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Friendship Week 2018

Friendship Week 2018

Friendship Week took place last week, 1st to the 5th of October. The weeks events and activities follow on from last year's hugely successful Friendship Week. Students benefited from a range of activities as TCS continues to strive for a comprehensive wellbeing programme for all students, both inside and out of the classroom environment. 

A Friendship Committee was established which called to classes throughout the week and coordinated events such as the Friendship Quiz, Walk and Talk in Tymon Park and a film screening of The Bullying Project. Other activities were undertaken in SPHE class where First Year classes all received the same lesson on Friendship during Friendship week. Second and Third year classes wrote a letter to the year below them giving them advice and words of wisdom on their own experiences since they were their age.  Pics


LCA6 visit The Echo

On Tuesday October 2nd, LCA6 were hosted at the offices of the Tallaght Echo as part of their English and Communications course. The class were introduced to journalists, subeditors and picture editors as they toured the newsroom and investigated how their local paper delivers the news every week. The students themselves even became the news when the Echo photographer took photos for this weeks issue out now!


TCS Open Night 2018



TCS Open Night

for prospective 1st Years enrolling for Sept 2019.

Parents/Guardians and students welcome.


We will be holding our school Open Night on Monday 1st  October 2018 at 7.00 pm. Come along to view all that we have to offer your son/daughter in Tallaght Community School.

The Enrolment Morning for incoming 1st Years 2019/20 will take place on Saturday 6th October from 8:30am – 10:30am in the school. 


Best of luck Zak!

World Champion WAKO 2018

Congratulations to 5th student, Zak Riddell, who won the gold medal in his event at the WAKO World Kickboxing Championships for Cadets and Juniors held at Palazzo del Turismo, in Jesolo (Italy) last week. 


TCS Open Night 01 Oct

 Open Night 2018

Tallaght Community School held an Open Evening for prospective First Year Students 2019 on Monday 1st of October. Classrooms, science laboratories, home economics kitchens and sewing rooms were opened up to our visitors as they toured the impressive facilities offered. 

The sciences created quite a show with experiments in action while home economics tempted everyone’s sweet tooth with their array of tasty freshly baked treats. The Art and Music departments showcased the talents of TCS students while students themselves were involved in introducing the three languages, Spanish, French and German that are offered in TCS.

An amazing display of student’s projects were presented in the Materials Technology rooms of woodwork and metal work and prospective students were given the opportunity to work with some of the tools to create their own pieces.

Extra curricular activities had their own display to advertise sport on offer such as soccer, Gaelic football, basketball, hockey, rugby, mountain biking and of course, swimming in our pool. The Chess Club, Lunch Club, First and Second Year STEM Clubs along with after school Aeronautical Club were introduced to the students and their parents who were all very impressed with all that TCS has to offer. Pics


Scholars Ireland Programme 2018


Tallaght Community School Students Graduate from Scholars Ireland Programme

As part of the Trinity Access 21 programme twenty four students from Tallaght Community School participated in the scholars Ireland Mentoring Programme associated with TA21, Trinity College Dublin and Queens University.

The programme involved students working with 2 Phd students from TCD to mentor the students on college skills, college assignments and to prepare and develop students’ academic writing skills. Students where split into groups of 6 where each mentor discussed their research with the students and gave them an insight into how research in their field is conducted.  Students participated in seven mentoring sessions in total and each student submitted a final assignment to showcase the skills they developed in the programme. Each assignment was graded and students graduated from the programme last week in Queens University.

The programme allowed students to gain an insight into how college assignments are referenced, submitted and corrected and gave the students a great insight into how assessment in college is conducted.

Students in Tallaght CS worked with Juliana Sora on “Health Promoting Taxes in the European Union” and Miriam Cummins on “Post Secularism & Gender in Contemporary British Theatre”.  Some of the skills that the programme aimed to develop included “Ability to learn new things, time management, perseverance, academic writing, critical thinking, resilience and responding to feedback”.

Well done to all the students who participated in the programme and graduated from Queens last week. Hopefully this will be the first of many graduation ceremonies for our students in Tallaght Community School. Thanks to Juliana and Miriam and Trinity College Dublin for their support and time with our students. Pics

Notice to Parents/Guardians 17 Sept

There will an Information Evening for 6th Parents/Students on Monday 17 September at 7.00 pm in the school hall. Preparation for Leaving Cert and beyond. All are urged to attend.