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.

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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.

senior basketball

China Visit

China Visit

Hazelwood College Transition Year students (from left) Emma Stone, Laura Stack and Keith Coughlan are congratulated by Maria Cremin, fifth year (far right) after they secured their places on a life changing trip to China. The trio won their places through their Chinese Studies module of TYP, in conjunction with the Confucius Institute of University College Cork. Maria Cremin was last year’s lucky winner and her wonderful experiences encouraged this years TYP students to attempt to emulate her success.

china visit

Doodle for Google

Doodle for Google

Hazelwood College fifth year Art student Ellie Stone was one of the 300 entries in the ‘Doodle for Google’ Competition, which drew thousands of entries, to be accepted into the second stage of the competition. She is pictured her with her Art teacher, Ms Maria Curtin (left) and Principal, Mr Brendan Burke (right) with a certificate for her success. Ellie will progress in the competition and hopes to make it into the next stage, of the top seventy five entries.

Doodle for Google

U16 1/2 Munster College’s Football News

U16 1/2 Munster College’s Football

Hazelwood College’s U16 1/2 Munster College’s Football team recently defeated Clonmel CBS High School on the impressive score line of 10-10 to 5-6, under the management of Mr Brendan Kiely. Pictured are (back row left to right) Jonathan Sheahan, Damien Burke, Even O’Flynn, Connor McCarthy, Jack Roche, Adam Sheahan, Sean Madigan, Michael Ryan, Alex Culhane, Luke Ryan, Evan Coleman and Maurice Fitzgibbons. Front Row (left to right): Padraig Roche, Ronan O’Keeffe, Dean O’Brien, Micheál Begley, Colin O’Brien, Cian Magner Flynn, Brian Buckley, Darragh Lane, Christopher Cotter and Sean Ryan.

colleges football

LCA Meets Munster DJ Hire

LCA Meets Munster DJ Hire

Hazelwood College Leaving Certificate Applied I students, as part of their Enterprise task, invited a guest speaker Mr Paudie Walsh (third from left, seated) to discuss how to establish and run their own businesses. Paudie, a Hazelwood College graduate, set up his own company Munster DJ Hire and was able to draw on his own experiences for his presentation to Leaving Certificate Applied students.

Munster dj hire

Special Olympics Ireland

Special Olympics Ireland

Second Year students from Hazelwood College pictured (from left) Colm Galvin, Zoe Ahern, Mairide Bennis, Emma Brown and Tommy Carroll present Moira Lenihan of Special Olympics Ireland (second from left) with a cheque for the proceeds of a recent non-uniform day. present a cheque to Moira Lenihan from Special Olympics Ireland. The cheque is the proceeds of the recent non uniform day held in the school.


Junk kouture

Junk couture

Grainne Buckley and Abigail Ahern, Transition Year students at Hazelwood College who have qualified for the regional finals of the National fashion design Competition Junk kouture. In this competition students are challenged to design a dress out of recycled materials. The girls will now take part in the southern region event in ULK on March 13th.

Numeracy Survey

Numeracy Survey

As part of our commitment to improving Numeracy in our school Hazelwood College would like to afford the pupils and parents of first year students the opportunity to partake in a short survey. This survey is designed to ascertain both the parents and pupils attitudes to math’s and will aid us greatly in formulating a cross curricular approach to improving Numeracy in our school.

Pupils can access the student survey by clicking on the following link: Click here for Student Survey

Parents can access the parent survey by clicking on the following link: Click here for Parent Survey

Parent Council 5k Training Schedule

The Parents Council have provided us with the following training schedule for the upcoming 5k Run/Walk

Schedule source:

5-K Training: Novice

Training for your first 5-K

HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED TO TRAIN to be able to run your first 5-K race? Some individuals who possess a reasonably good level of fitness (because they bicycle or swim or participate in other sports) could probably go out and run 3 miles on very little training. They might be sore the week after the race, but they still could finish.

But if you’ve made the decision to run a 5-K race, you might as well do it right. This is an eight-week training schedule to help get you to the finish line. It assumes that you have no major health problems, are in reasonably good shape, and have done at least some jogging or walking.

Start the first couple of weeks by walking for 2 mins then running for 2 mins – building up running for 4 mins walking for 2 mins etc.

The terms used in the training schedule are somewhat obvious, but let me explain what I mean anyway.

Rest: The most important day in any beginning or intermediate running program is rest. Rest days are as vital as training days. They give your muscles time to recover so you can run again. Actually, your muscles will build in strength as you rest. Without recovery days, you will not improve.

Run: Put one foot in front of the other and run. It sounds pretty simple, and it is. Don’t worry about how fast you run; just cover the distance–or approximately the distance suggested. Ideally, you should be able to run at a pace that allows you to converse comfortably while you do so. This isn’t always easy for beginners, so don’t push too hard or too fast.

Walk/Run: This is a combination of running and walking, suggested for those in-between days when you want to do some running, but only some. There’s nothing in the rules that suggests you have to run continuously, either in training or in the 5-K race itself. Use your own judgment. Run until you begin to feel fatigued, then walk until recovered. Run. Walk. Run. Walk. Another option for in-between days is to do some cross-training: biking, swimming or just plain walking. You get a little exercise, but not so much that you are fatigued for the next day’s running workout.

Walk: Walking is an excellent exercise that a lot of runners overlook in their training. In the training schedule below, we suggest that you go for an hour-long walk on the day after your longest run. Don’t worry about how fast you walk, or how much distance you cover. Take time to stop and sniff the flowers or enjoy a scenic view. Not all training should be difficult. If a 60-minute walk seems too much at first, begin with about 30 minutes and add 5 minutes a week until you reach 60 minutes.

The following schedule is only a guide. Feel free to make minor modifications to suit your work and family schedule. The progression below suggests adding a quarter-mile to most runs each week. That’s one lap on most outdoor tracks. If you train on the roads, or on trails, it’s more difficult to measure precisely how far you run. So don’t worry about it. Approximate the distance. Feel free to make minor modifications to suit your work and family schedule.



Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 Rest or run/walk 1.5 mile run/walk Rest or run/walk 1.5 mile run/walk Rest 1.5 mile run/walk 30-60 min walk
2 Rest or run/walk 1.75 m run Rest or run/walk 1.5 m run Rest 1.75 m run 35-60 min walk
3 Rest or run/walk 2 m run Rest or run/walk 1.5 m run Rest 2 m run 40-60 min walk
4 Rest or run/walk 2.25 m run Rest or run/walk 1.5 m run Rest 2.25 m run 45-60 min walk
5 Rest or run/walk 2.5 m run Rest or run/walk 2 m run Rest 2.5 m run 50-60 min walk
6 Rest or run/walk 2.75 m run Rest or run/walk 2 m run Rest 2.75 m run 55-60 min walk
7 Rest or run/walk 3 m run Rest or run/walk 2 m run Rest 3 m run 60 min walk
8 Rest or run/walk 3 m run Rest or run/walk 2 m run Rest Rest 5-K Race