TCS - What's happening

TY - AIB School Bank

TY Bank teamOn Thursday the 31st of January 2013 the AIB School bank opened its doors.  The staff of this year’s bank includes Lisa Germaine (Manager), Jessica O Grady (Assistant Manager), Amy Leigh O’ Neill (Teller) Tracey Lyons (Teller) Angelika Palka, (Auditor) and Louise Dunne (Sales and Marketing).  55 new accounts were opened on the day and each new account holder was entered into a draw for an amazing chocolate hamper worth €30.00, the hamper was sourced in the Chocolate Factory here in Tallaght.   The theme of this year’s bank is The Wonka Bank and the girls have been very busy preparing their business plan and presentation for the first round of AIB bank challenge competition which will be held on the 7th of March 2013.  The school bank will be opened at lunch time on Thursdays in the school Hall.  All those interested in opening an account, reactivating their old account or signing up for online banking can do so then.



Rugby Update

South Dublin Cup Final 12 April 2013

The final of the South Dublin Cup took place in St. Mary’s College RFC on Friday 12th April. This was to be the final chapter in a long season for the senior rugby team. Early in the season the team struggled with low attendances at training, but as the wins began to accumulate the numbers and attitude at training significantly changed.

BT Young Scientist 2012-13 Visit

At the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Jan 2013. Well done to our two teams.



BT Young Scientist 2012-13

It looks like it’s the boys versus the girls in the battle for the prize of Tallaght Community School’s most promising young scientist!

For 48 Years the BT Young Scientist Competition has provided a platform for Ireland’s young scientific minds.  With over 2,000 entries annually, the competition is tough and only the best and most original projects make the final cut.  The 550 projects selected will compete for various prizes in the RDS in January 2013. 

Soccer Update

Still a lot to play for

Commiserations to the Boys U17 soccer panel on their recent defeat in the Boys U17 West Dublin League Semi-final. The boys put in a huge effort all season and can be proud of their performances which were good enough to win their League Group.

Well done to the 1st Year Boys U13 soccer panel on qualifying for the last 16 of the Leinster Cup and the Semi-final of the West Dublin League.

Well done also to the Boys U15 Soccer panel who have qualified for the quarter-final of the Leinster Cup and to the Boys Senior team on reaching the West Dublin League Final.

Considering TCS is the fourth smallest school of 36 competing in Division One, this is a huge achievement by the players in these teams.

Well done on the hard work and best of luck to all our boys in the up-coming games.

Hairspray - the Tallaght way!


Congratulations to the cast and crew of our musical ‘Hairspray the Tallaght Way!’  

Each night a very happy crowd left the school after being well entertained for the evening and on Friday morning 300 5th class students were equally well entertained.
As is the case every year a certain amount of magic happened between our not so great weekend rehearsal and our fantastic opening night. Voices sounded better, feet remembered dance steps and costumes looked exactly like they were meant too. I’m never quite sure how it happens but I am always very grateful that it does.

Our stage was filled with talented students from every year group, which makes the musical a very special school event. It was also a real treat to have 2 staff members get involved in the production, they added something extra special to the whole experience. We had a great chorus this year who provided wonderful support to our principal cast members. Many were taking on roles for the first time but their professionalism ad dedication meant we had a smooth running show. A special mention must go to our fantastic leaning lady Lisa Germaine from TY who really took on the role of Tracy Turnblad and brought her to life for the audience.

Our backstage crew also worked incredibly hard to make the show a success. Not only did they give up break times to sell tickets , they were the first to arrive and the last to leave each evening.

Farewell to our 6th Year cast and crew: Luke Worrell, Louise Farrell, Rónán Mulhall, Craig Haugh, Danielle Hynes, Kirstyn O’Connor and Conor Quinn. We will miss you all next year and want to wish you success with the rest of this important year.

Thank you to each and every one of you for being willing to be part of the musical. I am already looking forward to next year! Pics here

- A Reigh


TY students win SDCC award


‘Enabling Access across Generations’

On Monday the 3rd of December Lisa Germaine and Jenny Garton, two of our TY students travelled into City Hall on Dame street to attend an awards ceremony where they received a Certificate and an Award as winners of the South Co Dublin enable access awareness campaign. This award was presented to the students by the Mayor of Dublin.