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Parent Association Fundraiser – Bingo Night – Lord Lucan – Thurs 3rd December – Please support

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Parents Association Bingo Night taking place on Thursday 3rd December from 8pm at the Lord Lucan.

See: Parents Association Facebook page

We are looking for donations of items to make up into hampers etc.We will take unwanted new items such as toiletries,candles etc.
Please leave them into the front office on or before Tuesday. On the bingo night a book of tickets costs €10 and there will be spot prizes and a raffle. This will also be a great opportunity to meet with other parents. Please support our efforts to provide much needed funds for the college.

News Update 25 November 2015

A lot has been happening in the college since the midterm break. Read on to get an update on curricular and co-curricular activities.

Extension: Great news regarding progress of our extension with Lucan Community College appearing on the capital building programme for 2016. A meeting of key personnel was held in Lucan CC last week and an opening date for the extension and refurbishment of September 2018 is still on the cards. This is a vital time for the extension process and we encourage all interested parties to keep the pressure on to ensure that things move forward in a timely manner. Thanks to parents, Board members and local and public representatives who are working to support the college on this matter.
School Bank: After a very successful opening event with guest speaker Henry Shefflin, the bank continues to attract a large number of customers with prizes and rewards for regular savers.
Basketball: Well done to the girls U19 basketball team who beat Tallaght CS and Ballinteer CS recently with very convincing wins.
Amnesty Team: Our school amnesty group for senior students is busy organising awareness raising events for International Human Rights Day on 10th December. From art and poetry competitions to the Write for Rights campaign, the group are planning many interesting and informative events for our school community.
TY Enterprise: Well done to students Darragh, Erin and Sophie who sold Christmas Decorations in one of our local banks last week as part of their enterprise project. Deck the halls!
Student Council: The student council meet regularly and are currently discussing issues such as broadband speed, canteen and healthy eating, covered bicycle racks and other issues to improve the student experience in the college. New members are always welcome.
Jigsaw Team: A group of senior students are currently working with other students from Colaiste Brid and Moyle Park College to set up a peer mentoring programme in these schools. This team will raise awareness in the schools of the importance of positive mental health and are being trained by Jigsaw facilitators.
TRX Bootcamp: We are continuing to offer TRX bootcamp training to female students on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. Please see your PE teacher if you are interested in this opportunity to get fitter with instructor and past-pupil Mark Lacey.
Reading Week: A very successful reading week saw students (and teachers) dropping everything and reading for one class every day during week of 9th November. A print-rich environment in the home has been shown by research to improve student engagement in the education system so we encourage all parents/guardians to encourage children to read from an early age. The value of the bed-time story is priceless!
Camogie: Congratulations to the Junior Camogie team who enjoyed a resounding victory over Mount Sackville recently. Player of the match was Rhiannon Withero with Caithlin Maguire scoring a crucial goal. Well done girls!

Team Hope: 1st years and TY students gathered shoe boxes stuffed with useful items for the Team Hope appeal.
Parent Teacher Meetings: An excellent attendance of parents ensured that our 5th year parent teacher meeting was a great success. Our 6th year meeting took place on Thursday 26th Nov with our 3rd year meeting planned for Mon 7th December. Meetings run from 4.15-6.45pm.
Rugby: Our senior rugby boy’s team reached the quarter final of the Leinster competition before bowing out gracefully with an excellent team performance. Best on the day were Leon Duff, Daniel Forde, Eric Greene, John McMurray and Cian Thuillier with man of the match going to Shane Dardis.
Enrolment 2017: The Board of Management are delighted with the number of applicants for 2017 and will be writing to applicants shortly to confirm category placements and offers of places.

King Henry opens school bank

School Bank officially opened by Henry Shefflin

School Bank officially opened by Henry Shefflin

School Bank Launch 2015

 The school bank had their official opening ceremony on Thursday 5th November.  The Transition year students who form the school bank are Manager Daragh White O’Conor, Gill McAlister, Jordan Harnett, Eimear and Hannah Mahony. These students have been running the bank with the help of Ms Freeman, Mr Foley & Mrs Williams.  Thye organised the opening around the visit of a famous Irish sportstar and All Ireland Winner, Henry Shefflin.  The students set up their bank in the dining hall surrounded by balloons & Kilkenny colours.  They invited the many first years who had opened accounts to come along and join in the celebrations.

The launch began with the arrival of Henry Shefflin and Tracey and Yvonne from Bank of Ireland in Lucan Village. Following a welcome from the school Principal Ms Birnie, Henry met with some staff members in the staffroom, following this he was given a guard of honour by the schools Hurling and Camogie teams to the school dining hall.  Mrs Williams opened the proceedings by welcoming the students, Bank officials and Henry.  Henry spoke to the audience of students and staff before cutting the ribbon and officially opening the bank.  The students who had opened accounts were placed in a drawn for a Jersey.  The winner of the jersey was Kevin Flanagan who was presented with a Dublin Jersey by Henry Shefflin.

Once the official protocol was out of the way Henry kindly stayed for photos and autographs with the students & staff.  We would like to thank Henry, Yvonne & Tracey for making this a memorable occasion.