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Hazelwood College Transition Year students participated on an induction programme at the Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre. Students participated in a series of physical challenges in order to build bonds and to prepare them for the unique challenges and learning environment offered by Transition Year. The programme is designed to instil individual confidence and independence, while strengthening the group’s identity and awareness. The development of both the individual and group confidence are key in the TYP, where students are encouraged to become self-directed and autonomous learners, able to work collectively and individually on practical and academic challenges, without the pressure of state exams.

Picture 1: The TY class of 2017/18 are pictured with Ballyhass Instructors Cillian O Riordan and Jason Sheahan who are also past pupils of the Hazelwood. 

Picture 2: TY students L-R Nicole Murphy, Fiona Wright and Aisling Shanahan enjoying their TY team Building trip in Ballyhass Lakes

Cappanalea 2016 – Photos and Video

Over 100 First years and their Transition Year mentors recently spent 3 days and 2 nights in Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre in Co. Kerry. As well as getting to know their new colleagues for their coming years in Hazelwood College, students experienced Hillwalking, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Orienteering and Team Building.

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Here’s a highlights video of some of the fun from the trip.

Here are a selection of photos from the trip, the full set of almost 250 photos are available to view on the school Facebook page.

Cappanalea 2015

Over 100 First years from Hazelwood College recently spent 3 days and 2 nights in Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre in Co. Kerry. As well as getting to know their new colleagues for their coming years in Hazelwood College, students experienced Hillwalking, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Orienteering and Team Building.

Here are some photos from the Trip, more to follow in a further post.

Picture 1: Hazelwood College students Eoin Galvin (left) and Eoghan Dore (right) prepare to go rock climbing at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre as part of their induction programme.

Picture 2: Hazelwood College first year students tackle the Orienteering Course during their induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre. Pictured are (from left to right) Rory Hannigan, Liam Power, Emma Enright and Sophie Sheahan.

Picture 3: Pictured are (from left to right) Anita Tynan, Rachel Power, Anna Walmsley and Valerie Shanahan, all first years attending Hazelwood College who are pictured about to scale the heights of the rock climbing course at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre in the course of their recent induction course there.

Picture 4: Cian Broderick, first year at Hazelwood College takes to the water during his recent induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 5: Pointing to the summit. First year students from Hazelwood College pictured here with their teacher Mr Des Lambe, back row far left, reach for the stars as they prepare to go rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre during their recent induction programme, we think they might have been a little confused though!!!

Picture 6: Hazelwood College first year Lauren Dowling prepares to set sail during her induction day at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre recently.

Picture 7: All Smiles: First year Kirsty Shields of Hazelwood College is pictured kayaking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 8: All of the first year Hazelwood College students attending their first year induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 9: David Boyce, first year attending Hazelwood College, is pictured here at his induction day at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 10: Hazelwood College first year students take to the water kayaking under the supervision of staff at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre during their recent induction programmme.

Picture 11: Hazelwood College first years tackle orienteering during their recent induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

Picture 12: Taking five! Hazelwood College first year students take a break from their rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre. Picture m: All Smiles: First year Kirsty Shields of Hazelwood College is pictured kayaking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

LCA1 Bonding @ Ballyhass Lakes

Here are some pictures from the recent Leaving Cert Applied 1 bonding trip to Ballyhass Lake

Hazelwood College Leaving Certificate Applied I students are pictured here on their induction day programme which was held in Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre. Pictured are from left to right: Gerard Moore, Dean Falvey, Declan Leahy, Darren Wright and Conor Daniels

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Picture 2: Hazelwood College Leaving Certificate Applied I students Shelia Browne (left) and Bridget Foley (right) pictured at Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre in the course of their induction day.

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Other Gallery Pictures from the day: