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Student journal

journalThe college journal is the main means of communication between student, parent and teacher. The following are guidelines for the appropriate use of the journal.

  • Students must have their journal with them everyday and at all times in class.
  • Each journal must have the student’s name and class group on the inside cover.
  • Each student must fill out their full timetable and classrooms on the inside cover.
  • The journal acts as a reference book for students and parents & as a daily record of homework to be done.
  • The journal is not a private diary and all students must produce it immediately when requested to by teachers. The college reserves the right to retain a student’s journal or copies thereof in the school files for reference purposes.
  • The journal is designed to help students organise their work and students must keep details of all homework given in it. If no homework is given in a class, students must note what topics were covered in class.
  • Defacing the journal in any way is not permitted.
  • Students are not allowed to write in another student’s journal.
  • Blank pages at the end of each week are for communication between parents/guardians and teachers, tutors and Year Heads.
  • Each student’s journal must be signed weekly by their parents/guardians but should be viewed on a daily basis and any notes acknowledged by a parental signature/note.
  • Students who forget to bring their journal to school may face a sanction. A ‘journal page’ can be collected from the front office upon signing the ‘journal replacement’ book. The student should show their tutor the completed up-to-date college journal the following day with any notes and homework filled in.
  • The loss by a student of their journal is a serious matter which shall be dealt by the student’s Year Head. A replacement journal must be purchased immediately in Abtree Bookshop.
  • Parents are reminded to write absent notes on the special absence note slips at the back of the journal.
  • Notes from home of a very personal nature should be sent in an envelope to the teacher/tutor and not written in the journal.
  • Inappropriate notes will be removed. The Principal is the judge in this regard.

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Lucan Community College’s Parents Association will host their first meeting of the new school year on the 5th September at 7.30pm. The Parents Association would love to use the occasion of this first meeting to welcome new members, whether your children are in the college already or if they are new students to us.

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 the Parents Association for their continued work over the years and look forward to working closely with them again over the coming year.
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