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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Open Evening

Plans are underway for our Open Night on Thursday 9th October at 7pm. Prospective students in 5th/6th class primary and their parents are welcome. Application forms for 2016 entrants are now available from the college office. Deadline for return: 24th October 2014.

Adult Education classes

Night classes kicked off this week with a range of topics from dog-training to Pilates. Further information available from the college.

German exchange

Our 23rd German exchange came to a teary end on Friday 19th Sept with our 23 visitors from Gymnasium Münchberg heading home after an action-packed fortnight. Thanks to families who hosted our visitors and to all staff to arranged and assisted with the exchange. Return trip takes place in February.

Events

We welcome Johnny McCaffrey who is running a coaching course with TY students.

3rd years had a study workshop this week with a parent and student information evening to follow to help students to get the most out of their Junior Certificate year.

1st year parents had an information evening recently and gathered details on homework policy and literacy initiative.

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.

Debs Ball

The class of 2014 had their debs in the Red Cow Hotel on Friday 12th September and it was a wonderful occasion. Thanks to our Parents’ Association who organise this event annually. Wishing all of our graduates well on the next stage of life’s journey.

Lucan Community College Junior Certificate Results 2014

jc2014_1 jc2014_2Diane Birnie (Principal) and Andrew Purcell (Deputy Principal) said that they are thrilled with the excellent standard of results that students achieved this year in the Junior Certificate with 15% of students achieving 4 A’s or more at higher level.

Particular mention goes to Aoife Greally who achieved 9As in higher level subjects and also to Catherine Carron, Laura Flynn, Evan Lombard, Luke Murphy, Dean Gahan-Connolly, Sarah Smith-L’Estrange and Maissalream Jassim who all achieved at least 6 As.

Results in Maths show that over 72% of students took higher level maths in Lucan Community College which far exceeds the national average of 54%. A staggering 25 A grades (22% of those that took the exam compared to 15% nationally) were recorded at higher level History and 14% of students taking higher level science achieved A grades with 66% of students taking higher level woodwork achieving A or B (compared to 49% nationally).

Well done to all of the parents, teachers and support staff who supported our students in their preparation for their examinations. In short Lucan Community College is extremely proud of this group of students.