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New SOLAS Strategy To Benefit Further Education And Training in Kerry

New SOLAS Strategy To Benefit Further Education And Training in Kerry

July 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW strategy aims to expand the role of Further Education and Training in Kerry and all across Ireland. That’s according to Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority, who was speaking at the launch of a new five-year strategy for FET. The strategy, ‘Future FET: […]

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The Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Class of 2020 at their graduation  evening at the school on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Farewell To Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn For Sixth Class Graduates

July 10, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE sixth class pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn had been together eight years, so it was only fitting that they met up one last time before post-primary beckons in September. The school organised a special ceremony at the school on Thursday, adhering to social distancing guidelines, which saw Fr Francis […]

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Principal of Caherleaheen NS Mary Connolly and teaching staff with some of the sixth class pupils at their graduation on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Graduation Day With A Difference At Caherleaheen NS

June 26, 2020 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

IT had to be marked. The last few months have been traumatic for many and with schools closing and social distancing restrictions in place, children have been having a hard time. It’s been especially tough on sixth class pupils who were together with their classmates in March for the last […]

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Students From Tralee Schools Excel In National Journalism Competition

Students From Tralee Schools Excel In National Journalism Competition

May 26, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Tralee schools were among the winners of a national journalism and writing competition. The result of ‘Press Pass’ run by NewsBrands Ireland were announced yesterday and Caylin Murray, Mercy Secondary School was deemed winner of the ‘Opinion’ category, while Cian Ó Grifín of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí was second in the ‘Photojournalism’ […]

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Some of the cast of 'Hairspray' at rehearsals in Mercy Mounthawk last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Production Nominated For Six Awards

May 18, 2020 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk has received six nominations in the Stagewise inaugural School Musical Awards competition. Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School staged their musical ‘Hairspray’ in January, in Siamsa Tíre. The show was a resounding success with a full house for all five performances. This year the school entered a new School Musical […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Should Activate A Study Plan Immediately

Billy Ryle: Students Should Activate A Study Plan Immediately

March 18, 2020 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

As calls are made to postpone the Leaving Cert exams until the autumn, Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle says working at home presents new challenges but students have the resources to meet them headlong… In normal times, young people look forward to school holidays so that they can enjoy the freedom […]

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Cast members performing 'Big Maggie' on Wednesday last. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

PHOTOS: Before The Curtain Came Down, ‘Big Maggie’ Had Its Premiere In CBS

March 18, 2020 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

A LOT has changed in a week. Last Wednesday evening, CBS The Green presented the John B. Keane play “Big Maggie” at the school in front of a packed audience. While two more shows were planned, the curtain came down on them with the measures introduced last Thursday by the […]

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CBS The Green students in rehearsals for 'Big Maggie'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget ‘Big Maggie’ At CBS The Green This Week

March 11, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Transition Years of CBS The Green will stage their dramatic production of John B. Keane’s ‘Big Maggie’ tonight, Thursday and Friday night at the school. The cast have been rehearsing for months now and all that hard work will come to fruition in a top quality production which is […]

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The CBS team off to the National Cross Country Championships on Saturday. In front; Sean Óg Brosnan, Maurice Lenihan, David Lucid, Eoin O'Flaherty and Hugh Lenihan. Back from left; coaches Damien McLoughlin, John O'Mahony and Helen Kelliher with Ryan Houlihan, Keelin Best, Liam Óg O'Connor and Jack O'Donogue with coach Marisa O'Callaghan. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Boys All Set For All-Ireland Cross Country Championships

March 6, 2020 at 8:21 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green athletes taking part in the All Ireland Cross Country Championships this weekend in Santry. The school’s minor boys’ team consisting of Maurice Lenihan, Sean Og Brosnan, Eoin O’Flaherty, Keelan Best, Hugh Lenihan, David Lucid, Ryan Houlihan and Liam Og O’Connor recently won gold in the Munster team […]

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The winning team from Mercy Mounthawk, Aideen Lynch, Grainne  Leahy, Caoilinn O'Brien and Róisín Reidy at the History Teachers Association Of Ireland Kerry table quiz at Presentation Secondary School on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Hosts Teams From All Over Kerry For Schools History Quiz

March 5, 2020 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS from all over Kerry sent over 20 teams to Presentation Secondary School Tralee on Tuesday night, for the History Teachers Association Of Ireland Kerry Schools Quiz. Sean Lyons was the quizmaster on the evening where Junior Cycle students tested their extensive knowledge of the past against each other. Tralee […]

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CBS The Green students in rehearsals for 'Big Maggie'. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS The Green Students To Take On ‘Big Maggie’

March 4, 2020 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Transition Years of CBS The Green are busy preparing for their upcoming dramatic production of John B. Keane’s Big Maggie which takes place over three days next week. “This is our third John B.Keane production in six shows over the past five years,” said teacher Ellen McGillycuddy. “Drama has […]

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Students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí go orange for Cycle Against Suicide.

PHOTOS: Going Orange For Cycle Against Suicide At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí

March 1, 2020 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the Status Orange weather warning issued for the weekend, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students were aptly dressed on Friday. However, it wasn’t Jorge-related. It was to do with a special event for Cycle Against Suicide. All the students were asked to wear an item of orange clothing, in order to complete another […]

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Students from Presentation Secondary Castleisland and St Patrick's Secondary School Castleisland presented a cheque for €150 to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry services on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Secondary School Students Raise Funds For Enable Ireland Kerry

March 1, 2020 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from two schools in Castleisland paid a visit to Enable Ireland Kerry children’s services in Oakview Village on Friday to learn more about living with disability and to present a cheque. Presentation Secondary Castleisland and St Patrick’s Secondary School Castleisland are in partnership for the TY programme and the […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

Sponsored: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn To Host Open Day On Wednesday

February 29, 2020 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you are considering an all-Irish education for your child or just curious about life in a Gaelscoil, Tralee’s only all-Irish Primary school extends a Céad Míle fáilte to you all to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn at Killeen Road, Tralee, this Wednesday March 4 at 11am and again at 6.30pm. An […]

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Moyderwell Pupils To Play It Cool In School To Raise Climate Change Awareness

February 28, 2020 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Mercy’s first class children are challenging the people of Kerry to join them in helping to tackle climate change through their April Cool’s Day initiative – and they’ve even written to Kerry TD Danny Healy Rae to get in on the act. The Tralee students have been working on […]

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Mercy Moyderwell teachers  in Iceland last week.

Moyderwell Mercy Teachers Observe Icelandic Education System

February 27, 2020 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week during midterm, teachers from Moyderwell Mercy School travelled to Kopaqvaguar in Iceland to observe the Icelandic Education system and to find ways to benefit their own school in Tralee. As part of the Erasmus programme, the teachers spent five days in Horduvallaskoli School where they gained first-hand experience […]

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Captain Sean Quilter, speaking at the Tralee CBS homecoming on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Munster Champs Tralee CBS Fêted At School Homecoming

February 25, 2020 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’RE not finished yet! That was the message from Tralee CBS football team coach Tim McMahon, as the Corn Uí Mhúirí champions were welcomed back to the school after victory over St Brendan’s Killarney on Saturday. The entire student body gathered in the school gym on Monday afternoon to give […]

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WATCH/REPORT: Hayes Hat-Trick Helps Tralee CBS To First Corn Uí Mhúirí In 13 Years

WATCH/REPORT: Hayes Hat-Trick Helps Tralee CBS To First Corn Uí Mhúirí In 13 Years

February 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

TJ Heaphy reports on a momentous victory for Tralee CBS in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday as they captured the Corn Uí Mhúirí for the first time since 2007… Tralee CBS 4-15 St Brendan’s Killarney 1-15 The Green finally bridged the gap from Munster ‘A’ success at the senior grade on […]

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Some of the Tralee team heading off to Kecskemet in Hungary this summer to take part in the Children's International Games. In front; Mohamed Abdalla, Cathal Murphy and Zara Ozaslan. Back from left; Samuel Regan,  Cara Gannon, Nicole Walker, Melissa Aherne, Rachel Nealon and Lucy O'Connor.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Team Prepares For Hungarian Adventure At International Children’s Games

February 22, 2020 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of teenagers from Tralee and beyond will once again look forward to representing their county this summer at the International Children’s Games. Tralee has been sending teams since 2005 and this time they will compete at the Kecskemet Games, in Hungary from June 30-July 5. Kecskemet, the 8th […]

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Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Hold Spring Open Day Next Month

Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Hold Spring Open Day Next Month

February 20, 2020 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

A WEST Kerry school is hosting its spring Open Day on Saturday, March 7, from 12 noon to 4pm. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated on the Dingle Peninsula, close to Dingle town. The college is renowned for its high standard of post-primary education. Dedicated […]

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Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

February 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training is holding its first Open Week event from Monday, March 2, to Friday, March 6 at its campus locations in Tralee and Listowel. It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and […]

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Brenda Litchfield, Kevin Cotter and Fiona Kirby at the Scoil Eoin Valentine's Ball in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Scoil Eoin Valentine’s Gala Ball (Part 2)

February 15, 2020 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we told you earlier (click here if you missed it), ladies and gents stepped out in style at Ballygarry House Hotel for the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Valentines Night Gala Ball fundraiser. The event was a huge success with over 250 guests enjoying music and entertainment on arrival  a gin […]

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Aine Baker, Therese Greaney, Veronica Donovan and Sinead Curtinat the Scoil Eoin Valentine's Ball in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Hosts Glamorous Valentine’s Night Ball At Ballygarry (Part 1)

February 15, 2020 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Scoil Eoin Balloonagh community was out in force on Friday night and didn’t they all look stylish! Local businesses, parents, boards of management, parents association, staff members past and present, families and friends gathered at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa to celebrate Valentines Night with a Gala Ball. Guests […]

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Presentation Secondary Tralee In SEAI Competition Regional Final

Presentation Secondary Tralee In SEAI Competition Regional Final

February 13, 2020 at 11:59 am 1 comment

PRESENTATION Primary School in Tralee is one of five schools in Kerry to compete in the Regional Finals of the SEAI One Good Idea Competition. Students from; Tahilla CNS/Scoil Eoin, St. Michael’s N.S., Presentation Brothers College, Presentation Secondary School Tralee, and Colaiste na Sceilge, in Kerry will compete in the […]

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In the Pic is Ms Jennifer Stack TY Digital Media Teacher, Ms Anne O' Callaghan Principal, Mr. Robert Flaherty Deputy Vice Principal, Swithin Pais and Joshua Sullivan Transition Year Students along with First and Second Year Students wearing their webwise.is Safer Internet Day wristbands

CBS Students Encourage Awareness Of Internet Safety

February 6, 2020 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green Secondary School Tralee has launched a programme of events for International Safer Internet Day on Wednesday, February 11. Led by Transition Year students, they aim to inspire a countywide conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. International Safer Internet Day, SID is celebrated in over […]

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Tralee Educate Together.

Tralee School Wants Department To Take Action On Progressing New Building

February 4, 2020 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Board of Management at a Tralee school has criticised the Government for inaction on progressing a new school building in a statement issued. Tralee Educate Together NS is currently on the School Building list (2019-21) but they say they have not had any direct communication from the Department of […]

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Cian Purcell scores a goal for Tralee CBS.

VIDEO/REPORT: CBS Tralee Wins A Thriller To Secure Corn Uí Mhúirí Final Place

February 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

TJ Heaphy reports on Tralee CBS The Green’s victory over Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra Rathmore in the Corn Uí Mhúirí semi-final… Tralee CBS 2-19 Rathmore 1-17 AFTER the two sides met earlier in the year in O’Sullivan Cup, this encounter was anticipated to deliver. Rathmore won the previous decider comprehensively […]

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Deputy Principal Shane Kissane, Dr Fatima Halim, Qintar Ameed, Rachel Fitzgerald, Anita Bodenham, Dr Ameed Ur Rehman and Noor Ul Ain at the Pakistani Cuisine and Eid Festival night at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Parents Sample Pakistani Cuisine

January 31, 2020 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council hosted a ‘Pakistani Cuisine and Eid Festival’ night in the school on Thursday. The Parents Council launched an Intercultural Programme last November that is taking place throughout the academic year 2019/2020. Parents from different cultures within the school community are hosting a series of cookery demonstrations […]

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Na Gaeil captain, Eoin Doody, at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Welcome All-Ireland Champs Na Gaeil

January 29, 2020 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE celebrations continued this week for Na Gaeil GAA Club as some of the panel and management visited primary schools on Tuesday. They were crowned All-Ireland Junior Club champions after victory in Croke Park on Saturday afternoon and have enjoyed the past few days marking the momentous win. They toured […]

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Principal Aoife Benton and teacher Maura O'Doherty in class at St John's Parochial School. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: See All St John’s Parochial School Can Offer This Week

January 29, 2020 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

PARENTS of young children starting school this September have a big decision to make over the coming months and a little school in the town centre is hoping they can help them make up their minds next week. St John’s Parochial School, located off Ashe Street adjacent to St John’s […]

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