TCS - What's happening

TCS Cross-country success

Community Schools cross-country running competition.

The annual Community Schools cross-country running competition took place in the Phoenix Park on November 11th.  We would like to congratulate all our athletes who competed and finished their races that day.  Particularly because the races were ran in such appalling weather conditions.  All athletes did the school proud and showed great commitment in their training for the event.  We would especially like to congratulate Conor Murray who came 1st out of 80 competitors in the 2nd year boys event and Shane McCabe who came 7th in the same event.
Trainers were R. Long and A. Curry.

Ex-TCS student's book scoops prize

neil_richardsonCongratulations to Neil Richardson, a past pupil of TCS (1998-2004) whose book 'A Coward If I Return, A Hero If I Fall' won the Argosy Irish

 Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award for 2010.  The book recounts the true stories of forgotten Irish soldiers who fought in The Great War 1914-18.   In winning this category, Neil beat off stiff competition from the the other five authors who are major personalities in Irish media,broadcasting, or politics.This award places the young author in august company - last year's winner in this category was Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney by Dennis O'Driscoll. Other


 recipients at the awards ceremony this year included Emma Donoghue, Ross O’Carroll Kelly, Ryan Tubridy, Gene Kerrigan, Donal Skehan, Niamh Sharkey, Derek Landy, John Giles, Donal Óg Cusack and Maeve Binchy. 


Artistic endeavour

art classes

Every Tuesday morning from 9.15 - 10.15 parents from Scoil Aonghusa and TCS get together for a fun filled art class. Parents get a chance to meet up with each other to relax and be creative in a friendly environment. Art class are open to all levels from beginners to advanced abilities. Make our art class the high light of your week!

In the Pic Gallery


Business In The Community

TCS is thrilled to resume its business link for 2010-11 with Johnson & Johnson as part of the Business In The Community Scheme. This year, 5th year students applied to become a part of the Mentoring Programme. Seven successful students were selected on the basis of their applications to take part in this initiative, and are in the process of being paired with a Johnson & Johnson employee.

Each month, the student will take the trip to the Johnson & Johnson plant on the Airton Road where they will be mentored on activities such as CV preparation, Interview Skills, Work Shadowing, to name a few. The successful students chosen were : Karen Sewell, Louise Harnett, Cindy Ling, Ciara Henry, Richard Martin, Aoife Cahill and Grace Kenny.

The next stage in this programme will be the launch party which will take place in the second week of December. It is then that the students will meet their mentors for the first time and forge a relationship with them. Watch this space for more news and photographs!

3 Boyne in Art Workshop

3 Boyne with Eamonn Colman


3 Boyne take a Master Class

The 3 Boyne class had the pleasure of doing an interactive Art Workshop with artist Eamon Colman, in RuaRed, Tallaght, after seeing his exhibition of paintings. Pics Gallery


Karate kids!

Congratulations to medal winners . . .

Conor Bowden in 6th Year won Gold in the Larry Tatum World Kenpo Championships held in Dublin recently (17 -21 Nov 2010).  Eric Rowan in 1-Elm won 3 medals - 2 silver and 1 bronze in the 12-14 age category at the same competition.

Art class on the move

Visit to the art galleryThe second year art students and Ms Gargan went to see the Louis le Brocquy prints which were on show at the newly opened Art Gallery in The Square in Tallaght. The students  were shown around the gallery, discussed the print work on show, and had a look at print work of other artists. Then they designed their own dry point plate to print. The students used an etching needle to scratch out their design onto a piece of transparent  perspex. The students used a piece of scrim to wipe printing ink into the plate and then wipe it back off again so that the ink only stayed in the drawing they scratched out. There was an artist on hand to help the students use the printing press, and line up the dampened paper with the printing plate, along with making sure the pressure on each print was correct.

Louis le Brocquy is a self-taught Irish artist who is internationally known for his paintings, print work, and story-telling. His career spans seventy years and he is the only living artist to have his work in the permanent Irish collection of the National Gallery. The students in TCS were lucky to be inspired, and see the work of such a great Irish artist.

See pics here