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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.



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

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



(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



(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)


CSPE Action Project


Local TDs face questioning by 3 Oak

For 3Oak's Action Project as part of our Junior Cert, we decided to have a few of our local TDs in to speak with our class and 2Oak on the 23 March 2012.

We were put into different committees with different jobs. There was the Management committee who would make sure other committees were doing their jobs and were in charge of the event. They would also motivate us to get our work done.

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


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



Stephen Meehan RIP

Eddie Grimes, teacher and coach,  remembers past pupil Stephen Meehan who died suddenly on 13 April 2012.

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