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Public Health Update 22 Sept 2021

Please find below an update from Public Health with useful advice for parents:

Public Health update 22 September 2021

Cyber safety talk for parents

DDLETB and Wriggle are hosting a Cyber Safety talk for parents this evening – Thursday 26th August at 7pm.

Please access the Teams Live event via the following link https://bit.ly/DDLETB11

 

LCC in 1986- The Joe Jackson Video

When I became Principal of Lucan Vocational School in 1983, I decided to use my involvement in Writing to the advantage of the School, and vice versa, so I initiated this project. It had three strands. Strand 1 was the appointment of the first Writer-in-Residence in Ireland, Joe Jackson, who has now made public this wonderful video account of his year working in the school in 1986. Strand 2 was the organisation of a programme of workshops, across all genres, given by established writers for new or aspiring writers. Strand 3 was the employment of the poet, Padraig McGrane to do research and admin – this enabled me to launch the Irish Writers Union and the Irish Writers Centre. All of this new ground was broken in Lucan.
Anthony Malone who was a student in the school at the time, subsequently a teacher, and now a lecturer in the Education Department of NUI Maynooth, comments on the Joe Jackson video: ‘It brought back such great memories. It was such a genuinely transformative experience for me and was the beginning of my lifelong love of the arts.’
–   Jack Harte

THE IRISH TIMES MEETS LCC

A massive thank you to all staff members and 6th year students who were involved in the Irish Times interview and video article, recorded over a four hour period on 19/05/21. These include Diane Birnie, Grainne Malone, Jason Carey, Elaine Brady, John Grimes, Una Howley, Marion Freeman and Emma Geraghty with Stephen Brett, Andrew Purcell working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.  Thanks were expressed to the wider DDLETB support teams that have worked closely with us during the last year and in particular to the Digital Support Team led by Sam Conroy. A special thanks to the Prefect Team, mentioned in the article and to the students who took part in the SPHE class that was described.  The mini life stories of our students are wonderful and their quotes do your heart good. Their maturity and positive outlook on events of the past 18 months were reassuring to hear and their display of resilience and confidence was positively commented on throughout the morning by the IT educational editor, Carl O’Brien and videographer Enda O’Dowd. The video piece highlights an SPHE resilience class designed by Emma Geraghty and co-presented with Marion Freeman. This content has also been adapted and presented to 1st year students as part of our whole school approach to student pastoral care, health and wellbeing – ‘Aontas’.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/how-coronavirus-has-shaped-this-year-s-leaving-cert-students-1.4572937

 

NEWSLETTER 05/05/21

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Leaving Certificate Portal

The Leaving Certificate The Leaving Certificate 2021 exam portal reopens this week. Lucan Community College continues to advise all students to opt for both the accredited grades and sitting of State Examination Commission exams in June 2021. Students will be supported in school to complete this process successfully.

Self-Care Programme for Parents/Guardians

Self-Care Programme for Parents

Lucan Community College are a part of the “One Good School” project by Jigsaw – a national mental health support organisation.

As part of the programme, they have devised a self-care programme for parents & guardians. It is 45 minutes in duration and it provides skills to help parents/guardians understand and look after their own wellbeing while acting as that One Good Adult for a young person.

Participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of what self-care is
  • Have a greater understanding of the importance of looking after their own wellbeing in their role as a parent
  • Be more aware of their own self-care needs.
  • Be able to develop their own self-care plan.

 

The programme can be found at; https://jigsaw.ie/self-care-course-for-parents/

Transition Year News

Congratulations to the Transition Year students who applied for the Royal College of Surgeons online programme of events running this week, this is a fantastic opportunity for them and will give them a fascinating insight into all things medical.
The Transition Year Law students are about to embark on a schedule of modules drawn up by The Law Society of Ireland, Lucan Community College is delighted to be part of this initiative and students will receive certification of their involvement in this new departure.
On Thursday 25th the Transition Year students will all take part in a workshop provided by the Education officer from Reptile Haven, this should be a very interesting insight for the students.

Edukid fundraiser

Congratulations to Ruby and Lily Crocker-Dunne and family who are walking/cycling the distance to Palestine in 100 days to support a charity called Edukid. Edukid works to support students’ education in Cambodia, Palestine, and Uganda. 260 million children* worldwide cannot access school for various reasons such as poverty, gender, war, disability, insufficient teachers or government funding.
This is a link to the website if anyone would like to know more about the work Edukid do http://www.edukid.org.uk/ and here is the JustGiving page that they created if anyone would like to support their fundraising efforts: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thecrockerdunnevirtualtrektopalestine

Attention all 6th Year students! 08/02/21

Lucan CC 6th Year students will be doing an online “Worry Buster” Workshop on Wednesday 10th February 2021 with Psychologist Evan Costigan.

Evan Costigan will help the students to work on a variety of much needed skills. His workshop is designed to help those who are stressed by upcoming exams, afraid they’ll run out of time, forget everything they’ve learned & anxious about what form the Leaving Cert will take.

The workshop runs from 11.55am – 1.15pm

Ms. Brady (Year Head) will be online also to support students .

Full attendance is expected & VSware will be updated accordingly.

The Zoom link will be posted via the Year Group Team Site on Wednesday morning. This link is for @lucancc.ie email address attendees only.