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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.
Monday 5th October 2020 was World Teachers’ Day. As Principal, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our teachers and other education personnel for rising to the challenge even in the most adverse circumstances to ensure that our students can continue their learning. Teachers, SNAs, Office staff, Caretaking and housekeeping staff, the Deputy Principal Team and the many people who have taken on leadership roles in helping us to prepare for and adapt to the new protocols in place, all play essential roles in our school community and we owe them our recognition and respect for their daily work, perseverance and professionalism during these exceptional times.
In a recent letter to the Chairperson of the Board of Management of Lucan Community College, the Chief Executive of Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board, Caitriona Murphy, acknowledged the outstanding work of the Senior Management team of Lucan Community College and of the staff in reopening the school. Ms Murphy said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for this and their commitment, motivation and drive to ensure that our learners returned to a safe school environment”.
Let us take this opportunity to celebrate the wonderful team of staff who are keeping Lucan Community College a working learning safe school environment.
Students and Parents/Guardians please note:
The Board of Management have approved the following additional policy provided by the Department of Education relating to students following all arrangements in place for the health and safety of our students. It can be read in full here: Lucan CC Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy
Lucan Community College is delighted with the newly published subject inspection report for Metalwork and Engineering. This report was written after a subject inspection lasting over two school days, several classroom observations and meetings with teachers and school management. The report commends the very high quality of teaching and learning observed; the kind, supportive student-centred learning environment; the reactive differentiation and scaffolding and high quality of assessment; the strength of teacher demonstrations and questioning techniques; the very thorough lesson preparation and planning, and the quality of the Health and Safety procedures in the classroom.
You can read the full report here.
Public information Meeting re Lucan Community College’s extension and refurbishment plans will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 22nd June in the college. This meeting will outline the Planning Permission Application, display plans for the building and personnel from the Building Team of DDLETB will be available to answer queries. Please confirm your interest in attending by booking a free ticket through Eventbrite so that we can have an idea of numbers.
We have just been advised that the Department of Education and Skills review of Stage 2A is now complete. Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board will shortly receive written notification that we can now proceed to Stage 2B. The design team will then begin the Stage 2B work which has as its stated objectives to:
As a community we are absolutely delighted with the news that our much needed extension has moved ahead to the next stage of planning. This represents a huge step forward for Lucan Community College, our students, teachers and parents in getting a school building to match the quality of our teaching and learning. We want to acknowledge the huge effort made by our pupils with their petition and also our Board members, parents and teachers with their individual letters to the Minister for Education and local representatives in getting the extension back on track. We also acknowledge the ongoing work of the DDLETB building team who are managing this process. We sincerely hope it now moves ahead at speed without any further delays.
As all members of our school community will be aware we have been awaiting the provision of a school extension and refurbishment for over ten years. We now need your support to move the school extension process forward. It appears that it is now delayed in the DES building unit awaiting approval to proceed to Stage 2B. So how can you help? Please print, address, sign and forward copies of the letters below through any means possible (mail, email, social media) and encourage other people to send them to as many people as possible on the contact list below and to anyone else who may be able to offer representation on our behalf. This is a really crucial time in the school extension process and everyone’s support is much needed at this time.
Minister Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills. Fine Gael
Minister’s Department email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlborough St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RC96
Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality. Fine Gael
John Curran T.D. – Fiannal Fáil
Ph: 01 6183792.
Gino Kenny T.D, People Before Profit
Email – email@example.com
Cllr. William Lavelle – Fine Gael
Fine Gael Leader on SDCC, Chairman of SDCC Planning & Transport Committee, Chairperson of Board of Management, Lucan Community College
36 St. Andrews Drive, Lucan
Cllr. Vicki Casserly – Fine Gael
Cllr. Ed O’Brien – Fianna Fáil
Constituency Office 9/10 The Village Centre, Lucan.
Ph: 610 5811. Mob: 087 799 7609
Deputy Leader Fianna Fáil Group on South Dublin County Council.
Cllr Paul Gogarty – Independent Community Alliance
Not just at election time
Cllr. Danny O’Brien – Sinn Fein
Ph: 086 857 0828
Member of the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC.
Caitríona McClean Rúnaí Connolly Sarsfield Cumann Fianna Fáil Lucan
nó ag firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr. Liona O’Toole Independent
Chair of Lucan/Palmerstown Area Committee, Member of Board of Management, Lucan Community College
Plans for our Extension
Our new building will include:
- New student entrances
- Full sized PE hall capable of facilitating two class groups at once with fitness suite above
- Two new Art rooms with built in kiln for pottery
- New Science rooms
- Dedicated Library
- New computer rooms
- Dedicated Special Needs Unit (most probably for students on Autistic Spectrum)
- Refurbished and new T4 rooms including: technology, technical graphics/DCG, metalwork/engineering and woodwork/construction studies
- Improved use of courtyard space
- Larger canteen facilities
The Board of Management recently updated the school’s Substance Misuse Policy. Lucan Community College shows no tolerance of activities that would cause any member of the school community to feel threatened, alone, insignificant, victimised or unsafe in any way. To this end the college operates a Substance Misuse policy which was written and reviewed in consultation with the Parents’ Association, staff and representatives of An Garda Siochana. This policy is part of our overall Code of Behaviour.