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WATCH: Caherleaheen NS Junior Infants Talk About Their Schooldays So Far

WATCH: Caherleaheen NS Junior Infants Talk About Their Schooldays So Far

October 11, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

WELL here’s a good way to publicise your upcoming school open week…get the kids to do it! The Junior Infants at Caherleaheen NS have only been in school about six weeks so they’re still new to all this uniform and education business. Well a parent of one of the pupils, […]

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Students, Teachers, of Presentation Secondary School Tralee Con O'Connor (Pieta House) and David Moran(Kerry Footballer) who were invited to raise the Amber Flag in conjunction with Mental Health Week on Thursday. Photo Joe Hanley

Presentation Secondary School Presented With Amber Flag

October 11, 2019 at 8:52 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Secondary School’s gym was packed on Thursday afternoon as the school accepted the Amber Flag from Pieta House. Joining staff and the student body in the gym were representatives from Pieta House and Jigsaw Kerry as well as Kerry footballer David Moran. The Pieta House Amber Flag initiative recognises […]

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Tralee Schools Urged To Enter AIB Build A Bank Challenge

Tralee Schools Urged To Enter AIB Build A Bank Challenge

October 10, 2019 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

TRALEE and Kerry students are encouraged to enter this year’s AIB Build A Bank Challenge. Kerry has enjoyed strong representation in recent years, with Presentation Tralee doing especially well winning the overall award two years ago. There’s €5,000 up for grabs as over 100 schools from across Ireland are expected to […]

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Billy Ryle: The Next Steps After Receiving Junior Cert Results

Billy Ryle: The Next Steps After Receiving Junior Cert Results

October 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Career Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says students are entitled to celebrate their Junior Cert results, but they also have some decisions to make about their Leaving Cert choices… After an interminable three-week delay, Junior Cert exam results were finally issued by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) on Friday morning to […]

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Sponsored: Open Evening To Showcase The Inclusive, Student-Centred Spirit At Coláiste Gleann Lí

Sponsored: Open Evening To Showcase The Inclusive, Student-Centred Spirit At Coláiste Gleann Lí

October 3, 2019 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí post-primary school, on the Clash road, is holding its annual Open Evening on Thursday, October 10 from 5pm to 8pm. The event is open to 5th and 6th class students in local primary schools and their Parents/Guardians. The school promises to be a hive of activity for […]

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Students enjoying the Pilates workshop as part of the ‘Health & Wellbeing’ Day.

PHOTOS: Spa NS Hosts ‘Wonderful Well Being Day’

September 21, 2019 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

SPA National School was the place to be last Friday as the students and staff hosted a ‘Wonderful Well Being Day’ in the school to highlight the importance of developing healthy lifestyle habits for all ages. The theme for the day was ‘Health is Wealth!’ and the whole event was […]

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Pres Girls Present Trees To Tobar Naofa Residents

September 19, 2019 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School students are known for their generosity and sense of community, so it was no surprise to see them start off the school year with more of the same. On Tuesday, students paid a visit to their neighbours in nearby Tobar Naofa on Tuesday to present trees that […]

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Andrea with some of the cast from the film " A Little Help" 
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Saoirse Hanlon. Sarah Mia Garcia Leen, Shannon Drury (Director), Andrea Lynch (Best Actress Winner) + The Doll from the film

Ballyheigue Girl Wins Acting Award At Georgian Film Festival

September 17, 2019 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A PUPIL from a school in Ballyheigue has won an award for acting at a film festival in Georgia. Andrea Lynch won the Best Female Actress in the Tbilisi International Children and Youth Film Festival “Oqros Pepela” (“Golden Butterfly”) in Georgia for her role the short film ‘A Little Help’ made by her schoolmates in St. Joseph’s N.S. Bouleenshere. […]

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Olivia Dineen with members of the Kerry camogie team and the Kerry U14 team at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Camogie Teams Receive Wonderful Welcome At Mercy Mounthawk

September 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

TEACHER Olivia Dineen had some special guests at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday, when her teammates from the All-Ireland Junior winning Kerry Camogie team paid a visit. The first year students gathered in the Centenary Hall to welcome the ladies as well as members of the Kerry Under 14 side who […]

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Catherine Sugrue (centre with husband Joe, son Joseph, daughter Emma and son-in-law Brendan Poff at her retirement party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Retirement Party For Catherine After Decades Teaching In Balloonagh

September 17, 2019 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night of celebration and reflection as a much-loved teacher was joined by family and work colleagues at her retirement party. Taking place in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night, Catherine Sugrue was saying farewell to teaching after 37 years in Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh. Originally from Lohercannan, now […]

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Junior Infants at Caherleaheen NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Arrivals Settling In At Caherleaheen And Spa NS

August 31, 2019 at 10:43 am 1 comment

FRIDAY was Kerry jersey day around the county and uniforms were replaced with green and gold attire in schools around the county. This was the case when we called to Caherleaheen and Spa national schools to photograph the new junior infants. Teacher Adrienne Heaslip said the children were settling in […]

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Sinead Horgan, Rachel O'Sullivan, Shauna Higgins and Sinead Moriarty (all Childcare) at the Kerry College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony on Friday at the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Kerry College Of Further Education Graduation

August 31, 2019 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were hundreds of people at the Brandon Hotel on Friday afternoon to celebrate the.achievement and personal success of students from the Kerry College of Further Education. Their annual graduation ceremony is a highlight in the college calendar with the students families and KCFE staff also in attendance to the […]

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Principal of Scoil Eoin Balloonagh, Kieran O'Toole and retiring Deputy Principal Rene O'Connell at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rena Says Farewell After A Lifetime At Scoil Eoin

August 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

SHE’S pretty much been there since she was four years old, but it was time for Rena O’Connell to say goodbye to Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh on Thursday. As the junior infants were beginning their educational journey, the deputy principal was ending her time teaching after 39 years. Originally from […]

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Junior Infants at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on their first day at school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Céad Míle Fáilte For Juniors Infants At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

August 30, 2019 at 8:54 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was the usual first day at school hustle and bustle at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Thursday as junior infants made up two new classes at the school. Teachers Ms Ní Dhongaile and Ms Ní Ghearáin did a fine job of making the children feel at home on what was […]

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Junior Infants at St Brendan's NS in Blennerville on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville And Tralee Educate Together Schools Welcome New Arrivals

August 30, 2019 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was an emotional one all over town for parents of children starting school. The scenes were repeated in each school as parents left off the little ones to begin their educational journey. At St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, there were 27 boys and girls getting used to their new […]

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Teacher Aileen Griffin (back right) and Peggy Sweeney with Junior Infants at Scoil Eoin on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Day At School For Holy Family And Scoil Eoin Junior Infants

August 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL that wasn’t long coming around! The late Rose of Tralee Festival meant that back to school time was on top of parents and children all of a sudden this year. For parents whose child was going to school for the first time, it was a special Thursday morning dressing […]

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Kerry Primary Schools Invited To Take Part In Blue Star Programme

Kerry Primary Schools Invited To Take Part In Blue Star Programme

August 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

PRIMARY school pupils in Kerry are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme, coordinated by European Movement Ireland. Since the first year of the Programme in 2011-2012, Kerry has had 45 primary schools participate, of the 1,000+ schools that […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry’s Students Excelled But The Cost Of Going To Third Level Looms

Billy Ryle: Kerry’s Students Excelled But The Cost Of Going To Third Level Looms

August 16, 2019 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle looks at the CAO Round One of college offers and how the cost of going to third level in Dublin can be restrictive for Kerry applicants.. The insensitive and ill-timed bluster from Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor to college students to use their Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant […]

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Cara Credit Union Awards To Help Third Level Students

Cara Credit Union Awards To Help Third Level Students

August 14, 2019 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re heading to college this autumn, would €1,500 help finance your studies? If the answer is yes, then check out Cara Credit Union’s Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards. Cara Credit Union’s Education Awards are open to undergraduates in a full-time course of at least 2 years’ duration and […]

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Emily Pierse, Kate Murphy and Gillian O'Toole with their Leaving Cert results at Brookfield College on Tuesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Wait Is Over As Students Collect Leaving Cert Results

August 14, 2019 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

IT was that time of the year again. There were many tears of joy and, inevitably, a few of disappointment too, as hundreds of students collected their leaving certificate results on Tuesday morning at Tralee schools. While the results were available online from 10am, many decided to come into their […]

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New College Of Further Education And Training Announced For Kerry

New College Of Further Education And Training Announced For Kerry

July 29, 2019 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

IT has been announced that from September 1, 2019,  further education and training provision in Kerry will be offered by one fully integrated college. Kerry College of Further Education and Training will be the new name for KCFE, North Kerry College and the Kerry ETB Training Centre. Kerry College of […]

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Cllr. Jim Finucane, An Cathaoirleach of Kerry ETB  and Professor John O’Halloran, Deputy President and Registrar of University College Cork, exchange contracts after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding contract that will see both institutions working together to enhance opportunities for and engagement in outdoor education and training at Cappanalea, The National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training (NCOET), which is based at Oulagh West, Caragh Lake, Killorglin, Co. Kerry. The Centre, with accommodation for 50 people is located on 57 acres on the side of Caragh Lake, with access to 120 more acres of wilderness and the wider beautiful countryside around the Centre, including the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Killarney National Park. Also in photo are back from left, Ms. Maria Brennan, Director of Organisation, Support & Development, Kerry ETB, Colm McEvoy, Chief Executive of Kerry ETB, Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Seán Ó Suilleabháin, Chairperson of Board of NCOET and Donal Dowd, Director, Cappanalea NCOET.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

Kerry ETB And UCC Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

July 23, 2019 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) and University College Cork (UCC) signed an agreement that will see both institutions working together to enhance opportunities for and engagement in outdoor education and training at Cappanalea, The National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training (NCOET), which is based at Oulagh West, […]

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The Derryquay NS sixth class pupils Thomas Sheehy, Saoirse Mehigan and Diarmuid Waugh (missing is Ryan Houlihan) with retiring principal Siobhan Uí Dhonaill and teacher Bríd Nic Gearailt. Photo by Dermot Crean

Siobhan Says Goodbye To Pupils, Staff And Parents At Derryquay NS

June 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

THERE were a few tears shed and lots of ice-cream eaten at Derryquay NS on Wednesday as the school said farewell to their principal and the graduating sixth class pupils. Siobhan Uí Dhonaill from Tralee has been principal of the school since 2013 and quickly became endeared to the school […]

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Sixth class girls at their graduation at Blennerville NS on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Blennerville’s Sixth Class Pupils

June 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S clear that sixth class pupils will leave with priceless memories of their time at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, after a graduation ceremony was held at the school on Tuesday evening. After a blessing from Fr Francis Nolan and some words from Principal Robbie O’Connell, the pupils showed short […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Is Approaching

June 26, 2019 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Third level college applicants have until Monday, 1st July to submit a CAO ‘Change of Mind’. Billy Ryle looks at what this entails for students… CHANGE OF MIND With the State Exams concluding, the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there […]

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Pupils at St Brendan's NS Blennerville  with Principal Robbie O'Connell, teacher Edel O'Sullivan and Anne Culloty, Health Promotion Officer at HSE with the flag at the school on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Funky Footwear And Flag Flying Fun At Blennerville School

June 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE countdown to the summer holidays is on for Tralee primary schools and in Blennerville they’re keeping themselves busy with activities in the final week. Tuesday morning saw Anne Culloty, Health Promotion Officer with the HSE, arrive at the school to deliver the Health Promoting Schools Flag. “There were projects […]

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St John’s Parochial School Presented With €500 By Lee Strand

St John’s Parochial School Presented With €500 By Lee Strand

June 24, 2019 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand visited St John’s Parochial School in Tralee to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation, Patricia Fitzell, Deputy Principal stated; “We are delighted to win €500 in the Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. Thank you very much for this great […]

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Pupils enjoying the Sports Day/Ice Cream day at Spa NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sports Day And Ice-Cream Fun At Spa NS

June 22, 2019 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

SPA NS hosted their annual sports day and Ice Cream Party on Friday and the day ran like clockwork with children enjoying a wide variety of fun and games in the splendid sunshine. In the afternoon, the Parents Association hosted an Ice Cream Party where everyone go to sample some […]

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Irish Olympian Fiona Doyle with Aisling O'Connell and teacher Catherine Sharpe at CBS Primary on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Primary School Welcomes Olympic Swimmer During Busy Week

June 21, 2019 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT’S been a very busy week at CBS Primary School as they celebrated receiving their Health Promoting Schools flag and welcomed an Irish Olympian. On Wednesday, the celebrations began with a rooftop exercise class lead by teacher (and Irish Rugby captain) Ciara Griffin. The Health Promoting Committee collected the […]

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The Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Sixth Class pupils with teachers Deaglán Ó Cúill and Colm Ó hAiniféin, Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir, Deputy Principal Liam Ó Chonchubhair and Fr Francis Nolan at their graduation on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sixth Class Pupils Say Farewell To Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

June 20, 2019 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

EIGHT years of primary school comes to an end for 49 pupils in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn this Friday, so emotions were high at a special graduation ceremony last night. Parents and staff gathered in the school hall for a Mass celebrated by Fr Francis Nolan and the pupils also received […]

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