TCS - What's happening

Notice Monday 4th Dec

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. 


TCS Factor 2017

The 2017 TCS Factor Show took place on Thursday 23 November in the School Hall. A great crowd turned out to see and support the 15 acts that performed.

After a wonderful night's entertainment, the winners were declared. Eleanor in 1st year claimed the Junior category; Andrew Johnson, LCA5, won the Senior award, and the overall winner of the 2017 TCS Factor was 6th year student Sinead Douglas. All the performers did themselves proud and won over the audience with the enthusiasm and enjoyment they displayed. Special thanks to the organisers for putting together a marvellous production. Pics


1st Year Boys Soccer 2017

The boys first year soccer team beat Clonkeen College 2-1 in the Leinster Cup recently (Nov). The lads came back from a goal down and eventually won thanks to goals from Eyman Bouderbala and John Paul Olanipekun.


Paired Reading Initiative 2017


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


Ones to watch

Zak Riddell in Transition Year, who represented Ireland recently in the WMO (Kickboxing) world champs and came away with the Gold in the 50kg division. He followed up with a new National ISKA 54kg title.  No surprise that Zak was the Tallaght Echo's October Sports Star of the Month for October. As part of his TY, he is coaching on the SDCC Kick Programme where he shares his expertise and experience with other youngsters. Well done Zak!

Anthony O Connor in 5th year won the Irish dancing Leinster Championships at the weekend. He has now qualified for the World Championship which will take place in Glasgow over Easter. Good luck Anthony!


Lá na Gaeilge 2017


Before midterm our students celebrated the Irish language with events throughout the week. On Wednesday all senior students took part in the annual Tráth na gCeist- the Irish quiz. Meanwhile the juniors enjoyed an in class ‘beach litreach’ or spelling bee. Throughout the week students and staff put in an extra effort to use their cúpla focail as much as possible. The highlight of the week came on Friday ‘Lá na Gaeilge’. Each year group took part in a class céilí. The students learned ‘the siege of Ennis’, ‘the Walls of Limerick’ and everyone’s favourite ‘An dreoilín’. We had prizes throughout the day for the rinceoirí is fearr. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as an lá. Is fearr gaeilge bhriste ná béarla cliste.



3 Larch at GPO & DSPCA


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