TCS - What's happening

TY Development Education

Dev-EdTransition Year groups took part in a Development Education Workshop in conjunction with GOAL.  Throughout the workshop, students were educated on topical issues, broadening their understanding on conflict and its influence on the development of areas such as Syria. Students found the workshop interactive, engaging and helped them to develop a better understanding of what is happening in our current society on a global scale. According to one student, ‘‘it gave us an insight into what it is like to live in and to experience these type of conditions on a daily basis’’.  Pics


Boys Basketball Update

TCS Boys BB 2017

Second Year Boys Basketball (Wednesday 09-03-2017)

The second year boys played host to St. Joseph’s Fairview for the Quarter Final of the Plate. The lads started off extremely slow and took a while to settle. Joey’s put up a few long-range shots, which was a huge confidence knock for the lads. After a very poor quarter from TCS, Joey’s lead 3-7.

 The second quarter saw 5 sets of fresh legs and the hope of a more confident performance. Some Trojan defending from Hamzat and John Duffy lead to several turnovers from Joey’s. Zach Heffernan was quick to scoop up any loose ball and ran the court well alongside Hamzat. The lads put up several good shots but were extremely unlucky not to convert.

Active Schools Update

active-schoolsA big congratulations to all of the students who came together every Wednesday after school over the last six weeks and got 'Fit for Fun'. You can catch up with all of the activities on our school twitter page TCS Twitter.

The next step on the road to completing this year's Active School Programme will involve students participating in a six week running challenge. The 'Couch to 5k' running challenge will begin next Wednesday the 15th of March and will conclude with the '5k Darkness into Light' run, in Tymon Park, on Saturday the 6th of May. This challenge is open to both students and teachers.

Inforrmation Evening for Parents/Guardians

which way3rd Year Parents/Guardians

An information will take place on Monday 06 March at 7.00 pm.  This is an important meeting for parents/guardians of 3rd year students.  Information will be provided on senior cycle paths for current 3rd years - TY and LCA5.  Parents/guardians and 3rd year students are urged to attend.


PA Coffee Morning

cupTallaght Community School Parents’Association will be hosting a Coffee Morning in aid ofthe Irish Cancer Society on Wednesday 15th March in the school Hall from 9:30 am – 11am   

Your support would be greatly appreciated!


Word Millionnaire 2017

2017-wordmillionnarire'JCSP –Who Wants to be a Word Millionnaire?'

The students of 1 Beech and 2 Beech are making an excellent effort at trying to reach the target of reading one million words. Each class is aiming to reach the target before the Easter holidays.

This is a short-term reading intervention which challenges a class group of JCSP students to engage in recreational reading, at home with the support of their parents, and to collectively read a total of one million words.
The words of each book is counted weekly and the total is recorded.

Popular books amongst the students in 1 Beech are books by Roald Dahl, including 'Danny the Champion of the World,' 'The Witches' and 'James and the Giant Peach'. Books about various sports cars called'Subaru', 'Ferrari' and Audi TT were also very popular.1 Beech have currently read 365,000 words-nearly at the half a million mark.

Books by Roald Dahl were equally popular among students in 2 Beech but the various books from the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid collection were also popular. Books from the Barrington Stokes Publishing Company like Assassin by Tony Bradman and Briggsy by Isla Fisher were also popular as the stories are especially aimed at teenagers.
2 Beech have read almost 500,000 words
Well done to all!!!

C O'Dwyer, JCSP Co-ordinator


TCS students at AILO


TCS students test their wits in All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

38 talented problem solvers from Tallaght Community School tested their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in logic, language and linguistics during the qualifying round of the ADAPT All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad on 2nd February 2017. Run by the ADAPT Centre and supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the contest challenges secondary school students to apply logic and reasoning skills to solve complex puzzles in unfamiliar languages. It is a key element of the nationwide Problem-Solving Initiative.

Congratulations to James Gooding (5th Year), Liam Hynes (5th Year), Kacper Kluza (3rd Year) and Darren Scanlon (TY) who were among the top 100 problem solvers in Ireland. This year a record number of 1,306 students from secondary schools competed for spots in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad Final. James, Liam, Kacper and Darren will represent TCS at the national final, which will be hosted by Dublin Institute of Technology on 24th March 2017. The winners there will have the opportunity to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad at Dublin City University in July 2017. Well done to all TCS students who took up the challenge!  PICS