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28 February 2021
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Schools notes

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St Joseph's College Lucan

TY Subject Choice: Next month our Transition Year students will choose the subjects they wish to study for the Leaving Certificate. To help them in their decision making, students received a presentation by Ms Allen from our Guidance Department about subject choice, the Leaving Certificate and College Entry requirements. This was followed this week, by teachers giving online talks to the students about the Leaving Certificate subjects that are on offer in our school. An information video for parents by Ms Allen was made available on the school website for parents to view. Next week the Career Guidance department will meet remotely with each Transition Year student to discuss with them their subject choices and to offer them advice.

In-school tuition will resume for 6th years on Monday. We are very pleased that the school will be opened again and look forward to seeing them there!

Careers Talks Series: Our Parents' Association's very successful series of Career Talks continued with three more online talks for students on Wednesday. All of our students are encouraged to watch the talks and ask questions.
If anybody in our community would be interested in speaking about a career (online at a time that suits them) further details can be obtained from our Parents' Association at

Pancake Competition: Our school's Wellbeing Committee organised a Pancake and Crepe making competition for students and staff over the midterm break. Students submitted an 'action' photo of themselves flipping their pancake and a photo of the finished product. Our Judge, Ms Regan, was blown away by the standard of the entries! Well done everyone who contributed and massive congratulations to our winners!




St. Joseph's Transition Year Students taking part in the Student Enterprise Competition are getting ready to pitch their products to the judges over the next few weeks. The TY Enterprise competitions will take place on March 12th and the girls are finalising their Booklets and products at the moment. We wish them all the very best!


Students displaying their Student Enterprise products at the Christmas Fair

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Lucan Community College

Remote Extracurricular Programme
Ms. Brooks is delighted to announce the start of our online extracurricular programme starting Monday 1st March. There is a great range of clubs/activities for all year groups to get involved in. Thanks to the teachers who are volunteering their time.


Transition Year News
Congratulations to the Transition Year students who applied for the Royal College of Surgeons online programme of events running this week, this is a fantastic opportunity for them and will give them a fascinating insight into all things medical.

The Transition Year Law students are about to embark on a schedule of modules drawn up by The Law Society of Ireland, Lucan Community College is delighted to be part of this initiative and students will receive certification of their involvement in this new adventure.

Phased Reopening of School from 1st March 2021
The following dates have been announced by the Department of Education and Skills on 23rd February 2021. An online information meeting will take place for 6th years and parents on Friday 26th march. Updates are available on our website

Planned return of classes
1st March:
6th year students return to school for full timetable. This decision prioritises students preparing for their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied assessments and exams. Further details at 6th year online meeting at 2pm on Friday 26th March. Link to meeting will be circulated to students and parents.
All other years continue with remote learning. Teachers may need to make some changes to scheduled times for remote classes.

15th March: Subject to public health advice, 5th year classes will resume their full timetable from this date.

12th April: Subject to public health advice, all classes will return to school to resume their full timetable from this date.