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Parents Association AGM on Tuesday 3rd October

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Lucan Community College’s Parents Association will host their AGM this coming Tuesday, the 3rd of October, in the college at 7.30pm. The Parents Association welcomes all parents to the AGM, including all parents of our new first years as well as all of the parents of our continuing students.

The most recent meeting in September saw many new parents attend and the Parents Association hope to have even more new faces again at their AGM. If you are considering attending, The Parents Association is great way to get involved in school life, get to know other parents and contribute in a voluntary capacity.

As always, the College would like to thank all of the parents involved with the Parents Association for their continued work over the years.

Gymnastic delight for Laura Brophy at World Championships

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The school wishes to warmly congratulate one of our 3rd year students, Laura Brophy from class Beckett, who represented Ireland over the summer break in Precision Gymnastics. Laura was one of 12 gymnasts from Clondalkin Gymnastics Club selected to represent Team Ireland at the GFL World Championships in July.

Laura flew with the team to Norway where she participated in Precision Gymnastics at the World Championships. The team excelled at this highest of levels and managed to win team silver medal at the prestigious World Championships.

This outstanding silver medal places Laura’s gymnastic team as the highest Irish ranking team ever at the GFL World Championships.

All of the staff and students at Lucan Community College wish to congratulate Laura on this wonderful achievement and we wish her continued success in gymnastics over the coming years.

Extra-curricular activities in Lucan Community College – something for everyone

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Lucan CC’s extensive extra-curricular programme has swung back into full effect with student’s already engaging in a wide range of sports, clubs and activities. The programme here in the college is a hallmark of the quality, rounded education we provide to all of our students.

Our extra-curricular programme represents a broad, balanced and diverse approach which aims to meet the needs of all of our students. We encourage every student to get involved in extra-curricular life as it promotes commitment through participation, honesty, integrity, self-discipline and self-worth.

Amazingly, this year we have managed to extend our already wide range of activities. Students can avail of karate, boys and girls rugby, boys and girls gaelic football, hurling and camogie, badminton, traditional music, tin whistle, golf, Green Schools, badminton, computer coding/scratch club, table tennis and a brand new Film Club.

We also offer a Café Francais, German debating, Irish debating, Seomra na Gaelige, choir, orchestra, basketball and hockey.

In fact we have so much on offer there are too many to mention as the list of extra-curricular options now almost totals 50 separate activities. All free and available to all of our school community.

In an effort to make what we offer more accessible we are also providing a link both on this news page and on our home page of the school website. Students and parents can use the link to find out what day and what teacher is in charge of specific activities.

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We sincerely thank all of our teachers who continue to give up their time to engage students outside of the school curriculum. As a school we place the highest value on the crucial role that extra-curricular activities play in developing our students as young people and appreciate the efforts by teachers that go into providing such a broad and varied programme.

TV3 News cameras capture fantastic Junior Certificate results in Lucan Community College

The TV3 News cameras were in the college to capture some of the excitement and delight of Junior Certificate results day 2017. Students, teachers and support staff were in joyful mood as this year’s Junior Cycle students began opening their results envelopes to celebrate their deserved achievements.

TV3 News cameras capture fantastic Junior Certificate results in Lucan Community College

Diane Birnie (Principal) and Deputy Principals Andrew Purcell and Stephen Brett congratulated Junior Cycle students on their outstanding results this year in the first ever Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle examination. Celebrations began as the 164 students who completed their examinations this year collected their results envelopes with the college justifiably proud of their achievements.

Particular mention goes to top achiever Samuel Doyle with 8As and a distinction in the new Junior Cycle English examination. Alex Hanley, Lucy Reade, Delfin Malaj, Sophie Scanlon, Laura Lakes, Sheik Bah, David Akinwale, Emmet Bellew, Aaron McGrath, Stanko Lazerevic, Gabrielle Kolesnikovaite, Sean Egan and Aisling Kavanagh who were among our top achievers achieving at least 5As.

Principal and former Year Head Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell and Mr Brett joined in congratulating the students who were anxious to contact parents and to thank teachers. In a short assembly, current year head Mr Brett along with tutors reminded students to be proud of their achievements and to build on their results going forward. Students were also advised about celebrating safely this evening with community gardaí on hand to advise about appropriate celebrations.

“While statistics show the overall success of this year group, we celebrate in particular the individual achievements of students who overcame challenges and setbacks and we appreciate the help and support given to them along the way by parents and staff”, Ms Birnie said. “The Lucan Community College Junior Cert/Cycle class of 2017 can justifiably celebrate three years of hard work and effort” Ms Birnie added.

“Well done to all of the teachers, parents and support staff who helped to prepare our students for their examinations and who created opportunities in our curricular and extra-curricular programme to engage students in a broad and balanced educational experience”, Ms Birnie said. “Lucan Community College is extremely proud of this group of students and looks forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future”, she added.

Lucan CC’s Junior Cert students celebrate top marks

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Diane Birnie (Principal) and Deputy Principals Andrew Purcell and Stephen Brett congratulated Junior Cycle students on their outstanding results this year in the first ever Junior Certificate/Junior Cycle examination. Celebrations began as the 164 students who completed their examinations this year collected their results envelopes with the college justifiably proud of their achievements.
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Particular mention goes to top achiever Samuel Doyle with 8As and a distinction in the new Junior Cycle English examination. Alex Hanley, Lucy Reade, Delfin Malaj, Sophie Scanlon, Laura Lakes, Sheik Bah, David Akinwale, Emmet Bellew, Aaron McGrath, Stanko Lazerevic, Gabrielle Kolesnikovaite, Sean Egan and Aisling Kavanagh who were among our top achievers achieving at least 5As.
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Principal and former Year Head Ms Birnie and Deputy Principals Mr Purcell and Mr Brett joined in congratulating the students who were anxious to contact parents and to thank teachers. In a short assembly, current year head Mr Brett along with tutors reminded students to be proud of their achievements and to build on their results going forward. These students have already immersed themselves in the Transition Year and Leaving Certificate Applied programmes and are actively engaged in senior cycle learning. Students were also advised about celebrating safely this evening and community gardaí were on hand to advise about appropriate celebrations.
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We are delighted that the number of distinction grades achieved in the new Junior Cycle English course was above national average and commend the work of students and teachers in engaging fully with the new curriculum. In Maths, 75% of our students took the higher level paper, which represents an increase of 10% since last year. 67% of these achieving either an A, B or C grade and 15% securing grade A, again above the national average of 14.1%.
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22% of our Religious Education students achieved an A grade with 92% achieving an A, B or C grade which was well above the national average. In technology 24% of students taking the higher level course achieved an A grade, compared to 7.7% nationally, and in science 23% achieved an A at higher level, against 9% nationally. The results across all of the subjects follow a similar positive trend and teachers were delighted that students achieved so well.
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“While statistics show the overall success of this year group, we celebrate in particular the individual achievements of students who overcame challenges and setbacks and we appreciate the help and support given to them along the way by parents and staff”, Ms Birnie said. “The Lucan Community College Junior Cert/Cycle class of 2017 can justifiably celebrate three years of hard work and effort” Ms Birnie added. The students will be issued with the first ever Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement later this year which will include details of their final exam grades (following conclusion of the appeals process), results from their English Classroom Base Assessments as well as a profile of student’s involvement in other aspects of school activities. The JCPA marks the widening of the assessment process to reward achievement across a broader spectrum of student learning.
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“Well done to all of the teachers, parents and support staff who helped to prepare our students for their examinations and who created opportunities in our curricular and extra-curricular programme to engage students in a broad and balanced educational experience”, Ms Birnie said. “Lucan Community College is extremely proud of this group of students and looks forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future”, she added.
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Junior Certificate Results 2017: Information for parents

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We hope that our Junior Certificate students of 2016/2017 get a good night’s sleep ahead of tomorrow’s exciting results day. Transition Year students must be in class in full uniform tomorrow morning at 9am. They will receive their results after 11am with students from class Keller in 5th year. Class Keller students receiving results please be in school by 11am tomorrow in full uniform.

Upon receiving their results students will be allowed to go home and begin their celebrations with their family and friends.
We expect a media presence tomorrow so we would be grateful if you would discuss this with your child.

Application process for 1st year 2019/20 opens from Thursday 28th September to Friday 27th October at 4.30pm

We will shortly commence the application process for 1st year 2019/20. Please see the enrolment policy and other relevant information here.

Adult Education Autumn Programme now available

 

 

Adult Education classes in the college are now open for online enrolment. Our night classes run twice a year, starting at the beginning of October and again at the end of January.

All courses are available at www.ddletb.ie and can be booked online.adultedjpg

We run our Adult Education programme in conjunction with the DDLETB and the local community.  We are proud to offer a wide range of courses, including: Art and Crafts, Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Sewing, Cookery, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Spanish, German, Find Your Style, Dog Training, Guitar and Computers for all levels, to name but a few. We also also provide afternoon classes for junior students such as fun experiments for kids and guitar lessons.

For further information please contact the college, download the college app, or check this web site for updates.

Details on our wide range of courses and to avail of online enrolment please click the following link for our registration page.