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Build a Bank 2018

Build a Bank

TCS Transition Year Students attended the regional finals of the AIB Build a Bank Challenge with their American Horror Story Bank on Friday 9th of February. 

The AIB Build a Bank programme links directly to the Business Curriculum and is an excellent, practical preparation for learning about running a business.

 Participating students are involved in all aspects of banking such as sourcing new customers for their bank, encouraging regular savings, providing ongoing customer service and keeping accurate financial records – in fact everything it takes to run a bank!

 Students interested in being part of the School Bank Team are interviewed for one of six positions and receive feedback on their performances. The experience and improves students’ CV writing skills and interview techniques.

 From these activities, students learn; Financial Education; Presentation Skills; Business Plan Development; Marketing Techniques; Leadership and Teamwork; Digital Innovation; Customer Relationship Management; Interview Experience.



Debate Team at Concern HQ


The TCS Concern Debates Team were invited to participate in an Adjudicator Appreciation Evening at Concern headquarters on Thursday, 1st of February. 

Students tested the Concern Virtual Reality Experience which gives viewers a deeper look at the realities facing millions of people living in extreme poverty around the world.  


The eye-opening three minute video titled 'A Journey to Hope' places the viewer right beside a South Sudanese woman and her baby son as they survive on rations in a rufugee camp in Ethiopia after fleeing an attack on their village. 

TCS students have successfully competed in the Concern Debates and have impressed the judges with their debating skills and grasp of the complex issues that they have been challenged to propose or oppose as part of the series of debates. 


Junior Girls Soccer Jan 2018


TCS Junior Girls Soccer Team welcomed Old Bawn to the all-weather pitch on Tuesday 30th of January. In a tough, physical game TCS never let up and came out 2-0 winners.


TCS Basketball Update 2018

The second half of the TCS Basketball calendar got underway yesterday and it was the turn of the 1st and 2nd Year Boy's teams.  Both teams are in Pool 4 of the South Dublin League and there are no easy groups.

The 2nd years were up first against St. Mark's.  This game was nip and tuck the whole way, with only 3 points between the teams in the end, Mark's taking this win.  Lots of positives from the TCS boys, definitely in a strong position compete well this year.

Next up were the 1st year boys against Old Bawn.  The league has started early this year and so there hasn't been many training sessions for our lads.  With that being said they worked unbelievably hard to stay with a strong Old Bawn team that had a player selected for the Dublin team.  Lots of positives from the lads first ever competitive match, great attitude and work rate, plenty to build on.  Old Bawn winning this one well in the end.

Next up we are Home to Col. Cois Life, Wednesday 31st Jan.


First Year Boys Soccer Win


The boys' first year soccer team beat Moyle Park College on Wednesday 31st of January. A great team performance resulted in a 2-0 win in the league semi-final. Scorer of the two goals was John Paul Olanipekun.


Notice to Parents/Guardians of TY

What subjects should I take for my Leaving?

An information for the parents/guardians of TY students will take place on Monday 29 Jan at 7.00 pm in the school hall.  The meeting will provide information about the subject choices for students for the Leaving Certificate 2020. Both parents/guardians and students should give serious consideration to what subjects are chosen as this may impact on the student's  choices after the Leaving Cert. All are urged to attend.


5th Year PTM

Reminder to parents/guardians that the Parent/Teacher Meeting for 5th years takes place on Monday 22 Jan from 4.00 to 6.30 pm.  Classes will finish at 3.30 pm.