TCS - What's happening

Irish Junior Heavyweight Belt

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TCS student, Sam Doyle in LCA6, has just become the first ever Irish Junior Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. He won the title recently in Wicklow. Wrestling is a big part of Sam's life and he spends up to eight hours a week in training. He will be travelling to the UK and Germany over the next few weeks defending his title. Good luck Sam!


Ones to watch . . .

Ben in the West End!

bmFormer TCS student Ben Morris continues to soar in his musical career.  Ben is currently preparing for a stint in the prestigious West End, having secured a place in the cast of The Phantom of the Opera.  He will be part of the ensemble and understudy for two parts in the show.  His run will start on 31 August 2012 and continues to August 2013.  Phantom enjoyed a very successful run in Dublin during the summer and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Well done Ben!


 

Just No

Former 6th year students Laura Walsh and Karl Bennett feature in these YouTube videos of Just No's live recording sessions. 

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And now for something completely different

rkÉire Abú - Ireland's Soccer Chorus

The UEFA Euro 2012 soccer champs get underway in Warsaw on 8 June. The last time Ireland had a presence in the European tournament was 1988 - the present 6th years were starting primary school!  So with the summer upon us, it's good to look forward to some fun and excitment on the big stage. Of course, the footie isn't much use without the rousing songs for the fans. Yes, the 'official' anthem is the rocky road, but there's another song that might be heard in Poland this summer, and it has some connections to TCS

The song Éire Abú can be seen and heard on YouTube and iTunes, and it comes in both in English and Gaeilge. The song was released in April by EireAbuDualtach, who we discovered in the son on retired TCS French teacher, Mr MacColgain.  In addition, the electric guitar is played by our own Karl Bennett (6th Year), who is a member of  Just No.  You'll catch a glimpse of him in the video. Check it out - if you like it, spread the word and request Éire Abú on your favourite radio shows.


The iTunes link for Éire Abú - Ireland's Soccer Chorus is:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eire-abu-irelands-soccer-chorus/id512409290?i=512409294

The YouTube link for Éire Abú - Ireland's Soccer Chorus is: is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DehpkJ6aL74

The YouTube link for Amhrán Sacair Na hÉireann is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk1AX5TjWnk 


Click here for the sing-along lyrics



Johnson & Johnson Business in the Community

On Monday 30th April, a group of 6th year pupils convened in the Department Of Education building on Marlborough Street to celebrate the two-year mentoring link with Johnson & Johnson. Throughout the past two years, Aoife Cahill, Karen Sewell, Richard Martin, Cindy Ling, Louise Harnett, Grace Kenny and Ciara Henry have nurtured a relationship with J&J that has seen them take regular trips up to Airton Road to meet their mentors. These sessions usually happened once a month and involved sessions such as CV preparation, interview techniques, career choice advice and just general banter. Each student represented the school admirably and benefited hugely from the time and interest shown to them by each of the mentors.

At the mentoring celebration, TCS received a special mention amongst all the Leinster schools for the ten-year link with Johnson & Johnson which we proudly hold. It is no secret that we hold this link in very high esteem and as one of the organisers of this Mentoring Programme here in school, I am immensely proud of the impression TCS has left once again on all they have come into contact with.

The mentoring scheme will resume again with next years 5th year and LCA students in September.

- M Clarke

 

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(L-R) Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald, 5th Year Representative Aoife Cahill, J&J representative Emma Walsh, Director of Business In The Community, Maurice Pratt

 

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(L-R back row) Fedelma O'Farrell (Business In The Community), Sinead O'Flaherty (J&J), Emma Walsh (J&J), Maeve Clarke (TCS)
(L-R front row) Aoife Cahill, Louise Harnett, Ciara Henry, Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Grace Kenny, Cindy Ling, Mr. Austin Naughton (TCS)


 

6th Year Graduation

6th_yr_grad_2012_smTCS 6th Year Graduation Evening 2012

The 6th Year Graduation ceremony took place on Friday 25 May 2012 in the school hall. On a warm balmy evening, close on ninety graduands received thier Graduation Certificates in the company of family, friends, teachers and BOM representatives. The highlights included J&J/TCS LCA Student of the Year, Andrew Farrell and the J&J/TCS 6th Year Student of the Year, Laura Walsh.  Sports awards went to Gerard Devine (Olympic Handball), Jordan Gardner (Soccer) and Stephen Sheeran (Soccer).  The outstanding Attendance award went to Karl Butler, who did not miss one day of school over the six years. Congratulations to all. Pics here.

 


 

Scifest success

Success at Scifest for TCS

Congratulations to the 5th year students Shauna Jones, Lorna Hayden and Natasha McAuley who took part in the Scifest competition at the Institute of Technology Tallaght on Wednesday May 9th 2012.

Shauna Jones won first place in the Social and Behavioural sciences category for the project entitled ‘Raising the Awareness of Mental Health Facilities in our Community’.

Lorna and Natasha also won first place in the Physical and Mathematical sciences category for their project entitled ‘The Monty Hall Dilemma’.

Well done.

 

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Track & Field Athletics 2012

Community-Comprehensive Schools Athletics Championships
Santry Stadium 2012


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The Community and Comprehensive schools athletics championships took place in cold wet conditions this year on Thursday 10 May. It  was an enjoyable day though with all athletes from TCS competing to the best of  their ability.
We had some fantastic results especially:
Epey Mutanga who was 1st in the 3rd  year boys 100m sprint, running it in 11.31 seconds;
Conor Murray who was 1st in the 3rd year boys 800m;
Danny Geary who was 3rd in the 1st year boys 200m;
James Quinn who was 3rd in the 1st year boys Discus;
The 3rd year boys 4x100m relay team who were 1st. They were Conor Murray, Epey Mutanga, Max Hartfield, Paul Adgebole.
Well done to all. More pics here