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Best of luck to Alex Hanley, 5th year, in this weeks Round 1 of the British Maths Olympiad (BMO) which takes place this coming Friday November 30th, 2018
Alex is already a member of the Ireland Mathematics Olympiad Squad and will again represent his country in the Friday’s Maths Olympiad.
Best of luck Alex – we are all behind you.
Over the last few weeks the LLN committee has been running an exciting new word challenge competition.
The results are now in from this literacy and numeracy initiative.
Students were asked to use a code to find a word that equals 100 euro or to find the most expensive word.
The competition was hugely popular amongst each year group and the standard of entries was simply outstanding.
Among the great entries were Ellie Sisk (1st year) who won with her entry of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis which is a type of lung disease. David Wright (2nd year) found the longest word in english which is “Titin” the protein.
Oisín O’Sullivan (5th year) cleverly used the German word for 222,222 which was zweihundertzweiundzwanzigtausendzweihundertzweiundzwanzig. Finally, Dylan Wright scooped the prize for the most ironic of entries with hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia which is the fear of long words.
The €100 Word Winner were:
1st Year – Chris Brady
3rd Year – Robert Pal
4th Year – Joey Fitzgerald
5th Year – Samuel Fay
6th Year – Killian Boylan
Longest Word Winner
1st Year – Ellie Sisk
2nd Year – Emma McGivney
3rd Year – David Wright
5th Year – Oisin O’Sullivan
6th Year – Dylan wright
The school Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Committee have announced the running of an exciting word challenge competition that involves both literacy and numeracy.
Students are asked to use the code to find a word that equals 100 euro or to find the most expensive word.
Teachers have the application forms for the competition in their post boxes.
This campaign may prove of special interest to Maths and English teachers, but equally it can be done within any subject area across the school.
Examples for this could be the biggest, and therefore most expensive, German or French word, or the longest town name in Wales for Geography!
There is a box for completed application forms just outside the Front Office.
Thanks to the LLN committee and Ms Hickey and Ms Byrne for coordinating this initiative.
The winners of our Valentine’s Day short story competition was announced last week.
A huge congratulations to all involved, the judges were blown away by the standard of the stories submitted.
The overall winner of the Valentine’s competition was Anna Capacarrere, 1st Year.
Well done to organisers the LLN committee coordinated by Ms Hickey.
We hope to publish all of the winning stories on our school website over the coming weeks.
Congratulations and commiserations to the Lucan Community College U14 Boys Soccer team who were valiantly defeated in the Quarter Finals of the Dublin League this week.
Lucan CC dominated the first half of the match against Coláiste Éanna and were unlucky not to be in front at half time, having missed a penalty in the opening period.
The second half changed the complexion of the game with Coláiste Éanna scoring with their first attack of the half. Suddenly Lucan CC were chasing the game as time ran out.
However, the game changed again with Lucan scoring in the final minutes of the half to send the game to extra time.
Nothing could separate the sides and with penalties looming both sides attacked to find a winner before the dreaded spot kicks.
Unfortunately time ran out and penalties would decide the outcome.
Lucan CC came agonizingly close but cruelly lost 5-4 to end their hopes of league success in 2018.
However, the future is bright and the management team of Mr O’Connor and Mr Spillane believe great things are possible with this young, exciting Lucan side in the coming years.
Well done to all players, everyone in the college is proud of your efforts this season.
On Wednesday 13th December, the Lucan Community College senior debating team were victorious against Luttrellstown Community College in the league phase of the Concern Debates 2017/2018.
The team included Matthew Graham, Blaithnaid Henry, Rhiannon Withero and was captained by Gayatri Sangra.
The team opposed the motion, ‘Young people today are indifferent to the problems of the Developing World’.
Our team successfully proved that they are a fantastic example of young people who are taking action by tackling some of the most important issues facing the world today.
The team will now take a well deserved break from debating until they face Holy Family Community School on the 18th January 2018.
A big thank you to Ms. Mulhern and congratulations to all involved!
National Science Week took place from 12th to 19th November 2017. Science students engaged in a variety of science focused activities ranging from daily puzzles to quizzes.
Those who designed science posters faced tough competition with a very high standard of posters entered by students. The winners of the first year poster competition were Anna Capcarrere and Stephen Lamb. Joint winners of the second year poster competition were Amy Martin and Yasmin Aminou with their very creative science posters.
The daily puzzles challenged students with some students entering more than one answer to increase their chance of winning a prize.
The winners of the daily science puzzles were as follows:
Monday: Marius Furtig-Rytterager (2nd year)
Tuesday: Megan Flanagan (1st year)
Wednesday: Anna Wanic (1st year)
Thursday: Charlie O’Malley (3rd year)
Friday: Nathan White (2nd year)
Thanks to the Science Department for organising all activities and well done to all students who engaged with Science Week.
Congratulations to Alex Hanley (Transition Year) who has become a national champion after sensationally winning the gold medal for Physics in the IrEUSO national competition held in DCU on Saturday 11th November.
Alex had been selected to compete in the unique competition based on his outstanding Maths and Science Junior Certificate results.
The college also wishes to congratulate Oisín O’Sullivan (5th Year) who was also selected to take part in this prestigious competition based on his own top marks in his Junior Certificate. Oisín can be very proud of his efforts as he competed with students from all over the country.
As gold medal champion, Alex will now participate in training with the other eleven medal winners in physics, chemistry and biology to decide the team of six who will go on to represent Ireland in the 2018 International Science Olympiad.
The EUSO International Science Olympiad will be held between the 28th of April and the 5th of May in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
We wish Alex every success as he now begins his training for what will hopefully be his Ireland debut in Slovenia next April.
Lucan Community College were delighted to place in the top 20 schools in the country for our participation in the national Maths Week 2017 celebrations. Lucan Community College staff and students brought a new level of enthusiasm and energy to Maths Week 2017 and deservedly achieved this national recognition.
Students eagerly participated in maths poster competitions, daily maths puzzles and the new online Mangahigh Ninja Maths Challenge. The maths department also raised the fashion stakes by donning a range of colourful mathematical themed t-shirts, providing a range of inspiring maths events and competitions and generally making maths feel a fun but important part of all our lives.
Also contributing to the Maths Week 2017 fun was Ms Ryan, who involved her 2nd year home economics students in the baking and decorating of an imaginative and varied selection of maths themed goodies. This certainly added to the whole school nature of Maths Week as it drew to a close last Friday.
Almost 250,000 students registered for Maths Week Ireland, with Lucan Community College placing 19th in the country for the Manga High Ninja Maths Challenge. This truly was a remarkable achievement.
Congratulations to all the students who were so enthusiastic with their involvement. Particular mention goes to the 23 students in first and second year who worked so hard they will receive an actual medal from the Mangahigh Ninja Maths organisers.
Congratulations to Teighan Fitzgerald from 3rd year class Hume who won the overall maths puzzle competition. Thank you to Ms Byrne and all the dedicated members of the maths department for their enthusiastic delivery of such a great fun-filled school event.