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Child Protection Procedure Update

Please note the following changes in our Child Protection Procedure. As of 20th November 2019 the Deputy Designated Liaison Person (DDLP) is Mr Stephen Brett, Deputy Principal.

Lucan CC trio receive UCD award

Congratulations to three of 2019 Leaving Certificate graduates who awards for their outstanding academic achievements in the Leaving Certifcate.

Beatrice Black, Rian Porter and Petra O’Connor all received awards from University College Dublin in respect of their outstanding achievements in the Leaving Certificate examinations.

We are very proud of our recent alumini and wish them every success in their third level studies.

Lucan CC student shines for Leinster Soccer

Congratulations to our wonderful 1st year student Aoibhe Fleming who represented Leinster Football in last weekend’s FAI Schools Under 15 Girls’ Interprovincial Tournament at the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh.

REIGNING CHAMPIONS LEINSTER maintained their phenomenal record in this competition in the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh with their seventh title in a decade.

The Champions continued their 100% record in the series and put in a flawless display to notch up five goals in three games.

The Interprovincial series is the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup

Well done Aoibhe, we were so delighted for you on your performances for Leinster.

Senior Soccer Girls Superb in Sizzling Win

Congratulations to our Senior Girls Soccer team who won 5-0 against Castleknock Community College this week in the Leinster Senior Cup.

Nicole Smyth was superb again on the day, scoring 4 goals with our new recruit and Leinster player Aoibhe Fleming adding 1. Assists on the day came from Caitlin Maguire, Zara Lawless, Amy Green, Aoibhe Fleming.

An inspiring clean sheet for earned by our top goalkeeper Ingrid Tientcheu and the defence of Zara Lawless (captain), Lia Stokes, Sophie Goodwin and Bella Fay locked out the Castleknock attack in the scoring stakes.

Well done and best of luck to the team in next round.

Autism training available in Lucan CC

Lucan Community College is hosting training for parents of young people with autism early next year. 

This free training course will run for five Tuesdays starting on 25th February 2020 from 7pm-9pm.

The following are the topics to be covered; Autism and social communication including social skills, Autism and life skills, Autism and sensory processing, Autism and the promotion of positive behavior and Autism and anxiety management.

Please book early to reserve your place at https://www.middletownautism.com/training/parents

Reading Week 2019

Reading Week took place in Lucan CC last week, from the 11th to the 15th November, celebrating the magic of reading and how it builds vocabulary, fluency knowledge, empathy and imagination.

There was a daily competition where all students were asked to spot the opening line to a book.

Everyone in the college picked up their books each day for our Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time during Period 6.

We had two famous authors, Maria Duffy and former principal Jack Harte, visit the college for readings and question and answer sessions to give advice to our budding writers.

We also had a Book Swap facility available where students could bring a book to take a new one.

Thank you to our English department, all teachers for supporting the week and all parents for encouraging reading with their sons and daughters.

College delighted with our Engineering/Metalwork Subject Inspection Report

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 2019

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

5 Star Soccer for Lucan Community College

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.

Free scoring Lucan CC senior hurlers cruise past Coolmine CS

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.

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