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U15 Soccer Report 11 Oct 2018

Tallaght Community School 1 Colaiste Pobail Setanta 0; Brandon Ivy’s penalty provides victory to TCS

Tallaght Community School Under 15s soccer team had a challenging at home decider on Thursday 11th of October against an athletic Colaiste Pobail Setanta who had made the journey from Clonee.  In an end to end game, it was TCS who claimed the victory which came from a perfectly executed Brandon Iveagh penalty. It’s onwards for the TCS boys as they progress confidently in the FAI Schools Minor Cup.

Friendship Week 2018

Friendship Week 2018

Friendship Week took place last week, 1st to the 5th of October. The weeks events and activities follow on from last year's hugely successful Friendship Week. Students benefited from a range of activities as TCS continues to strive for a comprehensive wellbeing programme for all students, both inside and out of the classroom environment. 

A Friendship Committee was established which called to classes throughout the week and coordinated events such as the Friendship Quiz, Walk and Talk in Tymon Park and a film screening of The Bullying Project. Other activities were undertaken in SPHE class where First Year classes all received the same lesson on Friendship during Friendship week. Second and Third year classes wrote a letter to the year below them giving them advice and words of wisdom on their own experiences since they were their age.  Pics


Scholars Ireland Programme 2018


Tallaght Community School Students Graduate from Scholars Ireland Programme

As part of the Trinity Access 21 programme twenty four students from Tallaght Community School participated in the scholars Ireland Mentoring Programme associated with TA21, Trinity College Dublin and Queens University.

The programme involved students working with 2 Phd students from TCD to mentor the students on college skills, college assignments and to prepare and develop students’ academic writing skills. Students where split into groups of 6 where each mentor discussed their research with the students and gave them an insight into how research in their field is conducted.  Students participated in seven mentoring sessions in total and each student submitted a final assignment to showcase the skills they developed in the programme. Each assignment was graded and students graduated from the programme last week in Queens University.

The programme allowed students to gain an insight into how college assignments are referenced, submitted and corrected and gave the students a great insight into how assessment in college is conducted.

Students in Tallaght CS worked with Juliana Sora on “Health Promoting Taxes in the European Union” and Miriam Cummins on “Post Secularism & Gender in Contemporary British Theatre”.  Some of the skills that the programme aimed to develop included “Ability to learn new things, time management, perseverance, academic writing, critical thinking, resilience and responding to feedback”.

Well done to all the students who participated in the programme and graduated from Queens last week. Hopefully this will be the first of many graduation ceremonies for our students in Tallaght Community School. Thanks to Juliana and Miriam and Trinity College Dublin for their support and time with our students. Pics

STEM Club 2018


This year students in 1st Year participated in an after-school STEM club for 5 weeks. The students worked hard to design and produce creative mobile phone holders for their desks. Twelve students participated in the club and were assisted by Paul, Mick, Mr Donaldson, Ms Finlayson, Mr Sheridan and Mr Boran in making the devices. Well done to all the students involved who worked with Solidworks and Circuit Wizard software to design the project online first and then build the project in the woodwork and metalwork rooms.

On Thursday 24th May, Students involved in the project presented their projects to Ms Hennessy and each student received a Certificate of Participation.

Next year Tallaght Community School will continue to run the STEM club where students will be asked to design and create new projects. All students are welcome.


LCA6 visit The Echo

On Tuesday October 2nd, LCA6 were hosted at the offices of the Tallaght Echo as part of their English and Communications course. The class were introduced to journalists, subeditors and picture editors as they toured the newsroom and investigated how their local paper delivers the news every week. The students themselves even became the news when the Echo photographer took photos for this weeks issue out now!


Best of luck Zak!

World Champion WAKO 2018

Congratulations to 5th student, Zak Riddell, who won the gold medal in his event at the WAKO World Kickboxing Championships for Cadets and Juniors held at Palazzo del Turismo, in Jesolo (Italy) last week. 


Basketball 2018 round-up



Well done to the second year Boy' Basketball Team on a very successful year.  They reached the All-Ireland Playoffs (last 16) and won the annual Garda Cup Tournament in the National Basketball Arena.