Cappanalea Outdoor Education

Some pictures from the recent 1st Year Bonding trip to Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre.

As well as getting to know there new colleagues for their coming years in Hazelwood College, students experienced Hillwalking, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Orienteering and Team Building.

Our thanks to the Transition Year assistants who helped make it such a successful trip.

Picture 1 Hazelwood College first years students prepare for rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during their induction programme. Pictured are (left to right) Conor Falvey, Fiona Wright, Aisling Brennan and Melissa Duggan.

Picture 2 Hazelwood College students at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre scale new heights during their induction days. Pictured are (from left to right) Brian Stack, Aaron Buckley, Michael Quinn, Jack Walsh, Conor Falvey and Brian Ahern.

Picture 3 First year Hazelwood College students (left to right) Melissa Duggan, Molly Roche and Chloe Dineen prepare to go rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 4 Brian Ahern, Hazelwood College first year, rests after scaling the heights during rock climbing at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 5 Pictured (from left to right) Melissa Duggan, Sarah Sheehan, Fiona Wright and Aisling Brennan make their final preparations as they prepare to absail down the rock face at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 6 Brian Ahern, Hazelwood College first year student, uses the absailing skills he learned while at Cappanalea Outdoor and Training Centre.

Picture 7 Hazelwood College’s Brian Stack scales the heights at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre at the first year induction programme.

Picture 8 Transition Year student Niamh O’Brien (right) helps Melissa Duggan (left) into her harness during rock climbing at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 9 Hazelwood College students receive instruction as they prepare to go kayaking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 10 Hazelwood College students Conor Stack (left) gives Jack Walmsley (right) a push as they learn how to surf at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre

Picture 11 Jack Walmsley, first year Hazelwood College, finds his feet as he learns to surf at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during the first year induction programme.

Picture 12 Colm Ryan, first year Hazelwood College, plunges in while at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during his induction programme.

Picture 13 Pictured (from left to right) Daniel Cunningham, Michael Simcox and Darragh Ryan, all first years attending Hazelwood College who participated in the induction programme for first years at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 14 Keith Falvey (left) and Conor Falvey (right) share some fun after kayaking at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre, during the Hazelwood College induction programme.

Picture 15 Big Smiles! Shauna Cunningham (left) and Sarah Sheehan (right) are all smiles after coming out of the water at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during the Hazelwood College induction programme.

Picture 16 Hazelwood College students participate in their induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre as they prepare to go hill walking. Pictured are (from left to right) Claudia Walsh, Clodagh Watson, Jack Walmsley, Michael Barrett, David Condon, Connor Davy, Darragh Stack, Rachel Doody, Aoife Sheehan, Sarah Enright, Jenny Prunty (TY), Ms Noreen Daly, Shauna Cunningham, Ms Betty Cotter and Íde Collins. .

Picture 17 First Year Hazelwood College students on their hill walking event in Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Pictured (from left to right) Íde Collins, Rachel Doody, Aoife Sheehan, Darragh Stack, Jack Walmsley, Connor Davy and Michael Barrett.

Picture 18 Darragh Ryan, first year student at Hazelwood College, makes his way through at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 19 Hazelwood College students while hill walking at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Pictured are Shauna Cunningham (top), (from left to right) Aoife Sheehan, Connor Davy, Jack Walmsley, Ms Katie Kelly of Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre, Darragh Ryan, Claudia Walsh, Sarah Enright, Íde Collins, Jenny Prunty (TY), Michael Barrett and David Condon

Picture 20 From left to right Ms Katie Kelly, an instructor at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre, with Hazelwood College first years students Íde Collins, Shauna Cunningham and Michael Barrett.

Picture 21 Hazelwood College first year students participate in Orienteering at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Pictured are back row (from left to right) Clodagh Watson, David Condon, Rachel Doody, Aoife Sheehan, Ide Collins, Darragh Ryan, Jenny Prunty (TY), Michael Barrett, Jack Walmsley and Claudia Walsh. Front row (from left) are Sarah Enright, Shauna Cunningham and Connor Davy.

Picture 22 Hazelwood College first year students receive instruction before beginning their Orienteering Course at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 23 Sarah Shanahan (left) and Melissa Duggan (right), both Hazelwood College first year students, participate in Orienteering during the induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Picture 24 Hazelwood College first year students at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre rest before participating in events at their induction programme. Pictured are back row Melissa Duggan, Fiona Wright, Sarah Sheehan, Brian Aherne, Aisling Brennan and Niamh O’Brien (TY). Front row (from left) Jack Walsh, Aaron Buckley and Connor Falvey.

Picture 25 Making a Splash! Hazelwood College first year students enjoy themselves at their induction programme at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Pictured are (from left to right) Jack Walmsley, Shauna Cunningham, Íde Collins, Jenny Prunty (TY), Darragh Ryan, Michael Barrett, Sarah Sheehan, Connor Davy, Rachel Doody, Michael Quinn, Chloe Dineen, Clodagh Watson and David Condon.

Picture 26 Hazelwood College first year students at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre during their induction programme there.

International Chemistry Olympiad

International Chemistry Olympiad

Here’s a piece of news from the over summer months. Congratulations to Michael on his trip to Vietnam, and his exceptional suite of Higher Level A1’s in this years State Examinations. We wish him all the best in his studies at the University of Limerick

Hazelwood College student Michael Keyes and his Biology teacher Ms Kay Treacy as he prepares to travel to Hanoi to represent Ireland in the International Chemistry Olympiad. Michael is only one of four students from across the island of Ireland to represent Ireland in this event, having faced stiff competition to qualify. Michael takes with him the best wishes of all the staff and students of Hazelwood College as he represents Ireland

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Transition Year Induction

Hazelwood College Transition Year Programme students enjoy the blue skies and glorious weather as they participate in their Induction Day in Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre. The day, which serves to cement close bonds within the group, challenged students physically and mentally, while providing an excellent opportunity to develop the skills and friendships to make a successful Transition Year Programme.

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Excellent Junior Cert Results – Updated

Here are some pictures from the recent Junior Certificate Results Day, congratulations to all the students in their excellent results.

Some students are missing from the photographs. These are also acknowledged in the captions.

Picture A: Pictured are the Hazelwood College students who achieved an A grade in their Junior Certificate English. Pictured are (left to right) Laura Stack, Roisin Sheehy, Emma O’Connell, Caoimhe Ryan, Ellen Ryan, Grainne Buckley and Grainne Ahern.
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Picture B: Pictured are the Hazelwood College students who attained an A grade in their Junior Certificate Irish. Pictured are back row from left to right: Norma O’Sullivan, Chloe O’Brien, Thomas Twohill, Michael Fitzgerald. Front row, from left to right: Lauraa Stack, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Gearóid Matthews, Darren Ahern, Jack Carroll and James Guidera.
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Picture C: Adding up the As. Pictured are the Hazelwood College students whose effort added up to an A in Junior Certificate Maths. Pictured are back row, left to right: Niamh O’Brien, James Curtain, Dennis Hennessy, Luke Ryan, Thomas Twohill, Jason Shanahan and Gerard Ahern. Front row left to right: Emma O’Connell, Laura Stack, Norma O’Sullivan, Chloe O’Brien, Daniel Curtin, Kayleigh O’Brien, Grainne Buckley and Alison Healy
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Picture D: Hazelwood College History students who received an A grade in their Junior Certificate are pictured, from left, Gearóid Matthews, Niamh O’Brien, Patricia Galvin, Grainne Aherne, Jason Shanahan and Jack Carroll.
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Picture e: Hazelwood College Material Technology Metal students who received an A grade in their recent Junior Certificate result are pictured. Pictured are Anthony Barrett, Nigel O’Callaghan, Thomas Twohill, Jack Hennessy, Chael O’Brien and Michael Fitzgerald.
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Picture f: Home Economics students, who received an A in their Junior Certificate, are pictured with their results. Pictured are Roisín Sheehy, Emma O’Connell, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Rebecca McGuiness, Emma O’Connell and Laura Stack.
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Picture g: A Grade Musicians! Hazelwood College students who received an A grade in their Music are pictured, from left, Jack Carroll, Thomas Twohill, Kaleigh O’Brien, Grainne Buckley, Alison Mulqueen and Laura Stack.
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Picture h: Pictured are the Hazelwood College Geography students who achieved an A grade in their Junior Certificate examinations. Keith Coughlan (left) and Jack Carroll (right) see where the future leads them.
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Picture i: Hazelwood College students who attained an A grade in their Junior Certificate French Pictured are back row: Thomas Twohill (left) and Jack Carroll (right). Front row (from left to right) Grainne Aherne, Norma O’Sullivan, Patricia Galvin, Rebecca McGuiness, Emma O’Connell, Laura Stack.
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Picture j: Hammering home their A grade. Hazelwood College Junior Certificate A grade students are pictured with their results. Back row (from left to right) Keith Coughlan, Maurice Fitzgibbon, Nigel O’Callaghan, Gerard Ahern, Jerry O’Brien, Denis Hennessy and Darragh Lynch Lenihan. Front row (from left to right) Tríona O’Callaghan, Roisin Cunningham, Emma O’Connell, Donal Molyneaux, Kevin O’Leary and Aaron Lynch. Missing from the photograph are Dean Collins, Dylan Daly, William Enright and Daniel Noonan.
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Picture k: A Grade Pretty Picture! A grade Art students celebrate after receiving their Junior Certificate results. Pictured are back row (from left to right) Alan Murphy, Darren Geary, Chael O’Brien and Luke Ryan. Front Row (from left) Cora McCarthy, Emma O’Connell, Kaleigh O’Brien, Grainne Buckley, Linda Browne and Emma Stone. Missing from this photograph are Eimear O’Brien, Chloe Reidy, Daragh O’Callaghan and Georgina O’Sullivan.
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Picture l: Hazelwood College A grade Business Studies mean business after receiving their Junior Certificate results. Pictured are back row (from left) Grainne Ahern, Gerard Ahern and Thomas Twohill. Front Row (from left) Norma O’Sullivan, Rebecca McGuiness, Emma O’Connell, Grainne Buckley, Lynda Browne and Laura Stack. Missing from photograph is Shauna Bourke.
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Picture m: Hazelwood College Technology A grade students with their Junior Certificate results, from left, Thomas Twohill, Kayleigh O’Brien and Chael O’Brien.
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Picture n: Science students from Hazelwood College who attained an A grade in their Junior Certificate studies are pictured. Back row (left to right) Chael O’Brien, Gerard Ahern and Keith Coughlan. Front row (from left to right) Jack Carroll, Emma O’Connell, Grainne Buckley, Norma O’Sullivan, Laura Stack and Thomas Twohill.
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Picture o: Technical Graphics Junior Certificate A grade students pictured with their results. Back row (from left to right) Jack Sheahan, Risteard Duggan, Anthony Barrett and Michael Fitzgerald. Front row (from left to right) Nigel O’Callaghan, Grainne Buckley, Triona O’Callaghan, Laura Stack and Liam Roche.
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Picture p: German A grade students with their Junior Certificate results, Risteard Duggan (left) and Donal Molyneaux (right) with their results outside Hazelwood College.
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All Ireland Camogie

Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke, (far left) and Head of Sport, Mr Tom Halpin, (far right) pictured with County Limerick Junior and Intermediate Camogie squad members (from left) Tara Fitzgibbon, Marie Danaher, Sarah Shanahan and Donna Mulcahy. So far this year the four have won a Minor All-Ireland (Grade A), overcoming Cork in the final, a Junior All-Ireland League and a Junior All Ireland Championship (Grade A), where they defeated a determined and skilful Carlow side. Their victory over Carlow secured their place in the Intermediate All-Ireland against Kilkenny, scheduled for Sunday, 14th September. Hazelwood College’s management, staff and students extend both their congratulations for the huge success enjoyed by the four so far this summer as well as their best wishes for the final against Kilkenny

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100MB Broadband Launched

100MB Broadband Launched

Over the past four weeks the infrastructure was put in place by the Department of Education’s contractors to supply Hazelwood College with 100MB Broadband Access. This project is the result of cooperation between the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and the Department of Education and Science, the Higher Education Authority, HEAnet and the Professional Development Services for Teachers

Hazelwood College has now switched over to a new superfast uncontended connection. This completed what has been a considerable technical challenge due to our rural location involving co-ordination between Viatel, Agile Networks, RTE, the University of Limerick and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.

To supply Hazelwood College with this level of broadband has involved utilising the RTE Mast on Knockfierna to make a direct connection to the University of Limerick where we join the National HEAnet Fibre Network.

This upgrade lays the foundations for the challenges of 21st century teaching and learning. With upgrading to 100MB broadband and by having over 150 computers in the college supported by a state-of-the-art fibre based network and WiFi system, teachers and students will be in a position to utilize this technological infrastructure to implement our eLearning, cloud computing and ICT programmes to their maximum potential.

Over the past number of years local provider BBnet Broadband had been supplying us with broadband services which were considerably better than those previously available to us through the older Schools Broadband Network, Hazelwood College would like to thank them for all their help and support over the years.