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JC students activities

paired-readThe students of 1 Beech and 2 Beech who took part in a JCSP  Paired Reading Initiative with the students of TY4. Paired Reading is a short-team reading intervention. The TY students acted as tutors to the younger students. The initiative ran for 4 weeks and was very successful. 3 Shannon will complete the initiative with the students in St Aonghusa's Junior School next term. Well done to all involved.

The students of 1 Beech took part in a Paired Maths initiative with two parents who volunteered. It was run in conjunction with HSCL team. The students found it very helpful and worked very well with the parents.

And the 1 Beech class celebrated the conclusion of a fruitful first term by having a Christmas Celebration, to which they invited parents/guardians and class teachers. The great work done by the students during the term was put on display and certificates were awarded for completion of modules during the term. Pics here

2nd Years visit Pearse Museum

At Pearse MuseumOn the 5th and 7th of December, 2 Oak and 2 Cedar travelled to the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham. In Irish class, both groups had studied the story ‘An Gadaí’ by Pádraig Pearse. On reading this story, students saw a different side to the 1916 revolutionary. To learn more about him, students travelled to the Pearse Museum for a guided tour of the school which Pearse ran. Here, they learned about Pearse’s family, background, his love for the Irish language and the part he played in Irish Nationalism. Afterwards students explored the exhibition filled with artefacts and primary sources from the school and Pearse’s life. To finish the trip, student’s explored the lovely grounds of Pearse Park. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as na turais. Pics here


Maths Week 2016

Maths Week winners of Maths Eyes poster competition.

Maths Week winners

BOM Commendations

scrollCongratulations to all the students who received their Commendation Awards  for Term 1.  The Chairman of the Board, Cllr Mick Duff, presented the overall award for each year group at a ceremony on 22 November in the presence of the Board members and the families of each recipient.  

1st Year:  Rachael Callery, Jake Dalton, Bronwyn Hanrahan

2nd Year: Dane Pendar Lawlor, Chandelle, Trudy Nolan,  Abbie Keely

3rd Year: Abbie Walsh, Adam Nolan, Levente Kolozsvári, Zak Riddell

TY: Evan Crowley, Tori Stokes, Alex Clarke, Daniel Butler

LCA 5 & 6: Chloe Creighton, Craig Hughes, Kellie O'Brien, Scott Fenlon O’Brien, Kristian Markovic

5th Year: Sophie Dowling , Hannah Dunning, Joseph Greene, Megan Tate

6th Year: Abby Drew, Sophie Clarke, Aaron Joyce, David Corcoran

Pics here


TCS Factor Show 2016

TCS Factor 2016TCS FACTOR 2016 – 1 December 2016

A wonderful night’s entertainment from the very talented students of Tallaght Community School!

This year’s TCS  X-factor style show was packed full of amusement and kicked off by a hilarious opening act which saw the TCS rugby team dancing to Its Raining Men followed by a hair-raising Hakka!

Winners on the night were announced by Cllr Mick Duff (Chairperson of the Board of Management) -  BP Srisuwan (Junior), Orla Mongan (Senior) and the overall winner was the very popular  Paul Jenkinson with his rendition of Ed Sheeran’s/Fresh Prince mash-up which had everyone standing in the aisles.   The contestants, who had been mentored during the previous weeks, included singers, dancers and lots of guitar players who battled it out for the adjudicators  who included a former winner Jordan Welstead, professional singer and sports model Claire O’Loughlin and NUIM's Chris Gueret.

Special guest entertainment saw the fabulous TCS dance troupe give a spine-tingling routine to Alive, a skit from the TCS Drama Club and a mystery guest rapper “Honey G” !!!

Everyone agreed it was one of the best productions that Tallaght Community School has staged and the performers and crew got to do it all over again for the local primary schools the next day. Pics here


German Debating

getting readyOn Wednesday the 30th of November, the members of the German debating team, Alexandria Clarke, Darren Scanlon, Zara Newman and Micheala Mulhall (all Transition Year), alongside their teacher Ms Knipschild, travelled to Lucan Community College to take part in the Siemens German debating competition. This was the first time the school took part in the Siemens debating which is organised by the Goethe Institut Dublin.

Our team was debating against the motion that Irish teenagers leave school too early. We had many strong arguments but unfortunately we were defeated by Lucan Community College.

We really enjoyed the experience of debating and found it extremely helpful for developing our German language skills. Thanks to the students and teachers at Lucan Community College for the friendly and welcoming reception.

We hope to compete again next year.  Pics here

- Micheala Mulhall and Zara Newman


UCD Scholar

UCD ScholarOn 17 November, Michal Gruzdien was honoured at the UCD Entrance Scholars Awards Ceremony as an Academic High Achiever. These are students who have achieved 560 points or more in the Leaving Cert. Congrats to Michal and his family, (brother Damien is also studying in UCD), and we wish him every success in his studies.