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Tralee Schools To Receive Awards For Maths And Science Excellence

Tralee Schools To Receive Awards For Maths And Science Excellence

June 16, 2015 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  THIRTY-NINE Kerry primary schools, including many from the Tralee area, will receive the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Award of Science and Maths Excellence. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, made the announcement that, overall, 549 Irish primary schools across the country will receive this […]

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Members of Kerry ETB and IT Tralee at the signing of the MOU between both parties in the North Campus on Monday evening.

IT Tralee And Kerry ETB Reaffirm Their Partnership

June 16, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE and the Kerry Education and Training Board reaffirmed their partnership on Monday evening in the North Campus. Both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue to maximise opportunities for learners in Kerry. The MOU reaffirms both organisations commitment to working collaboratively as they have done since 2007. […]

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At the IT Tralee Post Graduate Exhibition on in the Ashe Memorial Hall were, from left: Zara and Josephine O'Dowd. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Innovative Ideas Abound At IT Tralee Graduates’ Exhibition

June 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE students took over Kerry County Museum Thursday when they exhibited the work they had produced over the year long course. The Master of Arts in Creative Media programme is designed to facilitate a broad range of media contexts, including film-making, broadcasting, design, music, performance, visual arts, literature and interactive […]

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At the National Learning Network Tralee, Certificate Presentation Ceremony, were from left: Catherine Moriarty, Patrick Cronin, Danielle O'Connoll, Michael Sweeney, Carrie Anne O'Connor and Donna Lyons. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Legend Of Broadcasting Joins National Learning Network Students For Big Day

June 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 190 students gathered from the different National Learning Network’s classes scattered around Tralee, to receive certificates for their achievements over the last year in the Fels Point Hotel on Friday. A year’s hard work came to fruition for the students from the National Learning Network’s two centres in Tralee – […]

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Kerry Students Will Have Plenty Support At Children’s Games In Holland

Kerry Students Will Have Plenty Support At Children’s Games In Holland

June 13, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHTEEN Kerry students are heading to Holland soon for the annual International Children’s Games in Alkmaar…and they’re bringing a crowd with them! The athletes selected to represent Tralee at this year’s games, from June 24 to 29, gathered at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night for a photoshoot and to hear […]

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James O'Donoghue raises the Active Flag at Blennerville National School. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

James O’Donoghue Raises Flag At Blennerville National School

June 13, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic treat for the pupils of Blennerville National School on Friday when Kerry star, James O’Donoghue, visited to raise their Active Schools Flag and their second Green Flag for Conserving Energy in our Environment. The kids gathered excitedly for the arrival of ‘Jod’ and there were massive cheers when the […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

June 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of runners and walkers turned out on Sunday in beautiful weather and perfect running conditions, to take part in the annual ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. There was excitement and anticipation on the faces of the competitors, both young and old, as they geared up for the start of the event, a […]

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Enjoying Moyderwell National School Active Week were, from left: Jamie Williams, Jamie Burrows, Isabella Maloney, Martin Quilligan and Richard Doyle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Moyderwell School Gets Active

June 6, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

  MOYDERWELL National school was full of hustle and bustle this week as pupils and teachers alike took part in the school’s active week. The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage all schools to organise an Active School Week as part of their annual school calendar. On […]

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PHOTOS: Students Report Positive Start To Exams

PHOTOS: Students Report Positive Start To Exams

June 4, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

WEDNESDAY was D-Day for almost 4,000 students here in Kerry as they nervously sat down to take the first exams of the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. TraleeToday.ie was out and about yesterday afternoon to talk to some of the students as they finished English Paper 1, the traditional opener of the […]

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Scoil Naomh Erc, Glenderry, take part in National WOW Day 2015.

Glenderry Kids Make Strides For Healthier Living

June 3, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Naomh Erc, Glenderry, held an action day on Thursday last to support the Greenschools, Active Schools and Health Promoting Schools Programmes. Pupils from Green-Schools all over Ireland come together during National Walk to School Week to show their support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to walk to […]

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Kerry Group Gives €15,000 Towards Play Area Equipment For School

Kerry Group Gives €15,000 Towards Play Area Equipment For School

June 1, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE new extension to St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School was opened last Wednesday and a global giant has stepped in to make sure the kids there have a great place to play during breaks. Two new post-primary ASD rooms, a multi-sensory room, social space, play area and staff room […]

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St Ita's and St Joseph's School Principal, Grace Sheahan, helps student Luke Scollard cut the cake he made specially to mark the opening of the new extension to the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Momentous Day At Tralee School As New Extension Is Officially Opened

May 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE culmination of five years of planning and work came to fruition on Wednesday with the opening of a new extension to St Ita’s and St Joseph’s Primary and Post Primary School. A special celebration day was held at the school with a Mass, celebrated by Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne in […]

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Two North Kerry School Projects Among 12 Finalists In National Awards

May 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  TWO entries from north Kerry schools have made it to the national finals of the ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ in which just 12 finalists were chosen from 1,000 entrants. Third and sixth class students Shane Browne, Neave Tugwell and Katelyn Curtin from Loughfouder NS in Knocknagoshel will be there as one […]

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At the Causeway Comprehensive transition year Fairtrade presentation at Kerry ETB were, from left: Toireasa Ferris, John Walker, Grainne Mulvihill, Sylvia Thompson, Margaret O'Mahony, Rita Hogan, Eugen Moriarty, Hugh O'Connell, Seamus Hussey Fitzgerald, Matt Tyrkrel, Solas O'Halloran and Jessica Lightfoot. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Causeway School Spreading The Fairtrade Message

May 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  STUDENTS from Causeway Comprehensive went to the Kerry ETB offices in Monavalley on Monday to try and persuade head office there to use Fairtrade products. Fairtrade is a social movement, whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. The presentation, […]

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Presentation Students Receive Certs For Taking Part In Liturgy Programme

Presentation Students Receive Certs For Taking Part In Liturgy Programme

May 25, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY students from Transition Year in Presentation Secondary School received certificates marking their participation in the Children’s Liturgy programme in St John’s Parish. The certificates were presented by Eileen Doyle (Children’s Liturgy Co-ordinator) and Fr Bernard Healy. The Children’s Liturgy programme has been up and running at the 10.30am Sunday Mass […]

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Spa NS To Hold ‘Donal Walsh 6k Challenge’

Spa NS To Hold ‘Donal Walsh 6k Challenge’

May 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa NS on Friday as the 2015 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the second year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising another family fun day in honour of Donal, their […]

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Presentation Students Raise Funds For Cuan Mhuire

Presentation Students Raise Funds For Cuan Mhuire

May 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  STUDENTS from Presentation Secondary School, Tralee made a presentation to Cuan Mhuire on Friday. The cheque for €1,050 was a result of fundraising activities in the school which were organised to support the work of Cuan Mhuire. Sr Bríd Clifford, former Principal of Presentation Secondary, Tralee, was delighted to accept […]

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PHOTOS: Brookfield College Students Celebrate Their Graduation

PHOTOS: Brookfield College Students Celebrate Their Graduation

May 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Brookfield College Leaving Cert class celebrated their graduation on Thursday in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The school, which opened its doors in 1988, has a long history of providing education to senior level students in Tralee. The 89 students  were the 27th alumni to finish the school, based in Oakpark. “Tonight […]

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At the Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai graduation were, from left: Aisling Ni Chonaill, Megan Ni Cionachtaigh and Laura Ni Dhrisceoil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Celebrating Achievement At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Awards Night

May 23, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a momentous occasion for the students of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday night in the Ballygarry House Hotel where the student awards ceremony took place. Families of the students joined the management and staff of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to celebrate the students achievements. It was also a very special occasion […]

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Cllr Terry O'Brien with Ann O'Dwyer, Kerry ETB, staff and award winners at the Coláiste Gleann Lí awards on Thursday at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Awards Celebrate A Great Year At Coláiste Gleann Lí

May 22, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a momentous day for the students of Coláiste Gleann Lí on Thursday when the inaugural second level student awards ceremony took place. Familes of the students joined the management and staff in the assembly hall where awards were presented to many students. The accolades celebrated the varied achievements of Coláiste Gleann […]

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Tralee VTOS To Hold Information Morning On Adult Education

Tralee VTOS To Hold Information Morning On Adult Education

May 21, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

VTOS Tralee are to hold an information morning this Friday May 22 for those looking to return to education. The morning will kick off at 10am and will run until 1pm at their centre in Clash, with various talks set to be held on the number of courses and programmes […]

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At the Moyderwell International Day were, from left. Molly Walsh, Chiombhe Somers, Kora Izabella Chlamtacz and Amanda Velzen. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: An International Flavour To Proceedings In Moyderwell

May 20, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Primary School celebrated its diversity on Tuesday as part of the Blue Star Programme with a tasting event. The 6th class pupils, took charge of the event by bringing culinary delights from different countries across Europe and further afield, cooked by them with help from their parents. Every class participated in a project while […]

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At the launch of the Blennervile National School 5k/10k Road Race were  from left, front: Sean and Conor O'Neil. Back: Marcus Howlett, Kerry O'Neil, Kerry O'Sullivan, Emma Grainey, Machelle Grainey and Orla O'Donnell. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Meet Up With Old Friends At The Blennerville School Fundraising Run

May 19, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School and the Run The Kingdom have joined forces to organise what they hope will be an annual road race. ‘The Blennerville National School 5k/10k Road Race’ will take place on Sunday June 28 and take off from Blennerville Windmill at 10am. Continued below… The 10k part of […]

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Polly Gill, Rachel O'Brien, Clionagh Moynihan, Kendall Jenner and Clionagh Hayes after the Presentation Secondary School Graduation on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Celebrate Graduation

May 17, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School sixth year students celebrated their graduation on Friday. Students, their families and teachers attended a mass in St John’s  Church to mark the event which was then followed by a reception in the school hall. There was also the added treat for the 120 girls when they got to […]

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Dylan Harnett, Brandon Boyle, Cian Kennedy, Henry Adedeji and Darragh Ryan at the CBS The Green Graduation night in the school gym on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Students Enjoy Graduation Night

May 16, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a special evening in CBS The Green as the school held its annual graduation. Families of the 108 students who will take exams next month, were there to see the teenagers mark – what for most will be – the end of their schooldays. Special guest speaker was […]

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Ciara Drummey and Amy Scanlon at the CBS Primary School Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Michelle Culloty

PHOTOS: Almost 400 Watch CBS Primary Fashion Show

May 16, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School held their first ever School Fashion show on Thursday night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, and it surpassed all expectations. The ballroom was packed to capacity, with almost 400 people in attendance and they were thoroughly entertained from start to finish with a selection of fashion from 16 local […]

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St Ita's St Joseph, staff with teachers from four European nations who visited the school as part of the Comenius initiative. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Teachers From All Over Europe Visit St Ita’s St Joseph’s

May 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  TEACHERS from four European countries visited St Ita’s St Joseph’s National School as part of a teacher exchange of ideas and best practice on Thursday. Twenty-four teachers from, Germany, Tenerife, Turkey, Belgium came to the school as part of a European Union educational project called ‘Building Bridges and Extending Horizons’. The […]

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Ardfert NS Win National Final Of The ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

Ardfert NS Win National Final Of The ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

May 15, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT NS were recently announced as the winners of the national finals in the ‘One Good Idea’ competition in Dublin. Six children from third class in the school won the national competition in Dublin Castle on May 7 which was in association with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Pupils […]

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At the preliminary round of the Allianz Cumann a mBunscol table quiz in Holy Family National School, were from left: Matthew Browne, Gavin Burrows, Dean Farrell, Dylan Hurley and Adam Curren. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Battle Out In Table Quiz

May 14, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

A PRELIMINARY round of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Table Quiz for national school children was held in Holy Family National School on Tuesday. The round was for schools located in the Tralee and St Brendan’s Board area with eight teams from, Holy Family, CBS Clounalour and Spa National Schools […]

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PHOTOS: Spa Pupils Quiz Irish MEP On Visit To Tralee

PHOTOS: Spa Pupils Quiz Irish MEP On Visit To Tralee

May 13, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has praised students and teachers from Spa National School after a visit to the school this week. Ms Clune visited the school on Monday to speak to the students about her role as an MEP. The pupils of 6th Class are currently taking part in the […]

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