TCS - What's happening

Notice for Parents/Guardians 11 Dec

The school will be closed on Tuesday 11 Dec to facilitate a whole school teacher training day for Junior Cycle.


 

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 Back to the 90s

Tallaght Community School invites you to travel “Back to the 90’s” with this years school show.

A 90’s themed variety show compiled by the students and staff of TCS it promises to be a great night's entertainment.

This was the decade that gave us The Spice Girls, Oasis, Riverdance and so much more.

Let us entertain you this Thursday 29th November at 7:30pm, all tickets priced €5.





Notice for Parents/Guardians 3rd Years

The Parent/Teacher Meeting for 3rd years will take place on Monday 19 November 2018 from 4.00 - 6.30 pm.


 

Notice for Parents/Guardians TYs

The Parent/Teacher Meeting for Transition Years will take place on Thursday 06 December 2018 from 4.00 - 6.30 pm. Classes finish at 3.30 pm.


 

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!!


 

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.