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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


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).


Lá na Gaeilge '13


25ú lá Deireadh Fómhair – A visitor to the school on that day would have heard loud céilí music coming from the Halla  and the sound of students ag baint suilt as an lá. Bhí Lá na Gaeilge tagtha. People who never knew they could dance were ag rince, ag luascadh and even line dancing to the music of An Dreoilín ! Agus chomh maith le sin they were ag labhairt as Gaeilge. Many students were awarded duaiseanna iontacha for their great efforts on the dance floor and with their Gaeilge.

Lá na Gaeilge is not just a lá. Activities trí Ghaeilge go on throughout the week. Tráth na gCeist  took place Dé Céadaoin  with teams from senior classes competing to show their great general knowledge ( or in some cases sense of humour !). Junior classes took part in Comórtas na bPóstaer  and worthy winners were 1 Rowan  with their project on Setanta. There were lots of cluichí going on as well e.g. bingó trí Ghaeilge.

Míle buíochas to our Transition Year cúntóirí  for their help with Tráth na gCeist  and with the céilí. The day would not have been the success it was without them.

The slogan for the week was ‘ Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste’  so let’s not forget that - let’s continue to use the Gaeilge we have- ‘bain triail as’  not just during Lá na Gaeilge but gach lá.  pics


Science Week 10-17 Nov 2013

To celebrate science week the students of TCS will be participating in the following events.

On Monday the 11th of November the LCA 6 class will travel to IT Tallaght to attend a science show.   The Show “XTRA-ordinary Science” will be hosted by James Soper (from Bending it like Beckham and The REAL Science of the Circus).  He will take the students on a journey behind what appears to be ordinary to reveal the XTRA-ordinary. Using physics and chemistry demonstrations (including flames and more than one XTRA-ordinary big bang) the show examines the process and practices of science in an interactive, engaging and enjoyable way.

In conjunction with Science week the college of science and Health at DIT have invited four Transition Year students to participate in a Demonstration Lecture called “New Neurons in the brain, what’s their use?”The aim of these lectures is to prove that science is really all around us.  The lectures are designed to excite and promote science.  The students will attend this lecture on Thursday 14th of November in DIT Kevin Street. 


The school show 2013

TCS proudly presents

What's New Pussycat?

in the School Hall

Wed, Thur & Fri at 7.30 pm nightly


Vote for Nick!

Congrats to Leaving Cert student Nick Stanley on being shortlisted in the Write Touch competition run by Hot Press magazine. Over forty thousand entries were submitted and it's now down to ten in four categories. You can cast your vote at the link below and don't forget to confirm it. Best of luck! 


Musical 2013


What's new Pussycat?It's almost musical time again and this year we are bringing you a show that has never been performed in Ireland. ‘What’s New Pussycat?” is a fun musical that follows the adventures of Puss the talking cat as she makes her way across the kingdom to visit the king and make her master Harry a billionaire. Songs include ‘I want to be a Billionaire’, ‘Material Girl,’ ‘All the Single Ladies’ and other well known hits.

This years cast has a great mix of talent from across the school with students from every yeargroup involved. Whilst some of those involved are returning cast members you will be wowed by all the new talent taking to the stage this year. The question is will you be able guess who is inside the magical horse that takes to the stage in Act 2.

We will be taking to the stage on Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th November at 8pm. Book early to avoid disappointment.