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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 0 comments

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.
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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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Teresa Huggins of Lee Strand and Patricia Fitzell of St Jon’s national School Ashe Street Tralee .  
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€500 Win for St John’s Parochial School in Tralee in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools
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 opportunity. The money will be used to provide games to promote social and oral language skills. We would also like to restock our Aistear toys and purchase S.E.S.E. resources. A big thank you to Niamh Dunne for entering into the draw on our behalf. We would also like to thank Betty Groves and the families of the school who consistently collect the mascots on our behalf.” 

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “Lee Strand presented a total of €2,000 this year to schools in Kerry providing much valued financial support for schools. We would like to congratulate our final winner for this year St John’s Parochial School in Tralee. Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools will be back again next term so keep collecting Mighty Mikey Milk tokens over the summer.”

 
To enter simply collect 10 Mighty Mikey Milk mascots printed on Lee Strand 1 Litre and pint cartons or 2 Litre plastic bottles. Post your 10 mascots along with your name, address and telephone number to: Win €500 Cash 4 Schools Competition, Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee, Co. Kerry. For further information please contact 066 7121084.

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For further information please contact: Teresa Higgins-Walker, Lee Strand 086 3943954

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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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Tralee Area Schools Receive SFI Science And Maths Award

Tralee Area Schools Receive SFI Science And Maths Award

June 20, 2019 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

THIRTY-ONE Kerry primary schools, including many in the Tralee area (see list below) received an award recognising their achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) over the 2018/19 school year. The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Primary Science and Maths Award (DPSM) programme aims to increase interest in science, technology, […]

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Principal of Caherleaheen NS Mary Connolly with Sean Kelly MEP, Sean Ryan of Aspen Grove and pupils at the school on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen NS Hosts Day To Celebrate Achievements

June 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the holidays closing in, Caherleaheen NS held a special day to celebrate some recent achievements by the pupils and the school. Monday saw Sean Kelly MEP and Sean Ryan of Aspen Grove pay a visit to help raise the three flags — Green Flag, Junior Entrepreneur Programme Flag and […]

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Leon O'Connor (seated) with his award surround by Student Council members and teacher Carol Anne O'Donoghue.

Leon’s Surprise As He Wins Scoil Eoin’s School Spirit Award

June 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE pupil in Scoil Eoin Balloonagh received a pleasant surprise on Monday morning when he was announced as the 2019 School Spirit Award winner. All fifth and sixth class pupils were asked to congregate in the halla for the announcement of Leon O’Connor as the recipient. The School Spirit Award […]

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IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

June 17, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.16 million in funding and 472 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2019/2020. In total, IT Tralee offers 16 programmes through its Life Long Learning Department, as part of its Springboard+ offering. Courses offered at IT Tralee under […]

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WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

June 13, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Óg-Ógras Club is among three Kerry entries needing your views in this year’s Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Competition. Club Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí have submitted ‘Moladh an Dochtúra’ (Doctor’s Orders) in the competition designed to highlight the dangers associated with smoking. Other Kerry Óg-Ógras Clubs, which promote the use […]

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WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

June 12, 2019 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND school has made the final five of the Road Safety Association’s Safe Cross Code Dance Competition 2019. The nationwide competition drew a large amount of entries, but now that the pupils in Murie Gan Smal NS made the shortlist, they really need your vote to help them win […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Preparations In Place For Ardfert NS Fundraiser This Saturday

June 12, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S just days to go and all at Ardfert National School are hoping its ‘Night At The Dogs’ fundraiser will be a great success this Saturday, June 15. There will be 10 races on the night including a novelty children’s relay race.  Face-painting will add to the colour of the […]

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He just scored the winner. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Man Utd Player Teaches Soccer Skills To Moyderwell Pupils

June 11, 2019 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER professional footballer turned priest was the special guest at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Monday to kickoff their ‘Be Active Week’. Fr Philip Mulryne OP was accompanied by fellow Dominican Priest Fr David McGovern, the school chaplain, to the gym where he coached soccer skills to some of […]

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IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

June 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee will receive €300,000 in funding towards apprenticeships at the college. Capital funding of more than €7.5 million for nine Institutes of Technology and the Technological University (TU) Dublin was announced on Monday. In Tralee, €200,000 will go towards carpentry apprenticeships and €100,00 for machine shops. The funding forms […]

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Erin O'Sullivan (second left) with friend Rebecca O'Brien, sister Megan O'Sullivan and Róisín O'Callaghan on the new 'Buddy Bench' made by the Vale Of Avoca Men's Shed group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Scoil Eoin Gets New ‘Buddy Bench’ As A Thank You For Caring For Erin

June 6, 2019 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A WICKLOW man travelled to Tralee to deliver a brand new ‘Buddy Bench’ to Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh, to thank them for the great care they gave his granddaughter over the past eight years. Erin O’Sullivan, a 12-year old sixth class pupil from Gort Na Greine near Gallowsfield has an […]

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More KCFE Students To Attend Courses At Tralee Town Centre Campus

More KCFE Students To Attend Courses At Tralee Town Centre Campus

May 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

KERRY College of Further Education plans to increase the number of students attending their town centre campus this September. At the KCFE annual awards on Wednesday evening, Principal Mary Lucey updated those present on future proposed developments. This included a further expansion of the Denny Street Campus which will see another […]

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Sports award winners. At back: Jessica Bell, Jessica Nic an Ghoill, Keeva Ní Chathail, Caoimhe Ní Riagáin. Front: Mia Nic Liam, serena Ní Shuilleabháin, Tess Nic Liam, Leticia Ní Fhaoláin Nic Thomáis, Georgia Ní Chroinín at the Coláiste Íde annual student awards last Friday.

PHOTOS: West Kerry School Holds Annual Student Awards

May 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were great celebrations on Coláiste Íde on Friday, as the school community marked the end of another successful academic year. The evening commenced with an end of year Mass celebrated by an tAthair Ó Beaglaíoch, followed be an awards ceremony, where the various and many talents of the students […]

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Principal of KCFE, Mary Lucey, with winner of Applied Science award Joanne Hannifin and Female Sports Star of the year Ciara Murphy at the Kerry College of Further Education Awards at the Clash Campus on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Students At Kerry College Of Further Education

May 30, 2019 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) hosted their second annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night in the Clash Campus. With 250 attendees at the event, over 50 Academic and Achievement Awards were presented to student by over 50 industry sponsors. The audience heard the success stories of students and they […]

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Billy Ryle: Advice In Final Week Of Preparations For State Exams

May 29, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

With just a week to go until the 2019 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams, Career Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, offers some last minute advice on how to prepare… Exam Time The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates as the State Exams get underway on Wednesday next, […]

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Photo of cast (l-r) Back Row 
 Sam Keane ,Cai Ó Fuaráin, Andrea Lynch, Sarah Mia Leen,

Front Row (I-r)
Saoirse O Hanlon, Shannon Drury, Holly Galloway, Max FitzGerald
( Missing from photograph Naomi Flaherty)

With their teacher Terence Dineen 
Picture Credit - Ciara O Donnell

Ballyheigue School Wins Overall Award In National Short Film Competition

May 28, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils and staff at St. Josephs National School in Ballyheigue were celebrating again last week as they won first prize in the TrendMicro ‘What’s Your Story’ competition. This is the second time that the school has won the overall prize in this competition after also taking the top prize in […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Sinéad Ni Mhrchú agus Marc Ó Brioc

PHOTOS: Three Kerry Schools Receive The Gaelbhratach

May 28, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry schools Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Colaiste Íde and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne can once again proudly fly the Gaelbhratach flag awarded to them recently in recognition of their work in promoting the Irish language. Students accepted the flags at a presentation ceremony held in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse on Tuesday, May 21. […]

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