TCS - What's happening

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!


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.


TCS in German Debating

TCS host Mount Anville


Following unexpected school closures due to Ophelia, there wasn't much time to prepare for the TYs German debate team who hosted Mount Anville in the school on Wednesday, 18 Oct.  Congratulations to the Mount Anville team on sealing the victory. TCS vow to bounce back. Pics


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

  Paolo Nespoli ISS

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.

German students at IFI

German class

TY and 5th Year German Trip

On Thursday the 12th of October, 37 students from both Transition Year and 5th Year German classes went to the city centre via school bus to the IFI (Irish Film Institute) to see a new movie from Germany which is called “Goodbye Berlin”, a movie about two boys who embark on a journey over the summer holidays in a stolen Lada Niva vehicle. The movie began at roughly 10:30. Many schools had gathered to see the movie. Overall, all students thought the movie was great but many had opinions about the ending, some liked it and some didn't.

Next the students split up for a 30 minute lunch break to relax after the movie. Once lunch was over, everyone gathered and all began their way down to the National Gallery to view exhibits made by famous German artists such as Käthe Kollwitz and Gabriele Münter, the students were split into two groups and were both given a guide who took us on a tour of the entire gallery. They showed us the many different famous paintings of German artist from the times of before World War 1 until World War 2. The students enjoyed the overall visit. We finished the tour by taking a few group pictures. Then all students made their own way home. Pics

- Eimantas Adzgauskas, TY