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Lucan Community College Remote Learning Plan is published

We are delighted to publish the first draft of our Remote Learning Plan for students, parents and guardians.
Please read it carefully. We will seek feedback from students and parents shortly and update it as needed.

LucanCC Remote Learning Plan

Please click on the Remote Learning tab on the website to access all information. We have also included the previous resources uploaded during our previous period of Remote Learning for Students and for Teachers in sub-menus.

Stand Up Awareness Week at LCC -Nov. 16th-20th

STAND UP AWARENESS WEEK

it’s important that every child feels safe and happy in school and as teachers that’s what matters to us all. Research has shown that 6-10% of any group of young people may be LGBT+  so it’s likely some of our students will benefit from having this week in school! LCC is a warm, inclusive, support environment, this really matters so much for our young people. No one should ever feel alone.

   

 

LucanCC presents “Supporting your child in school during Covid-19” with Psychologist Evan Costigan.

6th/5th/3rd Year Parents/Guardians! LucanCC presents “Supporting your child’s in school during Covid-19” with Psychologist Evan Costigan.

When: Tomorrow Wednesday 18th December @7pm
Details of how to join the online Zoom event will be sent via SMS/email.
Places limited so join at 7pm to access
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Retirement wishes for Ms. Ryan

RETIREMENT WISHES

 

 

Friday 23rd October marked the last day for Ms Margaret Ryan as a teacher in our school as she is retiring from teaching to start a new exciting journey. Ms Ryan started working in our school in 1985/6 before the school moved from its former home in Lucan Vocational School to its current home as Lucan Community College.

 

She has worked with many Home Economics colleagues during her 35 years of professional service in our school community including Ann McHugh, Johanna Williams and current Home Ec team Martin Feeney and Nicola Walsh and this week she introduced our newest staff member Ms Hackett to all of her students.

 

Ms Ryan is first and foremost a teacher of Home Economics and those students who have been lucky enough to have her as a teacher know the high standards and expectations she has had for each and every one of you as well as the individual feedback and support she has offered to help you to reach those standards. She has sought ways to expand the influence of the Home Ec department beyond the JC and LC subject classroom through TY cookery modules, classes on nutrition and healthy eating and with the LCA Hotel Catering and Tourism module and has been an important part of building home economics up to being one of our most popular option subjects.

 

Ms Ryan has taken on many other roles and responsibilities during her time in LucanCC including working on the important change of focus from vocational school to community college in 1987, planning for and contributing to many important school events including retirements for others staff members and our school’s 25th anniversary, leading a year Management team as Year Head, planning and writing the school timetable for many years and more recently leading our whole school Wellbeing programme with an excellent team of volunteers.

 

Throughout her time in Lucan CC Ms Ryan has worked hard to achieve positive outcomes for our students, to provide friendship and support for her colleagues and to seek ways to maintain and improve the ethos of Aontas/Unity within our school community.

 

We wish Ms Ryan  every happiness in her new adventure and hope that she continues to bring ideas and energy to whatever new endeavours she takes on in the future.

By D. Birnie

 

 

World Teachers’ Day 2020


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.

Addition to Code of Behaviour for Covid-19 protocols

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

This policy coupled with our newly adopted additional rule from our last Board meeting:
should act as a clear deterrent to any student who is not taking the special arrangements seriously.
We are delighted by the respect shown by most of our students for our rules and usually a gentle reminder by staff is all that is needed to correct something. However, having the strength of wording of this policy behind the school in case of a serious infringement offers reassurance to the school community that such matters will be taken seriously and that the health, safety, physical and mental wellbeing of all school staff and students and their families are of absolute importance.
While classroom compliance with the rules and regulations is at a very high level, we have some ongoing concerns about the physical distancing of students outside of classrooms and on the journey to and from school. We ask all parents/guardians and students to discuss this seriously and return next week with a determination to follow physical distancing rules more strictly. Remember we are doing this not only for our own safety but also for that of the most vulnerable in our wider school community.
Please ensure that parents/guardians and students discuss this new policy and its implications over the days ahead as it is now officially part of our code of behaviour even though it is not published in the student journal.

Interactive PE activities for everyone

Lucan CC Interactive PE Document

Contacts numbers for support services for students

Student Support Numbers

 

  • Childline Freephone 1800 66 66 66, Free Text 50101, Live Messaging Also Available at childline.ie

Jigsaw Online Group Chats – which are happening daily and are focused around issues related to mental health and the impact from Covid19. This is an anonymous form so young people can engage in a confidential way as facilitated by Jigsaw clinician. This link can be checked daily and you need to register three hours before the chat.

Ask Jigsaw – Ask here and have your queries answered by Jigsaw Clinicians. These are trained mental health professionals who have lots of experience supporting young people and their families with their mental health.

Jigsaw Instagram – Young people, parents and those that work/volunteer with young people should keep an eye on our Insta page where we are posting daily new videos/group chats/live mindfulness sessions/service updates to support young people at this challenging time.

  • Pieta House 1800 247 247 Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.

 

  • ie (for students 16 and above) They provide information on a range of different topics broken down into sections; education, employment, health, life and opinion.

 

  • National Centre for Guidance and Education

Anxiety – A Resource for Students https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Student-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf

Anxiety – A Resource for Parents https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Parent-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf

Further resources on anxiety and stress https://www.ncge.ie/wsg/anxiety-stress-further-resources

 

  • Relaxation Techniques

https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190801%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-RelaxationTechniques-EN.pdf

5 Senses (when you are trying to quiet your mind) – Focus on 5 things you can see, 5 things you can hear and 5 things you can touch.

Covid-19 resources in a range of languages.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-translated-resources/

Important message from the Guidance Department

We hope you are all well and have managed to engage with the new learning methods available to you. Please try to maintain a good study routine and try to get some fresh air every day, while practising social distancing.
If you have any guidance queries, please email your guidance counsellor (firstnamesurname@lucancc.ie). As soon as we have any important information, we will communicate this to students. We will be in touch when the SUSI student grant system opens for applications. CAO change of mind will open on 5th May and stay open until 1st July. Please remember you can continue to apply for PLC courses and apprenticeships where relevant online. Please contact your guidance counsellor if you would like any assistance with that. We are here to help and hope you are all keeping well.