It has been a busy but very productive month at Lucan East ETNS. It has been great meeting so many of you at the orientation meetings. There are a few meetings remaining as follows:

  1.  Friday 22nd – Chile  5th Class
  2. Tuesday 26th – France 6th Class
  3. Wednesday 27th  – Australia 6th Class
  4. Tuesday 3rd October – Ghana Class
  5. Wednesday 4th – Ireland Class
  6. Thursday 5th  –  Junior Infants Cuba
  7. Friday 6th – Junior infants Germany

Class meetings are a great way to meet the teacher and find out about the routines of the classroom, homework etc. We have had our best attendance ever this year so far which shows how much all the parent’s at Lucan East value education.

Sponsored Walk

Your child will receive a sponsored walk form home this evening. The sponsored walk is an annual fundraiser for the school. This year we are hoping to raise money for extra English readers for every class in the school. The walk will take place on Thursday 28th of September.  The walk will start at 1.30pm. Junior and Senior Infants can come along if accompanied by their parents and the older classes will go with their teacher. Parents in other classes are welcome to come along. The readers we buy will help to build emergent readers skill and concepts and already have been a great success in the school. The walk is always great fun and fits in to our active schools theme. Please return your form and money to your child’s teacher. We also hope to raise our Gaelbhratach  – our Irish Language flag on this day which celbrates all our efforts and achievements in the Irish language at Lucan East.


Pupil Insurance

The last day that pupil Insurance money will be accepted is MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER. Many thanks to all parents who use the online payment facility. It really relieves the pressure on Lesley in the office. We hope to move to exclusively paying online next year.


Mental Health and Well Being Week

This week there have been a  huge number events to celebrate well being week Among the highlights included:

  1. Active Schools Committee attended the SDCC launch
  2. Yoga classes for parents and students
  3. Fruit and vegetable tasting and healthy eating promotion
  4. Friendship day
  5. 6th class meet their Junior Infant buddies
  6. Coffee morning for parents


Our sports teams have been doing a great job representing the school in the Girls and Boys Cumann na mbunscoil Gaelic football competitions.  You can follow all the action and photos on twitter (@lucaneastet). Many thanks to Paula, Orlagh, Simon, Colm, Niall, Tom and Ryan for all their hard work with the teams. This Sunda,y Paula and Orlagh will  be bringing a group from the girl’s team to Croke Park to watch the Women’s All Ireland Football final which will be contested by Mayo and Dublin in a repeat of last weeks men’s final. It promises to be a great day out and the Dubs will be looking to avenge their defeat to Cork last year.


Rebecca, our HSCL teacher will email out the parking plan to everybody in the next few days. Just a reminder to everyone that the children’s safety is our primary concern. Many thanks to all our walkers,scooters and cyclists to school.

Clonburris SDZ

Tomorrow the draft plan for the lands which border the school will be released  by South Dublin County Council. A two month consultation period will then follow. The school will be seeking playing fields close by and extra parking facilities to be made available as part of this plan. We ask that parents contact their local representatives to support us in this campaign. I hope to have more information on the plan and the consultation which I will share with everyone in the coming weeks once the plan has been released.

Other News

  • Every day is an active day at Lucan East  – make sure to have proper footwear
  • 5th class parents will have received a note from Rebecca about the local secondary schools, when the open evenings are on and the enrolment deadlines. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
  • All extra curricular activities are up and running and great fun is being had every day after school
  • The PTA will shortly send out a newsletter to parent and publish details of their annual general meeting (AGM). They also hope to sell the remaining cook books from last year.
  • Please make sure you have given a note to your child’s teacher if you are giving them permission to walk home.

Many thanks to you all for your continued support and don’t forget to follow us on twitter and on our website,

Míle Buíochas,




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