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D.E.A.R. Reading Week 14th -18th November

D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything And Read during our annual Reading Week.

All students will be reading their own novel for the 12.35pm class this week during our annual Reading Week. Enjoy the ‘quiet’ time…

In conjunction with Reading Week, there will be the ‘Pleonasm’ competition running across the school – please listen out for the announcements over the PA system.

Reading Week 16 poster

 

Original artwork displayed around the school for Reading Week. This amazing poster is by Gail Elises (5th year).

Parents’ Newsletter October 2016

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Our first Parents’/Guardians’ Newsletter for the 2016/17 school year is now available to download and read.

First year students received a paper copy of the newsletter to bring home to get them started. There is a typo in the expected opening date for our extension in the printed version that has been corrected in the electronic version. Planned completion date is September 2019 (not 2018). Typo also in early closing date for ICT inservice which should read Wednesday 19th October at 11.55 (corrected in electronic version).

We invite all parents/guardians to keep in touch with what is going on in the college and to consider how you can use your skills, talents and resources to assist the work that we do in the education of your sons and daughters.

Click to read the PARENTS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016

News Update 25 November 2015

A lot has been happening in the college since the midterm break. Read on to get an update on curricular and co-curricular activities.

Extension: Great news regarding progress of our extension with Lucan Community College appearing on the capital building programme for 2016. A meeting of key personnel was held in Lucan CC last week and an opening date for the extension and refurbishment of September 2018 is still on the cards. This is a vital time for the extension process and we encourage all interested parties to keep the pressure on to ensure that things move forward in a timely manner. Thanks to parents, Board members and local and public representatives who are working to support the college on this matter.
School Bank: After a very successful opening event with guest speaker Henry Shefflin, the bank continues to attract a large number of customers with prizes and rewards for regular savers.
Basketball: Well done to the girls U19 basketball team who beat Tallaght CS and Ballinteer CS recently with very convincing wins.
Amnesty Team: Our school amnesty group for senior students is busy organising awareness raising events for International Human Rights Day on 10th December. From art and poetry competitions to the Write for Rights campaign, the group are planning many interesting and informative events for our school community.
TY Enterprise: Well done to students Darragh, Erin and Sophie who sold Christmas Decorations in one of our local banks last week as part of their enterprise project. Deck the halls!
Student Council: The student council meet regularly and are currently discussing issues such as broadband speed, canteen and healthy eating, covered bicycle racks and other issues to improve the student experience in the college. New members are always welcome.
Jigsaw Team: A group of senior students are currently working with other students from Colaiste Brid and Moyle Park College to set up a peer mentoring programme in these schools. This team will raise awareness in the schools of the importance of positive mental health and are being trained by Jigsaw facilitators.
TRX Bootcamp: We are continuing to offer TRX bootcamp training to female students on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. Please see your PE teacher if you are interested in this opportunity to get fitter with instructor and past-pupil Mark Lacey.
Reading Week: A very successful reading week saw students (and teachers) dropping everything and reading for one class every day during week of 9th November. A print-rich environment in the home has been shown by research to improve student engagement in the education system so we encourage all parents/guardians to encourage children to read from an early age. The value of the bed-time story is priceless!
Camogie: Congratulations to the Junior Camogie team who enjoyed a resounding victory over Mount Sackville recently. Player of the match was Rhiannon Withero with Caithlin Maguire scoring a crucial goal. Well done girls!

Team Hope: 1st years and TY students gathered shoe boxes stuffed with useful items for the Team Hope appeal.
Parent Teacher Meetings: An excellent attendance of parents ensured that our 5th year parent teacher meeting was a great success. Our 6th year meeting took place on Thursday 26th Nov with our 3rd year meeting planned for Mon 7th December. Meetings run from 4.15-6.45pm.
Rugby: Our senior rugby boy’s team reached the quarter final of the Leinster competition before bowing out gracefully with an excellent team performance. Best on the day were Leon Duff, Daniel Forde, Eric Greene, John McMurray and Cian Thuillier with man of the match going to Shane Dardis.
Enrolment 2017: The Board of Management are delighted with the number of applicants for 2017 and will be writing to applicants shortly to confirm category placements and offers of places.

‘The Poetry of Love’ – Spring Poetry Competition

 

Poetry competition winners

The Poetry of Love – Our English Department Spring competition winners:

1st year:

David Holmes, Hannah Moore, Ryan O’Dowd, Shauna Conway, Louise Chung, Julia Trajdos, Conor Devoy, Kelly Celine Costa, Matt Moriarty, Darragh Gorman, Bozena Gapajeva, Chloe Hand

2nd year

Nikita Marakova, Alex Healy, Gayatrai Sangra, Mark Lombard, Daragh Bacon, Olivia Walsh, Fjoralb Pashaj, Kingsley Okakpu, Carla Delmar, Aine Burke,

TY, 5th & 6th year:

Amy Cassidy, Emily Coleman, Ruairi Nolan, Jordan Cross, Cathriona Murray

Overall junior winner: Alex Healy

Overall senior winner: Ruairi Nolan

Reading Week

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Silence fell around LCC at 12.35 every day during Reading Week while students and teachers discovered the pleasure of immersing yourself in a good book. Good luck to all who entered our Halloween poetry competition and well done to those who received certificates for engaging in the Bookworm Summer reading club. Thanks to our English department and literacy team.

Bookworm Club

selfevaluationPostcards are flooding into the front office from near and far – some wonderfully artistic homemade postcards also. Don’t forget that we want to hear from students, parents, other family members and staff about the latest book that you read.

So drop us a line at Bookworm, Lucan Community College, Esker Drive, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Prizes will be allocated to the most interesting postcards received.