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Lucan Community College Consultation on Catchment Area for Admissions Policy

Due to current high number of applicants to the college, we are conducting a review of our catchment area in order to reduce the number of applicants in Category B and therefore increase the likelihood of Category B applicants (first in family, attending a priority primary school and living within our defined catchment area) gaining a place in Lucan Community College.

We would like to gather your feedback on this matter and would appreciate it if you could complete the following short questionnaire:

Lucan Community College Consultation Questionnaire on Catchment Area

The questionnaire will close next Friday 2nd December 2022.

Thank you in advance.

Open Day Tuesday 4th October 2022 2.45pm-4.45pm


Download our Open Night poster here

Admission Form/Policy 2023/24 now available

The Application Form, approved Admission Policy and Admissions Notice for 1st Year 2023/24 is now published and available on our Admissions Page.
Please read our Admission Policy and Admission Notice carefully before completing the Application form for 1st Year 2023/23. Forms should be completed and returned to the front office and you will be issued with a receipt. Please keep this receipt safely.

5th class and 6th class pupils and their parents are invited to our Open Day on Tuesday 4th October from 2.45pm-4.45pm.

School Closure – Storm Barra

The Department of Education has instructed us to close Lucan Community College tomorrow, Tuesday 7th December 2021. All planned student work and tests and other school activities will be rescheduled. For safety reasons the building will remain closed.
Text messages have also been sent to staff and parents. TEAMS messages have been sent to students.
Please stay safe.
Full statement from Department of Education: https://t.co/kk7odRTi0X

Self-Care Programme for Parents/Guardians

Self-Care Programme for Parents

Lucan Community College are a part of the “One Good School” project by Jigsaw – a national mental health support organisation.

As part of the programme, they have devised a self-care programme for parents & guardians. It is 45 minutes in duration and it provides skills to help parents/guardians understand and look after their own wellbeing while acting as that One Good Adult for a young person.

Participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of what self-care is
  • Have a greater understanding of the importance of looking after their own wellbeing in their role as a parent
  • Be more aware of their own self-care needs.
  • Be able to develop their own self-care plan.

 

The programme can be found at; https://jigsaw.ie/self-care-course-for-parents/

Lucan Community College increases 1st year enrolment number for 2021 from 144 to 168

The Board of Management of Lucan Community College at its meeting on Tuesday 14th December 2020 decided to increase the maximum number of places to be offered in First Year 2021 from 144 to 168.

This decision was made in response to the large number of parents who wrote to the Board to request an increase in enrolment. The decision also serves to maintain a steady number of students enrolled from year to year to maximise the teacher allocation and other resources currently received by the college.

Places will now be offered to the next 24 applicants on the Category B waiting list. We ask parents of applicants who intend to accept a place in Lucan Community College to let other schools they either have a place in or are on the waiting list for, know of their decision so that places can be made available for students who are currently without a school place in the area. All second level schools are currently comparing acceptance and waiting lists on the instructions of the Department of Education and Skills in order to ascertain if there are sufficient places for students in the area.

As stated in the enrolment policy, the Board reserve the right to decide the maximum number of places that will be offered in 1st year each year and to make adjustments to the maximum number of students accepted into other year group as it deemed necessary being mindful of the need to ensure overall student numbers do not exceed levels appropriate to the capacity of the school building and safety considerations arising from its design.

Link to Admissions Policy page

TY news, Maths week and 1st year message

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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.

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.