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Online School Books available for free to all students and parents!

Edco, Educate.ie and Folens have announced that they will provide free access for students to their e-books and e-learning content during the current coronavirus pandemic. Please see the details below for information on how to access these resources. A huge thank you to the companies for ensuring that students have access to their learning materials in these unprecedented times for school learning.


In an effort to provide a solution to make it as easy as possible for every student, teacher and parent to access our Primary, Junior and Leaving Cert e-books, we have created free accounts which you can use to access everything you need to keep you going over the coming weeks.


Edco Website = https://www.edcolearning.ie/login


Junior Cycle:

Username= jcedcobooks Password= edco2020


Leaving Certificate:

Username= lcedcobooks Password= edco2020



To lend a helping hand to schools and parents over the coming weeks Folens are also giving access to all their digital resources and eBooks on FolensOnline.ie.

Parents, students and teachers can follow the steps below to get access:


  1. Go to Folensieand click register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password
  4. For Roll Number use the code:  Sec20


Home Study page with free access for both primary and post primary students/teachers/parents.



Department of Education Announce Cancellation of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Oral and Practical Performance Tests

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020.

All students who were due to take these tests will be awarded full marks for this portion of the exam.

The decision was taken in light of the closure of schools as a result of the Covid-19 virus and it will be implemented by the State Examinations Commission (SEC).

Minister McHugh said: “This is a difficult time for all. Students are facing a challenging period out of school and our decision on this element of the exams is being taken with their best interests at heart.

“It is the fairest response we could take in the circumstances. It guarantees that no student will score less than they would have if schools had been operating as normal.

“We have seen a new emphasis on remote learning amid the uncertainty about the impact of Covid-19 and the closure of all schools. I hope this decision will ease some of the pressure that students are feeling and allow them to focus more clearly on completing project work and preparing for written exams.”

The change to the 2020 state examinations means all students who were due to take oral and practical performance tests in the following subjects will be given full marks for this part of the examination:

  • Oral tests in Leaving Certificate Irish and the Modern Languages of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.
  • Practical performance tests in Leaving Certificate Music.
  • Practical performance tests in Junior Certificate Music and Home Economics.

Minister McHugh also confirmed changes to deadlines for students to complete project work and coursework in a number of subjects.

Students were originally scheduled to complete these elements of the state examinations on a number of dates from Friday 20 March to Friday 24 April 2020, depending on the subject.

Students will now be given until Friday 15 May 2020 to complete this work.

Minister McHugh said: “We know we are asking a lot of people in order to stem the spread of Covid-19. In response to that I want students and their parents or guardians and teachers to be given flexibility as they work towards the exams.

“All of Government is hugely grateful for the effort, commitment and energy that students and teachers are putting in to continue education in difficult circumstances. I urge you all to keep up the momentum and focus on preparing for the exams.”

Minister McHugh also said the Department will continue to work with the State Examinations Commission to monitor the Covid-19 situation in terms of its potential impact on the other later scheduled components of the state examinations.

“We will continue to respond at the right time and in the right way, with the impact on our students at the forefront of our minds,” Minister McHugh said.

The Minister also advised of steps taken by the Department to minimise the impact on teaching and learning of the current school closures. All schools have been asked to continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to do so. Schools have also been asked to be conscious of students that may not have access to online facilities and to consider this actively in their responses. School buildings are available to staff if they wish to access the facilities in order to provide online delivery, or essential services once this is in line with Health Service Executive (HSE) advice.

The Department of Education and Skills will continue to provide supports to the education sector at this time, particularly schools with students taking State examinations.

The Department of Education and Skills has been liaising closely on a continual basis with the Department of Health in relation to Coronavirus/Covid-19 since early January. This will continue.

Over €1700 raised through LCC Annual Secret Bag Collection for SVP

We held our annual school collection for the local St. Vincent de Paul Society again this festive period raising more than €1700 for those in need.

Christmas can be a difficult time for many in our community and we have been lucky to have been able to support the great work of our local St Vincent de Paul.

In fact this December marks 34 years of Lucan Community College, its families, students and staff, of support for SVP in the community. A most sincere thank you to all our school community for supporting the great work of St Vincent de Paul.

A huge thank you to Ms Ryan, Ms Mulhern and Ms Walsh and our college prefect team for their hard work in organizing the collection.

Kieran McBride, president of the St Patricks Lucan conference of St Vincent de Paul was present during our Christmas concert to accept the monies raised.

Lucan CC Christmas Carol Concert

Christmas came early last Thursday night with a night of fabulous festive cheer as part of our now infamous Christmas Carol Concert.

There wasn’t a seat left in the house for our Lucan CC Carol service as we gathered as a school community, past and present, to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.

And what could be more pure than to be present on a cold December evening for a celebration of readings, dancing and singing.

The whole LCC community are immensely proud of all our wonderful student performers, the full school choir, past pupils, the LCC Trad group and the orchestra.

Thank you to Ms Conway and her team of merry teacher helpers (front of stage and backstage!) who worked so hard to bring this special event together.

Human Rights Day in Lucan CC

Lucan Community College students celebrated World Human Rights Day on December the 10th with an awards ceremony in the hall for the winners of Human Rights themed competitions.

The winners of poetry, art, photography and the “Great LCC Bake Off” competitions were presented with their certificates and prizes bt the LCC Amnesty students who organised the events.

The spectacular event was concluded with an action by the Amnesty students raising awareness of  “Write for Rights” cases  in support of the campaigns for justice for Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder, Yiliyasijiang Reheman, Yasaman Aryani and Nasu Abdulaziz.

All of our Human Rights Day events were very successful in raising awareness and in celebrating at LCC, the 71st anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Thank you to Lucan Community College Parents Association for providing finance for the prizes for these competitions.

Child Protection Procedure Update

Please note the following changes in our Child Protection Procedure. As of 20th November 2019 the Deputy Designated Liaison Person (DDLP) is Mr Stephen Brett, Deputy Principal.

Lucan CC trio receive UCD award

Congratulations to three of 2019 Leaving Certificate graduates who awards for their outstanding academic achievements in the Leaving Certifcate.

Beatrice Black, Rian Porter and Petra O’Connor all received awards from University College Dublin in respect of their outstanding achievements in the Leaving Certificate examinations.

We are very proud of our recent alumini and wish them every success in their third level studies.

Lucan CC student shines for Leinster Soccer

Congratulations to our wonderful 1st year student Aoibhe Fleming who represented Leinster Football in last weekend’s FAI Schools Under 15 Girls’ Interprovincial Tournament at the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh.

REIGNING CHAMPIONS LEINSTER maintained their phenomenal record in this competition in the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh with their seventh title in a decade.

The Champions continued their 100% record in the series and put in a flawless display to notch up five goals in three games.

The Interprovincial series is the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup

Well done Aoibhe, we were so delighted for you on your performances for Leinster.

Senior Soccer Girls Superb in Sizzling Win

Congratulations to our Senior Girls Soccer team who won 5-0 against Castleknock Community College this week in the Leinster Senior Cup.

Nicole Smyth was superb again on the day, scoring 4 goals with our new recruit and Leinster player Aoibhe Fleming adding 1. Assists on the day came from Caitlin Maguire, Zara Lawless, Amy Green, Aoibhe Fleming.

An inspiring clean sheet for earned by our top goalkeeper Ingrid Tientcheu and the defence of Zara Lawless (captain), Lia Stokes, Sophie Goodwin and Bella Fay locked out the Castleknock attack in the scoring stakes.

Well done and best of luck to the team in next round.

Autism training available in Lucan CC

Lucan Community College is hosting training for parents of young people with autism early next year. 

This free training course will run for five Tuesdays starting on 25th February 2020 from 7pm-9pm.

The following are the topics to be covered; Autism and social communication including social skills, Autism and life skills, Autism and sensory processing, Autism and the promotion of positive behavior and Autism and anxiety management.

Please book early to reserve your place at https://www.middletownautism.com/training/parents