World Book Day Winners

Congratulations t the World Book Day ‘Design a bookmark’ winners Taylor Jordan, Katie Dore & Catherine Walsh

Runners up in the world Book Day Competition were Elena Falvey Keelin O Brien, Evan O Callaghan, Orla Bennis & Molly Flavin

World Book Day

World Book Day was in full swing in Hazelwood yesterday. Kicking off with a bookmark design competition, the first and second years then each received a book for their own enjoyment. There was some exciting speed book dating and then some whole school DEAR time (drop everything and read) reminding us all that all of the technology in the world can’t beat a good book.

Big Night !!!

A big night for Chloe, Sinead and Ciara as their entry Eat, Shoot, Repeat takes to the stage in the regional finals of the Junk Kouture Competition. Best of luck to the girls. Watch this space

Marketplace Results

On Friday last the Business Department of Hazelwood College held its annual Marketplace where the Entepreneurs of tomorrow put their ideas into practice and showcased their products. The event was a great success with many of the mini-companies reporting a good profit. The event was judged by Mrs Mary Herbert and Mrs Ciara O Connor from the AIB, Mr Clint Sexton from Wiener Plastics, Mrs Anne O Dea Buckley from Dromcollogher Credit Union and Mr Noel O Grady representing Hazelwood College. The event was supported by the sponsors Meaneys Centra Domcollogher, The School Food Company, the AIB, Wiener Plastics and Dromcollogher Credit Union. The winning groups are photographed with the judges and their Business Teachers Mrs Joanna O Connor and Mrs Margaret Griffin

Best Overall Company: CT Dog Tags, Chloe Fitzgibbon and Tara O Brien

Most Innovative : Hit the Nail on the Thread, Keri Muphy, Sarah Singleton, Maeve O Connor and Sarah Farrissey

Best Business Plan ‘Treat Yourself’, Kirsty Shields, Caoimhe O Shea, Sophie Sheehan and Ciara O Callaghan

Runners Up; Limerick through the Months, Evan Morey, Megan Grufferty, Valerie Shanahan and Sandra Dineen

Best Stand : ‘Buttons Galore’ Holly Beasley, Lauren Moran, Ornagh Kiely and Molly Jones

Highly Commended : ‘Sweetastic’ Clodagh Buckley, Juliet Nolan, Katelyn Davis and Leah Downes

Best Junior ; ‘O ‘Leary Firewood’ , Shane O Leary

Defibrillator Donation

6th Year LCVP students from Hazelwood who donated €200 from their non uniform day towards a defibrillator to Denis Fitzgerald, Event Director, Parkrun Newcastlewest

Marketplace Day

Some images and video of the recent Marketplace day at Hazelwood College

Fantastic products on sale at the Marketplace Event students were selling items from art frames, to personalized items, sweets and homemade treats, calendars and much more.

Sincere thanks, as always, to the sponsors of tomorrows marketplace. Your continued support is greatly appreciated

Shannon Duty Free unveils its youngest ever stockist

A young student has been rewarded for his remarkable entrepreneurship by having his product placed in the world’s first duty-free store, Shannon Duty Free.

Evan Quaid (14), a student from Castlemahon in west Limerick, has become the youngest ever producer of an item to be stocked at the famous store – the birthplace of duty free globally – after his Quaid Candles were put on sale there.

The young entrepreneur, who won the junior category of the National Student Enterprise Programme after developing the product in November 2017, messaged the Shannon Airport Instagram account late last year asking for the candles to be stocked in the store. After meeting him and his mother Triona, the Duty Free team didn’t think twice.

Head of Commercial at Shannon Airport Darren Smyth said that the airport was struck by his enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and the quality of the product. “Evan is a remarkable young man and it’s already clear that he has a very bright future in business ahead of him. We were impressed by his enterprise in the first instance and then wowed by his enthusiasm and determination when we met him,” he said.

“He got the idea for the candle making business from his favourite YouTube vlogger, bought a candle making kit and it started from there. That’s the type of ‘can-do’ spirit that has epitomised Shannon over the years.
“We want him to be the first but not the last young entrepreneur to have their goods featured here and we would ask any others out there that are producing non-perishable items to see this as an opportunity for themselves.”
Said Evan, “I’m delighted to get my candles into Shannon Duty Free. I contacted a number of stores about stocking my candles and Shannon Duty Free came back very quickly, said they liked the idea and asked if they could meet my mother and I. I’ve read up about the history of Shannon Duty Free, that it was the first airport duty free shop in the world. With over 1.7 million passengers going through the airport each year, it’s a fantastic opportunity to have the candles stocked.

“The staff at Shannon have been really supportive and this is a really big moment for me. Aside from being a great place to have my candles on sale, this is great promotion for the candles also.”

Said Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy; “Shannon Duty Free has been a supporter of local businesses from its origin. In recent years we have put a significant focus on featuring local producers in the O’Regan Food Emporium and the Shannon Design section. We currently have 50 Irish suppliers with over 100 different products on sale in the store and now we have Quaid Candles sitting proudly among them.
“In addition to his entrepreneurship, Evan has shown great enthusiasm and courage. He’s been a pleasure to deal with and we are all in agreement here that not alone has he a really good product but we’re going to be hearing a lot from him in the years ahead.”

Shannon Duty Fee is asking that any young entrepreneurs between the ages of 13 and 18 years who would like to have a product considered for inclusion in the world famous Shannon Duty Free shop to email for an application form.

Drugs and Alcohol Talk

Parent of 2nd and 3rd year students are invited to attend a talk on drug and alcohol awareness in the school.

The “Let’s Learn about Drugs & Alcohol Together Programme” will take place in the school on Thursday 7th and 14th February at 7.00pm

It is a two part programme with parents only to attend the first evening and then the following week the parents would attend with the student.

Full details will be given to the students in the coming days.



Calendar Ammendments

The Junior Certificate for School organisers have organised that the schools in this area will have a full day in-service for all staff on Tuesday 15th January 2019, consequently Hazelwood College will be closed on that day.

The Parent/Teacher meeting scheduled for next Tuesday has been rescheduled to Monday 14th January from 4.15.

As previously advised the school will also close on Friday 11th January for staff in-service.

We Wish all parent and guardians a Happy New Year