Scoil Lios Teilic 
Trá Lí, Co. Kerry  

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Welcome to our school website. Our school has a long and proud history in Education in Tralee. Scoil Lios Teilic was first established on the 10th of October 1864 and the school has continued to serve the locality in its present site since 1969. The school is situated to the North of Tralee town with beautiful panoramic views of the Slieve Mish Mountains, Tralee Bay and the bustling town.

The school's current enrolment is 220 (2019/2020).  We are an eight classroom co-educational school with single stream classes from junior infants to sixth class.  We have an Administrative Principal, three Learning Support/Resource Teachers, four Special Needs Assistants, a School Secretary and a School Caretaker.  Scoil Lios Teilic is a Catholic School under the patronage of the Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne. Our school has a Catholic Ethos and we also welcome children from other faiths and none.  In keeping with the principles of education, our school is democratically run by our Board of Management. The involvement of parents is sought and encouraged both at Board and Parent Association level. We have an extremely supportive Parents Association who get involved in many positive initiatives every academic year.

Junior and Senior Infants:    8.45am - 1.30pm  

1st Class to 6th Class:          8.45am - 2.30pm

6th Class Graduation 2020

We wish all the pupils the very best wishes as they leave Listellick after eight years of primary education.  This is not how we envisaged the school year ending for you but you know we are thinking of you as you enter secondary school.  We have created a short video with some special memories of your time in the school.

Ms. Reynolds, 2nd Class teacher, has a special message for her First Holy Communion Class this year.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice for school community

12 March, 2020


An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March.This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach.

In order to minimise the impact on teaching and learning, all schools will be asked to continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to do so. Schools are asked to be conscious of students that may not have access to online facilities and to consider this actively in their response.

Schools are asked to prioritise supporting exam classes to continue to prepare for State examinations.

Physical classes in universities and higher education facilities will not be held during the closure. Institutions can make other arrangements for teaching and learning and other activities in line with their business continuity plans and contingency planning. 

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said:

“I am deeply conscious of the impact that school and education setting closures have on students, on families and on the wider community. This is a necessary and proportionate measure that we are taking as a pro-active measure to help contain the threat of Covid-19.

“This is the right decision at the right time. It is taken in the best interests of our children, our young people, our school and college communities and our wider society.

“At this point in time the closure is planned for two weeks, from tomorrow until 29 March. The Government, in conjunction with the public health authorities, will keep the situation under ongoing review. Any change to that date will be communicated widely.

“Pupils should take their books and learning materials home with them this evening.

“This is a very challenging time for our pupils, our teachers, our students and our colleagues in further and higher education.

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine – we all live in one another’s shadow. If there was ever a time for us to appreciate how closely we are connected, how much what we do matters to others, how much we rely on each other, this is it. This is a time where we all need to work together for the best possible outcome for our students. The support of everyone across the sector is vital, as we all strive to ensure that this threat is dealt with as effectively as possible.”

The Department of Education and Skills will remain open and will continue to provide supports to the education sector at this time.

The Department of Education and Skills has been liaising closely on a continual basis with the Department of Health in relation to Coronavirus/Covid-19 since early January. This will continue.


Pearse O’Caoimh

Department of Education and Skills Press office

T +353(0)1 8892304

Pearse Ó Caoimh

Higher Executive Officer — Communications.

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna
Department of Education and Skills

Sráid Maoilbhríde, Baile Átha Cliath, D01 RC96.
Marlborough Street, Dublin, D01 RC96.


T +353(0)1 8892304

11/3/2020    We would like to direct your attention to updated guidance issued this morning on talking to children and young people about Covid-19.

You can access and download this guidance in both Irish and English from the Department of Education and Skills website below under the heading ‘Talking to children and young people about Covid-19’.

Please ensure that all staff, parents, and other interested parties receive this update.

We would also like to direct your attention to a child-friendly interview that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn did with RTÉ’s new2day programme last week, that may also be a useful resource when talking about Covid-19 with children and students.

10/3/2020  Letter to Parents/Guardians issued by Board of Management on 10th March 2020

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Please see attached links for advice from Department of Education

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Please see the following communication update from the Department of Education this morning.

Annette Dineen

Príomh Oide

Dear all,

The Department of Education and Skills has received a letter for all schools from the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, addressing the recent school closure as a result of the confirmed Covid-19 case.

The letter is attached here and will also shortly be available on our website.

Please ensure that parents and other interested parties receive this update.

Thank you for your assistance and please get in touch if you have any further enquiries.

Pearse Ó Caoimh

Higher Executive Officer — Communications.

An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna
Department of Education and Skills

Friendship & Anti Bullying Week - February 24th to 28th 2020

A week of activities have been planned to mark Friendship & Anti Bullying week in the school.  The following is a schedule of all that is happening:

Monday:    Each class is contributing to a Friendship quilt which will be displayed on Ms. Crowley's window (opposite the school gate)

Tuesday:    Each child will be assigned a secret buddy who they have to do something kind for during the week.  Children can guess their buddy on Friday.  Money (€2) for Friday's raffle to be collected today.

Wednesday:   A day of Friendship activities including 5th class helping younger classes to make Friendship bracelets.

Wednesday:  Competition entries finalised and further Friendship activities.  Friendship & anti-bullying worksheets completed.

Friday:    Crazy sock day - Children to wear uniform and crazy socks.  Prizes for raffle distributed. Winner of Smyth's voucher to be announced.

6th Class Audio Clips from The Afternoon Show with Brendan Fuller on Radio Kerry

6th class recently enjoyed a visit from Brendan Fuller, host of The Afternoon Show on Radio Kerry.  These clips were broadcast on Wednesday 23rd May at 3.10pm and at 4.10pm.  

Listellick 1
Listellick 2

#Ode2Joy Challenge

Pupils from our school choir performed Ode to Joy at the site of St. Brendan The Navigator in Fenit to celebrate Europa Nostra #Ode2Joy Challenge. On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europa Nostra and it’s President Maestro Plácido Domingo invited all citizens in Europe to contribute to the #Ode2Joy Challege at a site of Cultural heritage importance.  Watch the video below.

Snow Day - Friday 2nd March 2018 (Photographs courtesy of John Walsh Photography

John Walsh Photographer recently took some amazing drone photographs of the school.  The photos also show the view from Listellick looking down over the spectacular Tralee Bay and mountains.  Many thanks to John as we will a pictorial record of the school for posterity.

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