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Students call on Minister for Education to prioritize Lucan CC’s school extension

Gabriele Kolesnikovaite is pictured presenting letters from students, parents and staff to Minister McHugh on 14th November 2018 asking that the school extension process for Lucan Community College is prioritised. The Minister thanked students for raising this important issue.
Gabriele was part of a group of LCC students who attended a media launch for BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Gabriele Kolesnikovaite and Daniel Kolesnikovas are a sister and brother team whose project is entitled “An Investigation of How The Bi-Annual Clock Change Effects The Irish Population”, a very topical project.
Transition Year team Cora O’Toole, Faye Murphy and Tara Phelan are working on “Women In Sport:a Study To Investigate and Examine The Most Effective Ways of Keeping Girls Playing Sport Throughout Their Teenage Years” and have already gathered over a thousand response to their online survey.
Expect to see these students leading the BTYSTE social media campaign when it kicks off later this month.
Congratulations to these students and their teachers Ms Healy and Ms Walsh for being selected for the Young Scientist Exhibition and best of luck with the work ahead. Our Science team will bring all 1st year students to visit the Exhibition in January along with all students who entered projects but were not selected on this occasion.
An amazing range of imaginative ideas were generated by our science students. Great to see our budding scientists engage with practical research

Junior Girls Football perform like heroes in local derby

The Junior GAA Girls Football team had a competitive match against Cois Life today.

They showed great determination and sportsmanship but were narrowly beaten in the end. Hard Luck girls, the performance was excellent.

Arts Week takes over the College

Arts Week took over Lucan Community College for the week before midterm break for 5 successive days.  Arts Week is our chance as a school community to celebrate the visual, dramatic and creative arts.

Throughout the week students took part in workshops including Rapping, African Drumming, Animation, juggling, podcasting, song-writing and Drama. They also enjoyed a lunchtime disco provided by 6th year music enthusiasts, Josh Keating and Jack Colgan.

On the Thursday evening, a Variety Show organised by Mr. O’Connor and Miss McLoughlin, showcased a range of talents from the students of Lucan Community College. The standard of talent was incredible. Well done to all involved!

The finale of Arts Week 2018 took place on Friday the 26th October when staff and students participated in a dress-up day. This years theme was Decades, encouraging students and teachers to choose their favourite decade and get creative with their costumes.

Staff and students alike made a fantastic effort with their costumes. Some of the nostalgiac figures included The Tellytubbies, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Carl Frederickson from the film ‘UP’.

Quiz Master Morris did a fantastic job organising the whole school quiz for Friday afternoon and Miss Mc Loughlin did fantastic work organising the great lucan staff Halloween bake off competition.

The Arts Week committee of Ms Gallagher, Ms Howley, Ms Mulhern, Ms Suttle and Miss Horrican would like to thank everyone for their participation in Arts Week. We hope it was an enjoyable week for all.

Maynooth Scholarship awarded to Lucan CC graduate

Maynooth University presented a scholarship to one of excellent graduates, Rachel Fitzpatrick, for achieving over 500 points in her leaving certificate this year.

We wish Rachel every success as she begins her studies in Maynooth University.

Lucan CC athletes amaze in local championships

Lucan CC athletics were in flying form on Thursday at the annual Lucan Colleges Cross Country Competitions organised by local club, Lucan Harriers.

Milly Hughes and Liam Fitzgerald, both from class Lir, came in an astonishing 2nd place in both their races. Dara Donoghue from class McVerry also placed 2nd in a very competitive 1500m race.

Áine Burke of class O’Toole took first place in the 6th year girls 1500m.

All 11 athletes ran very solid races and are making huge improvements on their times and places.

Well done to all. They are proving that this year’s theme of ‘Teamwork’ is really paying off for them.

 

Dramatic debating draw

On Tuesday night Lucan Community College hosted Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School in the Concern Debates.

The dramatic debate resulted in a draw – usually unheard of in a debating competition.

The two teams debated on the motion ‘30 years later, the world is no closer to ending the global HIV and AIDS epidemic’.

After the two teams battled it out on topics such as lack of education surrounding HIV/AIDS, stigma, the expensive of HIV medication, the adjudicators retired to deliberate on the result.

The Chief Adjudicator for Concern in announcing the result noted that it was the first time he had ever rewarded a draw as a result in a debate, such was the quality of the argument from both teams.

Congratulations to both teams.

Lucan CC represent at the South Dublin Comhairle na nÓg AGM

On Thursday October 18th, four of our Student Council members attended the . The AGM was hosted in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone opened the event giving a powerful speech about the importance of youth empowerment.

There was a short film shown that was made by the Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg group highlighting the importance of staying safe on nights out and how even one punch can kill someone.

The slogan used to reinforce this point was ‘Use your brain, not your fists’ which was followed by a member of An Garda Síochána speaking about how drugs and alcohol can play a big factor in the causation of accidents.

The main theme of the event was Body Image with many discussions and activities to raise awareness for this campaign including a speaker from Spunout.ie.

Overall, it was a fantastic day with great messages and a great experience that we hope to share with the other members of the Student Council and the school.

Kiera Grice

“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana” – LLN wise saying of the week.

“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana”

This is a Garden Path Sentence, which is a sentence that leads the reader towards a seemingly familiar meaning but is actually not the one intended. This is known Syntactic Ambiguity – involves a sentence that may be interpreted in more than one way due to its sentence structure.

To infinity and beyond in Lucan CC

Last week saw us celebrate “Space Week” (4th-10th October) with the students and teachers of Lucan Community College embracing this event.

The event saw us discovering how the plants orbit our solar system, the constellations of the stars, where is the Big Dipper, can we find “Orion’s Belt”?

We also looked at how lasers worked. Did you know the word Laser is actually a scientific acronym L.A.S.E.R for Light Ampilification of Simulatated Emmission of Radiation.

Our Science teachers travelled to Birr, County Offaly over the weekend to visit the original Birr Telescope, which at one time was the largest telescope in the world. Birr Observatory now hosts one of the largest Radio Telescopes in the world.

The teachers also hosted a “Space Week  Table Quiz” for our space mad students.


Overall it was a great week, here are some Space Jokes, you might like

‘Why are there no Restaurants on the Moon?. It’s a great place to go, but there’s no atmosphere!’

‘How did the Alien break his phone… he “Saturn” it!’ 

A huge thanks to our Science teachers in the college for making this event such a huge success!

 

Art visit to the Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery

An excellent Morning was had by 3rd year Art students who visited the world renowned collections of the Hugh Lane Gallery.

The students had an excellent tour which included the stained glass room, which contains the remarkable and ever popular Harry Clarke piece The Eve of St. Agnes as well as work from other 20th century stained glass artist.

 

Through the Impressionists painting, the collect of Irish art work from Sean Keating to Francis Bacon

 

At the far end of these galleries is Francis Bacon’s Studio and gallery.

 

One of the permanent exhibitions on the ground floor of the new wing is the Sean Scully room which contains paintings presented by the artist in 2006.

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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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