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Face of the Globe Finalist

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Lucan Community College is supporting Monica Matei – 2nd year student in Lucan Community College who is a Junior Grand Finalist in the Face of the Globe competition. You can read Monica’s profile here and vote for Monica by liking her on the Facebook link on her profile.

Monica is using this opportunity to money for the Irish Cancer Society. We wish her the very best of luck as she represents Ireland in this international competition. We wish Monica the very best of luck!

 

 

 

 

Positivity Man – Lucan CC’s entry to CAST film festival

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Congratulations to students from our Young Social Innovators class who have created an imaginative short film as their entry to the CAST film festival. See the Lucan Community College Entry – Positivity Man on Youtube and support our students in the competition on these social media sites:

Twitter: @PositivityMan_

Instagram: @Positivitymanlcc

Facebook: Positivity Man LCC

Congratulations to Ms McKeever and the team of students involved in this innovative movie.

 

LCVP class visit Chocolate Warehouse

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Students from Mr Foley’s LCVP class visited Caffrey’s Chocolate Warehouse recently and got into the Easter spirit a little early! The staff explained the various manufacturing processes to the students who were well prepared for their visit and asked a range of insightful questions. The tour ended with a practical session on decorating chocolate gifts and students will follow up the visit by completing a report for their LCVP studies. Thanks to Mr Foley and Mr Phelan for accompanying the students.

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Fitness bootcamp

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The PE department are delighted to announce that a fitness bootcamp will start for all girls after the February mid-term break. The school has secured funding from South-Dublin Sports Partnership and will be able to run a free six-week course led by former LCC student and fitness guru, Mark Lacey, for all girls in Lucan CC. The programme is aimed at getting girls of all ages who are currently not active or exercising regularly to get involved in a fun fitness environment. The bootcamp starts on Wednesday 24th February at 1.10pm until 2pm and we hope to see you there!

U15 Girls Soccer

Congratulations to the girls U15 soccer team who beat Adamstown CC 7-0 on a cold and wet day, Friday 11th Feb. The match was the first of the year for the 2015 Leinster semi-finalists as they hope to go even further this time round. Nicole Smyth scored two goals, with one each for Zara Lawless, Ada Bowler, Alex O’Shaughnessy, Alex Healy and captain Emma Fallon. Well done to all involved and good luck in the next fixture against St Josephs, Lucan.

 

Mental Health Week

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Our Mental Health Week is taking place from Monday 8th – Fri 12th Feb. The main objective of the week is to get every student to reflect on how they manage their emotional wellbeing and to provide students with information on supports available. We are very excited this year to have four transition year students who have completed peer education training with Jigsaw Clondalkin. They have been visiting 2nd and 3rd year classes delivering a presentation to students about Mental Health. Other activities and competitions have been taking place for other year groups throughout the week. Student feedback has been very positive. The main message of the week is that we all need to look after our Mental Health and it is very helpful to keep in mind the 5 things we should all do every day to mind our Mental Health.

1. Connect
2. Be Active
3. Take Notice
4. Keep Learning
5. Give

Thanks to our guidance team for organising this week.
To find out more about positive mental health click here.
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Lucan CC dance on Operation Transformation

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Congratulations to Emily Fitzgerald and other 2nd year students who appeared on Operation Transformation performing an “It’s Your Move” Dance routine recently – a dance fitness workshop designed for teenage girls. Well done to the group of students who got together to rehearse and perform this dance routine during lunch times and to Emily for coordinating it. You can view their appearance on the Rte Player here -the short clip appears at 15:30 approx into the programme.

Fundraising Summer Fête – April 2016

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Dear Parents/guardians,

Lucan Community College Parents’ Association are planning a major fundraising event in April to raise much needed funds for the school. A planned extension due for completion will require much investment by the school.

It is planned to hold a fête in April with food vendors, craft stalls, tombola, children’s entertainment, summer bedding plants, flower baskets etc.

We also hope to have a cookery demonstration by a celebrity chef who is also a past-pupil. Tickets will be limited and available for presale on our Facebook page, Parent’s Association – Lucan Community College – so book early!

We are asking parents to help us by advising us of their interest in attending and also, more importantly, if anyone can offer their services and expertise to help in the running and organisation of this major event.

We are looking for help with the running of this event in the following areas:-
• Running a stall
• Selling raffle tickets
• Baking cakes, traybakes, etc
• Help running coffee/tea area
• Helping in the organisation of this event in any other way.

If you have any contacts who would be willing to sponsor the event we would love to hear from you.

If you have a particular skill set that would be useful in either organisation or, indeed, if you would like to run a stall yourself, please contact us at lccparentsassoc@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you a.s.a.p. so please contact us by this Thursday 11th Feb.

Please get involved, it’s a great way of getting to know fellow parents and members of the school community. The Parent’s Association meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm, come along and see what goes on.

Yours faithfully

Sandra Coleman
Vice Chairperson

Victory for U-20 Soccer Team

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Our U-20 boys soccer team celebrated a 2-0 victory against Patrician College, Newbridge on Wednesday 3rd February in the Leinster Senior Cup Semi-Final. Danny McSweeney put the first goal into the net as the Newbridge defense failed to clear the ball from the box. Patrician College increased the pressure on the Lucan team and the defense were put under pressure to keep a clean sheet. Thanks to the solid goalkeeping by Mark Harrington and to teamwork in the defense, Patrician College did not seize their chances to score. In the dying minutes of the second half James Macken passed to Daniel Grant who planted the ball in the back of the net to ensure victory (pictured below). This was an excellent performance from a very strong team. Thanks to Mr Mulready and Mr O’Gorman for managing the team and particular thanks to the parents and students who supported the team on a bitterly cold day. Players of the match were Gavin Kealy and Mark Harrington. Next stop the final!
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Team Maths 2016

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Congratulations to our team of mathematicians who finished joint 12th out of 48 teams at the Dublin leg of the Team Maths Competition held on Friday 29th January. James Burns, Eric Neville, Abraham Odokoya and Heather Wright did us proud as they problem-solved their way through the various rounds. All the more impressive given that the 6th year team members are also in the middle of their Mock examinations!