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Lucan CC student called up to international ice hockey side

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Congratulations to Anna Capcarrere (1st Year, McVerry) who has been selected to represent Team Ireland in South Korea next year.

Anna has been selected for Ireland in the exciting discipline of ice hockey and will represent the nation in the Commemorative Imjin-Pyeongchang Youth Ice Hockey to be held in South Korea in January 2018.

Anna will compete in 10 international games against countries including South Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, Hungary, China and Russia.

We wish Anna the very best of luck as she begins her training for this prestigious tournament.

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.

 

Lucan CC students seal league crown with Westmanstown GAA

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Congratulations to the trio of Lucan Community College student who were part of the Westmanstown GAA under 14s gaelic football team who won their divisional league last weekend.

Westmanstown GAA found themselves in a top of the table play-off against division rivals Man of War. Westmanstown came out on top in this fiercely contested duel, beating Man of War 6-11 to 2-6 to seal the division crown.

The three Lucan Community College students are Daire  McNicholl (2nd year), Reece Lamphiere (2nd year) and Pierce Stanley (1st year).

The Lucan Community College students have been a key part of the winning team having already won at Feile at earlier in the year.
We congratulate them again on this magnificent achievement and wish them every success in their future sporting endeavours.

Lucan CC student crowned national champion for Physics

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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.

Legendary Arts Week takes over the college

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Arts Week took place and took over Lucan Community College for the week before midterm break for 5 successive days.  Arts Week is our chance as a school community to celebrate the visual, dramatic and creative arts.

This academic year coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Lucan Community College and with this milestone occasion our theme for the year is Legacy. Every effort was made to ensure that the theme influenced the proceedings.

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Throughout the week students took part in workshops including Rapping, African Drumming, Animation and Hip Hop Dancing. They also enjoyed a lunchtime disco provided by 6th Year student, Luke Cross.

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On the Wednesday evening, a Variety Show organised by Mr. O’Connor, Mr. Upton and Mr. Coogan, showcased a range of talents from the students of Lucan Community College. The standard of talent was incredible. Well done to all involved!

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This year for Arts Week, the students took part in the creation of a collaborative piece of visual art. Each student created their own miniature self-portrait which will be used to create a mosaic. This is in keeping with the theme of Legacy and will certainly contribute towards each of the students legacy in Lucan Community College. We look forward to its unveiling!

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The finale of Arts Week 2017 took place on Friday the 27th October when staff and students participated in a dress-up day. This years theme was an obvious choice - Legends - in keeping with the theme of Legacy.  Staff and students alike made a fantastic effort with their costumes with some of the ‘Legends’ including; Steve Jobs, Jesus, Kurt Cobain, Santa Claus, Medusa and even the legendary David Attenborough!

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The Arts Week committee of Ms Gallagher, Ms Howley, Ms Mulhern and Ms Suttle, expertly guided by Mr Duffy, would like to thank everyone for their participation in Arts Week. We hope it was an enjoyable week for all.

Lucan CC students attend UNICEF’s digital activism talk at Twitter HQ

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Lucan CC Transition Year students were among 50 select teenagers gathered together to discuss the importance of staying safe online at Twitter’s Dublin HQ. The digital activism event, organised by UNICEF, involved Lucan Community College students discuss ways to stay safe online when using social media.

The students had plenty of opportunity to discuss the numerous challenges and opportunities of growing up in a digital age at the event organised by UNICEF.

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Executive Director of UNICEF Ireland, Peter Power said the digital activism event was about listening to young people as UNICEF “believe they should be given every opportunity to influence their own futures.”

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Sinead McSweeney, Managing Director of Twitter Ireland, said Twitter was “committed to helping students engage with an increasingly diverse online environment, while empowering them to use digital platforms when they feel compelled to speak out on issues they’re passionate about”.

A big thank you to the Transition Year students who actively engaged in the event and also to Ms McCarthy for organising the trip.

Good luck to Ms Coghlan on her Barbarians debut

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We wish Ms Coghlan the very best from all at Lucan Community College as she prepares to take field as a Barbarian in Thomond Park tomorrow, 10th November.

Ms Coghlan has been named in the squad for the first ever women’s Barbarians test side in their 133 year history. The Barbarians will take on the might of Munster Womens Rugby in Limerick today.

This historic event in the evolution of the women’s game will take place before the men’s Barbarians team take on Tonga.

 

 

 

LCC student grabs bronze in Leinster Combined Events Championships

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Congratulations to Max Carey (6th years, class Walker) who recently took part in the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Combined Events Championships in Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Max performed brilliantly on the day, finishing amongst the medals in 3rd overall in the Boys Intermediate competition.

This amazing achievement qualified Max for the National Combined Events Finals in the Athlone Institute of Technology on Saturday 28th October.

Max again performed brilliantly again in the national finals, finishing with a total score of 2732 after all five events.

The indoor combined events are a multi discipline competition featuring track disciplines of sprinting (Hurdles and 200m) and middle distance (800m) running as well as field disciplines of both throwing (Shot Putt) and the Long Jump.

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.

Lucan CC goes maths mental for maths week 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.