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Minister Foley Announces Increased SEN Extension For CBS The Green

Minister Foley Announces Increased SEN Extension For CBS The Green

July 16, 2021 at 5:15 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has announced the increased provision and significant investment in special education for CBS The Green. Initially the school was approved funding under the Additional Accommodation scheme for the provision of a new technology room and preparation area. Today, however, Minister Foley announced […]

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The mural at CBS Primary School painted in memory of Eric Roche.

New Mural At CBS Primary In Memory Of Eric Roche

July 16, 2021 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

A NEW mural celebrating a local musician has been painted at the primary school he attended growing up in Tralee. Eric Roche was a renowned guitarist who released a number of records in the late 90s and early noughties, garnering critical acclaim. He passed away in 2005 at the age […]

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Minister Norma Foley looks at the work of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils taking part in their Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Among Winners In Junior Entrepreneur Programme

July 2, 2021 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn, Tralee was among the top schools recognised in the national Junior Entrepreneur Awards announced today. ‘An Nead’ was the creation of the 5th Class pupils supported by their teacher Dónal O’Sulleabháin earned them the JEP Community Champions Award 2021. The brightly-coloured bird boxes were handmade and painted by the […]

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Caroline Flahive of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Services (centre) accepts a cheque from pupils of Presentation Primary School. Also included is teacher Helena Hennessy and teacher/counsellor Celene O'Callaghan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Primary Pupils’ Song Raises €1,000 For Mental Health Service

June 26, 2021 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School students, staff and parents were very proud to present a cheque for €1,000 to Caroline Flahive, CEO of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Services, on Friday. The money is the proceeds of a song, ‘Fight Another Day’, which the children composed when they returned to school after lockdown. “It […]

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Retiring Principal of Holy Family NS, Ed O'Brien, looks at some of the pupils portraits of him at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ed’s Schooldays Come To An End After 40 Years

June 25, 2021 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER 40 years, Ed O’Brien said farewell to his days as an educator this week, but not without a special send-off from all at Holy Family NS. The staff, pupils, parents and board of management showed their affection for the Monavalley native who has been principal of the Tralee school […]

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Billy Ryle: Advice As CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

Billy Ryle: Advice As CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

June 24, 2021 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says the Leaving Cert exam is almost over, but there is still an important task to be done by third level aspirants… Applicants to the Central Applications Office (CAO) should now turn their attention to the ‘Change of Mind’ facility which allows them to register a […]

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Teresa Lonergan, Conall Ó Cruadhlaoich , Ann O’Dwyer, Margaret Godley, Liam Mc Gill and Jennifer Barry

Kerry ETB Schools Receive Centre Of School Leadership Endorsement

June 23, 2021 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) are the first ETB schools in the Country to receive endorsement by the Centre of School Leadership (CSL) Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) are delighted to announce that they are the first Education & Training Board in the Country to receive […]

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Slingshot fun. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fun Day For Pupils At Listellick NS

June 20, 2021 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

SADLY, school tours and all the excitement that goes with it, is a no-no again this year, but the folks at Listellick NS decided to have their own fun day on Friday instead. “The advice from the Department of Education was that it was best not to have school tours […]

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Presentation Primary School Fourth Class students Hala Wael and Ellie O'Brien with the dragon they made during their Artists in Schools project in conjunction with the Arts Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Artistic Talents Flourish Under Creative Schools Initiative

June 18, 2021 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School’s Creative Schools initiative is having a hugely positive effect on pupils. The pupils have engaged in a number of programmes throughout the year which have developed their literacy and creative skills, increased their confidence and allowed them to express themselves. Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of […]

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Pat Donegan records Presentation Primary School  pupils taking part in a music video for their own song, “Fight Another Day”. Also included is teacher Helena Hennessy and Principal John Hickey. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Primary Pupils Record Song In Aid Of Mental Health Service

June 11, 2021 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Presentation Primary School once again got an opportunity to display their artistic talent when they recorded their own song this week, with proceeds going to a great cause. It was all thanks to the Creative Schools initiative, as teacher Helena Hennessy explained. “When we returned to school after the […]

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Minister Norma Foley with staff, members

PHOTOS: Minister Visits Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn As Extension Work Nears Completion

June 4, 2021 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley received a warm welcome at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday morning, as she was updated on the progress of the new school extension. The Kerry Fianna Fáil TD was welcomed by Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir with pupils waving out the classroom windows at the Minister […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Young Environmentalist Award

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Young Environmentalist Award

May 27, 2021 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THREE students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí in Tralee were winners in the Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) hosted by ECO-UNESCO in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday. The Transition Year students Zoë Ní Chearúill, Máiréad De Staic and Sorcha Ní Dhonnchú won in the final of the Senior Climate Change Category for their […]

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Principal of Listellick NS Annette Dineen with Chairperson of the Board of Management Francis Day and Minister for Education Norma Foley at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Construction Work On New Listellick School Expected To Start During Summer

May 18, 2021 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

CONSTRUCTION work on the new Listellick NS is scheduled to begin this summer according to Principal Annette Dineen. Ms Dineen said the tenders for the project were back in and work will start on the site, directly across the road from the current building, during the summer months. Minister for […]

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The names for the winning class are Standing (L-R)Willem Stack, Saoirse O Hanlon, Naomi Flaherty, Eric O Sullivan, Holly Galloway , Kneeling (L-R)Jack Fay, Jack Cashman, Fionn Guerin 

St Joseph’s Ballyheigue Pupils Win €1,000 For School In Film Competition

May 18, 2021 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils from St Joseph’s NS in Ballyheigue are once again collecting filmmaking accolades as they have just taken the overall prize in the TrendMicro Film Competition for schools. Their film ‘The School Around The Corner’ won the overall prize in their age category and € 1,000 is on the […]

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Minister for Education Norma Foley with students and staff of Presentation Secondary School on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Holds No Uniform Day To Help Charity In India

May 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Presentation Secondary School Tralee teacher and current Minister for Education Norma Foley paid a quick visit to the school on Friday to lend her support to a fundraiser. A former student, Catherine Canavan, left the school in 2005 and now lives in India. She previously worked with the Edith […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students with the award.

Tralee Students Are Overall Winners At YSI Awards

May 13, 2021 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school was today honoured at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland (YSI) Awards for its positive impact in helping to create a more equal, fair, and sustainable world. Picking up the Gold Award, the team from Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee were crowned overall winners of […]

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Principal of Presentation Primary School, John Hickey (right), with TJ Boland of and Siobhan Murphy in the new kitchen at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Free Hot And Healthy Lunches For Presentation Primary Pupils

May 5, 2021 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

HOT lunches will be provided for pupils in Presentation Primary School from this week. In order to deliver healthy, freshly prepared food, the school has installed a kitchen which will be staffed by the School Food Company. In March it was revealed Presentation Primary School had been added to the […]

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The winning team from Castleisland Community College.

CastleIsland Students Win National ‘Design A Home For Everyone’ Competition

May 4, 2021 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

CASTLEISLAND Community College has scooped the overall award for the Construction Industry Federation’s ‘Design a Home for Everyone’ competition. The community college was selected over the other finalists at the first CIF’s Design a Home for Everyone Awards ceremony that saw its “No Man is an Island” entry edged out […]

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St Joseph's NS Ballyheigue pupils Top Row - Naomi Flaherty, Fionn Guerin, Jack Fay , Willem Stack Bottom Row - Holly Galloway, Saoirse O Hanlon , Eric O Sullivan, Jack Cashman 

Ballyheigue School Pupils Need Votes In Film Competition

April 29, 2021 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE St Joseph’s NS Ballyheigue fourth class pupils have taken part in the ‘What’s Your Story’ film competition run by Trend Micro Ireland. The film competition is run annually and each year there is an internet theme. This year the theme was ‘How Did The Internet Help You Get Through This […]

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Billy Ryle: Friday Deadline Looms For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: Friday Deadline Looms For Leaving Cert Students

April 27, 2021 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says it’s last chance Friday for Leaving Certs to complete the application form and to finalise subject levels for accredited grades… Applying for the Leaving Cert exam is usually straight forward.  But this year, because of Covid-19 uncertainty, it’s a three phased process. Initially, students entered […]

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CBS students all set for the virtual run which can take place until Sunday, March 28. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take Part In CBS The Green’s Virtual 5k Fun Run This Weekend

March 25, 2021 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual CBS The Green 5k Fun Run has just started but it won’t end until Sunday. With the usual gathering cancelled for obvious reasons, The Parents Council has decided to organise a Virtual 5km run. The run can take place any time between now and this coming Sunday and […]

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Billy Ryle: No Need For Two-Step Approach To Oral Exams

Billy Ryle: No Need For Two-Step Approach To Oral Exams

March 25, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

After a reversal of a decision on mask-wearing for the orals was made yesterday evening, Billy Ryle asks was a direct online interview between the examiner and the student the way to go, instead of a two-step approach… IN an embarrassing U-turn on Wednesday evening, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) rowed […]

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Winners Of Kerry Student Enterprise Awards Announced

Winners Of Kerry Student Enterprise Awards Announced

March 24, 2021 at 8:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Virtual County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held today (Wednesday). Seventeen mini-businesses were set up by over 60 second level school students involved in the competition. The competition promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, marketing/sales and the presentation of a formal […]

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Billy Ryle: A Win-Win Situation For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: A Win-Win Situation For Leaving Cert Students

February 18, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, says it’s a win-win situation for students with SEC-accredited grades offered to all Leaving Cert candidates and the option of a Leaving Cert exam… Young people had little chance to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day or any other significant milestone during the past year. Their education has […]

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Students To Have Say On Effect Leaving Certificate Uncertainty Has On Mental Health

Students To Have Say On Effect Leaving Certificate Uncertainty Has On Mental Health

January 25, 2021 at 11:36 am 1 comment

LEAVING Certificate students in Kerry are being invited to complete a survey to determine the impact of Covid-19 on their mental health as they face into the final months of exam preparations. The questionnaire will gauge how the uncertainty surrounding the actual staging of the exams is affecting the wellbeing […]

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Billy Ryle: As CAO Deadlines Approach, College Hopefuls Must Stay Focussed

Billy Ryle: As CAO Deadlines Approach, College Hopefuls Must Stay Focussed

January 13, 2021 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says it’s remote learning until 1st February, but CAO applicants must keep a close eye on important deadlines… As if to show its contempt for deadlines and the emotional health of young people, the coronavirus is back at with a virulent strain. Just when students most […]

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Catherine O'Connor.

MTU Kerry Campus To Host Virtual Parents Information Evening

January 12, 2021 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry campus of Munster Technological University is to host a virtual information evening on Tuesday, January 19 at 7pm for parents of Leaving Certificate students or anyone considering a college application in 2021. Guest speaker on the evening is Catherine O’Connor, Education Consultant & Author of ‘Cracking the College […]

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David Diggins with Holy Family NS Principal Ed O'Brien and staff on the occasion of his retirement on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

David Says Farewell To Holy Family School After 28 Years

December 23, 2020 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

IT wasn’t your typical retirement send-off but then again, nothing about the past nine months has been anything like normal. The staff and pupils of Holy Family said farewell to the caretaker of the past 28 years on Tuesday afternoon as they broke up for the holidays. David Diggins from […]

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Art teacher Mary J Leen with Coláiste Gleann Lí pupils at their decorated shopfront at Castle Street (old Utensils shop). Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students From Local Schools Decorate Vacant Shopfronts In Town Centre

December 17, 2020 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR local Secondary Schools have participated in an initiative developed by the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien to design and decorate Christmas themed vacant shopfronts in the town centre. The Mayor said the initiative has greatly contributed to the enhancement of the aesthetics and character of vacant buildings for […]

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Marissa Hanley, a Transition Year Student at Causeway Comprehensive School, who won the top prize in the Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition with Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert (sponsors) and teacher Caroline Fitzgibbon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition Prize Winners Announced

December 16, 2020 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

COVID-19 did not stop Kerry Education and Training Board’s (Kerry ETB) annual Christmas Card Competition from taking place with over 200 entries received from their eight Post Primary Schools throughout Kerry. However, there can only be one overall winner, and a “merit winner” from each school who will each receive […]

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