Community College Students win Garda Achievement Awards

Community College Students win Garda Achievement Awards

The Lee Strand/Garda Youth Achievement Awards took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee with over 200 people attending. The awards recognise the great contribution young people have made and continue to make in their communities. There were 20 individual awards, two group awards and one safety award – which Castleisland Community College students won…

National Awards for Community College Young Environmentalists

National Awards for Community College Young Environmentalists

The Fairtraders of Castleisland Community College won the Eco Community Award at the Eco Unesco’s Young Environmentalist Awards in The Convention Centre, Dublin. The Fairtraders were one of 322 projects that entered this year and a shortlist of 100 travelled to Dublin for the final. Only Kerry Secondary School They were the only secondary school…

Community College Young Social Innovators Win National Award

Community College Young Social Innovators Win National Award

‘The Global Gang’ comprising Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College won a national award at the Young Social Innovator’s competition held in Croke Park, Dublin. Young Social Innovators is Ireland’s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme. 400 Projects Entered Over 400 projects were entered this year and a total of 30…

Community College Takes Runner-Up Spot in Robotics Championship

Community College Takes Runner-Up Spot in Robotics Championship

The Castleisland Community College ‘Robotics Team’ finished in the runners up spot in the Kerry Robotics Schools’ Championships recently. As part of an initiative run by IT Tralee, CIT and Vex Robotics, a number of Kerry schools were provided with funding of €800 each to build a robot and programme it in preparation for the…

Community College Elevated to Top Six Schools Nationwide

Community College Elevated to Top Six Schools Nationwide

Castleisland Community College won the Young Social Innovators award in May 2018, for making Castleisland a Fair Trade town. National Awards A total of 218 schools in Ireland took part in YSI 2018 and 10 schools including the community college were presented with national awards. Now the college has been chosen by Young Social Innovators…

Castleisland Became 50th Fair Trade Town in Ireland

Castleisland Became 50th Fair Trade Town in Ireland

Castleisland is now officially the 50th Fair Trade town in the country and only the second in Kerry – Tralee is the other. Castleisland Community College received confirmation from Fair Trade Ireland that it has been achieved by the work put in by the Transition Year students at the college and their teachers, Doreen Killington…

Croke Park Semi-Final Beckons for Community College Students

Croke Park Semi-Final Beckons for Community College Students

Five Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College have been selected to contest the semi-finals of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools’ Competition in Croke Park on March 14th. The students are: Denise Crowley, Paul O Connor, Liam Moloney, Conor O Sullivan and Robyn White. Students Worked Hard Under the directions of their teacher, Cáit McEllistrem,…