Day One

A very warm welcome to all the first years who have joined our school community this morning. A mixture of nerves and excitement as this group start their next chapter. We wish them all the best of luck and hope that they enjoy their time with us.

Best of Luck

As the Universities and Colleges start back this week we wish all of our past pupils the best of luck as a new year gets underway. In particular we are thinking of the Class of 2019 who will be starting out on the next chapter of study or working days having received some excellent results earlier this month. The very best of luck to you all. Here are a selection of the photos taken on Leaving Cert results day earlier this month.

Calendar 2019 – 2020


Tuesday 27th August 1st years from 9:00 to 1:00.

Wednesday 28th August 3rd, 6th and LCA 2 Return

Thursday 29th August Remaining students return.


Wednesday 11th September Junior Certificate results (provisional)

Thursday 19th September Staff meeting No Homework club or evening study


Tuesday 22th 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 club or evening study

Friday 25th October Start of Mid-term break.


Monday 4th November Return after midterm

Monday 11th November 5th and LCA 1 Parent / Teacher meeting. Classes finish at 3:45. P/T Meeting from 4:15 to 6:45 No Homework club or evening study

Friday 15th November JCT in-service for all staff School Closed

Wednesday 20th November Staff meeting No Homework club or evening study

*** Monday 25th – Friday 29th November TY 1 Work Experience

Tuesday 26th November 2nd year & TY 1 Parent / Teacher meeting Classes finish at 3:45. P/T Meeting from 4:15 to 6:45. No Homework club or evening study

Friday 29th November DATS tests for 3rd years


***TY2 Work Experience: Mon Dec 2nd – Fri Dec 6th

Monday 9th December 3rd year Parent / Teacher meeting No Homework club or evening study

Tuesday 17th December Start of house examinations Including LCA 5

Friday 20th December Christmas holidays


Monday 6th January Return after Christmas holidays

Tuesday 21st January 1st year & TY 2 Parent / Teacher meeting No Homework club or evening study

Saturday 25th January Assessment for incoming first years

Thursday 30th January Staff meeting No Homework club or evening study


Wednesday 5th February Start of pre-leaving examinations

Tuesday 11th February Start of LCA pre examinations

Friday 14th February Mid-term break

Monday 24th February Return after mid-term break

Tuesday 25th February JCT Cluster day School Closed

Friday 28th February Transition Year change over.


Monday 2nd March TY 1 Work Experience

Monday 9th March TY 2 Work Experience

Tuesday 17th March Bank holiday school closed

Monday 23rd March 6th and LCA 2 Parent / Teacher meeting No Homework club or evening study


Friday 3rd April Easter Holidays

Monday 20th April Return after Easter holiday

Thursday 30th April Staff Meeting 3:25 to 4:25 No Homework club or evening study


Monday 4th May Bank holiday school closed

Wednesday 6th May Meeting of parents of incoming 1st years

Wednesday 13th May Staff meeting 3:25 to 4:25 No Homework club or evening study

Monday 25th May LCA 5 Summer exams

Tuesday 26th May 1st, 2nd and 5th Exams

Friday 29th May Summer holidays


Wednesday 3th June Start of state examinations

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

Awards Day 2019

Congratulation to all the students and staff on another very successful year in the school. The success of the students in both academia and on the sports ground were recently acknowledged in the annual awards days. Here is a selection of photos from the day. To see the full set please visit the schools Facebook page.

Cd Launch

Hazelwood College music department has been busier than usual this year. Not only did the annual musical take place recently but over the winter months the students were in school during holidays and weekends producing the 3rd CD of talent from the school.

“Inspirations” is a triple album showcasing the wide variety of musical talent from both past and present students of the school.

The CD will be launched on Friday 17th May 2019 with a variety show by past student Darren Roche from the critically acclaimed Irish band “Moxie” before he departs on a summer tour of Uk, USA and Ireland

Annual Musical Details

Hazelwood College proudly presents its annual musical this Bank Holiday weekend.

All Shook Up is a musical based around the music of Elvis. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows a small Midwestern town that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding charmer, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet, and a song in his heart. Repressed by their conservative mayor, the town begins to come alive once more under Chad’s influence. Lovers meet, woo, pursue, and more, all in one crazy night that will change the town forever. All Shook Up is a rocking, heartwarming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music.

In a change from previous years the show will commence at 8.30pm each night and as usual Sunday nights performance is subject to demand. Follow the school’s website, Facebook, Twitter for details .

Also in a break from tradition this year’s show will not be preceded by a Variety Show. Instead a longer adaptation of the musical will take place. The music department has been particularly busy this year. Not only have they been working late and during the holidays on the musical but they have also over the past six months been recording the school’s 3rd CD of talent.

This CD will be launched on the 17th May by past student Darren Roche from the world renowned group Moxie before they commence a summer tour of Ireland, UK and USA. Full details of the CD Launch in the coming weeks.

Basketball News

Basketball South West Regional Finals in Ballybunion today. Hard luck to the first years girls who were unlucky to be beaten by Listowel in the Semi Finals and congratulations to the second years who have made it through to the finals!! Watch this space

BSTAI / UL Awards

The Hazelwood College students who were presented with their certificates at BSTAI/UL Awards for those students who got an A in their Junior Certificate Business Studies 2018 at UL on Wednesday 6th March 2019. Back Row: L to R Ciara Broderick, Business Teacher, Euan Collins, Seán Madden, Ben Mulcahy, Liam Power, David Boyce, Keri Murphy, Anita Tynan, Karla Donegan, Sinéad Tierney, Margaret Griffin, Business Teacher, Liz Dolan Deputy Principal Front Row: L to R Cian White, Nicole Power, Leah Downes, Prof. Michele O’Dwyer, Associate Dean, Kenny Business School, Juliet Nolan, Yvonne O’Kelly, Emma Enright. Congratulations to all students on your achievements