Literacy quote of the week: “We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.”
This week’s literacy quote comes from the Economics department. They have chosen a quote from former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt, delivered during his second inaugural as US president address in 1937.
“We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.”
Roosevelt’s quote, now 81 years old, rings as true today as it reminds of the importance of both moral and ethical approaches to the pursuit of economic development and growth.
Congratulations to our Music department and the senior cycle Music students who have been selected from a record number of applicants to perform in the prestigious Festival of Music on February 28th 2018.
The Lucan Community Music Students will perform their Aslan Medley on the night, as well as performing alongside the other choirs as part of a group choir performance.
The Festival of Music will be held in the National Concert Hall and is a celebration of music from around the globe in conjunction with Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB.
Well done to Lucan Community College’s Parents Association who held a particularly fun and entertaining Bingo Night in December.
The night was a huge success with great support from parents and friends in the community.
The Parents Association would like to thank their many sponsors for their generous support of the night – without them the night would not be possible.
The funds on the night raised will go towards improving the school building and resources as we moves into our extension and renovation phase over the coming years.
Thank you to each and every member of the Parents Association from all the staff in Lucan Community College.
We sincerely appreciate the huge time and effort you put in to helping and improving the school community.
Quote of the week – PE Department: You cannot buy your health; you must earn it through healthy living
This week’s literacy quote comes from the Physical Education department. They have chosen a quote from American doctor Joel Fuhrman to encourage us all to take care of bodies and our minds as we enter 2018.
Their quote encapsulates this as it encourages us all to place looking after our bodies and our health as our number one priority.
You cannot buy your health; you must earn it through healthy living - Joel Fuhrman
We hope you take encouragement from the PE department’s quote and begin 2018 by really looking after yourself and your wellbeing.
The Lucan Community College annual Christmas concert was a huge hit again this year as it brought festive cheer to all in attendance last night.
The concert, now in its 14th year, wowed students, past-students, parents and staff with a beautiful choral tribute to Christmas.
The level of performance was incredibly high with each and every note savoured by those in attendance.
There was also some beautiful individual performances with Emma and Rachel Kilroy performing ‘Mary, Did you know’ in an acoustic duet and Darragh Bacon and Domhnaill Ó’ Corragáin providing a haunting performance of the Fleet Foxes ‘White Winter Hymnal’.
Gail Elise also performed a beautiful solo rendition of ‘Where are you Christmas’ from the movie The Grinch.
Traditional festive favourites were also on show with Jordan Murphy singing a pitch perfect rendition of ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole while a beautifully performed,multi-lingual version of ‘Silent Night’ by Ana Gayubo Kinch, Anna O’Connor, Anna Wanic and Ellie Sisk in first year drew rapturous applause from the audience.
The Lucan Community College Chamber Choir put in another outstanding performance throughout the evening with rousing renditions of ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Hark the Herald’ and ‘Oh come, All ye faithful’.
The Chamber Choir, led expertly by Mr Duffy, ended on a high with their beautiful, show-ending performance of ‘Holy night’.
As usual, Mr. Purcell got to show his full range of skills with his piano accompaniment in an evening that also saw Ms. Suttle join the Chamber Choir for this special celebration. Thank you also to all the teachers who helped create the Christmas setting for the concert and to Ms Quirke and Ms Malone for helping with the festive food on the night.
There was even enough time for one more final festive Jingle Bells before all got to enjoy the mulled wine and mince pies to complete the college’s Christmas celebration with our community.
As admission was free, the college gave the audience an opportunity to contribute to a local charity at the end of the concert. This raised almost €200 for the NCBI and the work they do with people with sight issues all around Ireland.
A huge thank you to Mr. Duffy and each member of the Chamber Choir, the time spent practicing for this night was hugely appreciated by all lucky enough to be there to witness this special Christmas moment.
Lucan Community College’s Amnesty Group was very busy today as they became Amnesty Elves and delivered shoe donations to Oxfam Ireland.
A big thank you to all students, parents and staff who donated shoes as part of Human Rights Day refugee solidarity action.
The shoes created an amazing display as part of our Human Rights Day in the college and we are delighted to be able to pass them on to a worthy charity in Oxfam so that they can continue to do their great work.
A big thank you to Ms. Doyle and Ms. McCarthy and the LCC Amnesty Group for their tireless work throughout this campaign.
On Wednesday 13th December, the Lucan Community College senior debating team were victorious against Luttrellstown Community College in the league phase of the Concern Debates 2017/2018.
The team included Matthew Graham, Blaithnaid Henry, Rhiannon Withero and was captained by Gayatri Sangra.
The team opposed the motion, ‘Young people today are indifferent to the problems of the Developing World’.
Our team successfully proved that they are a fantastic example of young people who are taking action by tackling some of the most important issues facing the world today.
The team will now take a well deserved break from debating until they face Holy Family Community School on the 18th January 2018.
A big thank you to Ms. Mulhern and congratulations to all involved!