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Parents Association meeting tonight at 7pm

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The Parents Association will hold their meeting tonight at the slightly earlier time of 7pm.

This is to allow all to be able to make the start of the important Ireland soccer game tonight.

We hope that parents who enjoyed the recent John Lonergan talk may take the opportunity to attend tonight’s meeting.

The Parents Association is a great way to get to know more about the college, the positive role it plays in your son/daughters life and also a great way to connect with other parents.

We hope to see you there.

 

Special Parents Association Meeting on raising teenagers with John Lonergan this Tuesday November 7th

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Lucan Community College’s Parents Association special meeting tomorrow evening will feature John Lonergan, the former Prisoner Governor of Mountjoy for 24 years and current author and motivational speaker, as their guest speaker.

The John Lonergan talk was unfortunately cancelled last month due to Storm Ophelia and we are delighted that we could rearrange this new date with John.

This special Parents Association meeting, focusing on the challenges of raising teenagers, will take place in Lucan Community College on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm. All parents are invited to attend and we are sure there will be massive demand for this exciting event so please come on time to guarantee your seat.

John Lonergan will be speaking about parenting from his own experiences. These experiences had led John to recently publishing a book on the topic; Parenting: Raising Your Child in Ireland Today.

At the Parents Association meeting John Lonergan will also speak about his life, his job as Prisoner Governor in the country’s toughest prison as well as the challenges of parenting in modern Ireland.

If you have not yet attended a Parents Association event, please make this your first meeting as it promises to be both informative and entertaining.

All parents and members of the wider school community are warmly welcomes to this Parents Association event and we hope to see you there on the night.

Clothing donations sought to raise funds

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Lucan Community College Parents Association is seeking clothing donations to raise funds for the college. Clothing donations can be dropped off after 9am to the reception area of the college on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October.

The Parents Association welcomes donations of shoes, handbags, belts and general clothing. However, they ask that no bed linen be included in any donations.

Students can drop off their families clothing donations before 8.55am registration on both days or parents can drop off donations after 9am. Members of the Parents Association will be on hand to collect the items on both days – making it a good opportunity to meet other parents and find out more about the great work the Parents Association does.

We urge all members of our school community to support this great initiative. Hopefully it will give an opportunity to get rid of some wardrobe clutter and raise important funds in the process.

Special Parents Association Meeting with John Lonergan October 16th

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Lucan Community College’s Parents Association are delighted to announce that their next meeting will feature John Lonergan, the former Prisoner Governor of Mountjoy for 24 years and current author and motivational speaker, as their very special guest speaker.

This special Parents Association meeting will take place in the College on Monday October 16th at 7.30pm. All parents and friends of the college are invited to attend and we are sure there will be massive demand for this exciting event.

John Lonergan will be speaking about parenting after recently publishing a book on the topic, Parenting: Raising Your Child in Ireland Today. His philosophy of parenting and practical advise on raising children is likely to be a fascinating talk and sure to be of interest to all parents in our school community.

At the Parents Association John Lonergan will also speak about his life, his job as Prisoner Governor in the country’s toughest prison as well as the aforementioned challenges of parenting in modern Ireland.

If you have not yet attended a Parents Association event, please make this your first meeting as it is not one to be missed. As always, all parents are warmly welcomes to this Parents Association event and we hope to see you there on the night.

We would encourage those attending to make a small donation to the Barnardos children’s charity on the night to support the great work they do with vulnerable children and their families across the country.

Parents Association AGM on Tuesday 3rd October

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Lucan Community College’s Parents Association will host their AGM this coming Tuesday, the 3rd of October, in the college at 7.30pm. The Parents Association welcomes all parents to the AGM, including all parents of our new first years as well as all of the parents of our continuing students.

The most recent meeting in September saw many new parents attend and the Parents Association hope to have even more new faces again at their AGM. If you are considering attending, The Parents Association is great way to get involved in school life, get to know other parents and contribute in a voluntary capacity.

As always, the College would like to thank all of the parents involved with the Parents Association for their continued work over the years.

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

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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Contact List

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

01-6183103

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
Frances.fitzgerald@oir.ie
www.francesfitzgerald.ie

John Curran T.D. – Fiannal Fáil

Email: John.curran@oireachtas.ie
Ph: 01 6183792.
facebook.com/john.curranff
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
0874107
wlavelle@sdublincoco.ie

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

086-3898327
nó ag cmaemcclean@hotmail.com

Cllr. Liona O’Toole Independent

Chair of Lucan/Palmerstown Area Committee, Member of Board of Management, Lucan Community College
lotoole@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
087-2795274.
lionaotoole.com

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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

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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