Parent/Guardian Support Numbers
- Samaritans Call 116 123, email email@example.com, https://www.samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland/
- Women’s Aid 1800 341 900, womensaid.ie
- Aware https://www.aware.ie/support/, 1800 80 48 48, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parentline 1890927277 or 01 8733500, parentline.ie
Student Support Numbers
- Childline Freephone 1800 66 66 66, Free Text 50101, Live Messaging Also Available at childline.ie
- Jigsaw Online Group Chats
- Ask Jigsaw – Ask here and have your queries answered by Jigsaw Clinicians. These are trained mental health professionals who have lots of experience supporting young people and their families with their mental health.
- Jigsaw Instagram
- Pieta House 1800 247 247 Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.
- National Centre for Guidance and Education
Anxiety – A Resource for Students https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Student-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf
Anxiety – A Resource for Parents https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Parent-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf
Further resources on anxiety and stress https://www.ncge.ie/wsg/anxiety-stress-further-resources
5 Senses (when you are trying to quiet your mind) – Focus on 5 things you can see, 5 things you can hear and 5 things you can touch.
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:
The questionnaire will close next Friday 2nd December 2022.
Thank you in advance.
Lucan Community College have teamed up with Allcare Pharmacy this year to provide students with a FREE Flu nasal vaccine. Allcare Pharmacy are setting up a vaccination centre within the school. All of the experienced vaccinators are qualified pharmacists who have undertaken specialist training. Students are offered a nasal spray as it is quick, painless and is more effective than an injected vaccine. We have organised a Flu Clinic onsite in Lucan Community College on Friday 25th November.
For the past number of years, the HSE has offered free Flu Vaccinations for children. This is because children play a key role in the transmission of flu and may pose a threat to those who are at higher risk of complications from flu such as the elderly, those who are pregnant or other children with underlying conditions.Parents can often struggle to get vaccine appointments for their children without taking time off work or taking kids out of school. This has proven to be a barrier to vaccine uptake. Vaccination in schools will increase the uptake rate and ensure a successful flu vaccine campaign, which will help to protect the vulnerable members of our community. Reducing flu outbreaks in the midst of the Covid pandemic is particularly important.
If you would like your child to avail of the flu nasal vaccine we will need you to complete a Flu Vaccination consent form for your child before 12pm Thursday November 24th. Please see link to fill in your child’s consent form here.
PLEASE NOTE: For parents with more than 1 child in the school, you will need to fill in one consent form for each child. We cannot vaccinate any child without the online consent being completed in advance. Vaccination will be scheduled over the school day to suit the operational needs of the school.
If you would like to explain the process to your child this video may be helpful. Click here
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.
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
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’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.
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.