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Keep up to date with Department Announcements for JC and LC 2021

As details are being announced for the Leaving Certificate process for 2021 we will continue to update you.
Link to recent announcements from Department of Education about LC2021, LCA2021 and JC 20201: here.
Minister Foley’s announcement on 17th February: here.
Leaving Certificate Examinations Timetable here.
Leaving Certificate Applied Examinations Timetable here.

We will continue the process of working together as a school community during these challenging times. Further details will be made available to staff, students and parents/guardians when they have been released by the Department and the State Examinations Commission.

Midterm message

Ms Birnie’s midterm message for students can be read here.
Link to support agencies: here.

 

Video message from Ms Clarke to 1st year students, parents/guardians

Ms Clarke has made a short video message to support and motivate 1st years students and to advise parents/guardians about keeping up good learning habits at home while making space for wellbeing:
Click here to watch the message.

Video message from Ms Casey to 2nd years


Ms Casey has made a short video message for 2nd year students and parents/guardians.

Click here to watch the 2nd year message from Ms Casey

Incoming 1st year information evening

We held a very successful incoming 1st year information evening on Tuesday 19th January 2021. Over 100 people attended our Teams Live Event. All of the relevant information can be found on our dedicated webpage: Incoming First Years and the recording of the information evening can be viewed here.

Video Message from Principal to students

Dear students

Well done for your engagement in the last two weeks of remote learning. Ms Birnie has recorded a short message for you all to thank you and to pass on advice from all of the staff in Lucan Community College. We miss you and are thinking of you all and look forward to seeing you back in the college again soon. Don’t forget to thank your parents and guardians for all they are doing to help you to study and learn from home. These are challenging times for everyone and every act and word of kindness helps to make things a little better. Take care and stay safe.

Lucan Community College Remote Learning Plan is published

We are delighted to publish the first draft of our Remote Learning Plan for students, parents and guardians.
Please read it carefully. We will seek feedback from students and parents shortly and update it as needed.

LucanCC Remote Learning Plan

Please click on the Remote Learning tab on the website to access all information. We have also included the previous resources uploaded during our previous period of Remote Learning for Students and for Teachers in sub-menus.

Plans for Learning in January

First published 7th January, Updated 8th January 4pm

Dear student, parents/guardians,

Thank you for your patience as we put plans in place for a period of remote learning during the weeks of school closure. We only received communication from the Department of Education late this evening with instructions for the coming weeks and are still awaiting clear direction on a number of matters. We are currently consulting with staff members about our plans. We will then share details of our remote learning plans with students and parents/guardians.

We will now hold staff meetings and workshops throughout Monday and remote classes will start on Tuesday 12th January. Further details of how the remote learning timetable will operate will be circulated before classes start and individual subject teachers will communicate through Teams and email with students with further details for specific subjects.

In the meantime, please complete the survey sent by text on Thursday 7th January if you would like your son/daughter to be considered for borrowing a school device. We have had a large number of requests for borrowing a school device and will have to operate based on priority needs.

If you already have a device that you can use, please ensure that it is working well and that you can access your 365 account and all of your Teams class groups as teachers will be using Teams to communicate with you next week. Familiarise yourself with the online classroom etiquette and remote learning tips on pages 14 and 15 of the school journal and ensure that you have all of your class materials ready to restart your learning journey.

3rd and 6th year students should continue with their revision and study plans until we can clarify arrangements for the Mock exams. The Department is currently stating that they plan for both Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle state exams to go ahead. Further clarification is being sought regarding oral exams, practical exams, project work and CBAs. The best advice for now is to continue working as planned and to follow the advice of teachers once term restarts on Monday 11th January.

TY students will move into their new modules which are now on your timetable. We will review the scheduled time for work experience and communicate with you later if there is a chance and about plans for alternative course work that should be completed if students cannot secure work experience.

Once term starts you will have the support of your teachers, tutors, year heads, guidance team, additional needs team and management team over the weeks ahead. As we did in our previous period of remote learning, we look forward to encouraging you to be active, engaged learners until we can meet face to face again soon. Please do your best to keep the learning going. We hope that our school community has learned from the unplanned period of remote learning last March to May and our remote learning plan will try to ensure a healthy balance of teacher led work and self-directed work for students with a focus on the wellbeing of all.

Our office staff are currently working remotely but queries can be sent by email to admin@lucancc.ie or to the office phone 016282077 during office hours and any paperwork can be posted to the school at Lucan Community College, Esker Drive, Lucan, Co Dublin K78TF67. Please do not visit the school unless you have made an official appointment.

Please remember the HSE advice to stay at home and reduce your contacts so that we can reunite again as a school community when it is safe to do so.

Stay safe!

Diane Birnie

Principal

Lucan Community College increases 1st year enrolment number for 2021 from 144 to 168

The Board of Management of Lucan Community College at its meeting on Tuesday 14th December 2020 decided to increase the maximum number of places to be offered in First Year 2021 from 144 to 168.

This decision was made in response to the large number of parents who wrote to the Board to request an increase in enrolment. The decision also serves to maintain a steady number of students enrolled from year to year to maximise the teacher allocation and other resources currently received by the college.

Places will now be offered to the next 24 applicants on the Category B waiting list. We ask parents of applicants who intend to accept a place in Lucan Community College to let other schools they either have a place in or are on the waiting list for, know of their decision so that places can be made available for students who are currently without a school place in the area. All second level schools are currently comparing acceptance and waiting lists on the instructions of the Department of Education and Skills in order to ascertain if there are sufficient places for students in the area.

As stated in the enrolment policy, the Board reserve the right to decide the maximum number of places that will be offered in 1st year each year and to make adjustments to the maximum number of students accepted into other year group as it deemed necessary being mindful of the need to ensure overall student numbers do not exceed levels appropriate to the capacity of the school building and safety considerations arising from its design.

Link to Admissions Policy page

Annual St Vincent De Paul Society Secret Bag Collection 16 December 2020

You can read the letter at this link either: St Vincent de Paul Secret Bag Collection Christmas Letter 2020

14th December 2020

Dear Students, Families & Colleagues,

This December marks 35 years of you the College families, students and staff supporting the local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Thank you for your generosity and support over the years. It is really appreciated by the local families who it helps.

The tradition of collecting and distributing hampers to the local community and the subsequent “Secret Bag” collection was initiated and organised by our recently retired colleague, Margaret Ryan, who completed 34 annual collections for the local St. Vincent de Paul conference – for which thank her sincerely.

This year Christmas 2020 sees additional needs for many families in the local community in these difficult and challenging times. It is vital that Lucan Community College continues to support St. Vincent de Paul and their work in our community. Fundraising for the local society has been hugely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions (the cancellation of church-gate collections etc.), so it has never been a more important year to keep up the tradition of supporting St. Vincent de Paul here in Lucan.

On Wednesday 16th of December we are having our annual Christmas collection for the local St. Vincent de Paul society. It will once again take the form of a “secret bag collection” where students will pass around a bag and place in it, some money towards the society. Big or small, all contributions are gratefully appreciated and will go directly into the community to help those in need this Christmas. Please give as generously as possible.

If you are a family in need, the services of St. Vincent de Paul are available to you, so please contact your local branch here in Lucan.

A most sincere Thank You in anticipation of your kindness and generosity, and a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year to all.

Yours sincerely,

Ms. Martina Feeney, Ms. Marissa Mulhern, Ms. Nicola Walsh