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Two Kerry Schools Included In Retrofitting Pathfinder Programme

Two Kerry Schools Included In Retrofitting Pathfinder Programme

January 2, 2024 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Ossian Smyth TD today launched the next phase of the school retrofitting pathfinder programme. Up to 14 schools will be retrofitted and upgraded to a Building Energy Rating (BER) of B with renewable heating to reduce their CO2 emissions […]

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43 Kerry Schools To Be Added To Hot School Meals Programme

43 Kerry Schools To Be Added To Hot School Meals Programme

December 5, 2023 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley has welcomed the inclusion of 43 Kerry primary schools in the Hot School Meals Programme from April 2024. The schools have been included as part of a list of 900 additional primary schools across the country who will receive Hot School Meals from April 2024. […]

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Nearly €20,000 Announced For Projects In Kerry Schools

November 30, 2023 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley TD has announced the delivery of €19,825 in funding for sustainable development projects in County Kerry schools. The successful projects in Kerry were an outdoor classroom and garden update for Ardfert Central N.S. (€5,000), wildlife pond and outdoor study equipment for Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh (€5,000), Installation of Water Filters and plastic […]

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Education Minister Norma Foley and Minister of State Ossian Smyth at the launch of the Solar for Schools programme in St Paul's CBS in Dublin.

Kerry Schools Encouraged To Apply For Solar Panel Grants

November 28, 2023 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley has urged schools in Kerry to apply for solar panel grants to reduce their energy costs and their emissions. The Solar For Schools scheme will provide eligible schools with 6 kilowatts of roof-mounted solar PV, which equates to approximately 16 solar panels. Kerry is one of the […]

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Multi-Million Euro Development Approved For North Kerry School

Multi-Million Euro Development Approved For North Kerry School

August 16, 2023 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry, Norma Foley has announced official project approval for a multi-million euro building project for Tarbert Comprehensive. The project brief will deliver a suite of mainstream classrooms, as well as a new science lab and preparation area, a design and communication graphics […]

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Billy Ryle: College Is Expensive So Apply To SUSI In Time

Billy Ryle: College Is Expensive So Apply To SUSI In Time

June 29, 2023 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says college is very costly so students are advised to apply to SUSI for college grants by the closing date of July 6th… It’s not easy to integrate into college life if you’re making a daily return commute from Kerry to Limerick or Cork. But that’s the only […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Honours Outstanding Students At 2023 Student Awards Ceremony

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Honours Outstanding Students At 2023 Student Awards Ceremony

May 2, 2023 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) held its annual Student Awards Ceremony at the Rose Hotel Tralee last Thursday to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the post-primary school and Youthreach Centre students during the 2021/22 academic year. The ceremony, a key event in the ETB’s annual calendar, was […]

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€1m In Minor Works Grants Announced For Kerry Schools

€1m In Minor Works Grants Announced For Kerry Schools

May 2, 2023 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry T.D Norma Foley today announced payment of €1m in minor works grants for primary and special schools in Kerry. Schools will have the autonomy to use this funding for maintenance and small-scale improvements to school buildings and grounds. Minor works funding may also be used […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk girls who were winners of the Senior Cup at the Camogie Blitz on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Local Schools Take Part In Camogie Blitz At Caherslee

April 21, 2023 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Secondary School hosted its second annual Kerry Group’Schools Camogie Blitz on Thursday at Caherslee GAA grounds. Organised by school staff Olivia Dineen, Stephanie Foley and Martina Lawless, seven secondary schools from around Kerry competed under glorious sunshine in what was a very competitive, yet fun day as local club […]

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Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Mikey Sheehy, with Holy Family School pupils and their artwork on a vacant shopfront on Russell Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Children’s Artwork Brightens Up Vacant Shopfronts For Easter

April 2, 2023 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Tralee have brightened up the experience for shoppers in the town centre by placing seasonal artwork in the windows of vacant shopfronts. The Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Mikey Sheehy, in conjunction with Tralee Municipal District, had invited pupils from four local primary schools to participate in an initiative […]

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Over 1,300 Ukrainian Children Enrolled In Kerry Schools

Over 1,300 Ukrainian Children Enrolled In Kerry Schools

January 2, 2023 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are currently 1,373 Ukrainian children enrolled in Kerry schools. The Department of Education has confirmed that, as of December 22, there are 13,753 Ukrainian pupils currently enrolled in the 26 counties. Out of that figure, 8,823 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 4,930 pupils have […]

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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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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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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) ‘Imagine the Future’ competition overall winner DJ Poff (aged 12) from Boheshill National School, Kerry. Photo: Conor McCabe

Kerry Student Wins Overall Prize In National Competition

June 21, 2022 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT from a Kerry school won the top prize at the National  Broadband Ireland ‘Imagine the Future’ national final. DJ Poff from Boheshill National School in Glencar was named the overall winner of the competition while a schoolmate, Colin O’Shea, was also among the prizes getting third in the […]

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Tralee Schools Included In DEIS Expansion

Tralee Schools Included In DEIS Expansion

March 10, 2022 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley TD announced a major expansion of the DEIS – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools programme that will see the programme extended to an additional 15 schools across Kerry, including some in Tralee. The DEIS programme is being significantly expanded and eligible schools will now […]

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Status Red Storm Warning Sees Closure Of Schools In Kerry On Friday

Status Red Storm Warning Sees Closure Of Schools In Kerry On Friday

February 17, 2022 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS in Kerry will close tomorrow as a result of the Status Red Storm Warning on Friday morning. The National Emergency Coordination Committee met this morning to consider the response to Storm Eunice. It has been decided schools in Kerry and Cork under a Red Warning and schools in counties […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Pupils Get Creative For Christmas In Council/Museum Initiative

PHOTOS: Tralee Pupils Get Creative For Christmas In Council/Museum Initiative

December 10, 2021 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee presented prizes to students from Tralee schools  on Friday morning after they got creative for Christmas. Tralee Municipal District in collaboration with Kerry County Museum invited students from local primary schools to participate in an initiative in the lead up to the Christmas period. This Christmas-themed […]

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Minister Foley Announces €1.5m In ICT Funding For Kerry Schools

December 6, 2021 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today €1.5m ICT funding for schools across Kerry to support the use of digital technologies within the classroom. This funding will issue to primary and secondary schools around the county in the form of grant payments, allowing schools flexibility in the […]

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Cllrs Call For Action To Alleviate Traffic Bottlenecks At Tralee Schools

Cllrs Call For Action To Alleviate Traffic Bottlenecks At Tralee Schools

November 4, 2021 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor said something has to be done about the traffic bottlenecks outside some Tralee schools during drop-off and collection times. Sinn Féin Cllr. Cathal Foley had a motion before the meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday, that the Council carry out a traffic […]

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West Kerry Students Compete For JA Europe Company Of The Year Award

West Kerry Students Compete For JA Europe Company Of The Year Award

July 2, 2021 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE young entrepreneurs from the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht are aiming to put Europe under their spell next week using Irish mythology to create a winning magic formula at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition. ‘Cártaí Feasa’ was established by Sibéal Ní Ógáin, Aoife Feirtéar and Caoimhe Ní Bheaglaoich […]

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Tralee School Selected For Safe Routes To School Programme

Tralee School Selected For Safe Routes To School Programme

June 21, 2021 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of Tralee schools are among the 170  nationally which have been notified that they have been selected for inclusion in the first round of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme to support walking and cycling infrastructure for primary and post-primary schools. Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Moyderwell Mercy Primary […]

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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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Two Tralee Schools Receive Funding For Roof Works

December 7, 2020 at 10:08 am 1 comment

MINISTER for Education, Norma Foley TD, has today announced €1.6 million in funding for Kerry schools under the 2021 Summer Works Scheme. This funding will facilitate a number of important projects to proceed in the county, including roof works in Holy Family NS in Tralee and Caherleaheen NS. Minister Foley […]

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Conor Kearney, Abbeydorney NS, Betty Stack, Ardfert NS, Mary Brosnan, Tralee Educate Together, Marie O'Connell, Ardfert NS, Cliodhna Fitzmaurice, Lixnaw Boys School and Dr Joe Walsh, Head Of School of STEM, IT Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Primary Schools And IT Tralee Secure Funding For Virtual Reality Programme 

December 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NUMBER of primary schools in Tralee and north Kerry, in collaboration with IT Tralee, have secured funding under the Department of Education and Skills’ School Excellence Fund, to implement an innovative virtual reality teaching programme. The four participating schools are Ardfert National School, Abbeydorney National School, Tralee Educate […]

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PHOTOS: Schools Gather For Camogie Blitz At Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Schools Gather For Camogie Blitz At Mercy Mounthawk

November 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk hosted a camogie blitz for secondary schools on Thursday in a bid to promote the game among girls. Ten teams from seven schools took part, drawn mainly from Tralee and north Kerry. The schools were Mercy Mountawk, Presentation Tralee, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Castleisland Community College, Presentation Listowel, St Joseph’s […]

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Celebrate Tetra Pak Tree Day by planting a tree this October 6th 
The Tree Council of Ireland supported by Tetra Pak, is delighted to launch Tetra Pak Tree Day themed ‘Tell me How to Make a Difference’, which will take place on Thursday 6th October.

Pic shows children from Stanhope Street Primary School  celebrating the launch of National Tree day with Tail Skinner the Tree Man in the Phoenix Park Yesterday (Mon).
On Tetra Pak Tree Day primary schools and families nationwide are invited to spend the day learning about trees and being outside enjoying their natural environment.  As part of this year’s campaign, over 1,000 Rowan tree saplings will be made available free of charge through the website, www.treeday.ie, for primary schools to help teach children about the importance of planting trees to improve biodiversity on the school grounds.  
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Tralee Schools Wanted To Get Involved In Tree Day

September 14, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tree Council of Ireland supported by Tetra Pak is calling on Tralee and Kerry’s primary schools to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day 2017 on Thursday, October 5. The aim of Tetra Pak Tree Day 2017 is to encourage primary school children across the country to put down their […]

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PRESENTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL, LISTOWEL, CO. KERRY CROWNED OVERALL WINNERS AT BIZWORLD BY BANK OF IRELAND GRAND FINAL

Sasha Griffin (front left) and Aisling McCauliffe (front right) with (Back left to right) Lauren Shine with Ella Louise Glynn, Niamh Horgan and Kimberly McCarthy, 6th class pupils from Presentation Primary School from Listowel, Co. Kerry who were crowned overall winners of the Bank of Ireland BIZWORLD GRAND FINAL with their “Kool Kiddies Pack” at the grand final held in Athlone Institute of Technology. More than 40 primary school children from 10 schools nationwide took part in the grand finale of BizWorld by Bank of Ireland with over 8,300 children participating in 277 workshops run by Bank of Ireland since September 2016. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Kerry Primary School Pupils Are The Biz After Winning National Awards

June 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY primary school were announced as overall winners in a national competition. Over 8,300 Primary School Students take part in BizWorld by Bank of Ireland which provided over 277 workshops in 26 counties. More than 40 primary school children from 10 schools nationwide took part in the grand finale of […]

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Causeway And Dingle School Students Win National Journalism Awards

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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Fenit And Ardfert Schools On Top In Credit Union Quiz

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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