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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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Cllr Jim Finucane, Chairperson of the Kerry ETB Board officially opens the new science lab at Kerry College of Further Education watched by Principal of KCFE Mary Lucey and staff. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Science Laboratory Facility Opened At Kerry College Of Further Education

June 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) officially opened its new state of the art Science Lab on Friday with Cllr Jim Finucane, Chairperson of the Kerry ETB Board, cutting the ribbon. This is an acknowledgement of the future plans for KCFE to service the Science and Bio Industries going forward. In […]

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Some of the children learning music at Moyderwell with Principal Moira Quinlan, music teacher Lucy Tanner and Deputy Principal Máire Jones. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell School Is Hitting The Right Note With Music Programme

May 31, 2018 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE assembly hall at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School was filled with music on Wednesday as the school held a concert to showcase the talents of their young musicians taking part in their music programme. Students played a wide range of pieces, from traditional to classical, during the event which was […]

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Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

May 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

With the State exams just a week away, Billy Ryle gives some last minute tips for students… The county is basking in glorious sun shine so it must be exam time. In fact, the waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates – about 4,000 from Kerry – as […]

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Repro Free 29.5.18 - Kerry Students win Top EPA award .. 
Pictured Presentation Secondary School Milltown students Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane .. 

The EPA has found the winners of this year’s External link The Story of Your Stuff competition in Co. Kerry.  Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane, students at Presentation Secondary School Milltown, teamed up to tell the story of chewing gum – from its history to how it’s currently manufactured and how innovative ways are being found to reduce its negative impact on the environment after use.

Winners of 2018 The Story of Your Stuff competition

This is the second year the EPA has hosted their secondary school competition, The Story of Your Stuff.  Dr Easkey Britton, five-time Irish national surf champion, was chosen as the ambassador for this year’s campaign. Students were asked to submit stories about the life cycle of an everyday object with an underlying theme of recycling and sustainability.  The submitted entries focused on everything from wellies to wheels. The judges were impressed with the entrants’ ability to approach the competition with a creative and refreshing perspective.

Speaking about the winning entry, Dr Easkey Britton said,

“I’m completely inspired by the creativity from everyone who participated in The Story of Your Stuff competition. It showcases so powerfully the talent and potential for young people to engage with issues they care about and create stories with positive impact. Congratulations to winners Amber and Lauren for their unique and highly creative perspective on the story of chewing gum. Incredibly well researched, beautifully illustrated using stop motion techniques, with a cyclical narrative and strong take-away message and solutions for a cleaner environment and healthier society.”

Although Amber and Lauren faced tough competition from students around the country, their innovative use of animation and their storytelling skills captured the judges’ attention and h

Pres Milltown Girls Win National Competition

May 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE EPA has found the winners of this year’s national ‘The Story of Your Stuff’ competition and they’re from Kerry. Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane, students at Presentation Secondary School Milltown, teamed up to tell the story of chewing gum – from its history to how it’s currently manufactured and […]

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Katie Dennehy, Ewelina Jaworska, Rachel Driscoll and Edel Moran at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Mercy Mounthawk’s Graduation Day

May 27, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather was perfect for photographs after the Sixth Year students of Mercy Mounthawk celebrated their graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Friday afternoon. The church was packed with the families of around 180 students who reflected on their time in the school. Then it was out […]

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Melanie Nic Phiarais, Édith de Faoite,  Shauna Ní Mhuircheartaigh, Una Ní Bhrosnacháin, Niamh Ní Churtáin and Eimear Ní Dhuinnín at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí annual awards on Thursday evening at Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Enjoy Annual Awards Night

May 25, 2018 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night to celebrate achievement at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí graduation ceremony at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night as students accepted a range of awards. The special guest speaker for the evening was poet and writer Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, a past pupil of the school, who just last […]

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Katelyn Kearney (Excellent Attendance), Karolina Szlapka (Diligence) and  Andrea Foley (Overall Positive Progress) at the Coláiste Gleann Lí awards on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Awards Day Arrives For Coláiste Gleann Lí Students

May 25, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2017/2018 year was another huge success for the growing school which has seen enrolments continue to increase at a rapid rate and this was celebrated at their annual awards on Thursday afternoon. In response to the growing enrolments, the sod has been turned on a €1.1 million euro extension […]

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Subject award winners, in front; Michael O'Donnell (Irish), Darragh O'Brien (Maths, Physics, Economics, Geography, German) Principal Anne O'Callaghan, Stephen Gannon (DCG and Chemistry) and Cathal Murphy (History). Back row left to right; Dylan Kildea McConnell (Business), Leon Dunne Hourigan (Construction Studies), John Walsh (LCVP), Hugh Healy (French, English, Biology).

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Presents Annual Awards To Students

May 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green Tralee has had its annual awards ceremony in the school this week to honour its high-achieving pupils. A number of awards were given to 6th Year students in the various academic subjects and for sporting prowess. Principal of CBS The Green, Ms Anne O’Callaghan presented the award and, […]

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Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai students with the Gaelbhratach.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Receive An Gaelbhratach

May 24, 2018 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí’s Coiste Gaeilge received An Gaelbhratach in Dublin this week where they met music group Seo Linn and students from 80 other schools. An Gaelbhratach is a purple flag that gives the school recognition for the promotion of Irish outside of the classroom. It’s the schools 4th year in […]

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Tara Dowling and family Patrick, Rita, Pat, James and Sean at the First Holy Communion Day for Blennerville school pupils in Curraheen on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day For Moyderwell, Holy Family And Blennerville School Pupils

May 20, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

THEY couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. The sun shone down on three churches in the Tralee area on Saturday morning as the big day arrived for pupils from local schools. St John’s Church hosted Moyderwell Primary pupils, Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church was the venue for Holy […]

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Looking at their 'time capsules' were Vivien Ahern, Anna Sheehy, Maebh Pierse and Amy Qejvani at the Presentation Secondary School Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Reliving The Past While Looking To The Future At Presentation Graduation

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of emotion and optimism for the sixth years of Presentation Secondary on Friday as they enjoyed graduation day. The 96 students were joined by their families and staff from the school for mass in St John’s Church. Head Girls Eva Dillane and Aine O’Sullivan both gave […]

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Pupils from Scoil Naomh Eirc at the SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin.

Ardfert, Kilmoyley And Sneem Schools Make Final Of SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

May 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS in Ardfert, Kilmoyley and Sneem had projects in the Primary Category in the 2018 SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin on Tuesday and they did very well indeed. St Michael’s National School from Sneem was the runner-up for their campaign ‘Legendary Light Savers’. The ‘Legendary Light Savers’ invented […]

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Riadh Malik, Lauren O'Grady, Lauren Barrett and Orla O'Riordan at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 18, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed into the school gym last night for the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards. As the school year comes to a close it’s fitting that students who have excelled in academia, sport, art, creativity, diligence and more categories are rewarded for their hard work throughout the year. In […]

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The Blennerville school team, winners of the County Final on Monday. Photo courtesy of Blennerville NS

Blennerville Team Did Its Homework To Win County Debating Competition

May 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were celebrations in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville this week as their team won the County Final of the Concern Primary Debating Competition. Held at the Education Centre in Dromtacker on Monday, it was a great achievement as 18 other schools from around the county took part. ‘Homework Is An Essential […]

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In front; Niamh Rahilly, Natasha Tobin and Ruth O'Connell. At back; Doireann Thomas, Mary O'Connell, Laura Scanlon and Aisling O'Connell who are taking part in a project on Lyme Disease awareness. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pres Girls Reach Final Of ECO UNESCO Competition With Lyme Disease Project

May 11, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Tralee girls have advanced to the final of the ECO UNESCO competition with their project on Lyme Disease and now they need your votes. The group of Transition Year students in the ‘Give An X To Ticks’ project have held a ‘Tick Awareness Day’ back in February to inform the public about […]

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Some of the award winners on the night.

PHOTOS: Causeway Comprehensive Holds Annual Awards Night

May 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual student awards night for Causeway Comprehensive took place in the school on Tuesday with the awards were presented by Ms. Aoife Thornton, chairperson of the Board of Management. There were a total of 140 awards presented on the night. This night is the culmination of the hard work […]

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Press ReleasePhoto will be syndicated by Domnick Walsh PhotographyGaelcholáiste Chiarraí new building project advances to the next stageKerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) is delighted to have received approval form the Department of Education and Skills to progress the New School Building for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the next Stage. Following the submission of a detailed Stage 1 Report by the Design Team the Department has approved the Project to progress to Stage 2. The Stage 1 submission addressed the development of an initial concept and design for the school including layout, traffic management etc.In addition this phase included a full site survey assessing ground conditions, existing services, vegetation etc. The final stage 1 report as submitted summarised the design, cost and viability of the entire project.  Approval to progress to Stage 2 represents significant advancement project by the Design Team which began its work in April 2017, following their appointment. The new school which is being delivered under the devolved funding model, will provide a state of the art accommodation for staff and students and will include the following: • over 20 general purpose classrooms • Specialists room including multimedia, music, design and communications graphics etc. • science laboratories • arts rooms • home economics room • construction studies, engineering and technology rooms • A school library, general purpose areas, students dining area, staff room etc. In addition the new school building project will include a full size PE h

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí’s New Building Project Advances To Next Stage

May 9, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) has received approval from the Department of Education and Skills to progress the new school building for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the next stage. Following the submission of a detailed Stage 1 Report by the Design Team the Department has approved the Project to […]

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Presentation students present a cheque to Inspired group members on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Raise Funds For Inspired Group

May 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION students raised €380 for the Inspired Group during National Flag day back in March and handed over the cheque on Friday last. Teacher, Margaret Barry, explained how the fifth year history students raised the funds. “Presentation Tralee is associated with the Thomas Francis Maher Foundation which aims to promote […]

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Aoibhín Garrihy with Ballyheigue's Scoil Naomh Iosef pupils at the presentation of a €5,000 cheque from Gala Retail.

Aoibhín Garrihy Visits Ballyheigue School To Present A €5,000 Gift From Gala

May 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

AS part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Gala Retail,  visited Scoil Naomh Iosef in Ballyheigue on Friday last to donate a huge €5,000 to the school as part of its Gala Gifts for Schools competition. Scoil Naomh Iosef was named as a ‘runner-up’ in the Gala Gifts for Schools competition, […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Students Among The Medals At Kerry Schools Track And Field Championships

PHOTOS: Tralee Students Among The Medals At Kerry Schools Track And Field Championships

May 7, 2018 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 500 secondary school students from Kerry and West Limerick took part in the annual Kerry Schools Track and Field Championships which took place at the Riocht athletic track on Tuesday last. The rain did not dampen their enthusiasm and an enjoyable day was had by all.  The shields for […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk 1st year basketball team and coaches.

Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Just Pipped For All-Ireland Title

April 30, 2018 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk first year basketballers can be proud of their achievements at the weekend, after they made it to the All-Ireland Schools League Final played at UL. After winning five games on the trot against teams from Cork, Wicklow, Antrim, Dublin and Cavan, they faced Presentation Brothers Cork in the […]

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Scoil Eoin pupil Diarmuid Murphy with Niamh, James, Mary Murphy, Clara Vitense and Cathal Murphy at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day Arrives For Scoil Eoin And Caherleaheen Pupils

April 29, 2018 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

THEY were blessed with the weather yesterday morning for two First Holy Communion services in Tralee, as the big day arrived for Scoil Eoin and Caherleaheen NS pupils. There were 79 pupils from Ms Daly, Ms Dennehy and Ms Sheehan’s classes at Scoil Eoin, receiving the Host for the first […]

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Derryquay NS pupils and teachers with Sean Kelly MEP at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sean Kelly Takes Questions From Derryquay NS Pupils

April 28, 2018 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Derryquay NS had a special visitor on Friday when they welcomed Sean Kelly MEP to the classroom. Mr Kelly was visiting as part of the Blue Star Programme which is being undertaken by pupils. The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. […]

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Scoil Eoin Pupil Wins Overall Award In National Competition

Scoil Eoin Pupil Wins Overall Award In National Competition

April 27, 2018 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A PUPIL from Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, is celebrating after winning the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge Final. Kai Seino achieved the overall highest score in the competition which took place last Saturday, April 21 in NUI Maynooth. The talented student from the Tralee school won first place in the 8-10 age […]

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Kian Ó Riagáin, Eve Ní Chriodáin Amy Ní Mháirtín and Sean Ó Murchú at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transition Year students' Fashion Show in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Hit The Catwalk For Annual Fashion Show

April 27, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students turned on the style last night for their annual fashion show. There was a large crowd at The Rose Hotel for the event which saw the students take to the catwalk in fashions from numerous local businesses. Mentored by teacher Michelle D’Altúin, the students organise every aspect […]

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PHOTOS: Primary Schools Pupils Enjoy Spikeball Tournament In Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Pupils Enjoy Spikeball Tournament In Mercy Mounthawk

April 27, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR primary schools took part in a special spikeball tournament at Mercy Mounthawk Gym on Wednesday. Caherleaheen, Scoil Eoin, Spa and O’Brennan schools had a really enjoyable morning fielding a number of teams on the day organised by TY students from Mounthawk which coincided with the school’s Health Promotion Week. […]

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Students set off on the 5k run on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk School Holds Series Of Events For Health Promotion Week

April 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a very busy few days up at Mercy Mounthawk as a series of events have taken place to mark Health Promotion Week. It was launched on Tuesday with a visit from the lads from ACT – All Change Together — which is a health promotion programme based in Kerry […]

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Young Arthur O'Brien lets the ball fly as his dad Arthur, mom Mary, brother Daniel and Josh Corbett, activity facilitator at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home look on. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Boccia Buddy Brings Happiness To CBS Pupil Arthur

April 24, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG pupil at CBS Primary School who uses a wheelchair due to a rare condition, is now able to take part in a sports activity thanks to a kind-hearted employee of Our Lady Of Fatima Nursing Home. Six year old Arthur O’Brien was born with a rare condition called […]

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Joy Murphy, Diana Meriakri and Jessica Murphy who took part in the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Show at the school on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music, Song, Fashion And Drama At Transition Year Show In Mounthawk

April 21, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A PACKED Centenary Hall in Mercy Mounthawk witnessed a fantastic night of entertainment as Transition Years put on their annual show. Music from ‘High School Musical’, drama scenes from ‘Playboy Of The Western World’, Junk Kouture fashion, music and so much more entertained families of the students who put a […]

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