Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

We look like to take this opportunity to thank you for your positive engagement with the school since we returned in September. We are grateful for the support you constantly offer to ensure GCC continues to provide high quality experiences for our learners which in turn lead to high quality outcomes for students. We want to wish all our 3rd and 6th Year students well in the State Exams starting next Wednesday and finally we would like to wish all in our school community a safe and enjoyable Summer.

2023/2024 School Year – Information for Parents 

Our preparations for the 2023/2024 school year are well underway and we wish to provide you with some important information which will help you in planning for the next academic year. To provide ease of access to the large amount of information we must share, we have sub-divided the details into different sections. We ask that parents take the time to consider in detail the information provided under each heading and to review it again in August before our return to school.

Parents are asked to note that stationery lists will be shared through the website next week. The school will notify you by text when they are available.

In addition parents are asked to note that while the return dates for students are confirmed, the calendar for the remainder of the year [below] is in draft format. This will be finalised and again shared through the website next week. The school will notify you by text when it is available.

Please click on the links below to view:

1. Letter for Parents Website June 2023 Final

2. Return Dates for Students – Calendar – School Day June 2023 Final

3. Student Development Fund – June 2023 Final

4. School Uniform & Mobile Phones – June 2023 Final

5. Book Loan Scheme – Return Dates June 2023 Final

6. Attendance & Signing Out June 2023 Final

7. School Car Park & Passport Forms- June 2023 Final

8. GCC Calendar 2023-2024

HSE Communication on Vaping

Please  read an important letter from HSE colleagues on  on the effects of vaping, for the  attention of parents, guardians and staff.

Click here for English Version

Leaving Certificate Results August 2023

The State Exams Commission [SEC] has announced that the 2023 Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied exam results will issue to candidates on Friday 25 August 2023, a full week earlier than the 2022 results date. This follows extensive work by the SEC to improve the timeline to the greatest possible degree taking account of all of the factors which feed into the process and ensuring adequate time for extensive checks and balances.

Details of the Press Release issued by the SEC is to view by clicking here

GCC Parents Council School Uniform Bank & Book Bank – Collection Point

A reminder that a collection point for school uniforms is available during normal school hours outside the main school office. Our GCC Parents Council is seeking donations from parents of unwanted uniform items which are in good condition. These uniform items will be offered for sale to parents on Friday 23 June 2023 with all proceeds going to our Parents Council fund.  We are grateful to our Parents Council for offering this choice to parents at what is a very expensive time of year.

This year as well as collecting uniform items, the school is hoping that parents will donate a number of novels that have come off the prescribed curriculum list in the last few years which we are looking to collect, recycle and re-use as part of our reading initiative next year. The title of the books we are looking for are as follows:

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle
  • Once by Morris Gleitzman
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Parents are again invited to leave the books at the collection point outside the main school office.

Home Based Summer programme 2023

Please click on the link below to view see information for parents regarding the Home-Based Summer Programme 2023 as well as an application form should you wish to participate in the programme. If you wish to avail of this support, please complete the application form and return to the office in order for the school to register your child on the portal.

2023 Home-Based Summer Programme to Support the Education or Care Needs of Students with Complex Needs – Overview

Application form for Sanctioning

GCC Calendar Events 
Date   Event   Time  
Friday 2 June 2023 GCC Staff Meeting 11am – 12.30pm
Wednesday 7 June 2023 Leaving and Junior State Exams
Friday 23 June 2023 GCC Parents Council Uniform Bank Sale Time TBC

We hope you have a nice long weekend.

GCC Senior Management

Ronan McCarthy (Principal), Gertie Cahill (Deputy Principal), Seamus Kennefick (Deputy Principal), Sean McGrath (Deputy Principal)