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Paired Reading Initiative 2017

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JCSP Paired Reading Initiative 1 Beech and TY1

Congratulations to the students of 1 Beech and TY1 who are currently taking part in the Paired Reading initiative. Paired reading is a short-team reading intervention. Student reading is supported by a tutor for six weeks. A Paired Reading Initiative can work where JCSP students act as tutors to a primary school class, or senior cycle students are reading tutors for a JCSP class students. The group had a celebration on Wednesday October 27th. The TY students received a Tutor Certificate. The students in 3 Beech will be taking part in a Paired Reading initiative with a class in Scoil Aonghusa after the mid-term break. Pics


 

3 Larch at GPO & DSPCA

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3 Larch DSPCA visit and visit to the GPO.

On Friday October 6th the students of 3 Larch visited the DSPCA centre in Rathfarnham as part of their CSPE Action project. During the trip they were given a talk by Lisa, one of the volunteers who works there. She explained the different types of work the centre does and she answered some of the questions we had. We visited the section where the dogs who are available for adoption were housed. We were very lucky to meet Sunshine, a dog who along with her ten pups was rescued in the summer.  We also met two of her pups who are yet to be adopted - we were allowed hold the pups and they really loved the attention.

Lisa also pointed out that we can volunteer in the centre when we are 16 years of age and could do our TY work experience there too.

After that we went into town to visit the Witness History Exhibition at the GPO office. Here we saw an exhibition of memorabilia from the Rising and we were given a tour by the tour guide, Amy. Pics


 

Information Evening 1st Year Parents/Students

An information evening for 1st year students and parents takes place on Monday evening at 7.00 pm in the school hall. This is an important meeting as part of the settling-in process for first year students, and parents/guardians are urged to attend. 


 

Incoming First Years 2018-19

Confirmation of enrolments will be posted the week beginning 06 November.

Assessments for incoming 1st years will take place on Wed 15 November.


 

Gaisce Awards 2017

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages students to find their passion, get active and make a difference in their community! Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. The programme in TCS is run by Ms Mulhall and last week Femi, Anthony, Darren, and Melanie received their Gaisce Bronze Medal awards. Well done!


 

Senior Girls GAA 2017

Senior Girls GAA

Well done to our senior girls Gaelic football team who beat KCS this week with their best performance to date! The sun was shining as the girls displayed some quality football. They have been battling hard all season and have sometimes been unlucky not to get the win. However, there’s no doubt that they deserved this win in their final match. There were some excellent performances all over the pitch from Nicola Douch, Lauren Young, Lanuta Covaciu, Caitlin and Caoimhe O’ Connor. A special mention to Jade Lawlor in the forward line who scored 5-4. It was a superb performance all round and a great way to finish off the senior season. Well done girls!


 

TCS make historic link to International Space Station

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TCS became the first Irish school to make radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday last, 19 Oct, 2017. The day was the culmination of two years of preparation.  On Thursday morning the excitement in the school was palpable.  Having lost two days to Ophelia, the pressure was on to get everything set up on Wednesday so that the event could go ahead as planned on Thursday, when the contact was scheduled for 13:48.  The window of opportunity only lasts for up to 12 minutes as the orbiting ISS passe over western Europe at the rate of 27,600 kilometres per hour. If the radio link fails within that timeframe – there is no second chance!

Led by Daniel Cussen, ARISS Radio Technical Co-ordinator, the team of volunteers from IRTS set up a temporary amateur radio station on the school grounds which included an antenna, and the two-way radio system to enable communication exchanges between TCS and the ISS.  All through Wednesday, the team worked alongside the staff and students to ensure that everything was connected, and that everyone was ready.