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5th Year Business Trip To Johnson & Johnson

 TCS at JandJ

5th Year business students, accompanied by Mr Cleary, Mr Ryan and Mrs Cunningham took a trip to Johnson & Johnson headquarters on Thursday, November 15th as part of the Junior Achievement programme they had been participating in since early October. 

Junior Achievement is designed to assist students in developing positive skills that are essential in an ever changing world. This programme gives students a greater insight into the world of business. Over the course of the six weeks, each participant developed better communication skills and learned excellent interview skills.

Students were greeted by Johnson & Johnson and Junior Achievement employees very respectfully. Upon arrival they were treated with some snacks and given a run-down of the day ahead. Following the introduction, students received a talk from an engineering lecturer from ITT. After this the access officer of ITT spoke briefly about the opportunities in the college.

Arguably the most exciting part of the day followed, students were individually interviewed by staff. During these interviews students were able to express themselves speaking of their talents. Next up was a tour of the Johnson & Johnson headquarters in which students were even treated to some donuts.

After the tour students and staff were treated to Domino’s Pizza for lunch.  To complete the fun filled day, each student received a certificate to commend their excellent participation and engagement in the Junior Achievement Programme.
A great day was had by all!


TCS students at Campaign Academy

TCS at Campaign Academy

On the 9th November 2018, a group of seven TY students took part in a workshop called ‘Campaign Academy’ run by the charity Concern. These students will take part in a series of seven workshops over the course of the year to teach them how to become campaigners in their own community. The topic of the campaign will be about Climate Change and looking at the impact it is having and what we can do to help.

Six different schools took part in the first workshop and took part in ice-breaker activities to find out about each other and to find out what they knew about Climate Change.
They discussed how climate change is affecting the world we live in today, learning about examples like the forest fires in California, extreme weather in Ireland and how the Arctic had the hottest temperatures ever recorded in history this year. They discussed how, if the earths average temperature increased by two degrees, the consequences earth would face, how there would be a major loss of habitat for plants and animals, and how it would also affect human development.

The students also learned about the 17 development goals set up by the UN that will hopefully be reached by the end of 2030, the aim is to make the planet better for everyone.

Finally, the students focused on what they could do individually, in their community, and globally. They hope to do a project in our school to create some positive changes regarding climate change.  We look forward to a year working with Campaign Academy and becoming campaigners!!


Science Week 2018

Science Week Ireland, coordinated by Science Foundation Ireland, took place this week 11-18 November 2018. As part of Science Week TCS students took part in a range of exciting Science and Astronomy events.

TCS Stem Club took a trip to DCU where they had the opportunity to listen to astronauts speak about their space experiences. Students also viewed the Dublin lights from space and searched for TCS!

2nd year students stretched their science brains with a table quiz on Friday. For Space Week, Transition Year and physics classes attended an Astrophysics Talk by Trinity College PHD students about careers in science. 1st Year students conducted their own experiments in exploring the stuff of stars. Pics

TCS Girls' GAA 2018

Despite an excellent performance from our TCS Gaelic Girls we were unlucky to lose to Lucan Community College 4-9 to 3-6. The girls put in a dedicated and committed performance and left nothing on the field. 

Georgia Mc Govern and Lauren Young kept the mid-field moving while Rachel Callary, Cara Holland and Shona Joyce kept the defence strong. Some great scores were taken by Sophie Malone, Caoimhe Horgan, Lauren Young and Georgia Mc Govern. The encouragement and drive all over the pitch was heartening to see! A special mention goes to our two goal keepers Katie Rowe and Nadine Raymond who both pulled off some very impressive saves!

5th Year Debate Success at IT Carlow

TCS 5th Year TCS Debate Team of Megan Kelly and Lee Cairnduff beat all comers at the IT Carlow Open Day Debate. The debate competition is organised annually by IT Carlow Department of the Built Environment in conjunction with The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

TCS had to debate through three rounds in total and tackled three different motions for which they had to prepare and deliver their speeches in addition to refuting points made by their opposition. The three motions were:
1) This house believes that the construction industry should lead the way in tackling homelessness.
2) This house believes that the construction industry should lead the way in tackling climate change.
3) This house believes that recent reports on school structural issues are a thing of the past.

This is a wonderful achievement for Megan, Lee and TCS and was ably supported and assisted by Ms Blake.


Concern Debates 2018 R2

The TCS Concern Debates Team again tasted victory on Tuesday night, 13th of November. In this round, The High School, Rathgar was the host venue and the motion to be debated ‘That Nike should be applauded for standing with Colin Kaepernick’. The TCS team of TY students, Captain Trudy Nolan, Emma Duffy, Liam Duffin and Graham Doran opposed the motion in a robust debate and were successful in having the motion defeated. Congratulations to all involved and best of luck as you progress on through the competition.


Concern Debates 2018

Congratulations to our Concern Debate Team who were victorious in their debate against St Mac Dara's Community College on Tuesday 6 November 2018. The motion '30 Years On, The World is No Closer to Ending the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic' was carried with a unanimous vote from judges. The TCS team includes speakers Trudy Nolan, Emma Duffy, Liam Duffin and Graham Doran, all representing Transition Year. Good luck to the team as they carry on to the next round.