TCS - What's happening

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.


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.


1st Years - Information Evening

An information meeting for the students/parents of our current 1st Years will take place on Monday evening (12 Nov 2018) at 7.00 pm in the school hall. All are urged to attend.


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!

Notice for Parents/Guardians of Leaving Cert Students

College Support for 6th Year Parents will be taking place on Monday 12th November 7 - 9 pm. This programme aims to provide parents/guardians with the essential knowledge to support your son/daughter through their transition from 2nd to 3rd level. The programme is directed towards parents/guardians in an informal setting and will incorporate information on the CAO Process, course selections, access routes and grants. All are welcome to attend.