- A strong sense of community is created by the engagement of everyone in the process of education and the development of relationships based on mutual respect. All partners are encouraged to deal with each other at all times in a positive manner: teachers are encouraged to work in a collegial manner and to engage in professional development; families are encouraged to be actively and positively involved in the education of their members; students are encouraged to be active agents in their own education; the Board of Management and the VEC facilitate this involvement and engagement for all.
- In Lucan Community College this happens formally through teaching the curriculum, through experiences in the co-curricular activities offered by the school and finally the development of each person in the community and as a human being, equipped to deal with responsibilities to themselves, their families and society.
The school environment:
- All members of the school community should be treated positively and with respect. Issues that may cause a person to suffer in an educational context will be addressed in a respectful and compassionate manner. There is no tolerance of activities that would cause any member of the school community to feel threatened, alone, insignificant, victimised or unsafe in any way.
The school community:
- All members are equally valued and respected, regardless of social background, sexual orientation, religion, gender, ethnicity, family circumstances, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual ability. The differences of all in the community are cherished in an atmosphere of tolerance, where the views of others are respected while none are undermined in their commitment to their own views. All members experience a sense of belonging or ‘unity/aontas’, of being cared for in a school where they are treated fairly and where the holistic, intellectual, social, moral, emotional, physical and academic development is encouraged.
Curricular and co-curricular activities:
- This is achieved through identifying, expressing and realising personal skills, talents, interests and values as well as encouraging students to achieve the highest possible results in public and other examinations. All members of the community are encouraged to take part in these activities to the best of their ability, as a commitment to themselves and to the society of which they are a part.
- Personal growth is encouraged in all members of the school community, through the development of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline enabling us to value our own and others’ worth as people and helping us to achieve our potential to be the best that we can be.