Top Leaving Certificate Results

The long wait is over for our Leaving Certificate students as they finally received their results following years of hard work.

There were exciting scenes at the school this morning as anxious students opened their envelopes. Thankfully there were smiles all round as it became clear that many students had achieved above and beyond their expectations.

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.

The management and staff of Hazelwood College are extremely proud of all the students’ efforts and wish them every success in their future endeavours.

Here’s what the Limerick Leader had to say about Laura’s success

Limerick camogie player scores top marks with 8 H1s in Leaving Certificate

A LIMERICK minor and senior camogie player from Dromcollogher has achieved one of the best Leaving Certificate results in the country.
Laura Stack, who sat her exams at Hazelwood College, got 8 H1s – the equivalent of 800 points – in the final state exams.
“I wasn’t expecting it whatsoever, I thought it was a wind-up this morning,” Laura told the Limerick Leader from her home in Dromcollogher.
“I kept (sport) up until the beginning of May, and then I stopped it to put the head down. I was probably more stressed coming up to the results than I was for the exams.
“The month of June was stressful but throughout the year it was grand,” said the 18-year-old star pupil.
The maximum number of CAO points a student can claim is 625, from the six best subjects – and Laura’s first choice is Management Science and Information Systems in Trinity College Dublin.
“I like all my subjects, but I like business and maths – they’re my favourites,” said Laura, who went to Broadford National School.
“I suppose the best piece of advice is to do it properly as you go along, because I found out that you can’t really do a lot at the end of May and start of June,” she added, laughing.
Hazelwood College principal Brendan Burke congratulated the student and said that she has always been “an excellent student”.
“She participated fully in sport right up until the end. She’s on the Limerick senior and minor camogie panels, she has an All-Ireland club medal for camogie with Milford, and she was in the All-Ireland football final with Dromcollogher-Broadford,” he said.
“She has senior camogie and football medals with the school, and she won the Munster camogie final this year with the school. Hurling, football and handball are her sports. She’s a real all-rounder,” said Mr Burke.
“She was always good – we weren’t surprised this morning, we were delighted. There are 13 people who got 8 H1s in the country, out of almost 60,000. We are very proud of her, she is a great ambassador for the school and always has been,” he added.

Other articles online included

RTE News
Irish Times
Irish Examiner / BreakingNews.ie
Irish Independant

Junior Life Sciences

Hazelwood Junior Cycle Science students Tara O’Brien (left) and Lauren Moran (right) who came third in the Competition for their project on Migraine Awareness in recent Regional Sci-Fest Final.

Ruairí Hannigan (left) and Ronan O’Connor (right), Hazelwood College Junior Cycle Science students are pictured after winning the Irish Science Teachers Association Award for their Scifest Project, which was an investigation into the production of Selenium enriched dairy products with commercial potential. The group project by Ruairí, Ronan and Liam Power, (absent from picture) also won second place in the Junior Life Sciences Competition.

Transition Year Science students form Hazelwood College, Ava Mullane (left) and Mary Kate Fehin (right) are pictured with their award for ‘Best Project in Behavioural Science’ for their project ‘Accents: The Unspoken About Prejudice’

Hazelwood College students Jamie Hennessy, Sean O’Connor and David Noonan are pictured with their award for Best Project in Waste Prevention and Source Efficiency Competition for their project ‘Poo Power: An Investigation into the Use of Different Manure to Determine which Produces the Highest Energy Content.

Kolkata 2017

The Trip of a lifetime – Kolkata April 2017

During the Easter holidays 2017, three teachers and four students travelled to Kolkata, in India to witness the work of the Hope Foundation. The Hope Foundation rescues thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata helping to improve their quality of life and give them a better future. Funding over 60 projects, Hope reaches out to the most forgotten and vulnerable. We visited some of the projects the Hope Foundation funds such as boys and girls protection homes, the Hope hospital, the slum and dump crèche, the further education and training facility and the night ambulance service. It highlighted the importance of fundraising for the Hope Foundation and the fantastic work they are carrying out in Kolkata. It was uplifting to spend time with our four Transition Year students, Neasa Fahy, Mary Kate Fehin, Ava Mullane, and Blaithin Matthews and see how mature, caring and passionate they were about these projects and the children they met. It clearly is an invaluable trip for any TY student to go on. Finally, we would like to express a huge thank you for the kindness and sponsorship from our local community, businesses and school, whom without this trip would not have been possible.

Handball

Hazelwood College First Year students Anthony Linehan (left) and Jack Shanahan (centre) are congratulated by Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke (right), after their recent victories in the 60×40 and 30×20 First Year Munster Colleges Handball Finals. Congratulations to both from all at Hazelwood College.

Bunratty Visit

Hazelwood College First and Second Year History students are pictured during their recent fieldtrip to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The students were immersed into the everyday life of their ancestors, whether they were lords of the castle or skilled craftsmen and women.

Hazelwood College Second Year History students Ella Noonan (left) and Maeve O’Connor (right) are pictured on top of Bunratty Castle during a fieldtrip there.

Irish Junior Maths Competition

Brian O’Callaghan (left) and Emma O’Flynn (right) first year Hazelwood College students are pictured before they participated in the Irish Junior Maths Competition.

Hazelwood College’s Brian O Callaghan 1C is pictured after receiving his 3rd place trophy and certificate in the nationwide Irish Junior Maths Competition run by the Association of Irish Mathematics Teachers on Friday 12th of May. Congratulations to Brian from all at Hazelwood College.

Awards Day 2017

Pictures of Hazelwood College’s Annual Awards Day 2017.

Picture 1: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballer presents awards to Hazelwood College’s First Year Basketball team, recognising their achievements through the year, along with that of their coaches Ms Claudia Davis, back row second from right and Ms Sinead Clarson, back row, far right.

Picture 2: Hazelwood College’s Senior Ladies Basketball team, who won their recent South West Regional Shield in impressive manner are pictured here receiving their awards at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation. Pictured are back row (left to right) Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star, Ciara McCarthy, Katie McCarthy, Rachel O’Reagan and Ms Patricia Bridgeman (Coach). Front row (left to right): Julia O’Shea, Katie O’Shea, Evelyne Mancasola and Ms Grainne Phelan (Coach).

Picture 3: Hazelwood College’s Munster Senior Camogie Colleges’ Competition victors are pictured receiving their awards at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation with their coaches. Pictured are Back Row (left to right):Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star, Ms Martina Matthews, Ms Julie Corkery, Aoife Murray, Laura Stack, Niamh O’Brien, Abby McDermott, Aoife McMahon, Íde Collins, Sinead O’Donnell, Sarah Sheehan, Bríd Flanagan and Mr Danny Corkery. Front row: Shauna Kennelly, Meadbh McCarthy, Sarah McDermott, Katie O’Carroll, Orlaith Hennessy, Chloe O’Brien, Emma Enright, Holly Hennessy, Anna Walmsley, Shauna Cunningham and Valerie Shanahan

Picture 4: Bríd Flanagan with her award for Senior Camogie Player of the Year Award, which she received at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 5: Hazelwood College Orienteering Squad are pictured receiving their awards at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation. Pictured are back row (left to right): Mr Kevin Grant (Coach), JJ Daly, Brian O’Callaghan, Donagh McCarthy, Brendan Harding and Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star. Front row: Megan Lenihan, Emma O’Flynn, Emily Lynch, May Junquera and Molly McCarthy.

Picture 6: Hazelwood College athletes who won medals at the recent Annual Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board Sports Day are pictured here receiving their medals from Colm O’Neill. Pictured are front row (left to right) Mr Kevin Grant (Coach), Máiríde Bennis, Gerard O’Donnell, Adam Sheahan, Sean Madigan, Nigel O’Callaghan, Kevin O’Leary, Ethan Knipe, Andy Quaid and Cork Footballer Colm O’Neill. Front row: Megan Lenihan, Sophie Sheehan, Alison Healy, Sarah Sheehan, Brian Ahern, Corey Knipe, Meadbh McCarthy, Chloe O’Brien, Eimear Lenihan, Bríd Flanagan and Andrea Suarez.

Picture 7: Hazelwood College athletes who won medals at the North Munster Schools Events are pictured receiving their medals at the Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation. Pictured are back row (left to right): Mr KEvin Grant, Colm Galvin, Ethan Knipe, Kevin O’Leary and Colm O’Neill Cork County Footballer. Front row: Máíríde Bennis, Áine Bennis, Eimear Lenihan, Noelle Lenihan and Meagan Lenihan.

Picture 8: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Caoimhe McCarthy with her First Year Footballer of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 9: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Aoibhinn O’Keeffe with her First Year Camogie Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 10: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Niamh Fahy with her First Year Basketball Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 11: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Anthony Linehan with his First Year Handballer of the Year award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 12: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star presenting Jack Shanahan (left) and Anthony Linehan (right) with their awards at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation for their Munster Colleges 60×40 and 30×20 success.

Picture 13: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star presenting Ryan Reidy with his First Year Soccer Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 14: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Sean Broderick with his Table Tennis Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 15: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Brian O’Callaghan with his Junior Male Athlete Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 16: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Megan Lenihan with her Junior Female Athlete Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 17: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Noelle Lenihan with her Senior Female Athlete Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 18: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Kevin O’Leary with his Senior Male Athlete Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 19: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Ronan O’Connor with his U15 Footballer of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 20: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Conor Shanahan with his U15 Hurler of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 21: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Niamh Galvin with the Junior Swimmer of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 22: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Colm Galvin with the Senior Swimmer of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 23: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Ciara McCarthy with the Cadet Basketball Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 24: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Sarah Sheehan with the Junior Ladies Footballer of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 25: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Anna Walsley with the Junior Camogie Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 26: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Michael O’Callaghan with the U16 1/2 of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 27: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Katie O’Shea with the Senior Basketball Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 28: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Sean Madigan with the Senior Soccer Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 29: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Niamh O’Brien with the Senior Ladies Football of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 30: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Katie McCarthy with the Senior Handball Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 31: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Colin O’Brien with the U18 1/2 Football Player of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 32: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Brian Murphy with the U18 1/2 Hurler of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 33: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star (left) and Mr Kevin Grant, Athletic Coach at Hazelwood College (right) pictured presenting Noelle Lenihan (centre) with a Special Recognition Award for her heroic Bronze Medal at last years Paralympics at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 34: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Chloe O’Brien with the Hazelwood College Sportsperson of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 35: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Evelyne Mancassola with the Junior French Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 36: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Aoife O’Callaghan with the JuniorTechnical Graphics Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 37: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Sophia Harrold with the Junior Irish Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 38: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Ronan Buckley with the Junior Maths Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 39: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Ellen Reidy with the Junior Business Studies Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 40: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting John Hennessy with the Junior Geography Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 41: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Chloe Farrell with the Junior History Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 42: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Niamh Mullins with the Junior Music Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 43: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Aisling Brennan with the Junior Art Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 44: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Jamie O’Connor with the Junior CSPE Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 45: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Brian Stack with the Junior Materials Technology Metal Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 46: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Darragh Ryan with the Junior Materials Technology Metal Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 47: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Emma Healy with the Junior English Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 48: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Ciara Heenan with the Junior German Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 49: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Roisin Normoyle with the Junior Home Economics Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 52: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Laura Stack with the Senior Maths Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 53: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Jack Hennessy with the Senior Physics Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 54: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Padraig Roche with the Senior Business Studies Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 55: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Thomas Twohill with the Senior Music and Chemistry Subject Awards at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 56: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Eoin Considine with the Senior Geography Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 57: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Keith Coughlan with the Senior Biology Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 58: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Grainne Ahern with the Senior Agricultural Science Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 59: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting William Quaid with the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 60: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Emma O’Connell with the Senior Accounting Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 61: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Norma O’Sullivan with the Senior English Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 62: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Katie McCarthy with the Senior Constructions Studies Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 63: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Niamh O’Brien with the Senior Histroy Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 64: Colm O’Neill, Cork Senior County Footballing star pictured presenting Nigel O’Callaghan with the Senior Engineering Subject Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 65: Colm O’Neill presents Timmy Brosnan with the Leaving Certificate Applied I Student of the Year Award at the recent Hazelwood College Annual Awards Presentation.

Picture 66: Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke, presents Thomas Twohill with the Hazelwood College Principal’s Award 2017 at the Annual Hazelwood College Awards Presentation.

Calendar 2017 – 2018

 

August

Monday 28th August                      1st years from 9:00 to 1:00

Tuesday 29th August                       3rd, 6th and LCA 2 Return

Wednesday 30th August                Remaining students return

 

September

Monday 18th September              1st years Capanalea Week

Wednesday 27th September       School closed, all staff on Junior Cycle in-service

 

October

Monday 16th October                     Parent / Teacher meeting 6th years and LCA 2. Classes finish at 3:45. P/T Meeting from 4:15 to 6:45. No homework or evening study

Friday 27th October                        Start of Midterm break.

 

November

Monday 6th November                  Return after midterm

Tuesday 7th November                  5th and LCA 1 Parent / Teacher meeting.  Classes finish at 3:45. P/T Meeting from 4:15 to 6:45. No homework or evening study

Thursday 16th November              Staff meeting No Homework or evening study

Wednesday 22nd November        3rd year Parent / Teacher meeting No Homework or evening study

Tuesday 28th November                Junior Cycle in-service for all staff school closed

 

December

Friday 1st December                       DATS tests for 3rd years

Monday 4th December                   2nd year Parent / Teacher meeting. No homework or evening study

Friday 22nd December                    Christmas holidays

 

January

Monday 8th January                        Return after Christmas holidays

Tuesday 16th January                      First year Parent / Teacher meeting. No homework or evening study

 

February

Friday 9th February                        Mid-term break

Monday 19th February                   Return after mid-term break

 

March

Wednesday 14th March                  Staff meeting no homework or evening study

Monday 19th March                        Bank holiday

Wednesday 21st March                  6th and LCA 2 Parent / Teacher meeting, no homework or evening study

Friday 23rd March                           Easter holidays

 

April 16 days

Monday 9th April                              Return after Easter holiday

 

May

Friday 4th May                                  School Closed

Monday 7th May                               Bank holiday school closed

 

June 1 day

Friday 1st June                                   Summer holidays

 

The management reserve the right to alter the calendar at any time. Please check this website for amendments to the calendar.

*** Denotes Change/Addition to Timetable from original publication

 

Daily Class Schedule 2017/2018

Time / Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:55 – 9:05 Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly
9:05 – 9:45 1 1 1 1 1
9:45 – 10:25 2 2 2 2 2
10:25 – 11:05 3 3 3 3 3
11:05 – 11:25 Break Break Break Break Break
11:25 – 12:05 4 4 4 4 4
12:05 – 12:45 5 5 5 5 5
12:45 – 1:25 6 6 6 6 6
1:25 – 2:05 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:05 – 2:45 7 7 7 7 7
2:45 – 3:25 8 8 8 8 8
3:25 – 4:05 9 9

 

French Theatre Visit

Hazelwood College Second Year students (back row, left to right) David Noonan, Ronan O’Connor, Roisin Caulwell, Grace Donegan and Carrie Ann Devine with Victoria Shanahan (front row centre) are pictured with actors from the French theatre company, Pickles, after participating in their performance of ‘Le Mystere de l’ Hotel Norbert’.

Hazelwood College Fifth Year students (back row) Letitia Cotter (second from left), Brendan O Flynn (third from left, back row), Colm Galvin (second from right, back row) and Shane Ryan (far right, back row), along with Oisin Brendan (front row, far left) and Jack Roche (second from right, front row) pictured with actors from the French theatre company, Pickles, after participating in their performance of ‘Retour au Bercail’.
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Top Business Results

Hazelwood College Business Studies students pictured being presented with certificates of recognition for attaining an A grade in Business Studies in their Junior Certificate in 2016. Pictured at the ceremony held in University of Limerick were (back, left to right) Hazelwood College Deputy Principal Elizabeth Dolan, Caroline Ahern, Hazelwood College Business Studies teacher, Ms Margaret Griffin, Ronan Cahill and Hazelwood College Business Studies teacher Mr Noel O’Grady. Front row (left to right): Chriss Boyce, Dr. Philip O’Regan, Executive Dean, Kemmy Business School, UL and Eliza Reidy.