TCS - What's happening

Our sad loss

 

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The school community is mourning the loss of Sean Bowden, a Transition Year student, who sadly passed away on Friday, 19 October, 2018, after a long illness.  We extend our deepest sympathies to his Mam and Dad, Ann and Michael, and his brother, Conor, who also attended TCS.

Sean's Funeral Mass will take place on Monday (October 22nd) at St Aengus’ Church, Balrothery at 10.00 am. Our school will be closed on Monday, and Sean's fellow students will honour his memory by their presence and participation. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

 

 


 

3rd Year PTM notice

The 3rd Years' Parent/Teacher meeting that was due to take place on Monday 22 October is postponed. Parents/guardians will be notified of the rescheduled date in due course.


 

TCS celebrate international languages


International Language Week took place this week at TCS with activities celebrating the three languages offered, Spanish, French and German. Representing Spanish culture, TY students learned to salsa in the music room while 5th year students visited the Irish Film Institute to watch the Spanish film El Jugador de Ajedrez. Students also met with the Education Advisor in the Spanish Embassy and were delighted to practice their Spanish speaking with him. LCA6 students enjoyed a culinary Spanish experience when they sampled some typical Spanish food including tortilla, jamon serrano and chorizo. Second Year students took on a German challenge when they watched a German language film. Pics




3rd Years in the Gaeltacht 2018

On the 10th of October, thirty eight 3rd year students, along with their teachers, travelled to Coláiste Uisce in Mayo to spend two days in the Gaeltacht. While there, the students had the opportunity to practise for their Junior Cert Irish Oral, speaking Irish while enjoying some water sports. They had the opportunity to try out body boarding, pier jumping, raft-building and team games 'as Gaeilge'. As well as two action packed days on the water, the evening meant an opportunity to practise our céilí skills. Bhain gach duine an taitneamh as!!     Pics      TCS in Colaiste Uisce 2018 video




DEAR Oct 2018

Drop Everything and Read

Our new look library at TCS was very busy this week with students checking out books for our literacy initiative Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). Some students had the opportunity to relax in the comfortable chairs and read their favourite books while others took them to their classrooms and had some quiet time reading. Unusually, the science labs created a special ambience with Bunsen Burners alight! We all can play our part in encouraging our students to read and libraries are a wonderful resource both in schools and in our communities. We would urge all parents and guardians to familiarise themselves with the libraries in their local area and to encourage their children to do the same.   Pics


 

TCS Girls Rugby Blitz 2018

Tallaght Community School participated in a Girls Rugby blitz on Tuesday the 16th Oct in St. Mary’s College RFC. TCS U15 team played Tag Rugby while the TCS U18 team played contact rugby. The TCS U15 team also took part in a Tackle Smart Session led by Leinster Rugby Staff. Both teams enjoyed being involved and were proud to have had an opportunity to wear their new jerseys kindly sponsored by Frank Keane Motors, Naas Road. We would like to thank Frank Keane Motors for their continued support.  




Invite to 1st Year Parents/Guardians

The annual Coffee Morning for the Parents/Guardians of our 1st Years takes place next Tuesday 16th October from 9:30-10:30 am. All welcome.