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We are really excited for our two Transition Year students, Eimear Corry and Amy Lyons, who have been been selected for the Junk Kouture Regional finals on the 5th of March in the Helix.
Everyone in the college is behind Eimear and Amy’s entry as the creative pair have worked so hard on their beautiful, plastic inspired dress.
However, Eimear and Amy require even more support in their push to get through the Dublin Regional Finals.
10% of the result in the Regional Finals will come from public voting.
The voting started on Monday the 18th of February and will end on Friday the 22nd of February.
As a college we would appreciate if everyone could take 1 minute to vote through the link below.
Register and then search to the ‘Dublin Region’ and look up the name of Eimear and Amy’s dress ‘Drowning in plastic’ and click vote.
Lucan Junior Girls footballers are champions again.
It was a great performance from the girls in the Junior Camogie shield final out in Naomh Marnog.
Lucan CC were simply far too strong for Trinity Comprehensive and the match was pretty much over after 10 minutes. Millie Reid, Niamh Roche and Fey Murphy were excellent on the day.
Final score 10-17 to 0-0.
Lucan Community College performed brilliantly at the Badminton Blitz held in Lucan Leisure Centre this week.
The 2nd year team won, 14 games to 6 with some very skillful shots but the 1st year team never gave up and improved with every game played.
Congratulations to our amazing Lucan Community College students who have been chosen as entrants in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Five of our students have been selected to take part in this year’s BT Young Scientist Competition.
This year we have Gabriele Kolesnikovaite and Daniel Kolesnikovas, a sister and brother team, selected for their project entitled “An Investigation of How The Bi-Annual Clock Change Effects The Irish Population”, a very topical project. Transition Year team Cora O’Toole, Faye Murphy and Tara Phelan are working on “Women In Sport: a Study To Investigate and Examine The Most Effective Ways of Keeping Girls Playing Sport Throughout Their Teenage Years” and have already gathered over a thousand response to their online survey for their own topical investigation.
Click the link below to hear Cora, Faye and Tara explain more about their investigation from their stand at the exhibition.
A huge congratulations to these students, and also to their teachers Ms. Healy and Ms. Walsh, for being selected for the Young Scientist Exhibition. Best of luck this week in the RDS. Our Science team will bring all 1st year students to visit the Exhibition this week along with all students who entered projects but were not selected on this occasion.
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.