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Eabha McNally-Art Competition Winner


Congratulations to Eabha McNally who has been awarded First Place in the Junior Cycle Art
Category of the Mental Health Ireland Art Competition 2020/21. This years’ theme was
“Reflecting on How I’ve Grown”. Eabha used primary source objects and explored typography
in her sketchbook before creating this wonderful artwork. Congratulations Eabha and well
done to all our students who worked hard on their entry. Also, thanks to Ms Byrne for her
encouragement and advice.


Important information for 6th year students and parents 05/03/21


Please read and discuss over the weekend.


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

Ms. McManus, shares her expert advice for students…


Twitter link

Message to 6th Years posted 01/02/21

Message to 6th Years posted 01/02/21:
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Good morning everybody! I hope you are all well. 1st Day of Spring to-day. Remember Spring is the season of new beginnings.
To achieve success in your day, follow the simple 5 T plan:
1. Turn Up – look at your classes for the day and join on time. Have an A4 pad and materials ready for each class.
2. Tune in – actively listen in Live Classes. Have water beside you to keep your brain hydrated.
3. Talk – answer questions, ask questions. Use Chat/Email/Mic to keep in contact with your teachers. Communication is key!
4. Tasks – prioritise! What do you need to get done to-day?? When can you do it? When are Assignments due? Make a list for the day of things that have to be completed. Do the one with the closest deadline. Look at your Live class timetable & work around it.
5. Tutors – reach out if you are worried or need a bit of encouragement. Your tutor is there for you!

Video message from Ms Casey to 2nd years

Ms Casey has made a short video message for 2nd year students and parents/guardians.

Click here to watch the 2nd year message from Ms Casey

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Virtual Link

We would usually bring all of our 1st yrs to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition to see the 10,000 STEM projects. The exhibition will bring together some of the country’s brightest young STEM minds as they compete to take home the coveted title of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year 2021  This year the opportunity is available for everyone to attend from home. You will need to register to attend at btyoungscientist.com but all activities are free to view. The portal is now open until Friday 8th.

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Student/Parent/Guardian Update Week Beginning 7th September 2020

Student/Parent/Guardian Update Week Beginning 7th September 2020
Good evening students and parents/guardians
This message is to remind you of the current key arrangements for school and to update you on some of the things you had questions about during induction and changes we have made for the week ahead.
Induction slideshows
All students who attended the induction day(s) during the first week of September should have watched the Student Induction PowerPoint including videos (Powerpoint for Return to school for students September 2020) and the Student Well-being PowerPoint with voice-over (Wellbeing Presentation for students 1st –6th year Sept 2020). We encourage parents to watch these also so you have an understanding of the safeguarding protocols we have put in place for our school community. Any student who was absent and did not attend induction MUSTwatch these presentations before returning to school.
All timetables and rooms have now been updated on VSware. Please logon to your VSware account and print or write down your classes and rooms for the week. Each student needs to take personal responsibility for having their timetable written into their journal. All VSware account details were given to students during induction. If you do not have your VSware account details please contact a classmate to ensure you know Monday’s timetable and ask for help to access VSware when you come to school on Monday.
What you should bring to school
Whatever you bring, please label everything! Lost property will have to be binned this year unless we can immediately return it to the student.
All students must wear a facemask to school. These masks must be worn at all times when a distance of 2m between people cannot be maintained. If you have a health concern about wearing a mask, please arrange for your parent to contact your Year Head who will explain the process for seeking alternative arrangements. Refusing to wear a mask or engaging in unsafe conduct with a mask will be treated as a serious breach of the code of behaviour.
All students should bring their health pack to school as outlined in previous newsletters and during induction. We advise students to bring spare facemasks and a reusable bottle of water. Students who are staying in for lunch should bring a healthy packed lunch. All students must have their journal and be in full uniform. If you have PE or TY leisure pursuits on your timetable that day you should wear your PE uniform for the full school day.
We advise students to bring their phone to school with the Covid Tracker App enabled. Phones should have bluetooth switched on but should be set to silent, not vibrate. A set of head phones for the phone is also advised. The Teams phone app should be downloaded and teachers will explain how to use the school wifi. Unfortunately the school cannot take responsibilty for lost or stolen items so ensure that you have your own insurance for expensive items you intend to bring to school.
Bring as many books and resources as you can comfortably carry each day. Subject teachers will give specific advice about what to bring​ each day. Use your journal to note what they advise. We understand that not having lockers will prove challenging!
Arriving to school
For Monday 7th September only we are having a staggered start with Junior students (1st, 2nd and 3rd years) arriving for class at 8.55am and following their full timetable until 4pm and Seniors (TY, 5th and 6th years) arriving on time for their 10.27am tutorial class following their timetable for the remainder of the day.
From Tuesday 8th September all students will arrive for their first class at 8.55am.
To avoid gatherings in groups outside or within the school grounds, please wait until 8.30am to enter the school grounds each day. Enter from either the main front gate or the side gate opposite SuperValu. Walk outside the building until you reach the entrance closest to the first classroom you are moving to. You can then enter the classroom and take your assigned seat following all of the protocols outlined during induction – social distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene. Remember to follow the one-way system to avoid people meeting face-to-face as much as possible and to help us all to remain 2m away from each other.
Satellite Classes
If there are more students in a class group than student spaces in the classroom the excess number of students will be directed to a satellite room. Where possible the teacher will upload classwork and homework to the class Teams group so that all students (in the classroom, in the satellite room and at home if sick) can access the work. Where possible the teacher will set up a Teams meeting while they are teaching in the classroom so that students in the satellite rooms can hear what the teacher is saying through their phone and headphones. We will continually rotate the students attending the satellite groups so that no student is overly disadvantaged by this process. Rooms for satellite groups will be displayed around the school. Students should talk to their tutor at tutorial/pastoral care if they have any concerns.
Little Break
Year groups 1st to 4th will have their break during classtime as outlined in the table below and will spend the official break time sitting in their tutor base class . 5th and 6th years only will have their break during the official break time. Please see the timings and areas of the school that you should use for break as well as the toilets you should use throughout the school day. Remember this is part of the school’s efforts to prevent different year groups from mixing. Each Year Group should in effect be a different ‘Pod’. 




Break Zone 



Cedar, Elm & Oak


Memorial Garden 

C Area Toilets 


Sycamore, Rowan & Willow




C Area Toilets 


O Riordan Walsh & Collison 


Millennium Garden 

D/E Area Toilets 


Greta, Malala & Gonzalez 


Memorial Garden 

D/E Area Toilets 


Setanta, Lir Grainne 


Outside M and Basketball court 

L Toilets 


Meabh and Danu 


Outside M and Basketball court 

L Toilets 


McAuley, O’Riada& Clarke 

11.05- 11.15 

Millennium Garden 

G Toilets 


Hone, Gandon

11.05- 11.15 

Memorial Garden 

G Toilets 


Connolly, Lynn & Markievicz


Memorial Garden 

G Area Toilets 


O’ Farrell, Pearse & Plunkett 


Millennium Garden 

G Area 









10.15- 10.27 

H area/ Basketball court

H Toilets 

Teachers teaching at these times will finish class at 10.05 or 11.05 (TY) and bring their students with their belongings to the designated break area and will supervise students as you have a snack and use assigned toilets for your year group. Students will then go to their tutorial base room where they will sit during the official little break period. Remember masks must be worn where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained. With the staggered break time, there should be plenty of space for students to take mask breaks!

Tutorial/Pastoral Care
Please check the table below for the most up to date list of classrooms for each tutor class. The one in your journal was updated over the Summer. Where there are more students than there are class places, we have formed an extra satellite tutor group in the year with a mixture of people from each of the different classes. Your tutors explained this to you at induction and hopefully you are clear which tutor group you will be attending at 10.27am on Monday. Ask your Year Head or link DP if you have questions.


1st Year


Year Head



J. Carey



E. Bean



A. Flynn / C.Healy

C. Clarke



E. MacManus / R. Duggan*

Satellite room: B2 (R. Duggan)



S. McGeever



L. Quirke / E. Barbour


2nd Year


Year Head



M. Mulhern 

G. Casey

Satellite room: F2 (V. Conway)



A. Byrne



K. McCarthy 



M. Gaffney /  E. O’Gara   



M. Cunningham / V. Conway*



A. McKelvey / G.Clifford


3rd Year


Year Head



N. Walsh / A. Hickey 

J. Grimes  

No Satellite Room Required 



M. Mellett   



T. Doyle / PJ Doyle



S Coogan  



N. Gallagher / M. Ní Ruaidhri 


4th Year


Year Head



P. Callaghan 

U. Twyford  

TY & LCA Programme Coordinator:    


Satellite room: Dining Hall 2             (M. Flanagan)



JP. Foley



H. Dowling 



H. Suttle 



D. O’Donoghue



M. Ni Chonaola / J. Spillane


5th Year 


Year Head



E. Ni Bhriain

J. O’Connor  

Satellite room: H7 (C. O’Flynn) 



F. Coghlan/R. McAnerin 



F. Murphy 



K. Branagan 



M. Feeney 



A. Quirke


6th Year 


Year Head



E. Geraghty 

E. Brady 

Satellite room: H6 (G. Keating)



M. Freeman



K. Mc Cormack



U. Howley / G. Keating*



G. McKeever / C. Kenny



A. Brooks / C.O’Gorman

Deputy Principal Offices
Mr Brett – link for 1st and TY year students (office in A area near staff room)
Mr Purcell – link for 2nd and 5th year students (office in A area near staff room)
Ms Malone – link for 3rd and 6th year students (office moved to M area)
Year Head Offices
1st year Ms Clarke A area office near staff room
2nd year Ms Casey D area office
3rd year Mr Grimes D area office
Transition Year Ms Twyford A area office near staff room
5th year Ms O’Connor A area office
6th year Ms Brady A area office

New Lunch Time Arrangements

Junior Students (1st, 2nd and 3rd years) should arrange to go home for lunch if possible and must complete the journal lunch permission page at the front of their journal. If you must stay in for lunch, then you must bring a packed lunch and go to your tutor base classroom to eat it. Half of the class (Group A) will stay in to eat their lunch from 1.15 to 1.35 (remembering to maintain 2m distance, hand sanitise and wipe down desks and chairs) while the second half (Group B) can go out to the pitch area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Then when the bell sounds at 1.35pm, the two lunch groups will swop over. Junior students cannot go to local shops or restaurants for lunch.
4th years All students who live close by please go home for lunch each day. SuperValu centre is only available for TYs on Thursday for those who cannot go home: Classes McAuley, O’Riada, Johnston can visit SuperValu from 1.15pm on Thursdays and classes Hone, Gandon, Clarke from 1.35pm. Students who must stay in school for lunch must bring a packed lunch and eat in their tutor base class at 2 metre distance and can use the pitch area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Students can self-divide into two lunch groups if there are too many in a room to eat socially distanced.
5th years: All students who live close by please go home for lunch each day. SuperValu centre is only available for 5th yrs on Tuesday for those who cannot go home: Classes Connolly, Lynn, Markievicz can visit SuperValu from 1.15pm on Tuesdays and classes O’Farrell, Plunkett, Pearse from 1.35pm. Students who must stay in school for lunch must bring a packed lunch and eat in their tutor base class/social area at 2-metre distance and can use the basketball court area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Students can self-divide into two lunch groups if there are too many in a room to eat socially distanced.
6th years: All students who live close by please go home for lunch each day. SuperValu centre only available for 6th yrs on Monday and Friday for those who cannot go home. Classes Hume, Corrigan, Beckett can visit SuperValu from 1.15pm on Mondays and Friday and classes Williams, Walton, Heaney from 1.35pm. Students who must stay in school for lunch must eat in their tutor base class/social area at 2-metre distance and can use the basketball court area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Students can self-divide into two lunch groups if there are too many in a room to eat socially distanced.
Home Time

Junior students classes end at 4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, at 1.15pm on Wednesday and on 3.20pm on Friday.

Teachers will be releasing senior students slightly (5-10 mins max) early at the end of each school day so there is clear access to tunnels/exits/gates for our junior students.
Parents/guardians dropping or collecting their son/daughter by car should make arrangements to drop/meet their son/daughter away from the school entrance – especially when it is raining. Student safety is a priority.
Thank you for taking the time to read through these arrangements and we wish all of our students an enjoyable first week back to the timetable. Parents/guardians can continue to address any queries they may have through the front office admin@lucancc.ie or 016282077.