SCHOOLS

Former pupil and current Mayor of Tralee, Terry O'Brien, with teacher Pat Ó Conchúir and pupils Mikey Murray, Riona Downey and Sean Collins at the launch of '40 Years Of Holy Family School on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Treasure Trove Of Memories In ’40 Years Of Holy Family School’

June 6, 2017 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW book compiled by Sixth Class pupil in Holy Family NS was launched last Friday at the school. The book contains photographs from the past 40 years in the school and is a must-have for anyone who is a past pupil. The book came about as a project by […]

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Caoimhe O'Driscoll, Helen O'Driscoll, Fidelma Corridan and Eoin Corridan at Scoil Naomh Eirc Kilmoyley's Night at the Dogs on Saturday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Kilmoyley NS Night At The Dogs Fundraiser

June 5, 2017 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the bad weather, Kilmoyley National School had great support at their fundraising Night at the Dogs event at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Saturday. The night was organised to help raise vital funds for the school to finish the extension currently being built to the highest possible standard. Bouncy Castles, […]

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The Hungarian Ambassador, István Pálffy with his wife Judit Poph (second from right), Principal of Moyderwell Mercy Moira Quinlan and pupils on his visit to the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hungarian Ambassador Views Blue Star Project At Moyderwell School

June 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Mercy Primary School had a special visitor on Wednesday to view a project on the European Union. The school took part in the Blue Star Programme which is an education initiative for primary school pupils across Ireland. The idea of the Programme is to foster better understanding and knowledge of […]

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Last Minute Tips As Students Prepare For The State Exams

Last Minute Tips As Students Prepare For The State Exams

May 31, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

Career Guidance Counsellor and freelance writer, Billy Ryle, has some last minute tips for students as they prepare for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams… The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates – about 4,000 from Kerry – as the State Exams get underway on Wednesday […]

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Tralee Educate Together Pupils Win Maths Poster Competition

Tralee Educate Together Pupils Win Maths Poster Competition

May 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee Educate Together National School senior infants pupils won the overall prize in this year’s Under 7 category in the ‘Have You Got Maths Eyes’ poster competition. Sophie Rinkevica and Jaroslava Dunkova were successful in the competition which is run every year in collaboration with IT Tallaght, Maths Week Ireland […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students Receive Gaelbhratach In Dublin

Gaelcholáiste Students Receive Gaelbhratach In Dublin

May 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí with the Coiste Gaeilge (committee of students who help to organize events and promote Irish in the school) were awarded the Gaelbhratach, by Clíodhna Ní Chíosáin, an Irish actor from the clár teilifíse, Afraic. Seventy schools attended the awards day, which was held in Leopardstown Racecourse. The […]

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St Ita’s & St Joseph’s, Tralee wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw -- Pictured on the day was student  Luke Scollard who welcomed Lee Strand too his school .  . 

St Ita’s & St Joseph’s in Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Luke Scollard who represented the student council stated “I would like to thank Lee Strand for the kind donation. This money will be put towards technology for our school. We would also like to thank Lee Strand for giving us homework diaries each year. It is nice for our students to see the keen interest Lee Strand show in our school system. Earlier in the year Ms Healy took us as part of our preparation for work course to visit Lee Strand. We saw how the company operates and it showed us where we can get employment in the future. Once again a very big thank you to Lee Strand from all in St Ita’s & St Joseph’s.”

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “We would like to congratulate our third winner this year St Ita’s & St Joseph’s and wish all schools the best of luck in the final draw. This year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support for schools”.
 
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St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Wins €500 Thanks To Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools

May 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Ita’s and St Joseph’s in Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Luke Scollard who represented the student council said; “I would like to thank Lee Strand […]

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Presentation students presenting Sr Bríd, accepting on behalf of Cuan Mhuire, with a cheque for €1,000, from students Katie Ahern, Aine O'Sullivan and Aoife O'Sullivan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Girls Raise €1,000 For Cuan Mhuire

May 28, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE students at Presentation Secondary School in Tralee were fundraising again earlier this month and collected an amazing €1,000 for Cuan Mhuire through a non-uniform day. “We have a longstanding association with Cuan Mhuire, mainly through Sr Bríd who is a former Principal, now working in the Farnanes centre in […]

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Violetta Sik, Abbie O'Sullivan, Areej Saghir, Michaela Hrachovinova and Sophie Barrett at the Coláiste Gleann Lí graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coláiste Gleann Lí Leaving Certs Enjoy Graduation Day

May 28, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE Leaving Certificate students from Coláiste Gleann Lí reflected on their time at the school on Friday afternoon at their graduation ceremony. Every one of the 13 students took an active part in the ceremony, where there were symbols of their time presented and messages of gratitude were expressed by […]

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Gerri O'Brien, Ciara Jeffers, Zoe O'Carroll and Ciara O'Connor at the Mercy Mounthawk Sixth Year graduation ceremony at Our Lady and St Brendan Church on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Time To Say Goodbye As Mounthawk Students Graduate

May 27, 2017 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

OUR Lady and St Brendan’s Church was packed on Friday afternoon as students from Mercy Mounthawk said goodbye to their schooldays. There are 186 Leaving Cert students and most of them were present with their families for the ceremony which was an emotional one for them and the staff at […]

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Grace Claro, Aisling Ní Fhuaráin, Darragh Mac Aogáin, Michelle Ní Shuilleabháin and Rachel Ní Ginea at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí awards night at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Receive Awards At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation Night

May 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were a number of awards presented at the annual Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation ceremony at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Students from various years gathered, including all of the Transition Year and Sixth Year classes, while the special guest speaker for the evening was Caroline McEnery of the HR […]

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Maria O'Regan, Siobhan Ryan and Michelle Culloty at CBS Primary School Parents Association table quiz in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz Helps CBS Primary’s Breakfast Club

May 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THURSDAY night saw a table quiz  held in The Ashe Hotel to aid a great programme in CBS Primary School. Every morning, children gather at the school for The Breakfast Club which provides the children — who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to get one at home […]

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Katelynn McCarthy, Sinead Shanahan, Jenny Godley and Susie de Rís at the Brookfield College Graduation Night on Thursday in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Brookfield College Students

May 26, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

LEAVING Cert students of Brookfield College gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the annual graduation. Joined by their families, the 78 students in the private college — who hail from all over the county and even beyond — enjoyed the ceremony followed by refreshments. “Tonight was all about […]

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Jason Cannon, Certificate in Culinary Skills; Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, Tralee; Louse Langan, Higher Diploma in Applied Computing, Laurie O'Shea, Higher Diploma in Applied Computing; Robin Kirk, Head Chef, The Plaza Hotel, Killarney; Sean Ryan, CEO, Aspen Grove Solutions

Eight New Courses Added To ITT Springboard Programme

May 26, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced that they have successfully tendered for eight new courses under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative. The courses, which will run from September 2017 are in the areas of Software Development, Computer Services Management, Culinary Skills, Food Business Innovation, Biopharmaceutical Processes, Industrial Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Quality Management. […]

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Ice-Cream Sales A Cool Way Of Fundraising At Presentation

Ice-Cream Sales A Cool Way Of Fundraising At Presentation

May 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a really busy time at Presentation Secondary School lately. Last week there was the Sixth Year graduation day, Tuesday saw the Women’s Rugby World Cup visit and yesterday saw a cheque presentation to a great organisation. Students from Presentation Secondary School, Tralee presented a cheque for €430 to […]

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PHOTOS: O’Brennan Pupils Welcome Special Guests For Active Schools Week

PHOTOS: O’Brennan Pupils Welcome Special Guests For Active Schools Week

May 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

O’Brennan NS in Ballymac was a hive of activity last week for their annual Active Schools Week and a few familiar faces dropped in to give them encouragement. Despite the unpleasant weather conditions, Monday saw the whole school embark on their Slí na Sláinte challenge which was to complete 10km […]

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Calum O'Leary (centre) prepares to cut the tape to open the new sensory room at Holy Family NS on Tuesday. Included are Franek Siekaniec, Ann Marie Allen SNA, Principal Ed O'Brien and Kyra Prendergast. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Sensory Room Introduced For Pupils At Holy Family

May 25, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE ribbon was cut on the new Sensory Room at Holy Family on Tuesday which is set to be a great addition for pupils at the school. This followed many months of hard work and preparation by all involved but most especially Ms. Anna Marie Allen, Special Needs Assistant, whose drive and enthusiasm […]

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WATCH: School’s Road Safety Video Needs Views In RSA Competition

WATCH: School’s Road Safety Video Needs Views In RSA Competition

May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at a school in Milltown are looking for people to view their video entry in a competition run by the Road Safety Association. The Nagle Rice School entered a competition encouraging children to stay safe on the roads. Carol O’Connor helped the teachers by creating a dance routine with all classes represented. Continued […]

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Students and staff at Kerry College of Further Education celebrate the news that the Erasmus Plus Programme will be introduced for students.

KCFE Students Can Now Get Grants For Work Experience Abroad

May 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education at Clash, Tralee has been successful in securing the Erasmus Plus programme for future students of the college. This in an EU funded scheme and it provides an option for KCFE students to complete the work experience part of their course abroad. Learners who are successful in […]

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Students with the Women's Rugby World Cup at Presentation Secondary School on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Women’s Rugby World Cup Visits Presentation Secondary School

May 23, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE girls at Presentation Secondary School got a chance to see the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy on Tuesday morning. The cup is on a tour of Ireland at the moment and had already visited Tralee RFC last month. “We’re lucky enough to have it in school today,” said PE […]

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Leona Stack, Aine Falvey and Laura O'Connell open their 'Time Capsule' letters at the Presentation Secondary School graduation on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Special Day For Presentation’s Sixth Year Students

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE time spent in Presentation Secondary School was celebrated yesterday as Sixth Year students enjoyed the annual graduation day. Staff, students and families gathered in St John’s Church where Fr Seamus Lindane celebrated Mass. This was followed by speeches by the Deputy Principal Chrissie Kelly, Principal Mary O’Keeffe and Chairperson of the […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a good week for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teams this week. The under 15 hurlers won the Craobh Chiarraí on Wednesday. They defeated St Brendan’s Killarney in the semi-final and the final was contested between Gaelcholáiste and Mercy Mounthawk at the John Mitchels sports grounds. Continued below… Gaelcholáiste played with the wind […]

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Pupils on the runway at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show (Part 2)

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night to remember for everyone involved in Caherleaheen NS on Thursday as they enjoyed a fantastic fashion show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage), it was a great sellout success with staff, pupils and parents hitting the runway parading […]

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Jim, Norman, Elaine, Rachel, Barry and Shane Foley at the CBS The Green Sixth Year graduation on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Sixth Years At CBS The Green

May 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMILIES of CBS The Green Sixth Year students gathered at the school gym on Thursday afternoon, as the school held its annual graduation ceremony. Around 80 students will sit their Leaving Cert this year and this was the last official ceremony before they break up soon to continue studies for the […]

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Student Cian McGrath from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Co. Kerry is pictured at the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards in Dublin. RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott hosted the special awards ceremony at the Bord Gá

Tralee Teenager Among Winners At National Student Theatre Awards

May 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school student was among the winners at the the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2017 held on Wednesday in the  Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Over 1,700 students from 63 schools across Ireland attended the event where the top prize in the Best Dramatic Review category was bestowed […]

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Mommies on the runway wearing fashions from Hannons Castleisland at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show A Sellout Success (Part 1)

May 19, 2017 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS, parents and staff from Caherleaheen National School took to the catwalk for the first time last night and they didn’t disappoint, delivering a fantastic night of entertainment. With a sell out crowd of over 400 attendees at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the fashion show had everything. From the pre-schoolers to the nanas, the bravery […]

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From left to right.   Dara Donnelly, Denis Lynch,    Back Row . Dara Kearney, Adam Dineen, Charlie Fitzgerald, David O'Sullivan, Oisín O'Regan, with their teacher and coach Terence Dineen and John Brassil T.D.

Ballyheigue School Team Wins All-Ireland Gold In Draughts

May 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A TEAM from a school in Ballyheigue recently won gold in draughts in the All Ireland Community Games which took place in the National Sports Campus Dublin. The St Joseph’s NS Under 14 team was welcomed home on Sunday, May 7 as the people of Ballyheigue lined the street. The team was welcomed by […]

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Ellen Cooke, Lara Flynn, Sinead McKeown and Alison Lane at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Annual Awards Night At Mercy Mounthawk

May 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL awards season is in full swing at the moment. On Wednesday, students and their families gathered in the Mercy Mounthawk school gym to see awards handed out for academic and sporting achievements as well as for contribution to the school community. Because of the large student numbers at the school, First, […]

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Gearóid O'Connor, winner of the Student of the Year award with Principal of CBS Anne O'Callaghan at the Leaving Certificate Students Awards. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Honours Its Leaving Cert Students At Annual Awards

May 18, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just weeks to the big exam, CBS The Green’s Leaving Certificate students gathered for the annual awards in the school yesterday. A number of awards were given for academic and sporting achievements to honour students for their hard work during the year. The big winner was Gearóid O’Connor who […]

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Dáire Kennelly (second left) with Coach Jimmy Diggins of Tralee Imperials, teacher and assistant coach Lyndsey  Moriarty and teacher and coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Student Dáire Makes Irish Under 16 Basketball Squad

May 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a proud day for the Kennelly family and Mercy Mounthawk school when news emerged yesterday that a student had made an Irish basketball team. Third year student Dáire Kennelly, from Camp, made the final 12 of the Irish Under 16 team to travel to Sofia in Bulgaria this […]

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