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An excellent Morning was had by 3rd year Art students who visited the world renowned collections of the Hugh Lane Gallery.
The students had an excellent tour which included the stained glass room, which contains the remarkable and ever popular Harry Clarke piece The Eve of St. Agnes as well as work from other 20th century stained glass artist.
Through the Impressionists painting, the collect of Irish art work from Sean Keating to Francis Bacon
At the far end of these galleries is Francis Bacon’s Studio and gallery.
One of the permanent exhibitions on the ground floor of the new wing is the Sean Scully room which contains paintings presented by the artist in 2006.
Meaning: This proverb tells you to act early or right now in order to be successful. If someone says, “The early bird catches the worm,” he/she means that if you do something early or before anyone else, you will have an advantage and be successful.
Origin: This phrase THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM was first recorded in 1605 in William Camden’s book of proverbs and has remained part of misplaced work ethic ever since.
The School of Irish Archaeology visited Lucan CC this week with their ‘The Big Dig’ experience.
The Big Dig is a replica of a Viking House and excavation site where students get to explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig.
This site was specially constructed on the grounds of the college and it gave our students the chance to experience the life of an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house.
As they dug through the site, our students unearthed Viking treasures and artefacts dating back 1,000 years.
In doing so they learned about the lives of our Viking ancestors as history is brought to life by qualified archaeologists. This educational workshop offered a unique experience that left our students fascinated by our ancient ancestors and eager to learn more.
A big thanks to all the students for their excellent participation, the archaeologists Mark and Frankie from the Irish school of Archaeology for their positive and engaging work with our students, a small and great group of TY students who helped, Parents Association who contributed to its funding and to LCC History department who organised it.
Lucan CC athletics shone in the Phoenix Park for the 2nd annual junior cross country races.
The 14 strong team returned with a number of medals and all athletes had made huge improvements on their times.
A special mention to Dara Donoghue who came in first in the 2nd Year boys 2500m, with Shane Broderick a few seconds behind in fifth place.
Liam Fitzgerald ran a very strong race coming in third in an exceptionally tough race. Clodagh McDonnell and Milly Hughes also came in the top 5 in their races.
A huge achievement also by the girls Junior team who came 3rd in the overall competition.
Enrolment is now open for the 2020/2021 academic school year. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the link below or collected from the college office.
The enrolment policy can also be accessed below by clicking the link.
The final date for application for the 2020/21 school year is 12 noon, Friday 26th October 2018.
Lucan Community College started our German language exchange programme with Gymnasium Münchberg 27 years ago in 1991.
Since then our continued partnership with Gymnasium Münchberg has seen hundreds of Lucan Community College students deepen their understanding of the German language while gaining an appreciation of the German culture and making long lasting friendships that have stood the test of time.
This video, featuring students, parents and teachers from Lucan Community College, explains just why taking part in this language exchange programme has been so integral to the educational experiences of the students involved throughout the years.
We thank the German Language department, Ms Clarke, Ms Williams and the many teachers who have been a part of the German exchange programme over the last quarter of a century. It has been with your dedication and commitment that this rich student-centred programme has been able to flourish.
Less than a quarter of the world speaks English. Learning languages opens doors to the other three-quarters – and a world of hidden opportunities.
Lucan Community College was a sea of smiles as our 2018 Junior Certificate/Cycle students received their results on September 12th.
Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell, Mr Brett and Ms Kirwan were amazed and so proud as the standard of results achieved this year were simply outstanding.
The staff of Lucan Community College joined in congratulating the 142 students who completed their examinations this year as they opened their results in a sun-drenched Memorial Garden.
Particular mention goes to top achiever Faye Murphy with 9As and a distinction (perfect grades in every subject). However the standard of results was outstanding across the range of subjects in the college.
In Home Economics 90% of our students took higher level (compared to 85% nationally) with an amazing 88% of students achieving an A or B grade at this level (compared to 62% nationally). 95% of our Science students opted for the higher level exam (compared to 80% nationally) with half of those students achieving a grade A or B (compared to 38% nationally).
In Maths, 65% of our students took the higher level paper (above the national average of 57%) with 99% of students passing across all levels of the subject (87%).
90% of our history students took higher level with 20% achieving a grade A (both statistics are above the national average). 92% of our students took higher level geography with 40% achieving a grade A or B (again above the national average).
Our Modern Foreign Languages team (French and German) had more than 10% more students taking higher level compared to the national averages in these subjects and ensured that almost every student achieved a pass at their chosen level (0.04% failure rate compared to 13% failure rate nationally).
These statistics represent just some of the ways that students in the college are achieving well over the national average in the state examinations which reflects and rewards the hard work of both students and teachers.
While statistics show the overall success of this year group, we celebrate in particular the individual achievements of students who overcame challenges and setbacks and we appreciate the help and support given to them along the way by parents and staff.
The Lucan Community College Junior Certificate/Cycle class of 2018 can justifiable celebrate three years of hard work and effort.
The students will be issued with their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement later this year which will include details of their final exam grades (following conclusion of the appeals process), results from their English Classroom Base Assessments as well as a profile of student’s involvement in other aspects of school activities.
The JCPA marks the widening of the assessment process to reward achievement across a broader spectrum of student learning.
Particular thanks must go to all of the teachers, parents and support staff who helped to prepare our students for their examinations and who created opportunities in our curricular and extra-curricular programme to engage students in a broad and balanced educational experience.
We welcomed back our sixth year students of history this week as they bidded a final auf wiedersehen to Berlin.
The students had been taking part in a 3 day history tour of the German capital to complement their Leaving Certificate studies, visiting the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall as well as a range of historical and cultural museums.
The group were accompanied and guided throughout by their history teacher, Mr Byrne, and one of our school deputy principals, Mr Purcell.
The 6th year students, accompanied by our guidance department teachers, took the opportunity to explore the many options for further education when they attended the Higher Options conference in the RDS on September 12th.
The students’ feedback on the day was hugely positive, particularly as they approach decision time with their CAO choices over the coming months.
We thank Ms Brooks, Ms O’Gara and Ms McManus for organising this informative day for our 6th year students.