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Scholars Ireland Programme 2018


Tallaght Community School Students Graduate from Scholars Ireland Programme

As part of the Trinity Access 21 programme twenty four students from Tallaght Community School participated in the scholars Ireland Mentoring Programme associated with TA21, Trinity College Dublin and Queens University.

The programme involved students working with 2 Phd students from TCD to mentor the students on college skills, college assignments and to prepare and develop students’ academic writing skills. Students where split into groups of 6 where each mentor discussed their research with the students and gave them an insight into how research in their field is conducted.  Students participated in seven mentoring sessions in total and each student submitted a final assignment to showcase the skills they developed in the programme. Each assignment was graded and students graduated from the programme last week in Queens University.

The programme allowed students to gain an insight into how college assignments are referenced, submitted and corrected and gave the students a great insight into how assessment in college is conducted.

Students in Tallaght CS worked with Juliana Sora on “Health Promoting Taxes in the European Union” and Miriam Cummins on “Post Secularism & Gender in Contemporary British Theatre”.  Some of the skills that the programme aimed to develop included “Ability to learn new things, time management, perseverance, academic writing, critical thinking, resilience and responding to feedback”.

Well done to all the students who participated in the programme and graduated from Queens last week. Hopefully this will be the first of many graduation ceremonies for our students in Tallaght Community School. Thanks to Juliana and Miriam and Trinity College Dublin for their support and time with our students. Pics

Best of luck Zak!

World Champion WAKO 2018

Congratulations to 5th student, Zak Riddell, who won the gold medal in his event at the WAKO World Kickboxing Championships for Cadets and Juniors held at Palazzo del Turismo, in Jesolo (Italy) last week. 


6th Graduation 2018

The 6th Year Graduation ceremony for the class of 2018 took place on Friday 25 May. Congratulations to all our graduates and their families. Pics

Basketball 2018 round-up



Well done to the second year Boy' Basketball Team on a very successful year.  They reached the All-Ireland Playoffs (last 16) and won the annual Garda Cup Tournament in the National Basketball Arena.



Notice to Parents/Guardians 17 Sept

There will an Information Evening for 6th Parents/Students on Monday 17 September at 7.00 pm in the school hall. Preparation for Leaving Cert and beyond. All are urged to attend.


STEM Club 2018


This year students in 1st Year participated in an after-school STEM club for 5 weeks. The students worked hard to design and produce creative mobile phone holders for their desks. Twelve students participated in the club and were assisted by Paul, Mick, Mr Donaldson, Ms Finlayson, Mr Sheridan and Mr Boran in making the devices. Well done to all the students involved who worked with Solidworks and Circuit Wizard software to design the project online first and then build the project in the woodwork and metalwork rooms.

On Thursday 24th May, Students involved in the project presented their projects to Ms Hennessy and each student received a Certificate of Participation.

Next year Tallaght Community School will continue to run the STEM club where students will be asked to design and create new projects. All students are welcome.


Library Exhibit


Art Exhibit in Tallaght Library

First year art students are exhibiting their work in Tallaght library after they completed a project on historical places in Tallaght. On Wednesday 16th May, nineteen students hung their artwork and created the exhibition in the library including planning where each piece would go.

The project began with the students tea-staining paper which they dried out in the oven of the home economics room. Larger A2 size paper was burned to make it look old. The written information was traced onto tracing paper so you can still see the image behind the text. The tracing paper was burned also. This gave a nice affect to the art work.

Each student was designated a person or place related to Tallaght. The students then drew the pictures onto an A4 and an A2 sheet of paper. Next the A4 paper was photocopied and made into a book. The South Dublin County Council website proved to be a rich resource and enabled background information to be researched and typed up. This was then photocopied onto acetate so that the writing appears over the drawing but you can pull it back like a page and see the full drawing underneath. Three books were made in total.

A huge well done to all of the students involved including Katie Farrell, Sean Martin Byrne, Conor Madden, Georgia McGovern, Lee McMahon, Hannah Lapsley, Ina Byrne, Alex O'Reilly, Julia Piprek, Ceili McAlinden, Charlie McDermott, Orlando Bangala, Shauna Lowe, Katie Kinsella, Joseph Keith, Cian Leddingham, Craig Harrison, Amelijia Ivanauskaite and Ariol Cala.  Special thanks goes to Avril Fanning for her enthusiasm and help on the trip and to teacher Orla Gargan.

The exhibition is open to the public until Thursday, 31st of May.   Pics