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Pictured Maria Brennan , Colm McEvoy CEO Kerry ETB Jim Ficune Chariman Kerry ETB , Anne O'Dwyer and Owen O Donnell of the Kerry Education & Training Board (Kerry ETB) with Mr. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport who launched our Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre today . 
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PRESS INFO -- Kerry Education and Training Board launch their Education and Training Strategy
2018 - 2022
 
Kerry Education & Training Board (Kerry ETB) are pleased to announce Mr. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will launch our Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre at 10 am on Friday the 9th March 2018. 
 
Kerry ETB was established on July 1st 2013 and the development of this strategy provided an opportunity to chart the strategic direction for Kerry ETB over the next five years. The ETBs services includes primary, post primary and a wide range of further education and training programmes.
 
The mission of Kerry ETB is to create and promote the development of a lifelong learning society in Kerry, so that all who live there have access to the education and training required to fulfil their potential and meet their personal, social, cultural, economic and civic needs.
 
In developing this Strategy, the methodology adopted was designed to ensure extensive internal and external consultation including, ETB board members, learners, students, managers, staff, parents, industry and key community partners and agencies. 
 
The Strategy emphasises the role of Kerry ETB in promoting a holistic education and training experience that spans the full spectrum of life-long learning. Key to the development of the strategy was the commitment to the organisations core values of Respect, Quality, Inclusion, Equality and Learning.  The Strategy aims to promote a shared vision across all of Kerry ETB’s programmes, centres, colleges, schools and services. This shared vision will help to ensure an integrated and seamless approach to the provision of education and training opportunities across the county.
 
The Strategy has identified nine Strategic Goals: -
1) Nationally and Internationally recognised and Quality Assured Programmes.
2) Quality Teaching and Learning.
3) Innovative Education and Training Responses.
4) Access and Progression.
5) Develop Productive Partnerships.
6) Stakeholder Engagement.
7) Effectiveness and Accountability in Governance and Leadership.
8) Marketing, Branding and Communication.
9) Enhancing the Working and Learning Environment.
 
Each strategic goal has a key number of associated actions. Progress with the implementation of the strategy will be measured annually by the implementation plans. The successful implementation of the strategy will require a shared ownership across the organisation with each school, center and programme utilising the strategic objective as the key drivers for their local planning and development.
 
The Chairperson of Kerry ETB, Cllr. Jim Finucane in welcoming the publication of the strategy stated: “I am delighted with the publication of the Kerry ETB Strategy Statement 2018-2022. The ETB is a key provider of education and training opportunities across county Kerry and the successful implementation of this strategy will ensure the continued successful development of the organisation over the next five years. I wish to thank the Chief Executive Officer, the Directors and all involved in the development of the Strategy Statement and I look forward to its implementation”.
 
The Chief Executive Office of Kerry ETB, Mr. Colm Mc Evoy stated: “I am confident that the strategic goals set out in the Strategy Statement are grounded in the organisations core values of Respect, Learning, Quality, Inclusion and Equality and set out a clear strategic path for their development until 2022. Kerry ETB is a large geographically dispersed organisation with over 1,100 staff, delivering education and training programmes from our twenty eight centres to over 15,000 students/learners annually. Our annual budget is in excess of €52 million making the ETB a key contributor the local economy. I look forward to working with the Board, the Directors, School and Centre Management and all the Staff in leading the implementation of the strategy over the next five year”
 
Ann O’Dwyer Director of Schools, Youth and Music stated that “Kerry ETB Primary and Post Primary schools, Youth Work and Music provision look forward to implementing this strategy over the next 5 years. It is the ambition of all our schools to achieve the “highly effective school” standards of teaching and learning, school management and ICT integration as set out by the Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate in the “Looking at our Schools Quality Framework for Primary and Post Primary Schools.” Kerry ETB schools are fully implementing the new Junior Cycle and will have commenced the implementation of the new Senior Cycle during the life of this strategy. We will also continue to prioritise the health and wellbeing of students through the full implementation of the DES Wellbeing Programme and also the ongoing development of the Student Support Teams. It is also envisaged that we will develop 3-4 additional Community National Schools in order to provide for diversity and inclusion in the primary sector. Kerry ETB will also work with our partner Kerry County Council, schools and music bodies to establish Music Generation in Kerry over the coming years. It is our plan to support the continued development of both targeted and generic youth work programmes across the county, based on the needs identified in the recent youth work audit. Kerry ETB will support the improvement of the Irish language through our work the relevant agencies on the implementation of the various Irish Plans across the county as well as continuing to prioritise oral language acquisition on our 8 schools.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Kerry ETB Director of Further Education and Training, Mr Owen O Donnell stated: “Further Education and Training has gone through seismic change over the last few years with the creation of the Education and Training Boards. Kerry ETB aims to continue at the forefront of this change with the development of our Further Education and Training provision to offer the highest quality education and training opportunities possible to our learners and Industry in Kerry. The Strategic Goals outlined in the Kerry ETB 2018-2022 Strategy will act as a road map for the ongoing transformation of the Further Education and Training provision within Kerry. Kerry ETB has several projects in development for new apprenticeships and courses including the upgrading of facilities countywide. I look forward to working with our team in Kerry ETB in the implementation of this Strategic plan“
 
The Kerry ETB Director of Organisation Support & Development, Ms Maria Brennan stated:  “This Strategy Statement was developed following an extensive consultation process with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  The nine goals which will plot our course over the next five years are the product of numerous workshops, interviews and questionnaires.  A planning and monitoring process will be put in place to evaluate the effectiveness of the Strategy and ensure realisation of our goals. I look forward to the full implementation of the strategy and ensuring the continued development of Kerry ETB as a leader in Education and Training provision in Kerry”.
 
ENDS
 
For further information, please contact Marion O Toole at motoole@kerryetb.ie or 066 7121488

Minister Launches Kerry ETB’s Education And Training Strategy 2018-2022

March 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

MR Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport launched the Kerry Education and Training Board’s Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre on Friday morning. Kerry ETB was established on July 1st 2013 and the development […]

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Áine’s Off To Idaho After Winning Fulbright Award

June 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY woman is one of nine students from NUI Galway to scoop the prestigious Fulbright Award. US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley and Ireland’s Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Kyne TD, announced 39 new Fulbright Irish Awardees at the Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin recently. Among […]

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 The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock TD is calling on all primary school students to get involved in the 2016 Our World Irish Aid Awards. 
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Extended Caption 

- Awards seek to help children in Ireland understand global development issues 

and Ireland’s role in fighting poverty worldwide –

The Awards invite pupils across Ireland to create projects, in any medium, through which 

they learn about the lives of children in developing countries and the work of Irish Aid, the 

Government’s programme for overseas development. The projects will highlight the 

challenges facing children in developing countries and the progress which is being achieved 

by Ireland and other countries through the global effort to fight poverty. 

The ‘One World, One Future’ theme of the 2016 Awards asks that pupils imagine how their 

world might look in 2030 and to learn about the newly agreed United Nations Global Goals 

for Sustainable Development which seek to address the root causes of poverty worldwide.

Over 1,000 primary schools throughout Ireland participated in the Our World Irish Aid 

Awards in 2015. Registration for the programme is now open and the deadline for entries is 

Friday, March 11th 2016. 

This year, for the first time, will see the inaugural Our World Irish Aid Awards Teacher of the 

Year Award. This teacher will receive an award, and will be invited to act as an ambassador 

for the Awards for the 2016-2017 programme.

- ENDS -  

 

For further information:

Aileen Murray, Press Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

01 408 2032 

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01 260 5000 / 085 712 7243 (LMD)
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Kerry Primary School Pupils Wanted To Take Part In National Awards

January 23, 2016 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

  ALL Kerry primary school pupils from 3rd to 6th class are being called upon to take part in the 2016 Our World Irish Aid Awards. The awards seek to help children in Ireland understand global development issues and Ireland’s role in fighting poverty worldwide. Through the Awards, pupils learn about the lives […]

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Tralee Schools Included In Schools Capital Plan

Tralee Schools Included In Schools Capital Plan

November 17, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

  NINE major school investment projects in Kerry have been given the green light by the new School Buildings Plan announced today and Tralee schools are among those to benefit. CBS Primary School, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Listellick NS and Tralee Educate Together are the Tralee schools included in the plan. Continued below… Welcoming […]

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Spring Urges Schools To Apply For Summer Work Funds

Spring Urges Schools To Apply For Summer Work Funds

November 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE and Kerry schools are being urged to apply for a share of the €40m available for the Summer Works Scheme next year. The scheme funds small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, and structural improvements. Local Labour TD, Arthur […]

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Minister Jan O'Sullivan, cuts the ribbon at the new Kerry Education Training Bored offices at the Centrepoint building on the John Joe Sheehy road. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Minister Officially Opens Kerry ETB Offices On Tralee Visit

October 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

TWO of the town’s centres of education received a visit from the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, on Thursday afternoon. The Minister received a tour of the new extension of the building Kerry College of Further Education in Clash before heading to the new Kerry Education and Training Board […]

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Tralee Student Wins Intel Women in Technology Scholarship

Tralee Student Wins Intel Women in Technology Scholarship

October 6, 2015 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT from Tralee is one of seven recipients of the 2015 Intel Shannon Women in Technology Scholarship programme. Former Presentation Secondary School student, Ciara McEllistrim, who is a first year at NUI Galway, will benefit from a €3,000 award for each year of the degree, as well as the […]

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At the IT Tralee, Creative Media Final Year Project Exhibit were, from left: Declan Cleary, Stephen Cloon, Hubert Kloskowski and Micheal Beckett. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Multimedia Students Show Their Talent At Exhibition

May 9, 2015 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

HARD work came to fruition for IT Tralee Multimedia students who got a chance to showcase their final year projects in the North Campus on Thursday night. 14 multi disciplinary projects went on display by students who completed the BA Honours courses in, Interactive Multimedia, TV and Radio, Music Technology and […]

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CBS The Green teachers on strike were from, left. Finula English, Karen Tobin, Fionn Fitzgerald, Gearldine O'Dwyer, Norah Scanlan and Mairead Cahil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Second Level Teachers To Hold Thursday Lunchtime Protest

May 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  SECOND LEVEL teachers in Tralee and around the country are to hold a lunchtime protest outside their schools next Thursday, May 7. Teachers are objecting proposals for Junior Cycle reform which they say will undermine standards, equity and fairness. The protest is being organised by second-level teacher unions the ASTI […]

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Labour TD for North Kerry, Arthur Spring and Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan speak with children in Blennerville National School. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Minister Tours Schools With New Construction Projects In The Pipeline

May 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  MINISTER for Education, Jan O’Sullivan was in Tralee on Thursday and visited three schools with current and future construction projects on stream. Accompanied by Kerry North/West Limerick Labour Deputy Arthur Spring, Minister O’Sullivan began her visit at Blennerville National School, where the new school building is progressing on time […]

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The Sod Finally Turned On New School in Blennerville

The Sod Finally Turned On New School in Blennerville

December 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

EIGHTEEN years is a hell of a long wait for work to begin on a new National School in Blennerville, but that day finally came on Monday morning. “We’ve been waiting for this day an awful long time,” said principal of Blennerville National School, Terry O’Sullivan. A brand new two storey […]

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Plans For Major Works To Upgrade Tralee School Unveiled

Plans For Major Works To Upgrade Tralee School Unveiled

November 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

EXCITING  new plans were unveiled by Kerry Education and Training Board on Monday,  promising that Coláiste Gleann Lí Post Primary School will be extended, refurbished and upgraded, this summer. The plans will be submitted for planning to Kerry County Council following the ETB monthly meeting this week and building works are […]

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In St Ita's and St Joesph school to launch their fundraiser night in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on November 21 were, from left, front row: Grace Sheehan (Principle), Lia Lynch, Breda Quilligan, Nicole O'Sullivan, Daniel Diggins, Martina McElligott, Lindsey Dowling (Teacher). Back row: Dylan Hide, Stephen Buckley, Conor Griffin and  Luke Scollard. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Night At The Dogs For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

November 18, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

ST ITA’S  AND ST JOSEPH’S are hosting a fundraising night in aid of vital new extension work which is currently ongoing in the school. The fundraiser will take place in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, this Friday, November 21. Tickets are priced at €5 with children allowed to go in free. […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí To Hold Open Day This Saturday

Coláiste Gleann Lí To Hold Open Day This Saturday

October 13, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí is gearing up for its inaugural Open Day this Saturday, October 18 from 10am to 1pm. The post primary school will display the new developments which have taken place to date on the campus in Clash. The former Tralee Community College now no longer exists and instead two separate entities- Coláiste […]

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Colleges Join Forces To Deliver New Early Childhood Programme

Colleges Join Forces To Deliver New Early Childhood Programme

September 25, 2014 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee and Mary Immaculate College in Limerick have joined forces to deliver a BA Early Childhood Practice programme. The new programme was launched at the IT Tralee on Saturday. The level 7 degree programme will be jointly delivered over four semesters by both the Faculty of Education at Mary Immaculate College(MIC) Limerick […]

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Kerry ETB Fair May Hold The Key To Your Future

Kerry ETB Fair May Hold The Key To Your Future

September 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry ETB is holding an Education, Training and Opportunities fair tomorrow, Thursday, at the Brandon Hotel from 12 noon to 8pm. This is a must-attend event for people looking for career opportunities and features some top speakers including; Jimmy Deenihan, TD,  Minister of State for the Diaspora; Jack O’Connor: Kerry  Minor […]

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FETAC Level 4 graduates, front from left; Kevin Griffin, Eddie Riordan, Declan Looney, Louis Begley, Sarah Raymond and Fidelma Thornton. Back from left; Imelda Cooke Daly, Noreen Ashe, Tim Slattery, Margaret Russell, Thomas Walsh, Linda O'Brien, Libby Enright and Tom Reidy, at the VTOS annual awards ceremony on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Celebration Night For VTOS Students And Staff

September 5, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  OVER 20 students received their qualifications  at the annual VTOS awards ceremony at the centre in Clash on Thursday night. “Tonight is all about the VTOS programme and celebrating the achievements of the students here who got their results during the summer,” said Sharon Browne, Adult Education Officer at the Kerry […]

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VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

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September 3, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Holy Family National School got to soak their teachers on Tuesday when staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge – and now the gauntlet had been thrown down to three more schools! One lucky child from each senior class got the opportunity to dump a bucket of icy water over a teacher’s […]

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Ms Sarah Daly's junior infants class in Moyderwell on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Settling In For Schooldays At Holy Family And Moyderwell

August 29, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

THURSDAY morning was a hive of activity in Moyderwell and Holy Family as the children settled into their first days at school. “It all went very well in our two classes,” said Principal of Moyderwell, Moira Quinlan. “There were a few tears but they settled down quickly so it’s a […]

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Twins Oisin and Fionn Cotter on their first day at school in Scoil Eoin on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Four Sets Of Twins Start In Balloonagh School

August 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean IT was an eventful day in Scoil Eoin on Thursday as almost 90 children made their in the doors for the first time – among them four sets of twins! The new school year is just beginning at the Balloonagh primary school and with that comes new surroundings […]

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The new junior infants class at Scoil Nuachabháil with teacher Jennifer Murphy and resource teacher Laura O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photo: Ballymacelligott Children Begin Their Schooldays

August 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special day for 22 boys and girls in Ballymacelligott this Wednesday when they took their first steps into the world of education. Scoil Nuachabháil welcomed the 12 boys and 10 girls and they took to their new surroundings with ease. “They settled in perfectly this morning, no problem […]

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Receiving their Leaving Cert results in Mercy Mounthawk were, from left: Megan Banbry, Kelly Field, Niamh Hurley and Emma Murray. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Leaving Cert Students’ Joy In Mounthawk And Brookfield

August 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk and Brookfield College reverberated to the sound of nervous students receiving their Leaving Cert exam results on Wednesday morning, after months of hard work and anguish. “We’re absolutely delighted with the results,” said Principal of Brookfield College, Elisha Dowling. “One of our students got 625 points while we […]

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Finance: Who Qualifies For Student Grants?

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June 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray As the Leaving Cert 2014 has now been completed we have noticed a large increase in calls from clients regarding the Higher Maintenance Grant, especially relating to the information required relating to PAYE and self employed persons income. From the academic year 2012/2013, Student Universal Support Ireland […]

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Mural Depicting Listellick School Down The Years Nears Completion

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June 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTELLICK Primary School are about to celebrate their 150th anniversary and a mural depicting the schoolhouses throughout its history is expected to be completed next week. It’s one of a number of ways the school is celebrating the milestone, which includes releasing  a book which charts the history of the school from […]

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VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

LUNCHTIME in the Square was sunny enough on Thursday, but the pupils from a local school managed to brighten it up even further with a drumming exhibition. The pupils from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Balloonagh were joined by teachers and class-room assistants in a lunchtime show where […]

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Brookfield College To Have New Home By September

Brookfield College To Have New Home By September

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad above for more BROOKFIELD College students will be moving to a new school come September if all work is completed on schedule according to the Principal Elisha Dowling. Their new home will be at the large, modern structure at the entrance to Monavalley Industrial Estate which has […]

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Tara O'Halloran, with her award.

Tara Mines A Prestigious International Beauty Industry Award

June 11, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED tutor has won a prestigious international award at a ceremony in the UK. Tara O’Halloran, Kerry ETB Training Centre Beauty Therapy Instructor, won International Tutor of the Year Award in a competition involving 37 countries and organised by the major industry and international accreditation bodies BABTAC and CIBTAC. Tara, originally […]

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Kerry Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

Learn Languages For Free With Kerry Library

June 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRRY Library has announced the launch of ‘Transparent Languages online’, a new language learning service which allows library customers who sign up online, to pick a language and learn it for free. From Arabic to Zulu, all library members will have over 80 different languages to choose from. The choice of languages […]

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7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

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May 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

Not long now lads and lassies! But don’t fret, because Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy here at TraleeToday.ie have the perfect study tips to prepare for the Leaving Cert…ok, maybe not that perfect 1. Tidy your desk Before you can even hope to start studying, you need to prepare a harmonious […]

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