Dear GCC Parents, Guardians & Students,

UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarship

Congratulations to 2023 GCC graduate Aidan Power who was been awarded the UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarship in the College faculty of Medicine and Health. The UCC Entrance Scholarship Awards Ceremonies which will be held in late November.

BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition 2024  

We would like to congratulate all our students who have been selected to participate in the BT Young Scientist competition in early January 2024. In all GCC will have 5 projects being judged at the final stage. Given that there are thousands of entries annually and 75% of student projects are not accepted, all successful participants deserve enormous credit on their achievement in qualifying for this year’s BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

GCC Christmas Exams 2023 Timetable

Parents are asked to note that the timetable for the 2023 Christmas Exams will be shared with students and parents via the school website next Friday 24 November 2023.

GCC Christmas Lights Display 

Parents are asked to note that our now annual Christmas Lights display is due to be installed next Tuesday 21  November. This is the 5th year of our Christmas lights display and it is always warmly welcomed in both the school and local community within Glanmire. We would like to express our thanks to our GCC Parents Council and our GCC Board of Management for their support in ensuring the school has the opportunity once again this year to bring some Christmas joy to all in our community.

GCC 6th Year Pupil Parent Teacher (PPT) Meeting Wednesday 22 November

Our GCC 6th Year PPT Meeting takes place next Wednesday 22 November from 4.15pm to 6.45pm. Details of teacher locations and centres for registration will be shared via the GCC website on Monday.

Parents are reminded that classes for all students will finish at 3.35pm to facilitate the meeting.

GCC 5th Year Pupil Parent Teacher Meeting Wednesday 6 December [Online]

As part of our commitment to enhance communication and engagement between parents, students, and teachers, we have considered the feedback received during the strategic plan review. A considerable number of parents have expressed their preference for conducting some of our Parent Pupil Teacher Meetings (PPTM) online.

In response to this feedback, we have decided to trial an online format for this year’s 5th Year PPT meeting, scheduled for Wednesday 6 December from 16:15 to 18:45. To facilitate the online PPTM, we will be using a Parent Teacher Meeting Organiser (PTMO) platform. We will share more details with parent via the school website next week.

GCC Culture Day 

GCC Culture Day took place in the Multi purpose room on Wednesday 15 November with 15 different nationalities being represented.  The students showcased food, music, traditional dress and facts about their various cultures.  All 1st, 2nd and 3rd year classes attended the morning and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  It was organised and led by the student Misneach committee with special thanks to Ms. M Murphy and Ms. Herlihy.  Congratulations and thank you to all the students who took part in the morning and helped make it a resounding success.

GCC Activities of the Week Monday 20 November to Friday 24 November 2023

Please click on the link below to view the planned activities for the week beginning Monday 20 November 2023.

Activities 20th-24th Nov (Web edit)

GCC Review of the Week 23rd October – 10th November 2023

Please click on the link below to view a review of some of the school activities that took place during the period Monday 23 October to Friday 10 November 2023

Review 23rd-27th Oct

GCC Information Briefing for Parents on the CAO Process 

Following a request from our GCC Parents Association the school will hold an information session on the CAO process on Thursday 14 December at 7pm in B26 (Multi – Purpose) room.

Middletown centre for Autism – Training for Parents 

Training for parents takes place in the Glanmire parish centre from 11am-1pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 21 November – Autism and understanding anxiety
  • Tuesday 28 November – Autism and sensory processing
  • Tuesday 5 December – Autism and reframing behaviour

Link for registration below:

Parents: Package – Middletown Centre For Autism (

The Laura Brennan HPV Catch – Up Vaccination Programme

Please click on the following link to view a letter with information about the Laura Brennan HPV Vaccination Catch up Programme. The HSE is offering young people the chance to protect themselves from HPV, by receiving the HPV vaccine, if they were not already vaccinated. The HPV vaccine protects against the human papilloma virus which is linked to several types of cancers. Most students will require only one dose. Those with underlying medical problems and weakened immune systems may require more than one dose. The vaccine is free and the programme will run until the end of 2023.

The Laura Brennan HPV Catch- Up Vaccination Programme

Details of HPV Catch Up Clinics for November 2023

GCC Upcoming Calendar Events 

Date   Event   Time  
Wednesday 22 November GCC 6th  Year PPT Meeting 4:15pm – 6:45pm
Thursday 30 November GCC Staff Meeting 4:00pm – 5.50pm
Monday 4 December GCC Incoming 1st Years 2024-2025 Subject Choice Seminar 7:30pm
Wednesday 6 December GCC PPT Meeting 5th Years [Online] 4:15pm-6:45pm
Monday 11 December GCC AP1 – SMT Meeting 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 14 December GCC CAO Information Session for Parents 7.00pm
Fri 15 – Fri 22 December Christmas Tests
Monday 8 January GCC reopens following the Christmas break 8.50am
Monday 8 January GCC Board of Management meeting 4.30pm
Monday 8 January GCC Parents Council meeting 7.30pm

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)