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Parents’ Newsletter April 2017 edition

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.

Lucan CC Extension gets the go ahead


We have just been advised that the Department of Education and Skills review of Stage 2A is now complete. Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board will shortly receive written notification that we can now proceed to Stage 2B. The design team will then begin the Stage 2B work which has as its stated objectives to:

  • Obtain all statutory approvals
  • Ensure that the project is fully designed and detailed before going to tender and that all the information necessary to complete the construction is included in the Tender Documents. This includes:
    • Preparation of detailed design drawings and specifications for the design within the agreed project budget, incorporating any conditions arising from statutory approval, to enable the preparation of a Bill of Quantities (or other agreed tender documentation) based on full and complete design.
    • Preparation of the Bill of Quantities (or other agreed tender documentation) and all other tender documentation required. (See also DTP2012 – Preparation of Tender Documents)
  • Prepare an accurate pre-tender cost estimate not more than 1 month before the issue of request for tenders.

As a community we are absolutely delighted with the news that our much needed extension has moved ahead to the next stage of planning. This represents a huge step forward for Lucan Community College, our students, teachers and parents in getting a school building to match the quality of our teaching and learning. We want to acknowledge the huge effort made by our pupils with their petition and also our Board members, parents and teachers with their individual letters to the Minister for Education and local representatives in getting the extension back on track. We also acknowledge the ongoing work of the DDLETB building team who are managing this process. We sincerely hope it now moves ahead at speed without any further delays.

We need your support now – Delay in Lucan CC extension and refurbishment



As all members of our school community will be aware we have been awaiting the provision of a school extension and refurbishment for over ten years. We now need your support to move the school extension process forward. It appears that it is now delayed in the DES building unit awaiting approval to proceed to Stage 2B. So how can you help? Please print, address, sign and forward copies of the letters below through any means possible (mail, email, social media) and encourage other people to send them to as many people as possible on the contact list below and to anyone else who may be able to offer representation on our behalf. This is a really crucial time in the school extension process and everyone’s support is much needed at this time.

Letter from current members of our school community
Letter from future members of our school community
Contact List




Contact List

Minister Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills. Fine Gael


E-mail: richard_bruton@education.gov.ie

Minister’s Department email:minister@education.gov.ie

Marlborough St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RC96

Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality. Fine Gael

457 7712

John Curran T.D. – Fiannal Fáil

Email: John.curran@oireachtas.ie
Ph: 01 6183792.
Twitter: @curranjohna

Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816
Email – gino.kenny@oir.ie

Cllr. William Lavelle – Fine Gael

Fine Gael Leader on SDCC, Chairman of SDCC Planning & Transport Committee, Chairperson of Board of Management, Lucan Community College
36 St. Andrews Drive, Lucan

Cllr. Vicki Casserly – Fine Gael

Peace Commissioner
Tel: 0858317982
Email: vickicasserlyfg@gmail.com
Twitter: @vickicasserly
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vickicasserlyLucan

Cllr. Ed O’Brien – Fianna Fáil

Constituency Office 9/10 The Village Centre, Lucan.
Ph: 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Email: eobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
Deputy Leader Fianna Fáil Group on South Dublin County Council.

Cllr Paul Gogarty – Independent Community Alliance

Not just at election time
Tel: 087-2752489.
Email: info@paulgogarty.com

Cllr. Danny O’Brien – Sinn Fein

Ph: 086 857 0828
Email: dannyobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
Member of the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC.

Caitríona McClean Rúnaí Connolly Sarsfield Cumann Fianna Fáil Lucan

nó ag cmaemcclean@hotmail.com

Cllr. Liona O’Toole Independent

Chair of Lucan/Palmerstown Area Committee, Member of Board of Management, Lucan Community College


Plans for our Extension

Our new building will include:

  • New student entrances
  • Full sized PE hall capable of facilitating two class groups at once with fitness suite above
  • Two new Art rooms with built in kiln for pottery
  • New Science rooms
  • Dedicated Library
  • New computer rooms
  • Dedicated Special Needs Unit (most probably for students on Autistic Spectrum)
  • Refurbished and new T4 rooms including: technology, technical graphics/DCG, metalwork/engineering and woodwork/construction studies
  • Improved use of courtyard space
  • Larger canteen facilities

Parents’ Newsletter October 2016


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.


Garden Fete this Saturday 12 – 4.30pm – All Welcome

Garden Fete Fundraiser Saturday 23th April 12-4.30pm. Free Entry.
Book Stalls, Clothes Stalls, Bric-a-brac, Food stalls, Local business stalls, Music.
Cookery demonstrations by local Food Hero Robert Curley 1pm and 3pm (€10 per ticket)
All Welcome!

Fundraising Summer Fête – April 2016

Dear Parents/guardians,

Lucan Community College Parents’ Association are planning a major fundraising event in April to raise much needed funds for the school. A planned extension due for completion will require much investment by the school.

It is planned to hold a fête in April with food vendors, craft stalls, tombola, children’s entertainment, summer bedding plants, flower baskets etc.

We also hope to have a cookery demonstration by a celebrity chef who is also a past-pupil. Tickets will be limited and available for presale on our Facebook page, Parent’s Association – Lucan Community College – so book early!

We are asking parents to help us by advising us of their interest in attending and also, more importantly, if anyone can offer their services and expertise to help in the running and organisation of this major event.

We are looking for help with the running of this event in the following areas:-
• Running a stall
• Selling raffle tickets
• Baking cakes, traybakes, etc
• Help running coffee/tea area
• Helping in the organisation of this event in any other way.

If you have any contacts who would be willing to sponsor the event we would love to hear from you.

If you have a particular skill set that would be useful in either organisation or, indeed, if you would like to run a stall yourself, please contact us at lccparentsassoc@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you a.s.a.p. so please contact us by this Thursday 11th Feb.

Please get involved, it’s a great way of getting to know fellow parents and members of the school community. The Parent’s Association meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm, come along and see what goes on.

Yours faithfully

Sandra Coleman
Vice Chairperson

Parents Association Bingo Fundraiser

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An enjoyable evening was had by all who turned out to support the Parents Association bingo fundraiser last week. Particular thanks to Charlie and the Lord Lucan who hosted the evening and to all of the local businesses who supported our efforts to raise much needed funds for the college (see full list of sponsors below). Thanks to parents and all who gave their generous support on the night and to our energetic Parents Association who organised it so successfully.

Lucan Community College Parents’ Association
List of Contributors to Bingo Fundraiser:

Spar, Finnstown: Wine and Chocolates

Finnstown Pharmacy: Toiletries Hamper

China House:  Meal Voucher

Adrian Dunne Pharmacy:  Beauty Products

Lucan Credit Union: €250 cash

Tom Barrett Shoes: School Bag

JJ Young Butchers: Voucher

Tesco:  Sweets

The Gem Jewellers: Jewellery

4 Season Florists: Vase

Dunnes Stores: Voucher

O’Briens Sandwich: Voucher

McDonalds: Voucher

Lisa Baker: Handbag

Peter Marks: Hair Care Gift Set

SuperDome: Bowling for 6 people

Yummy Noodle: Voucher

Finnstown Golf Society:   €100

Gillian’s Beauty:  Voucher

Ms Captain Clothing:   Voucher

New Look Hairdressers: Voucher

Deirdre Lawless Hairdresser:  Voucher

Paddy’s Barbers:   Voucher

Femme Fatale:  Facial Voucher

Corkscrew Wine Shop:   2 Bottles Wine

Cartridge Expert:   Voucher

Penny Hill:    2 Steak Dinners

Keadeen Hotel: Overnight stay for 2

Stagg Cycles:  2 sets Safety Lights

D.I.D.:  George Foreman Grill & Blender

Lucan Golf Club: Round of Golf

LeisurePlex:   4 bowling vouchers and €160 party voucher

Keith Kenny Lucan Golf Club: Dinner Voucher

Ivana Beauty Clinic:    Voucher

Various Parents:  Tins of Sweets, Minerals, D.V.D.s

Grace Lombard:  2 Bottles Hennessey, candle

Collins Butchers:  Voucher

Carroll’s Gastro Pub:    Voucher

Ball Alley Pub:  Whiskey

Karoke Ireland :  €75 voucher

Centra:     box choc

Supervalu:  3 bottles wine

Collins Butchers:  Voucher

Ivana beauty:  3 vouchers

Trend photography: €50 voucher

Carroll Pub:  Voucher

Lord Lucan: Venue, refreshments and €100 prize money

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Parent Association Fundraiser – Bingo Night – Lord Lucan – Thurs 3rd December – Please support


Parents Association Bingo Night taking place on Thursday 3rd December from 8pm at the Lord Lucan.

See: Parents Association Facebook page

We are looking for donations of items to make up into hampers etc.We will take unwanted new items such as toiletries,candles etc.
Please leave them into the front office on or before Tuesday. On the bingo night a book of tickets costs €10 and there will be spot prizes and a raffle. This will also be a great opportunity to meet with other parents. Please support our efforts to provide much needed funds for the college.

Leaving Cert Graduation ceremony 2015

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A fantastic graduation ceremony was had by all 6th year students, their guests, tutors, teachers, staff of LCC and year head Mr David Byrne on Wednesday 20th May. Thanks to all who helped make this event a huge success and a fitting farewell to these lovely, mature and responsible 125 students. 6th year student of the Year was awarded to Jenny Bowler with Jane Doran receiving the Gannon Shield for the Overall Student of the College for this year.

6th year Student of the Year - Jenny Bowler

6th year Student of the Year – Jenny Bowler

Gannon Shield award winner  - Overall Student of the College -Jane Doran

Gannon Shield award winner – Overall Student of the College -Jane Doran

Home Economics awards

Tusla 100% attendance in 6 years award

Tusla 100% attendance in 6 years award

Music Award


Camogie Awards

Tusla 100% attendance in 6 years award

Tusla 100% attendance in 6 years award

Ms Birnie, Alex Robinson and Conor Donaghy - School Principal and Captains

Ms Birnie, Alex Robinson and Conor Donaghy – School Principal and Captains

























GAA footballer of the Year - Jack O'Toole

French Award English Award Maths Award