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TCS students visit Irish team camp

TCS visit Irish Team Camp 2016

FAI Senior Soccer Team trip

On Monday 23rd May, 32 students from first, second and third year, along with Mr Ryan and Mr Kearney were invited by the FAI and Bank of Ireland to watch the Irish senior soccer team train at their Abbotstown headquarters as they prepared for the upcoming European Championships in France.

On arrival at the FAI HQ, the students were greeted by officers of the football association and given a brief talk on the protocol for the day as were each given a wristband to enable access through the security points.TCS visit Irish Team Camp 2016

The students and teachers then watched as the Irish team were put through their paces by Roy Keane.

After the training session the students were invited to line up and meet and greet the players who gave freely of their time for autographs, photographs and of course the odd ‘selfie’. Some students had Irish jerseys to be signed, copies of Roy Keane’s autobiography and phone covers as well.

The players and staff of the FAI could not be complimented enough for the way in which they spoke to the young lads and the manner in which they conducted themselves. John O’Shea was first player through and he was followed by over twenty other players. Favourites for the students included John O’Shea, Aiden McGeady, Shane Long, Jon Walters and James McClean whilst for Mr Ryan a lifelong Aston Villa fan, Ciaran Clark. Roy Keane proved to be the hero for all and had witty little one-liners for the students which they found to be hilarious.

After the training and meet and greet with the players, the TCS party moved back into the FAI buildings where they were treated to lunch courtesy of Bank of Ireland in conjunction with the FAI. This went down well with all, and to mark the exemplary behaviour of the students, they were each then given a sticker album for the upcoming Euros.

This was a great day for these young football fans and memories of this day will live long in the memory.

For one particular student, he almost received a hug off of Roy, such was his enthusiasm for an autograph and a photo! Whilst Roy also managed to put some ‘manners’ on TCS’s tough centre half!!!

Sincere thanks to the FAI for the access to the players and staff, whilst a special mention must go to Bank of Ireland who invited the students along to this closed training session. Pics here


5th Years at the Zoo

5th years at the Zoo

Last Tuesday (17 May), fifteen 5th Year students, along with their mentor, Michael McNulty, were lucky enough to spend a sunny day at the zoo.  As Mr McNulty is the President of the Zoo, this was no normal visit!

They were brought in a special door and got the opportunity to visit with the zoo’s director and the head of the elephant sanctuary, among other important people. The students have been so lucky to be mentored by Mr McNulty, who has offered up his time to come to the school weekly to give them support, guidance and a few laughs along the way!

Thanks to Michael for being so generous with his time – the 5th Year students are looking forward to seeing him again next year.


Visit to Deaf Village 2016

Both Deaf and Hearing Come Together as One

As part of their study of the module ‘Social Interaction’, students from the LCA 5 Irish Sign Language class visited the Deaf Village on Monday 9th May 2016. This facility boasts a state off the art complex that provides a range of educational, social, sporting and historical services for both deaf and hearing people.

Students received a tour of the offices of groups such as the Irish Deaf Society who offer education opportunities and training for the deaf and hard of hearing community. They were also informed of the work of Dear Hear to ensure that members of the community are provided with the latest technologies to help them communicate more efficiently in today’s hearing dominated world.

National Career Skills Competition 2016 Awards

National Awards won by TCS LCA5 students

Awards are not easily achieved or easily granted, so it is with great pride that we congratulate four students from LCA5 who individually have brought credit to themselves and to the school by winning national recognition for work produced in their Vocational Preparation and Guidance Module.

careers-skills-2016-2Nationally almost 1,500 entrants were entered by their teachers for the “Career Skills Competition”.  This competition is in its 8th year and this is the first time that our school has entered the completion and with great success.

Maurice Mc Namee whose work was highly commended and was ranked 4th in the country in the LCVP/LCE/LCA category. A huge achievement by any measure. Three other students Chloe Creighton, Cian Mc Evoy and Russell Dillon were placed in the top eleven in the country.  These awards are of such a high standard that the recipients were each invited to attend the department of Education and Skills in Dublin to receive their awards.

The award ceremony took place on Tuesday 10 May 2016.  Accompanying the students were Ms T Hennessy (Principal), Ms A Molloy (Vocational Preparation and Guidance teacher) and Mr P Kelly.  Congratulations and well done on an outstanding achievement.



LCA5 make donation to Pieta House


On Tuesday, 17 May 2016, the LCA 5 class welcomed Brian Mc Evoy from Pieta House and presented him with a cheque for €155. The students donated the money from profits earned from the Tuck Shop enterprise which they ran during the year.  Well done LCA5 and thanks to all who supported this worthy cause.


School Stationery Shop

Shop team

Many thanks to all the students who helped in the school stationery shop over the last two years, your help is much appreciated. The shop is open every day from 10:15 to 10:30 am. The shop is stocked with all the essentials needed for class and exams.
- A Molloy

TCS Bond Traders


TCS team take 2nd place in BOI Bond Trader Challenge for Schools


This year two teams, one comprised of sixth years and the other comprised of fifth years were selected to represent the school in the Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge. The first round commenced on the 10th of March in the Aviva Stadium. Despite having little knowledge of bonds with none of us having studied Economics, the sixth year group managed to qualify for the final.

tcs-bond-tradersThe final took place on the 28th of April in Bank of Ireland College Green with only seven teams qualifying. We finished runners up and therefore second in the whole of Ireland. The 6th Year Team Members were Hayley Bennett, Matthew Connaughton, Paul Gray, Michał Grudzień, Brendan O'Neill and Aishling Whelan. It was a great experience, one that I'm grateful to have taken part in and I'd like to thank Mr Ryan for all his efforts in organising our place in the competition.

- Matthew Connaughton