SCHOOLS

Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert School To Host Children’s Cycle Event In September

August 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

PREPARATIONS for the second annual Ardfert Annual Kids’ Cycle have moved into top gear as the event is just four weeks away. Taking place on Sunday, September 16 at 12pm, children have the option of a 5km or 10km cycle. At last year’s inaugural kids cycle, 58 kids who were […]

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Amy Walsh, Emma Daly, Emma Lynch and Brogan Rogers with their Leaving Cert results at Presentation Tralee on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Leaving Cert Results Are In For Tralee Students

August 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

HAPPINESS, nervousness, and for some, a little disappointment were among the emotions evident at schools around the country this morning as thousands of students collected their Leaving Cert results. There were 1,727 Kerry students among them and hundreds were from Tralee schools, so we called around this morning to see what […]

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Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

August 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW, national survey has identified a rise in the number of parents in debt due to back-to-school related costs. Well over a third of parents in Ireland (36%) now say they are getting into debt trying to cope with costs at back-to-school time. This compares with 29% who reported […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde Has Availability For 5th Year Transition Programme

SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde Has Availability For 5th Year Transition Programme

July 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  Coláiste Íde has availability for students who wish to spend a year improving their grasp of the Irish language prior to embarking on the Leaving Certificate. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated close to Dingle town. Renowned for its high standard of post-Primary […]

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Moyderwell Mercy pupils with the Travel Maintenance Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils End The School Year On An Active Note

June 28, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a hot morning for a cycle on Wednesday as some of the pupils at Moyderwell Mercy ended the school year with a cycle to Mounthawk via the ‘Skinny Mile’. It was all part of the Green Schools Project running at the school to encourage more environmentally-friendly and active […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Have Until Sunday To Submit ‘Change Of Mind’ To CAO

Billy Ryle: Students Have Until Sunday To Submit ‘Change Of Mind’ To CAO

June 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the state exams are done and dusted so the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there is still an important job to be done… The 80,000 plus applicants to the Central Applications Office (CAO) for a coveted college place […]

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Number Of Tralee Schools Receive Science Foundation Ireland Awards

Number Of Tralee Schools Receive Science Foundation Ireland Awards

June 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of Tralee area schools have been given Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards. Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD together with Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, this week announced 28 primary schools in Kerry which have […]

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Donnchadh Walsh with the Friends For Life team at Scoil Naomh Erc.

PHOTOS: A Memorable Day For Scoil Naomh Erc Pupils

June 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE boys and girls of Scoil Naomh Erc, Glenderry, Ballyheigue, enjoyed a great day on Tuesday, June 19, as they raised their Fifth Green Flag and received their certificates for taking part in the Friends for Life programme. The Friends for Life programme which was delivered to all children from […]

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Francis Quill with his family Ronan, Declan, Caroline, Carmel, Louise, Brendan and Fergal at his retirement party at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Francis Quill Retires After 45 Years In Teaching

June 26, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER 41 years in Holy Family school, Francis Quill is taking a well-earned rest. The Deputy Principal from Ashgrove is retiring this week and staff from the school joined his family for a celebration at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Francis started off his teaching career in Dolphin’s Barn […]

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Sara Peterniec, Shania Coffey and Lily O'Brien at graduation night in the Moyderwell Mercy school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pupils Look Back On Their Time In Moyderwell At Graduation Night

June 22, 2018 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a time for celebration and reflection at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Thursday evening, as sixth class pupils graduated after eight years of hard work and fun times. Principal Moira Quinlan spoke very highly of the pupils and presented them with a certificate and medal to mark their […]

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Holy Family sixth class pupils at graduation night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Pupils At Holy Family School

June 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special evening on Wednesday as pupils from Holy Family graduated after eight years in primary school. A Mass was celebrated in the school assembly area followed by a few words from Principal Ed O’Brien who spoke highly of the Class of 2018 and wished them well in […]

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Principal of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Cáit Uí Chonchúir, accepts a cheque from Eddie Forster and Chairperson of the Parents Association, Anne Marie Rogers Burke at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fundraisers Result In €35,000 For Gaelscoil As School Marks Achievements

June 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

CELEBRATIONS to mark the end of the school year continued in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn this week as pupils, teachers, staff and parents joined together to mark further awards and presentations made to Tralee’s All Irish Education School which is also celebrating 40 successful years in All Irish Primary Education. Following a […]

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Front from left; Adam Maher, Lauren Walsh Hayes, special guest Marc Ó Sé, Nikita Hallissey, Kevin Bunger. Back from left; Christina Hannon, Dylan Hyde, Blake O'Gorman and Conor Griffin. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

June 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A SIGNIFICANT day in the lives of eight young students arrived on Tuesday when they graduated from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School. Families gathered at the school in Caherslee for the ceremony which began with Mass followed by cert presentations and special awards. “The students have completed Leaving Cert […]

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‘The Lost Tribe of Collis Sandes Woods’ – a sample of work created by the Teacher Artist Partnership Residency Programme by Tralee Educate Together National School

Tralee Educate Together Pupils Explore Creativity At Education Centre

June 20, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school was one of four countywide to take part in the 2017/2018 Teacher/Artist Partnership (T/AP) residency programme at the Education Centre in Dromtacker. The four participating schools were Tralee Educate Together, Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail, Scoil Mhuire Knocknagoshel and Fossa National school. Each school worked with an artist in residence […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 1 comment

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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