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NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards which took place at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Pictured from left: Kate NI Dhubhain - Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Winner of the News category, SIofra O’Dwyer, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Winner of the Opinion category,  Jack Farrell, Causeway Comprehensive School, Kerry, Winner of the Photojournalism category, CaitrIona NI Chonaill, Colaiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Ire, Winner of the Features category and Emma McGoey, Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford, Winner of the Sports category.
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Causeway And Dingle School Students Win National Journalism Awards

March 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY students have won awards in a national competition which develops literacy and critical thinking skills and leads students to analyse the society they live in. The winners of the NewsBrands Ireland’s Press Pass programme, were announced in Dublin today and out of the thousands of entries, Tomás Ó hUallacháin of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, […]

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Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz 2017 -- 
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PRESS INFO -- Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz 2017It was a busy weekend for credit unions and for over 25,000 primary school children under the age of 13 who competed in their local credit union schools quiz throughout the 32 counties, in over 300 venues. The questions, compiled nationally by primary school teachers covered such general topics as geography, history, music, literature and sport. Tralee Credit Union held their Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday 29th of January in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre, Tralee. This year, 180 students participated in their Quiz representing 23 primary schools throughout Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and surrounding areas.  Speaking to Suzanne Ennis, Marketing & Business Development Manager with Tralee Credit Union, “We had great support from all the schools who battled it out for the fun filled action packed two hours. Our thanks to all the schools, students and their families and of course to Tralee Credit Union’s staff for making this event one of the biggest events on the school calendar.”There were very tight scores among all the schools but at the end there were clear winners with a point a piece in the under 11s between 1st place winners St Brendan’s National School, Fenit,  2nd place winners  Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland and 3rd place winners Ardfert National School. In the under 13s category again there was a point a piece between Ardfert National School in 1st place and Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin in 2nd place. The battle for 3rd place was between Holy Family National School and Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Tralee with Holy Family School winning the tie breaking round to secure them 3rd place winners.   Suzanne Ennis said “All the teams were presented with goody bags with the winning teams and their schools each receiving trophies and cash prizes. Our 1st and 2nd place winners in both categories will now go on to represent Tralee Credit Union at the next stage of Credit Unions Schools Quiz, the Chapter (regional) round of the National Schools Quiz on Sunday 5th of March in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. We wish St Brendans National School Fenit, Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland and Ardfert National School and Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin the very best of luck at the chapter (regional) round of the competition. Tralee Credit Union Schools Quiz WinnersUnder 11s						Under 13s1st Place: St Brendans N. S., Fenit                         1st Place: Ardfert N. S. Ardfert2nd Place: Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland     2nd Place: Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin3rd Place: Ardfert N.S. Ardfert		       3rd Place: Holy Family N.S, TraleeEnds For further information contact Suzanne Ennis, Tralee Credit Union on 066 712 2421 or email suzanne@traleecu.ie

Fenit And Ardfert Schools On Top In Credit Union Quiz

February 1, 2017 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

  IT was a busy weekend for credit unions and for over 25,000 primary school children under the age of 13 who competed in their local credit union schools quiz throughout the 32 counties, in over 300 venues. Tralee Credit Union held their Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday […]

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18 October 2016; Bank of Ireland and Athletics Ireland have joined forces to launch a nationwide search amongst secondary schools to identify and foster talented students. The programme, which aims to encourage greater participation amongst secondary school students in athletics, will culminate in an athletics Master Class with 200 top students with advice and tips from Ireland’s top sports psychologists, nutritionists and athletes including former European Indoor Championship gold medallist David Gillick. To nominate your school to participate in the Athletics Programme see www.boi.com/athletics. Pictured at the announcement in Santry Stadium, Santry, Dublin are Irish Athlete David Gillick with children from Sutton Park School, Co. Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile

New Programme Offers Local Athletes A Chance To Attend Masterclass

December 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland and Athletics Ireland have called for secondary schools in Tralee and around Kerry to sign up and participate in a programme to identify and foster talented students. The Talent ID programme, which aims to encourage greater participation amongst secondary school students in athletics, will culminate in an athletics […]

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Community National School Planned For Kerry By 2018

Community National School Planned For Kerry By 2018

September 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

  EDUCATION and Training Boards Ireland is hoping that a Community National School will be established in Kerry by 2018. Community National Schools (CNS) are state-funded, multidenominational schools which were established in 2008 on a pilot basis. There are now 11 Community National Schools (CNS) in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, […]

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Presentation Teacher Remembered In German Essay Competition

Presentation Teacher Remembered In German Essay Competition

June 4, 2016 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER teacher from Presentation Secondary School, who died in a road accident in 2014, was remembered in a competition run by the Irish Austrian Society and was won in its inaugural year by Presentation. The 19th Irish Austrian Society’s Essay competition for second- level schools included this year, for […]

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From Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Ursellla Mhochóir, Janine Ní Chonchúir and Loraine De Nais at the Kerry ETB 1916 commemoration event in The Rose Hotel. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Kerry ETB Schools 1916 Commemoration Event

April 13, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 250 second level students attended the Kerry Education and Training Board 1916 Commemoration Event on Tuesday April 12 in The Rose Hotel, Tralee. The event was co-hosted by Kerry Music Education Partnership, a music education initiative led by Kerry ETB, in partnership with Kerry County Council, the Institute of […]

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29/4/14***NO REPRO FEE***Pictured at the Show Racism the red card creative competition awards at the Aviva stadium today were Abel Tcaci from the winning school Castaheany Educate together school in Lucan and TV Presenter Diana Bunici Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Kerry Young People Urged To Say No To Racism In Competition

March 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN anti-racism group organisation is calling on all schools and youth services in Kerry to enter for the Anti Racism Creative Competition 2016. Two tickets, sponsored by the FAI, for an Ireland Senior International soccer match, are given to all schools and youth services who submit entries. All submissions will […]

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PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Triumph In CBS Basketball Tournament

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Triumph In CBS Basketball Tournament

March 7, 2016 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

JOHN Mitchels GAA Club was basketball central on Friday, as the venue for the CBS Primary Hoops Tournament. Fifteen teams competed, with 30 games played throughout the day. Teams from CBS, Holy Family, Dromclough, Moyderwell, O’Brennan, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Murhur and Listellick all competed. The day was a huge success, with high levels […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn at the choir performance for Seachtain Na Gaeilge, they were, from left: Olive Ni Ghearin, Lucas MacGearilt, Sorcha Ni Luansigh, Marc O'Coinne, Ella Nic Gabhann, Jane Akinrinlade, Treasa Ui Righaill. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Local Schoolchildren Sing Their Hearts Out For Seachtain Na Gaeilge

March 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm 1 comment

SCHOOLS from all over Kerry took part in the Corfhéile na mBunscoilleanna 2016 in the Ballygarry House Hotel for this year’s  Seachtain Na Gaeilge. Eight national schools performed, including four from the Tralee area – Blennerville National School, Presentation Primary School, Derryquay National School and Spa National School. It was all […]

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Fenit Pupil Recognised For Her Artistic Talents

Fenit Pupil Recognised For Her Artistic Talents

January 29, 2016 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

A PUPIL from St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s best young painters after her entry into the Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year Awards 2016 impressed the judges. Lauren Tuite’s painting, entitled ‘Nobody’s Homeless’, was inspired by this year’s theme ‘Imagine 2030’, and is the […]

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Award-winning students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Micheál Ó Moráin, Jane D'Altúin, Róisín Ní Churraí, Barra Ó Siochrú, Ríona Breathnach, Máire Ní Threantaigh and Caoimhe Ní  Mhuircheartaigh at the awards in IT Tralee on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Honoured At Annual Kerry ETB Awards

January 16, 2016 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 200 people attended the Kerry Education and Training Board Annual Student Awards event held in the Institute of Technology Tralee, North Campus, on Friday night. The guest of honour was Tralee native and major figure in women’s rugby both in Connacht and Ireland, Ruth O’Reilly. Ruth was one of the Irish […]

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CBS Boys Win Schools Badminton County Title

CBS Boys Win Schools Badminton County Title

January 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE CBS The Green under – 14 school badminton team won the Kerry school boy’s badminton competition in Killarney on Tuesday. It was a tough day of competition, with the U14 team playing 18 games in total, winning 16, and bringing home the U14 shield. Congrats to the boys and their teacher Ms. […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students who will take part in 'The Road Home Sleep Out'  in aid of homeless were, from left: Evan O'Connor, Conor Higgins, Sean Costello, Ian Dillane, Tom Guerin, Joe O'Connor, Chloe Hogan Katie Ryan, Anna Morrison, Ali Feely, Thomas Healy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mounthawk Students To Sleep Out To Raise Awareness Of Homeless Issue

January 13, 2016 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students are set to spend a night sleeping outside the school gym next week to highlight the homelessness issue. On Friday, January 21, the transition year students will take part in the event and the following morning – feeling suitably cold and unrested we imagine – they will be […]

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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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At the IT Tralee Open Day on in the North Campus were, from left: Danielle Balama, Sean Parnell, Yulia Ivanchoglo. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students See What IT Tralee Has To Offer

November 14, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge crowd of students from schools all over Kerry and beyond at the IT Tralee Open Day on Friday. Arriving from early morning, students enjoyed guided tours of the facilities in the North Campus in Dromtacker as well as the South Campus in Clash. They were also free to […]

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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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Joan’s Fundraising Efforts Raise Almost €2,500 For Tralee School

Joan’s Fundraising Efforts Raise Almost €2,500 For Tralee School

October 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE mum, who decided to raise funds for new equipment for a school extension, handed over a cheque for nearly €2,500 yesterday. Joan O’Keeffe from Castlewood Park has a daughter attending St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school at Balloonagh. The school opened a new extension in May, with two […]

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Launch of the One Good Idea.
Pictured is Craoi Horgan, Adam McDonagh, Sarah Bodenham and Tiernan O'Sullivan from Ardferet Central National School, Co Kerry.
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

Ardfert Pupils Help Launch National ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

October 11, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY primary school puils are being asked to submit ‘One Good Idea’ to combat climate change in a competition which could win their school a cash prize. The ‘One Good Idea’ competition, was launched last week and Ardfert pupils were on hand to help give it some publicity. They were […]

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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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PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

October 9, 2015 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT fundraiser was held in Mercy Mounthawk on Friday morning to raise funds for a worthy cause. First year students sat down in the canteen area to enjoy a bowl of cereal thanks to an idea from Tori Lonergan, an LCA 2 student. “The event is to raise awareness about Childline and […]

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CBS The Green Students To Take Part In Science Olympiad

CBS The Green Students To Take Part In Science Olympiad

October 7, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  CBS The Green students will compete in a national science competition later this month with a chance to represent Ireland. Last year, three CBS students Seán Cahill, Gearóid O’Connor and Jerdie O’Shea were nominated to participate in “the Irish Science Olympiad” and this year another two students, Dylan Kildea Mc Connell […]

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*** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** DUBLIN : 17/09/2015 : Maths = more than just a game of numbers! Celebrating 10 years of Maths Week Ireland. The All-Island festival of maths and numeracy, Maths Week Ireland returns next month for its 10th successive year.  Kicking off on October 10th and running until October 18th, the week-long celebration will include a host of fun and exciting activities for children, parents, teachers, maths enthusiasts and people everywhere. Marking its first decade, Maths Week is the largest festival of maths in the world with over one million people attending events over the first 10 years.  Pictured at the launch of Maths Week Ireland were Mark Ferguson Science Foundation Ireland  with Sheyma Hudson, Codie Lee Murphy, Erin Whelan and Skye Maher Tobin. Picture Conor McCabe Photography

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Kerry Schools Encouraged To Hold Events For Maths Week

September 19, 2015 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

  THE All-Island festival of maths and numeracy, Maths Week Ireland returns next month for its 10th successive year. Kicking off on October 10 and running until October 18, the week-long celebration will include a host of fun and exciting activities for children, parents, teachers, maths enthusiasts and people everywhere, and Kerry […]

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PHOTOS: Junior Infants Enjoy First Day At CBS Primary School

PHOTOS: Junior Infants Enjoy First Day At CBS Primary School

September 2, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School was one of the last schools in Tralee to open their doors after the summer holidays and for junior infants it was a special day. There was as much emotion in the parents as in the children as they dropped off the little ones to begin a […]

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PHOTOS: St John’s, Flemby And Caherleaheen Schools Welcome New Arrivals

PHOTOS: St John’s, Flemby And Caherleaheen Schools Welcome New Arrivals

September 2, 2015 at 9:25 am 1 comment

IT was an exciting week for children in Flemby NS, Caherleaheen NS and St John’s Parochial School in Ashe Street when we visited on Tuesday morning. The junior infants had all been settling in well since starting this week and were getting to know each other and their teachers. In Flemby […]

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PHOTOS: Holy Family And Tralee Educate Together Welcome New Arrivals

PHOTOS: Holy Family And Tralee Educate Together Welcome New Arrivals

September 1, 2015 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE Scoil Eoin across the road opened last Thursday, there was great excitement on Monday morning when Holy Family welcomed the new arrivals. “It went very well this morning,” said Principal Ed O’Brien. “They were all very well behaved and settled in very quickly, so were delighted,” he added. Over in […]

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PHOTOS: New Junior Infants Begin School At Moyderwell and Presentation

PHOTOS: New Junior Infants Begin School At Moyderwell and Presentation

August 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a big day for pupils in Moyderwell and Presentation as the schools welcomed the new arrivals on Monday. Two classes of pupils started in Moyderwell and it was a smooth start to their school life with parents leaving the children in the capable hands of Ms Dillane and […]

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PHOTOS: Listellick And Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Welcome New Arrivals

PHOTOS: Listellick And Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Welcome New Arrivals

August 30, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been an exciting week for young boys and girls all over town as they took their first steps on the education ladder earlier this week. While Presentation, CBS, Holy Family and Moyderwell will open in the next couple of days, others have been welcoming the new arrivals including Gaelscoil Mhic […]

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PHOTOS: A Treble Double As Three Sets Of Twins Begin At Spa NS

PHOTOS: A Treble Double As Three Sets Of Twins Begin At Spa NS

August 29, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

SPA National school opened its doors on Thursday and the teacher of the junior infants could be forgiven for thinking she was seeing double…three times over! Three sets of twins began their schooldays, bringing to 10 the number of twins in the school. “They’re not all identical so that helps,” […]

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PHOTOS: A New Beginning In Blennerville For Junior Infants

PHOTOS: A New Beginning In Blennerville For Junior Infants

August 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IN schools around Kerry opening this week, it was a momentous occasion for children…and their parents! In St Brendan’s NS Blennerville it was no different, with parents arriving to drop off their little ones as they entered the junior infants classroom on Thursday morning. There were tears, but the parents eventually composed […]

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Junior infants pupils on their first day at school in O'Brennan on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Week For Junior Infants In Ballymac Schools

August 28, 2015 at 8:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a big week for Ballymac kids as they took their first steps on the education ladder. Both Scoil Nuachabháil and O’Brennan NS welcomed the new junior infants classes and it all went smoothly for the teachers and pupils. “They all settled in really well,” said Marcella Murphy, Junior […]

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