A lovely morning with the LCA and TY classes enjoying a hike on the Great Southern Greenway. A fantastic amenity right on our doorstep !
Our Annual Hazelwood College 45 Drive Fundraiser, hosted by the Parents Association will take place in the College on Good Friday Night March 25th 2016 next @ 8.30pm.
This annual 45 Drive Card night is in its 27th year of continued success in raising funds which have been given back to benefit and add quality education to all our students over the years in Hazelwood College.
- As a result of your continued support over the past year we the Parents Association recently hosted a visit from Mr Alan Quinlan Retired Rugby Union Player to speak to all students and staff of our College on Positive Mental Health. This unprecedented visit was greatly appreciated by Students and staff, and its aim was to remove the stigma attached to speaking out about mental health issues, and to get us all talking.
- We were also privileged to host an excellent workshop for Parents of all students attending Hazelwood College titled ‘’ Supporting our children through second level Education’’ presented by guest speaker, Mr Noel Brosnan. This workshop was attended by over 120 Parents on the night who found it to be very beneficial.
- We aim once again to provide Yoga classes to those who will be sitting their Leaving Cert exams in 2016 to aid and empower students in the fields of relaxation and breathing techniques which will help with coping skills required for destressing and exam pressure.
I hope we have provided you with an insight into how your continued support is utilised by our association in supporting Parents and Students of our School, and it is our aim to continue this work into the future.
Our School is the sole provider of second level education in this area where there are 350 families attending.
We ask for €20.00 per Family to purchase 4 tickets for the upcoming 45 Drive please, tickets enclosed, and all tickets returned will be entered by March 11th will be entered in a draw on the night.
Dates for your diary: Bag Packing Centra March 18th and 19th Volunteers can contact myself on 087 7559667 or Helen Pierce 087 2126124
5 K Fun Run/Walk April 24th.
Your Support is greatly appreciated.
Joan Twohill Secretary 087 7559667
Meet the Association:
Chairperson : Mr Pat Brennan, Secretary Ms Joan Twohill, Treasurer Mr Tom O Callaghan, BOM Reps: Mr John Molyneaux, Ms Betty Cotter, Committee members: Mr Dan Joe O Callaghan, Mr. Liam Reidy, Ms Carmel Walmsley, Ms Helen Pierce, Ms Maura Heenan, Ms Miriam Magner Flynn, Ms Fiona Dore Buckley, Mr Liam Quaid and Ms Mary Madden.
The Parents Council have provided us with the following training schedule for the upcoming 5k Run/Walk
Schedule source: www.halhigdon.com
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.
|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|