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Lucan CC Golfers swing into action

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Lucan Community College are proud of their trio of golfers who played magnificently in the qualifying round for the Leinster Schools Golf tournament in Donaghmede this week.

Playing on the dramatic course situated on Bull Island, the Lucan Commnunity College golfers battled both the competition and the elements to secure a terrific finish as a team.

Jack Lawlor, Dara McNicholl and Luke Curran played like professionals in their regional qualifying competition held in St Anne’s Golf Club on Thursday 26th October. All three played a very impressive 18 holes ensuring the team now progress to the Leinster Golf finals.

Congratulations to them and their golf coach Ms Gaffney for bringing them to the event and cheering them on along the way to Leinster qualification.

Well done and best of luck for the next competition.

Lucan CC athletes rise to the challenge in local inter-school event

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Congratulations to the team of Lucan Community College athletes who took to the track this week for the Lucan Harriers inter-school challenge. There was excellent participation by the students who took part in this amazing event organised by Lucan Harriers, who hosted their annual invitational track meeting on Wednesday 25th October.

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Particular mention must go to Darragh Donohue in 1st Year who put in a unstoppable performance to win his race. Also congratulations to Shane Broderick (1st Year), Dylan Wright (6th Year), Aine Burke (5th Year), and Millie Reid (2nd Year) who ran very strong races and who can be rightly proud of their effort on the track.

Also we wish to give a big thank you to Ms Conway who brought the athletes to the event and encouraged them in all of their performances. We wish Ms Conway the very best of luck in her own challenging race this weekend, the SSE Dublin City Marathon, alongside Mr Purcell and a few mysterious staff runners who wish to remain anonymous.

Senior debating team make their point against local rivals

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Congratulations to our Senior Debating Team in their recent victory over Colaiste Cois Life in the first of this year’s Concern Debates. The team included Gayatri Sangra, Alex Healy, Oisin O’Sullivan and was captained by Blaithnáid Henry.

Lucan Community College proposed the motion ‘For women to access leadership positions, gender quotas must be implemented’ and had a unanimous victory over the opposition. The adjudicators commended both teams on their research and knowledge of global issues and were impressed by the passionate and skillful oration skills of both teams.

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The debate was chaired by senior debator, Matthew Graham and  Ms. Monahan was our dutiful timekeeper. The team are currently in preparation for their next debate against Luttrellstown Community College after the midterm break on the 14th of November.

Thanks to all involved and particularly to Ms Mulhern who has put so much time into helping the debating team since September.

Lucan CC Senior Hurlers reach Dublin Semi-Final

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Congratulations to Lucan Community College’s Senior Hurlers who masterminded a magnificent win against St Vincents CBS in the Dublin schools senior quarter final in Glasnevin this week. Lucan Community College were tremendous on the day, hitting glorious scores from all over the pitch.

All Lucan Community College players played with pride but particular mention must go to outstanding players Michael Doyle, Alan Murphy and Cian Gaire who gave so much passion in their pursuit of the win.

However, the standout player of the tie was Killian Boylan. His assured play made the possibility of a Lucan CC win a foregone conclusion. A big congratulations to team bainsteoir Mr Sean Morrissey who continues to get the best out of this current crop of Lucan talent.

Lucan CC goes maths mental for maths week 2017

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Lucan Community College were delighted to place in the top 20 schools in the country for our participation in the national Maths Week 2017 celebrations. Lucan Community College staff and students brought a new level of enthusiasm and energy to Maths Week 2017 and deservedly achieved this national recognition.

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Students eagerly participated in maths poster competitions, daily maths puzzles and the new online Mangahigh Ninja Maths Challenge. The maths department also raised the fashion stakes by donning a range of colourful mathematical themed t-shirts, providing a range of inspiring maths events and competitions and generally making maths feel a fun but important part of all our lives.

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Also contributing to the Maths Week 2017 fun was Ms Ryan, who involved her 2nd year home economics students in the baking and decorating of an imaginative and varied selection of maths themed goodies. This certainly added to the whole school nature of Maths Week as it drew to a close last Friday.

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Almost 250,000 students registered for Maths Week Ireland, with Lucan Community College placing 19th in the country for the Manga High Ninja Maths Challenge. This truly was a remarkable achievement.

Congratulations to all the students who were so enthusiastic with their involvement. Particular mention goes to the 23 students in first and second year who worked so hard they will receive an actual medal from the Mangahigh Ninja Maths organisers.

Congratulations to Teighan Fitzgerald from 3rd year class Hume who won the overall maths puzzle competition. Thank you to Ms Byrne and all the dedicated members of the maths department for their enthusiastic delivery of such a great fun-filled school event.

 

Two Lucan CC students announced as finalists in national Science Olympiad

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Congratulations to two Lucan Community College students who have been announced as finalists in the IrEUSO national competition based on their outstanding Maths and Science Junior Certificate results. The college congratulates and wishes best of luck to Alex Hanley (Transition Year) and Oisín O’Sullivan (5th Year) as they prepare for this unique and prestigious competition.

The national finals of the International Science Olympiad are being held in DCU on 11th November. If successful in DCU, the Lucan Community College students could make the Irish team for the 2018 International Science Olympiad.

Next year’s EUSO International Science Olympiad will be held between the 28th of April and the 5th of May in Ljubljana, Slovenia. We wish every success to both Alex and Oisín as they attempt to make the grade for Slovenia.

 

Autumn parents newsletter

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We are delighted to have our first parents newsletter of the 2017/2018 academic year available for all parents of the college. As it is their first time to receive one a hard copy of the newsletter will be presented to all first year students today to bring home, so please check schoolbags later today.

The parents newsletter is available here: Parents Newsletter Autumn 2017

The newsletter is also available on the home page of our school website.

We would like to thank all the teachers who contributed to the newsletter and in particular Ms Clarke who pulled it all together so elegantly into the finished article for your enjoyment.

We hope you enjoy the read.

First Years taking part in Standardised testing

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Dear parents/guardians. Our school has been selected to participate in the piloting of reading literacy computer standardised tests as part of our ongoing work with the Educational Research Centre (ERC). Classes Newman (period 1 & 2), Freeman (period 3 & 4) and Higgins (period 5 & 6) will take part tomorrow, Thursday 19th October and classes McVerry (period 1 & 2), Roche (period 5 & 6) and Clandillon (period 7 & 8) will participate on Tuesday 24th October. Please reassure your son/daughter that all they need to do is to follow the instructions of the teachers supervising the test, try their best and to bring along a book to read in case they finish early. Testing will take place in room E5.
For more details about the testing please read the ERC letter to parents attached here.

Lucan Community College will reopen tomorrow Wednesday 18th October

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We wish to inform all of our school community that Lucan Community College will reopen tomorrow morning, Wednesday October 18th.

We hope that everyone stayed safe during the storm and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back after the last few days of havoc arising from ex-hurricane Ophelia.

See you all in the morning.

Lucan Community College to remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th October

Lucan Community College has been instructed by the Department of Education and Skills to remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday 17th October, due to the effects of tropical storm Ophelia.

Transition Year students are advised to begin their work experience on Tuesday morning if it is safe to do so. Students undertaking work experience should contact employers to ensure the work place is open and to take care when travelling to their work placements.

Transition Year students involved in Tenderfoot are notified that it will not run tomorrow due to the schools closure. It will reopen on Wednesday 18th October.

A decision on whether the scheduled events due to be held in the college on Tuesday evening can go ahead will be taken tomorrow once the school building has been assessed. These events include the 6th year parents meeting and the Board of Management meeting.

The school will reopen to all students on Wednesday 18th October.

We remind all members of our school community to stay safe for the duration of the storm.