Fruitful first year at Lusk Community College

Published 10/06/2014 | 05:32

At the 13th annual Fingal Student Enterprise Awards County Final are the Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board Enterprise Award for Secondary Schools winners from Lusk Community College

THE curtain has just come down on a wonderfully successful first year at Lusk Community College, which only opened last August.

Phase one of the building caters for 350 students and an additional 650 students will be catered for in phase two, which will bring the overall capacity to 1,000 students.

Lusk Community College provides a holistic education of the highest quality across pastoral, academic, cultural, physical and social arenas.

'We place great emphasis on excellent teaching and learning,' said principal Patricia Atkins.

'We expect every student to do their best. Staff members are very well qualified, dedicated professionals who strive to achieve high standards in their work.

'We work in tandem with parents and legal guardians and aim to assist them in their role as primary educators. We place great emphasis on students' welfare.

'We strive to provide an enjoyable and personal experience with a rich range of opportunities. This results in a vibrant spirit of community permeating all activities.'

Lusk Community College is a digital school that is mirroring and building on the success of the modern Irish economy by underpinning all aspects of teaching, learning and managing the school with modern up-to-date technology. All students have purchased ipads which they use in every class subject.

Many chose to avail of the Rush Credit Union Student Loan Scheme to kit out the digital school bag with both ipad and ebooks.

Under the patronage of Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) formerly County Dublin VEC, Lusk Community College now forms an essential part of life and living in the locality of Lusk. Our educational ethos is one of total inclusivity and mutual respect in the formation of life skills which enable young people to meet their full potential in society. The students entering Lusk Community College study the following subjects for the Junior Certificate: Irish, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, CSPE, SPHE, PE, Religious Education (Non Exam), Spanish or French as their modern language, and TWO of the following option subjects Art , Business Studies, Home Economics, Music, Technical Graphics or Woodwork. You can enrol your child in Lusk Community College each September when the student commences 6th class in primary school.

Fingal Independent

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