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Geography Field Trip to Kilkenny 2017

On Thursday April 27th, 3 Shannon along with six Transition Year students, participated in a cross-curricular Fieldtrip to Kilkenny. The students were accompanied by Ms. O’Shea and SNAs – Avril and Martina.

The students arrived at Kilkenny Castle for 10.30 am and took a guided tour of this impressive medieval castle located on the River Nore in the city. Afterwards they enjoyed light refreshments in the castle’s Kitchen Café.

Next stop was the Dunmore Caves where the students enjoyed a guided tour. They learned about underground cave formations and saw these up close.

Well done to all the students who participated and who represented the school so well as always.  Pics


Notice to Parents/Guardians 03 April

An Information Evening will take place on Monday 03 April 2017 at 7.00 pm for the parents/guardians and students for the Incoming 1st Year group 2017-18.


TCS Boys u14 Champions

TCS Boys u14 GAATallaght Community School v O’Connell Secondary School Dublin

 Championship Final 24-03-2017

A huge congratulation is in order for the TCS Boys U14s GAA team who won the schools Leinster Final on Friday 24 March against O’Connell Secondary School. Troops of TCS students travelled to the GAA’s National Games Development Centre in the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown to support the team.

TCS got off to an uncertain start with O’Connell’s scoring 1:1 in the opening 10 minutes. However, some quick changes made by management and great leadership on the pitch from Zach Heffernan (Captain), Luke Doyle and Ronan Smyth drove the team to overcome the O’ Connell attack.

The boys were leading throughout the second half, scoring a goal in the opening few minutes creating a greater margin from O’Connells to close. Brothers Miguel and Angelo Ferriera were dominant in defence and played a pivotal role in securing the TCS win. Corner forward Devin Colton along with first years Jack Mc Govern, Calum Foy and Stephen Loughlin excelled in the forward line to help TCS create more scores. 

The boys’ performance was excellent and they were rewarded with a hard earned win. The score at the final whistle: TCS 7-6 to O’Connell 4-4.

Team: Darragh Doyle, Angelo Ferriera, Stephen Loughlin, Cian Dorna, Miguel Ferreira, Olajuwon Habeeb, Ciaran Kavanagh, Jack McGovern, Aaron Moore, Jake Dalton, Sean Byrne, Jack Chaney, Sean Dorna, Filip Zygarlowski, Devin Colton, Luke Doyle, Zack Heffernen (Captain), Ronan Smith, Sean Keogh, Andrew Donoghue, Taylor Evans, Calum Foy.


TCS Girls Leinster GAA

Girls u14 GAA Finalists


TCS Junior Girls - V- O’ Carolan's College

Well done to the TCS girls GAA team who made history for the school on Tuesday the 21st March. It was first girls GAA team from TCS to compete in the Leinster Schools Championship final. TCS supporters travelled to the Meath Centre of Sporting Excellence to support their school team.

The first half saw a strong O’Carolans side take a number of scoring opportunities from play. Abaigale Dobbins, Rachel Callery, Lenuta Covaciu and Hollie Dale had great games in the back line but were tested by the O’Carolans attack throughout the match. Little scoring opportunities arose for TCS during the first half. However, great work in the forward line from Caoimhe O’Conner and Shauna Dillon won TCS a number of frees that Nicola Douche sent sailing over the bar with great ease.

Minister Zappone visits Active Schools in TCS

TCS Active Schools 2017

On Friday the 31st of March Minister Katherine Zappone visited Tallaght Community school. The objective of the visit was to gain an insight into how the school has adapted the post-primary Active Schools Programme. The visit afforded students the unique opportunity to present all of the hard work they had done throughout the year. As part of the Active School’s programme, Tallaght Community School ran an activity-based survey at the beginning of the academic year 2016. The results revealed that 53% of the student population did not participate in any activity or sport in school.

Based on these findings the Active School’s committee set about implementing a series of active incentives, which aimed to create a culture that promoted physical exercise and wellbeing at TCS. The programme has been widely received by staff and students alike. Some of the highlights of the programme include and Active Schools week which took place on January 16th 2017. Furthermore, students were introduced to an array of exercise classes, which they would not normally encounter. For example, Kangoo Fitness, Yoga and Kickboxing.

The Active Schools programme will culminate with a couch to 5k ‘Darkness into Light’ run, which will take place on Saturday the 6th of May in Tymon Park, Tallaght. Well done to Ms Katie Moran, the Active School’s co-ordinator and all of the Staff and Students for their dedicated work on the Active Schools programme.  Pics


TCS Boys Basketball Success

TCS Boys Basketball

Second Year Boys Basketball

Tallaght CS – vs – Temple Carrig - Dublin Plate Final (Oblates Hall) Monday 27.03.2017

The lads travelled to Oblates Hall Inchicore to play the Dublin Plate final. Tallaght opened up the scoring with a fantastic fade away shot from Evan Fleming. Some tenacious defence from Francis Price and Luke Doyle on top of the key frustrated Temple Carrig’s main man and forced him to put up a string of shots under pressure. Sam Corbett owned the defensive area and caught several rebounds which allowed Tallaght to catch Temple Carrig on the break. We ran the fast break extremely well and Jason Stefanuca put away a few lay ups to give Tallaght a considerable lead. A momentary lapse of concentration towards the end of the quarter allowed Temple Carrig to pick up a second basket which left the score 10 – 4.

Temple Carrig came out all guns blazing for the second quarter. They put up a quick bucket that closed Tallaght’s lead to 4. Hamzat Salam gave Temple Carrig a terrible time, he played ferocious defence causing them to turnover the ball on several occasions. We were unlucky to convert from these turnovers as the ball just did not want to go into the basket. Hamzat and Zach Heffernan put up some decent shots, but they would not drop. Jordan Maguire, John Duffy and Ryan Lawlor were the core of a very solid defence who only let up one basket.

Interfaith Week 2017


On Thursday 16th March 2nd year students from Oak and Rowan went on a class trip to the Mosque in Clonskeagh as part of Tallaght Community School Interfaith week. The visit was organised by Ms.Holden, Ms. Hardiman and Mr. Cleary and was a great success. The group was meet by Dr. Ali Selim who gave a detailed tour of the Mosque and took questions from the students. The whole experience allowed the students to see a positive interaction between the different religious traditions in our school and the community as a whole. Moreover, it is a core part of the Junior Certificate Curriculum in Religious Education.  In addition, 2 Larch visited the Jewish synagogue along with Ms O'Shaughnessy.  Interfaith Week has become an integral part of our school calendar in TCS.  Pics