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CBS students all set for the virtual run which can take place until Sunday, March 28. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take Part In CBS The Green’s Virtual 5k Fun Run This Weekend

March 25, 2021 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual CBS The Green 5k Fun Run has just started but it won’t end until Sunday. With the usual gathering cancelled for obvious reasons, The Parents Council has decided to organise a Virtual 5km run. The run can take place any time between now and this coming Sunday and […]

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Billy Ryle: No Need For Two-Step Approach To Oral Exams

Billy Ryle: No Need For Two-Step Approach To Oral Exams

March 25, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

After a reversal of a decision on mask-wearing for the orals was made yesterday evening, Billy Ryle asks was a direct online interview between the examiner and the student the way to go, instead of a two-step approach… IN an embarrassing U-turn on Wednesday evening, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) rowed […]

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Winners Of Kerry Student Enterprise Awards Announced

Winners Of Kerry Student Enterprise Awards Announced

March 24, 2021 at 8:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Virtual County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held today (Wednesday). Seventeen mini-businesses were set up by over 60 second level school students involved in the competition. The competition promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, marketing/sales and the presentation of a formal […]

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Billy Ryle: A Win-Win Situation For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: A Win-Win Situation For Leaving Cert Students

February 18, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, says it’s a win-win situation for students with SEC-accredited grades offered to all Leaving Cert candidates and the option of a Leaving Cert exam… Young people had little chance to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day or any other significant milestone during the past year. Their education has […]

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Students To Have Say On Effect Leaving Certificate Uncertainty Has On Mental Health

Students To Have Say On Effect Leaving Certificate Uncertainty Has On Mental Health

January 25, 2021 at 11:36 am 1 comment

LEAVING Certificate students in Kerry are being invited to complete a survey to determine the impact of Covid-19 on their mental health as they face into the final months of exam preparations. The questionnaire will gauge how the uncertainty surrounding the actual staging of the exams is affecting the wellbeing […]

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Billy Ryle: As CAO Deadlines Approach, College Hopefuls Must Stay Focussed

Billy Ryle: As CAO Deadlines Approach, College Hopefuls Must Stay Focussed

January 13, 2021 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says it’s remote learning until 1st February, but CAO applicants must keep a close eye on important deadlines… As if to show its contempt for deadlines and the emotional health of young people, the coronavirus is back at with a virulent strain. Just when students most […]

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Catherine O'Connor.

MTU Kerry Campus To Host Virtual Parents Information Evening

January 12, 2021 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry campus of Munster Technological University is to host a virtual information evening on Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm for parents of Leaving Certificate students or anyone considering a college application in 2021. Guest speaker on the evening is Catherine O’Connor, Education Consultant & Author of ‘Cracking the College […]

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David Diggins with Holy Family NS Principal Ed O'Brien and staff on the occasion of his retirement on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

David Says Farewell To Holy Family School After 28 Years

December 23, 2020 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT wasn’t your typical retirement send-off but then again, nothing about the past nine months has been anything like normal. The staff and pupils of Holy Family said farewell to the caretaker of the past 28 years on Tuesday afternoon as they broke up for the holidays. David Diggins from […]

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Art teacher Mary J Leen with Coláiste Gleann Lí pupils at their decorated shopfront at Castle Street (old Utensils shop). Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students From Local Schools Decorate Vacant Shopfronts In Town Centre

December 17, 2020 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR local Secondary Schools have participated in an initiative developed by the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien to design and decorate Christmas themed vacant shopfronts in the town centre. The Mayor said the initiative has greatly contributed to the enhancement of the aesthetics and character of vacant buildings for […]

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Marissa Hanley, a Transition Year Student at Causeway Comprehensive School, who won the top prize in the Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition with Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert (sponsors) and teacher Caroline Fitzgibbon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition Prize Winners Announced

December 16, 2020 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

COVID-19 did not stop Kerry Education and Training Board’s (Kerry ETB) annual Christmas Card Competition from taking place with over 200 entries received from their eight Post Primary Schools throughout Kerry. However, there can only be one overall winner, and a “merit winner” from each school who will each receive […]

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Ethan Ward, Philip Tracey and Conor Flaherty who are testing their app in Yummy Cafe on Dominick Street.

CBS Students Test Their Contact Tracing App In Local Business

December 16, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green students have been trialling a Contact Tracing app they have created in a local cafe/restaurant as part of their entry in the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition competition for 2021. Yummy Cafe gave permission to First Year students Conor Flaherty, Ethan Ward and Philip Tracey to trial QR Code […]

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PHOTOS: Presentation Students Bring Smiles With Festive Artwork On Vacant Shopfronts

PHOTOS: Presentation Students Bring Smiles With Festive Artwork On Vacant Shopfronts

December 5, 2020 at 11:09 am 1 comment

TRANSITION Year students of Presentation Secondary School have been doing their bit to brighten up the town centre and bring Christmas cheer to shoppers. The Mayor of Tralee, Cllr. Terry O Brien invited them to participate in an initiative in the lead up to the Christmas period where they brightened […]

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Fifth class Presentation Primary School pupils with Principal John Hickey (far right) and Tidy Tralee Together members Tim Guiheen and Joe Moynihan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Primary Pupils Put ‘Planet Power’ Plan Into Action In Tralee

December 4, 2020 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from fifth class in Presentation Primary School were out and about in The Square on Wednesday as part of a new project to raise awareness of waste issues. The girls formed their own committee called ‘Planet Power’ they hope to influence others in their quest to help clean up […]

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Great Honour For Presentation Castleisland Teacher

Great Honour For Presentation Castleisland Teacher

November 29, 2020 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESS teacher at Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland will be a special guest on the Student Enterprise Programme, National Live Webinar on this Monday evening. Mr. Dargan is one of just three teachers in the country, that have been selected to take part in this National Webinar series. He will […]

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Ellie Stack, a 5th year student in Mercy Mounthawk won 1st prize in the 14-17 age category of the Cara Credit Union Art Competition with this entry.

Imaginative Art From Prizewinners In Cara Credit Union Competition

November 27, 2020 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Cara Credit Union Art Competition 2020 results were announced recently with students in Tralee schools featuring among the prizes. This year’s theme was ‘Imagine More’, influenced by the creative role art plays in Irish society and it encouraged participants to unlock their imagination and look at how art inspires us and our […]

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The new Student Council at CBS The Green. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Student Council Elected At CBS The Green

November 27, 2020 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green unveiled their newly elected Students Council on Thursday. The potential leaders of the future held their training day last week with their liaison teacher Karen Tobin.  “It was a packed day of teambuilding activities ensured that they are ready for the task ahead. The students council has representatives from […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Transition Years preparing for the annual fashion show. From left; Adam Dinner, Coren Hughes, Bríd O'Brien, Róisín Reidy, Anna Kerdzaia, Daisy Nowak and Thomas Maguire. Photo by Dermot Crean

COVID Can’t Stop Annual Mercy Mounthawk Fundraising Fashion Show

November 25, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

IN this most surreal of years, some things remain the same…well, sort of! The annual Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show will return once again but, of course, it’s going to take place online due to COVID restrictions. “The theme of this year’s show is ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’. Reflective of the times we […]

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Brendan Culloty, Manager of Hugh Culloty; Ethan Fitzgerald, Student, Mercy Mounthawk; and Rachel Fitzgerald, Chairperson of Mercy Mounthawk Parents' Council.

Great Prizes In Raffle To Help Buy Technology Equipment In Mercy Mounthawk

November 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council is running a Christmas Technology Raffle with some fantastic prizes to be won by parents of students in the school. Tralee-based Aspen Grove Solutions has donated a generous amount of money to the parents’ council to help them raise funds for technology within the school. This […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Conor Bradshaw, Dara Newsome and David Hughes with the two awards they won at Scifest 2020 last weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Win Two National Scifest Awards

November 24, 2020 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Mercy Mounthawk students were celebrating this week after winning two prestigious awards at Scifest 2020, which was held over the past weekend. Dara Newsome, David Hughes and Conor Bradshaw’s ‘Specs’ project — an adapted spectacle system for Dementia patients — won both the Intel Technology Award and the Boston Scientific […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Students Need Public Votes To Win Scifest Award

Mercy Mounthawk Students Need Public Votes To Win Scifest Award

November 20, 2020 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Mercy Mounthawk students are competing for the Scifest STEM Outreach Award 2020, but they need your votes to win. At the moment, Dara Newsome, David Hughes and Conor Bradshaw are in second place in the online competition with their ‘Specs’ project which is a spectacle system for Dementia patients. You can […]

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Sponsored: CBS The Green To Host Virtual Open Night On Thursday

Sponsored: CBS The Green To Host Virtual Open Night On Thursday

November 10, 2020 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green is to showcase its many facilities and attributes during a virtual open night on the school website this Thursday evening from 6pm. It’s a chance for parents and guardians to have a look at the Catholic all-boys secondary school which is proud of its record in the provision […]

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Kerry Students Invited To Take Part In Science Week Event

Kerry Students Invited To Take Part In Science Week Event

November 7, 2020 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS, teachers and parents in Kerry and across the country are being offered the opportunity to participate in a unique virtual science event as part of Science Week. ASPIRE with Abbott takes place on Nov. 12th in association with Science Foundation Ireland and is one of the flagship events of […]

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Outdoor art class at Presentation.

Sponsored: Take A Virtual Tour Of Presentation Secondary Tralee This Wednesday

November 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School, Tralee will host a virtual tour of the school on this coming Wednesday, November 11, at 7pm. Presentation Secondary School is a school community where all individuals have the opportunity to develop their abilities and reach their potential in a caring and happy environment. A spirit of […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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