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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

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!

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.



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.

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. 

Link 1

Link 2

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:

The YouTube link for Éire Abú - Ireland's Soccer Chorus is: is:

The YouTube link for Amhrán Sacair Na hÉireann is: 

Click here for the sing-along lyrics