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Lego Learning

TY Lego Step Programme – Learn to Learn

Some of our T.Y students have been trained up as LEGO Mentors who lead and deliver sessions to new students coming into First Year and assist with the transition between schools.

Key Objectives / Expected Outcomes:

  1. To allow primary school students become more confident during the transition from primary to secondary school by attending LEGO sessions at their new school.
  2. To give students access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects in a fun and interactive way through the medium of LEGO.

Recently students  from Scoil Aonghusa Primary School along with their teachers attended a Lego session in our school.  All students found it to be a very enjoyable and educational experience.  A big thank you to all  involved .


 

Healthy Eating and Living

Healthy Eating and Living Programme for 1st Years

Recently, our 1st Year students were given the opportunity to participate in a two part module on what it means to have a healthy diet and the benefits that this can have on one’s general wellbeing . This was extra special as the nutritionist delivering the programme was a past pupil of the school.  The feedback was very positive our students were very engaging and were coming up with great ideas and solutions to various issues that were discussed during the modules. 


 

TCS in Maths Competition 2017

Well Done Dean!
Well done and congratulations to Dean Gooding of 1 Cedar who represents TCS in the Final of the Irish Junior Maths Competition.  This competition is organised by the Irish Maths Teachers Association and is open to all 1st year students in Ireland.  The top scorers are invited along to the final, which this year, takes place on the 12th May in Castleknock.  We wish you luck Dean!





Word Millionnaires 2017

Word MillionnairesReading one million words sounds like a lot but congratulations to 1 Beech who completed the Who wants to be a Word Millionaire Initiative last term as part of the JCSP programme.Each student read a number of books over the term.We counted the words in each book and added them up at the end of each week.Popular authors included Roald Dahl, Jeff Kinney and some of the students were very interested in reading books about cars..

Well done to everyone and many thanks to Paul and Ms O'Shaughnessy for all their help.  Pics

C O'Dwyer
JCSP Co-ordinator


 

Darkness into Light 2017


TCS Active Schools 2017

On Saturday May 6th, as part of our Active and Well-being initiative, students and staff from TCS took part in the Darkness into Light Walk/Run in the Phoenix Park, organised by Pieta House. Sixty-one students and 14 teachers signed up for the event which aims to create awareness around the issues of suicide and self-harm. The event also raises much needed funds to provide services all over the country to support anyone affected by these issues. All students and staff had a great time and were delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause. Pics


 

TCS Drama Soc 2017

TCS Drama Society Perform Hacktivists

TCS Drama SocOn Wednesday 26th April TCS Drama Society made their Tallaght Arts acting debut as part of Act Up Festival’17 in Rua Red. After many weeks reading through the script, learning lines and rehearsals ‘Hacktivists’ came to life under the theatre lights. The students did an amazing job bringing the technical script to life with a great balance of drama and comedy gripping the attention of the audience from action to curtains down.

In February the students chose the play ‘Hacktivists’ from a selection sent to the school from Act Up Festival’17, as they felt it was a play they could relate to. As part of the festival the students took part in a workshop helping not only their acting skills but helping develop their directing abilities.

3 Shannon Paired Reading

Paired Reading Initiative 2017

Congratulations to the students in 3 Shannon who are continuing with the Paired Reading Initiative in the Scoil Aonghasa Junior School. The students in the Senior Infant class were eagerly awaiting the students in 3 Shannon and had no difficulty in finding the 'reading buddy' they were paired with last week. Pics

C O'Dwyer
JCSP Co-ordinator