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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.

Application process for 1st year 2019/20 opens from Thursday 28th September to Friday 27th October at 4.30pm

We will shortly commence the application process for 1st year 2019/20. Please see the enrolment policy and other relevant information here.

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.

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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Booklists and other relevant information now available

We are currently preparing our reports, booklists, calendar and other information for posting. In the meantime you can now access most of this information on our website under the quicklinks for parents section of our home page.

Summer Parent Newsletter

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You can now read the Summer bumper edition of our Parent Newsletter. Catch up on all of the events of our final term and remind yourself of dates and times for events in the final week and during the examinations.

Success in Enterprise Awards 2017

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September 2016 was the introduction of Enterprise to many eager TY students in Lucan CC. Brainstorming, researching on the internet and guest speakers were some ways student came up with ideas for their new business. Students learned about prototypes, market research and business plans as as part of the Enterprise programme.

There were many groups but three groups stood out and all three were selected to represent Lucan CC in the South Dublin Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards 2017.

Company 1: My Experience – this is a company set up by Rhiannon Withero and Kaitlyn Byrne to assist TY students in their search for work experience.
http://myexperience16.wixsite.com/transitionyear/forums

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Company 2 – Bittersweet – this company set up by Bláthnaid Henry and Gayatrai Sangra involves selling their own make up kits and providing a prosthetic make up service. This they described as “Glam and gore and so much more”.

https://bittersweetmakeupkits.jimdo.com/contact/

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Company 3 – SEA – this company set up by Alex O Shaughnessy, Sarah Murphy and Emer Kenny was set up to sell silver handmade jewellery.

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On Wednesday the 8th March all seven girls along with their teachers Mr. Lawless and Ms. Freeman ventured to IT Tallaght for the judging. Great time and effort had been spent by the girls preparing for this and it paid off when the girls set up their displays and showed off the efforts of all their hard work. Each groups stand was visited by two judges and the groups were asked many questions about their business and business plans.

Throughout the year the girls worked extremely hard and put a huge effort into creating and building their business, their business plans and preparation for the judging.

After a busy day and a tense awards ceremony the business “My Experience” run by Rhiannon and Kaitlyn won the prestigious “Most Innovative” award in the Senior Category.

Huge congratulations are due to all three groups for all their hard work throughout the year. Well done girls and continued success to all of you in your bright futures!

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