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We wish Ms Coghlan the very best from all at Lucan Community College as she prepares to take field as a Barbarian in Thomond Park tomorrow, 10th November.
Ms Coghlan has been named in the squad for the first ever women’s Barbarians test side in their 133 year history. The Barbarians will take on the might of Munster Womens Rugby in Limerick today.
This historic event in the evolution of the women’s game will take place before the men’s Barbarians team take on Tonga.
Lucan Community College were delighted to place in the top 20 schools in the country for our participation in the national Maths Week 2017 celebrations. Lucan Community College staff and students brought a new level of enthusiasm and energy to Maths Week 2017 and deservedly achieved this national recognition.
Students eagerly participated in maths poster competitions, daily maths puzzles and the new online Mangahigh Ninja Maths Challenge. The maths department also raised the fashion stakes by donning a range of colourful mathematical themed t-shirts, providing a range of inspiring maths events and competitions and generally making maths feel a fun but important part of all our lives.
Also contributing to the Maths Week 2017 fun was Ms Ryan, who involved her 2nd year home economics students in the baking and decorating of an imaginative and varied selection of maths themed goodies. This certainly added to the whole school nature of Maths Week as it drew to a close last Friday.
Almost 250,000 students registered for Maths Week Ireland, with Lucan Community College placing 19th in the country for the Manga High Ninja Maths Challenge. This truly was a remarkable achievement.
Congratulations to all the students who were so enthusiastic with their involvement. Particular mention goes to the 23 students in first and second year who worked so hard they will receive an actual medal from the Mangahigh Ninja Maths organisers.
Congratulations to Teighan Fitzgerald from 3rd year class Hume who won the overall maths puzzle competition. Thank you to Ms Byrne and all the dedicated members of the maths department for their enthusiastic delivery of such a great fun-filled school event.
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.
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.
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.
Lucan CC’s TY Graduation Evening and Awards ceremony took place in our school on a balmy Tuesday on the 23rd May 2017 with great fanfare. All of the teachers and tutors as well as Year Head Ms. Casey and Coordinator Ms. Williams are immensely proud of our TY students who graduated that night and now move on to their Leaving Certificate studies after the summer break. As a group the Transition Year students involved themselves in so many aspects of the year including not just their curricular studies but a huge number of extra-curricular and charitable events. After all of this fun-filled but rewarding work over the course of the Transition Year we wish the students a well-earned break before they return to us at the end of August.
Public information Meeting re Lucan Community College’s extension and refurbishment plans will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 22nd June in the college. This meeting will outline the Planning Permission Application, display plans for the building and personnel from the Building Team of DDLETB will be available to answer queries. Please confirm your interest in attending by booking a free ticket through Eventbrite so that we can have an idea of numbers.
The students of Lucan Community College’s Amnesty group held their very successful Annual Sleep Out last Friday night. The Sleep Out’s aim was to raise awareness about the ever-increasing homeless crisis in Ireland as homelessness in Dublin has risen 55% since the first time they did the Sleep Out in 2015.They also wanted to highlight the fact that homelessness is a human rights issue. ”The first year we did the sleep out I was shocked by the number of homeless people and I’m disgusted that numbers are continuing to rise each year since” Lucy Freeman.
The Sleep Out started at 7pm Friday evening and ended at 8am the following morning. During the night, the temperature reached lows of 5 degrees and students had to wrap up well to keep warm. ”It’s shocking that people have to live like this in our country” said Naoise, a member of the Amnesty group, ”The government needs to act immediately to address this human rights issue”. They slept in sleeping bags on pieces of cardboard in the school’s court-yard. In the morning they received a simple breakfast of tea and toast, similar to what is given in a homeless hostel. It was an unforgettable experience for all and the students were extra grateful for their bed the following night. ”I’ll never take my home for granted after doing the Sleep Out” said Gemma, a member of the Amnesty group.
Throughout last week, the students collected signatures for a petition that expressed the student’s dismay about the homelessness crisis. ”The government’s lack of empathy towards homeless people is nothing short of inhumane ”said Sarah Walsh,a member of the Amnesty group. They handed out cards and have over 670 signatures so far. These signatures were presented to the Tánaiste, Francis Fitzgerald, when she visited on Friday morning. The Tánaiste also listened to the opinions and questions of the Amnesty group surrounding homelessness and other political and human rights issues facing this country. Later that evening, local Fianna Fáil TD, John Curran, visited the event and listened to the students views on the homeless crisis and answered their questions. They also presented John Curran with a sample of the petition and the number of signatures to bring into the Dáil.
We are attaching a few pictures of the night.
Naoise, Gemma and Lee on behalf of the LCC Amnesty group
Our former pupil Molly Scuffil-McCabe returned to visit our school this week. Molly is currently a contracted rugby player with the IRFU. She began her road to playing international rugby under the guidance of Fiona Coghlan. Of course Fiona is a teacher in our school and was the captain of Ireland’s only grand slam winning team. Molly arrived in the official Rugby world cup vehicle and brought with her the trophy for the tournament. The Women’s rugby world cup will take place in August of this year, in Ireland. Every effort is being made to promote the tournament and the trophy tour certainly caused great excitement in our school, especially for our rugby playing boys and girls.