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Jennifer Boyle & John Keane (Parent Council members) with Terence Dineen (Principal) and Lisa Harkin look on as Luke Boyle. George &Sam Keane admire Lisa's painting with John Hume's words 'The answer to difference is to respect it'.

Inspirational Murals Celebrated At St Joseph’s NS In Ballyheigue

October 25, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

TWO murals were officially celebrated at St Joseph’s NS in Ballyheigue during the week. The murals, painted by a former pupil, were inspired by two significant deaths over the past few months, that of George Floyd and John Hume, as principal of the school Terence Dineen explains. “During the lockdown […]

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Sponsored: Take A Virtual Tour Presentation Secondary School Castleisland

Sponsored: Take A Virtual Tour Presentation Secondary School Castleisland

October 23, 2020 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

By Principal, Katherina Broderick PRESENTATION Secondary School Castleisland will host a virtual tour of our school on Thursday, November 5 at 7.30pm. Presentation Secondary School Castleisland is a CEIST School with a strong focus on our Christian ethos where the care and respect for every person is at the centre […]

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CBS The Green students who have project in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. Front from left; Ethan Ward, Conor Flaherty and Philip Tracey. Second row, Preston O'Keeffe and Joel Varghese. At back are teachers Jennifer Stack, Eilín Enright and Máire Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS The Green Students Have Three Entries In BT Young Scientist Competition

October 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

IT may be only October, but some students at CBS The Green Tralee have been very busy since going back to school and are looking forward to displaying their scientific prowess at Ireland’s most prestigious competition for schools. The school has three projects through to the BT Young Scientist Competition […]

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Diana Meriakri.

Former Mercy Mounthawk Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

October 21, 2020 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER student in Mercy Mounthawk has won a prestigious scholarship. Diana Meriakri is now studying Biomedical Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway, and is one of 36 students in the country to receive a Naughton Scholarship. The Naughton Scholarship is currently worth €20,000 (€5,000 for each year of […]

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CBS First Years taking part in the drumming workshop as part of their Wellbeing Fay on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS First Years Enjoy Drumming Session For Wellbeing Day

October 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL wellbeing day for all first year students at CBS The Green was held last Friday with fun events lined up to give the 125 young lads a break from their studies and a chance to enjoy much needed timeout. The boys’ Year Head Mr. John Culloty and Academic […]

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At the planting of the 'Tree Of Hope' at CBS The Green on Friday morning were, from left; teacher Caroline Crowley, Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, student Jordan Kissane, Principal Anne O'Callaghan, Munna Lukes and Con O'Connor of Pieta House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Planting A ‘Tree Of Hope’ At CBS The Green

October 17, 2020 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

A CHEQUE for €1,000, the proceeds from a Positive Mental Health Day at CBS the Green, was presented to Con O’Connor of charity Pieta House on Friday morning by the staff and students. To coincide with the cheque presentation, a tree planting ceremony also took place. Con O’Connor of Pieta […]

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Principal Anne O'Callaghan with students Barry Hamilton, Art O'Sullivan, Colm Browne and Odhran Tobin at Positive Mental Health Day at CBS The Green on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Day Dedicated To Positive Mental Health At CBS Green

October 10, 2020 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green students held a Positive Mental Health Day on Friday to coincide with the 10th anniversary of World Mental Health Day. The objective of which is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and shape efforts to support mental health. Last year the school became an Amber Flag school. Wellbeing school co-ordinatior […]

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Niamh Doyle from Kerry County Library Services on screen in a socially distanced classroom at Kerry College’s Clash Road Campus.

Kerry College And Kerry Library Collaborate To Enhance Learning And Research Resources

October 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) virtually welcomed Niamh Doyle of Kerry County Library Services this week as she presented an online tutorial on what the Kerry Library service has to offer. The interactive tutorial was streamed to multiple classes across both the Clash and Denny street […]

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Principal of Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Moira Quinlan (left) and Una O'Rahilly (right) make presentations to Mairead Devine and Aileen Fuller on the occasion of their retirement from teaching at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fond Tributes As Aileen And Mairead Retire From Moyderwell Primary School

October 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

WE may be living in strange times, but it was appropriate that the retirement of two teachers from Moyderwell Mercy Primary School was marked on Friday. Aileen Fuller and Mairead Devine from Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Tralee both have around 80 years of teaching service between them and some of the […]

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Former Presentation Primary pupil Emma Greensmyth, with Rachel O'Connell, Mairead Kelly and Mark Greensmyth, at the Presentation Primary School Confirmation Day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Presentation Primary Pupils Finally Enjoy Confirmation Day

October 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a long time coming, but the former pupils of Presentation Primary finally got to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday afternoon. They’re scattered among secondary schools all over town now, so it was nice for them to reunite again for the special day and meet old friends. […]

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Former Blennerville Primary NS pupil Kayla O'Connor, with Niamh, Liz and Tom O'Connor, on her Confirmation Day at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Blennerville NS Pupils Meet Again On Confirmation Day

October 5, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

OCTOBER is hardly Confirmation season, but for the times we live in it has to be thus for schools in Kerry. Former pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville may be scattered throughout secondary schools in town, but there was a reunion of sorts on Saturday afternoon in St John’s […]

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CBS The Green students on the new benches for outdoor dining during lunchtimes. Photo by Dermot Crean

Outdoor Dining Option Gives CBS Students A Break From The Masks

October 3, 2020 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLDAYS are difficult for secondary school students in this COVID-19 world, so anything that makes the experience a little easier is welcome. With this in mind, CBS The Green have introduced some al fresco dining options so students can have breaks from wearing masks. New outdoor furniture has changed the […]

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Billy Ryle: The Department Must Do The Right Thing By Mentally Exhausted Students

Billy Ryle: The Department Must Do The Right Thing By Mentally Exhausted Students

October 1, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle gives no marks to the Department of Education in the calculated grades blunder reported yesterday… The Leaving Cert calculated grades process has been a comedy of errors by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and an emotional roller coaster for exam candidates. The first mistake, in a […]

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Former Moyderwell Primary School pupil Luke O'Sullivan, with  Melanie, Kelly, Ben, Michael and Martin O'Sullivan, on his Confirmation Day at St John's Church on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day Finally Arrives For Former Moyderwell School Pupils

September 28, 2020 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY may be scattered around the town’s secondary schools now, but the former pupils of Moyderwell Mercy Primary School were reunited on Sunday afternoon. The two sixth classes couldn’t receive the sacrament in the spring because of COVID-19 restrictions but they got together at St John’s Church for the belated […]

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Former Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupil Sophie O'Connor, with Con, Isobel and Una O'Connor, at her Confirmation at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils Meet Again For Confirmation Day

September 28, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

OVER six months since their schooldays ended prematurely thanks to COVID-19, the former sixth class pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn met up again on Saturday afternoon. The occasion was their rescheduled Confirmation Day and the sun shone down as they renewed acquaintances at St John’s Church. It was a special […]

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CBS pupil Zac Moore, with Sarah Barry, Rowan Moore and James Moore, at his First Holy Communion at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Primary Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 27, 2020 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL weather on Saturday made it an even more special occasion for third class pupils of CBS Primary School. Around 30 boys and girls from Ms Ryle and Ms Griffin’s classes couldn’t enjoy First Holy Communion Day earlier this year, but it was better late than never at St John’s […]

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Isabelle Locke Clifford, with Anthony Clifford, Liz Locke and Heather O'Rourke at her Confirmation at St John's Church on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Former CBS Primary Pupils

September 22, 2020 at 9:16 am 1 comment

BRILLIANT sunshine greeted families arriving at St John’s Church on Sunday for CBS Primary School’s Confirmation Day. Postponed since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were imposed in March, it was a chance for the pupils of Mr Smith and Ms O’Sullivan’s sixth classes to meet up again. Nearly 50 children and […]

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PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Spa NS Pupils

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Spa NS Pupils

September 20, 2020 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

FEW places of worship in the county can rival the Church of the Purification in Churchill for views on a fine day. Lucky then for the fourth class pupils of Spa NS that the sun was beaming down on them as they arrived at the church on Saturday morning for […]

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Blennerville NS pupils Jace and Rylan Flynn, with Hazel and Norma Flynn and Timmy and Kayleigh Moriarty, at their First Holy Communion at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville School Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 19, 2020 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

FIRST Holy Communion Day finally arrived for the pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville on Saturday morning. While the event is usually held in St Brendan’s Church in Curraheen every May/June, we’re living in a different world now and more space was needed to accommodate the children and their […]

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Presentation Secondary School pupils, in front; Jessica Wharton, Elizabeth O'Connor, Caitriona Duyile and Cáit Rice and at back, Freya O'Connor, Patricia Gutteridge and Holly Geary  who received their Gaisce Awards at the school on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Tralee Girls Receive Their Gaisce Awards

September 16, 2020 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Tralee students received their Gaisce President’s Awards at the school on Tuesday. The Transition Year students of the 2019/2020 school year under the co-ordination of Ms Ann O’Mahony, completed a physical challenge, got involved in their local community and enhanced their personal skills as part of the programme. They […]

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Moyderwell pupil Christian O'Shea, with David, Abigail and Teresa O'Shea, at his First Holy Communion at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

ST John’s Church was a busy place on Saturday as pupils from Moyderwell Primary School finally go the chance to make their First Holy Communion. The pupils had been preparing earlier this year in Siobhan Moriarty and Sarah Keane’s third classes, but COVID-19 scuppered their plans for an early summer celebration. […]

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Minister for Education, Norma Foley launches the 2020 Lee Strand Homework Journal pictured with Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Teresa Higgins-Walker, Marketing Manager and Emma Mulcahy (8) with her sister Lauren (5) from Knocknagashel. Photo: Domnick Walsh

Lee Strand Distribute 10,000 Homework Journals To Kerry And West Limerick Pupils

September 8, 2020 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley officially launched the 2020 Lee Strand Homework Journal on Saturday at the Lee Strand milk plant in Ballymullen. Once again, over 10,000 Lee Strand hardback homework journals will be distributed to national school pupils in Kerry and West Limerick. Speaking at the launch of the […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupil Abbie Ní Mhuireasa , with Caroline Aoife and Paudie, at her First Holy Communion at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Finally Arrives For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils

September 6, 2020 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a hectic couple of weeks for the third class pupils at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn. After six months away, they resumed their education on Thursday, August 27, meeting old friends and getting used to the classroom environment again. Then, just over a week later they made their belated First […]

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OPINION: Class Of 2020 Have Endured More Angst Than Any In Leaving Cert History

OPINION: Class Of 2020 Have Endured More Angst Than Any In Leaving Cert History

September 2, 2020 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says if any Leaving Cert cohort ever deserved success, the Class of 2020 most certainly does… The long wait for 61,000 Leaving Cert candidates finally comes to an end on Monday, when the results of the calculated grades process will be published. Leaving Cert results will be […]

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Ms Ní Ghearáin's Junior Infants at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on their first day at school on Thursday.

Creating A Safe Path To Education On First Day In Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

August 31, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

LAST Thursday saw 36 young boys and girls begin their education journey at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn but, of course, it was a first day with a difference. Moms and dads were relieved and delighted to see the new entry system at the school run so smoothly, as they waved their […]

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Scoil Eoin pupil Bronagh Griffin, with Kieran and Aileen Griffin, after making her First Holy Communion at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Scoil Eoin Children

August 30, 2020 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a very busy day for Fr Padraig Walsh at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Saturday as he oversaw the First Holy Communions of over 60 pupils from Scoil Eoin Balloonagh. Because of Government guidelines, there had to be three separate services — one for each class […]

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IT Tralee To Loan Laptops As Support To Disadvantaged Students

IT Tralee To Loan Laptops As Support To Disadvantaged Students

August 26, 2020 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has a number of laptop computers available for disadvantaged students as part of the grant package of COVID supports from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science for higher and further education institutions. For the academic year 20/21, IT Tralee will have a limited number […]

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Kerry Schools Encouraged To Take Part In Blue Star Programme

August 26, 2020 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme. The Programme, coordinated by European Movement Ireland, teaches primary school children about Europe through creative activities and projects that complement the national primary curriculum. Since […]

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Erin Curley, with Patricia Murray and Niamh Curley at her First Holy Communion at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Also included is Principal of Holy Family Ed O'Brien and teacher Alice Carmody. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day At Our Lady And St Brendan’s Church

August 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a very busy Saturday at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church as pupils from three schools made their First Holy Communion. Three pupils from Tralee Educate Together joined 23 youngsters from Holy Family NS at 11am for the morning ceremony, while at 1pm it was the turn of […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Have The Right To Appeal Calculated Grades

Billy Ryle: Students Have The Right To Appeal Calculated Grades

August 10, 2020 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says Leaving Cert candidates have a civil right to appeal calculated grades… Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Scotland’s exams’ authority, released the results of the Scottish Highers on August 4. The A Level results for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will follow on August 13, while the Irish Leaving […]

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