Category Archives: Education

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)Read more…

The late Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Castleisland and Listowel

The late Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Castleisland and Listowel

The death has occurred of Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, (86) Presentation Convent, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Bridge Road, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Former staff member of Mater Dei Institue of Education, Dublin. On April 22nd. 2017, peacefully at Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Maria O’Sullivan, her sister Sr. Mary, PresentationRead more…

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age and, on that note, Martyn Bell will give felt-making workshops in Castleisland Library on May 10th and 17th. Tel: 066 71 6 3403 This year, Kerry County Council, in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council, is bringing workshops in creativeRead more…

Young Entrepreneurs Excel at County Final

Young Entrepreneurs Excel at County Final

The county final of the Kerry Student Enterprise Awards was held in IT Tralee at the weekend. St. Joseph’s Presentation, Castleisland had three enterprises that qualified for the final. Two first year projects entered the Junior Category: Rocking Records and Floral Floats. Clocks and Coasters Rocking Records made clocks and coasters out of old vinylRead more…

Castleisland Students Unite to Break World Quiz Record

Castleisland Students Unite to Break World Quiz Record

As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations as Castleisland Community College and as long at its present location, the college is looking to Wednesday and the hosting of the second of its three events to mark the occasion. While the foundation of the college may lie in College Road and in the old 1935 established, CastleislandRead more…

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

The organisers of the annual Listowel Writers’ Week are thrilled and delighted to announce that the wonderfully talented John Spillane is due in Listowel to teach a three-day Song Writing Workshop during the festival. John is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer. His music transports listeners; his live performance captivates the audience.Read more…

St. Pat’s and The Pres Join Forces for TY Comedy Drama Night

St. Pat’s and The Pres Join Forces for TY Comedy Drama Night

On Thursday, April 6th, the Transition Year students from the St. Joseph’s Presentation and St. Patrick’s Secondary Schools in Castleisland will showcase a drama filled evening with lots of humour and banter. The students will be performing three scenes from three different plays which they have been working diligently on over the past few months.Read more…

Community College Tractor Run – A Roaring Success

Community College Tractor Run – A Roaring Success

Months of hard work and planning came together recently for the long-awaited, Castleisland Community College Tractor Run. No less than 31 vintage and modern tractors hit the road on Sunday, March 5th in aid of farm safety education for students in the community college. Young Social Innovators The idea for the tractor run came fromRead more…

Castleisland Boys are ‘The Masters’ at Coderdojo

Castleisland Boys are ‘The Masters’ at Coderdojo

Scoil Naomh Charthaigh / Castleisland Boys’ National School has just established a link to the truly global world of the Coderdojo Movement. The CoderDojo movement is based on the belief that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world. That it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, andRead more…

Huge Attendances at KCFE Open Day Events

Huge Attendances at KCFE Open Day Events

The numbers attending recent ‘Open’ events at the Kerry College of Further Education in Tralee were estimated as being in the hundreds. The evening for Parents of School Leavers was attended by interested parents looking for options for their early school leavers outside the Leaving Cert points system. Parents Impressed “The feedback from parents wasRead more…