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Basketball Roundup 2014-15

TCS Basketball Boys 2014-15Well done to the Tallaght CS second year Boy's Basketball Team who finished second in the Annual Gardai Basketball Tournament held on the 23rd March in the National Basketball Arena. Our team was undefeated until the final game, beating 5 local Tallaght schools to reach the final. 

Well done also to the girl's second year team on reaching the quarter-finals. 

Thanks to Ms. Hegarty, Ms. Mulhall, Ms. Mealey and thanks to Assistant Coaches Jake Dooley LCA 6 and Peter Awe from TY.


HSCL: Notice for Parents

hscllogoHSCL Courses for Parents

All parents/guardians/grandparents of Tallaght Community School are invited to attend the following National Parent’s Council Workshops which have been arranged in conjunction with our local primary schools.

The course will be held in St. Dominic’s National School, Mountain Park, Tallaght.

For further details, please contact Gráinne Duffy HSCL at 4515566.

* Anti Bullying - 21st April 10 am ( 1.5 hours duration)

* Transition to Secondary School- May 12th 10 am till 12 pm

* Whole School Evaluation,- May 19th 10 - 12 pm

* Supporting Parents to help child build Healthy friendships/Relationships - May 26th 10 am - 12.30 pm


Art Field Trip 2015

art tripThe 5th year art students took a trip to Hugh Lane Gallery on 24 March 2015.

It was a lovely day out and they represented the school exceptionally well. The students displayed great enthusiasm in their interaction and engagement with the tour guide.

Art group in front of Oisin Kelly's 'Children of Lir' sculpture in the Garden of Remembrance.


TCS Astronomy Week 2015

Students have really been 'looking up' this term in Tallaght Community School!

Astronomy Week 2015On Friday March 20th the weather may have been drizzling but spirits were not dampened. First year students donned specialist viewing goggles and patiently awaited a break in the clouds to view the 80% solar eclipse that was to darken the skies.

The eclipse came at the end of Astronomy Week in the school. During this week, students learned about the wonders of our Solar System and investigated the mysteries of the Universe using different computer programs and research tools. All this Space work has been awaking the students' inner astronauts and turning them all into inspiring astronomers.

TY students are currently in the process of making a massive solar system. When completed, it will span the length of the school with the biggest planet (Jupiter) almost 1m in diameter.

The corridors of the school are now laden with posters, project work and "Did You Know? Facts" on the Solar System, Space and the Solar Eclipse, reminding all students that at Tallaght Community School the sky is really the limit!

Pics here

Check out more about the universe on BBC's Stargazing series on TV.


Make a Book 2014-15

mab2015-1Well done to the students in 1 Shannon whose project for the Make a Book Exhibition was displayed in the Civic Offices from March 11th to the 13th.The title of the book is ‘The Salmon of Knowledge and it incorporates many different types of artistic talent. The students traced letters, used wax resist techniques and coloured Celtic designs. They included paint bubbles and included a keyword booklet.

On Thursday March 12th 2015, 1 Shannon visited the City Hall to see their book called ‘The Salmon of Knowledge’. When   we arrived at the City Hall we met Jerry McCarthy from the PDST office who welcomed us explained what we had to do. We also met Denise O’Flanagan who was at our Christmas celebration.

TCS Green Schools 2014-15

This year in TCS we are focusing on water usage and conservation. On Monday the 13th of April we will be celebrating World Water Day and here are a few tips on how to be H2o savvy!

1. Taking a shower for 5 minutes will use 35 litres of water and a bath will use 80 litres!

2. Make sure the dishwasher is full before it is switched on. It uses 20 litres of water.

3. The biggest change we can all make is to make sure to turn the tap off as we wash our teeth and hands! Remember that if you leave the tap running it will use 6 litres of water per minute; this can be reduced to 1 litre per minute if we turn the tap off!


Swm Gala 2015

TCS swim 2015The TCS swim team had a very enjoyable and successful day at the Community & Comprehensive Schools Swimming Gala held at Coolmine Community School on Friday March 13th.Everyone who participated did the school proud and we had quite a number of medal winners.

  • Adam Nolan came 1st in the first year boys front crawl, while Mathew Toolan came 3rd in the same race.
  • Sultan Albogach came 3rd in the first year boys back crawl.
  • The First Year boys relay team came 2nd in their race.
  • Daniel Butler came 3rd in the second year boys back crawl.
  • James Quinn was 1st in the senior boys front crawl.
  • Sean Purcell was 3rd in the senior boys back crawl.
  • The senior boys relay team; Evan Coughlan, James Quinn, Sean Purcell and Anthony Hopper,came 1st in their race.

Pics here