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.
Reading Week will be taking place in Lucan CC next week, 11th to 15th November, with lots of activities planned for our students.
The promotion of reading with our students has always been important to us. We want our students to read more. We would like them to enjoy reading. We know that reading builds vocabulary, fluency, and background knowledge. We thank you in advance for the support you have given us in our efforts over the years.
Our Transition Year LLN Student Committee will help in organising the event and we will have lots of fun competitions taking place.
Students will be asked to spot the opening line to a book, which will be announced each day. We will have Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time each day during Period 6 where everyone will get a chance to switch off and enjoy the escape provided by a good book.
We will also have an author visit our school who will give advice to budding writers.
We will use Reading Week to launch our new Book Swap Dock. Please support us in running this book swap facility by sending in any books your children are finished reading and which you like to share with others. We can only accept books suited to teenagers. It’s a wonderful facility to have in our school and we hope to run it throughout the year with your help.
Please encourage your son/daughter to get involved, bring a book in each day and to read at home during the week. Thank you in advance for supporting this literacy initiative in the college.
Many thanks from The English Department & The LLN Committee
The Lucan Community College minor girls soccer team kicked off their season with a 5-1 cup win over Sacred Heart Drogheda. There were many new faces on the team with eight 1st year players thrust into a squad that had a successful run in the league last year reaching the quarter final stage.
Fresh from a summer of relaxation, the team flew out the traps netting an early goal to help ease the nerves. The goal was scored by Amy Green who pressured the defender into a mistake allowing here to run through on goal. Throughout the game there was an intense midfield battle with Lucan coming out on top on numerous occasions due to the 3-player midfield which consisted of Shauna Cooney, Sarah Nolan and captain Clodagh McDonnell. It was a consistently fierce, but fair, battle with Lucan coming out with the ball or winning the loose ball after the tackle.
It was from this midfield battle that Lucan CC notched their second of the game. Fierce tackling from the terrier that is Sarah Nolan, led to the ball breaking to Clodagh McDonnell who played an inch perfect through ball to striker Amy Green who netted her second of the day. The Lucan CC defence was tested towards the end but kept safe thanks to the astute tackling of Aoibhe Fleming and strength of Freya Colgan.
After half time it was more of the same from Lucan. The team knew that if they netted quickly after the restart, they could slow the game down and play at a more relaxed pace. Sarah Winders cut in from the wing to smash a ball past the Sacred Heart goalkeeper, who it must be said made a string of great saves throughout the match. It was time to ring the changes with many 1st year students coming off the bench to make their debut for the red and black of Lucan Community College.
A short while later, Lucan were awarded a penalty with the calm and collected Aoibhe Fleming stepping up to take and duly dispatch high to the keepers right. Many more changes came for Lucan which had an impact on the flow of the game. Sacred Heart pulled one back with a fine finish soon after. They tested the keeper on many other occasions, even hitting the cross bar at one stage.
However, Lucan weren’t finished scoring with great passing between the midfielders and winger Saoirse Balfe to set up Clodagh McDonnell who broke through the Sacred Heart defence to tee up Aoife Hanan allowing her to net her first goal for the team with hopefully many more to come.
Overall it was an excellent performance from the whole team who want to go all the way in this competition. A huge thank you to their dedicated coach Mr Morris for his continued efforts in coaching the girls team.
Lucan CC 1-20 Coolmine CS 0-7
The now annual (fourth year in a row drawn against each other) LCC versus Coolmine senior hurling match took place on the Coolmine school pitch. Despite recent bad weather the pitch was in very condition but the high grass wasn’t very conducive to ground hurling.
We played in to a strong wind in the first half, with points from Sean Balfe, Charlie Caseley and Alex Hanley putting us in to an early lead. The pinpoint free-taking of Charlie Keher, followed by a cracking goal from Paul Tuite gave us a 1-11 to 0-5 half-time lead.
A resolute defence marshalled by Ben O’Toole and Dylan Kelly never allowed a dogged Coolmine side back in to the game. Luke Finnerty in goal was solid as ever. Adam McGarry and Daire Murphy held their players scoreless. Wing backs Matt Dwyer and Rian Carey were outstanding.
Caseley continued his scoring exploits in the second half and Adam Cormican came thundering in to the game. The O’Leary twins chipped in with some telling work in the forward line.
All told a very satisfactory outing which leaves management with some major selection choices for the winner takes all match against Templeogue College.
Another huge congratulations must go to Tara Phelan in 5th year.
Tara’s latest fantastic achievement came last week during a Graded International event between Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales hosted here in Ireland.
This event was launched in line with the 120th Anniversary of Badminton Ireland and the four federations came together to celebrate this at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin.
Tara was selected to play for Ireland following on from her National Title wins earlier this year and was part of the National Grade E Team.
The team competed to a very high standard and secured the silver medal having beaten Wales and Scotland to some very tight matches.
Well done Tara, we wish you further success as you continue on your badminton journey!
Congratulations to our amazing Junior Certificate class of 2019.
Their superb results today were a testament to the hard work put in by the students over their three years of Junior Cycle study.
Huge credit must also go to their teachers who ensured that every student was prepared for their exams in June 2019 but also for their many classroom based assessments (CBAs) that constitute a growing part of the state exams of the new Junior Cycle curriculum.
The smiling faces and tears of joy were wonderful to see as so many were delighted with the results after putting in the hard work.
We hope every student enjoy their celebrations tonight and over the weekend with family and friends before returning to school on Monday morning.
The 2021 1st year enrolment process started on Monday 30th September 2019 with the online publication of the 2021/22 Admissions/Enrolment Policy. Deadline for return of applications is 12 noon on Friday 25th October 2019. Full details of the enrolment process including Admission Notice, Policy and Application form can be viewed HERE. Visits to prioritised primary schools will take place during the week of 30th September and application forms will be delivered to the Primary School offices for interested 5th class pupils.
The enrolment process for 1st year students due to start second level school in August 2021 will begin on Monday 30th September. An Admission Notice has been published on our Admissions/Enrolment page available here.
The admissions/enrolment policy and application form will be published on Monday 30th September and application forms will be delivered to our listed priority primary schools early next week and are also available from the college office. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 25th October.
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.
Our enrolment policy for 2021/22 and application form will be published on our website on Monday 30th September and will be available for collection from the front office also. We will also deliver copies of the application form to the prioritised primary schools listed in the policy for distribution in 5th classes. The deadline for application for 1st year 2021 is 12 noon on Friday 25th October 2019. The enrolment policy is very similar to previous years with the new inclusion of The Paddocks in our priority geographical area following the result of our enrolment consultation last year and the maximum number of students to be enrolled set at 144 due to our increasing student numbers.