Excitement filled the air in Lucan Community College on Tuesday morning as graduates of the college gathered to receive their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied results. Principal Diane Birnie said that the results were of a very high standard with 14% of the students achieving over 500 points and 40% of students receiving over 400 points. Our Leaving Certificate Applied class received an amazing set of results with 90% of our students receiving either a distinction or merit. Many students celebrated amazing results in specific subjects and teachers and parents joined the celebrations throughout the morning. “The class of 2019 stood out for their support for each other and their strength of character. It is wonderful to see our graduates rightly proud of their academic achievements also”, said Diane Birnie.
The college had 9 students taking the LCA exams and 117 were listed for LC exams. 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.
Parents, guardians, families and friends supported and guided students throughout their second level education and especially during the examination period and the college relies on and appreciates this 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.
Ms Casey, year head, offered congratulations and best wishes to all of the students and said “I am so proud of them all and I hope they follow their dreams and reap the benefit of their hard work. Remember too that there are plenty of roads to reach the top of the mountain. I will miss them all”. Ms O’Gara was on hand as career guidance counsellor to offer advice to students receiving results and will offer advice again when the CAO offers are published.
Principal Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell, Mr Brett and Ms Kirwan offered particular congratulations to top Leaving Certificate achievers this year including: Rian Porter, Oisín O’Sullivan, Petra O’Connor, Darragh Bacon, Beatrice Black, Kaitlin Byrne, Luke Neville, David Donnelly, Aoife Mahon and Alex Healy. Other top-achievers include Gayatri Sangra, Kevin Wang, Michael Carron, Olivia Walsh, Isabell Houlihan, Sasha Guha-McMahon, Patrick Quinn, Oisín Forde, Lucy Varney and Emer Kenny. Our top achieving LCA students were Hollie Erskine, Reme Onolememen, Chantal Howe, Joshua Foley and Cammie Chung and who all achieved distinctions.
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 and/or appealing scripts through the Candidate Online Self Service Portal 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.
Lucan CC will hold their first uniform and book sale of the summer tomorrow, Thursday 27th June. The uniform and book sale event will run from 2pm to 4pm in our college gym.
Our book suppliers, The Book Haven, and our uniform suppliers, The Schoolwear House, will be set up ready to take orders for the coming academic year 2019/2020.
We look forward to seeing you there.
On April 30th the Lucan Community College senior girls soccer team booked their place in the Leinster Division 1 finals and LCC folklore. This was the first time a senior girls soccer team has reached the final stage in over 25 years. No matter what happened next, they were history makers. It was a long wait until the final which was played on Monday, May 20th. The venue was Wayside Celtic in Kilternan, the opposition Gorey Community School, the largest school in Ireland.
Unfortunately for Lucan Community College they did not come out on top the day losing 2-1 to a strong Gorey side. After going 2-0 down in the first half the LCC girls pulled a goal back in the second through Katie O’Connor expertly assisted by captain Nicole Smyth. Regardless of the loss, it has been an extremely successful season for the college playing 7 games, scoring 28 goals and conceding 6.
Well done to their dedicated coaching team of Mr Morris and Ms Dowling for their enthusiasm and dilligent coaching throughout the year.
Well done to our Transition Year student,Tara Phelan, who was crowned Badminton champion last weekend. Tara achieved this fantastic result in the Badminton Ireland FZ Forza All Ireland Graded Finals. The event took place at the National Indoor Arena and Tara had qualified earlier in the year for both the Grade E Ladies Doubles Final and the Grade F Ladies Doubles Final.
Tara and each of her doubles partners put in very strong performances to take both matches in straight sets and win the National Titles. All of us here in Lucan Community College are immensely proud of Tara as she continues to map out an impressive sporting career.
Huge congratulations to our Senior Boys Gaelic Footballers who were crowned Dublin champions in a thrilling final last week. The team, led by man of the match Alan Griffin, were heroic in the pursuit of a first Senior Championship since 2007. Moyle Park were worthy opponents and pushed Lucan CC all the way, with the game eventually decided by 6 points in extra time. Thank you to their mentors, Mr Carey and Mr Coogan, for their continued dedication to the team throughout this year. Lucan CC Abu!
Lucan Community College student Alex Hanley, has achieved 4th place on the Roll of Honour in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad and now qualifies to compete for Ireland in the International Maths Olympiad in July.
The International Maths Olympiad is the world’s most prestigious maths competition for school students, and many leading mathematicians are past participants. The competition will take place over two days in Bath, UK in July. It involves tackling very difficult mathematical questions which require ingenuity to solve.
Alex, a current 5th year student in Lucan Community College, will join a team of five other secondary school students from Ireland who will compete on the world stage in this exciting competition.
On Poetry Ireland Day earlier this month, the LLN carried out a poll on both students and staff on their favourite poems.
It appears our very own Seamus Heaney is the most popular poet with both students and staff.
The students’ favourite Heaney poems are: Blackberry Picking;
When All The Others Were Away At Mass; Mid-term Break and
The Early Purges.
The teachers’ favourite Heaney poems are: Postscript, The Tollund Man, Requiem for the Croppies, When All the Others Were Away At Mass and Anything Can Happen.
Favourites with the students are:
The Lake Isle of Innisfree WB Yeats
Daffodils William Wordsworth
Timothy Winters Charles Causley
Tich Miller Wendy Cope
The Road Not Taken Robert Frost
Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen
Favourites with the teachers are:
In Flanders Fields John McCrae
The Wayfarer Patrick Henry Pearse
On Raglan Road Patrick Kavanagh
Begin Brendan Kennelly
I See You Dancing, Father Brendan Kennelly
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death WB Yeats
No Second Troy WB Yeats
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven WB Yeats
Ulysses Alfred Tennyson
Inniskeen Road: July Evening Patrick Kavanagh
Fern Hill Dylan Thomas
Little Red Cap Carol Ann Duffy
Take time out to read some of these beautiful poems. The LLN & the English Department at LCC will always continue to foster a love for Poetry with the students, both in the reading and writing of poetry.
“Words, words were truly alive on the tongue, in the head
Warm, beating, frantic, winged; music and blood
But then I was young.”
From “Little Red Cap” by Carol Ann Duffy
Lucan Community College hosted their annual Sports Day today and what day it was.
Massive congratulations to all students on a very successful day.
Each student gave their all and they can be rightly proud of their efforts for both themselves and their classes.
A big thank you to all the teacher helpers today who ran each event superbly and to our TY students for ably assisting.
Finally, a huge high 5 to our amazing PE department for putting on such a brilliant event for our students where each and everyone gets a chance to really enjoy taking part in physical activity.