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17 January 2021
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St Joseph's College Lucan

We hope that everybody had a peaceful Christmas and wish all of our students, parents, staff and community a very Happy New Year.

Unfortunately, we found ourselves again in the situation whereby the school could not reopen as normal, after the Christmas holidays. Remote teaching resumed on Monday, with all of our students receiving class tuition, either by live streaming of lessons or by the provision of teachers' pre-recorded video lessons, in accordance with the Department of Education guidance. We would like to thank all of our students, parents and teachers for engaging with this process.

2021 Calendar for St. Vincent de Paul
Joey's Tidy Towns' Calendar have made great sales for their fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul. It is unfortunate that with both our school and the local St. Vincent de Paul shop closed, access to buying the calendar and supporting such a good cause has been curtailed. We still have some lovely calendars available for sale. Calendars are priced at 10.00 euro with 5.00 euro from each calendar being donated to the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. If anyone would like to buy a calendar, please contact Catherine at the school on 01-6281160 or and we will arrange to get it to you!


PA Raffle
We would like to express our thanks to our wonderful Parents' Association on their recent Monster Raffle Fundraiser. It was a great success, generously supported by our school community. Thank you to everybody who supported the event. Funds raised will be spent on facilities for our students.

Our Parents' Association are looking for volunteers to speak (online) about any career to our students, as part of a planned Careers Education Series. The online talks would take place in the evening at a time that suited the speaker, for about 30 minutes. If anybody would be willing to participate, could you please contact our Parents' Association at for further details. Thank you!

Well done to our five BT Young Scientists, who presented their projects at the 2021 'online' Exhibition. It was great experience for the five and they thoroughly enjoyed the event. Leah Dunne and Hannah Gibbs project was 'A comparative analysis of the effectiveness of cleaning products based on their recommended retail price'. Irene Malaykal, Erin Tomney and Aoife Pakenham-Barry's project was 'Investigating the link between reading for pleasure and pursuing a higher education and career'. Well done girls!

Three of our students recently joined Comhairle na nOg. Isobel Solan, Ellen Staunton and Catherine Killard-Lynch. Comhairle na nOg are child and youth councils in the 31 local authorities of the country, which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.


Well done ladies!

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St. Thomas' JNS Esker - Admissions 2021

The enrolment process for Junior Infants for the school year September 2021/2022 is now open.

The closing date is 29/1/2021.

The application form can be downloaded on our website at

For further information please contact 01-6282691 or email