TCS - What's happening

Art class on the move

Visit to the art galleryThe second year art students and Ms Gargan went to see the Louis le Brocquy prints which were on show at the newly opened Art Gallery in The Square in Tallaght. The students  were shown around the gallery, discussed the print work on show, and had a look at print work of other artists. Then they designed their own dry point plate to print. The students used an etching needle to scratch out their design onto a piece of transparent  perspex. The students used a piece of scrim to wipe printing ink into the plate and then wipe it back off again so that the ink only stayed in the drawing they scratched out. There was an artist on hand to help the students use the printing press, and line up the dampened paper with the printing plate, along with making sure the pressure on each print was correct.

Louis le Brocquy is a self-taught Irish artist who is internationally known for his paintings, print work, and story-telling. His career spans seventy years and he is the only living artist to have his work in the permanent Irish collection of the National Gallery. The students in TCS were lucky to be inspired, and see the work of such a great Irish artist.

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TCS goes GREEN

TCS Green Schools Update

Students report the results of the school survey.

Fawaz Sulaimon from 2 Liffey won the school-wide competition to write a Green Code.

 

TCS go to BT Young Scientist Show

TCS Fifth Year Students make it to Final Round of BT Young Scientist Competition!!!!

Congratulations to Daniel Fox, Kim Smith and Jenny Harman, all of whom have qualified for the final stage of the 2011 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The event attracts over 34,000 people every year making it one of the largest events of its kind in Europe.  Nearly 2,000 projects from around Ireland were submitted to this year's competition, however only 520 projects were selected for the final stage in the RDS.

Daniel Fox was successful in reaching the final stage with his project entitled “Doctor Leaf”  - Can He Cure Your Nettle Sting?!!! Daniel is in the process of investigating if a dock leaf really can neutralise a nettle sting.

Kim Smith and Jenny Harman will also be representing Tallaght Community School with their project entitled ‘Investigating the Attitudes and Habbits of Teenagers on Our Roads’. Kim and Jenny will be surveying the students in our school in order to gain a better understanding of the attitudes and habits of teenagers on Irish roads.

The Young Scientist Competition will be running in the RDS from 12th -15th January . . . Good Luck to our contestants!!!


 

One to watch . . .

 

Gary McCabe

FAI Cup Medal for Gary

Congratulations to Gary McCabe, a past pupil of TCS, who was part of the victorious Sligo Rovers team who lifted the 2010 FAI Ford Cup in the Aviva stadium on Sunday, 15 Nov.

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  Only two goals were scored on the day, and these in the penalty shootout.  Nobody was surprised that McCabe was one of the scorers. Well done Gary, and well done Sligo Rovers. 

Gary was a key player of the 2005 Leinster Cup winning squad for the school.

 

 

 

 


2010 School Musical

 

rockin robinTCS presents 


Rockin' Robin


Due to the ongoing adverse weather conditions our musical has been postponed until January. Any tickets already purchased will be honoured for the new dates. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


 


TY 2010 Day

 

TY Bonding dayThe Transition Year students of 2010/2011 were due to go on a bonding trip to Glendalough in early September. However due to inclement weather and a landslide in that area the students were brought to The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght and Tymon Park for a funfilled day of activities on 13 September.

All the students took part with a full attendance on the day.

There was a range of activities including treasure hunts, indoor games, a walk around the Park, as well as some bonding and team-building activities which involved eating crackers as a relay race and a 'Dress Up Relay'' which the students found to be very enjoyable.

The day passed off well and thanks to all the teachers who helped make the day a success.


 

U14 Soccer Cup

U14 Soccer Cup Match

Tallaght CS 2 vs Oatlands College 3

The under 14 soccer squad suffered their first defeat in perhaps the most important game, on Thursday 4th November in Stillorgan.

Having started poorly for the first 10 minutes, Tallaght then took over and played some excellent football which culminated in Killian Kinsella forcing an own goal from the opposition with 20 minutes gone in the opening half. Minutes later the lead was doubled by Kinsella when he coolly slotted a rebound shot under the advancing keeper for 2-0, following some excellent work in the middle of the field by a combination of Aaron Robinson and Adam ‘Bucko’ Buckley.