SCHOOLS

Fatima Home residents with CBS pupils. Photo by Michelle Culloty

PHOTOS: Fatima Home Residents Go Back To School

June 18, 2018 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

THE residents of Fatima Nursing Home went back to school for a day on Monday as part of a partnership with CBS Primary. The Nursing Home has enjoyed a fabulous relationship with CBS Primary school through the Seanóige Club. This Intergenerational Project involved weekly visits from 4th Class pupils to […]

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Máire Nic Mhathúna and Nóirín de Barra with Bob Casey, Chairperson of the school Board of Management and Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir, at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Emotional Day As Two Teachers Retire At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

June 15, 2018 at 8:30 am 0 comments

TWO women who have given 52 years of service between them to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were honoured at the school on Wednesday to mark their upcoming retirement. Máire Nic Mhathúna and Nóirín de Barra will be sorely missed at the school according to Principal  Cáit Uí Chonchúir. “It’s sad to […]

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Tomás Kennedy, winner of the Scoil Eoin 'School Spirit Award', with his family. Photo: Carol Anne O'Donoghue

PHOTOS: Tomás Wins ‘School Spirit Award’ At Scoil Eoin

June 14, 2018 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

SCOIL Eoin gave out their annual Student Council School Spirit Award winner this morning and as always it was a popular choice. Tomás Kennedy, a fifth class pupil, won the award after being nominated twice — once by his class teacher Mr. John Brosnan and also by his P. B. L. […]

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Caherleaheen teachers Caroline Redmond and Ann Laverty with Active Schools committee Lila Grace Galway, Darragh O'Callaghan, Connie Feeney, Bobby Byrne and Cathal Morris, celebrating the school's new Active Flag and Science Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen Celebrates On The Double With Active Flag And Science Award

June 14, 2018 at 10:18 am 0 comments

AS the school year winds down, things seem to be getting busier in many primary schools around Tralee and Caherleaheen is no exception. In the past week they are celebrating getting two awards, Science Foundation Ireland award and an Active Schools Flag where it’s clear a lot of effort has […]

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Two Tralee Schools Chosen For Pilot Scheme To Increase Creative Activities

Two Tralee Schools Chosen For Pilot Scheme To Increase Creative Activities

June 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

TWO Tralee schools have been chosen to take part in a pilot Government scheme which aims to increase and enhance creative activities within the State’s education system. Presentation Primary School, Tralee and Scoil Eoin Balloonagh, Tralee are two of five Kerry schools chosen in the pilot scheme. The others are Faha National […]

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Some young musicians enjoying Culture Week at Holy Family NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Exploring Different Cultures At Special Week In Holy Family NS

June 8, 2018 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

AN explosion of colour, great music and tasty food was on show at Holy Family this week for Culture Week at the school. The school boasts children from 19 different countries so there was so much to learn for both pupils and staff. “It’s really for pupils to learn more […]

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Moyderwell Mercy pupils getting ready to take part in the 'Walk A Mile With A Smile' for 'Be Active Week'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils ‘Walk A Mile With A Smile’ For ‘Be Active Week’

June 8, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS are Moyderwell Mercy Primary School were lucky with the weather over the past few days as they enjoyed exercises for ‘Be Active Week’. One of the highlights of the week was the ‘Walk A Mile With A Smile’ on Thursday where the whole school walked from the school, over […]

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Tom Sheehy who undertakes fundraisers for Enable Ireland, accepts the cheque from sixth class pupils who gave up some of their confirmation money for the charity. Also included is Ms Buckley, Principal Peter Linehan and  Sharon Scanlon from Enable Ireland. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Pupils Donate Part Of Their Confirmation Cash To Enable Ireland

June 7, 2018 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE kind-hearted pupils of sixth class in Spa National School have put their hands in their pockets to help out a charity. The beautiful backdrop of Tralee bay provided the setting for a cheque presentation to Enable Ireland as Principal, Peter Linehan, explains. “They offer up part of their confirmation […]

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Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry with Moyderwell Mercy Primary  pupils at the presentation of the tablets on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Connect Kerry Funds 15 New Tablets For Moyderwell School

June 7, 2018 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE pupils at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School will have new technology to learn with thanks  to a local businesswoman. Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry ran a number of events in the past year and she nominated Moyderwell Mercy to benefit from the proceeds from the raffles held. “Last year we […]

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WATCH: Junior Infants Need Views In RSA Safe Cross Code Competition

WATCH: Junior Infants Need Views In RSA Safe Cross Code Competition

June 7, 2018 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’RE mad for making videos for competitions over in Ardfert NS. Yesterday, we told you about their anti-smoking campaign video, but this time they want to raise awareness of road safety. The Junior Infants have been shortlisted to the last five in the country with their RSA Safe Cross Code […]

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WATCH: Ardfert Pupils Look For Views In Anti-Smoking Video Competition

WATCH: Ardfert Pupils Look For Views In Anti-Smoking Video Competition

June 6, 2018 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT Youth Club has entered a short film competition as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards 2018 which aims to prevent young people from smoking. To win they need the most views of their film on YouTube. In the video, when two girls buy cigarettes off an […]

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D. Siegel Tralee CBS who won a silver in the Shot Putt.

PHOTOS: Tralee Athletes In The Medals At National Schools Championships

June 6, 2018 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE schools athletes came home with medals from the Irish Life Health/Irish Schools Track and Field Championships 2018 held in Tullamore on Saturday. Niamh O’Mahony of Presentation Tralee brought home gold in the 3000m with Mercy Mounthawk winning the Intermediate 4 x 100m Relay in a record time. Other gold medallists […]

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Caherleaheen pupils  celebrate their overall win in the Tralee Primary School Sports. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen Pupils Excel In Track And Field Events

June 3, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE kids from Caherleaheen had something to celebrate recently as they won the overall Best School award in the Tralee Area Primary Schools Sports day. Held at the Tralee Harriers grounds on the Dan Spring Road recently, schools from all around the town competed in track and field events. Pupils from […]

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Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan with John Brosnan and Sean Farrell and the Scoil Eoin team at the Community Garda schools football blitz at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schoolchildren Enjoy Garda-Organised Football Blitz

June 3, 2018 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was some great football played at Na Gaeil GAA Grounds on Friday morning for the inaugural Community Policing Garda Blitz in association with Cumann na mBunscoil. Nine teams from eight primary schools from the Tralee area — Abbeydorney, CBS, Holy Family, St Brendan’s Fenit, Spa, Scoil Eoin, Scoil Nuachabháil, Gaelscoil Mhic […]

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Lorraine O'Sullivan, Rebecca Bentley and Jolanta Dziewa who all qualified in Hairdressing at the Kerry ETB awards in The Rose Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Learners Receive Their Qualifications At Rose Hotel

June 2, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry ETB Training Centre Presentation of Certificate Ceremony took place at The Rose Hotel on Thursday evening. Some 470 Certificates were issued by Kerry ETB Training Centre for Summer 2018 and many were present to receive them on the night with family members looking on. Certificates were presented to learners across […]

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Principal of KCFE Mary Lucey, Brenda McEvoy, award winners Annie Burke (Achievement), Bogumila Gedrzejwska (Beauty Therapy), Linda O'Shea Dowling and Mandy O'Sullivan, Flair Hair and Beauty at the Kerry College of Further Education Awards on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Honoured An Inaugural KCFE Awards Night

June 2, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) held its first Awards Ceremony on Thursday to recognise the academic success and achievements of the 2018/19 student body cohort. The event was hosted at the college campus and a crowd of over 140 attended to celebrate the success of the students. Over 50 […]

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Cllr Jim Finucane, Chairperson of the Kerry ETB Board officially opens the new science lab at Kerry College of Further Education watched by Principal of KCFE Mary Lucey and staff. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Science Laboratory Facility Opened At Kerry College Of Further Education

June 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) officially opened its new state of the art Science Lab on Friday with Cllr Jim Finucane, Chairperson of the Kerry ETB Board, cutting the ribbon. This is an acknowledgement of the future plans for KCFE to service the Science and Bio Industries going forward. In […]

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Some of the children learning music at Moyderwell with Principal Moira Quinlan, music teacher Lucy Tanner and Deputy Principal Máire Jones. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell School Is Hitting The Right Note With Music Programme

May 31, 2018 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE assembly hall at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School was filled with music on Wednesday as the school held a concert to showcase the talents of their young musicians taking part in their music programme. Students played a wide range of pieces, from traditional to classical, during the event which was […]

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Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

May 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

With the State exams just a week away, Billy Ryle gives some last minute tips for students… The county is basking in glorious sun shine so it must be exam time. In fact, the waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates – about 4,000 from Kerry – as […]

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Repro Free 29.5.18 - Kerry Students win Top EPA award .. 
Pictured Presentation Secondary School Milltown students Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane .. 

The EPA has found the winners of this year’s External link The Story of Your Stuff competition in Co. Kerry.  Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane, students at Presentation Secondary School Milltown, teamed up to tell the story of chewing gum – from its history to how it’s currently manufactured and how innovative ways are being found to reduce its negative impact on the environment after use.

Winners of 2018 The Story of Your Stuff competition

This is the second year the EPA has hosted their secondary school competition, The Story of Your Stuff.  Dr Easkey Britton, five-time Irish national surf champion, was chosen as the ambassador for this year’s campaign. Students were asked to submit stories about the life cycle of an everyday object with an underlying theme of recycling and sustainability.  The submitted entries focused on everything from wellies to wheels. The judges were impressed with the entrants’ ability to approach the competition with a creative and refreshing perspective.

Speaking about the winning entry, Dr Easkey Britton said,

“I’m completely inspired by the creativity from everyone who participated in The Story of Your Stuff competition. It showcases so powerfully the talent and potential for young people to engage with issues they care about and create stories with positive impact. Congratulations to winners Amber and Lauren for their unique and highly creative perspective on the story of chewing gum. Incredibly well researched, beautifully illustrated using stop motion techniques, with a cyclical narrative and strong take-away message and solutions for a cleaner environment and healthier society.”

Although Amber and Lauren faced tough competition from students around the country, their innovative use of animation and their storytelling skills captured the judges’ attention and h

Pres Milltown Girls Win National Competition

May 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE EPA has found the winners of this year’s national ‘The Story of Your Stuff’ competition and they’re from Kerry. Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane, students at Presentation Secondary School Milltown, teamed up to tell the story of chewing gum – from its history to how it’s currently manufactured and […]

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Katie Dennehy, Ewelina Jaworska, Rachel Driscoll and Edel Moran at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Mercy Mounthawk’s Graduation Day

May 27, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather was perfect for photographs after the Sixth Year students of Mercy Mounthawk celebrated their graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Friday afternoon. The church was packed with the families of around 180 students who reflected on their time in the school. Then it was out […]

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Melanie Nic Phiarais, Édith de Faoite,  Shauna Ní Mhuircheartaigh, Una Ní Bhrosnacháin, Niamh Ní Churtáin and Eimear Ní Dhuinnín at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí annual awards on Thursday evening at Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Enjoy Annual Awards Night

May 25, 2018 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night to celebrate achievement at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí graduation ceremony at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night as students accepted a range of awards. The special guest speaker for the evening was poet and writer Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, a past pupil of the school, who just last […]

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Katelyn Kearney (Excellent Attendance), Karolina Szlapka (Diligence) and  Andrea Foley (Overall Positive Progress) at the Coláiste Gleann Lí awards on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Awards Day Arrives For Coláiste Gleann Lí Students

May 25, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2017/2018 year was another huge success for the growing school which has seen enrolments continue to increase at a rapid rate and this was celebrated at their annual awards on Thursday afternoon. In response to the growing enrolments, the sod has been turned on a €1.1 million euro extension […]

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Subject award winners, in front; Michael O'Donnell (Irish), Darragh O'Brien (Maths, Physics, Economics, Geography, German) Principal Anne O'Callaghan, Stephen Gannon (DCG and Chemistry) and Cathal Murphy (History). Back row left to right; Dylan Kildea McConnell (Business), Leon Dunne Hourigan (Construction Studies), John Walsh (LCVP), Hugh Healy (French, English, Biology).

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Presents Annual Awards To Students

May 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green Tralee has had its annual awards ceremony in the school this week to honour its high-achieving pupils. A number of awards were given to 6th Year students in the various academic subjects and for sporting prowess. Principal of CBS The Green, Ms Anne O’Callaghan presented the award and, […]

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Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai students with the Gaelbhratach.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Receive An Gaelbhratach

May 24, 2018 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí’s Coiste Gaeilge received An Gaelbhratach in Dublin this week where they met music group Seo Linn and students from 80 other schools. An Gaelbhratach is a purple flag that gives the school recognition for the promotion of Irish outside of the classroom. It’s the schools 4th year in […]

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Tara Dowling and family Patrick, Rita, Pat, James and Sean at the First Holy Communion Day for Blennerville school pupils in Curraheen on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day For Moyderwell, Holy Family And Blennerville School Pupils

May 20, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

THEY couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. The sun shone down on three churches in the Tralee area on Saturday morning as the big day arrived for pupils from local schools. St John’s Church hosted Moyderwell Primary pupils, Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church was the venue for Holy […]

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Looking at their 'time capsules' were Vivien Ahern, Anna Sheehy, Maebh Pierse and Amy Qejvani at the Presentation Secondary School Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Reliving The Past While Looking To The Future At Presentation Graduation

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of emotion and optimism for the sixth years of Presentation Secondary on Friday as they enjoyed graduation day. The 96 students were joined by their families and staff from the school for mass in St John’s Church. Head Girls Eva Dillane and Aine O’Sullivan both gave […]

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Pupils from Scoil Naomh Eirc at the SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin.

Ardfert, Kilmoyley And Sneem Schools Make Final Of SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

May 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS in Ardfert, Kilmoyley and Sneem had projects in the Primary Category in the 2018 SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin on Tuesday and they did very well indeed. St Michael’s National School from Sneem was the runner-up for their campaign ‘Legendary Light Savers’. The ‘Legendary Light Savers’ invented […]

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Riadh Malik, Lauren O'Grady, Lauren Barrett and Orla O'Riordan at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 18, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed into the school gym last night for the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards. As the school year comes to a close it’s fitting that students who have excelled in academia, sport, art, creativity, diligence and more categories are rewarded for their hard work throughout the year. In […]

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The Blennerville school team, winners of the County Final on Monday. Photo courtesy of Blennerville NS

Blennerville Team Did Its Homework To Win County Debating Competition

May 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were celebrations in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville this week as their team won the County Final of the Concern Primary Debating Competition. Held at the Education Centre in Dromtacker on Monday, it was a great achievement as 18 other schools from around the county took part. ‘Homework Is An Essential […]

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