Thanks to all members of the community – students, current and prospective parents, teachers and public representatives for raising the issue of the delay in our extension with the Minister for Education and SKills. While a number of parlimentary questions have been put and while some clarification has been given on the various delays that the project has experienced to date, there still appears to be no committed effort to push the project forward and the Minister recently suggested that we could be waiting for another month or more for an instruction to proceed to stage 2B. Gino Kenny TD received this information from Minister Richard Bruton in answer to his question which can be viewed here.
We appreciate all efforts to support the school in seeking a timely resolution to the extended delay experienced in this project and encourage everyone to make ongoing efforts to raise the profile of our school extension and refurbishment project by all appropriate means. Our students deserve better!
Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated as finalists in the Enterprise Regional Finals in IT Tallaght:
SEA Jewellery Sarah Murphy, Alex O’ Shaughnessy, Emer Kenny
My Experience Kaitlyn Byrne and Rhiannon Withero
Bittersweet Bláthnaid Henry and Gayatri Sangra
The Regional final takes place on Wednesday 8th of March and we wish each group the very best of luck. Their teachers Ms Freeman and Mr Lawless are very proud of the achievements of these Transition Year students.
As all members of our school community will be aware we have been awaiting the provision of a school extension and refurbishment for over ten years. We now need your support to move the school extension process forward. It appears that it is now delayed in the DES building unit awaiting approval to proceed to Stage 2B. So how can you help? Please print, address, sign and forward copies of the letters below through any means possible (mail, email, social media) and encourage other people to send them to as many people as possible on the contact list below and to anyone else who may be able to offer representation on our behalf. This is a really crucial time in the school extension process and everyone’s support is much needed at this time.
Minister Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills. Fine Gael
Minister’s Department email:email@example.com
Marlborough St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RC96
Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality. Fine Gael
John Curran T.D. – Fiannal Fáil
Ph: 01 6183792.
Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr. William Lavelle – Fine Gael
Fine Gael Leader on SDCC, Chairman of SDCC Planning & Transport Committee, Chairperson of Board of Management, Lucan Community College
36 St. Andrews Drive, Lucan
Cllr. Vicki Casserly – Fine Gael
Cllr. Ed O’Brien – Fianna Fáil
Constituency Office 9/10 The Village Centre, Lucan.
Ph: 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Deputy Leader Fianna Fáil Group on South Dublin County Council.
Cllr Paul Gogarty – Independent Community Alliance
Not just at election time
Cllr. Danny O’Brien – Sinn Fein
Ph: 086 857 0828
Member of the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC.
Caitríona McClean Rúnaí Connolly Sarsfield Cumann Fianna Fáil Lucan
nó ag email@example.com
Cllr. Liona O’Toole Independent
Chair of Lucan/Palmerstown Area Committee, Member of Board of Management, Lucan Community College
Plans for our Extension
Our new building will include:
- New student entrances
- Full sized PE hall capable of facilitating two class groups at once with fitness suite above
- Two new Art rooms with built in kiln for pottery
- New Science rooms
- Dedicated Library
- New computer rooms
- Dedicated Special Needs Unit (most probably for students on Autistic Spectrum)
- Refurbished and new T4 rooms including: technology, technical graphics/DCG, metalwork/engineering and woodwork/construction studies
- Improved use of courtyard space
- Larger canteen facilities
Lucan Community College is delighted with the award of its first ever 3D printer from DDLETB as a result of the excellent standard of entries in a 3D design competition run recently.
Mr Carey accompanied 5th year DCG students Conall Tuohy, Rico Leung, Cathal Greene and Jake Coleman to the Rua Red Arts centre to the Celebrating Creativity competition ceremony where the finalist designs were displayed. Pictured here with CEO of DDLETB Paddy Lavelle the students were thrilled to be awarded a 3D printer for the college. Debbie Howlett (Head of IT) and Samantha Conroy (TEL support) with DDLETB organised the event with a group of enthusiastic students from some of our sister colleges.
Rico Leung’s design of an ancient weapon in the form of a spinning blade
Jake Coleman had an intricate design for a sun dial with DDLETB logo centre stage
Conall Tuohy designed a bridge based on the DDLETB logo
Cathal Green’s design of a water wheel
Congratulations to class O’Farrell who participated in the launch of the competition: ’The Story of Your Stuff’ this week. This is a competition open to all second level students that the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (EPA) are running. Past pupil Christian Tierney arrived with a team of reporters to launch the competition which is all about getting students thinking about where their stuff comes from. Great prizes are available for students (and their school!) and it gets students engaging in an environmental topic in a way that, frankly, they know best – video!
Christian has taken on the Story of Your Stuff challenge himself and produced his own video. He has also provided the EPA with helpful tips and advice for students when they are creating their entries.
Watch members of class O’Farrell in action with teacher Mr Duffy on the link here: https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/
The Board of Management recently updated the school’s Substance Misuse Policy. Lucan Community College shows no tolerance of activities that would cause any member of the school community to feel threatened, alone, insignificant, victimised or unsafe in any way. To this end the college operates a Substance Misuse policy which was written and reviewed in consultation with the Parents’ Association, staff and representatives of An Garda Siochana. This policy is part of our overall Code of Behaviour.