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Extension Delay Update

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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!

Co Dublin Enterprise Awards Finalists Announced

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.

We need your support now – Delay in Lucan CC extension and refurbishment

 

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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.

Letter from current members of our school community
Letter from future members of our school community
Contact List

 

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Contact List

Minister Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills. Fine Gael

01-6183103

E-mail: richard_bruton@education.gov.ie

Minister’s Department email:minister@education.gov.ie

Marlborough St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RC96

Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality. Fine Gael

457 7712
Frances.fitzgerald@oir.ie
www.francesfitzgerald.ie

John Curran T.D. – Fiannal Fáil

Email: John.curran@oireachtas.ie
Ph: 01 6183792.
facebook.com/john.curranff
Twitter: @curranjohna

Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit

Phone: 01-403007/01-6183816
Email – gino.kenny@oir.ie

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
0874107
wlavelle@sdublincoco.ie

Cllr. Vicki Casserly – Fine Gael

Peace Commissioner
Tel: 0858317982
Email: vickicasserlyfg@gmail.com
Twitter: @vickicasserly
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vickicasserlyLucan

Cllr. Ed O’Brien – Fianna Fáil

Constituency Office 9/10 The Village Centre, Lucan.
Ph: 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Email: eobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
Deputy Leader Fianna Fáil Group on South Dublin County Council.

Cllr Paul Gogarty – Independent Community Alliance

Not just at election time
Tel: 087-2752489.
Email: info@paulgogarty.com

Cllr. Danny O’Brien – Sinn Fein

Ph: 086 857 0828
Email: dannyobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
Member of the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC.

Caitríona McClean Rúnaí Connolly Sarsfield Cumann Fianna Fáil Lucan

086-3898327
nó ag cmaemcclean@hotmail.com

Cllr. Liona O’Toole Independent

Chair of Lucan/Palmerstown Area Committee, Member of Board of Management, Lucan Community College
lotoole@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie
087-2795274.
lionaotoole.com

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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

DCG class win 3D printer for the college

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.

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Rico Leung’s design of an ancient weapon in the form of a spinning blade

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Jake Coleman had an intricate design for a sun dial with DDLETB logo centre stage

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Conall Tuohy designed a bridge based on the DDLETB logo

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Cathal Green’s design of a water wheel
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Class O’Farrell star on News2Day on RTE Network 2

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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/

News Update 8 Feb 2017

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German Exchange

Preparations are well under way for the German leg of this year’s German exchange programme. Ms. Clarke and Ms. Williams will accompany a number of our TY students to Munchberg Gymnasium next week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the programme and a very special welcome is expected for all the Lucan CC representatives. In preparation a video has been compiled and edited by Mark Lombard which includes greetings and inputs from many people who have been involved both directly and indirectly with the programme over the last 25 years. Mark is in TY and will be a member of the travelling party. A wonderful Lectern has been designed and made by Mr Carey, one of our woodwork teachers. To mark the occasion this will be presented to the Principal of the school in the Germany as a gift from Lucan CC. A special function in Germany will be attended by the Irish ambassador to Germany, Mr. Michael Collins. We hope everyone involved has an enjoyable and safe trip.

TY Work experience

Our TY students have returned to school after their two week work experience block. The feedback from employers has been excellent. It is great to hear so many great reports of students who have made such a great impression on employers. It is highly beneficial for our students to get this experience.

LCA Interviews

Well done to class Harrington who have just completed their task interviews. Their examiner was very impressed with their communication skills and ability to apply themselves during their interview.

TY Class O’Farrell on TV

The students of class O’Farrell made their television debuts on RTE 2 on Wednesday. They helped former LCC student Christian Tierney to launch an online competition organised by the environmental protection agency called “The story of my stuff”. The competition requires entrants to make a short video segment which raises awareness about the environmental impact of everyday objects such as water bottles, pencil cases, lunch boxes etc.

DCG

Well done to 5th year DCG students, Cathal Greene, Conal Tuohy, Jake Coleman and Rico Leung who are finalists in the DDLETB 3D design competition.

Substance Misuse Policy updated

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.