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The Model Council of the European Union debate took place on Thursday, 27 February In Dublin Castle. The annual debate is a simulation of a meeting of the Council of the European Union. Each EU Member State is represented by a team of students from a secondary school. Our team of three 5th yr politcs and society students from Lucan Community was proud to represent Sweden and participate in the debate. Some students and staff attended the event , supporting the team. The motion for discussion, on the topic of Climate Action, was if the EU should increase its target for carbon emissions to 50/55 %
The debate was chaired by Barry Andrews, MEP. It was officially opened by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Climate and environment and Ciarain Cuffe MEP, gave closing speech.
The debate judges were Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director of the European Movement Ireland; Mary McCaughey, Head of Information and Communication at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions; and Michael Ewing, Development Officer at the Irish Environmental Network & Environmental Pillar. Ambassadors of all EU Member State embassies to Ireland Members of the European Parliament were invited to attend the event.
PROFESSIONALS Starts Tuesday 25th Feb. 4-6 pm.
If you wish to register for one or more evenings the link for professionals is here to book
PARENTS Starts Tuesday 25th Feb. 7-9 pm
The link for one or more evenings for parents is book here
From today we will be extending the invitation to all schools and parents in the area. Please feel free to share this with anybody you think may be interested.
There is no cost to this course.
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.
We welcomed Sari Ireland to Lucan CC on Wednesday and Friday of this week. All of our 2nd year students availed of the workshop.
Their mission is to promote and support cultural integration, social inclusion and cohesion in Ireland and abroad by using sport as a medium to combat racism, sectarianism, xenophobia, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination.
It was a very worthwhile workshop and all of our students thoroughly enjoyed it and took a lot away from it.
Thank you to the Wellbeing Committee, Ms Ryan our Wellbeing Coordinator and our PE department for facilitating this great event for our students.
Another wonderful German Exchange took place in Lucan CC this September. On Thursday 5th September two German teachers, Stefan Weigert and Ricky Fränkel arrived in Dublin airport accompanied with their 12 Students from Gymnasium Münchberg to be greeted by their 12 Irish partners and Irish teachers.
An action packed nine days was enjoyed with trips to Causey Farm. Castletown House, Howth, Walking tour of Dublin and not to mention a trip to Bord Gais to see Angela’s Ashes.
Lucan CC welcomed our German friends for our 27th German Exchange. Teachers gave special classes in History, Geography, Baking, Irish Music, Irish Dancing, Irish Language and Irish Sport. Thanks to all our staff for preparing and giving these classes, for accompanying students on the various trips and for showing hospitality.
A special thanks to Mr. McDermot, our former Deputy Principal, for his annual walking tour of Dublin with our German friends. Thanks also to Darren Tully, a past pupil of LCC and who was also part of our German Exchange many years ago, who led our students on an interesting tour around Lucan.
We warmly thank our fabulous parents for hosting the new addition in their family. Our visitors certainly felt at home and spoke kind words to their Irish mums and dads at our farewell party on Thursday 12th September. A rose was given to each mum as a thank you. Without our parents this Exchange could not take place. Danke.
Thanks to Ms. Williams and Ms. Clarke for hosting our German visiting teachers. It was an absolute pleasure. Well done to our German Department for their continuous dedication and commitment to this wonderful successful Programme. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to be part of this ongoing Exchange and this years group all look forward to their return trip in February.
Danke, Danke, Danke – Colette Clarke
Class Plunkett attended a play put on to celebrate International Women’s Day in Lucan library today.
The 3rd year students watched an interactive play based on the Women of 1916. It was interesting to learn about the numerous women involved in 1916 who are often overlooked in Irish history, for both their bravery and active engagement in this Rising.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the students
We were delighted to welcome Michael Collins, Ireland’s Ambassador to Germany, to Lucan Community College last week as part of the new national global schools initiative. Lucan Community College was one of only 20 schools across the country selected to be part of this new national educational programme.
The Irish Ambassador was accompanied by Maeve Killen from the Department of Foreign Affairs, who opened the talk by explaining the context of “Global Ireland” programme and its ambition to double Ireland’s impact in the world by 2025.
Ambassador Collins then took to the stage to outline the work of Embassies and the plans to broaden Ireland’s Embassy footprint through ‘Global Ireland’. He also spoke passionately about the importance of the UN, why we are members, and draw on their own experience with the UN and how the UN touches all our lives.
This was followed by Irish peacekeeper who outlined Ireland’s work over the last 60 years as peacekeepers and spoke about the importance of peace-keeping as one of the main contributions Ireland will continue to make as part of ‘Global Ireland’.
‘Global Schools’ has allowed us a school to explore Ireland’s role on the world stage, bringing a deeper understanding of how UN membership and the Irish diplomatic service.
The informative talk was attended by interested TY, 5th and 6th year students as well as our 5th year politics class and a group representing Amnesty. German students involved in our 25th exchange also attended having previously met Michael Collins as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations in Muenchberg two years ago alongside our college prefects and representation from our student council and active parents association.
On Thursday October 18th, four of our Student Council members attended the . The AGM was hosted in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone opened the event giving a powerful speech about the importance of youth empowerment.
There was a short film shown that was made by the Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg group highlighting the importance of staying safe on nights out and how even one punch can kill someone.
The slogan used to reinforce this point was ‘Use your brain, not your fists’ which was followed by a member of An Garda Síochána speaking about how drugs and alcohol can play a big factor in the causation of accidents.
The main theme of the event was Body Image with many discussions and activities to raise awareness for this campaign including a speaker from Spunout.ie.
Overall, it was a fantastic day with great messages and a great experience that we hope to share with the other members of the Student Council and the school.
We welcomed back our sixth year students of history this week as they bidded a final auf wiedersehen to Berlin.
The students had been taking part in a 3 day history tour of the German capital to complement their Leaving Certificate studies, visiting the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall as well as a range of historical and cultural museums.
The group were accompanied and guided throughout by their history teacher, Mr Byrne, and one of our school deputy principals, Mr Purcell.
A group of 30 students went to Leinster Driving Campus in Maynooth, Kildare on Friday 4th May for a driving lesson.
Each student got to take part in a quiz where we were asked several questions from the theory test you take when getting your driving license.
We then each got to do an activity which involved the wearing of ‘beer goggles’ these goggles simulated the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol. We were asked to stack several cones wearing these goggles.
Lastly, was our driving experience. Each of us got into groups of 3 and got into a car with the driving instructor.
We were informed of all the operations involved in driving a car before driving around the course.
This was a great experience for us all and a special thanks to Mr.Doyle for organising this.