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Green Schools 2012-13

New Initiative gets underway

greenschool_logoOur school achieved its first Green Flag for Litter and Waste in 2011 and is now in the process of applying for its second green flag, the Energy flag.  We will be looking at ways to save energy in the school and will be carrying out an environmental review of the whole school.  This will involve recording our ESB and Gas meters daily, carrying out an energy audit of all the electrical appliances in the school and an energy survey among all students and staff. 

From our Environmental Review we will put in place an Action Plan which will define clear goals that we will need to achieve in order to satisfy An Taisce requirements for the Energy Flag. At present, the school is working very hard to achieve these targets. 

For further information on the Energy Flag and ways to save energy please look to the following websites –


U14 Gaelic Football



Match reports

Under 14 Gaelic Football Match versus Deansrath Community College on Monday 12th November 2012


J&J Business in the Community Update



On Wednesday 26th February, 20 Pupils from LCA 6 and 5th Year who are involved in the Johnson & Johnson link through Business In The Community went up to the J&J premises on Airton Road to interview for a fictional job they had applied for.  

After Christmas, the pupils were asked to send their "raw" CVs to employees of J&J who would go through their information and give feedback on how best to improve on the content. The feedback was thorough and clearly a lot of thought was put into the process from the J&J. The advice and direction given was invaluable to the students and they proceeded in making the appropriate changes to their CVs.jandj-interview

Congrats to . . .

Boxing success
  • Luke Carroll, a First Year Student at Tallaght Community School, boxed in the Tyne Tees and Wear vs Dublin Boxing Tournament which took place recently in Gateshead. Luke won gold medal in his category at 42kg. Well done.
  • 3rd year student, James Clarke, (Kilnamanagh Boxing Club) won the bronze medal in the 76+Kg class at the 10th European Schoolboy Championships in Anapa, Russia last week.

U17 Soccer 2012-13

soccer2010U17 Soccer Report

The Tallaght CS under 17 soccer squad have made a steady start to the season improving in every game in the 3 played.
The team made up of 3rd 4th and 5th Year students have two wins out of two in the league and have accounted for two large all boys schools in the south of the county---namely St Benildus and Clonkeen College.


3rd Year RE Trip

outside3rd Year Religion: An Afternoon in Christ Church Cathedral

On Wednesday 19th September 2012, students of Mr Gueret’s Religion class made a visit to Christ Church Cathedral in Wood Quay, in the heart of Dublin city centre.

This trip was part of the student’s journal work for their Junior Cert Religion exam in which the class had to explore the religious importance of one building in Ireland for members of a community of faith. 

The class decided to look at different aspects to Christ Church Cathedral; from its history, artwork and structure to the role of music, prayer and clergy in worship today.



Irish Junior Heavyweight Belt



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!