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Second Year Walking Tour of Lucan
Reminder to check balance of online payments due
Thank you to all parents who have paid monies owed using our Online School Payment System (MIT). Please note that we do NOT use VSware for payments. Please see below a reminder of a number of online payments may now be overdue.
€50 Admin Charge: We ask that all parents/guardians complete payment of the €50 admin fee per student to cover the cost of school journal, 24 hour student insurance, SMS messages, photocopying and other essential services provided by the school for the benefit of each students.
€100 Voluntary Contribution: Where possible, please pay some or all of the voluntary contribution which fully funds our extra-curricular programme (See details of our programme here) and a number of other services provided for students. We are running Arts week workshops during the week of 6th February 2023. Your contribution will ensure that the costs of the workshops run by visiting artists can be met. The €100 contribution also covers the cost of Mock exam papers and stationary for our exam students.
Mock correction payment for 3rd and 6th years: Please ensure that the €100 payment for JC and LC mock exam correction and €50 for LCA mock exam correction has been paid to ensure that corrected exams can be returned to students asap.
TY payment for Transition Year students: Please complete payment of the €400 for Transition Year and for any other aspects of the TY course that required additional funding (e.g. Microsoft Specialist Course). Transition Year is an expensive course to run and we rely on your contributions to cover the various trips and visiting speakers/activities.
Other payments associated with different activities specific to your child will appear on the MIT system when payment is due.
Thank you for your ongoing financial support for the educational activities run by the school.
Model EU Debate
The Model Council of the European Union debate took place on Thursday, 27 February In Dublin Castle. The annual debate is a simulation of a meeting of the Council of the European Union. Each EU Member State is represented by a team of students from a secondary school. Our team of three 5th yr politcs and society students from Lucan Community was proud to represent Sweden and participate in the debate. Some students and staff attended the event , supporting the team. The motion for discussion, on the topic of Climate Action, was if the EU should increase its target for carbon emissions to 50/55 %
The debate was chaired by Barry Andrews, MEP. It was officially opened by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Climate and environment and Ciarain Cuffe MEP, gave closing speech.
The debate judges were Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director of the European Movement Ireland; Mary McCaughey, Head of Information and Communication at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions; and Michael Ewing, Development Officer at the Irish Environmental Network & Environmental Pillar. Ambassadors of all EU Member State embassies to Ireland Members of the European Parliament were invited to attend the event.
Middletown Centre for Autism five week training programme at LCC.
PROFESSIONALS Starts Tuesday 25th Feb. 4-6 pm.
If you wish to register for one or more evenings the link for professionals is here to book
PARENTS Starts Tuesday 25th Feb. 7-9 pm
The link for one or more evenings for parents is book here
From today we will be extending the invitation to all schools and parents in the area. Please feel free to share this with anybody you think may be interested.
There is no cost to this course.
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.
Sport Against Racism Workshop for our 2nd Years
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.
German Exchange 2019
Another wonderful German Exchange took place in Lucan CC this September. On Thursday 5th September two German teachers, Stefan Weigert and Ricky Fränkel arrived in Dublin airport accompanied with their 12 Students from Gymnasium Münchberg to be greeted by their 12 Irish partners and Irish teachers.
An action packed nine days was enjoyed with trips to Causey Farm. Castletown House, Howth, Walking tour of Dublin and not to mention a trip to Bord Gais to see Angela’s Ashes.
Lucan CC welcomed our German friends for our 27th German Exchange. Teachers gave special classes in History, Geography, Baking, Irish Music, Irish Dancing, Irish Language and Irish Sport. Thanks to all our staff for preparing and giving these classes, for accompanying students on the various trips and for showing hospitality.
A special thanks to Mr. McDermot, our former Deputy Principal, for his annual walking tour of Dublin with our German friends. Thanks also to Darren Tully, a past pupil of LCC and who was also part of our German Exchange many years ago, who led our students on an interesting tour around Lucan.
We warmly thank our fabulous parents for hosting the new addition in their family. Our visitors certainly felt at home and spoke kind words to their Irish mums and dads at our farewell party on Thursday 12th September. A rose was given to each mum as a thank you. Without our parents this Exchange could not take place. Danke.
Thanks to Ms. Williams and Ms. Clarke for hosting our German visiting teachers. It was an absolute pleasure. Well done to our German Department for their continuous dedication and commitment to this wonderful successful Programme. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to be part of this ongoing Exchange and this years group all look forward to their return trip in February.
Danke, Danke, Danke – Colette Clarke
Class Plunkett celebrate International Women’s Day 2019
Class Plunkett attended a play put on to celebrate International Women’s Day in Lucan library today.
The 3rd year students watched an interactive play based on the Women of 1916. It was interesting to learn about the numerous women involved in 1916 who are often overlooked in Irish history, for both their bravery and active engagement in this Rising.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the students