Hazelwood College Awards 2020

All our students are hardworking and dedicated, and I want to acknowledge their commitment to their studies and to sport. We cannot however offer awards to everybody. The people getting awards today have shown something special that we want to acknowledge. Normally all the students would be gathered in front of me in the gym as the announcement of the award winners is called out. This year however is different and we are announcing the winners online. The presentation of the award prizes will be made at a later date.

I want thank all the staff who have worked so hard with all their students and brought them to a point where they can move from Junior Cycle to Senior Cycle or leave second level education and venture to the world of work or to college. A special thanks to all the staff who have taken teams or helped out in any way with improving the quality education that is delivered in Hazelwood College.

Sports Awards

(1) Athletics: Callum Keating, Munster Indoor Intermediate Boys Shot Put Champion 2020

(2) Basketball: Hannah Cremin MVP in Cadet Basketball Final win

(3) Camogie: Sarah Sheehan

(4) Senior Football: James Molyneaux 

(5) Hurling: David Boyce Munster Colleges Hurling winner 

(7) Ladies Football: Rachel Power

(8) Soccer Brian Ahern: Irish schools soccer team (Winner 2019)

(9)  Handball: Doubles team of Ciara McCarthy/Aisling Shanahan

Overall Sports Star of the year

Hannah Cremin.

Ethos Awards

StudentReason
Coyle FaulknerCoyle was extremely helpful to me this year. One example is that every Tuesday morning he would ensure that the SPHE Books were collected and ready for the rest of the class. He is always on hand to offer help in any way he can
Caoimhe Horan
Joshua Linford
Kate Horan
Ellie May Sweeney
Attending and assisting with the TY mentoring programme for 1st years and offering time and support to those new in the school
Edward O’ConnorShowing empathy and kindness to students who find school difficult
Connie O’ConnorShowing empathy and kindness to students who find school difficult
Ciaran Lenihan
Thomas Kiely
Jamie Carroll
Edward O’Connor
For braving terrible conditions and behaving in such responsible manner to attend the car park on the nights of the concerts
Muireann O’Callaghan
Hannah O’Sullivan
Aine Tiearney
Sinead Reidly
Concern National Debating winning 4th round
Sophie O’Shaughnessy
Anna O’Regan Cunningham
Jack Condon
Colm Tynan
Ellie Mae Sweeney
Concern Debating
Darragh RyanParticipation and engagement in Politics and Society
Jack WalmsleyBest Citizenship project
Sadie MullaneMaths For her commitment to her work over the last three years. Sadie is always in good spirits and we were very impressed with her engagement since March.
Gemma O’SullivanMaths Gemma has been a pleasure to teach over the last two years. Happy at her work and very mannerly. Very impressed with her engagement since March.
Paul BegleyPaul has been a dedicated student over the last two years in Maths. Always does his best. We were very impressed with his engagement since March.
Dean BurnsIt was a pleasure to teach Dean over the last two years. Very polite and always ready to ask a question if not sure of a topic.
Dylan O’FlynnMaths Dylan has been a pleasure to teach over the last three years . Even though he found some subjects difficult his attendance at school was excellent . A very polite and at time humourous student. He is very deserving of this award and we look forward to seeing him next year.
Colleen O DwyerColleen is a wonderful young lady who has embraced second level education with great determination . Not easy for any first year but Colleen certainly did excel in certain subjects. Her love of cats caused a few smiles in the staffroom and corridor during the year. Looking forward to working with her next year,
Darragh RyanDarragh has always been a student of impeccable behaviour. His positive attitude and diligent work has marked him out in the last two years in my class as a good student and as a calm and resourceful young man. I am confident that he will be a success in whatever path life takes. His easy going nature makes it certain that he’ll never walk alone.
Nicole PowerNicole is a very able student, with a mature attitude towards her studies. Her quiet demeanour belies a lively ability to discuss and argue in her work. I wish her all the best in the future.
Jack PierceJack’s constant optimism has been important in our class over the two years, his dedication and hard work have been obvious for the six years he has been in Hazelwood, as has his unfailing good manners. He has developed into a mature and thoughtful man. Best of luck for the future.
Jack WalsmleyJack has grown into a mature and capable young man, whose attitude towards his work has been marked by determination and dedication. Best of luck in the future
Gillian GoreGillian is a very hardworking student, whose effort and dedication is exemplary. She is always very pleasant and a great student.
Ella DoreElla is a very diligent student, whose consistent effort and mature attitude ensure that she is a huge asset to the class
Mark KennedyMark is a student of huge ability whose contributions to class are exemplary.
Colm Ryan Selected Limerick U20 Football team
Brendan Harding
Thomas Kiely
Both of these students worked tirelessly to help out with any task that needed to be done to get the well-being room up and running. Their help was invaluable and the job would not have been completed without them.
Oliver O’DellHe is a very thoughtful and kind student. He is obliging and helpful at all times and acted as an admirable role model for younger students in bus study these past months.
Padraig O’ReganReason for Award is a very thoughtful and kind student. He is obliging and helpful at all times and acted as an admirable role model for younger students in bus study these past months.
Amy WalshShe is an engaged, enthusiastic and energetic student. She has added to her class with interesting questions, debate, discussion and an enthusiasm which was both admirable and enjoyable. She has added to her science class during her junior years and is a pleasure to teach.
Abigail Lenihan
Catherine Walsh
Liam Sheahan
Excellence in Woodwork
Emma O’Donoghue
Brian O’Callaghan
Diarmuid Ryan
These students are in the second honours class great workers over the last 2 yrs
Ciara McCarthy
Chloe Farrell
Roisin Daly
Emma O Flynn
Ethos awards for their help with the organisation of Cadet Basketball in the school
Robert GalvinRobert is such an enthusiastic student. I find his enthusiasm is a very positive influence in the class. He is always on time and polite and when asked to help in the art room he is more than willing to give a hand. I am happy to nominate Robert for an ethos award 2020

Junior Subject Award

SubjectAward Winner
FrenchHannah Cremin
CSPECiara Aherne
BusinessJack Cremin
MathsEmma O’Donoughue
GermanJames Stack
GeographyOrla Bennis
DCGTaylor Jordan
MetalworkShay Collins
EnglishDarragh Lynch
ScienceEvan Quaid
TechnologyGabor Kiss
MusicLaura Sexton
WoodworkEvan O Callaghan
GaeilgeElena Falvey
ArtCatherine Walsh
Home EconomicsGrace Noonan

Senior Subject Award

SubjectAward Winner
FrenchSarah Enright
AccountingChloe Farrell
LCVPShauna Cunningham
BusinessSarah Enright
Politics and SocietyNicole Power
MathsSeamus Aherne
GermanAoife O’Callaghan
ChemistryKieran O’Flynn
Ag ScienceCaitlin O’Connor
GeographyColm Ryan
HistoryRoisin Normoyle
Home EconomicsYvonne O’Kelly
HCTShannon Sheahan
DCGAoife O’Callaghan
EngineeringSharne Harnett
EnglishDarragh Ryan
BiologyEllen Reidy
MusicOrla O’Brien
ConstructionCathal Broderick
GaeilgeEmma Enright
ArtAnna Cremin

Special Award

Jack Pierce who has never missed a day in school since he started in Broadford Primary school

Principals Award

James O’Connor

Student of the Year & LCA Student of the Year

In line with tradition The Student of the Year will be announced at our graduation ceremony which will be held online this year.

Congratulations to all our award winners.

Stay safe and stay well

Brendan Burke

Principal

Dept of Education – Press Release

10 April, 2020 – Minister McHugh Announces Postponement of State Examinations

Changes follow updated health advice regarding school closures until further notice

  • Leaving Certificate written examinations postponed until late July/August
  • Junior Cycle examinations in June replaced with school-based exams and assessments early in the new school year

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Friday 10 April 2020) announced a series of changes to the 2020 State Examinations as part of measures to respond to Covid-19, including postponement of the Leaving Certificate examinations.

The decisions have been taken on foot of updated advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

Minister McHugh said plans were being put in place for the postponed Leaving Certificate examinations to begin in the last week of July or early August, subject to public health advice.

Junior Cycle final examinations due to take place in June will be replaced by school-based exams and assessments held early in the new school year.

A series of other decisions has also been taken –

  • As part of the wider public health measures, schools are closed until further notice.
  • Practical examinations for Leaving Certificate students which were due to have been held in May are deferred. They will be rescheduled for late July/early August.
  • The new Leaving Certificate exam timetable will be confirmed in early June.

Minister McHugh said: “All decisions we are taking in relation to rescheduling exams are based on current public health advice and put the best interests of students first. The welfare of students and that of their families is front and centre in all decision making.

“The final arrangements for the exams, the exam centres, social distancing and other measures will all be determined by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) on foot of public health advice in June. I want to thank the SEC for its efforts to put in place these revised arrangements.

“Students and their families have been seeking clarity. Today’s announcement addresses that. It also provides them with several weeks of advance notice to prepare for the examinations. I hope it helps to alleviate some stress being experienced by students and their families at this time.

“Asking Leaving Certificate students and their families to refocus their attention from June to August is not something we do lightly. I know it will not be easy. However, I believe it is the fairest way of assessing students and giving them certification of achievement in school and a pathway to higher and further education and training, apprenticeship or work.”

Minister McHugh also said: “Students with special educational needs will be fully supported in sitting the rescheduled Leaving Certificate examinations in line with the reasonable accommodations as already arranged for them.”

Minister McHugh said the intention was to allow at least two weeks of class time, in school, before the Leaving Certificate examinations begin.

“Great work is being done by schools and teachers to connect with students and to keep them learning. We must give teachers, principals and school staff huge credit for their commitment to supporting students, in their schoolwork and in their wellbeing. And we want to provide students and teachers with an opportunity to build on that,” the Minister said.

As part of the changes to the Junior Cycle, discussions will take place with teacher unions and school management to allow these examinations, linked Classroom-Based Assessments, Assessment Tasks and project work to be completed as school-based assessments early in the next school year.

Minister McHugh acknowledged the positive engagement he has had with unions, management bodies, the further education and training and higher education sectors on all of these issues.

“I am grateful for the co-operation shown by all concerned, in what is a very challenging situation for our young people, their families and teachers. I am confident we can continue to work together in a supportive spirit to help secure the best outcomes for students,” the Minister said.

Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “The third level institutions look forward to welcoming this year’s Leaving Certificate students who have applied to enter their courses. I appreciate the particular challenges these students have had to face and I welcome the flexible approach indicated by the sector to enabling these students to take up a place in the year ahead.”

The admissions process for higher education, managed by the Central Applications Office (CAO), will operate as closely as possible to the usual timeframe for offers and the entry date for first year students will be delayed.

The Department has asked the Higher Education Authority and the higher education sector to explore ways of assisting access to higher education for students from under-represented groups.

Ends

Notes for Editors

School closures

  • Schools were closed on public health grounds at 6pm 12 March and remain closed until further notice.
  • Students have lost 15 classroom instruction days to date, since the closure of schools.

Leaving Certificate statistics

  • More than 61,000 students are expected to sit the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied in 2020.
  • This includes 44,396 students sitting the established Leaving Certificate and 13,668 for the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme and 2,999 sitting the Leaving Certificate Applied.

Orals and Practicals

  • Leaving Certificate oral language and some Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle practical performance examinations had been scheduled to take place between 23 March and 3 April.
  • These were cancelled and candidates awarded 100% for these components.
  • Today’s announcement does not change that position.

Practical projects and Course Work

  • A range of subjects involve these elements – Computer Science, PE Performance, Technology, Art, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, History, Geography, RE, Politics and Society, Music Composition, Construction Studies and Home Economics (Textiles).
  • The deadline for submission of work will now be immediately prior to the commencement of the written examinations in the late July/August period.

Practical examinations

  • A number of practical examinations, supervised by school appointed superintendents and scheduled for 27 April to 8 May in Engineering, Art Life Sketching and Construction Studies and a practical and written examination in Computer Science scheduled for 27 May will now take place in the late July/August period.

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and LCVP Link Modules

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self-contained two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life.

LCVP is a Leaving Certificate programme with a Strong Vocational focus. It may be taken alongside other subjects.

  • LCA Personal Reflection Task, scheduled for completion by 1 May, will now be completed by the commencement of the written examinations in the late July/August period.

The following will be rescheduled for the late July/August period.

  • LCA Oral Examinations
  • LCA practical performance tests in Hotel Catering & Tourism; Office Administration and Customer Care; Active Leisure Studies; Hair & Beauty; and Agriculture/Horticulture
  • LCA ICT practical performance and written examination.
  • LCVP Link modules written examination.

Junior Certificate Wood Projects 2019

Below are the projects submitted by this years woodwork classes for the State Examinations.

Students had to pick one of the following design briefs and submit a project they felt answered the brief.

Coursework 2019 – Design and Realisation Design Briefs

Ordinary Level

1. Design and make a compact artefact to store three small handheld gardening items. Your artefact should be portable and reflect a nature theme. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 350mm.

2. Animated movies have entertained audiences for many years. Design and make a decorative artefact to celebrate your favourite animated movie. Your artefact should exhibit skilful handcraft in wood. Your artefact should be compact and suitable for display on a desk or shelf.

3. Design and make an attractive wall-mounted artefact on which to hang four coats. Your artefact should incorporate curves and should showcase your handcraft skills. It should reflect a theme of your choice. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 400mm.

Design Briefs – Higher Level

1. Wood is an ideal medium from which to handcraft beautiful items of unique design and function. Design and make a distinctive artefact for the neat storage of newspapers, magazines or other printed material. Your artefact should include an innovative secondary function and should showcase a range of your handcraft skills. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 450mm.

2. Young people share global concerns about the health and sustainability of our oceans and seas. Design and make an elegant artefact that evokes the beauty and diversity of our oceanic habitats. Your design should reflect the importance of protecting and preserving our fragile oceans. A variety of carefully chosen hardwoods, complemented by a range of handcraft skills, should enhance your design. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 350mm.

3. Cherished items are often simple, cleverly conceived, well crafted and beautiful in appearance. Design and make a slimline unit to hold a variety of small personal items in a young person’s room. Your artefact should be designed to be wall or corner mounted and should incorporate distinct spaces to facilitate neat organisation. Handcrafted joints should be a distinctive feature of your artefact. The maximum dimension of your artefact must not exceed 450mm.

Junior Certificate 2017

The halls were bursting with excitement, the mobile phone ban temporarily lifted as anxious parents get the call they have been waiting for all morning-it’s Junior Cert results day!! We couldn’t be prouder of our students this morning as the fantastic results were handed out. Congratulations to you all on the great results.

Here are some pictures from today.

Junior Cert Wood Projects 2016

Below are the projects submitted by this years woodwork classes for the State Examinations.

Students had to pick one of the following design briefs and submit a project they felt answered the brief.

Coursework 2017 – Design and Realisation

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level
1. Design and make a small side table on which to display a vase or ornament in your home. Your table should be well-proportioned and sturdy. It should be elegant in appearance and should complement the decor in the room. The footprint of the table must not exceed 300mm and the maximum height must not exceed 450mm.
2. Design and make a decorative artefact to celebrate the importance of music in your life. The artefact should reflect a music genre or artist of your choice. Your design should be enhanced by the use of contrasting solid woods. The artefact should be suitable for display on a mantelpiece or shelf.
3. Design and make an attractive artefact to hold and display containers of tea, coffee and sugar on a kitchen worktop. The artefact should be stylish, compact, well made and appropriately finished. It should reflect a theme of your choice.

Design Briefs – Higher Level
1. Fruit is an important part of a healthy and balanced diet. Design and make an artefact to store and display a range of fruit in an appealing manner. A useful and innovative secondary function must be integral to your design. The artefact should be designed for placement on a worktop or for wall-mounting. Your design should incorporate solid wood and have an appropriate applied finish. The maximum dimension must not exceed 400mm.
2. Young people are inspired by scientific discoveries, innovations and advancements and by their contemporary applications. Design and make an elegant artefact reflecting a significant scientific milestone which has had an influential and lasting impact on society. Your design should incorporate native Irish hardwoods and include a range of handcraft skills and techniques. The artefact should be suitable for display on a mantelpiece or shelf.
3. Young people like to have personal items close by while relaxing in their room. Design and make a modern wall-mounted bedside unit which includes an integrated hand crafted lamp. Your design should incorporate a facility to store small personal items in an enclosed manner which avoids clutter. The artefact should be slimline, graceful in form and display hand crafted joints in solid wood. Note: All electrical connections and fittings must comply with current safety standards. The maximum dimension must not exceed 450mm.

Junior Cert Wood Projects 2016

Junior Certificate Woodwork 2016 Projects

Below are the projects submitted by this years woodwork classes for the State Examinations.

Students had to pick one of the following design briefs and submit a project they felt answered the brief

Coursework – Design and Realisation

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level
1. Design and make a decorative mirror for a child’s room.

The mirror unit should be designed to be wall mounted and must incorporate a theme from a storybook or animated film. The mirror unit should be safe in use, compact and well made. Any templates used should be included in your design folio.

2. Design and make a decorative artefact to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The artefact should be attractive, compact and well made. It may be wall-mounted or suitable for display on a shelf and should represent a specific aspect of this international sporting event.

3. Design and make an attractive organiser for sketching and colouring equipment.

The artefact should be designed to organise and store a variety of pencils, A4 paper and other relevant materials. The organiser should be well made and appropriately finished. The maximum dimension must not exceed 400mm.

Design Briefs – Higher Level

1. Storage spaces in the home are sometimes located at a high level and are not easily accessed.

Design and make a freestanding artefact which will enable an adult to reach such locations safely. Your artefact should be made from solid wood, with jointing techniques chosen to provide strength and stability. The unit should be designed to be portable and should incorporate an innovative secondary function. The maximum base footprint of the unit must not exceed 500mm.

2. Marking significant historical events is an important element of cultural identity for nations across the globe.

Design and make an artefact commemorating a significant historical event of your choice. The artefact should be elegant in appearance, be enhanced by the use of native Irish hardwoods and should incorporate a range of handcraft skills. Your design should be inspiring and encourage reflection on cultural values. The artefact should be suitable for display on a mantelpiece or shelf.

3. Young people take great pride in their appearance, presentation and image.

Design and make an elegant artefact which will neatly store and display a selection of personal grooming items. The artefact should be compact and designed to rest on a table top. Your design should be inspired by naturally occurring shapes and forms and should accentuate the beauty of skilfully crafted solid wood. The maximum dimension must not exceed 350mm.

Junior Certificate Woodwork Projects

Junior Certificate Woodwork 2015 Projects

Below are the projects submitted by this years woodwork classes for the State Examinations.

Students had to pick one of the following design briefs and submit a project they felt answered the brief

Design Briefs – Ordinary Level
1. Design and make a compact desktop lamp for use by a young person in their personal space. The design should be enhanced by the use of native solid wood and should incorporate a facility to hold a mobile phone. All electrical connections and fittings should be included and must comply with current safety standards.

2. Design and make a decorative spice rack to enhance the kitchen area. The artefact should be crafted from solid woods and should be designed to display the spices in an attractive manner. Your design should incorporate a culinary theme.

3. Design and make a decorative artefact to promote a sporting activity in your school or community. The artefact should be attractive and well made. It may be wall-mounted or suitable for display on a shelf and should represent a central aspect of your chosen sport.

Design Briefs – Higher Level

1. At mealtimes the table can be cluttered and short of space. Design and make a portable and compact artefact to aid in the utilisation of space at mealtimes. Your solution should hold everyday mealtime items and make them easily accessible to those dining. Your artefact should incorporate design elements that contribute to an elegant centrepiece.

2. The transition from winter to spring is one of great change, renewal and hope. Design and make a decorative artefact which symbolises these themes. The design and realisation of your artefact should demonstrate a range of handcraft skills. The artefact should be suitable for display on a shelf or mantelpiece.

3. An elegant wooden feature can be functional whilst enhancing an entrance hallway. Design and make an attractive wall mounted artefact to hold three coats. It should also incorporate a storage facility for some additional small items. The handcrafted artefact should be slimline and should evoke a theme of your choice. Your design folio should show evidence of how your theme was developed.