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Transition Year Team-Works Day

A big thanks  to team-works and LCC staff for for taking our TY’s out of their comfort zone and encouraging them to learn together in new ways. Team-Works focuses on the development of communication, trust and collaboration within a team. In an era of diversity, having a team that is comfortable working together is an important tool in allowing both the individuals and team to prosper. Our transition years participated in all the events and the weather was kind to them too. Ms. Higgins


Transition Years with STRIPE….

Lucan Community College is delighted to have been selected to take part in a virtual two-day TY event with STRIPE, the Tech company set up by the Collison brothers from Limerick and operating from Silicon Valley. STRIPE is a company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the students who put their names forward and this will look impressive on their CVs in the years to come.
We have celebrated the success of the young entrepreneurs from Limerick by naming a class in the college after them, so it is lovely to get an insight into their successes for our students.

TY Work Focus Week 8th – 12th March 2021


This week will see TY students undertake a 30-hour on-line suite of modules related to the World of Work in lieu of the traditional work experience placement.

You will all be as busy as if you were attending a work-place & you need to schedule your days to make sure that you complete all the modules by the end of the week.

Credits for the completion of this aspect of the programme will be awarded at the end of the year. Full Certification for all modules is available and must be produced to receive the credits.

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.

TY students/ parents and guardians-Trinity Programme!


Trinity 2020

Principal Trinity 14-09-2020

As we are all navigating these challenging times, we believe that it is more important than ever to stay connected to our community and continue equipping and empowering Ireland’s STEM ecosystem.


Therefore, we are connecting with you to share some information about Trinity Walton Club’s latest programme Trinity Walton Club Virtual.


For the past six years, we’ve been welcoming teenagers from all over Ireland (including your school) into Trinity College Dublin’s Campus to explore science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through a suite of enriching educational activities.

This year due to COVID 19 restrictions, we have decided to move online, with a Virtual programme that is engaging, interactive and develops competencies across creative problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration, as well as digital literacy.


We attach an e-flier that might be useful for your notice board and some additional TWC Virtual information. There are also two informal information webinars on Monday 21st of September for teachers Principals and parents. Anyone interested in joining this webinar should register HERE.


Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested, especially your science and math teachers, who can circulate amongst your STEM curious youth.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team at waltonclub@tcd.ie.


Yours in STEM,

Trinity Walton Club Team




Trinity Walton Club,

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin, DNO2 PN40, Ireland. waltonclub@tcd.ie www.tcd.ie/waltonclub


Club Walton Choláiste na Tríonóide,

Ollamh Taca Cúnta, Scoil na Fisice,

Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath, Ollscoil Átha Cliath, Baile Átha Cliath, DN02 PN40, Éire.




Welcome back information for our Transition Year students

Message from the Transition Year Management Team

Dear Parents and Students,

The Transition year management team are looking forward to welcoming the students back to Lucan Community College on Friday after our prolonged absence. Management and staff have been busy making preparations for your safe return to school.

We would like to outline a few brief reminders as you get ready to join us on Friday 4th September at 9.45am.

  • On your arrival at school all Transition year students should enter by the front gate. Please arrive on time and go straight to your assigned room.
  • Classes Mc Auley, O’Riada, Johnston and Hone turn right and proceed towards your allocated room in area M.
  • Class Clarke turn right and enter the building via the student K tunnel and proceed to the Dining Hall.
  • Class Gandon turn left and enter the building via the student C tunnel and proceed to Room F5
  • Parents are not allowed to enter the school grounds without first making an appointment through the front office.
    Your Deputy Principal, Mr Brett and I will be there to greet you and guide you to your rooms.
  • Your induction will take place in the following rooms:

Class Mc Auley: Room M1 with tutor Mr Callaghan

Class O’Riada: Room M3 with tutor Mr Foley

Class Johnston: Room M4 with tutor Ms Dowling

Class Hone: Room M5 with tutors Ms Suttle and Ms Cormac

Class Clarke: Dining Hall with tutors Iníon Ní Chonaola and Mr Spillane

Class Gandon: Room F5 with tutor Ms O’Donoghue

  • We are sure that you are getting ready for your return to school and that you have your uniform, books, equipment for each subject, pencil case and school bag ready as advised in previous emails.
    On your first visit please just bring a copy and pen/pencil case. You will receive your school journal and important items of information can be written into this.
    Please bring a drink and a snack with you as you will be in the college until 12.15pm

Remember to have your student hygiene kit in a sealable plastic bag containing the following:

  • a small bottle of hand-gel sanitiser.
  • two reusable washable face-coverings (face-mask design must be appropriate for a school setting – use common sense please!) Face coverings should be kept in a plastic bag when not in use.
  • a small face towel for drying.
  • Please do not bring any books with you for your induction day. As students start classes from September 7th you should only bring in what you can comfortably manage to carry in your school bag. Teachers will advise students of what essential items are needed for class.

Your tutors will go through all the finer details with you on Friday.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Kind regards.

Una Twyford and the management team.

Transition Year Programme Coordinator Welcome Letter to Parents

Transition Year Greeting

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are all keeping well and I look forward to seeing our TY students back in Lucan Community College for their Induction presentation on Friday morning, 4th September. The Department of Education has planned a full return to school for all students and this has had considerable impact on how we would normally run our Transition Year programme. I ask for your support and understanding while we attempt to navigate these unchartered waters. I intend to proceed with TY with the same spirit, enthusiasm and dedication as was the case pre Covid19 but, of course, there may be sudden changes along the way. However, I can ensure you that I will endeavour to think positively and creatively if faced with such changes.

The scheduled Transition Year programme is dynamic, varied and provides great learning opportunities. I am confident that the timetable and any activities that are planned will be beneficial and meet the social, educational and developmental needs for all our students.

Many students may experience difficulty securing work experience in Term 1 and they will instead continue to follow their scheduled timetable in school during those two weeks in October. We hope that the situation may have changed by the February slot. If you have secured work experience (that follows all HSE guidelines) you may proceed with this during this two-week window before October mid-term.

Students usually participate in voluntary community work experience on a Friday afternoon and again it is unlikely that many students will be in a position to secure these placements this year. I have arranged for an on-line module called ‘Make That Course’ that each student will be obliged to complete in lieu of this component. This will be completed at home but the student’s progress will be monitored and credits will be awarded accordingly. All details will be given to the students at their induction.

Many thanks to all of you who have submitted the TY Application forms to me in June, however there are still some outstanding. This form must be completed on-line (available on the school website www.lucancc.ie) before the TY students return on  4th September. Thanks also to those of you who have paid the first instalment of the TY fee which is to be paid by September 11th through the school’s on-line payment system. I am mindful of the financial constraints facing some families and at all times trying to get best value when sourcing TY programmes and courses. For now, this first instalment is required and we will seek payment of the second instalment later in the Term.

I look forward to re-engaging with the students and building on their progress over the junior years. All of us in Lucan Community College continue to have high expectations for our students in terms of attendance, punctuality and crucially, participation in all class work and all activities. The more positive the student’s attitude this year, the more positive the outcomes will be for them. We are all here to support and guide them at this juncture but we are mindful that Transition Year demands more independent engagement from our students. Together we will make this a rewarding and enjoyable year, one that will enhance them as people and learners and a memorable one for all.

I look forward to working closely with Ms Twyford, as Year Head to this group and her team of tutors and to getting to know your sons and daughters.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact me at imeldahiggins@lucancc.ie

Yours sincerely,

Imelda Higgins Programme Coordinator

Lucan Community College comes first place in German competition.

Lucan Community College came first place for the German competition and overall we were joint runner up (second)
the announcement is below.
Congratulations to Rebecca Reade, Enya Braha and Tomas Roche.

Modern Languages Prize for TY students – Winners announcement! https://www.irishtimes.com

In an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world, advanced language skills and intercultural competencies equip students for a wide variety of careers as well as giving them a distinct competitive advantage.  Furthermore,  language competence is one of the biggest skills gaps in the Irish labour market and language graduates are highly sought after in a variety of sectors.   This is recognised in Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education: ‘Languages Connect’.  With this in mind, Trinity College’s School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies (SLLCS) launched a competition for TY students in 2019/20.   The aim of this competition was to encourage creative and critical thinking amongst TY students about why they would like to become fluent in a particular language as well as why they would like to learn about the culture and literature associated with the language.  Students were asked to record a podcast and design a poster.  The competition attracted an enthusiastic response from a large number of secondary schools and the judges had the difficult task of shortlisting and picking the winning projects.

The Head of School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Dr Anne Fitzpatrick, commented on how impressed the School and College has been by all the entries and commended our second level colleagues for their dedication and commitment to their students during this exceptionally challenging time.

Trinity College Vice-Provost/ Chief Academic Officer and Chair of German Professor Juergen Barkhoff warmly congratulated the winners of the SLLCS Modern Languages Transition prize and commended this great initiative: “Gaining fluency in another language while getting to understand the people who speak it and their cultures is a one of the best ways of opening the mind and the heart and to see the world with different eyes. In today’s globalised world and the post-Brexit times we live in competence in languages is a key asset for rewarding international careers and for Ireland to stay connected, prosper and maximise its opportunities as an economy, society and culture.”

Finally, the judging panel member and School alumnus Gavin Radford spoke of the importance of language knowledge and intercultural communications: ‘Studying another language, and its literature and culture, not only leads to fluency in the language, it also opens your mind to different ways of working, and improves your overall communication skills. Bilingual people are used to switching between two languages and being able to adapt to different /cultural scenarios – skills which are transferable across many sectors and can be particularly useful if you are managing a role with competing priorities! From my own perspective, I make practical use of my degree in French and Spanish from Trinity every day. After my degree I worked abroad for a couple of years, and I am headed to Paris in the summer to take up a post at the Irish Embassy.’

We want to thank all the pupils, their TU coordinators, and secondary schools that took part in the competition. The panel was delighted with the enthusiasm and the creativity!

Top Honours for Technology Excellence

Congratulations to Artiom Proshkovichs, class Hone in Transition Year, who has received two awards at the ETTA Engineering association national conference.

The national event took place last weekend in Mullingar with Artiom receiving a piece of crystal for his outstanding achievement in getting the highest result in the country in Junior Certificate Technology.

If this was not achievement enough Artiom’s Junior Cerificate project also came 3rd overall at national level.

Two amazing achievements for a brilliant student and his dedicated teacher Mr John Spillane.

Build A Bank Team announced for 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen by the AIB interview team to be the Build A Bank Team for 2019 and to Mr Foley for his work with the students

Bank Manager: Caroline Copeland

Assistant Manager: Faye Murphy

Financial Controller: Cathal Gorman

Marketing Manager: David Wright

Digital Officer: Allan Nastin

Customer Service: David Griffin

Also commiserations to all those who went for interview but were not successful. AIB were stunned at the quality of all our applicants so well done to anyone who put themselves forward.

Please remind those that were interviewed to keep their reply from AIB as proof of involvement for their TY portfolio box.