TCS - What's happening

Drop everything and read

DEAR Dec2017As 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


 

Girls Rugby Camp

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.


 

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.


 

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. 


 

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

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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.