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The Language Literacy Numeracy (LLN) committee are continuing the development and encouragement of literacy skills within our college community with a new, exciting inter-departmental activity.
The LLN committee will be running a weekly departmental quote from each department over the next few months. This is a great way for our students to experience the rich language associated with the full range of our college departments.
Each quote is included in the daily announcements announced by Ms Birnie, placing each quote as central to our school day here in the college.
Students are also asked to record each departmental quote in their journal or to organize a separate quotes notebook.
The quotes, while representing the different departments, will prove incredibly useful for both Junior Cert and Leaving Cert essay writing.
So far since we started the school focus on quotes we have had a mathematics quote from Albert Einstein and a Pablo Picasso quote from the Art department.
Next week will see the school adopt a Virginia Woolf quote from the Home Economics Department, which is very fitting for our whole-school Wellbeing programme!
Traditionally literacy has been considered as having the skills needed for reading and writing; but today our understanding of literacy encompasses much more than that.
Literacy includes the capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media, and digital media.
Literacy may be encountered in traditional written forms or through the internet and digital media, when we follow signs and instructions, through working or enjoying leisure time.
Please encourage your son/daughter to recite for you these quotes at home and keep an eye on the website for more news as we roll out more quotes from every department in the college.
D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything And Read during our annual Reading Week.
All students will be reading their own novel for the 12.35pm class this week during our annual Reading Week. Enjoy the ‘quiet’ time…
In conjunction with Reading Week, there will be the ‘Pleonasm’ competition running across the school – please listen out for the announcements over the PA system.
Original artwork displayed around the school for Reading Week. This amazing poster is by Gail Elises (5th year).
Our first Parents’/Guardians’ Newsletter for the 2016/17 school year is now available to download and read.
First year students received a paper copy of the newsletter to bring home to get them started. There is a typo in the expected opening date for our extension in the printed version that has been corrected in the electronic version. Planned completion date is September 2019 (not 2018). Typo also in early closing date for ICT inservice which should read Wednesday 19th October at 11.55 (corrected in electronic version).
We invite all parents/guardians to keep in touch with what is going on in the college and to consider how you can use your skills, talents and resources to assist the work that we do in the education of your sons and daughters.
Click to read the PARENTS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016
The Poetry of Love – Our English Department Spring competition winners:
David Holmes, Hannah Moore, Ryan O’Dowd, Shauna Conway, Louise Chung, Julia Trajdos, Conor Devoy, Kelly Celine Costa, Matt Moriarty, Darragh Gorman, Bozena Gapajeva, Chloe Hand
Nikita Marakova, Alex Healy, Gayatrai Sangra, Mark Lombard, Daragh Bacon, Olivia Walsh, Fjoralb Pashaj, Kingsley Okakpu, Carla Delmar, Aine Burke,
TY, 5th & 6th year:
Amy Cassidy, Emily Coleman, Ruairi Nolan, Jordan Cross, Cathriona Murray
Overall junior winner: Alex Healy
Overall senior winner: Ruairi Nolan
Silence fell around LCC at 12.35 every day during Reading Week while students and teachers discovered the pleasure of immersing yourself in a good book. Good luck to all who entered our Halloween poetry competition and well done to those who received certificates for engaging in the Bookworm Summer reading club. Thanks to our English department and literacy team.
Postcards are flooding into the front office from near and far – some wonderfully artistic homemade postcards also. Don’t forget that we want to hear from students, parents, other family members and staff about the latest book that you read.
So drop us a line at Bookworm, Lucan Community College, Esker Drive, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Prizes will be allocated to the most interesting postcards received.