TCS - What's happening


Home Economics ‘MilkNice to meet Moo It Competition’ – Transition Year Project

We are delighted to announce that our ‘Nice to Meet Moo’ agency has been selected from hundreds of entries. The agency is comprised of six Transition Year students, Roisin Foran, Sean Keogh, Matthew Connaughton, Ciara Dalton, Lauren Eite and Andrew Tyndall.

Our task is to promote Calcium and Vitamin D to teenagers. We have developed our website ‘’, Instagram and Facebook page for all students to follow.

We held a whole school tasting event on the 25th of February and gave out leaflets to promote our campaign. We had a lot of students taste various dishes that were made using dairy products. They also filled in questionnaires to help us collect data on teenagers and their intake and knowledge of Calcium and Vitamin D.

We are now sending our presentation and results into the next round of the competition. We will know by the 31st of March whether we have reached the final round of the competition.


Storytime in TCS

TCS-NialldeBurcaNíor bhris focal maith fiacal riamh.....A good word never broke a tooth.

This is the favourite expression of the storyteller Niall De Burca who made a welcome return to Tallaght Community School on Monday, January 20th 2014.

He told stories to both the first and second year students and the second year group were delighted that he was back to with his wonderful, imaginative stories. He had a wonderful rapport with all the students and his enthusiasm and energy kept both students and adults entranced.

De Burca who is originally from Galway entertained the first years with a stories about moneylending and the path of true love.

The second years heard about Mary McAteer-a story of murder, mayhem and misfortune.

We look forward to seeing him back in TCS very soon!!!  Pics

Cora O’Dwyer.


BT Young Scientists 2014

BTYS-TCS-2014This year marks the 50th anniversary of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.  550 student projects have reached the final stage of the competition and among them is a project entered by three of our 5th year students; Dyllon Menton , Laura Kelly  and Tracey Lyons. The project is entitled ‘Investigating Tea as a Reducing Agent’ and the students are competing in the chemical physical and  mathematical science section. The finals of this year's BT Young Scientists competition take place in the RDS from Wed 8th Jan to Sat 11th Jan. Good luck with the project.


Gaeilgeoir na Míosa

Gaeilgeoir na Míosa

Gaeilgoiri SamhanThe Irish Department launched this initiative in September. Each Irish teacher nominates one senior and one junior student whom they think has made a real effort to speak Gaeilge in school. The winners drawn receive a certificate.  Mr. Naughton meets the nominated students and the winners. He presents the certificates to the winners each month. These students are encouraged to continue ag caint Gaeilge as much as possible.

All students are encouraged to use the Gaeilge you have – ‘Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla chliste!’  The oral Irish exam at Junior and Leaving certificate is 40% - easy, if you speak a little gach lá. It makes sense to students of Irish language to use every opportunity to speak Gaeilge ar scoil agus sa bhaile. Don’t worry about mistakes – just be ag caint. Go n-eirí libh! Cabhróimid libh. (We will help you).


Making choices 2014

What are the best options?

It's that time of the year again when TY students start thinking about subject choices for Leaving Cert. Being well-informed and giving sufficient time to considering what is best for you will ensure that you will make good choices for your future.  Students are encouraged to check out the free advice available at the links below.

Irish Independent supplement

Irish Times supplement

NCCA Online Curriculum


Digital Classroom - Festive Stories

Students of Mr Gueret's First Year English class recently explored the power of media in bringing the words of a story to life.
They watched this year's John Lewis Christmas advertisement 'The Bear and the Hare' and were set the challenge of creating their own digital stories based on the spirit of the festive season.
Using the online programme 'Animoto', the young writers put their imaginative skills to the test. They each had to create a storyboard consisting of words, images, video clips and a range of media centred on the theme of Christmas. Students were asked to choose a film design and score that would contribute to the telling of the stories.
The entries were an exercise in imagination and not without their literary mistakes. However, the purpose of this assignment was the brainstorm, plan, structure and develop their stories in a stimulating and audio-visual manner.
Students learned that there are so many methods that they can use to create new worlds, characters and journeys through the vehicle of their imaginations.

The Lost Elf
The Bell
Waiting for Santa


The school show 2013

TCS proudly presents

What's New Pussycat?

in the School Hall

Wed, Thur & Fri at 7.30 pm nightly