Updates from the Chaplain's office
Updates from the Chaplain's office
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Congratulations to all students who entered the BT Young Scientist competition this year. The organisers received 2,077 projects this of which 550 were selected to go forward to the finals in the RDS in January. The students who will represent TCS in the 2015 BT Young Scientist competition are:
Ashling Whelan, Lauren Powell, Michal Grudzien, Allan Finlay, Jakub Kluza and Sean Nolan. Best of luck in the final.
Congratulations to John McEneaney, class of 2014, who was awarded an entrance scholarship worth a €1,000 to Maynooth University. The scholarship scheme applies to students who have attained 525 points or higher in the Leaving Cert. Well done John, and enjoy the college experience. Pic shows John with his TCS year head Eddie Grimes, at the presentation ceremony held in Maynooth University on 04 November.
Ceol, craic, ceisteanna, comórtais agus , dár ndóigh, damhsa – bhí siad seo go léir againn cúpla seachtain ó shin i rith Lá na Gaeilge. Bhí níos mó ná lá amháin i gceist – Dé Céadaoin bhí Tráth na gCeist ag na daltaí sinsearacha – d’éirigh go h-iontach le buachaillí áirithe ( féach ar na pictiúir) – a chailíní, cad tá ar siúl ??
Bhí sé soiléir ó chomórtais na bPóstaer go bhfuil ealaínteoirí iontacha againn. Ghlac an chéad bliain páirt i gcomórtas a d’éagraigh Ms Murphy – Beach Litrithe. Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí.
Dé hAoine bhí céilí ar siúl sa halla ó mhaidin go tráthnóna. Bronnadh duaiseanna ar ‘Twinkle Toes’ ‘ an Cúpla is Gleoite’ agus, dár ndóigh, ar na daltaí a rinne sár iarracht leis an nGaeilge. Ag an deireadh bhí gach duine tuirseach traochta ach sona sásta.
Bhí comórtas do na múinteoirí a bhain triail as an nGaeilge- Maith thú Ms Gash!
Ba mhaith le Roinn na Gaeilge ‘ Míle Buíochas ‘ a rá le muintir na hIdirbhliana a chabhraigh go mór linn na himeachtaí seo a chur ar siúl. Buíochas speisialta d’Fhear an Tí den scoth – Seán Nolan !
Táimid go léir ag tnúth go mór le Lá na Gaeilge 2015 ach, idir an dá linn, bain taitneamh as na griangrafanna!
Remembering Myles Berkeley
Members of the Berkeley family attended a special event at the school on Friday 07 November when the Memorial Garden at the front of the school was formally dedicated as the Myles Berkeley Memorial Garden. Myles served on the school's Board of Management for 42 years - a lifetime of service to the education of the young people of Tallaght. The ceremony was presided over by the school chaplain, Mr Gueret, and representatives of the BOM, school staff and students were also in attendance.
The garden's sculpture acts as a collective symbol for the six year groups that Myles so selflessly served during his time on the board. The circle presents our shared sense of community that will continue enrich the lives of colleagues, students, parents and their families for many years to come. And the light at the centre symbolises our unending hope in the face of darkness.
Myles’ commitment to a high standard of education was clearly evident in the time and expertise that he so generously gave over the years. He was such an important part of our school community. He encapsulated that spirit of service that helped our school to become a community in which every student, with the support of their families, strives for excellence. Through his association with the school, he was determined to help our school community provide each student with the academic and holistic platform to achieve their very best start in life. Remembering the invaluable contribution of Myles Berkeley to school life helps us to fully realise that we are not only a community of teaching and learning. We are also a community of care and compassion.
Notice for parents of incoming 1st years 2015-16
Assessments will take place on Wed 05 Nov commencing at 9.30 am and will finish at 12.30 pm.