Due to a large number of requests to postpone the 6th year information meeting due to the Irish soccer match this evening, we have decided to reschedule it to Tuesday 17th October at 7.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.
6th Year Management Team & Guidance Department
Our Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) staff and student committees ran an entertaining and successful Pleonasm Treasure Hunt in November. This consisted of students searching the school for ‘Pleonasms’ posted throughout the school.
What is a Pleonasm? It is simply the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea! ‘Tuna Fish’ (no need for the ‘fish’ as tuna is a fish!)
Prizes were awarded to Cristina Houlihan, Irene Aniboh, Gabriele Kolesnikovaite, Sam Fay and Nicky Yep.
Many students are off-site on educational trips facilitated by their hard-working teachers including the following: TY Spanish trip to the IFI followed by Tapas!, LCVP trips to the library and Chocolate Factory, TY Geography classes trips to the OSI and the beach in December! Senior Art classes visited IMMA recently.
Many in-school workshops that occur in school compliment the many forms of learning and development of all of our students – Music iPad workshops; 1st, 2nd and TYs all participated in the ‘Childwatch’ internet safety workshops in school; TY CSI workshops; 6th year students are being given the opportunity to listen to visiting speakers form many different colleges and universities during their weekly class of Career Guidance; French Theatre workshops… to name a few.
Great news stories regarding Sports in LCC:
Basketball Girls U16 and U19 teams have reached the Dublin Finals which will be held in Inchicore next Wednesday 7th December.
Boys Senior Rugby team are playing Pres Carlow in the Leinster ‘A’ Shield Semifinal next Monday 5th December in Kildare.
U19 and U16 Girls Soccer keep on winning…top of their leagues at present after trips to Kilkenny and North Dublin. Great displays from 1st year boys and girls playing in the Futsol league.
Girls Camogie are two from two so far, beating St Mary’s Glasnevin in a thrilling encounter.
Senior boys soccer, having scored 15 goals in the last 2 games, are looking to run away with the title this year again – through to the knock outs with Daniel Grant as top scorer with 9!
U18 GAA footballers are only just beginning their league campaigns. … more to follow.
D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything And Read during our annual Reading Week.
All students will be reading their own novel for the 12.35pm class this week during our annual Reading Week. Enjoy the ‘quiet’ time…
In conjunction with Reading Week, there will be the ‘Pleonasm’ competition running across the school – please listen out for the announcements over the PA system.
Original artwork displayed around the school for Reading Week. This amazing poster is by Gail Elises (5th year).
What a fantastic ‘artistic’ week – great fun and great learning. All first, second, third and fifth years took part in a full day of workshops throughout the week culminating in our annual Dress Up Day on Friday 28th October. This year workshops concentrated on areas such as pod-casting and music technology but also the usual favourites were back – African and Samba Drumming, Bodhrán playing, Circus Skills and Juggling to name only some.
The Dress-Up day, in appreciation of the centenary of the 1916 Rising, was to form a human tri-colour flag with different years wearing the Green, White and Orange which we attempted in the drizzle before all students and teachers took part in our annual Whole School Table Quiz. Thanks to Mr Ciarán Duffy for organising the week (again) and for all the staff who helped make this week run so smoothly for our wonderful students.
The SpinRowathon was also introduced this year as a charity fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society and we thank all the students and their families and friends who donated to this great cause. Thanks to Jimmy Stagg from Stagg Cycles Lucan who provided the bikes and rollers for the spinathon.
Enjoy the midterm break.
Thanks to all parents/guardians and prospective students who attended our Open Day on Thursday 13th October. We estimate that there were about 450 families represented on the day. Visitors to the school were offered a guided tour by our current students and received a brochure outlining the various curricular and extra-curricular programmes that are on offer in the college. Each subject area had a display of work done by students and teachers and students were on hand to answer questions from visitors. Parents and students leaving the school commented on how proud our students are of the College and of being a member of our community.
Thanks for members of our Parents’ Association who attended and offered a cup of tea to visitors as well as explaining the importance of parental involvement in our school. We hope that those who visited found out more about what we have to offer and that it will help future students to select most suitable option subjects. Thanks to all of our staff and students who made the event such a memorable occasion.
Reminder: Closing date for applications for 1st year 2018 (current 5th class students) is 4.30pm on Friday 28th October 2016. Any applications received after that time will be categorised as LATE applications and will not be dealt with until all other Categories have been processed.