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20 October 2019
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Schools notes

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Scoil Mhuire Girls National School

Enrolment 2020 During the month of October
Scoil Mhuire Girls National School are taking names of girls living in St. Mary’s Parish for Junior Infants 2020.
Please ring the Secretary to make an appointment to meet the Principal (Phone: 01-6280056).

You will need to provide a photocopy of your daughter’s Birth Certificate, your daughter’s PPS Number, and a current household utility bill (proof of address).

School Website:


St. Mary's BNS

are now enrolling
Junior Infants for September 2020
The closing date for enrolment is the 22nd November 2019


Lucan Colleges Cross Country Challenge Run

Wednesday 23rd Oct. at 11.00 a.m.
Venue: Lucan Harriers Athletic Club. (N4-R120).

1st year: Girls 1200 mtrs. Boys1500 mtrs.
2nd year: Girls 1200 mtrs. Boys 1500 mtrs.
3rd & 4th year: Girls 1500 mtrs. Boys 2000 mtrs.
5th & 6th year: Girls 1500 mtrs. Boys 2600 mtrs.
Challenge open to all students: Take part to complete race.

Info: Gerry Martin. 0872132244
Entry: €2 per student. Max. €20 per college.


Adamstown Community College

Open Evening: We would like to thank the 250 families who joined us for our open evening on Wednesday the 9th of October. There are 180 places available for September 2021. Enrolment closes on January 31st. The evening was a great success and everyone was treated to a sneak peak of our school musical beauty and the beast which will be running on December 17th and 18th in our new school hall.


Student Council: The Student Council is a representative of the student body who work in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. We believe that students have a valuable contribution in the running of the school. In turn, their involvement in the operation of the school is itself a valuable part of the education process for the students. The council is elected by students and consisting of representatives from each year group. This year’s successful students are:
1st Year: Ifeoluwa Jegede and Samson Olatunji
2nd Year: Samuel Garrido and Ibukunoluwa Adeniji
3rd Year: Elena Sevastian amd Sabina Kupkova
TY: Luke Parish and Justin Satish
5th Year: Muntakha Yaru and Margret Sungai, AJ Okosun
6th Year: Cynthia Garrido and Juwon Olatunji, Martin Akinsola

Climate Action week: The students of Adamstown Community College have been taking part in lots of activities as part of Climate action week. The theme for the week has been water conservation. A pledge wall was created in the canteen area where students and teachers make a pledge to help reduce the amount of water waste in their daily lives. This has created great awareness and has started a lot of discussions around the topic. Well done to all involved especially to Miss Reilly and her Green schools team.



Lucan Community College

1st year student kickboxes international competition to a triple medal haul: Congratulations to our new 1st year student on her amazing achievements in kickboxing. Amy Wade from class Greta competed in the Bristol Open Kickboxing competition, the largest kickboxing competition in the UK, taking home one Gold, one silver and a bronze in a truly terrific medal haul. Well done Amy, your new friends, classmates and teachers are very proud of your achievements.


Lucan CC Boys Soccer in 7 heaven: Lucan secured a place in the 2nd round of the Leinster Boys Senior Cup with a comprehensive 7-1 win against near neighbours Collinstown CC. The result was never in doubt as Lucan led 5-0 at half time with a supremely confident display of graft, guile and teamwork. Collinstown rallied in the 2nd half as Lucan eased off the gas and they got a consolation goal 10 minutes from time to make it 5-1, Lucan caught the visitors on the break to score a further 2 goals to round off a fantastic 7-1 victory. Lucan CC 7-1 Collinstown CC. Conor Finn played a captains role by scoring a classy hat trick and was ably assisted by Ryan Flynn (2 goals) David Akinwale (1 goal) and Robert Dragusin (1 goal).

Badminton silver while representing Ireland for Lucan CC student: Another huge congratulations must go to Tara Phelan in 5th year. Tara’s latest fantastic achievement came last week during a Graded International event between Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales hosted here in Ireland. This event was launched in line with the 120th Anniversary of Badminton Ireland and the four federations came together to celebrate this at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin. Tara was selected to play for Ireland following on from her National Title wins earlier this year and was part of the National Grade E Team. The team competed to a very high standard and secured the silver medal having beaten Wales and Scotland to some very tight matches. Well done Tara, we wish you further success as you continue on your badminton journey!


Students enjoy some Play time! A group of our 6th year students had the opportunity to enjoy a live production of An Triail, by Máiréad Ní Ghráda, in the Axis Theatre in Ballymun. The play features as part of their Leaving Certificate Irish studies. The play, heralded as a modern Irish classic, was being performed by the Fíbín theatre group who use puppets, masks, engaging visuals and physical performances to appeal particularly to a younger audience by making it current and more accessible. Thank you to our teacher Miss Barbour for organising the event.

Reminder: Lucan CC September 2021 enrolment is now open for current 5th class students Final reminder to all 5th class pupils and parents in the Lucan area that our enrolment is currently open for September 2021 but is closing very soon. Our enrolment policy and application forms are available via our website, and have also been dropped into all of the local primary schools. Please note that enrolment closes next week on the 25th October at 12.00 midday – leaving just one week left to register your enrolment with us. Completed forms must be returned to the school office before the midday deadline on the 25th October.


Coláiste Phádraig

Talent Show: Coláiste Phádraig’s Lucan’s Got Talent 2019 was held this year on Friday, October 11th. As always there was great excitement and a great atmosphere around the school on the day of the show as one of the most eagerly awaited school events of the year edged ever closer. Work got underway early on in the day with TY students helping to set up the venue, the sound system and mentor the nervous acts who would later all take to the stage. Over 250 students reluctantly left their afternoon classes to attend this year’s Show. Fair play to them all for sacrificing important academic work and homework in order to be in attendance for 90mins of music, dance, magic, fun and entertainment!


The show was hosted by the very competent Sultan Mamaev and Alex Jaji. Fifteen acts competed in this year’s show. There were an impressive range of talents displayed from singing, dancing, guitar and trombone playing to rapping, origami story-telling, pronouncing impressively long words and magic. The range of talents and skills on show in the final was hugely impressive and the audience were extremely taken with a number of the acts in particular. However, it was down to the judges Ms. Ryan, Mr. McDonald, Ms. Cooney, Oisín Kehoe and Seán Foley to select the winners and after a hard fought battle, Nico De Leon musical skills won out in the end after his crowd pleasing rendition of Ariana Grande’s Breathin’.

The talented Lucca Sullivan came in second place when he showcased his highly proficient singing and banjo skills performing From Here to Utopia by Ramshackle Glory.

3rd place went to the hardworking band consisting of brothers Kieran and Nathan Cahill, and Conor Henson. They sang a medley of popular hits Hotel California, American Pie, Seven Nation Army and Twist and Shout and they had the crowd singing and dancing in unison with them throughout!

Well done to all who competed in the final and had the bravery to stand and perform in front of 250 of their peers. The audience must also be commended for being extremely supportive and encouraging throughout the show. A big thank you to the TY students who helped Ms. Bonner organise and run the show to a high standard. It was a wonderful occasion for the school and €550 was also raised for the Zambia Immersion Project 2020. Well done to Ms. Bonner on yet again putting in so much hard work and time into this year’s Talent Show. Without her drive, energy and patience, the Talent Show would not be the success it invariably is. Until next year………….

Awards: Well done to 2nd yr Matthew White who won the Mark O’ Neill Student of the Month Award for September in recognition of his impeccable manners, positive attitude and hard work in all of his classes. Matthew as also made a great impression on parents during the Open Night with his charm, sense of humour and helpfulness. Comhghairdeas freisin le Cillian Lawlor ón rang 1 Delta bhuaigh an gradam Gaeilgeoir na Míosa mar gheall ar an sár-iarracht a dhéanann sé an Ghaeilge a labhairt agus an sár obair atá déanta aige sa rang Gaeilge.

Hurling: Our u14 hurlers travelled to Abbotstown last Wednesday to take part in a hurling blitz. They played two matches in total, winning one and losing the other. A comfortable victory against Gaelcholáiste Reachrann saw the team hurl beautifully throughout with numerous impressive performances from our talented young hurlers. St. Paul’s Raheny provided sterner opposition in their next match which proved to be high quality encounter. The Raheny team eventually prevailed on a score-line of 3-05 to 1-02 but our team showed enough promise to suggest a competitive campaign is in prospect for the upcoming season.

Golf: The school’s golf team had its 1st outing in the Interschool’s Matchplay tournament last Thursday where we squared off against St. Vincent’s, Castleknock. Representing the school were 5th yrs Seán Quigley and Ciaran O’ Brien, who formed one partnership, while 6th yr Daniel O’ Connor and TY James formed a second pairing. Even though it was technically an away game for the school, the students found themselves in the familiar grounds of Hermitage Golf Club so they were optimistic that the opposition’s “home advantage” would be somewhat diminished. However, that was not to be the case as Vincent’s came out firing and never relented for a single holw. Despite some impressive dove-tailing from our golfers, they couldn’t match the impressive driving and short game of their opponents who ran out comfortable winners in the end.


St Joseph’s College Lucan

Congratulations to our u16 Basketball Team who won their match against the High School Rathgar, with a score of 51 to 18. Well done to everybody involved!

In honour of Climate Action Week (14th-20th October) our Green School’s Committee is going to plant a tree in our school. Each base class is getting involved & choosing a name for the tree. Some good student suggestions so far include ‘Michael Tree Higgins’ and ‘Nano Maple’. The winning name will be displayed alongside the tree.

A great win for our Senior Concern debaters on Monday! They were successful against Educate Together Stepaside. The motion was 'Ending World Hunger by 2030 is beyond humanity's reach' Our winning team: Emma Williams (captain), Georgina Wall, Kate Henry and Erica Flynn. Well done to both teams, to everybody involved and to all who came to support the teams!

Congratulations to the winners of our Student Council's Arts-Week Competition . Emma Mills (1st yr), Emma Williams (6th yr), Ciara O'Brien (3rd yr) & Ciara Maher (6th yr). The theme of the competition was 'Freedom' and there were three categories; Visual, Performance and Creative Writing. There was a €20 Liffey Valley voucher for each winner. The winning entries can be seen on our school website or Twitter.

4th year History students were in Glasnevin Cemetery this week on their Tour Guiding experience. The participants are required to research a person from Irish history and then present their findings at the person's grave in Glasnevin Cemetery. Well done to all of the participants!

Ms Donohue will be running the Lockers programme in her 2nd year classes over the coming weeks. Lockers is an educational programme developed by Webwise to address the issue of inappropriate and/or non-consensual sharing of intimate images. The programme sets out to foster empathy, respect and resilience and to help young people understand the consequences of their actions. Parents are asked to visit to learn more about this issue and more.

We are celebrating Maths Week this week. Each year group had a ‘Fun Activity’ for one maths class period during the week including ‘Who wants to be a Mathionaire? ’.

Maths puzzles were posted on our Digi-Screens on the corridors and Maths/Numeracy was celebrated in classes. Winners to be announced next week

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