Year students who actively engaged in the event and also to Ms McCarthy for organising the trip.

Good luck to Ms Coghlan on her Barbarians debut

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We wish Ms Coghlan the very best from all at Lucan Community College as she prepares to take field as a Barbarian in Thomond Park tomorrow, 10th November.

Ms Coghlan has been named in the squad for the first ever women’s Barbarians test side in their 133 year history. The Barbarians will take on the might of Munster Womens Rugby in Limerick today.

This historic event in the evolution of the women’s game will take place before the men’s Barbarians team take on Tonga.

 

 

 

Lucan CC student finishes 2nd in UK Rubik’s Cube Championships

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Congratulations to Ciarán Beahan (6th Year, class Holland) who came second overall in the 2017 UK Rubik’s Cube Championships.  Ciarán took the silver medal at the event held over the midterm break in Stevenage, Bedfordshire.

Over the past few years Ciarán has competed at the highest levels with the Rubik’s Cube and has been crowned Irish national champion for the past three successive years.

He also competed at the World and European Championships, finishing an incredible 27th and 17th place respectively .

Ciarán’s overall record with the Rubik’s Cube is particularly impressive. He has amassed 54 gold medals, 35 silver medals and 28 bronze medals over the last few years.

The entire school community wishes Ciarán continued success this year as he juggles his studies for his Leaving Certificate with his talent at the Rubik’s Cube.

 

 

LCC student grabs bronze in Leinster Combined Events Championships

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Congratulations to Max Carey (6th years, class Walker) who recently took part in the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Combined Events Championships in Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Max performed brilliantly on the day, finishing amongst the medals in 3rd overall in the Boys Intermediate competition.

This amazing achievement qualified Max for the National Combined Events Finals in the Athlone Institute of Technology on Saturday 28th October.

Max again performed brilliantly again in the national finals, finishing with a total score of 2732 after all five events.

The indoor combined events are a multi discipline competition featuring track disciplines of sprinting (Hurdles and 200m) and middle distance (800m) running as well as field disciplines of both throwing (Shot Putt) and the Long Jump.