As part of Tallaght Community School Active and Wellbeing Week 22/01/18 - 26/01/18, Transitions Years are undertaking a campaign to highlight activity and promote wellbeing. TCSActive will include blogs from both staff and students who want to share a caption of their already active lives. We aim for our blog to be a hub of motivation for those looking for a new active adventure, an activity to suit their interest or for current couch potatoes who strive to have a more active daily live.
TCS - What's happening
Congratulations to student Daffyd Flynn who stars in Frank Berry’s new movie, Michael Inside due for release in 2018. The Irish Examiner feature is available here.
Dafhyd's star still rising...he's been nominated for an IFTA award.
2018 IFTA nominations are announced - http://www.newstalk.com/2018-IFTA-nominations-are-announced
Under-14 Boys' Team
After winning the championship in this competition last year the U-14 Boys team have started their defence of their title. The team is represented by mostly 1st and 2nd year boys who have played two matches to date in their group. They narrowly lost out to Firhouse in the first match losing on a score line of 3-8 to 1-10. On a cold wintery day in Firhouse the lads were level at half time and could have been was it not for some great saves from the Firhouse keeper. The conditions turned in Favour of Firhouse and unfortunately the pulled away in the last five minutes. Some outstanding performances that day included Jake Fallon, Luke Burke, Arron Kelly O’Connor and Angelo and Miguel Ferreira.
On Thursday 07th of December the team took on local rivals Kevin’s CC in a wet and windy Tymon Park. The lads needed to win this game in order to be able to progress out of the group stages. In difficult conditions the lads showed great courage, heart and commitment to get the victory. The lads won out comfortable in the end on a score line of 6:8 to 2:2. Super Subs Sleman Razi and Sam McNicholas contributed 2:1 each in the second half to get the team over the winning line. Super performances from Jack Mcgovern in midfield, Darragh Doyle, Cian Doran and Sean Byrne were solid in defence and Stephane Loughlin in the forwards showed his skill.
Best of Luck to the lads in the next round.
The TCS girls Rugby Team got an amazing opportunity to be trained by Aurélie Lemouzy Development Programmes Manager from World Rugby who is embarking on a new journey as Legacy Officer for the Olympics. They were also joined by Ireland’s very own Marie Louise Reilly aka “Maz” Reilly who has been playing in the second-row for Ireland for several years and competed in three Rugby World Cup Tournaments.
Maz and Aurélie mentored the students and shared their sporting expertise while also encouraging player development pathways. By day Maz works as a sports development officer with Dublin City Council and has offered the students future opportunities to develop their sporting interests.
The girls embraced the icy cold morning to put on an excellent performance and showcase their talents, skill and commitment to the sport.
Today was an excellent day to appreciate the opportunities for females in sport and highlight positive role models such as Maz and Aurélie.
Team: Dionne Kinsella, Chloe Warren, Lauren Kenny, Caithlin Douch Staunton, Nicole Staunton, Orlaigh Keating, Caoimhe O Connor, Holly Lynch, Chloe Conroy, Precious Adeloye, Oyinkansola Adeyemi, Lenuta Covaciu, Abbie Keeley, Sophie Warren, Katie Brock, Shauna Dillon Tara Farrell.
The Board of Management Commendation Awards for the term were presented in December (2017) across all year groups. Congratulations to all the recipients and keep on striving for the next set of awards in the second term. Below are our 1st year awards winners.
As part of our literacy programme we had DEAR time again on Wednesday 6th of December where all non-exam classes dropped everything and read for half an hour. All 1st and 2nd years had school library visits and now have a book in their bag. We would ask parents to encourage their child to continue to read. Teachers also play their part by displaying their "I'm Reading" posters. Pics
Please note that the school will be closed on Monday 04 December, 2017, to facilitate a JCT Cluster Day. These are training days for staff in relation to the Junior Cycle curriculum reform, and are organised by the Department of Education and Skills.