Dear GCC Parents/Guardians & Students,

Storm Babet 

We would like to thank all in our school community for their patience and support during this very difficult and challenging week. In particular we would like to acknowledge the many families in our school who have been impacted so severely by the flooding. We are grateful to parents, staff and students in ensuring everyone left the school on Wednesday afternoon safely and we ask that everyone, and students in particular, take no unnecessary risks travelling to and from school.

GCC students receive their Junior Cycle Results 

We would like to congratulate all our students on their achievements in the 2023 Junior Certificate. The results mark a significant milestone in these students’ educational journey through GCC. We would like to acknowledge all their hard work, dedication, and commitment. We also want to acknowledge the invaluable role played by our teachers, SNA’s and support staff. Students rely on their  guidance, knowledge and constant support over the 3-year programme. We also recognize the crucial support and encouragement provided by parents and guardians. We look forward to supporting these students in Senior Cycle and ensuring they continue to achieve to their maximum at an
individual level.

Despite the adverse weather conditions on Wednesday afternoon the Junior Cycle class of 2023 assembled in the Social area at 3pm to receive their Junior Cycle results.  All students assembled in their junior cycle class groups and the results envelopes were handed out after the group were addressed by Mr. McCarthy.  In his address Mr. McCarthy thanked the students for their dedication to their studies and their hard work in once again achieving such good results for GCC.  He also thanked teachers and parents for the support offered to students.

GCC Student Council members attend Comhairle na n-Óg

Members of our Student Council, Eve Flynn and Rían Leahy braved the weather conditions on Wednesday and attended the AGM of Comhairle na nÓg.  The students engaged in robust discussions on topics of interest to young people in Cork today, among which were gender equality, mental health supports and climate change to name but a few.  They enjoyed musical entertainment from YMCA and were addressed by our Lord Mayor Kieran McCarthy, who encouraged the students to continue to make contributions to Council. He also commended their skills and talents when he met them personally.  It was a great opportunity for students to have their voices heard on issues that affect them and a wonderful forum to help mobilise change in an ever changing, ever challenging world.

GCC Student Council Meetings – Minutes 

Please click on the following link to view the minutes of our recent GCC Student Council meetings.

Minutes of GCC Student Council Meetings October 2023

GCC School Musical – Mary Poppins 

The 2024 GCC school musical is Mary Poppins. The poster competition is open to all year groups and the winning entry will be used to promote the musical in the school and the wider Glanmire community. All entries are to be submitted to Ms. J. Manning by break time on Friday 27 October. You can follow all musical updates on Instagram @gcc_musical

GCC 1st Year Homework Club 

Parents of first year students are asked to note that 1st year Homework Club will begin on Friday 10 November from 1pm to 2pm. The homework Club will be supervised by a teacher and supported by TY volunteers. The TY students will help students with areas they may have difficulty with as well as forming positive relationships between our junior and senior students. If you would like your child to sign up, please put a note in their journal for the attention of the Class Teacher. Please note numbers are limited.

GCC Activities of the Week Monday 23 – Friday 27 October 2023

Please click here to view the planned activities for the week beginning Monday 23rd October 2023

GCC Review of the week 23rd – 27th October 2023

Please click here to see the review of last weeks activities:

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

GCC Calendar Events 
Date   Event   Time  
Friday 20 October Closing Date for Receipt of Applications to 1st Year and Other Groups Link closes at midnight
Friday 27 October Mid Term Break
Monday 6 November GCC BOM Meeting 4.30pm
Tuesday 7 November 3rd Year PPT Meeting 4:15pm – 6:45pm
Thursday 9 November GCC Staff Meeting 4:00pm – 5.50pm
Friday 10 November GCC Mass of Remembrance for deceased staff and students 1.00pm
Monday 6 to Friday 10  November Stand Up Week (LGBTQIA+ awareness week)
Wednesday 15 November GCC Culture Day
Wednesday 15 November Information Seminar on LCA & TY for parents of 3rd Years 7.30pm
Wednesday 22 November 6th  Year PPT Meeting 4:15pm – 6:45pm
Thursday 30 November GCC Staff Meeting 4:00pm – 5.50pm

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)