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Tús maith, leath na hoibre
Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society.
These sayings are called “idioms” – or proverbs if they are longer.
Our Language Literacy and Numeracy team would like everyone in the college to celebrate these sayings and we will be selecting one each week to promote.
Our first idiom is ‘Tús maith, leath na hoibre’ which means a good start is half the work.
This saying is very appropriate as we all return from our holidays and start our studies again.
Remember, put the effort it now and don’t put off getting started!
Our renowned Adult Education programme is now open for online enrolment for the Autumn term.
The classes begin in September and more details can be found on our website in the quick links section on our home page.
The full Autumn term programme is now available and enrolment will also take place in the college on Tuesday 11th and 18th September from 7pm to 9pm.
Classes commence on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September.
Lucan Community College is delighted with the high standard of results that our students achieved this year. We had 120 Leaving Certificate graduates this year and we wish to congratulate each and every one of them on their achievement today. 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.
We also wish to thank parents/guardians who supported and guided students throughout their second level education and especially during the examination period. The college relies on and appreciates their 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.
Mr Grimes, year head, offered congratulations and best wishes to all of the students and said “I wish the students the best for the future”. Ms McManus was on hand as career guidance counsellor to offer advice to students receiving results.
Principal Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell, Mr Brett and Ms Kirwan offered particular congratulations to top achievers: Alan Murphy, Dylan Wright, Emma Kilroy, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Cathal Greene, Imran Lanambai, Thomas O’Neill and Sinead Courtney. With one third of the students achieving over 400 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.
Ms Birnie said “The class of 2018 were actively involved in college life and achieved in many areas including academic, awareness-raising, artistic, sporting and other endeavours. They made great friends here and looked out for and supported each other. I hope they continue to find happiness and success as they begin the next stage of their journey.”
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 scripts 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.
There is one last chance to collect lost property, including books and uniform, from the school today between 10am and 11am.
Any unclaimed items will be sold by our Parents Association on Thursday afternoon in the college.
Thanks to all the parents and students who collected items in our last lost property blitz in June.
The Geography students in Transition Year undertook their fieldstudy of a marine environment this week in Donabate on what should have been a sunny May day.
The students were amazingly enthusiastic as they battled the unseasonal May weather to record various data that measures whether coastal deposition is occurring along the stretch of North Dublin coastline.
A huge thank you to Ms. Quirke, Ms. Murphy and Ms. Bean and Mr. Morris for organizing the students and the educational trip.
In Lucan Community College we pride ourselves on providing excellent education for the local community of Lucan.
Lucan Community College places all of our students at the centre as active agents in their own education.
Each student’s personal growth is encouraged through the development of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline.
Consistent attendance and excellent punctuality is a vital part of this learning journey, enabling all students to reach their potential and be the best that they can be.
This Strategy for School Attendance aims continues this approach.
The strategy outlines our positive approach to the management of attendance within our school environment to encourage attendance and participation in school.
We appreciate the effort and commitment that all members of our school community put into ensuring that all of our students are at where they learn best – the classroom.
The Leaving Certificate Applied class had their presentation of session one certificates this week.
This first session for the group was a great success and student really took their opportunity to shine.
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.
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.