The new “Sean Burke Suite”

There was great excitement around the school last week as classes commenced in the new Sean Burke suite, named after the former CEO of County Limerick VEC, in recognition of his contribution to education in County Limerick and in particular in the Dromcollogher area.

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 “Sean Burke Suite” …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.

Weather Update

Due to the forecasted wind conditions for tomorrow Monday, Hazelwood College will remain closed tomorrow and reopen on Tuesday

The scheduled parent teacher meeting for tomorrow night will now take place on Tuesday evening.

Should there be any further changes to this closure they will be posted on the school website, facebook page and twitter account.

Weener Plastics

Hazelwood College LCVP class who visited Wiener Plastics, Dromcollogher as part of their Enterprise Education Module. pictured here with Mr Liam Quaid . Sincere thanks to Wiener Plastics for the time afforded to our students recently.

Junior Certificate 2017

The halls were bursting with excitement, the mobile phone ban temporarily lifted as anxious parents get the call they have been waiting for all morning-it’s Junior Cert results day!! We couldn’t be prouder of our students this morning as the fantastic results were handed out. Congratulations to you all on the great results.

Here are some pictures from today.

New Beginnings

“We all have an opportunity to find real happiness in our lives, in developing everything that is noble” Philippians 4:4:8

A wonderful spiritual celebration today as Fr O Dea celebrated the school mass. Well done to all who participated.

Welcome 1st Year 2017


Class 1A pictured with School Principal Mr Brendan Burke and Class teacher Ms Sinead Clarson

Class 1B pictured with school Principal Mr Brendan Burke and class teacher Ms Grainne Phelan

Class 1C pictured with school Principal Mr Brendan Burke and class teacher Mr Alan Noonan

Class 1D pictured with school Principal Mr Brendan Burke and class teacher Ms Marie O Connor

We won’t forgot the rest of the student body who returned after a well earned summer break.