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Interfaith Week 2017

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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


 

Green Schools Table Quiz 2017

This year the Green Schools Committee is working on promoting Travel and Transport, in an attempt to obtain The Travel and Transport Flag.  To endorse this initiative, our committee held an action day on Thursday 16th March, where 1st year students took part in a table quiz, which focused on general knowledge with an emphasis on travel and transport. A great day was had by all students and well done to the winning team. Pics


 

Make a Book 2017

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On Wednesday the 8th of March 2017, the 1 Beech class got to go to the annual ‘Make A Book’ competition.  This year the competition was held in City West hotel in Dublin.

The students along with Ms Farrelly and SNA Mick O’Toole left the school after roll call and got a bus to the venue. Once the students arrive at the hotel they set up their project for display.

The students have spent the past seven weeks working on their project.  This year’s theme was mindfulness.  Each student designed a tree and a personal silhouette. Each silhouette contained positive mental messages. The group made a short presentation and had an opportunity to answer question about their work asked by the audience.  In return the students got to see the work other schools did and to ask question also.

Several other schools from around the country also exhibited their work at this competition.    

“We got the chance to go visit the exhibits and students came to see our work.  One of the highlights was Gary from Cork a rapper who performed for the group.  He got the students involved and turned them into rappers, it was very funny.  The next highlight was the lunch of sandwiches and cocktail sausages tea and juice. We spend a very enjoyable three hours at this event, then got the bus back to school. We would like to thank all the teachers and Mick for a great experience”.  Pics

- The Students of 1 Beech. 


 

Boys Basketball Update

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Second Year Boys Basketball (Wednesday 09-03-2017)

The second year boys played host to St. Joseph’s Fairview for the Quarter Final of the Plate. The lads started off extremely slow and took a while to settle. Joey’s put up a few long-range shots, which was a huge confidence knock for the lads. After a very poor quarter from TCS, Joey’s lead 3-7.

 The second quarter saw 5 sets of fresh legs and the hope of a more confident performance. Some Trojan defending from Hamzat and John Duffy lead to several turnovers from Joey’s. Zach Heffernan was quick to scoop up any loose ball and ran the court well alongside Hamzat. The lads put up several good shots but were extremely unlucky not to convert.

WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 AT TCS

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This year we celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March.

Here at TCS we celebrated reading for pleasure.  Our desire is to develop a love of reading.  Studies show that students who enjoy and feel confident reading are better learners – and not just in English.  Reading gives them a firm grasp on all subjects.

Our activities included:

  • Class visits to the school library
  • All staff “I’m Reading…” displays
  • World Book Day Vouchers for all students
  • Videos of Authors’ interviews shown throughout lunchtime
  • Suggested Reading lists and posters displayed
  • Reading Surveys

And finally, we had Drop Everything And Read (DEAR).  For a full class period we had the whole school, staff and pupils, reading – almost 900 people – and enjoying their books at the same time.  The atmosphere, attention and silence was a pleasure to behold!!!  Pics

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TY Development Education

Dev-EdTransition Year groups took part in a Development Education Workshop in conjunction with GOAL.  Throughout the workshop, students were educated on topical issues, broadening their understanding on conflict and its influence on the development of areas such as Syria. Students found the workshop interactive, engaging and helped them to develop a better understanding of what is happening in our current society on a global scale. According to one student, ‘‘it gave us an insight into what it is like to live in and to experience these type of conditions on a daily basis’’.  Pics


 

PA Coffee Morning

cupTallaght Community School Parents’Association will be hosting a Coffee Morning in aid ofthe Irish Cancer Society on Wednesday 15th March in the school Hall from 9:30 am – 11am   

Your support would be greatly appreciated!