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Stand Up Awareness Week at LCC -Nov. 16th-20th

STAND UP AWARENESS WEEK

it’s important that every child feels safe and happy in school and as teachers that’s what matters to us all. Research has shown that 6-10% of any group of young people may be LGBT+  so it’s likely some of our students will benefit from having this week in school! LCC is a warm, inclusive, support environment, this really matters so much for our young people. No one should ever feel alone.

   

 

LucanCC presents “Supporting your child in school during Covid-19” with Psychologist Evan Costigan.

6th/5th/3rd Year Parents/Guardians! LucanCC presents “Supporting your child’s in school during Covid-19” with Psychologist Evan Costigan.

When: Tomorrow Wednesday 18th December @7pm
Details of how to join the online Zoom event will be sent via SMS/email.
Places limited so join at 7pm to access
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Retirement wishes for Ms. Ryan

RETIREMENT WISHES

 

 

Friday 23rd October marked the last day for Ms Margaret Ryan as a teacher in our school as she is retiring from teaching to start a new exciting journey. Ms Ryan started working in our school in 1985/6 before the school moved from its former home in Lucan Vocational School to its current home as Lucan Community College.

 

She has worked with many Home Economics colleagues during her 35 years of professional service in our school community including Ann McHugh, Johanna Williams and current Home Ec team Martin Feeney and Nicola Walsh and this week she introduced our newest staff member Ms Hackett to all of her students.

 

Ms Ryan is first and foremost a teacher of Home Economics and those students who have been lucky enough to have her as a teacher know the high standards and expectations she has had for each and every one of you as well as the individual feedback and support she has offered to help you to reach those standards. She has sought ways to expand the influence of the Home Ec department beyond the JC and LC subject classroom through TY cookery modules, classes on nutrition and healthy eating and with the LCA Hotel Catering and Tourism module and has been an important part of building home economics up to being one of our most popular option subjects.

 

Ms Ryan has taken on many other roles and responsibilities during her time in LucanCC including working on the important change of focus from vocational school to community college in 1987, planning for and contributing to many important school events including retirements for others staff members and our school’s 25th anniversary, leading a year Management team as Year Head, planning and writing the school timetable for many years and more recently leading our whole school Wellbeing programme with an excellent team of volunteers.

 

Throughout her time in Lucan CC Ms Ryan has worked hard to achieve positive outcomes for our students, to provide friendship and support for her colleagues and to seek ways to maintain and improve the ethos of Aontas/Unity within our school community.

 

We wish Ms Ryan  every happiness in her new adventure and hope that she continues to bring ideas and energy to whatever new endeavours she takes on in the future.

By D. Birnie

 

 

TY news, Maths week and 1st year message

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Gaisce Awards

Gaisce Awards  

Well done to the 36 5th years who received their Bronze Gaisce cert and medal today along with David Wright and David Griffin, both 6th year students, who received their Silver Gaisce Award. It was a really special achievement this year as each participant had to come up with new and imaginative ways to complete their skills during lockdown. Online courses with Joe Hicks, learning to bake, yoga, looking after elderly neighbours, environmental projects and hiking trips around Lucan (keeping within a 5km distance) to name but a few of the new skills our students undertook.

A big thank you to the PALs, In.Ni Bhriain, Ms Feeney, In. Ni Ruaidhri and Ms Gallagher who coordinated Gaisce for the students and worked through Teams to support and encourage the students in the final stages of the award.

Art Competition

All of Miss McKeever and Miss Byrne’s second year students have submitted entries to the Mental health Ireland art competition. Copies of their beautiful artwork entitled ‘Reflecting on How I’ve Grown’ currently adorns the corridors of the school. We wish them the best of luckhttps://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/art-photography-competition/

 

The National Parents Council presents:

A series of conversations with Dr Colman Noctor Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Click on the link below for more details.

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Lucan Community College’s 2020 graduates return

Some of Lucan Community College’s 2020 graduates paid us a visit last Wednesday afternoon. The Parents Association were collecting the balance of money for Debs tickets (postponed until November with additional backup dates if needed).

Ms Mellet arranged to distribute memory envelopes that some of the students had written in 1st year to their future 6th year selves. There were smiles and laughter as students read out some of their 1st year hopes and dreams and Ms Clarke, Year head and other teachers popped out to say socially distanced hellos.

In his letter to future self Stanko wrote: “I would like to get enough points on the LC for my dream job – Air traffic controller” and is now off to study for this career in DCU.

Ciara asked herself – “did I fail Junior Cert Tech Graph” and was relieved that she hadn’t. She wasn’t so sure if her aspiration to improve her hand writing had been successful as yet though.

Lorcan had wondered: “Will I be the next Usain Bolt”. Not yet he smiled!

Students also sought out teachers to pass on thanks for their support during the remote learning period and throughout their time in school and lovely cards and emails of thanks were received.
Our guidance team was in contact with most of the class of 2020 and were supporting students as they made choices for the year ahead. We are delighted that most of our students are now on a path to further study, training or starting employment. Well done for weathering the storm of Leaving CertIficate 2020.

Art & Photography Competition – Mental Health Ireland

Create a Poster or photograph promoting positive mental health, themes “Reflecting on How I’ve Grown”. Deadline November 12th 2020. Art must be 2D, landscape A4 paper. Photographs must be hard copy, landscape, 10 x 8 ” print.
Poem, Short story, Drawing or Painting inspired by the Book of Kells. Theme “Colours in the Book of Kells”
Queries and submissions go to Ms P Byrne (Art Department)