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TY 2018

The Transition Year Graduation was held on Wednesday May 16th in the school hall where students were recognised for their contribution to school and community life and participation in the TY Programme. Ciaran was awarded the overall TY Student of the Year. 


TCS at Darkness into Light

TCS Darkness into Light 2018

On May 12th 2018, 115 students and 14 staff members took part in Darkness Into Light in the Phoenix park. Thankfully the rain held off and It was a beautiful morning. Pieta House continue to do wonderful work in communities all over the country and we, at TCS, are proud to be a part of that. This year our final total raised was €2363.


Special mention to Katie Kelly (1st year) and Andrew Johnson (LCA 5) who individually raised just under €200 each.Huge congratulations to everyone who took part, and who together, helped to raise such a large amount of money and awareness. Remember, it's OK not to be OK. Pics 


Ember Programme Graduation 2018

Congratulations to our Ember Team as they completed their programme this week in Clonliffe college.
The students were trained to become faith leaders and mentors in the school. The girls worked closely with our junior classes and organised a number of events throughout the year. In recent months they have worked with the 2 Beech class. They acted as mentors to the second years and offered support and guidance to them.

During their graduation ceremony yesterday they had the opportunity to meet Fr Peter McVerry. Fr Peter set up a homeless charity in Dublin. He spoke about the remarkable work that he carries out in Dublin. He told the Ember graduates that we cannot judge someone and challenged us to look past labels that we often place on homeless people. It was wonderful to witness his passion and commitment for those most vulnerable in society. Pics


Congrats to Gaelic star

Congratulations to Rachel Callery in 2nd year on winning a Leinster Medal with the Dublin u14 Gaelic Football team last weekend.


Gaisce 2018 update

TCS Gaisce 2018

On the 8th May 2018, 13 TY students headed off on their Gaisce Adventure Trip. Over the year, students taking part in the Gasice Programme had taken up activites in the areas of voluntary work, developing a skill and working on their physical activity. This Gaisce adventure was the final step in their Gaisce journey. We set off for Lough Tay in Co Wicklow and from there, set off on our climb through the Wicklow mountains. With good weather and enthusiasm on our side we reached the top of Djouce mountain with some amazing views as our reward. That evening we reached Knock Rí hostel where we had a well-earned rest for the evening. The TYs were then faced with the task of working together to prepare a lovely meal of spaghetti bolognese for the group! The next day, we continued on with our hike, making our way from the hostel all the way back to Marley Park in Dublin. Muscles and feet were starting to ache but the students persevered and arrived back having completed a 40km hike over the two days! It certainly was a trip that tested endurance but left us with lots of great memories too. Well done to all involved.  Pics



 TYs 2018

Transition Year Students had the opportunity to get involved with the CRANN/AMBER Exploring Materials TY Week which runs twice during the school year. Students visited PhD researchers in their labs in CRANN, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St James's Hospital and the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, where they have an opportunity to operate some of the world’s most advanced microscopes. Pics


Trinity Awards 2018

TCS TA awards 2018

TCS Students Receive TAP Educational Achievement Awards

Six Tallaght Community School students received Educational Achievement Awards organised by the Trinity Access Programme in a ceremony held in Trinity College on Wednesday, 2nd of May. These awards are in recognition of their academic excellence and hard work in school and are given to Junior Cycle and Transition Year students (13 - 16 year olds) in schools linked to the Trinity Access Programmes (TAP).

Jack Keatinge 5B and Katie O’ Neill 5C received their awards for demonstrating the spirit of mentoring to their fellow students and classmates. Sinead Burke 2Cedar, Dean Gooding 2Cedar and Patrucja Palka 1Cedar achieved the awards for their academic diligence

In addition to the TAP Educational Achievement Awards one Tallaght Community School student was selected as a recipient of the Salters Sterling Gold Medal Award.  Salters Sterling, a former staff member of TCD and a founding member of the Trinity Access Programmes, was a visionary who was committed to opening up Trinity College to a more diverse student body.

Megan Kelly TY6 received this year’s Salter Sterling Gold medal award for the spirit of Transition Year. Megan was selected for the Salters Sterling Gold Medal Award as she has shown a great sense of civic-mindedness and purposefulness in class, her school and community, standing out as a leader of tomorrow. Congratulations to all.