Journey of a Lifetime

During the Easter Holiday, three Hazelwood College students, Bríd Flanagan, Letitia Cotter and Nicola Madden and a Hazelwood College teacher Ms. Betty Cotter left to embark on a journey of a lifetime to Calcutta, India with The Hope Foundation. The Hazelwood group raised over €12,00 for The Hope Foundation who work with street and slum children in India. Hope have set up many projects, for example orphanages, schools, homes and a hospital, all of which the girls got to visit. They are making huge differences in India and giving street and slum children the greatest gift of all, education. The four adventurers would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed either financially or in other ways to help them on their journey. It was greatly appreciated.

Marie’s Spin for Multiple Sclerosis

Hi everyone Ms. O’ Connor here,

In July 2016 I endeavour to cycle ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ as a fund and awareness raising campaign for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. My father has multiple sclerosis and it is from his association with the MS Society that I have seen the wonderful services and supports that are provided, helping people with Multiple Sclerosis throughout Ireland. It is from this personal experience that I find my inspiration to undertake this 2,500km cycle along the western coastline of Ireland from Kinsale to Derry. I am fortunate to have the health and well-being to aspire to undertake this challenge in aid of people who may not be in as fortunate a position.

It is with this challenge in sight that I wanted to let you know about my plans. I would be most grateful of any form of sponsorship, support or advice you may be in a position to provide which will make this endeavour a successful awareness and fund raising campaign for the MS Society. Any form of support that you can provide will be received with a grateful, warm and thankful reception. Tell all your friends and spread the word.

If anyone wants to host a coffee morning or evening/quiz/bake sale or any other wonderful fundraising idea please feel free to undertake any event and I would be most grateful.

If anyone would like to take a sponsorship card please also let me know, it would also be greatly appreciated.
The Monster Easter Raffle and Mr. Finn’s Fun Cycle on April 13th are the first two fundraisers that are being undertaken. The Easter Raffle has been a wonderful success & thank you for your support.

If anyone is shopping in Tesco Newcastle West in the next eight weeks please put your blue tokens into Marie’s Spin for Multiple Sclerosis cylinder.

Please LIKE and SHARE the Facebook page if you are so inclined ;-)
Facebook: Marie’s Spin for Multiple Sclerosis
Twitter: @marie_spin
Online Donation Justgiving:

marie bike

(The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland: Registered Charity-CHY5365)

Hazelwood College Parents Association

Our Annual Hazelwood College 45 Drive Fundraiser, hosted by the Parents Association will take place in the College on Good Friday Night March 25th 2016 next @ 8.30pm.

This annual 45 Drive Card night is in its 27th year of continued success in raising funds which have been given back to benefit and add quality education to all our students over the years in Hazelwood College.

  • As a result of your continued support over the past year we the Parents Association recently hosted a visit from Mr Alan Quinlan Retired Rugby Union Player to speak to all students and staff of our College on Positive Mental Health. This unprecedented visit was greatly appreciated by Students and staff, and its aim was to remove the stigma attached to speaking out about mental health issues, and to get us all talking.
  • We were also privileged to host an excellent workshop for Parents of all students attending Hazelwood College titled ‘’ Supporting our children through second level Education’’ presented by guest speaker, Mr Noel Brosnan. This workshop was attended by over 120 Parents on the night who found it to be very beneficial.
  • We aim once again to provide Yoga classes to those who will be sitting their Leaving Cert exams in 2016 to aid and empower students in the fields of relaxation and breathing techniques which will help with coping skills required for destressing and exam pressure.

I hope we have provided you with an insight into how your continued support is utilised by our association in supporting Parents and Students of our School, and it is our aim to continue this work into the future.

Our School is the sole provider of second level education in this area where there are 350 families attending.

We ask for €20.00 per Family to purchase 4 tickets for the upcoming 45 Drive please, tickets enclosed, and all tickets returned will be entered by March 11th will be entered in a draw on the night.

Dates for your diary: Bag Packing Centra March 18th and 19th  Volunteers can contact myself on 087 7559667 or Helen Pierce 087 2126124

5 K Fun Run/Walk April 24th.

Your Support is greatly appreciated.

Yours Sincerely

Joan Twohill Secretary 087 7559667


Meet the Association:
Chairperson : Mr Pat Brennan, Secretary Ms Joan Twohill, Treasurer Mr Tom O Callaghan, BOM Reps: Mr John Molyneaux, Ms Betty Cotter, Committee members: Mr Dan Joe O Callaghan, Mr. Liam Reidy, Ms Carmel Walmsley, Ms Helen Pierce, Ms Maura Heenan, Ms Miriam Magner Flynn, Ms Fiona Dore Buckley, Mr Liam Quaid and Ms Mary Madden.