TCS - What's happening

Concern Debates 2018

Congratulations to our Concern Debate Team who were victorious in their debate against St Mac Dara's Community College on Tuesday 6 November 2018. The motion '30 Years On, The World is No Closer to Ending the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic' was carried with a unanimous vote from judges. The TCS team includes speakers Trudy Nolan, Emma Duffy, Liam Duffin and Graham Doran, all representing Transition Year. Good luck to the team as they carry on to the next round.


Caith Amach É as TCS

Ga801eilge 2018

High Rock Productions presented Caith Amach É, a smash hit comedy based on the Leaving Cert Irish Oral picture sequences for 6th years in TCS on Wednesday 7th of November.  Caith Amach É is a fast-paced, physical, comic sketch show covering each of the 20 sraith pictiúir for the 2018 Leaving Cert Irish Oral Examination. The show uses a unique mix of theatrical devices such as clown, puppetry, music and audience interaction to bring the sraithpictiúir to life. Started in 2011, Caith Amach É has been touring schools and Theatres and been seen by over 27,000 students in 26 counties and acclaimed by students and teachers alike for inspiring attendees to enjoy learning Irish. Pics


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.


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!


RSA Roadshow in TCS 2018


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