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21 May 2017
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Schools notes

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Scoil Aine Naofa Parents Association

Friday 26th May
The Lord Lucan at 9.00pm

Great Prizes for the Winning Table plus Raffle with super Spot Prizes.

Cost: €40 per team/table of 4
Prize for best team name (so get thinking!)

Join us for an evening of quizzical entertainment and support Scoil Aine Naofa!
Tickets available from the school office & on the night


Annual Lucan Art Fair 2017

will be held in
Divine Mercy SNS
on the weekend of May 19th to 21st

Local artists, crafters and photographers will be exhibiting and selling their work.
Funds raised will go towards a new school bus.

The opening times are as follows:
Friday 21st 7-9 pm for launch party
Saturday 20th from 12- 5
Sunday 21st from 11-4

All are welcome and admission is free.


Happy Reunion

Class of ’79, St. Mary’s GNS & Class of ’84, St. Joseph’s College
Birthday Reunion!
8th July, 7.30pm

O’Neills Back lounge
Happy Days!


Adamstown Community College

Royal Visit: President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina were hosting Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla at Áras an Uachtaráin last week.

This is Prince Charles’s third visit to Áras an Uachtaráin. Second Year Student Haritha Olaganathan was among a group of young people who had excelled in a variety of fields including Sport, the Arts and Science who enjoyed a meeting with the President and the Price of Wales at the Aras. Haritha enjoyed the day at the Aras and agreed it was one of the highlights for her of this school year, second only to her win earlier this year at the BY Young Scientist. School Activities: TY Classes enjoyed MMA classes as well as a visit to the real bodies exhibition and also their annual sign language classes. They also got to attempt to launch their some homemade rockets in the yard. Leaving Certificate students enjoyed a Youth in Hospitality event at the Hilton Hotel whilst 5th years visited DCU and 5th Year politics class became familiar with our election system from local Returning Officer Jim Byrne.

Rainbows: Finally we had our annual Rainbows Breakfast on Friday morning to mark the end of our meetings for this year. After breakfast we met in the school yard and our Rainbows group with the help of our Counsellor Elizabeth Boland, ollowing a short prayer service launched Balloons with written messages to our loved ones who have passed on. All students and teacher are invited to attend.

Cycle Against Suicide Well done to Ms. Carroll and Ms. Whelan and our Caire Aire Student Team, due to their hard work and continued dedication Adamstown Community College has been awarded the Ambassador School Status for the Cycle Against Suicide Campaign for a third year in a row. We will be getting a special award this year for our continuous whole-school approach in promoting positive mental health. Well done also to 3rd year student Ben Jones on making the under 18 Leinster Rugby squad. Ben is now looking forward to competing in the inter pros this summer. A brilliant achievement for Ben at such a tender age.

Thug rang Ms. Ní Chathail sa dara bliain cuairt ar a gcairde pinn i mBaile Átha Troim an tseachtain seo chaite. Bhí deis acu Gaeilge a labhairt leo. Rinne siad céilí agus d'imir siad cluiche peile le chéile ag an gcaisléan. Lá rathúil a bhí ann.


Above Ms. Ní Chathail's second year Irish class visiting their pen pals in Trim.


Lucan Community College

TY Musical: Well done to all involved in this year’s production “Rock of Ages”. Three nights of wonderful entertainment were provided by a group of hugely talented actors, actresses, singers and dancers. The large audiences on each night thoroughly enjoyed the show. The show included a host of well-known songs, had plenty of comical moments and of course a love interest. The show was directed by Mr. Duffy and the Musical director was Ms. Conway. Mr. Phelan, Ms. Howley and a number of students also assisted with staging this show. Their hard work with a group of enthusiastic and co-operative students was certainly much appreciated. Mr. Purcell and Mr. O’Gorman were members of a brilliant orchestra.

Sports Day: Thankfully the sun came out and the rain stayed away for this year’s sports day. Our 1st and 2nd year students participated in a range of activities including soccer, basketball, running, shot putt, poc fada, penalty kicks, and high jump. It was great fun for all with an element of competition as the 11 class groups vied for class of the year in their respective year groups.

Biology Trip: All of our 5th year biology students visited Dublin zoo this week. They carried out habitat studies in the zoo and the greater Phoenix park area as part of their senior cycle biology studies. They were accompanied by their four teachers who were very pleased with the studies which were done on the day.

Exam/Graduation Preparations: As we close in on the end of the school year all of our year groups are busy with activities. For our 1st, 2nd, and 5th year students summer exams are either taking place or are due to take place in coming weeks. Our 3rd years are busy with final exam revision and preparations. Our TY students have submitted their projects and are readying themselves for their TY interviews which take place this Friday. Their graduation will take place next Tuesday. Our 6th year classes are down to their final days of timetabled classes and the members of the graduation committee are finalising everything for next Wednesday’s graduation.


Coláiste Phádraig CBS Lucan

Sports Day: The annual Coláiste Phádraig Sports Day was successfully held on Tuesday in reasonably fine sunshine. Students were competing for gold medals in the usual track and field events and there were some dramatic finishes in the ever popular sprints. Richard Idowu was one of the most impressive gold medal winners as he stormed clear in the 1st yr 100m final in sensational style while Daniel O’ Gorman claimed the title of fastest student in then school with victory in the senior 100m final. A number of students were multi-medal winners on the day but even those that didn’t claim any prizes still enjoyed a fun filled and competitive day’s events. The highlight of the day for many was once again the Teachers v Students soccer match. The annual “grudge match” is invariably extremely competitive and hard fought and this year’s encounter was no different! In a feisty opening, both sets of players got stuck in, much to the enjoyment (and amusement!) of the raucous and somewhat partisan supporters! Mr. Jackson gave the teachers the lead with a sublime chipped effort from 30yrds. The students dominated much of the 1st half possession but they could not find a way past a teachers’ defence well marshalled by Mr. Flynn and Mr. Rafter. Mr. Tarpey doubled the teachers’ lead in the 2nd half with a far post header and it looked like the teachers would get revenge for last year’s defeat. However, a (controversial!) goal from a suspiciously offside Cian Lynch late on reduced the deficit for the students. With just seconds left on the clock, the students launched one final assault on the teachers’ goal and in a dramatic end to the game they were awarded a pen on the stroke of full time. Irish international Josh Hogan stepped up to convert from the spot which meant a penalty shoot-out was needed to determine the victors. Matheusz Chwaszcz proved to be the hero with 2 magnificent saves as the students won 4-2 on penalties to claim the bragging rights once again over the unlucky teachers.

Hurling: Well done to 5th yrs Emmet Allen, Luke Walsh and Ben Coffey who played for the Dublin Minors in the Leinster semi-final in Parnell Park last weekend.