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6th Year Graduation 2023

Many thanks to all who contributed to ensure the 6th Year Graduation was a huge success. Many achievements were celebrated on the night including awards for academic and cross-curricular successes. We wish the class of 2023 all the best as they prepare for their Leaving Cert Examinations.


Key Dates – End of 6th year arrangements

Dear Parent/Guardian of 6th years,

Your Son/Daughter(s) are busy completing coursework, preparing for their exams, organising the end of year graduation ceremony and planning for their future. With this in mind, we would like to share with you the arrangements for their remaining few weeks at LCC.

On Monday, Mr Brett and Ms Birnie visited all 6th year classes to pass on importance dates and important information about the standards expected from students during the remaining weeks of class and to remind them of the supports available in the school and to wish them well. Here is a summary of those dates:

  • Friday 5th May – Final Debs payment to the PA. @4.00pm in the Gym.
  • Thursday 18th May: Final day of class for 6th years
  • Friday 19th May: Students arrive in FULL uniform for their breakfast event (approx 9.30am-10.40am, including brief presentation by Ms. Hickey and Mr. Clancy relating to SEC procedures)
  • Tuesday 23rd May: 6.45pm Students arrive for 6th year graduation; Parents/guardians (max 2 per family) invited to attend from 7.15pm

Start 7.30pm end approx. 9.15pm; Tea/Coffee/biscuits in Dining Hall; Gathering in Lucan Sarsfields (students and staff)

Where possible a classroom will be made available for students to study during the remainder of school term. – students who wish to avail of this must give their names to Mr Carey.
  • 7th June to 27th June: Students attend for relevant examinations.
  • 15th September: Debs arranged by Parents association.
  • Final payment: Friday 5th May – in school gym at 4.00pm.
The following dates are confirmed for LC Applied exams:

Monday 8th Irish Oral

Wednesday 10th ICT

Thursday 11th English & Communications Oral

Tuesday 16th HCT Practical


Students were also reminded of the Key people for support: Mr Carey, tutor team, Ms. Higgins -LCA, guidance counsellors, Ms A Hickey (SEC coordinator), Mr Clancy (Examination Aide during June)

We are also asking for a contribution towards covering the cost of the graduation ceremony and grad book of €15.00 per student. Please pay through our school payment system: https://ams.enrol.ie/lucancc/index.aspx

The success of these last few weeks all hinge on mutual respect, good communication and on students understanding that the final days for 6th years can be made very special by the school, only if every student understands that what might be fun or special for one person might be uncomfortable or challenging for others. The school must keep running under the usual school rules through the school year.

We ask you to please reinforce this message to your Son/Daughter and that:

  • they continue to attend regularly and punctually right up to the end of their timetabled classes so that they can pick up all revision and study tips and suggestions from their teachers;
  • they continue to be in full school uniform, following all of the school rules so that time can be focused on the positive events to come and not on negative conversations.

Students have been fully informed of the range of sanctions that the school would have to impose if a student does not follow the rules or is inappropriate during these final weeks including suspension, expulsion, revoke permission to attend any of the final events, etc.

We want to ensure that all 6th years have a very positive final few weeks of term and that the events arranged by the school and the various sub-committees run smoothly and can focus on memories, friends and special events. We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you at the graduation ceremony.

Mr Carey & 6th year tutor team

Over-18 forms

If a student has reached the age of 18, please ensure that students/parents/guardians consult each other, read the following letter and complete and return the following form to ensure that we can continue to share student data with parents:

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



Dear 6th Year students and parents,

Please read this carefully before you take any action on the Candidate Self Service Portal

The Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) will open today (Wednesday 8th February) at 1pm for Leaving Certificate candidates to confirm their subject entries and levels. It will remain open for this purpose until 5pm on Tuesday 21st February 2023.

All Leaving Certificate candidates must confirm their subject entries, levels and personal details during this time.

You can access the portal at www.examinations.ie

Time will be made available to you this week where you can access the portal with school support.

Please read the following details carefully before you begin the process.

Please note: Once you have confirmed your levels and completed the registration process you will not be able to log back in to update.

We would prefer if all 6th Year students complete the portal in school.

If you decide you are want to complete this at home – please contact Ms. Hickey via Teams Chats/email/in person, to confirm that you have made this decision and completed the process.

A Candidate Self Service Portal (CSSP) banner will appear on the Home page. When you click into it, A CSSP Before You Start Guide 202will be provided which you should read before commencing the process.

During this time Leaving Certificate (excluding Leaving Certificate Applied) candidates will be required to complete the following:

Step 1: Register and create their portal account

Step 2: Activate their account by selecting the link sent to the email that they registered on the portal

Step 3:  Confirm their subject and level entry details, and add or delete subjects from the records presented to them.

NB:   If applicable, amend any inaccuracy in their name and/or date of birth.


During this time Leaving Certificate Applied Year 2 candidates will be required to:

Register and create their account only.


The portal will already have your data entered (i.e. Names, Date of Birth, Subjects & Levels).

Students should consult with their teachers in relation to the level they plan to sit.

You will have the opportunity to add any subjects that they are studying outside of school or to delete subjects if they are no longer intending to present for examinations.

If you select Higher Level on the portal, you will still have the opportunity to change to Ordinary or Foundation level in relevant subjects closer to sitting the the Exam

To access the portal, you will need the following:

  • your examination number (The SEC provided these to schools before Christmas). See me (Ms. Hickey) if you have not received your number yet.
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN).  The PIN will be the first 4 digits of your Personal Public Services Number (PPS number). In the event that you do not have a PPS number or a PPS was not recorded a unique PIN will be created and issued to the school prior to the portal opening.
  • an email address and mobile phone number to which you will have regular access over the coming months and up to December.

Wishing all of our students the very best as you finalise your State Examination details on the portal. Remember this portal is where you will receive your provisional exam results and certificate in September, where you will apply to view any of your scripts when they are marked, where you will submit an appeal if needed and where you will access your appeal results. Please ensure that you retain your login details securely.


Last Updated 9th January 2023

Important Information about Coursework for the State Examinations if a student is taking a subject outside of school.

The SEC recently published important information (in Circular S69/04) in relation to the acceptance and authentication of Coursework for the State Examinations, this information can be accessed here

Below is a summary of the circular: 

“Implications of regulations for students considering studying a subject outside of school

It is vital to note that, as outlined in Circular S69/04, the arrangements for the acceptance and authentication of coursework for the state examinations have significant implications for candidates who may intend to study any of the relevant subjects outside of a normal school setting, either on their own or with private tuition. In these circumstances, it is not possible to meet the authentication requirements and so coursework cannot be accepted for assessment from such candidates. Since they will forfeit the coursework marks, the maximum number of marks that such candidates can achieve is effectively capped at the total of the marks available for the remaining components for that subject. As there may be students in your school who may be studying – or are planning to study – some of these subjects outside of school without you being aware of it, we remind you of the need each year to alert all prospective candidates for future examinations to these implications.
Please contact Ms Hickey our State Examinations Coordinator about any queries relating to the State Exams.

Last Updated 25th November 2022

We are delighted to provide you with the details of our upcoming 6th year Parent Teacher Meeting, scheduled for next week, Thursday 1st December.

We are continuing to use a booking system for our parental meetings. From today, 25th November you are able to select which teachers you would like to speak with through our school website www.lucancc.ie under Programmes-> Leaving Certificate->Sixth Year Information. The Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler is also directly available at the following location https://ptmorg.com/parentlogin.php?School=70080T

When you visit the Parent Teacher Meeting Scheduler you should:

  • Enter your unique Student ID (on letter sent home today with student)
  • Select the teachers you wish to speak with on Thursday 1st December in order of preference
  • Click ‘Save Preferences’ before leaving the page

The closing date for entering your preferences is the end of the day this coming Monday 28th November 2022 (3 days from now). Please note that appointments cannot be scheduled with teachers after this date. We will contact you again early next week advising you of your appointment times for the evening.

The meeting will take place in person in the college next Thursday, 1st December 4.00-6.30pm. Students are invited to attend with their parents for this final meeting between home and school. It is not a student/teacher meeting, as a result, students cannot attend the meeting on their own – a parent must be present. Please note that if you are nominating another relative to attend in your place, this must be discussed directly with Mr Carey before next Tuesday, 29th November, otherwise it will not be possible to share student data with a 3rd party.

Each meeting will last 5 minutes. You can access ’s 6th year November assessment report on VSware (using your parental login) or via the parental VSware app from Monday 28th November.


6th year Information Evening for parents and students, Wednesday 26th October 7.00 – 8.00pm (online on Microsoft Teams)

Please find the PowerPoint presentation here from last night’s meeting. If you have any questions please contact the school office on admin@lucancc.ie

6th Year Information Evening October 26th 2022

We are looking forward to speaking to both parents and students are our upcoming 6th year Information Evening next Wednesday 26th October at 7.00pm.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Student wellbeing & supports
  • Beyond 6th Year – planning for the future
  • Assessment & SEC Examinations
  • Q&A

Please attend with your son/daughter. We will sent the meeting link via text message next week.

Arrangements for LC students this week. 

Wednesday 21st: Higher Options: Students can wear casual clothes to the event but please remember you are still representing your school.

If you are not traveling to the Higher options event you can study from home. However, if you need a place to study in the school it is vital that you direct message Mr.Carey on teams so, we can arrange a study room for you.

Friday 23rd: Students are away on a science trip. Details have been provided by your teachers.

If you are not traveling on the science trip you can study from home. However, if you need a place to study in the school it is vital that you direct message Mr.Carey on teams so, we can arrange a study room for you.

Enjoy. Absorb as much as you can and remember to thank Ms. O’Gara, Ms. Mc Manus and your Science Teachers for organising these trips for your benefit.

This is the school mobile number 0872202134 in case you need to contact teacher leaders on Wednesday during Higher Options.


Update:8th September 2022

Dear 6th year students and parents,

Welcome back to the new school year and hoping that all our students are now well settled an into a good routine. Mr Carey and the tutor team have been busy reminding our students about the changes in rules and procedures and encouraging them to get into good homework and study habits from the start.

Please find below a link to the updated arrangements for assessment in 2023 which will give additional choice to students on their exam papers to take account of the effect of the pandemic on students’ learning.

Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2023: https://assets.gov.ie/233702/49cf8bce-a385-4f5b-966f-36ba960d3680.pdf

Senior Cycle details are on page 3 and pages 5-79 of this document.


We are delighted to announce the winners of our Reading Week Poster Competition for 2023. The standard of talent and creativity was outstanding. Well done to everyone who entered a poster. The overall winners are Ellen Birnie (Junior) and Naoise Murphy (Senior). Congratulations!

Our Second Years are thoroughly enjoying their trip to Barcelona! Thanks to Ms McKelvey and the team of teachers who have travelled with over 140 second year students to give them this fantastic opportunity. @ddletb @LccAssoc

Ryan Lally from Grá Pizza ran a great workshop today on pizza making as part of a wellbeing promotion, and also talked about setting up your own business and all about buying good Irish ingredients. Staff and students were delighted with the pizzas! #wellbeing #buyIrish @ddletb

Thank you to our Parents' Association for the fabulous Easter treats which were kindly received by the teachers of Lucan Community College. We are grateful to have a fantastic Parents' Association who do phenomenal work behind the scenes for our school community. @LccAssoc

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