International Language Week took place this week at TCS with activities celebrating the three languages offered, Spanish, French and German. Representing Spanish culture, TY students learned to salsa in the music room while 5th year students visited the Irish Film Institute to watch the Spanish film El Jugador de Ajedrez. Students also met with the Education Advisor in the Spanish Embassy and were delighted to practice their Spanish speaking with him. LCA6 students enjoyed a culinary Spanish experience when they sampled some typical Spanish food including tortilla, jamon serrano and chorizo. Second Year students took on a German challenge when they watched a German language film. Pics
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Tallaght Community School participated in a Girls Rugby blitz on Tuesday the 16th Oct in St. Mary’s College RFC. TCS U15 team played Tag Rugby while the TCS U18 team played contact rugby. The TCS U15 team also took part in a Tackle Smart Session led by Leinster Rugby Staff. Both teams enjoyed being involved and were proud to have had an opportunity to wear their new jerseys kindly sponsored by Frank Keane Motors, Naas Road. We would like to thank Frank Keane Motors for their continued support.
The annual Coffee Morning for the Parents/Guardians of our 1st Years takes place next Tuesday 16th October from 9:30-10:30 am. All welcome.
Friendship Week took place last week, 1st to the 5th of October. The weeks events and activities follow on from last year's hugely successful Friendship Week. Students benefited from a range of activities as TCS continues to strive for a comprehensive wellbeing programme for all students, both inside and out of the classroom environment.
A Friendship Committee was established which called to classes throughout the week and coordinated events such as the Friendship Quiz, Walk and Talk in Tymon Park and a film screening of The Bullying Project. Other activities were undertaken in SPHE class where First Year classes all received the same lesson on Friendship during Friendship week. Second and Third year classes wrote a letter to the year below them giving them advice and words of wisdom on their own experiences since they were their age. Pics
On the 10th of October, thirty eight 3rd year students, along with their teachers, travelled to Coláiste Uisce in Mayo to spend two days in the Gaeltacht. While there, the students had the opportunity to practise for their Junior Cert Irish Oral, speaking Irish while enjoying some water sports. They had the opportunity to try out body boarding, pier jumping, raft-building and team games 'as Gaeilge'. As well as two action packed days on the water, the evening meant an opportunity to practise our céilí skills. Bhain gach duine an taitneamh as!! Pics TCS in Colaiste Uisce 2018 video
Tallaght Community School 1 Colaiste Pobail Setanta 0; Brandon Ivy’s penalty provides victory to TCS
Tallaght Community School Under 15s soccer team had a challenging at home decider on Thursday 11th of October against an athletic Colaiste Pobail Setanta who had made the journey from Clonee. In an end to end game, it was TCS who claimed the victory which came from a perfectly executed Brandon Iveagh penalty. It’s onwards for the TCS boys as they progress confidently in the FAI Schools Minor Cup.
On Tuesday October 2nd, LCA6 were hosted at the offices of the Tallaght Echo as part of their English and Communications course. The class were introduced to journalists, subeditors and picture editors as they toured the newsroom and investigated how their local paper delivers the news every week. The students themselves even became the news when the Echo photographer took photos for this weeks issue out now!