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CBS The Green Planning 90th Anniversary Celebration

CBS The Green Planning 90th Anniversary Celebration

September 6, 2017 at 10:34 am 3 comments

CBS The Green are looking for past pupils to join them for a their 90th anniversary celebrations at the school this autumn. They are also hoping they will contribute their own memories and stories of their time in the school for the event which takes place on October 6 at 1.30pm. […]

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An enthusiastic start to the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert Prepares For A Weekend Of Cycling Fun

September 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go to the 4th annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle and organisers are hoping for another great turnout. Held to raise funds for Ardfert NS, the leisure cycle with 2 routes, 32km and 70km, will provide a challenge for both the novice and experienced cyclist as they negotiate […]

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Junior infants at Flemby NS Adam O'Shea, Dylan Farren, Luke Sheehy and Amari Pabon with teacher Fiona Cooke and Principal Paul Roche at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Happy Junior Infants Begin Schooldays In Tralee And Beyond

September 3, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

SO they’re all settled in by now. Hundreds of junior infants started school this week and they begin a wonderful journey through primary school. We took photos in schools in town and on the outskirts, visiting Caherleaheen, Listellick, Flemby, Tralee Educate Together and St John’s in Ashe Street, while St […]

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Little ladies in Spa NS on their first day at school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Spa And CBS Primary Juniors Settle Into New Surroundings

September 1, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE parents were more anxious than the pupils at Spa NS on Thursday morning as the junior infants started their schooldays. Teacher Valerie Linehan had them all relaxed (the pupils that is!) when we called to take a few photos and there were no tears as the children got used […]

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Clodagh, Jayden and Katie on their first day at St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All Smiles On First Day At Blennerville, Moyderwell And Presentation Schools

August 31, 2017 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE new arrivals at St Brendan’s NS Blennerville, Moyderwell Mercy and Presentation Primary weren’t long in settling in on Wednesday morning. There’s 30 pupils out in Blennerville this year, while both Moyderwell and Pres have two classes each. All schools said the kids settled in well. Principal of Moyderwell, Moira […]

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Harry Rooney and Max Fitzgibbon on their first day at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Day For Juniors At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn and Holy Family

August 31, 2017 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW experience and new friends awaited pupils at schools all over town on Wednesday. At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn there were two classes of junior infants  beginning their schooldays and everything went smoothly, with the tears drying up once parents left the little ones with the teachers. The same was […]

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Róisín McCarthy with parents Trish and Justin at Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Welcomes New Arrivals As Schooldays Begin

August 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun may have been beaming down on us this morning, but summer’s certainly over for primary schoolchildren this morning as thousands head back to the books. For junior infants it’s a daunting but exciting time, as we could see when we visited Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh early on Wednesday. […]

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Open Information Morning On Courses At Tralee VTOS

Open Information Morning On Courses At Tralee VTOS

August 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THOSE with an interest in getting back into education should pay a visit to Tralee VTOS at Clash on Tuesday morning, August 29, for an Open Day, from 10am to 1pm, about the services they offer. The information morning gives information on the two year Leaving Cert course, QQI Level 3 General Learning, […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Marisa O'Connell, Ciara McCarthy, Sinead Deasy and Michaela Hennessy receiving their results on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Happy Faces At Schools Around Tralee As Leaving Cert Results Revealed

August 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm 1 comment

THERE were many happy faces in schools around Tralee on Wednesday morning as the Leaving Certificate results were released. They were some of the 58,500 students who sat the exams nationally, almost 1,900 of whom were Kerry students. Principals from around the schools said they encountered a lot of satisfied students this […]

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KCFE Invites People To Information Session On Options Outside Of CAO

KCFE Invites People To Information Session On Options Outside Of CAO

August 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL leavers and adults considering a return to education are invited to an Information Session on Further Education Options Outside of CAO at Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE), Tralee on Wednesday 23rd August commencing at 6.30pm sharp. “The Information Session will highlight how career goals can be achieved through […]

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Credit Union Has €10,500 To Give Away To Students With Education Awards

Credit Union Has €10,500 To Give Away To Students With Education Awards

August 2, 2017 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual Tralee Credit Union Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards are back and students are invited to apply where they could receive €1,500 towards their studies. Tralee Credit Union’s Education Awards are open to undergraduates in a full time course of at least 2 years’ duration and Dan Kellegher […]

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Teresa Higgins-Walker, Lee Strand presents Dianne Crean, Principal Ballincrossig NS, Ballyduff with a Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools €500 cheque
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Ballincrossig NS, Ballyduff wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools June Draw

Ballincrossig NS in Ballyduff was presented this week with a Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools €500 cheque. Speaking at the presentation Principal Dianne Crean stated “Ballincrossig N.S. were thrilled to win €500 in the Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. Grandmothers, grandfathers, aunties, uncles and cousins as well as parents were enlisted to collect Mighty Mikey Milk mascots. The €500 will be used to procure another raised bed for our school garden and graded readers for our shared reading programme. We would like to thank Lee Strand and express how grateful the whole school community are for the €500.”

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “Lee Strand would like to congratulate Ballincrossig NS. During the past academic year a total of €2,000 was presented to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support for schools. Cash 4 Schools will continue in the forthcoming academic year, so keep collecting your Mighty Mikey Milk tokens over the summer for the next draw.”
 
 


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Lee Strand Presents North Kerry School With €500

June 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLINCROSSIG NS in Ballyduff was presented this week with a Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools €500 cheque. Speaking at the presentation Principal Dianne Crean stated; “Ballincrossig N.S. were thrilled to win €500 in the Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. Grandmothers, grandfathers, aunties, uncles and cousins as well as parents were […]

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The class of 2017 from St Brendan's NS in Blennerville with Principal Terry O'Sullivan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebration Time For Blennerville’s Sixth Class Pupils At Graduation

June 29, 2017 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

IT was truly a special night at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville on Wednesday when the Sixth Class pupils enjoyed a graduation ceremony. The 15 boys and girls who started their schooldays back in 2009 will move on to a new chapter in September, so it was a time to […]

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Tralee Schools To Receive Science And Maths Awards

Tralee Schools To Receive Science And Maths Awards

June 28, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THIRTY primary schools across Kerry, including many in the Tralee area, are to receive awards recognising their work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) over the 2016/17 school year. Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD, today announced the primary schools that have received a […]

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PRESENTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL, LISTOWEL, CO. KERRY CROWNED OVERALL WINNERS AT BIZWORLD BY BANK OF IRELAND GRAND FINAL

Sasha Griffin (front left) and Aisling McCauliffe (front right) with (Back left to right) Lauren Shine with Ella Louise Glynn, Niamh Horgan and Kimberly McCarthy, 6th class pupils from Presentation Primary School from Listowel, Co. Kerry who were crowned overall winners of the Bank of Ireland BIZWORLD GRAND FINAL with their “Kool Kiddies Pack” at the grand final held in Athlone Institute of Technology. More than 40 primary school children from 10 schools nationwide took part in the grand finale of BizWorld by Bank of Ireland with over 8,300 children participating in 277 workshops run by Bank of Ireland since September 2016. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Kerry Primary School Pupils Are The Biz After Winning National Awards

June 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY primary school were announced as overall winners in a national competition. Over 8,300 Primary School Students take part in BizWorld by Bank of Ireland which provided over 277 workshops in 26 counties. More than 40 primary school children from 10 schools nationwide took part in the grand finale of […]

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Advice As The CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

Advice As The CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

June 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Third level applicants have until 5.15pm on Saturday to submit a CAO ‘Change of Mind’ and Billy Ryle has some advice for students as the deadline approaches… The state exams are done and dusted so the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But […]

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At the St Ita's and St Joseph's Graduation day were, front from left; Fr Patsy Lynch, Desmond Dreher, Aidan O'Mahony, Siobhan Looney, Principal Grace Sheehan. Back from left; Ann Marie Ladden, SNA Adrian Sheehan, Nicole O'Sullivan, Cian Begley, Cliona Palmer, Jessica Doona, Sharon Sheehan and Luadh Broadberry and Rachel O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Memorable Day For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Graduates

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

LEAVING school can be an emotional time and it was certainly the case for the 10 graduates from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School on Friday. Families gathered at the school for a Mass followed by a presentation of certificates to the students who hail from all over Kerry and […]

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Former pupils who are currently members of Kerry GAA panels on a visit to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Players Return To Gaelscoil To Raise Well-Earned Flags

June 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of celebration at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday as former pupils of the school who play, or have played, with Kerry teams helped raise three flags earned by the school. Jack and Andrew Barry and Jack Morgan were just three of the ten players present who […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils at their Graduation Ceremony at the school on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Graduation Day Arrives For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils

June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am 1 comment

IT was an emotional Thursday night for all present at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s school hall, for the Sixth Class pupils graduation ceremony. The class, who began in Junior Infants in 2009, will depart for secondary school this autumn so it was a chance for families to get together and reflect […]

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Pupils enjoying Active Schools Week at Spa NS on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Warriors Drop In To Spa NS For Active Schools Week

June 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE beautiful weather provided a perfect time for Spa NS to hold their Active Schools Week and on Thursday there were some familiar faces at the school. Kieran Donaghy, Dusan Bogdanovic and John Dowling from Tralee Warriors imparted some basketball tips to eager youngsters and it looked like they were […]

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Music Initiative Enables Presentation Pupils To Develop Their Talent

Music Initiative Enables Presentation Pupils To Develop Their Talent

June 21, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from Presentation Primary School showcased their musical talents thanks to programme from Kerry Music Education Partnership. The second class pupils put on an impressive musical display on Tuesday when they performed new pieces composed with the help of musician and tutor, Donal Moroney. Second class pupils completed the introductory […]

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PHOTOS: Fun Sports Day At Presentation Primary School

PHOTOS: Fun Sports Day At Presentation Primary School

June 12, 2017 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

By Adrienne McLoughlin Presentation Primary School’s Active Week came to a fitting finale on Friday when the annual school sports took place. There was some doubt during the week if the weather would improve and allow the event take place, but the decision to go ahead proved a good one. […]

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Runners taking part in the Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Rainbows And Rockets At Spa NS For 6k Challenge

June 12, 2017 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT was wet and windy last Sunday but the ‘Live Life’ spirit shone brightly in all those who turned out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by Spa N.S on Sunday. The school organised the family fun day in honour of Donal, their past pupil. “We wanted to […]

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Listellick National School players with trainers Damien Finn and Carol Benner at the Garda-organised Blitz at Na Gaeil Football Club on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Kids Have A Blast At Second Annual Garda-Organised Blitz

June 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

PRIMARY School children from all over Tralee showed off their skills at Na Gaeil GAA Grounds on Friday morning for the second annual Community Policing Garda Blitz in association with Cumann na mBunscoil. Twelve teams took part in total, with the aim of the blitz to encourage the young people in Kerry […]

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Luke Earns School Spirit Award At Balloonagh School

Luke Earns School Spirit Award At Balloonagh School

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Student Council at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh awarded second class student Luke O’Donoghue this year’s School Spirit Award on Friday. The award isn’t based on academic ability, but the child’s behaviour, presence, attitude and enthusiasm in class. Each teacher in the school anonymously nominated a child. The student council, which comprises […]

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Rachel Bowler, Aoife O'Carroll, Lauren O'Grady, Aoibín O'Bryan, and Orla O'Reilly who won Best Senior Girls Team at the All Ireland School's Athletics at the weekend. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Mounthawk Students Take Home Gold At All Ireland Schools Athletics

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk had a very successful trip to the All Ireland School’s Athletics in Tullamore last weekend. The senior girls were awarded Best Senior Girls Team, with some of the team also winning individual medals. Aoibhín O’Brien won gold at the senior girls Long Jump, while Lauren O’Grady won bronze in […]

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WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

June 9, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG people from Neighbourhood Youth Project, Killorglin and Club Óg-Ógras, Ballyheigue are calling on their local communities to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. The groups have submitted films that encourage young people to be “smoke free” into the 2017 X-HALE Short Film […]

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Ballyheigue Pupils Create New Board Game For ‘Reign-y’ Days

Ballyheigue Pupils Create New Board Game For ‘Reign-y’ Days

June 8, 2017 at 10:55 am 1 comment

SIXTH class students Óisin O’Regan and Dara Donnelly from St Joseph’s N.S. Bouleenshere, Ballyheigue, have officially launched ‘Dragon’s Reign’. Óisin and Dara have been working on the project, a board game for 2-4 people, since last September as part of their Junior Entrepreneur Project. This board game has been produced locally […]

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Aidan O'Mahony and Patrick Sayers with students of Presentation Primary School, celebrating the beginning of Sports Activity Week. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Presentation Primary School Pupils Enjoy Activity Week

June 8, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

AIDAN O’Mahony dropped into the Presentation Primary School on Tuesday to help them kick off Sports Activity Week. School’s throughout the country will take part in the Activity Week, which is part of a three year programme to get an Active Flag for their school. The Presentation Primary School are […]

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The St Brendan's NS Fenit team with Garda Aidan O'Mahony, teacher Padraig O'Connor and Garda Kathy Murphy at the Garda Schools Basketball Blitz for girls on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Girls Enjoy Basketball Blitz Organised By Community Gardaí

June 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

MICHEAL O Muircheartaigh and local basketball star Ryan Leonard dropped by Moyderwell school gym on Friday to give their support to a schools basketball blitz for girls, run by the Community Gardaí. Consisting mainly of sixth class pupils, schools taking part were St Brendan’s NS Fenit, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Presentation […]

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