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Incoming TY application forms are now available on school website

Incoming Transition Year students can now access all of their TY forms for next year via the school website.

The forms can be downloaded directly from this post or by clicking on Programmes – Transtion Year – Forms.

Quick links are included below:

AN EXPLANATION OF THE TRANSITION YEAR COURSE

TY application form 2018-2019

TY work experience session 1

TY work experience session 2 2019

IPB Insurance indemnity form for TY Work Experience 2018 (1)

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The winners of our Valentine’s Day short story competition was announced last week.

A huge congratulations to all involved, the judges were blown away by the standard of the stories submitted.

The overall winner of the Valentine’s competition was Anna Capacarrere, 1st Year.

Well done to organisers the LLN committee coordinated by Ms Hickey.

We hope to publish all of the winning stories on our school website over the coming weeks.

Lucan CC Athletes strike gold in Santry

Congratulations to our team of athletes who took to the track this week in Morton Stadium, Santry.

Particular mention must go to two athletes who took gold in their individual disciplines.

Max Carey, 6th year, took the top prize in the Senior Pole Vault and also grabbed a silver medal in the Senior High Jump for good measure.

Aine Burke, 5th year, then powered home in 1st in tricky conditions in the 1500m Steeple Chase.

It was great to see two of our most senior athletes be such great role models for the newer members of the school athletic team.

Well done to all involved and to Ms Conway and Ms Joy for organising the events and to Mr Phelan for accompanying the students on the day.

Class Keller shine in the first year of their Leaving Certificate

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The Leaving Certificate Applied class had their presentation of session one certificates this week.

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This first session for the group was a great success and student really took their opportunity to shine.

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In particular there were terrific grades in the Art task, which were among the highest ever awarded.

The students will now be examined in three more tasks over the coming weeks.

They will also undertake their Oral German exam during the first week of May and will sit their written German paper in June making it a busy time for Class Keller.

Well done to all of the students for their hard work and to all of their teachers for helping them reach achieve.

Mental Health Talk for Parents this Tuesday 24th at 7.30pm

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Our Guidance Department and Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, will host a talk for parents on the key issues impacting on mental health and wellbeing in the college this coming Tuesday, 24th April at 7.30pm.

Jigsaw was established in 2006 and are the only mental health service in the country with an exclusive focus on 12-25 year olds.

We urge parents to attend this event as it will be practical and informative in showing how best to support young people with their mental health.

The talk is a part of Lucan Community College’s Wellbeing week which will feature a host of activities in being active as well as the healthy eating and mental health spaces.

Thank you to Ms McManus for organising this event.

Literacy Quote of the Week: Music Department

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This week’s literacy quote comes from the Music Department. They have chosen a famous proverb as our final literacy quote of this year.

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which is impossible to be silent” ~Victor Hugo

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Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers famous for his novels Les Misérables  and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

 

Lucan CC unveils new school sign

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Lucan Community College unveiled their new school at the end of last week.

The sign is situated on the junction of Esker Drive and the Newcastle Road and should prove very visible on approach for visitors.

We hope that the sign demonstrates the college’s heritage in the community in our 30th anniversary year.

Gaisce hike success for 42 TY students

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42 transition year students participating in their Gaisce bronze award undertook their hike last Thursday and Friday.

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They hiked over 30 kilometres setting out from the beautiful Lough Dan in Glendalough, up over the Wicklow mountains and meeting up with the Wicklow Way walk.

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It was tough terrain to hike especially with recent heavy rainfall and large areas of bog but the students showed great resilience and stuck it out leaving no one behind.

Students had some down time with swimming, archery, tree climbing and finishing off with a camp fire sing song toasting our marshmallows!

A great trip overall. Well done to all involved.

Thanks to Ms Gallagher, Mr Carey and Mr Phelan for accompanying the students on their hike.

TY student take their teachers on a guided tour

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Well done to all TY students who trained to be tour guides  as part of the Glasnevin Cemetery tour guiding course.

They gave an outstanding tour in front of their teachers and peers.

All students received a certificate of participation.

A special mention to Emmet Bellew who will go on to represent the school in a tour of the cemetery on Saturday 28th April.

Best of luck Emmet and a big thanks to Ms Gallagher for organising the event.

Parents Association meeting this Tuesday 17th April

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The Parents Association will hold their next meeting this coming Tuesday, 17th April at 7.30pm in the college.

The Parents Association welcome and encourage all parents of students in the college to attend and get involved.

If any parents have any experience in public relations, media management or corporate social responsibility their input would be greatly valued for this latest meeting.

If you have not managed to attend a meeting yet try to make this Tuesday’s meeting your first!