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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:
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.
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.
Minister Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills. Fine Gael
Minister’s Department email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlborough St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RC96
Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality. Fine Gael
John Curran T.D. – Fiannal Fáil
Ph: 01 6183792.
Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit
Email – email@example.com
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
Cllr. Ed O’Brien – Fianna Fáil
Constituency Office 9/10 The Village Centre, Lucan.
Ph: 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Deputy Leader Fianna Fáil Group on South Dublin County Council.
Cllr Paul Gogarty – Independent Community Alliance
Not just at election time
Cllr. Danny O’Brien – Sinn Fein
Ph: 086 857 0828
Member of the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC.
Caitríona McClean Rúnaí Connolly Sarsfield Cumann Fianna Fáil Lucan
nó ag firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 email@example.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.
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
The Gem Jewellers: Jewellery
4 Season Florists: Vase
Dunnes Stores: Voucher
O’Briens Sandwich: 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
Parents Association Bingo Night taking place on Thursday 3rd December from 8pm at the Lord Lucan.
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.
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.