D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything And Read during our annual Reading Week.
All students will be reading their own novel for the 12.35pm class this week during our annual Reading Week. Enjoy the ‘quiet’ time…
In conjunction with Reading Week, there will be the ‘Pleonasm’ competition running across the school – please listen out for the announcements over the PA system.
Original artwork displayed around the school for Reading Week. This amazing poster is by Gail Elises (5th year).
Mr Paddy Lavelle, CEO of Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) has invited consultation from staff, students, parents, board members and external organisations linked with Lucan Community College in relation to developing a strategy to guide the work of DDLETB for the period 2016 to 2020. Our vision, goals and priorities will apply to all our services including the primary and post-primary schools of which we are patron, our Further Education Colleges, Training Centres, Adult Education Centres, Youthreach Centres and our Youth Services.
Feedback from our stakeholders is very important to us and we are seeking views on key elements of our strategy from staff, students, parents, board members and external organisations.
You can now complete a quick online survey about our strategy here.
The survey can also be accessed on the website www.ddletb.ie. The closing date for completing the survey is 18 November 2016.
Thanking you in advance for your participation.
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.
Senior hurling: Congrats to our senior hurlers who beat St. Paul’s, Raheny in their championship final which was played at Parnell’s GAA club. We started well and took early control. Two brilliant goals from Evan Lombard and a point from Charlie Keher put us in front early. However we had to work hard to hold a 3 point half time lead. Our captain Rory Stapleton put over 5 points from frees and set up Alan Murphy for another. Charlie Keher’s over head shot put us 5 points clear before St. Paul’s got a late goal to leave the final score at 3-7 to 2-8. Team: L.Finnerty, E.Byrne, P.Claffey, A.Finnerty, A.Hanley, R.Stapleton, J.Murphy, L.Murphy, A.Murphy, C.Kavanagh, B.Mullins, K.Boylan, C.Keher,E.Lombard, A.McGarry, C.Gaire, D.Donnelly.
Arts Week: Another wonderful Arts Week took place just before the mid-term. After a week of workshops for all 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 5th year students, we rounded up with a dress-up day on Friday. This year’s theme was green, white and orange, which allowed us to create a human Irish flag. On the final day we also had an all-school table quiz. Earlier in the week we had two student variety shows and daily lunch time music. All in all, thanks to Mr.Duffy, the co-operation of our students and the hard work of teachers we had an excellent Arts week this year. Special thanks to Jimmy Stagg who provided bicycles for us to use as part of our fundraising Spinrowathon.
Science: Well done to TY student Oisin O’Sullivan who participated in the recent Science Olympiad which took place in DCU. Oisin was invited to take part because of his outstanding science result in this year’s Junior Certificate exams.
Gaisce Awards: Congrats to six of our leaving cert students who recently received their Silver Gaisce Awards. The recipients were Emma Donnelly, Aisling Fahey, Eoin Hayes, Hannah Hughes, Eva Minihane, and Emma Tuohy. They awards were presented to them by All-Ireland winning footballer Jonny Cooper at a ceremony in the Helix.
Cross Country: An excellent turnout with 4 girls and 9 boys from 1st year who took part in the race. Millie Reid ran a brilliant race to finish in third place being narrowly pipped by two girls from Cabra, with strong finishes from Ellen Moloney and Nicole Ryan. Well done to Liz Uyi on completing her first cross country. All the boys ran very well, with four runners in the frame in a fast finish. Matthew Butler the best in 7th place, despite sustaining an injury. Mohammad Sulaiman, Brian Flanagan, Conor Croke, Joel Ogunkoyejo, Conor Duffy, Hugh Cuffe, Callum Brookes and Umer Muhammad all ran their best too.
The deadline for applications for 1st year 2018 has now passed. Please contact the office if you wish to submit a late application.
Our recent open evening was a huge success. There was a very large attendance of primary school students and their parents who were very impressed by the school. All subjects departments made a great effort to provide those in attendance with a flavour of the various activities which take place. Well done and thanks to our current students who helped out with the preparations, demonstrations, and tours of the school. Also thanks to the members of the parents’ association who provided refreshments on the evening.
Our senior hurling team gave a great battling performance to edge out Hartstown CS by two points in their semi-final clash. The final score was 0-12 to 1-7. Best players on the day were Luke Finnerty, Paul Claffey, Rory Stapleton, Alan Murphy, Charlie Keher and man of the match Ben Mullins.
Well done to our senior rugby team who had an excellent win over Castleknock CC. The final score 0f 24-15 reflected a great win, but we always had a slight upper hand. Best on the day were Thomas Mortell (who scored 14 points), Alex Tierney, Aaron Binu, Ethan Ntembenya, Oisin Smyth, Keith Devoy, and man of the match John McMurray.
Well done to our girl’s soccer team who had 2-1 win over Loreto, Crumlin. Best players were Zara Lawless, Caitlin Maguire and Emma Fallon.
Our Maths teachers and students are busy recently with activities as part of Maths week. Many students and teachers competed in the Mangahigh Maths challenge. There was also a poster competition for junior cycle students.
Arts Week Talent show: Our annual Arts Week was a great success. Activities included workshops for all 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th year students, dress-up day, an all-school table quiz and a student talent show. The talent show took place on Tuesday 25th at 7pm in the school hall and there was a great attendance. Thanks to Mr Duffy, Mr O’Connor and all who helped to ensure that it was a great success.