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Trinity Achievement Awards

TCS at Trinity Awards 2014

The Trinity College Educational Achievement Awards were presented at a reception in the college recently. Congratulations to the winners: Darren Scanlon, Zara Newman, Danielle Gorman, Melanie Yepifantsava, Kelly MacCormac, Chloe Dunne & Sophie Clarke. Sean Keogh was this year’s Salter Sterling TY Gold Medal Winner.
Well done to all.


C & C Track and Field Games 2014

TCS in Santry 2014TCS students who took part in this year's athletics competition in Santry did the school proud, especially in the poor weather conditions. We had a number of athletes who were 4th and 5th in long jump and discus events.  Five students qualified for the finals of the 100m and the 200m events. Epey Mutanga (5th year) was 2nd in the 200m senior boys. Onye Adeyemi was 2nd in 1st year girls discus. Well done to all.

Pics here


1 Elm - podcasting drama

Use of digital media and the development of oracy skills is an integral part of the national literacy programme. The link below describes how the 1 Elm (2013-14) undertook these activities in their English class, using Willy Russell's 'Our Day Out' as a basis for their studies.

1 Elm English podcasting



TCS engages in Inspiring Science

Inspiring Science Education

Tallaght Community School is delighted to announce that they are now involved in new EU-wide science education programme. “Inspiring Science Education” is a new initiative that will enhance the learning experience for all students undertaking science. Inspiring Science Education is all about providing the tools to make science education more challenging, more playful and above all more imaginative and inspiring for today’s students, the citizens of tomorrow’s world. TCS will take part in European project where science students and teachers, will be accessing interactive simulations, educational games and eScience applications and integrating them with extra-curricular activities, such as field trips to science centres and discovery parks, and virtual visits to research centres. Teachers will also have the possibility to access remote and online labs, and relevant scenarios for their use in the school classroom. Students will be encouraged to use eTools and digital resources to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in a practical, competitive and exciting way. Inspiring Science Education link

Johnson & Johnson Business in the Community 2014

The school's Business in the Community partner Johnson & Johnson facilitated a day of mock interviews for a group of students on Thursday 08 May 2014.  The students tell of their experience in the pieces that follow.


C & C Swimming Gala 2014

TCS swimTallaght Community School swimming squad had an enjoyable day at this year's gala. All competitors swam really well, and there were a number of winners.

TCS swim gala


  • James Quinn 1st in the third year boys front crawl
  • Sean Nolan 1st in the third year boys back crawl
  • Jason Burke 2nd in the first year boys front crawl
  • Darren Scanlon 2nd in the first year boys back crawl
  • Sean Purcell 3rd in the senior boys front crawl
  • 1st year boys relay team 3rd.

Well done to all.


School Bank 2014

Saved by the Bank

On Thursday the 6th of March six Tallaght Community school transition year students competed in the AIB Build a bank Challenge regional finals 2014.

TCS Build a Bank 2014Each year students are invited to set up a bank, create a name and theme for their bank; then set about the business of banking.  The theme of this year’s bank was “Saved by the Bank” from the popular 90 TV show “Saved by the Bell”.  As part of the competition students had to prepare a business plan, open and run the school bank on a weekly basis and come up with a variety of incentives and promotions to get students interested in banking.  Alongside this the students developed a web page, a Facebook page and a twitter account all with the intention of reaching customers on a cyber-level.  The school bank has been supported all the way by the local AIB bank in Tallaght and student officer Aoife Ryan.

The students had a very successful bank, opening 65 new accounts reactivating a number of old accounts and encouraging students to start the habit of saving. 

This year’s team
Anthony Hopper –Bank Manager
Roisin Foran – Assistant Manager
Sean Keogh – Sales and Marketing
Niamh Mahon – Auditor
Paul Grey – Teller
Lauren Enright – Teller

TCS Build a Bank 2014On Thursday the 6th of March the students travelled to Leopardstown where they competed in the regional final.  For the first round the students had to prepare an exhibition to highlighting their bank and achievements, Judges circulated throughout the 30 exhibitions and talked with the members of each team.  10 semi-finalists were announced following this round.  The 10 finalists then made a 2 minute spoken presentation followed by a judges question and were given 60 seconds to respond.   Following our qualification into this round, “Saved by the Banks” manager Anthony Hopper gave an excellent presentation.  Success was in sight….. all the hard work paid off when our schools name was announced as the winners….

The students will now go forward to compete in the National finals on Thursday the 3rd of April in the RDS.
Well done to all and best of luck in the final.