TCS - What's happening

TYs take STEPS

Tallaght Community School Transition Year students have been given the great opportunity to participate in the STEPS Engineering Ireland workshop from Monday the 30th April until the 4th of May at IT Tallaght. Engineering Your Future is a week-long, hands-on programme for Transition Year students who have an interest in science and maths. It is designed to introduce them to the exciting and diverse world of engineering. Students taking part in this programme are Luke Gorman, Lee Cairnduff, Jamie Butler, Carl Graham, Rhys O'Brien, Jamie Yeates, Eimantas Adzgauskas, Juan Man You and Sultan Albogachiev.

The programme, supported by STEPS and hosted by a IT Tallaght offers Transition Year students the opportunity to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the skills required of engineers and the career opportunities available to qualified engineers.
  • Learn about the disciplines and technologies making up the exciting world of engineering.
  • Meet engineers at various stages in their careers and hear about their experiences.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and its subject content.
  • Experience what engineers do on a daily basis through industry visits.



TCS Basketball 2018

TCS Basketball Success in Garda Tournament

TCS second year boys' basketball team were worthy winners of the Garda Basketball Tournament held on Thursday 19th of April with a comprehensive victory over Old Bawn CS. The second year girls' team did not enjoy the same success as they bowed out of the tournament having played with considerable energy and talent against all their opponents. Both teams represented TCS very well and displayed great skill and determination in all of their matches and we are very proud of them. Well done to all. Pics


TCS Drama 2018

TCS Drama

Act Up is an annual one-act Theatre Festival produced by Tallaght Community Arts for secondary schools in South Dublin County. For the second year running TCS Drama Club took part by producing and acting in their own one act performance under the guidance of teacher Katie Moran. Their very well received performance resulted in awards for Best female Actor which went to Trudy Nolan 3 Oak and the Rising Star Award which went to Joseph Collins 1 Oak.

We are delighted to see the continued success of TCS students in the Arts and particularly in Drama where TCS students have excelled over the years both in school productions and outside of school culminating in an IFTA nomination for 6th Year student Daffyd Flynn whose film Michael Inside is in cinemas now. Pics


2 Elm action project

Learning Together

As part of their CSPE Action Project 2 Elm visited the Courts of Criminal Justice on Thursday 19th of April. They also visited The Garden of Remembrance and the GPO. A great day was had by all in the spirit of learning together and making every moment count. Pics


TCS in Concerns Debates 2018

Debate run comes to an end

TCS reached the semi-finals of the Concern Debates series which was held on Thursday 19th of April in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan. Despite a well-prepared and spirited debate on the topic that 'Sanctions are an effective foreign policy tool' TCS did not advance to the final as St Kilian's were victors on the night. A wonderful run of victories for TCS led to them being awarded the Concern Debates Best New School Award and we are sure this group of talented researchers, speech writers and orators will be back debating global issues with gusto in 2019 and beyond. TCS Debate team will return in 2018-19 under the guidance of their teachers Donna Mulhall and Zara Blake.  Pics


Pi Quiz


TCS Team takes on Pi Quiz Challenge

The Pi Quiz is a team competition for Junior Cert Students, organised by the Cork Branch of IMTA. This round of the Junior Maths Competition took place on Friday 20th of April in Wesley College and the team representing TCS finished in 8th position out of 25 teams. TCS team members were Jack, Dean, Bethany, and Eoin under the guidance of teacher Marion Coulan. Well done to all.


One to watch

2nd Year Student Karate Success in California

Well done to Amy McMahon in 2 Cedar who represented her Newbridge club in an international karate tournament. The competition was held in California. Amy won 1st place in her individual competition and 2nd place with her team competition.  Congratulations Amy on a fantastic sporting success.