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TCS Drama Soc 2017

TCS Drama Society Perform Hacktivists

TCS Drama SocOn Wednesday 26th April TCS Drama Society made their Tallaght Arts acting debut as part of Act Up Festival’17 in Rua Red. After many weeks reading through the script, learning lines and rehearsals ‘Hacktivists’ came to life under the theatre lights. The students did an amazing job bringing the technical script to life with a great balance of drama and comedy gripping the attention of the audience from action to curtains down.

In February the students chose the play ‘Hacktivists’ from a selection sent to the school from Act Up Festival’17, as they felt it was a play they could relate to. As part of the festival the students took part in a workshop helping not only their acting skills but helping develop their directing abilities.

Word Millionnaires 2017

Word MillionnairesReading one million words sounds like a lot but congratulations to 1 Beech who completed the Who wants to be a Word Millionaire Initiative last term as part of the JCSP programme.Each student read a number of books over the term.We counted the words in each book and added them up at the end of each week.Popular authors included Roald Dahl, Jeff Kinney and some of the students were very interested in reading books about cars..

Well done to everyone and many thanks to Paul and Ms O'Shaughnessy for all their help.  Pics

C O'Dwyer
JCSP Co-ordinator


Book Fair Week 2017

TCS Bookfair 2017

Book Fair in school Library Tuesday - Friday 02 - 05 May for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students.



All the latest titles!  Choose from over 200 books.

Hundreds of books from only €3.60. Free books for our school when you buy a book.  World Book Day vouchers welcome.




Notice to Parents/Guardians 03 April

An Information Evening will take place on Monday 03 April 2017 at 7.00 pm for the parents/guardians and students for the Incoming 1st Year group 2017-18.


3 Shannon Paired Reading

Paired Reading Initiative 2017

Congratulations to the students in 3 Shannon who are continuing with the Paired Reading Initiative in the Scoil Aonghasa Junior School. The students in the Senior Infant class were eagerly awaiting the students in 3 Shannon and had no difficulty in finding the 'reading buddy' they were paired with last week. Pics

C O'Dwyer
JCSP Co-ordinator


Geography Field Trip to Kilkenny 2017

On Thursday April 27th, 3 Shannon along with six Transition Year students, participated in a cross-curricular Fieldtrip to Kilkenny. The students were accompanied by Ms. O’Shea and SNAs – Avril and Martina.

The students arrived at Kilkenny Castle for 10.30 am and took a guided tour of this impressive medieval castle located on the River Nore in the city. Afterwards they enjoyed light refreshments in the castle’s Kitchen Café.

Next stop was the Dunmore Caves where the students enjoyed a guided tour. They learned about underground cave formations and saw these up close.

Well done to all the students who participated and who represented the school so well as always.  Pics


Minister Zappone visits Active Schools in TCS

TCS Active Schools 2017

On Friday the 31st of March Minister Katherine Zappone visited Tallaght Community school. The objective of the visit was to gain an insight into how the school has adapted the post-primary Active Schools Programme. The visit afforded students the unique opportunity to present all of the hard work they had done throughout the year. As part of the Active School’s programme, Tallaght Community School ran an activity-based survey at the beginning of the academic year 2016. The results revealed that 53% of the student population did not participate in any activity or sport in school.

Based on these findings the Active School’s committee set about implementing a series of active incentives, which aimed to create a culture that promoted physical exercise and wellbeing at TCS. The programme has been widely received by staff and students alike. Some of the highlights of the programme include and Active Schools week which took place on January 16th 2017. Furthermore, students were introduced to an array of exercise classes, which they would not normally encounter. For example, Kangoo Fitness, Yoga and Kickboxing.

The Active Schools programme will culminate with a couch to 5k ‘Darkness into Light’ run, which will take place on Saturday the 6th of May in Tymon Park, Tallaght. Well done to Ms Katie Moran, the Active School’s co-ordinator and all of the Staff and Students for their dedicated work on the Active Schools programme.  Pics