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Parent Teacher Meeting for 2nd year Junior Certificate students                                                                                                                                                  Last Update 28th February 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please use the link below tomorrow (Tuesday 1st March) to select which teachers you would like to see at the upcoming 2nd year Parent Teacher Meeting on the 3rd March (4.15 – 6.45)

Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler

When you visit the Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler you should:

• Enter your unique Student ID sent home with your son/daughter on Tuesday 1st March
• Select the teachers you wish to speak with on Tuesday 1st March (complete before the end of the day) in order of preference
• Click ‘Save Preferences’ before leaving the page

The closing date for entering your preferences is end of day on Tuesday 1st March. Please note that appointments cannot be scheduled to see any teachers after this date.
Appointment times will be sent home with students on Wednesday 2nd March and will be visible via the Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler.

The meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 3rd March – please ensure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded on the device (phone/laptop/tablet/desktop) you will be using to attend the meeting. You must access the meeting with your son/daughter’s Microsoft account and password. We advise you to practice logging onto Microsoft Teams with this email and password prior to the 2nd year Parent Teacher Meeting. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact the school on admin@lucancc.ie.

Each meeting will last 5 minutes. We ask that only the parent/guardian attends the Parent Teacher Meeting unless attendance by the student is requested by the subject teacher. You can access the 2nd year Christmas term report on VSware (using your parental login) prior to the meeting to aid with discussion on your child’s progress.


Last Updated 11th February 2022

We have now completed the FUSE Anti-Bullying and Online Safety Programme with our 2nd Year group.
Students now need to complete the post programme survey. This survey should be done at home in the presence of a parent/guardian. The link to the survery is HERE



Last Updated 21st January 2022

Hello everyone!

A Happy New Year to you all. Hope this year will be a positive one for us all. We are back two weeks now and well into routine again.

Results are entered for our second year Christmas exams and reports will be posted shortly. We had our virtual assembly before the holidays and it was great to have an opportunity to tell our students about important information gathered from us all on the team.

Homework was one of the items highlighted. We had decided to target this issue as so many students were not handing in or not completing their homework before Christmas. We decided that if students in the future, have 3 strikes (no homework done) our tutors, will notify me (year Head) and I will meet with them and see what can be done to help the situation.

At the same time we are going to start a homework club with the name – ‘Homework Hive’ – this is open to all second year students and will begin on Wednesday 26th January from 1.15 to 2pm in areas B and area C. It is an opportunity for our second years to book their seat and have a team of teachers available who will aid them with their homework and give them skills to make homework more enjoyable and easier to master. Seven teachers from our ‘Teacher Leadership’ programme are going to be available and each one will be assigned a classroom which will be made available for all our students from our six class groups – Sycamore, Cedar, Elm, Oak, Willow and Rowan. Skills will be shared and help will be administered, in various subject areas. Students can book their seat with their tutor on Monday 24th January during tutorial. This facility will be available each Wednesday until Easter and students who attend will be awarded a cert to show they participated in this programme. This will be considered an Extra-Curricular activity and it will continue again from Easter until Summer.

Each student will be given a passport booklet which will be stamped each week to show they attended. There will also be goodies made available by Mr Brett.

This is a wonderful opportunity. Hopefully we will see less notes on Vs-ware regarding – ‘no homework’ and more positive comments as students mature and take responsibility for their learning.

Thank you all so much for your support.


Colette Clarke and Tutor Team

Video for World Health Organisation Event

Some of our 1st and 2nd year students have been asked to be part of a background video for a World Health Organization video to raise awareness of cancer prevention strategies as the Sea of Change choir performs for the closing of an international WHO event taking place shortly. Filming will take place outdoors on Friday morning with students following appropriate Covid-19 protocols and some students holding various cancer prevention slogans. Your child’s image will be broadcast on all social media platforms worldwide as part of this video. The school will be identified but no child’s name will be used. It is a lovely opportunity for the school to be part of an important international health initiative and we are honoured to be asked. Please write a note in your student’s journal to let a teacher know if you would prefer them NOT to take part.


Re: 2nd Year Students of 2021/2022  24 June 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians of 2nd year students,

Please watch the presentation by Ms Clarke, 2nd year Yearhead, with your child before they return to school tomorrow September 2nd 2021.

Welcome powerpoint for 2nd student and parents

Students start their induction at 9.45am tomorrow and should go to the following rooms:

  • Cedar (M1)
  • Elm (M2)
  • Willow (M3)
  • Rowan (M4)
  • Oak (M5)
  • Sycamore (Dining Hall)

This online pack contains important information regarding planning for the coming school year. We ask that you inform us immediately by emailing admin@lucancc.ie if there are any changes to your contact details or if you have queries about next year.

I am delighted to include the following documents as part of this online pack:

  • Summer Report for those who have completed 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th year can now be accessed through the VSware Parent app; The 3rd year summer report will be available for access through VSware next week. A school based Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement for 3rd years will be issued next year and this official document will be used instead of the State Examination results and should be retained. A text message will be sent to year groups once the reports are open for access. A reminder on how to access VSware as a parent/guardian can be found here.
  • Booklist for the coming school year. The Book Haven company will operate online this year or through their shop in Blanchardstown. Book grant application forms are available on our website lucancc.ie for eligible applicants and can only be redeemed through The Book Haven (www.bookhaven.ie);
  • Options have already been assigned and communicated to 5th year students. Transition Year Option subjects will be given to students on their return to school. You will see from the TY booklist that no books are needed for option subjects. All other years continue with their assigned option subjects.
  • School Calendar: Please print and retain this safely at home for school closure dates and early finishing times and check the online google calendar on our website for updates;
  • The new school day structure is shown on a blank timetable as we have made some changes this year. The move to one hour classes will mean fewer classes each day (6 instead of 9), improved student engagement, less time spent moving around the school and fewer books to be carried. Please note the slight changes to start, break and end times.
  • Uniform Information – please note choice of kilt or trousers for girls. Students in all years do PE and require a school PE uniform. Students should wear their PE uniform for the day when PE is on the timetable. LC Examination PE students will be advised when they need to wear their PE uniform. Our uniform supplier is Schoolwear House and contact details and sizing advice are available on our website lucancc.ie;
  • Financial Information – details of our online payment system can be found on our website and we ask that you check our online payment system to ensure that all outstanding balances are paid.
    • The €50 admin charge covers the cost of the school journal which will be available from the school on return. It also covers the cost of student 24-hour insurance and operating costs of the school SMS text messaging system.
    • A voluntary contribution of €100 helps to cover the costs of our active extra-curricular programme, end of year awards and ongoing costs such as photocopying and postage. Sibling discounts can be requested through the front office.
    • Please ensure that you paid the locker rental fee of €50 assigned last year as lockers will be used in 2nd and 3rd year.
  • Technology: We are a Windows based school and although it is not essential, it would be of benefit if students had access to a windows based device for homework.  All students in Lucan CC can use their school email account to access Microsoft 365. This includes Word, OneNote and Teams. So it is not necessary to buy the Office 365 package. If you are considering buying a device a basic entry level computer will suffice. Please ensure the device has a microphone and a camera for video conferencing if needed. LC students taking DCG need a higher specification (see www.t4.ie). Students should have access to a set of headphones that work with a smartphone. All electronic devices can be used under teacher supervision during class time only.
  • Induction Days: Students should arrive in full uniform on the date and time specified on the calendar and require only a copy, a pencil case and a small snack on their induction days. A locker will be allocated to students who have paid the rental fee (lockers are not needed for TY and LCA students) and books can be brought in gradually over the first week.

Please ensure that every student and parent/guardian signs the school journal (Page 2) when they are distributed to confirm that you have read and understood the school policies and to confirm your commitment to following the school code of behaviour, uniform policy and other policies. Please ensure your son/daughter understands all our policies especially personal presentation, mobile phones, acceptable user (ICT) and attendance/punctuality. We also encourage students to join extra-curricular activities when they restart.

Please keep an eye on our website www.lucancc.ie and Twitter account @lucancc1 for updates at the start of the year and use your VSware access throughout your child’s time in our school. Our parents’ association social media accounts and contact details are also available on our website.

Take care and have a safe and relaxing summer before the excitement of a new school year begins again.

Best wishes,

Diane Birnie  (Principal)