Events coming up at LCC


Important News & Supports

New notification based messaging through the VSware app (updated 5th Dec 2022)

We are moving to notification based communication using our VSware platform. This will replace our text messaging system and will enable us to communicate more efficiently with you about your children.To ensure you continue to receive all communications and important messages from the school, we are asking all parents to download the VSware parental app from the Google Playstore or the Apple App Store to your mobile phone.

More information about the VSware app and how to download it can be found here

The VSware parental app will allow you to receive all communications directly to your phone along with the ability to view attendance, student behaviour and term reports. This will make it much easier to access information about your child compared to using our school website as the access point for VSware. The content and detail of our messaging will also improve as we will not be restricted by the limited characters available via the SMS system.

We will trial some communications via the VSware parental app during this term before a full roll out of the notification based system in 2023. Therefore, we ask that you please download the VSware parental app and enable notifications to ensure you are receiving all messages from the school.

To ensure parents can access information for all their children from the VSware app, we have linked all students in a family to one username. We have sent this username to all parents by text. If you did not receive it, please contact the school office. If you have forgotten your VSware parental password, this can be reset by following the prompts under the sign in section.

Thank you for your cooperation as we aim to improve our communication with you

Guidance & contact numbers for support services for parents

Parent/Guardian Support Numbers

Contacts numbers for support services for students

Student Support Numbers

  • Childline Freephone 1800 66 66 66, Free Text 50101, Live Messaging Also Available at
  • 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

Anxiety – A Resource for Parents

Further resources on anxiety and stress

Relaxation Techniques

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.

Parents Association Easter Raffle 2023

Lucan Community College Parent’s Association are running an online raffle to raise money for the school. We would appreciate your support. Lots of great prizes to be won!

You can get more information and buy tickets for this raffle HERE 

 Easter Raffle 2023 Terms and Conditions

Webinar for Parents of Exam Students

Dublin West Education Centre is offering a webinar for parents entitled ‘Supporting Your Adolescent Through Exam Stress’ which will take place on Monday 17th April at 6pm. This presentation will explore how thinking and behaviour patterns have an impact on stress levels and results during exam time. Parents and teachers will be introduced to Cognitive Behavioural techniques which reduce stress, increase motivation and improve information retention. Supporting students as they navigate study, exams and the emotions involved will be the focus of this presentation.

This webinar with Nicola Culloty is a collaboration between Dublin West Education Centre, Blackrock Education Centre, Drumcondra Education Centre and Kildare Education Centre and is suitable for Post Primary school leaders, teachers, SNAs, SETs and parents. 

You can register for the webinar here.



One Good School Webinar

There will be a One Good School webinar for Parents on the topic of ‘Friendships’ on Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm. This one-hour webinar will be facilitated by Emma Prunty and Amy McRory from Jigsaw. You can sign up to the webinar using this link. Lucan Community College are proud to be involved in the Jigsaw ‘One Good School’ programme which supports young people’s mental health and provides training on ways to cope and the skills to be there for young people.

One Good School Friendship Webinar

Absence Notifications via VSware Parental App

From this Monday 6th March, the school will be sending daily absence notifications.

Please ensure you download the Parental VSware App to receive these important messages and ensure your notifications are enabled. The VSware app is available from either the Playstore (Android) or AppStore (Apple). Details on on the VSware parental app and enabling notifications can be found here

You will also be able to submit future and retrospective absence requests for your son/daughter via the app. Details on how to submit an absence request can be found here

We are hoping these new absence features will really help communication between school and home.

Second Year Walking Tour of Lucan

Ms Redmond organised a fantastic walking tour of Lucan with Class Valentia this week to help with their Junior Cycle History CBA: The Past in My Place. Students visited St John’s Bridge, St Finian’s Church Esker, Esker Graveyard, The former Lucan Vocational School and The Weir.
Thanks Ms Redmond for a great outing!

State Examination Fees Waived for 2023

State Examination Fees Waived for 2023

The Government’s announcement on 21 February 2023, of a wide range of once-off measures to assist with increased cost of living pressures, includes the waiving of the 2023 Examination Entry Fees. Students sitting the examinations this year will not have to pay Examination Entry fees, which in 2019 were €116 and €109 for the Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations respectively.
Examinations Appeal Fees will be charged in 2023 at a rate of €40 per subject at Leaving Certificate (established); €14.50 per subject at LCA; and €32 per subject at Junior Cycle. This fee is refunded in the event of a successful appeal.
This information and further details are available in SEC Circular S 13/2023

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) at Junior Cycle

FAO Parents of Junior Cycle Students

The Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) programme will be taught to Junior Cycle students starting from 28th February 2023 at Lucan Community College. The lessons will be taught as part of the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) Programme and will take place during six SPHE lessons over six consecutive weeks.

The aims of the Relationships and Sexuality Education Programme are as follows:

To help young people understand and develop friendships and relationships

  • To promote an understanding of sexuality
  • To promote a positive attitude towards one’s sexuality and in one’s relationships with others
  • To promote knowledge of and respect for reproduction
  • To enable young people to develop attitudes and values towards their sexuality in a moral, spiritual and social framework.

Our school recognises that you have the primary responsibility for the personal development of your child, and we would like to support you in this role.

If you have any queries in relation to the Junior Cycle RSE Programme please contact the school through Otherwise, we will assume that you understand the aims of the Programme, and you are satisfied for your son/daughter to partake in the programme.

Please find official letter here: Letter for 3rd Year Parents RSE

FAO TY Students: 5th Year Options


Our Guidance Department are busy organising a presentation subject teachers to showcase the selection of subjects on offer for 5th Year on Friday morning in the Dining Hall for TY students. We look forward to showcasing what we offer for Senior Cycle here at LCC.

Further to this, there will be a 5th Year Information Session on Tuesday 28th February at 7pm. This will be an important meeting for your parents/guardians and yourself.

Join us using this link.


ETB Schools National Parents Association Training Webinar

There will be a Training Webinar for the Parents Association to support the ETB Schools National Parents Association Handbook on Thursday 23rd February at 7:30 pm. Click here to access the handbook.
It is suggested that all members of the Parents Association attend. Below is the link to register for the webinar and to submit any questions you may have.

Arts Week is Back!

We are delighted to announce the return of the famous Lucan Community College ‘Arts Week‘!
This year we are delighted to be able to offer our students FREE workshops. Our Arts Week teacher committee including Mr O’Connor, Ms Suttle, Ms Shannon and Ms McKeever have been working hard to put on an amazing programme for our students. This years workshops include the following: samba drumming, Celtic dance party, podcasting, juggling, bodhrán, and drama. Each student will do three 2-hour sessions.
Details of Events:
  • Tuesday 7th Feb: 2nd years in workshops all day 
  • Wednesday 8th Feb: 5th years in workshops all day
  • Thursday 9th Feb: 1st years in workshops all day
  • Friday 10th Feb: TY students in workshops for the morning until 13.06

In addition to the workshops there will be a lunchtime concert, “Share the Love”, a lunchtime DJ, and a whole-school quiz on the afternoon of Friday 10th Feb.

Absolutely delighted to have the @Lucancc1 Management Team facilitating this evenings #MLP #MiddleLeadership session at #ddletb Head Office #1Tuansgate working as a team and collaborative practice 👏 #Teamddletb #ddletbCPD #ddletbLeadershipConnect #ETBStrongerTogether

Today students from @LucanCC1 and @KieransCollege joined me at Deerfield for the latest #OpenDoors event. We had a great discussion about U.S./Irish Relations and what it’s like to be the 🇺🇸 Ambassador to 🇮🇪!

Today our 5th and 6th Year History and Politics students visited @USAmbIreland in Phoenix Park. We would like to thank Ambassador Claire Cronin for the warm welcome and informative tour & discussion. A great morning was enjoyed by all! @ddletb @LccAssoc

Lucan Community College are through to the U16 football final after a resounding 3-18 to 0-12 points win against Scoil Chaitriona from Mobhi Road. Lucan CC will play Colaiste Eanna from Rathfarnham. Congrats to the squad and their management Mr Callaghan and Mr McGowan. @LccAssoc

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