Welcome First Year 2016

Hazelwood College 1 A Class are pictured with their Year Head Ms Frances Cregan (back row, second from right) and Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke (back row, far right),
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1 B Class are pictured with Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke (back row, far left), their Year Head, Ms Frances Cregan (back row, second on left) and their Class Teacher, Mr Ronan Farrell (back row, far right)
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1 C Class group are pictured with Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke (back row, far left), their Year Head, Ms Frances Cregan (back row, second from left) and their class teacher, Ms Aisling Culhane (far right).
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1 D Class group are pictured with their Year Head, Ms Frances Cregan (back row, far left), their Class Teacher, Ms Maeve Dennison (back row, second from right) and Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke, (back row, far right).
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Graduation Ball

Here are some pictures from the recent Hazelwood College Graduation Ball

Picture 1: Áine Fitzgibbon (left) and Dave O’Sullivan (right) are pictured as they attend the recent Hazelwood College graduation ball.

Picture 2: Hazelwood College students prepare to attend their graduation ball. Pictured are back row (left to right): Chloe O’Connell, Seamus O’Connor, Ryan Coffey and Megan Banks. Front row (left to right): Grace Morey, Charlie Dickens, Sean Coffey and Leighanne Shanahan.

Picture 3: Hazelwood College graduates (from left to right) Catherine Corbett, Amanda Collins and Denise Browne prepare to attend their graduation ball.

Picture 4: Julia O’Doherty and Callum Donaghue celebrate at the recent Hazelwood College graduation ball.

Picture 5: Denise Forde and Billy Foley, both Hazelwood College graduates prepare to attend their graduation ball recently.

Picture 6: Tara Fitzgibbon and Sean Shine prepare to make their way to the recent Hazelwood College graduation ball.

Picture 7: Dressed to impress: Hazelwood College graduates (from left to right) Lyon Lenihan, Mairead Lordan, Emma Carroll and Alan McAree.

Picture 8: Hazelwood College graduates (from left to right) Alannah Matthews, Julia O’Doherty, Emma Carroll and Lara Grufferty make their way to their recent graduation ball.

Picture 9: Denise Forde (left) and Selina Kiely (right) make their way to the recent Hazelwood College graduation.

Picture 10: Hazelwood College graduates (from left to right) Kaylyn Dunleavy, Maria Cremin and Louisa Dempsey make their way to their graduation ball.

Picture 11: Suited and booted: Hazelwood College graduates (from left to right) Darren Roche, Sean Shine Jason Sheahan, Keith Shine, Jack Ryan and Edward Hourigan prepare to attend the recent Hazelwood College graduation ball.

Picture 12: Summer celebration: Hazelwood College graduates (from left to right) Vanessa Daly, Aisling Stack, Leanne Nolan, Niamh McCarthy and Ciara McCarthy make their way to their recent graduation.

Professor Emeritus School of English T.C.D. Visit

Hazelwood College sixth year student Julia O’Doherty (left) recently invited Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Professor Emeritus School of English in Trinity College Dublin (right), to speak to her year group about the poetry that Ms Ní Chuilleanáin wrote that is part of the English Leaving Certificate syllabus for this year. Students were able to question Ms Ní Chuilleanáin about her work at length.

Junior Limerick Basketball Shield Winners

Hazelwood College Junior Girls’ Basketball team, who recently won the Junior Limerick Basketball Shield, by defeating Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton in the final on a score line of 24-18. Pictured are (back row left to right) Rebecca McGuinness, Katie McCarthy, Maebh McCarthy, Laura Hughes (of the UL Huskies Basketball team), Ava Mullane, Rachel O’Reagan and Neasa Fahy. Front row (left to right) Laura Stack, Aoife Murray, Ciara Purcell, Jessica Roche, Julie O’Shea and Joanna O’Connor.

National Science Week

Picture a: Hazelwood College first year Science student Keith Falvey (left) really sparkles as he creates a fireball under the supervision of Beulah McManus, a scientist from University of Limerick, who visited students recently as part of National Science Week.

Picture b: Nicole Murphy (left) and James O’Connor (right) both first years at Hazelwood College read up in preparation for National Science Week.

Picture c: Sarah Enright lights up the room under the supervision of Beulah McManus of University of Limerick, in activities connected to the recent National Science Week.

Picture d: (from left to right) David Condon, Brian Ahern and Daniel Cunningham watch as Seamus Ahern takes a hands on approach to science during the recent visit of Beulah McManus of UL.

Picture e: Sean Broderick (left) and Beulah McManus a visiting scientist from University of Limerick test the viscosity of liquids during events connected to National Science Week.

New Website Launched

Hazelwood College is proud to launch its latest version of the school website www.hazelc.ie.

Over the past couple of years the number of visitors to the website using touch screen and mobile devices has greatly increased. In recent months this number has exceeded at times over 50% of visitors. So the time came to completely rewrite the website to accommodate these visitors.

The new website is fully responsive, meaning it adjusts itself to suit the size of the screen the visitor is using and also whether the device is touch screen enabled or not. It contains over 1000 pages of information about the school and school life, this record is further enhanced by over 4000 images and videos. Many of the information pages about the school such as Subject Information have been completely rewritten with incoming parents in mind. Analysis of the types of visitors to the old site showed a greater need for this type of information. Readership of these pages greatly increased around the times of enrolment. Prospective parents should now have a greater level of understanding of academic life in the college than before. Online enrolment for academic year beginning September 2016 is now open through the Quick Links section on the website.

The new site also brings on board the ever increasing rise of social media. All posts to the site will stream live to the schools new Facebook and Twitter accounts, making it easier for Parents and Students keep up to date with school news. Audio from the music department can be found on the schools Soundcloud page, and in the coming months the schools Youtube channel will start to broadcast. You can like/follow our Facebook page through the school website or keep up to date on the latest news by following our Twitter Feed.

First Year Girls’ Basketball

Hazelwood College First Year Girls’ Basketball team who recently defeated in the First Year Girls’ Co Limerick Basketball League on a score of 32-16 in order to reach the semi-final of the competition. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Fiona Wright, Aisling Shanahan, Ciara McCarthy, Chloe Farrell, Rachel Doody, Aisling Magner, Ellen Reidy and Sinead Wright. Front row (left to right) Niamh Mullens, Áine O’Sullivan, Emma Healy, Evelyn Mancassola Lauren O’Brien, Melissa Duggan, Elaine Kennedy and Sarah Enright.

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Variety Show Pictures – Updated

Here are the pictures from the recent Variety Show, with a few more added from the original posting yesterday. Three great sold out nights of entertainment took place on the 27th, 28th and 29th of March.

Congratulations to all both ‘front of house’ and ‘backstage’ who helped make these nights so successful.

More Variety Show and West Side Story photos to follow in the coming days.

Click on each image to see full size

Senior Ladies’ Basketball

Senior Ladies’ Basketball

Hazelwood College Senior Ladies’ Basketball team. Pictured are back row (left to right) Edel O’Sullivan, Niamh McCarthy, Ciara Purcell, Sarah Lynch and Ellie Stone. Pictured front row (left to right) Katie Cunningham, Ellen Condon and Aoife Murray. Hazelwood College defeated Salesians, Fernbank on a scoreline of 52-24 to secure their Semi Final place against Laurel Hill Secondary School in the Limerick Girls’ Basketball League.

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