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Interfaith Week 2019

TCS interfaith week 2019
As part of Interfaith Week we had the wonderful experience of learning about Buddhism and its rituals. In a workshop undertaken by Transition Year and Second Year students, we learned about the food, customs and dress of Buddhism. Students were invited to participate by having their faces decorated and in trying on traditional clothes and jewellery. A conch and a gong were used to good effect in trying to create as much noise as possible, in contrast to the very relaxing meditation methods demonstrated at the beginning of the workshop. Students found the workshop to be a very mind broadening experience as they opened their minds to the differing belief systems of others.


Concern Debates Campaign Ends

TCS Concern Debate Team 2019
It was the end of a successful campaign for our Transition Year Concern Debates Team when they lost out to Coláiste Cill Mhantáin in a hotly contested debate hosted by TCS on March 5th. We are very proud of their great run in the competition as they reached the final sixteen among experienced opposition. We look forward to watching these active citizens and amazing orators bring the skills they have gained from this competition to assist them as they progress in the Leaving Cert cycle and beyond.

Active and Wellbeing Week 2019


We held our annual Active and Wellbeing Week from the 21st to the 25th of January last. This year's theme was Addressing the Gender Gap in Teenage Fitness. Inspired by our own research in school, encouraged by the initiative 20x20 If She Can’t See It She Can’t Be It and supported by South Dublin County Council Sports Development, we embarked on a week of activity with all of our students participating.

Sixth Year students took time out of their busy study schedule to get involved in a HIIT class in our very own Sports Complex. Exercise aids study as regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory and thinking skills. Exercise benefits the brain as much as the body and that’s always a good deal for students.

Fifth Years, Transition Year and Leaving Certificate Applied students walked from Bray to Greystones as their activity. Weather conditions were cool and a little damp but there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes and all students persevered to the end of their challenge.

Junior students enjoyed a hike up Ticknock as their challenge and enjoyed the fresh clear air high above the city. This is one of Dublin’s most popular climbs for good reason. The views over Dublin and the Irish Sea are stunning.

We encourage our students to continue being active as the weather improves and the days are longer. The benefits of young people being active are many. Young people who exercise are more likely to keep exercising as an adult. Exercise helps young people to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints. Pics


HSCL Parents Plus course


Starting Friday, 8th March 2019, 10am-12 Noon (6 Weeks)
Where: Parents Room in TCS.
An evidence-based parenting course promoting effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged 11 to 16 years.  

Topics Include:
* Getting to know and connecting with your teenager
* Communicating positively and effectively
* Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence
* Negotiating rules and boundaries
* Teaching teenagers responsibility
* Positive discipline for teenagers
* Managing conflict
* Solving problems together


Inspiring Women 2019

TCS inspiring women

In recognition of International Womens’ Day 2019 Transition Year students were invited to attend the Inspiring Women event at Google Headquarters. The event was organised by Google and South Dublin County Council Partnership and was addressed by Minister Katherine Zappone. The event was a celebration of the amazing women and girls who are part of our community who every day make a difference to our world.

As part of the Active Schools Initiative, we are also promoting 'Women in Sport' this year. We have decided to link in with the 20x20 Campaign in order to promote this. 20x20 is an all-inclusive movement to shift Ireland's culture perception of women's sport by 2020 with:
- A 20% increase in media coverage of women in sport.
- A 20% increase in female participation at all levels of sport.
- A 20% increase in attendance at women's games and events.

We invited all girls involved in Sports Clubs both inside and outside of school, to attend a photoshoot to celebrate this. The photos will be put on display around the school with the hope that we motivate our girls to continue training, and to encourage new faces to join them too.  Pics


Concern Debates Jan 2019

TCS Concern Debate Team
Our TCS Concern Debate Team continue their winning streak with a fourth unanimous win over Old Bawn Community College on Thursday 17th of January last. TCS were delighted to host our near neighbours and a great atmosphere prevailed even as the motion “The UN is no longer relevant” was carried. We wish TCS all the best in their next round. We have no doubt that the sky is the limit for this great team of orators. Team TCS are Captain Trudy Nolan, Emma Duffy, Liam Duffin and Graham Doran.

HSCL Yoga class


Free Yoga classes for all parents/guardians/grandparents will begin next Wednesday January 16th at 12:10 - 1p.m in Tallaght Sports Complex.

Please find the full details below:
Who: All parents/ guardians/ grandparents
Where: Tallaght Sports Complex
Time: 12:10 - 1 p.m every Wednesday morning for 6 weeks.
Cost: Free
Equipment: Mats will be provided.

Contact: Cushla Young HSCL 01-4515566/0830458116.