TCS - What's happening

On her way to the USA

Congratulations and Bon Voyage!

Here at TCS, we are always delighted to hear from past pupils. Hearing how their studies or lives pan out is always interesting, and none more so than the path that Shauna Griffin is about to take. Shauna graduated last May from TCS with a huge accolade under her belt as "Sportstar of the Year 2011". She left us safe in the knowledge that she had her college place secure through interviews, trials and good grades. This was a great achievement in itself and she went on to excel in her Leaving Cert.

Test healthy lifestyle

PE teacher, Mr O'Sullivan, is currently carrying out a survey about health-related lifestyles choices and activities amongst the school student body.  All the questionnaires are short, easy to complete and online.


JCSP 2011-12

1shannon_dayout20121 Shannon's Day Out

Our class, 1 Shannon went on a trip to the JCSP Make a Book Exhibition in the Civic Offices in Dublin. After that we went to Dublin Zoo. Two of our teachers, Ms Gilleran and Ms O Dwyer came with us. Two students from Transition Year, Aaron and Nikita came too.

When my class went to the Make a Book Exhibition we saw loads of different types of books and models. We had a class photo taken when we arrived. Our book on our novel ‘The Twelfth Day of July’ was on display on the first floor.


Swimming Gala 2012

swim0312The annual CCSSCA swimming gala was held in Tallaght Community School on Thursday March 8th 2012. TCS students were successful in a number of very competitive events on the day.

We would like to congratulate the following students.

Courtney McCabe who was 3rd in the 2nd year girls front crawl event

Anthony Hopper who was 2nd in the 2nd year boys front crawl event

Chantelle McDermot who was 3rd in the 2nd year girls back crawl event

Evan Coughlan who was 2nd in the 2nd year boys back crawl event

David Toolan who was 3rd in the 2nd year boys breaststroke event

Gavin Hickey who was 2nd in the senior boys front crawl event

Stephen Moloney who was 2nd in the senior boys breaststroke event

The 1st year boys relay team who came 3rd

The 2nd year  boys relay team who came 2nd

The senior boys relay team who came 1st

Well done to all. Pics Smile


Exams on the horizon

As exams approach, students and teachers may be interested to know about two sites that are making revision materials and aids available free online.

The first is which has been around for a few years now but has recently launched a free app for iPhone and Android - learn anywhere anytime!

The other site is still in beta stage, but has a lot of expertise behind it and again the stuff is free. Worth a look -

Interfaith Week 26-30 March



TCS Interfaith Week
26th – 30th March 2012
Throughout the coming week our whole school will engage in a variety of activities aimed at exploring our knowledge and understanding of the various faith traditions that exist in our world today and are represented in our own school community.
Activities include: Kosher & Halal Cookery, Religious Chants from around the World, Guest Speakers, Movies, The Big Religion Quiz, Prayer Services and much more.

End of an era


End of an era …

After serving as Principal in TCS for 18 years, Patrick J Coffey retired from his post on 29th February 2012.  The event was marked with a prayer service in St Aengus Church attended by the school students and staff, along with Pat’s family and friends.
Pat took up the job of principal in 1994, and it was quite literally a baptism of fire, as he arrived to a school building that had just gone up in flames. A lesser man might have balked at the task facing him, but Pat was to set the tone for his reign as he galvanised the staff and set about rebuilding a new wing for the school.  As time went on, he oversaw the refurbishment of many sections – science labs, computer labs, HE room, technology workshops, and more – always with a view of providing the best and most up-to-date educational facilities for the students. This was accompanied by a deep commitment to the cultural and social activities that are part and parcel of school life in TCS.  Innovation and progress were the hallmarks of his work.
During the prayer service, many tributes were paid to Pat Coffey – by Fr Ben Moran, St Aengus parish, Mick Duff, Chairman of the Board, Austin Naughton, new school Principal, and most especially by the students of TCS represented by Adam Carr, 1st year, and Shane Keating, 6th Year.
As he indicated in his farewell speech, he is opening a new chapter in his life – we know it will not be dull. From all in TCS – thank you.

‘Come to the edge, he said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came,
He pushed them…and they flew.’
- Guillaume Apollinaire