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Concern Debates Jan 2019

TCS Concern Debate Team
Our TCS Concern Debate Team continue their winning streak with a fourth unanimous win over Old Bawn Community College on Thursday 17th of January last. TCS were delighted to host our near neighbours and a great atmosphere prevailed even as the motion “The UN is no longer relevant” was carried. We wish TCS all the best in their next round. We have no doubt that the sky is the limit for this great team of orators. Team TCS are Captain Trudy Nolan, Emma Duffy, Liam Duffin and Graham Doran.




HSCL Parents Plus course

PARENTS PLUS ADOLESCENTS PROGRAMME

Starting Friday, 8th March 2019, 10am-12 Noon (6 Weeks)
Where: Parents Room in TCS.
An evidence-based parenting course promoting effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged 11 to 16 years.  

Topics Include:
* Getting to know and connecting with your teenager
* Communicating positively and effectively
* Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence
* Negotiating rules and boundaries
* Teaching teenagers responsibility
* Positive discipline for teenagers
* Managing conflict
* Solving problems together
                
ALL WELCOME

    




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! Pics


 

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.





HSCL Yoga class

yoga

Free Yoga classes for all parents/guardians/grandparents will begin next Wednesday January 16th at 12:10 - 1p.m in Tallaght Sports Complex.

Please find the full details below:
Who: All parents/ guardians/ grandparents
Where: Tallaght Sports Complex
Time: 12:10 - 1 p.m every Wednesday morning for 6 weeks.
Cost: Free
Equipment: Mats will be provided.

Contact: Cushla Young HSCL 01-4515566/0830458116.


 

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!!