Six first year students enrol at Tralee Community College

Six first year students are reported to have enrolled at Tralee Community College. The school originally rejected applications from students to start their second level education there but when the Department of Education upheld appeals from three students it was forced to offer places.Tralee Community College would prefer to focus on Post-Leaving Cert courses and phase out the secondary cycle from the school. Up until Monday of this week only one student was expected to enrol in first year at Tralee Community College. The Principal of the school, Billy Curtin said by this morning, this had risen to six. Among the six are the three students who appealed to the Department of Education to have a decision to reject their application to the school overturned.The other three students include two children from the Tralee area and a Non-National. Tralee Community College wants to focus more on Post-Leaving Cert courses in the coming years and Billy Curtin hopes this will not result in a scaling down of the 33 teaching jobs. He says the staff are co-operative and ready to adapt to change. The Teachers Union of Ireland is reluctant to say if it is concerned for the future of jobs at Tralee Community College.