Visit European Parliament in Brussels

Transition Year Programme student Emma Stone (left) from Hazelwood College is congratulated by her teacher Ms Margaret Griffin after Emma won her place to visit the European Parliament in Brussels. Emma won the trip courtesy of the Southern Regional Assembly and will spend four days in Brussels, visiting the European Parliament and other sites in the city.

European Union Youth Parliament

Hazelwood College students who participated in the European Union Youth Parliament in Cork recently, where they discussed the issues facing their contemporaries in the modern world. Pictured are standing (from left to right) Hazelwood College Principal Mr Brendan Burke, Sarah Lynch, Cliodhna O’Keeffe, Mary Cussen, Ellie Stone, Laoise Bennis and Maria Cremin. Front row (left to right) Katie O’Gorman, Jacqueline McCarthy, Grainne Ahern, Norma O’Sullivan and Grainne Ahern. Laoise Bennis was selected to participate in the National Youth Parliament meeting later in the year.

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Junk Kouture 2015

Junk Kouture HeaderPlease vote for our Transition Year Students Abigail and Grainne who are through to the regional finals of the fashion design competition Junk Kouture.

Please vote every day this week by clicking on to the ‘Voting’ button below.

This will take you to Facebook, once there click ‘Select Vote’, then select the ‘South Region’ and vote for the dress called Silver Sweetheart.

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Junk Kouture Dress


NB: You can vote every day but only once a day. Please remember to vote at home as Facebook is not accessible in school

Torc Challenge 2014

Images from the recent Climb of Torc Mountain by Transition Years

The four hour walk took the students from the base of the Waterfall at Torc in Killarney to the top of Top Mountain, a 5km climb of 535m (1755ft) in just over 2 hours. The walk took the steep tourist climb from the base of the waterfall to the top of the waterfall. They followed the Old Kenmare Road between Torc and Mangerton mountains until they reached the south face of Torc. From there it was a trek along the OPW constructed trail to the top where a fantastic 360′ panoramic view was to seen on what was a cold but clear day. In the artic wind it was a crisp 6′C at the top. Credit to this years walkers who knocked a full 30 minutes off the last years time returning to the bus 3.5 hours after first leaving.

Images from the recent Climb of Torc Mountain by Transition Years

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.