Maths Week

Photos from the recent Maths Week competition held recently in Hazelwood College

1st Year Maths Week winners James Holmes, Patrick Geary and missing from photo Conor Healy

Senior Cycle Maths Week winners Cormac O Sullivan, Tomas Stritch and missing from photo Lorna Mulqueen

2nd year Maths week winners Brian O Callaghan, Kevin Normoyle and Stephen Walsh

Student Cycle

Embracing the new ‘Wellbeing’ programme of the new Junior Certificate, Hazelwood students take to the bikes on Thursday morning. A great morning out, as students are reminded of the benefits of fresh air and exercise on our mental health

Here is a short video from the day:

Open Morning

We recently had a great morning here at Hazelwood for the annual Open Morning. Sincere thanks to all of the local primary schools who allowed their 5th and 6th classes to visit us. Well done to all of the students who showed off the school and its facilities with such pride and enthusiasm.

Here are a selection of photos from the day, there are plenty more photos to see on the schools Facebook page …here…

Phase 3 Extension Complete

There was great excitement around the school last week as classes commenced in the new phase 3 extension.

The 11 classroom extension, including a new science lab, a fourth fully equipped computer room and a new home economics room, keeps the school campus modern and up to date.

This Superwarm ‘A’ rated building was built by Limerick company Connack Construction and designed by Leyden, Hasset and Associates. Apart from looking great and creating a wonderful learning environment for our students, the building boasts exciting features such as;

• The latest in energy saving technology
• Automatic lights which sense if the students are in the classrooms and also adjust light levels according to daylight levels
• Automatic ventilation system preventing the building from over-heating in the Summer months.
• Self-closing windows on detection of high winds or rain
• High speed 10GB fibre network and a high speed wifi network
• Rain water harvesting
• Heat recovery system

We look forward to many years of learning and teaching together in this state of the art facility.

Here is a short video showing the final months of construction and photos of the finished project.

Visit the schools youtube page to see all the videos detailing the construction of the Phase 3 Extension …here…

School Reopening Wednesday

Following an inspection of the school and grounds today, Hazelwood College confirms it will be opening as expected tomorrow Wednesday.

The buildings did not sustain any damage in the yesterdays storm and the school has both working electricity and water supplies.

Open Night 2017

The annual open night for prospective incoming students will take place on the evening of Thursday 26th October from 7 – 9p.m.

Principals Address will commence at 7.15p.m.
All are welcome

On display on the night will be samples of student work from across the year groups, classroom displays and exhibitions, and a competition for incoming students.

In conjunction with the open night will be an open day on Tuesday 24th October from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m. 5th and/or 6th class students from local schools will be brought to the school to experience the school in action. Senior students will guide students through the school and its facilities. Students in fifth or sixth class from primary schools not attending on the day are welcome to visit also with their Parent/Guardian.

Visit our new state of the art new extension “The Sean Burke Suite” on the night.

Available on the open night will include information on the programmes and subject we offer

  • Junior Certificate
  • Transition Year programme
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
  • Leaving Certificate Applied

Comment from recent school inspections

Responses received from parents and students reflected a high level of satisfaction with the quality of teaching and learning in the school. – Inspection Team 2015

Details of State Examination Achievements

Leaving Certificate Results 2017

The class of 2017 at Hazelwood College exceeded last years national average points by over 120 points reflecting the continued success of the school. A record number of students achieved above 500 points including students achieving over 600 points.

The success of one student, Laura Stack, made national headlines by being one of only thirteen students in the country to achieve 8 H1’s.

For more details and information see our feature in this weeks Weekly Observer and advert in this weeks Vale Star

Achieving Our Full Potential

Weather Update – Further Closure

The Minister for Education has directed that all schools are to remain closed on Tuesday 17th October. This will allow schools the opportunity to assess their property before the expected return of students on Wednesday.

The 6th Year Parent Teacher meeting will now be deferred to a later date.

Any further changes/updates to the opening of the school will be posted on the schools website, Facebook page and Twitter account.