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21 January 2018
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Schools notes

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St. Thomas’ J.N.S. Esker, Lucan

Enrolment of Junior Infants
(September 2018)
Registration of new Junior Infants will take place on Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st of January between 10.00 and 12.00 in the Junior Hall .

Please bring along copies of your child’s
Birth Certificate,
Baptismal Certificate (if baptized),
your Child’s PPS Number
and a household utility bill.

Places will be offered subject to our school enrolment policy, copies of which are available on the school website.

Provision of false information will lead to forfeiture of place.


A Royal Rescue

We’re having a book launch for, ‘A Royal Rescue’ on Saturday the 20th of January. The event will take place in St Joseph’s College, Lucan and will begin at about 1pm.


The book, ‘A Royal Rescue’, features twins, Ruby and Roy, who are the princess and prince of the kingdom of Florina and who also have Down Syndrome. Their favourite toy is stolen by a dragon and they have to find it and make it back to their castle all before they miss their next class.

The Minister of State for Disability, Finian McGrath, will be officially launching our book for us on the day. The book will be available to purchase for the first time at the launch and will afterwards to available to purchase through email, message, our website, etc.

The launch is open to everyone, adults and children alike and there will be tea, coffee and refreshments available afterwards. Here is a link to our Facebook page to find out more:


Hall available to Rent

in St Andrew's School, Lucan
at the following times:
Thursday evenings from 7pm
Friday evenings from 5pm
Saturday Afternoons from 2pm
All day Sunday

Contact: 01-6280975


Adamstown Community College

Welcome back to school, we hope you enjoyed the Christmas break and we wish all a very Happy New Year.

The college are holding a quiz night on the 25th of January in the Lord Lucan at 8pm in aid of the senior rugby team. All parents and past pupils are very welcome to attend.

We are also holding our Annual 5km/10km road race on the 25th of February 2018.

It is a community event proudly sponsored by Lucan Credit Union and other local business.

Prizes for 1st home male and female in all races. There is a medal for the first 200 who register for the event. Also, there will be spot prizes for different positions down the field.

Refreshments will be provided in the foyer of Adamstown Community College.

Proceeds from the race will go towards our African Townships project.

All welcome and bring a friend.

Registration online or on the day from 9:00am at Adamstown Community College.
or online registration please see below. …

Congrats to students Isabelle Kavanagh and Chloe O’ Connor who are both recent recipients of Film Base scholarships in film production. Well done girls.

Also Congrats to students Dhanya Binoy, Mary Adekoya and Dylan Donohue who are all exhibiting projects at the BT Young Scientists Exhibition this week addressing contemporary Behavioural Science issues.


Kings Hospital School

BT Young Scientist WINNERS!
A huge congratulations to Dylan Bagnall & Richard Beattie for coming 1st in the intermediate section of this year's BT Young Scientist competition in their category 'Biological & Ecological Sciences'.


Their project is called 'Identifying bats from the roost using an inexpensive raspberry pi detector and PCR'. With over 80 projects in their category - what an achievement! They also impressed the Irish Research Council and won their award for outstanding research. The students received huge support from their teacher, Ciaran O' Connor and many staff members and we are extremely proud of all their hard work and dedication. We hope that the boys’ success will encourage many more students to enter the Young Scientist as it benefits them on so many levels.


Who do YOU want to BE?

Nurse – Office Administrator
Childcare Supervisor – Hairdresser
Social Care Worker – Psychologist
Accounts/Payroll Administrator
SNA - Engineer

Take the next step.. Come along to our
Further Education Open Day
on Monday 22nd January
from 9.30am – 3.00pm.

Find out all about our College, what courses we offer and how to apply

Deansrath Community College
Westbourne Rise, Clondalkin, D22 Tel: 01-4574144


Coláiste Phádraig CBS Lucan

Awards: Well done to 6th yr Benedikt Mbamu who won the Mark O’ Neill Student of the Month Award for December in recognition of his diligence, excellent manners and co-operation in all of his classes. Congratulations also to Daire Newcombe who won the Sports Star of the Month Award for his outstanding performances for the school’ssenior football team. Comhghairdeas freisin le Brendan Lennon ón dara bliain a bhuaigh an gradam Gaeilgeoir na Míosa mar aitheantas don sár obair atá déanta aige sa rang Gaeilge agus an iarracht ollmhór a dhéanann sé an Ghaeilge a labhairt.

Young Scientists: Well done to the three students from the school who took part in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition that was held over four days last week at the RDS. The students can all be proud of their efforts and the judges gave our two projects very positive feedback. 6th yr Dáire Byrne fared best as his highly innovative and well researched project entitled “An investigation into the applications of the Ram cohomology to Riemann surfaces” was awarded a “Highly Commended” badge in the Senior Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Science category. Daire’s project centred upon the pioneering discovery and development of novel mathematical techniques. Our other project was also mathematical based entitled “Can a Chua circuit really be used to produce random sequences?” by James McDonagh and Azmain Faiq. Their project was well received and attracted a huge number of visitors who were intrigued by the interesting premise and colourful display. Mr. Carey was delighted with the students who committed so much time and effort into researching, preparing and displaying the projects. It was a long four days for all concerned and our students were wonderful ambassadors for the school throughout as they engaged with the public and faced the media with confidence, charm and good humour.


Azmain Faiq, Evan Carroll and Dáire Byrne at the BT Young Scientists Exhibition.

Congratulations to all involved and keep up the scientific investigations! A special word of thanks as usual to Mr. Carey who dedicated a lot of time helping the students prepare, design and set up their projects. He was a constant source of support before and throughout the entire Exhibition.

Soccer: Our u15 soccer team qualified for the 1-4 finals of the Leinster Minor Cup on Tuesday after defeating McDara’s Templeogue 5-3 in an entertaining encounter. Adam Wells was the star of the show with a brilliant hat-trick. James Harold and Josh Doyle scored the other goals to ensure a fine win for the team. Next up is a league match against Moyle Park for a place in the last 16 of Dublin.

Trips: The 6th yr Biology students were accompanied to NUI Maynooth on Thursday 12th January by Ms Reilly and Mr Gray where they were able to carry out several key Leaving Certificate experiments under the guidance of the first year head of Biology and twenty PhD students. Our students also gained a valuable insight into the science courses on offer at NUI Maynooth and the facilities provided. As always, students enjoyed the day and were very positive in their feedback. The 6th yr Chemistry students were in the college on Wednesday 17th Jan for a similar workshop.

Fundraising: Many thanks to everyone who supported the school walk in December which raised a total of 4,200euro. This money will used to improve the facilities available to the students. A special word of thanks to students Mohsin Orkeldeen, Eoin Kilduff, Cian Foley, Luke Grehan, Daire Kerins ,Titus Dubinskas and Kieran Cahill who all raised between 80-150 euro each through sponsorship. They were presented with Liffey Valley vouchers by the principal in recognition of their sterling efforts.


Coláiste Cois Life

Scléip: Bhí an-lá ag iomaitheoirí na scoile ag an gcomórtas seó tallainne Scléip Gael Linn. Students participated in singing, music, drama and dance competitions. We had winners in the Solo Contemporary Music (Senior) and Contemporary Group Singing with Accompaniment (Junior) categories and these students will represent the school at the All-Ireland final in January.
Comhghairdeas leo go léir!

Cispheil na gCailíní: Comhghairdeas leis an bhfoireann cispheile a shroich craobh léig Bhaile Átha Cliath. Despite great play they were beaten by Muckross College. Watch out as they have another chance in the play-off round in the new year.Maith sibh a chailíní.

Coiste Folláine (Wellbeing committee): Bhí lón oibre ag an gCoiste Folláine inné! As they ate their pizza, they worked on the gratitude wall, the presentation for Cycle Against Suicide and spoke to bliain a haon about the worry boxes.Chomh maith leis sin, bronnadh suaitheantais orthu a dhear Emily Birch.


St Joseph’s College Lucan

St. Joseph’s College Open Night: Open Night will be taking place on Thursday, 22nd of February, 7.00 – 9.00pm. Everyone is welcome, especially parents and students intending to begin 1st Year in St. Joseph’s College in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

Incoming First Year Entrance Exams: A reminder that the Entrance Assessment for the incoming 1st years is taking place on Saturday, 27th of January.

Gaisce Silver Award: A huge well done to our 14 Silver Gaisce Medal Awardees who were presented with their award in the Round Room of the Mansion House on Thursday 18th January. It was well deserved after completing all requirements of the award including hiking over 50km of the hills of Wicklow last year! Now time for the Gold!

Camogie: Best of luck Senior Camogie Team as they play in the Final against Colaiste Iosagan on Friday, 19th January. The girls have worked so hard this year. We know you’ll do great!

No Limits: The ‘No Limits’ YSI Group are delighted to launch their third book in the No Limits series this Saturday, 22nd of January! ‘A Royal Rescue’ features twins with Down Syndrome. The Minister for State and Disability, Finian Mcgrath will be attending. It is on at 1pm in the library and all are welcome.

Clothes Drive: The Parents’ Association are running a clothes drive at the moment and urge anyone with clothes to please drop them into the school and help support our fundraising initiative.
Parenting Talk: The Parents’ Association are delighted to have John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy, to speak in St. Joseph’s on Thursday, 1st of March, 7:30pm. The talk is entitled ‘Parenting – The Rewards & Challenges’. This talk is open to the public, anyone interested is very welcome to attend.
(Rachel Ryan)

TY Public Acces to Law: On Monday , 15th January, Barrister Shane Kiely presented a workshop to the TY students taking part in Public Access to Law. We look forward to see the girls in the Criminal Courts for Justice in April!

An Ghaeilge Beo i gColáiste Iosaif! On Tuesday TY students participated in an Irish workshop in conjunction with 2018 Bliain na Gaeilge, celebrating the revival of the Irish language over the last 125 years, the creativity of the language, the vibrancy of the language; the participation of our community and the value of our gaeltachtaí! Maith sibh!
(Erica Flynn 4a4)