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News Update 8 Feb 2017

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German Exchange

Preparations are well under way for the German leg of this year’s German exchange programme. Ms. Clarke and Ms. Williams will accompany a number of our TY students to Munchberg Gymnasium next week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the programme and a very special welcome is expected for all the Lucan CC representatives. In preparation a video has been compiled and edited by Mark Lombard which includes greetings and inputs from many people who have been involved both directly and indirectly with the programme over the last 25 years. Mark is in TY and will be a member of the travelling party. A wonderful Lectern has been designed and made by Mr Carey, one of our woodwork teachers. To mark the occasion this will be presented to the Principal of the school in the Germany as a gift from Lucan CC. A special function in Germany will be attended by the Irish ambassador to Germany, Mr. Michael Collins. We hope everyone involved has an enjoyable and safe trip.

TY Work experience

Our TY students have returned to school after their two week work experience block. The feedback from employers has been excellent. It is great to hear so many great reports of students who have made such a great impression on employers. It is highly beneficial for our students to get this experience.

LCA Interviews

Well done to class Harrington who have just completed their task interviews. Their examiner was very impressed with their communication skills and ability to apply themselves during their interview.

TY Class O’Farrell on TV

The students of class O’Farrell made their television debuts on RTE 2 on Wednesday. They helped former LCC student Christian Tierney to launch an online competition organised by the environmental protection agency called “The story of my stuff”. The competition requires entrants to make a short video segment which raises awareness about the environmental impact of everyday objects such as water bottles, pencil cases, lunch boxes etc.

DCG

Well done to 5th year DCG students, Cathal Greene, Conal Tuohy, Jake Coleman and Rico Leung who are finalists in the DDLETB 3D design competition.

German Exchange 25th Anniversary Video

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We are delighted to launch the video produced by our German Exchange partners Gymnasium Münchberg to the occasion of the 25th Anniversary  of the German Exchange between our two schools. The video outlines the start of the exchange and the many benefits that have come from the process for staff, families and students. Thanks to everyone who has been involved over the 25 years – students, hosting families and staff. Let’s hope it continues to go from strength to strength! You can access the video here.

Help TY Class Hone to walk ‘The Camino’

Help some of our TY students (Class Hone) win a trip to walk the ‘Camino’ next year.  #competition#EduCamino
Please click on the following link to then click on the photo, like and share in facebook. 
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Amnesty International – World Human Rights Day 10th December 2015 photos

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Extra & Co-curricular reports

Extra and Co-curricular recent events

Badminton – Ms Gallagher & Inion Ni Riain

Under 16 girls badminton made in through to the final of division 4 in the Dublin Schools Badminton League. Their final will be played in the badminton centre in Whitehall, Terenure on 12th March against Loreto Bray.

The under 14 girls also made it to the final and we are waiting to hear who they will meet in the final.  The under 14 boys beat De La Salle Churchtown and they too they will be in the final of division 4.

The under 19 boys did very well also just narrowly missing a place in the final of division 3.

Many students are beginners and there is no junior club in the area to enhance their training so they are doing very well.

 

U-18 Gaelic Football – Mr McGowan

Our U-18 boys Gaelic football team lost out in the quarter finals this week to Terenure College in terrible weather conditions. This team did very well to win their group and to progress to the quarter finals and were unlucky to have to play in storm-force winds.

U-14 Gaelic Football – Mr Carey

The team reached the final in the U-14 competition but were not successful in this case.

Young Scientist

Our 1st year students visited the RDS to see Young Scientist projects and science demonstrations. Thanks to the students for their excellent behaviour and interest in the event and to Ms Healy for organising the day.

Gluais 1st year quiz

Congratulations to our Gluais team who held a very successful 1st year quiz as part of the Christmas celebrations for 1st years. The excitement in the assembly hall was incredible and there was great competition between the teams.

1st year soccer

Congratulations to Mr Nolan’s U-14 boys soccer team who had some excellent wins recently.

Debating

Ms Van Esbeck’s senior debating team secured a draw in the second of their Concern debates with the motion: “The international community are indifferent to Ebola”. Particular thanks to James Carron who stepped onto the team at the last minute and gave a great performance. They also won their most recent debate with a motion: “Scotland should have voted for independence”.

School trips

Final preparations are underway for our German Exchange team who travel to Germany shortly, our TY trip to Paris, our 2nd year trip to Italy and our 2nd and 3rd year trip to Stratford. Bon voyage and Gute Reise!

Trips

The 6th year History students’ visit to Stormont coincided with the funeral of  Rev. Ian Paisley. Students had opportunities to hear a variety of eminent speakers and to interview representatives from various parties about their policies.

Put your Maths Eyes on!

mathseyesCalling all Lucan CC students, parents and staff. As part of our numeracy policy, we are asking everyone to “Put your Maths Eyes on” this summer and share what you see with us. Using the theme of “Summer Maths” we want you to take a photograph associated with the summer holidays which has an element of maths in it. This could be anything from taking a photo of an ice-cream CONE on a sunny day, a beach ball (SPHERE) being used at the beach or a plane/train TIMETABLE used to get you to your holiday destination.

Have a look at the website www.haveyougotmathseyes.com for more ideas.

You can print the photo and drop it into us with your name and class on the back or email it to the school at admin.lucancc@ddletb.ie with your name.

When we gather the photos in September the most imaginative and interesting ones will be displayed on the school website and on a new Lucancc Maths Facebook page and there may even be a prize or two!

French trip

eiffeltowerOur 40 TY students and their teachers had a wonderful time in Paris. The students’ behaviour and co-operation was exemplary. The trip included visits to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, Disneyland Paris, the Louvre and Notre Dame.

Dail trip

The students from 2nd Year class Callan enjoyed their recent trip to Dail Eireann. The trip was organised by their tutor and CSPE teacher, Ms Mellett. The group was given a tour of the building and visited the Dail chamber while proceedings were taking place. They were welcomed by local TD and Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald.

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Mid-term break

We wish all our teachers, parents and students a very enjoyable mid-term break. Our German Exchange group have already arrived in Munchberg and they will return next week. Mr Grimes, the 2nd year tutors and 63 of our 2nd year students are heading to Rome for 4 days during the break. They are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful sites of Rome and will also visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. We hope they have a great trip.

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