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1st Year Boys Soccer 2017

The boys first year soccer team beat Clonkeen College 2-1 in the Leinster Cup recently (Nov). The lads came back from a goal down and eventually won thanks to goals from Eyman Bouderbala and John Paul Olanipekun.


Lá na Gaeilge 2017


Before midterm our students celebrated the Irish language with events throughout the week. On Wednesday all senior students took part in the annual Tráth na gCeist- the Irish quiz. Meanwhile the juniors enjoyed an in class ‘beach litreach’ or spelling bee. Throughout the week students and staff put in an extra effort to use their cúpla focail as much as possible. The highlight of the week came on Friday ‘Lá na Gaeilge’. Each year group took part in a class céilí. The students learned ‘the siege of Ennis’, ‘the Walls of Limerick’ and everyone’s favourite ‘An dreoilín’. We had prizes throughout the day for the rinceoirí is fearr. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as an lá. Is fearr gaeilge bhriste ná béarla cliste.



3 Larch at GPO & DSPCA


3 Larch DSPCA visit and visit to the GPO.

On Friday October 6th the students of 3 Larch visited the DSPCA centre in Rathfarnham as part of their CSPE Action project. During the trip they were given a talk by Lisa, one of the volunteers who works there. She explained the different types of work the centre does and she answered some of the questions we had. We visited the section where the dogs who are available for adoption were housed. We were very lucky to meet Sunshine, a dog who along with her ten pups was rescued in the summer.  We also met two of her pups who are yet to be adopted - we were allowed hold the pups and they really loved the attention.

Lisa also pointed out that we can volunteer in the centre when we are 16 years of age and could do our TY work experience there too.

After that we went into town to visit the Witness History Exhibition at the GPO office. Here we saw an exhibition of memorabilia from the Rising and we were given a tour by the tour guide, Amy. Pics


Information Evening 1st Year Parents/Students

An information evening for 1st year students and parents takes place on Monday evening at 7.00 pm in the school hall. This is an important meeting as part of the settling-in process for first year students, and parents/guardians are urged to attend. 


Paired Reading Initiative 2017


JCSP Paired Reading Initiative 1 Beech and TY1

Congratulations to the students of 1 Beech and TY1 who are currently taking part in the Paired Reading initiative. Paired reading is a short-team reading intervention. Student reading is supported by a tutor for six weeks. A Paired Reading Initiative can work where JCSP students act as tutors to a primary school class, or senior cycle students are reading tutors for a JCSP class students. The group had a celebration on Wednesday October 27th. The TY students received a Tutor Certificate. The students in 3 Beech will be taking part in a Paired Reading initiative with a class in Scoil Aonghusa after the mid-term break. Pics


Gaisce Awards 2017

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages students to find their passion, get active and make a difference in their community! Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. The programme in TCS is run by Ms Mulhall and last week Femi, Anthony, Darren, and Melanie received their Gaisce Bronze Medal awards. Well done!


Senior Girls GAA 2017

Senior Girls GAA

Well done to our senior girls Gaelic football team who beat KCS this week with their best performance to date! The sun was shining as the girls displayed some quality football. They have been battling hard all season and have sometimes been unlucky not to get the win. However, there’s no doubt that they deserved this win in their final match. There were some excellent performances all over the pitch from Nicola Douch, Lauren Young, Lanuta Covaciu, Caitlin and Caoimhe O’ Connor. A special mention to Jade Lawlor in the forward line who scored 5-4. It was a superb performance all round and a great way to finish off the senior season. Well done girls!