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Success at WKC Champs 2018

WKC Champs 2018

The World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) World Championships took place in Dublin over the mid-term break. TY student, Zak Riddell, continued his competitive success by winning the gold medal in the Light Contact competition in the -55 kgs Boys 15-17 category overcoming the challenges of Jack Clement (ENG) to reach the final, and then beating his opponent John Mercado Santona from Puerto Rico in the final. Zak's older brother Jake, a past pupil, won the Men's Light Contact gold in the -80 kgs category, while his younger brother Josh won the Light Contact gold in the 11-12 Boys -45 kgs category. Congrats to the Riddell boys!


 

Lá na Gaeilge 2018

TCS Lá na Gaeilge 2018

An tseachtain seo, bhíomar ag céiliúradh ár dteanga dhúchais- An Ghaeilge. Bhí imeachtaí eagsúla ar siúl i rith na seachtaine. Ar an gCeadaoin, bhí tráth na gceist ag na daltaí sínsearacha. Bhí spraoi agus spórt acu. I rith na seachtaine, bhí gach duine ag déanamh iarracht an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Ansin ar an Aoine bhí lá na Gaeilge againn. Céilí mór don scoil. Bhain gach duine triail as rincí eagsúla ar nós ionsaí na hinse, ballaí Luimní agus gan dabht ‘an dreoilín’. Bhain gach duine an taitneamh as an lá.

This week, we were celebrating our native language, Irish. There were different events on during the week. On Wednesday, the senior students took part in a quiz and had great fun. During the week everyone was making an effort to speak Irish. Then on Friday we had ‘Lá na Gaeilge. There was a big céilí for the school. Everyone tried different dances like the Siege of Ennis, The Walls of Limerick and of course ‘The dreoilín’. Everyone really enjoyed the day.  Pics


 

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




RSA Roadshow in TCS 2018

RSA in TCS

Road Safety Authority

The RSA Shuttle and Roll Over was at Tallaght Community School on Tuesday 23rd of October at the invitation of Transition Year students. As part of their personal development project the TYs wanted to investigate safety on our roads. Through the Shuttle they were able to use the interactive experience to look at road safety and road hazards from the point of view of pedestrians, cyclists, motor cyclists and motorists. The vital importance of seat belts and child restraints was emphasised through the use of the Roll Over as both teachers and students experienced what it is like to roll a car. Pics




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.