Dear GCC Parents, Guardians & Students,

2023 GCC Junior Cycle Students receive their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) Certificates 

Congratulations to last year’s 3rd Year students who were presented with their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) certificates today Friday 1 March. The JCPA captures student achievements in a number of assessment elements undertaken over the three years of junior cycle, including the grades in the state-certified final examinations at the end of the three years. It also reports on students’ achievement in Classroom-Based Assessments (CBAs) in subjects and short courses. The JCPA also includes reporting on Wellbeing. Please click on the link below for more information.

Thank you to our GCC teachers, SNA’s, parents and support staff for your encouragement of our students throughout the Junior Cycle programme.

VSware Attendance App

We are grateful to parents for their high level of engagement with the VSware Attendance App since we introduced it in November. Please note the following:

  • The App is now the only way to communicate with the school regarding your child’s absence whether it is a full day absence or partial absence.
  • For a partial absence during the school day, the student must present at the school office to sign out.
  • Once it is confirmed that the absence has been authorised by a parent through the VSware App, the student has permission to leave school.
  • Please note parents/guardians are not required to come into the school reception for collection.
  • Parents who have not downloaded the app are kindly asked to do so as a matter of priority.

GCC Pre-Examinations 2024

Parents are asked to note that just over half of the Junior Cycle scripts from the Pre Examinations in February have now been returned to the school. This will necessitate extending the deadline for teachers to fill n the Junior Cycle reports on VSware.

GCC Junior Choir – Feis Maitiu Winners 

A huge congratulations to the GCC junior Choir who won the Feis Maitiu choir competition on Thursday last week in the Cork City Hall. A huge thank you to GCC Music teacher Ann Mannix for orchestrating yet another great achievement for the school.

Congratulations to GCC 6th Year Student Conor Galvin  

Congratulations to GCC 6th Year Student Conor Galvin Rang Eanna who had the honour of performing on Monday this week in the National Concert Hall for the Irish Citizenship ceremonies. More than 1,200 people were conferred with Irish citizenship at the event in Dublin.

GCC Teaching Staff join our Wall of fame

We are very lucky to have 3 Irish Senior International Athletes on our staff in GCC. Ms Rockall and Ms Dwyer, Irish Senior International Basketball (and 3×3 team) as well as Ms Hegarty who is part of the Irish Senior Athletics squad. Thank you for donating to our Wall of Fame and continuing to inspire the next generation of athletes in our school

GCC PE Hall – Gym Access for Students

The school gym reopened to 4th, 5th and 6th year students last Monday morning 26 February. The school gym will be open from 8am until 8.45am each morning and it will be supervised by GCC PE teachers. Our sincere thanks to the teachers in our GCC PE Department for providing this opportunity to our students.

Activities of the week Monday 4 March – Friday 8 March 2024 

Please click here to view the planned school activities for the week Monday 4th – Friday 8th March 2024.

New Traffic Management System – Hazelwood Junction/R639/Hazelwood Road

Please click on the following link for an the update on the works which commenced yesterday Thursday 29 February at the junction of the R639 and Hazelwood Road.

Hazelwood Junction Update

GCC Ski Trip 2025 

Glanmire Community College is planning to organize a Transition Year Ski Trip to Austria or Italy in January/ February 2025. Please click on the following link to see details of cost and how to apply.

Application form Ski Trip 2025

Parents of our current 3rd Year students are asked to please note the following:

  • There are a limited amount of places and if your application is successful then two non-refundable deposits are required to confirm your place.
  • We are not able to book a place on the ski trips we organise for any student that has not paid two deposits in full.
  • The school is conscious of the considerable cost to parents of school trips. Students who travel on the Ski trip in January/February will not be permitted to travel on our main TY trip (normally to a European Capital) later in the school year.

GCC Ski Trip, Pinzolo, Italy February 2024

O Crualaoi – Price Increase

Our GCC school canteen service provider O Crualaoi has notified the school of a price increase which took effect this week. Please click on the link below for details.

GCC Canteen Price List Feb 2024

GCC Staff Development Day

Parents are reminded that GCC is holding a Staff Development Day on Friday 15 March 2024 which will necessitate the closure of the school for the full day to students.

Review of the week Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March 2024 

Please click here to see a short the review of last week’s activities. A reminder that our school now has a very active Instagram account where you can follow all the extra curricular activities and achievements of our staff and student bodies. The Instagram account can be followed by searching for @glanmirecc.

GCC Upcoming Calendar Events 

Date   Event   Time  
Wednesday 6 March GCC Staff Meeting 4.00pm – 5.50pm
Monday 11 March GCC BOM Meeting
Monday 11 March GCC PPT Meeting for 1st
Year students
4.15pm – 6.45pm
Monday 11 March GCC Parents Council Meeting @ 7.30pm
Friday 15 March GCC Staff Development Day School closed to all Students
Monday 18 March St Patricks Day Bank Holiday School Closed
Friday 22 March Easter Holidays Mon 25 Mar – Fri 5 Apr


We hope you have a nice weekend.
GCC Senior Management
Ronan McCarthy (Principal), Caroline Byrne (Deputy Principal), Seamus Kennefick (Deputy Principal), Sean McGrath (Deputy Principal)