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We are delighted to have our Christmas edition of our Lucan Community College Newsletter available today.
We hope you enjoy the read and it helps to give you a flavour of the many varied and exciting activities your children get to experience in our care.
A big thank you must go to Ms. Clarke who has performed miracles in bringing all of our news together in time for Christmas.
Thanks for reading – we wish all families and friend of our school community a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year 2018.
We are delighted to have our first parents newsletter of the 2017/2018 academic year available for all parents of the college. As it is their first time to receive one a hard copy of the newsletter will be presented to all first year students today to bring home, so please check schoolbags later today.
The parents newsletter is available here: Parents Newsletter Autumn 2017
The newsletter is also available on the home page of our school website.
We would like to thank all the teachers who contributed to the newsletter and in particular Ms Clarke who pulled it all together so elegantly into the finished article for your enjoyment.
We hope you enjoy the read.
Just in time for the start of the Easter break we have a bumper edition of the Parents’ Newsletter for you to read. You can read it online here or download it and print if your child features in the articles and photographs. We will also have some copies printed out for collecting at the front office if you prepare. Read the newsletter here.
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.
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.
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.
Preparations are well under way for the German leg of this year’s German exchange programme. Ms. Clarke and Ms. Williams will accompany a number of our TY students to Munchberg Gymnasium next week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the programme and a very special welcome is expected for all the Lucan CC representatives. In preparation a video has been compiled and edited by Mark Lombard which includes greetings and inputs from many people who have been involved both directly and indirectly with the programme over the last 25 years. Mark is in TY and will be a member of the travelling party. A wonderful Lectern has been designed and made by Mr Carey, one of our woodwork teachers. To mark the occasion this will be presented to the Principal of the school in the Germany as a gift from Lucan CC. A special function in Germany will be attended by the Irish ambassador to Germany, Mr. Michael Collins. We hope everyone involved has an enjoyable and safe trip.
TY Work experience
Our TY students have returned to school after their two week work experience block. The feedback from employers has been excellent. It is great to hear so many great reports of students who have made such a great impression on employers. It is highly beneficial for our students to get this experience.
Well done to class Harrington who have just completed their task interviews. Their examiner was very impressed with their communication skills and ability to apply themselves during their interview.
TY Class O’Farrell on TV
The students of class O’Farrell made their television debuts on RTE 2 on Wednesday. They helped former LCC student Christian Tierney to launch an online competition organised by the environmental protection agency called “The story of my stuff”. The competition requires entrants to make a short video segment which raises awareness about the environmental impact of everyday objects such as water bottles, pencil cases, lunch boxes etc.
Well done to 5th year DCG students, Cathal Greene, Conal Tuohy, Jake Coleman and Rico Leung who are finalists in the DDLETB 3D design competition.
Click here to access our PARENTS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016
Our latest parent/guardian newsletter is now ready for publication. Read all about our Garden Fete fundraiser, find out what has been happening in each year group and discover the latest extra-curricular successes and events in our April 2016 Newsletter.
Today our school prefect team read out on the PA system the ’1916 Proclamation of Independence’ and raised the new tricolour on the outdoor and new indoor flag poles, presently recently to all schools by President Michael D Higgins.
Caroline Croke of 6th year briefly summarized her great grandfather’s and great granduncle’s role in the GPO who were volunteers during the Easter Rising and Mr Purcell mentioned his great-grand uncle, who was Captain of the Dublin Fire Brigade during the rising. The History Department of Lucan CC are looking for more stories of relatives who fought in or were around Dublin City centre during that period.
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.
We will be distributing the final Parent/Guardian newsletter of this school year to students from today 19 May 2015. It is also available here on our website. Please read and discover the many events and activities that have taken place in the last term. The re-enrolment form for 2015/16 is also attached to the printed newsletter and is available on a separate news item on this webpage. Parent/Guardian newsletter May 2015