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Pupils are going gaga for Google as they've moved to a new technology which will enhance their learning experience going forward.

Children from Kilcummin NS recently made the move to Google Workspace for Education, a suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools specifically designed for schools and educational organisations.

The move will provide a more efficient and effective way to work together for pupils, teachers, and staff. They'll also be able to access educational resources.

Google Workspace for Education offers a range of powerful tools, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and Classroom, that will allow the school to streamline its educational processes and provide a more engaging learning environment.

"We are delighted to announce that we have moved to Google Workspace for Education," said Kilcummin NS Acting Principal Mike Murphy.

"This move will allow the staff to enhance the learning experience for the children and provide a more effective way for our staff to work together. We believe this will help us achieve our mission of providing our students with the best possible education and that it will future-proof digital learning in the school moving forward.”

The school has also announced the acquisition of new Chromebooks and a Charging Trolley as part of the school’s commitment to delivering the best possible learning environment. This investment will enable the school to integrate more digital learning into its curriculum and enhance pupils' learning experiences in a digital world.

The Chromebooks, which run on Google's Chrome operating system, come with a wide range of educational Apps and online tools that will support the school's curriculum across all subject areas. Teachers will be able to use the Chromebooks, which integrate directly with the Google For Education platform, to deliver interactive lessons, access online resources, and provide pupils with instant feedback. They will be able to use the Chromebooks to complete assignments, collaborate on projects, and conduct research.

"We are excited to introduce this new technology to our school," said Mike Kelliher, Acting Deputy Principal of Kilcummin NS.

"We feel this milestone will provide the children with access to the latest digital resources, which will enhance their learning experience and prepare them for the future. They will now leave Kilcummin NS with effective IT skills and a working knowledge of the Google workspace platform."

This upgrade in IT equipment has been supplied by Perduko Ltd., a leading provider of educational technology solutions with a proven track record of providing high-quality products and services to schools across the country. The school also engaged the services of Perduko Ltd., a Google for Education Partner, for the setup of the school’s Google Workspace for Education domain and for the training of both staff and pupils in the use of the Google Apps.

The school plans to roll out individual pupil Google Workspace for Education and the Chromebooks to all pupils over the coming weeks and will provide training on their new technology.



The actor to play Michael Collins revealed

Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. The society is in the final stages of […]




Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’.

The society is in the final stages of preparation  for  its March 5 to 7 performances at the INEC.

Final rehearsals are in full flight at the Heights Hotel and earlier this week Keith Dwyer Greene arrived in full costume.

He had spent the day with the army’s The Band 1 Brigade of The Irish Defence Forces, where he is a full-time flautist.

He is also co-owner and founder of The Bellevue Academy of Performing Arts.

Keith trained in music and musical theatre in University College Cork and The Cork School Of Music.

“He has performed with many musical societies and had many great leading roles. He worked with the late Bryan Flynn who wrote the book, music and lyrics of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. He has great admiration for him and says what he did with this show is genius. Keith says he adores the role of Michael Collins,” explained PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

Flynn’s book, music and lyrics can only be secured by two musical society’s each year.
Michael Collins A Musical Drama is a moving, dynamic, resonant piece of musical theatre.

It is the dramatization of a changing period of Irelands history. It brings to life The 1916 Rising, The War Of Independence and The Civil War.

“At the same time it is telling an intimate, human love story and how love and politics inflamed the period. This musical drama has war, heroism, love, villainy, tragedy and triumph all wrapped up. It has a distinctly Irish voice. Such numbers as ‘Fly the flag of Freedom ‘ will have the hairs standing on the back of your neck and ‘Every Heart Awaken ‘ will bring tears to your eyes,” added Linda.

Tickets available at The INEC box office and from a pop-up box office at The Laurels Bar, Market Cross from 12 noon to 4pm on Friday and Saturday this week.


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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]



Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.


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