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TCS at TA21 Conference


Trinity College and Google hosted the Trintiy Access 21 Conference on 06/07 October and was attended by representatives from TCS. TCS is committed to continuing its strong links to Trinity College as the educational partnership evolves into its next phase of growth.  Merging the College for Every Student and Trinity Access Programme into Trinity Access 21 (TA21) will see a streamlined approach to integrating best practice in student education and development into school activities.


MFL Week 2017

mfl2017Languages Week celebrations

At the end of September in TCS we celebrated Languages Week. This is a week where students of Spanish, French and German engage in various fun activities using their language skills. Activities this year ranged from karaoke, quizzes, movies, giant language jigsaws, salsa dancing, puzzles, Spanish for holidays and travel, documentaries and many more. The week was very enjoyable for students and teachers. Pics


Good Luck Zak!

Best of luck to Zak Riddell (TY) who has qualified to represent Ireland in the WMO World Championships, which take place in Dublin from Tues 10 Oct to Fri 13 Oct.


Girls GAA 2017-18


The TCS girls Gaelic football team braved the weather conditions this week to put on an excellent performance against Loreto on the Green. Although the result did not go their way in the end, the girls displayed great skill, commitment and determination until the final whistle. Some very skilful points were scored by Nicola Douche and Lauren Young, while some great saves were made by Caithlin Douch and Eleanor Gibson. Well done girls!

Team: Jade Lawlor, Niamh O' Connor, Sophie Malone, Emma Dooley, Shona Joyce, Caoimhe O Connor, Nicola Douch, Lenuta Covaciu, Lana Tilly, Carragh Holland, Laura Summers, Amy Foy Northcutt, Shauna O Neill, Caithlin Douch, Lauren Young, Katie Brock O Brien, Marilia de Mendonca, Orla Keating, Beibhinn Scanlon, Tori Warren, Ina Byrne, Nadine Dooley, Chloe Bissett, Tara Farrell, Eleanor Gibson.

Basketball Roundup

basketballU16 & U19 Boy's Basketball
Our Boys' Basketball season kicked off with a tough away fixture versus St. Mark's.
The U16's were up first and saw some fast paced attacking play from both sides with Dylan O'Toole doing well for TCS.  Having played against St. Mark's every year the team knew they had a lot of attacking threat and some good shooters.  TCS showed some early season rustiness making poor decisions on offence and were punished for their mistakes with St. Mark's winning by 4 points.  
Up next were the u19 teams.  Equally matched for physicality and skill this game went to and fro for the four quarters with newcomer Tawwab Owolabi doing well for TCS.  TCS defended brilliantly for the game but like the u16's lacked composure going forward and eventually lost the battle by a single point.
Plenty to work on for both teams going forward in the league.  Next up is our Home matches vs St. Comcille's Knocklyon.

Workshop for Parents

Parents! You are invited to:

Workshop: Parenting Adolescents for success in school

Wednesday, 4th October, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tallaght Community School Parents’ Room

Leading educationalist Joseph Driessen will cover topics including:

- Parent-child relationships as the key to learning success
· How to activate motivation by goal setting
· Supporting your child to become an independent learner
· Things to do to support your child at school  
This is a great opportunity for all parents to support their children in their learning, and hopefully reduce the stress for all, particularly in exam years.


6th Year Parents/Students Meeting

An information evening for 6th year students and parents takes place on Monday 18 September 2017, in the school hall at 7.00 pm. All parents and students are urged to attend.