Congratulations to Artiom Proshkovichs, class Hone in Transition Year, who has received two awards at the ETTA Engineering association national conference.
The national event took place last weekend in Mullingar with Artiom receiving a piece of crystal for his outstanding achievement in getting the highest result in the country in Junior Certificate Technology.
If this was not achievement enough Artiom’s Junior Cerificate project also came 3rd overall at national level.
Two amazing achievements for a brilliant student and his dedicated teacher Mr John Spillane.
One of the great modern Premier League quotes questions if teams ‘can do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke’? Although not Stoke, our girls senior soccer team showed that they have the ability to play attractive, attacking football in all conditions as they ran out 10-1 winners on a cold, rainy morning in Lucan over local rivals Adamstown CC.
The girls got off to the best possible start as Nicole Smyth put the team 1-0 up inside the first few minutes. It wasn’t long until Nicole added to her tally as she netted a hat-trick in the first half and added 1 more in the second, not be outdone by Katie O’Connor who also secured a hat-trick for herself.
Many more chances came our way, yet the Adamstown goalkeeper made save after save to keep the scoreline down alongside some last ditch tackles from their defence. Despite this, our side finished the 1st half 6-0 up after Clodagh McDonnell scored right before half time.
The midfield was expertly marshalled by Emma Fallon who broke down numerous Adamstown attacks and provided the defensive nous that allowed the strikers and wingers freedom to express themselves. Her driving run and drilled effort in the second half was saved but fell kindly to Jessica Power who stuck the ball in the back of the net.
Although Adamstown pulled one back, Zara Lawless scored to bring her tally to 3 goals in 2 games from centre back.
The girls go again on Friday as they face off against fierce rivals St. Joseph’s College and hope to make it 3 wins from 3 this season.
Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen by the AIB interview team to be the Build A Bank Team for 2019 and to Mr Foley for his work with the students
Bank Manager: Caroline Copeland
Assistant Manager: Faye Murphy
Financial Controller: Cathal Gorman
Marketing Manager: David Wright
Digital Officer: Allan Nastin
Customer Service: David Griffin
Also commiserations to all those who went for interview but were not successful. AIB were stunned at the quality of all our applicants so well done to anyone who put themselves forward.
Please remind those that were interviewed to keep their reply from AIB as proof of involvement for their TY portfolio box.
The English Department & the LLN value the benefits of reading at Lucan Community College. We are aware that the humble book regularly competes with the myriad of digital entertainment surrounding our students. This is why we invest time in our Reading Week each year. This week students & staff are getting the opportunity to Drop Everything And Read each day and take part in some competitions.
A healthy air of silence permeates the school during DEAR Time each day as we stop whatever we are doing & escape into our books.
We look forward to some more DEAR Time during the year. Competition winners will be announced next week.
Our Reading Week themed Wise Saying of the Week is: “The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one which makes you think“.
Thank you to the English department for spearheading this wonderful event and to each and everyone of our school community who have embraced it.
The senior girls soccer team kick started their season with an excellent win and performance against Maynooth Post Primary. Nicole Smyth captained the side to a 7-0 win scoring two goals in the process.
Although the result suggests otherwise, it was a hard fought battle with Maynooth Post Primary having chances of their own as they hit the crossbar in the second half and were also denied by a string of excellent saves by goalkeeper Ingrid Tientcheu.
Overall, the hard work, skill and determination of the girls paid off as they slotted home 5 goals in the second half.
Special mention must go to the goalscorers Nicole Smyth, Zara Lawless, Carah McLoughlin, Aoife Hanley and Amy Green and to 1st year student Sarah-Kate Winders who made her first appearance in the red and black of Lucan Community College.
Well done to the team who embody all that we aim to achieve here at Lucan Community College.
The next match takes place next week against our neighbouring school, Adamstown CC.
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 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 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.