The Geography students in Transition Year undertook their fieldstudy of a marine environment this week in Donabate on what should have been a sunny May day.
The students were amazingly enthusiastic as they battled the unseasonal May weather to record various data that measures whether coastal deposition is occurring along the stretch of North Dublin coastline.
A huge thank you to Ms. Quirke, Ms. Murphy and Ms. Bean and Mr. Morris for organizing the students and the educational trip.
A group of 30 students went to Leinster Driving Campus in Maynooth, Kildare on Friday 4th May for a driving lesson.
Each student got to take part in a quiz where we were asked several questions from the theory test you take when getting your driving license.
We then each got to do an activity which involved the wearing of ‘beer goggles’ these goggles simulated the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol. We were asked to stack several cones wearing these goggles.
Lastly, was our driving experience. Each of us got into groups of 3 and got into a car with the driving instructor.
We were informed of all the operations involved in driving a car before driving around the course.
This was a great experience for us all and a special thanks to Mr.Doyle for organising this.
A former student of Lucan CC is looking for parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder to participate in a short questionnaire about their experiences.
The questionnaire can be filled out online and it should only take 20 minutes in total.
Please use the following link to participate https://maastrichtuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78rNdjHNHjkdESV … …
In Lucan Community College we pride ourselves on providing excellent education for the local community of Lucan.
Lucan Community College places all of our students at the centre as active agents in their own education.
Each student’s personal growth is encouraged through the development of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline.
Consistent attendance and excellent punctuality is a vital part of this learning journey, enabling all students to reach their potential and be the best that they can be.
This Strategy for School Attendance aims continues this approach.
The strategy outlines our positive approach to the management of attendance within our school environment to encourage attendance and participation in school.
We appreciate the effort and commitment that all members of our school community put into ensuring that all of our students are at where they learn best – the classroom.
A Makeup Masterclass will be held on June 17th in Finnstown Castle, Lucan as a fundraiser for Gluais.
Gluais is a voluntary youth leadership programme that prepares students to work together as a team and become role models for other students in the school.
Tickets are €20 per person and includes 4 hours of demonstrations, entry to a raffle and a special goodie bag on the day.
The Makeup Masterclass fundraiser will hopefully go some way to enable approximately 30 adults to train 60 students over 5 days of leadership training.
Gluais has been a hugely successful part of our extracurricular programme in Lucan CC over the years and we have seen at first hand the benefit it has, not just for those participating but for the wider school community.
We hope that the fundraiser is a huge success and urge anyone in our community with an interest in student leadership to support this local initiative.
Dublin Division 1 Final Match report
Lucan CC 4
Blackrock College 0
Lucan Community College were crowned FAI school’s Dublin Senior Division 1 League Champions yesterday after a breath taking performance in Stella Maris, Drumcondra on Wednesday the 2nd of May.
The two teams had already played the previous week in the Leinster Semi-Final in the same venue with Lucan prevailing 6-2 on that day. However, the score line somewhat flattered Lucan as they scored 3 goals late on after a very close match between two very strong footballing teams.
With the two teams meeting again on a fine sunny day in Drumcondra the scene was set for a great match and everyone in attendance was treated to a fantastic spectacle of great football between two very technical teams who love to get the ball down and play. Blackrock kicked off the play and dominated the possession for the first 5 minutes. Lucan worked very hard and worked their way into the match dominating the next twenty minutes of the first half during which they took the lead. Joshua Giurgi and Ciaran Beahan combined excellently down the left side to unleash Ciaran into the opposition box where he dribbled past his man and play a perfect ball across the box for Amos Nohilly to tap home.
The last 20 minutes of the first half were dominated by Blackrock who really put it up to Lucan winning a lot of set pieces and corners. However, Lucan marshalled by Captain Daniel Gaffney, were equal to everything that was thrown at them and defended excellently throughout this period.
The 2nd half got underway with both teams creating chances however it was Lucan who scored the crucial 2nd goal after Joshua Giurgi exquisitely cut the Blackrock defence open with a perfectly timed pass for Daniel Gaffney to run through on the keeper and neatly finish in the far corner. The two players linked up again minutes later to silence the vocal Blackrock supporters with Giurgi again providing the perfect ball for Gaffney to go through on goal where he produced an audacious lobbed finish.
Lucan with their tails now up blitzed through Blackrock creating chance after chance but were denied three times by an excellent goal keeping display from the Blackrock stopper. Then in the final moments Joshua Giurgi struck a superb free kick which beat the keeper and looked to have crossed the line only for the referee to wave play on. However Conor Finn, fresh after coming on as a 2nd half substitute, reacted quickest and poked the ball home to make it 4-0. It is a fantastic achievement from a special team who have now added the Dublin division 1 title to their Dublin West regional title secured earlier in the year. The team have a chance to make it a treble in the one season when they play Boyne CS in the Leinster Senior Division 1 final next Wednesday in Stella Maris.
- Imrich Toth 2) David Cunningham 3) Ciaran Beahan 4)Daniel Gaffney 6) Jack Colgan 7) Callum Jones 8) Dylan Coulter 9) Amos Nohilly 10) Mark Young 11) Joshua Giurgi
12) Kyle Byrne 13) Conor Finn 14) Evan Hollowed 15) Josh Keating 16) Lee O’Donnell 17) Caoilainn Weir
Good luck to out first year Science students who busy with final preparations for Scifest tomorrow.
We are all behind you and are sure you’ll do great!
Lucan Community College Adult Education Art Students, are hosting their very own Art Exhibition from May 1st in Lucan Library.
The students are all from the from the Drawing & Painting Class, which takes place each Tuesday evening in the college.
The Exhibition will run for the month of May in Lucan Library on the Newcastle Road.
We urge all friends of the college to check out the amazing talent that exists within our local community.
We are seeking parents/guardians interested in taking part in a focus group on the parental perspective of wellbeing in Lucan Community College.
The event takes place this coming Tuesday 8th May at 7:15pm and is hosted by Jigsaw Clondalkin.
The feedback from this focus group will form part of our whole-school approach to Wellbeing in Lucan Community College.
We hope interested parents/guardians will come out and support this important aspect of school life.