TCS - What's happening
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
‘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.
U16 Girls Basketball Update
The U16 Girls basketball team met with Pobailscoil Setanta on November 19th. The girls were unlucky at the basket for the first half. They played great defence but were unfortunate not to have more points for themselves. The girls were defeated 20 points to 9 points by a strong team.
The U16 team were out again on November 23rd travelling to Collinstown Park Community School which turned out to be a very exciting game. TCS were trailing by 2 points at half time with great baskets coming from Casey Donnelly and Victoria O Brien. The girls showed great determination. Muina Hussein scored the basket to bring TCS back into the game. Lauren Enright played superb defence. The sides were level again going into the final quarter. Two baskets from Rachel Crowley and Casey Donelly secured the win for TCS. The game finished Tallaght CS 16 Collinstown Park 12
Amy McCarton, Rachel Crowley, Nicole Casey, Casey Donnelly, Courtney McCabe, Danielle McCarton, Victoria O Brien, Lauren Enright, Muina Hussein
- M. Hegarty
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.
TCS students reap the honours
TCS found itself in the top 50% of Dublin schools for feeder schools to third level in 2011-12, and in the top 40% of non-fee paying schools (according to the Irish Examiner 29/11/12). The Irish Independent's and the Irish Times' (21/11/12) analysis showed that two out every three students progressed to third level in 2012. The lesson is that hard work earns rewards. Individual students from the Class of 2012 also received recognition.
Rachel Mongan - in receipt of UCD Alumni Fund Scholarship Award under the HEAR scheme.
Cindy Ling -in receipt of DES Bursary under the Third Level Bursary Scheme for DEIS schools.
Michael Foran - in receipt of Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award. Entrance Exhibitions are awarded to Junior Freshman new entrants on the basis of public examination results, provided sufficient merit is shown.
The final stage of the Comenius Digital Storytelling project took place in France from 14 to 18 Apri 2013. Four TCS students and two teachers visited Trévoux. Click here.