TCS - What's happening

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 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


Science for Schools 2015

Move over Steven Spielberg - there's a new director in town!

Four of our first year students have been working hard this term putting together their short film entry for this years Science For Schools Competition hosted by UCD.

Using stop motion animation techniques the students depict the development of humans from single celled organisms into the people we are today!

The film, entitled "The Evolution of Us" also highlights the fact that Humans and Bats are related. They are both mammals with a common ancestor and have developed the same bones in their wings and arms.

UCD will be contacting the 5 short listed teams this month with the winners to be announced in May. We wish them the best of luck and will certainly be watching this space!

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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.


Science for School 2015 update

Breaking news!

The TCS video 'The Evolution of Us' has been shortlisted!

The winner of the Bat Lab Science for Schools Video Competition will be announced during the awards ceremony in May.

The students on the production team along with their teachers will be invited to the Bat Lab Science for Schools Video Competition awards ceremony on 21st of May 2015 (5.30 pm) at UCD.

All the shortlisted videos will be screened and then the winner will be announced! This will be followed by a short tour of Bat Lab and snacks and refreshments.

Congrats to all involved.



Paired-reading programme kicks off


Congratulations to the students of 3 Shannon who began their Paired Reading Programme with Mr Keniron's class in Scoil Aonghasa on 3rd March 2015.


The students from TCS were made very welcome by the students in the Senior Infant class and will continue the programme for another three weeks.