Dear GCC Parents, Guardians & Students,

GCC End of Term Message

We would like to wish all our 6th Year students the best in their Leaving Certificate Oral Examinations which start tomorrow Saturday 23 March and continue until next Thursday 28 March. We want to thank all our students and parents for their support during this busy term and we encourage you to use the Easter holidays to fully recharge and return feeling refreshed for the exciting term ahead.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all our wonderful GCC staff for their work and dedication during this action-packed term. Our school is a continuous hive of activity, creativity and is always buzzing with energy. The development of such a positive learning environment for students demands high levels of commitment from staff, therefore, we wish them a well-deserved break over the next two weeks.

We wish all in our school community a restful and joyful Easter break!

GCC School Newspaper 1st Edition March 2024

Please click on the link below to view our first edition of our GCC school newspaper ‘Inside the Locker’ which has been produced by some of our students as part of our GCC Well-Read Initiative, A hardcopy was presented to all 1st Year students this morning. We thank the members of our Wellread team for their continued promotion of reading in the school which ensures students are comfortable accessing the curriculum across all subjects.

GCC School Newspaper Inside the Locker March 24

GCC Parents Council Meeting Tuesday 19 March 2024 

GCC Student Development Fund

At our GCC Parents Council meeting last Tuesday, it was agreed to maintain the annual parent contribution to our GCC Student Development Fund at €300 for the 2024/2025 school year. The alleviation of school fees for families of one or more children in the school will also continue. We would like to thank parents for your continued support of the Student Development Fund which allows us to maintain many of the supports we provide annually to our students. These include payments for:

  • School Buses
  • Junior & Leaving Certificate Pre-Examinations
  • Transition Year Activities
  • Student Insurance
  • School Counselling
  • Wellbeing Activities
  • Health and Safety Work
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Servicing of Equipment
  • Staff CPD
  • ICT Maintenance and Upgrades
  • Building Repairs
  • Contract Cleaning
  • Print Management
  • Upgrading of School Facilities

Once again this Summer we have work planned to develop a GCC Reflection Room/Library, painting of staff and student bathrooms across the entire school and upgrading of our B Block Art Room and PE Office area. This work would not be possible without the consistent support and contributions of parents to the school. As always we will continue to support parents and families that may have difficulty in paying this money. For the 24/25 school year, we will set up the payment facility on Way2Pay in May/June.

Email Communication with Teachers 

At our GCC Parents Council Meeting last Tuesday we asked that parents looking to contact teachers, would do so through the school office. We highlighted in particular scenarios where parents attempt to email teachers directly by assuming their email is their name followed by the domain.

Parents are asked to note that the domain is used across the entire Cork ETB (CETB) organisation. Given that there may be multiple teachers with the same name across the CETB, it is imperative that staff are contacted through the school office to reduce the risk of sensitive information being shared with the wrong recipient. Please email the school office [] in the first instance and your email will be forwarded to the correct recipient by our office staff. We appreciate the support of parents in this matter.

Activities of the week Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April 2024 

Please click here to view the planned school activities for the week Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April 2024.

Review of the Week Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2024

Please click here to see the review of the activities that took place from Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2024.

GCC Fire Drill

Parents are asked to note that the school held its second fire drill of the school year yesterday, Thursday 21 March. Thank you to all our staff and students for their support in ensuring the efficient running of our fire drill.

1st Year Library Membership

As part of our Reading Initiative GCC has launched a 1st year Library Membership Drive. Please click on the following link for further details:

1st Year Library Membership – Glanmire Community College (

Senior Cycle Redevelopment Information Note

Please click here to view information on Senior Cycle Redevelopment.

Senior Cycle Redevelopment Information Note March

GCC Upcoming Calendar Events 

Date   Event   Time  
Friday 22 March Easter Holidays Mon 25 Mar – Fri 5 Apr
Monday 8 April School reopens
Thursday 11 April Staff Meeting 4:00pm-5:50pm

We hope you enjoy the Easter holidays.
GCC Senior Management
Ronan McCarthy (Principal), Caroline Byrne (Deputy Principal), Seamus Kennefick (Deputy Principal), Sean McGrath (Deputy Principal)