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Basketball 2018 round-up



Well done to the second year Boy' Basketball Team on a very successful year.  They reached the All-Ireland Playoffs (last 16) and won the annual Garda Cup Tournament in the National Basketball Arena.



Library Exhibit


Art Exhibit in Tallaght Library

First year art students are exhibiting their work in Tallaght library after they completed a project on historical places in Tallaght. On Wednesday 16th May, nineteen students hung their artwork and created the exhibition in the library including planning where each piece would go.

The project began with the students tea-staining paper which they dried out in the oven of the home economics room. Larger A2 size paper was burned to make it look old. The written information was traced onto tracing paper so you can still see the image behind the text. The tracing paper was burned also. This gave a nice affect to the art work.

Each student was designated a person or place related to Tallaght. The students then drew the pictures onto an A4 and an A2 sheet of paper. Next the A4 paper was photocopied and made into a book. The South Dublin County Council website proved to be a rich resource and enabled background information to be researched and typed up. This was then photocopied onto acetate so that the writing appears over the drawing but you can pull it back like a page and see the full drawing underneath. Three books were made in total.

A huge well done to all of the students involved including Katie Farrell, Sean Martin Byrne, Conor Madden, Georgia McGovern, Lee McMahon, Hannah Lapsley, Ina Byrne, Alex O'Reilly, Julia Piprek, Ceili McAlinden, Charlie McDermott, Orlando Bangala, Shauna Lowe, Katie Kinsella, Joseph Keith, Cian Leddingham, Craig Harrison, Amelijia Ivanauskaite and Ariol Cala.  Special thanks goes to Avril Fanning for her enthusiasm and help on the trip and to teacher Orla Gargan.

The exhibition is open to the public until Thursday, 31st of May.   Pics





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


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. 


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