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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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Transition Year Graduation 2017

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 Meeting about Lucan CC Extension Plans

extensionPublic 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.

Amnesty Group Sleep Out Raises Awareness about Homelessness Crisis

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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.

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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.

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We are attaching a few pictures of the night.

Yours sincerely,

Naoise, Gemma and Lee on behalf of the LCC Amnesty group

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Please support our Garden Fete Sunday 7 May 11.30-4pm

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Women’s Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

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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.

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Weekly News 29 March 2017

29/3/17

Leaving and Junior Certificate

We wish the very best of luck to all our exam year students who are currently doing part of the state exams. Our leaving cert students are doing their music practicals and oral exams in Irish, French, German, Russian and Italian. Our junior cert students are completing their Home Economics practical exams.

TY German

Our TY German language students enjoyed a great day out this week. Ms Clarke and Ms McKelvey brought their classes to the IFI for a German language film. The students thought this was of great benefit to their studies and their teachers were very impressed with their co-operation throughout the day.

Quote of the week

Well done to all our quote of the week winners. 1st Year: Nathan White, 2nd Year: Daniel Bui, 3rd Year: Matt Moriarty, TY: Monica Balauca, 5th Year: Eoin Gartland. Teacher’s winner: Ms Mellett. This was an event organised by our Literacy, Language and Numeracy team.

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Countdown Competition

David Wright of 2nd Year class Walton, was given special recognition for solving our countdown competition 22 different ways. Senior winner was Cathal Greene of 5th Year, and 2nd Year student David Griffin won the Junior competition. This was an event organised by our Literacy, Language and Numeracy team.

Busy times in LCC

Many students are off-site on educational trips facilitated by their hard-working teachers including the following: TY Spanish trip to the IFI followed by Tapas!, LCVP trips to the library and Chocolate Factory, TY Geography classes trips to the OSI and the beach in December! Senior Art classes visited IMMA recently.

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Many in-school workshops that occur in school compliment the many forms of learning and development of all of our students – Music iPad workshops; 1st, 2nd and TYs all participated in the ‘Childwatch’ internet safety workshops in school; TY CSI workshops; 6th year students are being given the opportunity to listen to visiting speakers form many different colleges and universities during their weekly class of Career Guidance; French Theatre workshops… to name a few.

 

Great news stories regarding Sports in LCC:

Basketball Girls U16 and U19 teams have reached the Dublin Finals which will be held in Inchicore next Wednesday 7th December.

Boys Senior Rugby team are playing Pres Carlow in the Leinster ‘A’ Shield Semifinal next Monday 5th December in Kildare.

U19 and U16 Girls Soccer keep on winning…top of their leagues at present after trips to Kilkenny and North Dublin. Great displays from 1st year boys and girls playing in the Futsol league.

Girls Camogie are two from two so far, beating St Mary’s Glasnevin in a thrilling encounter.

Senior boys soccer, having scored 15 goals in the last 2 games, are looking to run away with the title this year again – through to the knock outs with Daniel Grant as top scorer with 9!

U18 GAA footballers are only just beginning their league campaigns. … more to follow.

 

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