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Public Consultation on Special Educational Needs Provisions

The Department of Education is undertaking a review of the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs (EPSEN) Act 2004.

The purpose of this review is to provide assurance that the law that governs the provision of education for children with special educational needs is adequate. This is important, in order to protect the interests of the children concerned and their families, and to ensure that the State can make plans to provide for appropriate education for children with special educational needs.

You can complete an online survey at https://dessurveys.education.gov.ie/surveys/review-of-epsen-act-2004-submissions

Important Update from the State Exams Commission

The SEC recently published important information (in Circular S69/04) in relation to the acceptance and authentication of Coursework for the State Examinations, this information can be accessed here

Coursework cannot be accepted for assessment from students who study a subject externally.
 
 Below is a summary of the circular: 
 

“Implications of regulations for students considering studying a subject outside of school It is vital to note that, as outlined in Circular S69/04, the arrangements for the acceptance and authentication of coursework for the state examinations have significant implications for candidates who may intend to study any of the relevant subjects outside of a normal school setting, either on their own or with private tuition. In these circumstances, it is not possible to meet the authentication requirements and so coursework cannot be accepted for assessment from such candidates. Since they will forfeit the coursework marks, the maximum number of marks that such candidates can achieve is effectively capped at the total of the marks available for the remaining components for that subject. As there may be students in your school who may be studying – or are planning to study – some of these subjects outside of school without you being aware of it, we remind you of the need each year to alert all prospective candidates for future examinations to these implications. In order to avoid situations in which candidates only become aware late in their studies that they cannot submit coursework for a subject to which they have already devoted considerable time, all prospective examination candidates should be made fully aware of these requirements and their implications at the start of the relevant programme of study – for instance, at the start of fifth year in the case of Leaving Certificate students.”

Movember 2022

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of Men’s Health. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Worldwide, one man dies by suicide every minute of the day. These are shocking statistics that motivated us to support the cause.

Over the past two years, our Movember team of Lucan Community College Mo Bros raised over €5,500  for this charity. This is a great reflection on the generosity of our school community. So far this year we have raised over €500.  This years staff team members are Mr. Foley, Mr. Spillane, Mr. Callaghan, Mr. MacGrianra and Mr. O’ Droighneain.
This year, the Sixth Year Prefects and Year Head, Mr Carey, are organising a Moustache Day for students and staff on Friday November 25th to show their support and help raise funds for this worthwhile cause. So please grow, wear, or draw on your Moustache and donate €2 for a worthy cause!

Homework Hive

To support our first and second year students as they approach exams, we offer a Homework Hive Study to these year groups. The goal is to help students get organised, better manage their homework and to improve their study skills.

The Homework Hive runs on Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 pm until 2.00 pm. There is a rota of experienced teachers on hand to offer advice and support.

For further information please see the following Homework Hive Letter from Mr Foley.

Gaisce Awards 2022

Congratulations to 11 of our 6th year students successfully completed various physical and personal skills and undertook voluntary work in the community as part of their Gaisce award. They also completed a hike and other outdoor activities as part of their Adventure Journey.

Well done to the following students who received their Bronze and Silver awards from Ger Brady on Thursday 27th October:

  • Jemima Kaisi (Bronze)
  • Chris Brady (Bronze)
  • Méabh Egan
  • Ana Gayubo
  • Clodagh McDonnell
  • Keelah Sisk
  • Athena Velea
  • Andrew Kennedy
  • Sarah Mahon
  • Jessica Power
  • Rhian Hawkins

Maith sibh!

 

Midterm Newsletter – October 2022

Check out our Midterm Newsletter to read about some of the activities that have been taking place in Lucan Community College so far this year.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a good Midterm Break and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 7th November.

 

 

Halloween Dress Up Day: Friday 28th October

Our annual Lucan Community College Dress Up day is back for 2022!

So, this is your chance to express your inner Goth. We would love to see a great gathering of ghosts, ghouls, witches and other strange beings!

At the very least we would ask everyone to wear red – the dark and dangerous colour of Halloween in some shape or form. There will be photographs and prizes awarded to those who are their scariest best.

Any students who do not wish to participate should wear their school uniform as usual.

Let’s try to make it a fun and scary day for everyone!

Jigsaw – One Good School

Jigsaw’s One Good School Assembly was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 19th of October. Representatives of our One Good School Team were delighted with the opportunity to attend as we are participating in the One Good School Initiative.  

The initiative aims to develop a shared responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of young people across the whole school community. The event celebrated the great work that has been done so far in participating schools. The theme for the event was ‘Sharing learning and looking forward’. 

There were many influential speakers, including former President of Ireland, Dr. Mary McAleese. She shared her story of how one good adult positively influenced her life when she was a student. There was a very interesting panel discussion where attendees heard from parents, students, teachers and school leaders about their experience of the One Good School Initiative. 

First Year Team Works Day!

The First Year students had a great opportunity last Thursday to bond with their new classes and learn the importance of teamwork.

Team Works focused on the development of communication, trust and collaboration within groups. The activities were designed to:

  • Improve Trust
  • Energise the Group
  • Encourage Collaboration and Communication
  • Increase Productivity and Creative Thinking
  • Introduce Positive Thinking
  • Highlight the Importance of Engagement and Goal Setting.

The price of the session for your son/daughter was covered from your School Voluntary Contribution – many thanks to those of you who have already paid in full.

If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete payment, please log onto the Lucan Community College Payment System: https://lucancc.ie/connections/lcc-school-app/

Supervised Study

The first term of Supervised Study for 3rd and 6th year students will commence on Monday, 19th September 2022 at 4.10 p.m.

Students must register first before payment can be made online via the school website.  The registration forms and a letter of explanation may be collected from Ms. Bean.

The fee for Supervised Study is €195. This is from September until December.

Students who wish to take part must complete a registration form which must be signed by a parent/ guardian and returned to Ms. Bean by Tuesday 14th September 

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.