SCHOOLS

Kerry Motor Club's Ray Stack and Sean Hegarty explain the sport of rallying to the school children of North Kerry.

Drivers Visit North Kerry Primary Schools To Promote Rally And Car Safety

October 5, 2022 at 11:03 am 0 comments

SCHOOLCHILDREN in North Kerry got an unexpected midweek treat when rally drivers and their cars visited four schools in the area on Tuesday. Kerry Motor Club’s Kerry Winter Rally at Banna Beach Resort will take place on Sunday, October 30. The event will be run over closed roads in the […]

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Minister Simon Harris TD, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science visited Kerry College of Further Education and Training (FET) Campus, in Monavalley, Tralee on Monday with from left, Owen O’Donnell, Andrew Brownlee, Ioseph Nesto, John Herlihy, Kasia Lyko, Cllr Mike Sheehy, Con O’Sullivan, Minister Simon Harris, Cllr Jim Finucane, Minister Norma Foley, Elaine Sharp, Tom O’Reilly, Colm McEvoy, George Emerson.
Photo: Don MacMonagle.

PHOTOS: Minister Harris Visits Kerry ETB To Announce Investment

October 4, 2022 at 9:47 am 0 comments

MINISTER Simon Harris TD, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science visited Kerry College of Further Education and Training (FET) Campuses, in Monavalley Tralee and Listowel on Monday and announced a very significant investment of funding under the FET Strategic Infrastructure Upgrade Fund for the College. […]

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Munster Technological University (MTU), the first new university to be established in the South West since 1845 today, 3rd Oct 2022 launched it's first strategic plan "Our Shared Vision". Pictured at the launch at MTU Kerry campus were Ukrainian students, Kirol Ivanov and Illia Sukhovirskyi with  Minister Simon Harris TD. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

MTU Launches ‘Our Shared Vision’ Strategic Plan

October 4, 2022 at 9:38 am 0 comments

MINISTER for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, Simon Harris, visited Munster Technological University in Tralee on Monday for the launch of ‘Our Shared Vision’. “The launch of MTU’s first strategic plan, ‘Our Shared Vision’, is an historic milestone for our staff and students, as we build on past successes and […]

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Maths Week Ireland has been launched by Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD. The annual festival of maths and numeracy returns from 15th– 23rd October 2022 with a range of events set to attract participation by schools and people all over the island. Maths Week is supported by the Department of Education, the SFI Discover Programme and co-ordinated by Calmast, South East Technological University’s STEM Engagement Centre. Pictured are Darius O’Reilly (9); Maisie Hogan (10) and Lexi Hopkins (10) from Scoil Chaoimhin, Marlborough Street, Dublin.

Kerry Schools Encouraged To Get Involved In Maths Week

October 1, 2022 at 10:06 am 0 comments

MATHS Week 2022 was launched on Thursday by Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Kerry schools are encouraged to take part in the all-island festival of maths and numeracy from Saturday, October 15 and until Sunday, October 23. Maths Week is designed to promote a positive attitude towards maths and […]

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Mairead Lane Cronin (wellbeing coordinator), Caoimhe Keoghan (Jigsaw Kerry) & Pierce Dargan (Principal)

Presentation Castleisland Launches ‘One Good School’ Initiative

September 26, 2022 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an air of excitement Presentation Secondary School Castleisland as students and staff enjoyed the ‘One Good School’ launch day. Jigsaw’s One Good School initiative is a two year comprehensive initiative which strives to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people, and those around them by developing […]

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Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Hold Open Day Next Month

Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Hold Open Day Next Month

September 23, 2022 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

Coláiste Íde, the all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated in the Dingle Peninsula, is holding an Open Day on Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 4pm. Renowned for its high standard of post-primary education, dedicated teachers and staff along with daily supervised study ensure consistently high academic results. […]

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Billy Ryle: Joy As Majority Of Kerry’s CAO Applicants Receive College Offer

Billy Ryle: Joy As Majority Of Kerry’s CAO Applicants Receive College Offer

September 9, 2022 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says grades adjustment keeps CAO points very competitive, but Kerry’s applicants sweep up the college offers in Round One… KERRY’S CAO JOY The excellent results achieved last week by Kerry’s 1,902 traditional Leaving Cert candidates saw them sweep up a copious supply of college courses when […]

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Mary Lucey: Tips To Survive On A Tight Budget In College

Mary Lucey: Tips To Survive On A Tight Budget In College

September 6, 2022 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Mary Lucey of Career Ahead has some tips ahead of a challenging year for students preparing for third level education… This year more than ever, college students need to prioritise their needs rather than their wants in relation to spending.  Food, safe travel, electricity, phone credit – are essential in […]

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PHOTOS: Big Day Arrives As Junior Infants Settle In At Blennerville NS

PHOTOS: Big Day Arrives As Junior Infants Settle In At Blennerville NS

September 4, 2022 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy morning at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville on Thursday as little four and five year olds made their way into the school to begin their schooldays. Emotional moms and dads could feel at ease though as they’ll be well taken care of by junior infants teacher […]

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The new junior infants at Caherleaheen NS on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin For Junior Infants At Caherleaheen NS

September 4, 2022 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a hectic week for households all around the town with little ones beginning their schooldays. Over in Caherleaheen NS there was a lovely welcome for the new arrivals from junior infants teacher Orla Buckley and all the staff to make them feel at ease. One week down and […]

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Teacher Daire Quirke's junior infants pupils with CBS Primary School Principal Denis Coleman and therapy dogs Zorro and Daithí. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Junior Infants At CBS Primary Enjoy First Day At School

September 3, 2022 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a warm, sunny day as CBS Primary School welcomed their new pupils on Thursday morning. The boys and girls enjoyed their first day and, as usual, were well taken care of by junior infants teachers Laura Donoghue and Daire Quirke as they took their first steps on the […]

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Junior infants on their first day at school at Moyderwell Primary School on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Junior Infants Settle Into School Life At Moyderwell

September 3, 2022 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW beginning. Children from the local area starting in junior infants received a lovely welcome to Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Thursday and immediately looked at home in the wonderful atmosphere created by the staff and  pupils. Teachers Ciara O’Sullivan and Una Geaney immediately made the children feel at […]

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Presentation Secondary School Principal Chrissie Kerry with former students Ciara Landers, Cáit Rice and Freya O'Connor at the school on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Leaving Cert Results Finally Arrive For The Class Of 2022

September 2, 2022 at 6:13 pm 1 comment

IT’S been a long wait, but students who sat their exams in Tralee schools back in June finally received their Leaving Certificate results on Friday morning. While the results can be accessed online and mailed out to students, some schools in town invited them in to meet with former classmates […]

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Ms Aileen Griffin's junior infants class at Scoil Eoin on their first day at school. Also included is SNA Peggy Sweeney (left). Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin For Junior Infants At Holy Family And Scoil Eoin

September 2, 2022 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

SMILING faces were in abundance at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh and Holy Family NS for the junior infants first day at school on Thursday. Ms Donovan, Ms Griffin and Ms Reidy will have around 70 pupils in their three classes at the town’s largest primary school, Scoil Eoin. Meanwhile, across the […]

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Billy Ryle: Celebrate The Results But Keep An Eye On What Happens Next

Billy Ryle: Celebrate The Results But Keep An Eye On What Happens Next

September 2, 2022 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says Kerry’s 2022 Leaving Cert Class can celebrate superb results but must also keep a close eye on a fast-moving timeline… RESULTS ARE OUT The long wait for 61,107 Leaving Cert candidates (58,056 LC Established & 3,051 LC Applied), including 2,009 candidates from Kerry (1,902 LC Established & […]

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Presentation Primary junior infants pupils on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Happy Faces As Junior Infants Begin Schooldays At Presentation Primary

September 1, 2022 at 1:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AS ever, the teachers at Presentation Primary School had a busy Wednesday morning as they welcomed the new arrivals to the school. Ms Deenihan and Ms Daly have about 50 pupils between the two junior infants classes and all went smoothly as they settled into school life. Scroll down for […]

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Teacher Patricia Fitzell and Principal Mike O'Toole with junior infants at St John's Ashe Street Parochial School on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Arrivals Welcomed At St John’s Parochial School

September 1, 2022 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a new beginning for young boys and girls as they made their way to St John’s Parochial School this week. The school located off Ashe Street continues to grow and they welcome nine junior infants this year, double the usual amount of new arrivals from the previous few […]

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Junior infants taking some time to meditate on their first day at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fun First Day For Junior Infants At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

September 1, 2022 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a very busy end to the month of August at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn as the school welcomed two junior infants classes. Ms Ní Dhonghaile and Ms Ní Ghearáin made the 56 new arrivals feel at home in a school which has seen more work completed over the summer […]

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Junior infants making friends at Listellick NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin For Junior Infants At Listellick NS

August 31, 2022 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE junior infants entered the classrooms for the first time at Listellick National School this week, they’ll have to get used to new surroundings again later in the year. This is the last time a set of new arrivals are starting their education at the old school on the hill […]

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Junior Infants at Spa NS on their first day of school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Spa NS Welcomes New Arrivals For First Day At School

August 30, 2022 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

A BIG day in the lives of young boys and girls arrived on Tuesday as Spa NS welcomed this year’s junior infants. There’s two small classes this year and they were greeted by Principal Peter Linehan and teachers Ms O’Reilly and Ms Murphy as they arrived with parents in the glorious […]

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Mary Lucey: 10 Tips For Students Starting Secondary School

Mary Lucey: 10 Tips For Students Starting Secondary School

August 25, 2022 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

While starting secondary is an exciting new adventure, many students (and parents!) are terrified at the prospective. Mary Lucey of Career Ahead has some tips which she believes will ease the transition… 1. Normalise the transition setting over the summer — Discuss concerns openly and honestly, but do not overemphasise […]

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Presentation Primary pupils enjoying the Bill and Fred show.

PHOTOS: A Treat For Tralee And Listowel Schoolchildren Before The Holidays

July 30, 2022 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

PRIMARY schools in Tralee and Listowel received a visit from some fun guests before they broke up for the summer holidays at the end of June. Elysia McMullen and Luisa Schmitz perform as Bill and Fred – a clown duo who merge dance, clowning, circus and theatre and they were […]

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Emma Hayes pictured at Kerry College Clash Road Campus, Tralee with Deputy Principal Carmel Kelly, Science teacher Katie Zubeyko and learners who studied Sustainability under Emma's guidance recently.

Sponsored: Sustainability Modules Introduced On Programmes At Kerry College

July 4, 2022 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

EMPLOYERS in the county and beyond are now reaping the benefits of the introduction of a sustainability module by Kerry College as an add-on to many of its programmes. Kerry ETB have been working continuously on the implementation of its sustainability strategy over the past number of years which has […]

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Sponsored: Information Session On Beauty Therapy Courses At Kerry College

Sponsored: Information Session On Beauty Therapy Courses At Kerry College

July 1, 2022 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

CALLING all you Beauty Therapy enthusiasts! Kerry College will be hosting hour-long information sessions at our state of the art newly refurbished Beauty Therapy Suite in the E Block of our Clash Road Campus on Thursday 7th of July. Facilities include Bespoke Nail Bar, Treatment rooms, Spa Area and Steam […]

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Pupil Davey Jay Flaherty with David and Claire Flaherty at the Holy Family NS Graduation night on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Holy Family NS Class Of 2022

June 29, 2022 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

SIXTH class pupils at Holy Family are saying farewell to their primary schooldays this week and a graduation ceremony was held there on Tuesday evening. The students and their families were in attendance for a blessing by Fr Amos while Principal Maria O’Regan and teacher Tommy Lyons spoke warmly about […]

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Mary Lucey: Vital Information For Students As CAO Deadline Approaches

Mary Lucey: Vital Information For Students As CAO Deadline Approaches

June 29, 2022 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

By Mary Lucey – Founder of Career Ahead The information below is based on feedback from students who made incorrect CAO course choices resulting in them dropping out of their college course. • Follow Genuine Interests.  Students should not base course choices on anticipated exams results.  They should base them […]

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Sponsored: Kerry Students Reminded Of Apprenticeships, Traineeships And PLC Courses

Sponsored: Kerry Students Reminded Of Apprenticeships, Traineeships And PLC Courses

June 28, 2022 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

AS the CAO change-of-mind deadline approaches on 1st July, SOLAS is reminding Leaving Certificate students in Kerry that they can see the apprenticeships, traineeships and post leaving cert courses on offer by going to CAO.ie/options where all of these pathways can be explored SOLAS, the state agency that oversees further education […]

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Drumnacurra NS pupils and staff celebrate their win.

Causeway School Pupils Win National Junior Entrepreneur Award

June 28, 2022 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from a North Kerry school won a national award for their Junior Entrepreneur Programme class business. 3rd-6th Class Drumnacurra National School, Causeway, received the Top Teams Award for their classroom business, The Little Shop of Stitches.  A Kilcummin National School pupil won the Bright Spark Award. Around 9,000 pupils […]

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Sixth class pupil Kerri Falvey with parents Dave and Aine at St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Class Of 2022 Bid Emotional Farewell To Schooldays At Blennerville NS

June 28, 2022 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A MOMENTOUS Monday at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville came to a close with a special graduation ceremony as sixth class pupils said farewell to their primary schooldays. The 26 pupils and their families took shelter from the driving rain outside at the school hall for an emotional evening of […]

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Pupil Ronan O'Callaghan with dad Clive and granddad Denis O'Callaghan at the Moyderwell Mercy sixth class graduation on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sixth Class Pupils Say Farewell To Schooldays At Moyderwell

June 25, 2022 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a miserable morning outside the gym at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Friday, but the mood was altogether different inside, as sixth class pupils enjoyed their graduation day ceremony. It was a time to look back on eight years at the school where they formed lifetime friendships and […]

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