TCS - What's happening

German Debating

getting readyOn Wednesday the 30th of November, the members of the German debating team, Alexandria Clarke, Darren Scanlon, Zara Newman and Micheala Mulhall (all Transition Year), alongside their teacher Ms Knipschild, travelled to Lucan Community College to take part in the Siemens German debating competition. This was the first time the school took part in the Siemens debating which is organised by the Goethe Institut Dublin.

Our team was debating against the motion that Irish teenagers leave school too early. We had many strong arguments but unfortunately we were defeated by Lucan Community College.

We really enjoyed the experience of debating and found it extremely helpful for developing our German language skills. Thanks to the students and teachers at Lucan Community College for the friendly and welcoming reception.

We hope to compete again next year.  Pics here

- Micheala Mulhall and Zara Newman


BOM Commendations

scrollCongratulations to all the students who received their Commendation Awards  for Term 1.  The Chairman of the Board, Cllr Mick Duff, presented the overall award for each year group at a ceremony on 22 November in the presence of the Board members and the families of each recipient.  

1st Year:  Rachael Callery, Jake Dalton, Bronwyn Hanrahan

2nd Year: Dane Pendar Lawlor, Chandelle, Trudy Nolan,  Abbie Keely

3rd Year: Abbie Walsh, Adam Nolan, Levente Kolozsvári, Zak Riddell

TY: Evan Crowley, Tori Stokes, Alex Clarke, Daniel Butler

LCA 5 & 6: Chloe Creighton, Craig Hughes, Kellie O'Brien, Scott Fenlon O’Brien, Kristian Markovic

5th Year: Sophie Dowling , Hannah Dunning, Joseph Greene, Megan Tate

6th Year: Abby Drew, Sophie Clarke, Aaron Joyce, David Corcoran

Pics here


LCA5 Drama


The LCA5 class staged a scene from Roddy Doyle's play "the van" as part of their Drama module. The play is set during Italia '90 and the scene is when Ireland scored the equaliser against England. Teachers and students enjoyed working on this scene together as a group and had a great laugh at some of the lines! The hard work paid off in the end when they saw how impressed the audience was!


CFES School of Distinction

School of Distinction: Tallaght Community School CFES

TCS School of Distinction CFESTallaght Community School is entering a third year as part of the College for Every Student Programme (CFES). The aim of the programme is to develop awareness and attitudes towards progression into further education once they leave school. This year Tallaght Community School has been acknowledged as a school of distinction in running the CFES programme. The school will continue to run the programme with students participating in following activities:

-          Mentoring sessions that are aimed to plan develop and discuss career options and paths that they would like to follow.

-          Leadership workshops and projects to develop and strengthen their leadership qualities.

-          Pathways to college: Discussing how to progress to further education after school.

-          21st century teaching and learning activities that prepare students for the 21st century workforce.

In order to apply for the school of distinction, teachers and student’s involved in the CFES programme complied together a portfolio outlining the work that has been done in the school relating to CFES. As a result of this portfolio, the school was recognised as a school of distinction.

TCS School of Distinction CFES 1For more information on any aspect of the programme you can find more information at and Trinity Access Programme

Tallaght Community school would like to congratulate all teachers and students involved in the programme and well done on achieving recognition as a school of distinction. 


UCD Scholar

UCD ScholarOn 17 November, Michal Gruzdien was honoured at the UCD Entrance Scholars Awards Ceremony as an Academic High Achiever. These are students who have achieved 560 points or more in the Leaving Cert. Congrats to Michal and his family, (brother Damien is also studying in UCD), and we wish him every success in his studies.


TCS Factor 1 Dec

The TCS Factor Show takes place on Thursday 01 December at 7.30 pm. 

Tickets are now on sale from the school Box Office at 10.15 am.

Admission: Adult €5; Students €3. 


CFES - College Visit 2016

Pathways to College: Trip to Trinity with 3rd year students.

CFES-college-visit-2016As part of the CFES programme, On Monday 24th of October all third year students travelled to Trinity College Dublin to participate in a campus visit of the University. Students were given a guided tour on the history of the campus, the courses that are taught, and the facilities available to the students. The aim of the school trip was to expose students to the day to day life of a college student and to discover the opportunities that are possible in further education.

The following are reflective pieces that some of the third years posted regarding the day.

CFES-college-visit-2016-1“I learnt a lot more than I expected to, I was amazed at the size of trinity college Dublin, it was a lot bigger than I thought it would be. The fact that there is a free gym for students makes it even better and I was surprized by the amount of history that is associated with the university”

“the first thing we did was to visit a large lecture hall, which was cool and the lecturer gave us a talk on the history of trinity, the different types of courses you can study and what student and college life can be like. We then split up into groups and went to see the different buildings around the campus, my favourite building was the School of Geography building because the of the design and detail of the walls inside and outside the building. One thing I was shocked at was that in the libraries there are really old books from all over the world. We went to see the book of Kells which was amazing to look at the detail of the diagrams and pictures. I had a really great day, the lunch and food we got was excellent and I would recommend for students to go visit the campus, I learned a lot from the trip”.