TCS - What's happening

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.

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!


TCS Green Schools Update

Students report the results of the school survey.

Fawaz Sulaimon from 2 Liffey won the school-wide competition to write a Green Code.


TCS go to BT Young Scientist Show

TCS Fifth Year Students make it to Final Round of BT Young Scientist Competition!!!!

Congratulations to Daniel Fox, Kim Smith and Jenny Harman, all of whom have qualified for the final stage of the 2011 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The event attracts over 34,000 people every year making it one of the largest events of its kind in Europe.  Nearly 2,000 projects from around Ireland were submitted to this year's competition, however only 520 projects were selected for the final stage in the RDS.

Daniel Fox was successful in reaching the final stage with his project entitled “Doctor Leaf”  - Can He Cure Your Nettle Sting?!!! Daniel is in the process of investigating if a dock leaf really can neutralise a nettle sting.

Kim Smith and Jenny Harman will also be representing Tallaght Community School with their project entitled ‘Investigating the Attitudes and Habbits of Teenagers on Our Roads’. Kim and Jenny will be surveying the students in our school in order to gain a better understanding of the attitudes and habits of teenagers on Irish roads.

The Young Scientist Competition will be running in the RDS from 12th -15th January . . . Good Luck to our contestants!!!


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

2010 School Musical


rockin robinTCS presents 

Rockin' Robin

Due to the ongoing adverse weather conditions our musical has been postponed until January. Any tickets already purchased will be honoured for the new dates. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


TY 2010 Day


TY Bonding dayThe Transition Year students of 2010/2011 were due to go on a bonding trip to Glendalough in early September. However due to inclement weather and a landslide in that area the students were brought to The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght and Tymon Park for a funfilled day of activities on 13 September.

All the students took part with a full attendance on the day.

There was a range of activities including treasure hunts, indoor games, a walk around the Park, as well as some bonding and team-building activities which involved eating crackers as a relay race and a 'Dress Up Relay'' which the students found to be very enjoyable.

The day passed off well and thanks to all the teachers who helped make the day a success.